Management

With the release of Joomla 3.3 we will see a new system requirement for the installation and upgrade or pre-existing website in the Joomla 3.x series.

To be able to update to 3.3 your server must meet the minimum requirements of PHP 5.3.10 to allow for the required higher level of password encryption that is being integrated into Joomla.

This means there are a few checks that you have to perform before doing the update!

Proposal writing with Quote Roller

A little while back I was talking to some other business owners about how the go about pitching and putting in proposals for work and it was interesting to see how much time other agencies and freelancers were putting in to get proposals done for jobs.

When you’re quoting for $100,000 USD jobs then I suggest that you do spend a large amount of time and investment into the proposal but for smaller jobs and jobs that are repeated and very similar, it may be better to work on templates or generic proposal responses that can be customised for the client.

This is one thing that we took up last year at PB Web Development and it really change how we quoted for work on smaller projects.

As I am the one that does all of the proposals and quotes for the agency, I know exactly how much time I spend when putting them together. Anything I could do to help save time and stop repeating myself over and over again would be beneficial.

Podcasting with Joomla

There is a lot of documentation of there about how to start a podcast using platforms like Wordpress. It is by far the most commonly used platform for it but as I am personally a HUGE Joomla fan and the podcast is all about Joomla, I couldn't be seen using WordPress for a Joomla based podcast.

This article will go through the step by step process on how you can set up a podcast on your Joomla website quickly and easily with a lot more flexibility than you would out of the box compared to a WordPress site.

I'll be explaining the differences on how a podcast can differ on the two platforms and why you may use one over the other.

This article is also going to assume that you've already recorded your podcast and edited the audio. If you have not reached that stage yet please check out these websites to help you get started with the recording your first podcast episode.

These three podcasts are all about podcasting. How you can record, publish and promote your podcast!

This article is also going to assume that your recording an audio podcast and not a video podcast as a video podcast again is a different method.

Mockup wireframe design with Balsamiq

There are a number of ways to plan a website, everyone will have their own way, but here are a few tips to get you started. Taking inspiration from the processes we use here, and also others who have shared their tips online.

It is also important to note that everyone works differently too and the these ideas and concepts of planning a website project should be adapted to work best for you and your business.

There are many reasons why you should be upgrading your website from Joomla 1.5 and leaving the old Joomla behind. We're finding that more and more clients that we are working with need to now move away from the old legacy CMS and upgrade to the more current version.

This article goes through a few reasons why you should be upgrading to the latest version of Joomla with some pointers that you can tell you clients to help persuade them to upgrade their websites.

Here are my top 5 reasons to migrate and upgrade from Joomla 1.5.

MyJoomla Audit Screen

Recently I've been working on more and more hacked Joomla websites. Mainly Joomla 1.5 websites that are on old servers that haven't been maintained and looked after.

Using a tool such as MyJoomla has made the auditing process for clean up these sites so much easier but there are some limitations in removing and modifying malicious files that may be found on the site and server.

This example that I was working on came up with over 255 files that all had similar file name pattern.

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