joomla logoClick the image above to open the Joomla!® website in a new tab.If you own a Joomla!® website, you can benefit from following our blog. We give you information that will be useful to you in operating your site. We address security, search engine optimization, Joomla!® extensions, hosting, domain names, and many other topics of interest.

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fabrik logo thOne of the coolest things about Joomla!® is that you can use it to host applications. The apps you can build with Fabrik, a Joomla!® component, are limited only by your imagination. It can be a simple form to collect and tabulate data from site visitors to the ability to schedule appointments, reserve resources, tell stories, etc. In short, any data-driven application can be built using Fabrik on your Joomla!® website.

We're sheltering-in-place per the instructions of Ohio's Governor, like many of you. We are perhaps a little more fortunate than many, because we can still make a living working from home. The phone has been pretty quiet for us, but the spammers and hackers have not taken any time off during the pandemic. We still see evidence of hundreds of hacking attempts per day on the Joomla!® websites we host and manage. We see a significant increase in the amount of bandwidth our server is processing daily, so having the public in quarantine means we are all spending more time at the computer, and the smart phone.

gantry logo thOne type of Joomla!® extension is the template. There are at least two kinds of them, website templates and administrator templates. Here we will focus on website templates. Several templates are included with the Joomla!® installation archives and there are extensive tutorials available in the documentation and from other web-based sources. The included templates are well designed and studying them will provide the new user with valuable insights into template design and customization.

jce logo thCreating and editing content for Joomla!® need not be much different than using a word processor. If you give authors and editors a familiar tool, their productivity will be greatly improved.

jch logo thWe have all been to websites which are painfully slow to load, and this can be due to many factors, but most can be dramatically improved through the use of JCH Optimize.