Passwords and SSL

May 05, 2017 |
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If you haven't been building your websites incorporating an SSL certificate then there's another reason why you should. Google Chrome, version 56 onwards, which I think was January 2017 is marking websites that have a login with password component as 'Not Secure' unless the credentials are passed using HTTPS. That's a big downside in terms of visitors and search engine rankings.

Free Joomla Template Forte

February 16, 2017 |
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Every now and then you get to work building a site using a template requested by a customer and you think "Wow!, what a great template." How much sweeter when you come across a free template that just shrieks "Quality".

I've just been changing my reseller account to another host and discovered that Perfect Dashboard was now failing in initiating backups and updates. Talking with the support at Perfect Dashboard and they suggested it was likely that Perfect Dashboard was being blocked by Apache's mod_security.

Website not mobile friendly

September 21, 2016 |
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The real title of this post should be "Google, Arse, Elbow". I'm working on a site for a client and it's starting to appear in the Google index. However, imagine my shock when Google tells me that my site isn't mobile friendly. Google pops a message that's only seen by you in the search results and, apparently applies an SEO penalty.

Securing Joomla Administrator

September 21, 2016 |
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You should always have something in place to try and protect your Joomla setup from brute force attacks. These attacks are where a script or cracked website continually tries to login either through the front or the admin area of your site.

Backing up your Joomla website

September 20, 2016 |
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Let's start with the elephant in the room. Do you back up your Joomla website?

There, that's got everything out in the open. Now to take the opportunity to get the message home.

Framework or no framework?

September 20, 2016 |
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If you work with Joomla putting together sites for customers then you will have come across Joomla template frameworks. These frameworks are skeleton outlines that provide a way for the theme developers to create their masterpieces, and also for end users to hang their styling and content on.