Easiest Applications That Will Make Your Website Sing – Joomla Extension

Easiest Applications That Will Make Your Website Sing – Joomla Extension

Joomla does a superb job in managing the content of your web site. However, the true strength of Joomla lies in the Joomla extension. It is the application structure that allows the developers all around the world to conceive add-ons. The add-ons or the extensions are used to add those capabilities to Joomla that are not present in the basic code of the web site.

There is a variety of Joomla extensions available on the internet today. Some of them are for document management, Image and multimedia galleries, calendars and e-mail news letters. There is a Joomla extension that can be used as dynamic form builders and for paid subscription services. E-commerce and shopping cart solutions, and e-learning are yet other powerful Joomla extensions. The list is endless and each day sees a new invention.

Joomla extension can be used as an e-learning solution. Once you start using it, you will find that it is easy to get tangible results with distance learning courses. The application brings about numerous sophisticated e-learning solutions. It brings many features that allow you to include several e-learning procedures and techniques. It allows you to develop materials and tutorials while using the internet sources.

People who use Joomla extension are the ones who have corporate websites or portals, small business websites, school and church websites, magazines and newspapers and government offices. People dealing with online commerce, non-profit organizations, personal or family web pages and corporate intranets are also using Joomla extension. Basically there are five types of Joomla extensions: Joomla component, Joomla module, Joomla template, Joomla plugins and Joomla languages. 

There are various types of Joomla templates. Author Joomla template is a unique template that is designed to improve content by offering a consistent format and style. This template was designed keeping in mind the fact that your overall design of the page creates a kind of integrity to the subject and should be presented in a way that is easily interpreted and appeals to the audience. One column and two column type of Author templates are the most common.

Another Joomla template is the dynamic template. Its technology allows you to revise text and also change pictures within the web site. The Dynamic templates are best suited to the web site owners who are tight on budget and time. The template gives fast results and it is easy to use. The Joomla template called the Office Business template is another easy to use business template which helps you in reducing the quantity of time that you spend on regular administrative tasks. This template can help you in trailing your company’s financial operations.

A powerful Joomla template is the Business Plan template. It helps you in writing an effective business plan which happens to be the key to your success. The serious investors want serious business plans. You can provide them with one by using this template which is created by the elite professionals in the world. The business plan template allows the business owners to save both time and money.

Joomla is a force to reckon in the contemporary world that is ruled by internet. Use it to maximize your potential.

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DarkPress: free theme for BuddyPress

DarkPress is a theme that is going to become a classic in the Buddy Press themes history. Black and blue atmosphere, professional looking, it can be suitable for communities that talks about music, software, videogames, sci-fi, media, and a lot of other things. Customizing it with your logo and/or header image is really easy, and i’ve included a full installation guide text in the download. Download here: www.buddydress.com
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Right Way to Install Drupal Modules

Right Way to Install Drupal Modules

It’s quite common that you want to add a new Drupal module to your site. And Drupal has made this process very easily. But due to lack of the knowledge of Drupal folder structures, the module is installed in the wrong way, which increase the future maintenance cost of your site. In below, we will talk about how to install drupal module properly.

Download Drupal Module Source Code

In order to install a module, you will need to download the source code, and unzip it. The best place to find the 3rd party module is in Drupal official site: http://drupal.org/project/Modules, there are huge list of free and useful modules you can use to setup a powerful web site.

Upload Drupal Module Source code to Proper Directory

Then, we come to the most important step – unload the code to the correct directory. What the “correct directory” here means? Drupal can recognize the new module if you upload the source code to one of the below directories:

{Drupal}/modules/ {Drupal}/sites/all/modules {Drupal}/sites/{site}/modules

And each of above directory has its own purpose.

As a best practice in using open source project, it would be good to keep all the customized code to one place and don’t touch all the core code the open source projects have developed. This will greatly reduce your maintenance cost when upgrading your code to next version. For Drupal, the centralized directory for customized code is {Drupal}/sites.

For directory {Drupal}/modules/, this is the place to place the Drupal core file, even you can install your module there, we would like recommend you not to do it.

And for {Durpal}/sites/, if you want this module can be used by all the sites you host in your Drupal instance, it would be good to place the module source code to {Drupal}/sites/all/modules. And the module installed in {Drupal}/sites/{site}/modules will be only available in the specific site.

Active Drupal Module

You can go Administrator->Site Building->Modules, check the the module you just install and save the configuration to active it.

Now, you should be able to use the new module now.

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Blogging Wars – WordPress Vs Blogger Part 1

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Blogging Wars – WordPress Vs Blogger Part 1

There’s a war going on in the blogosphere, and it has nothing to do with bloggers dissing each other on their respective websites. The war is about control of the blogosphere by several great, many good, and tons of terrible blogging platforms. The average newbie now has “too many” options to choose from, and the battle for blogging supremacy is hotter than ever.

At my website and blogs, I’m always asked the question “Is WordPress better than Blogger?”. The answer, of course, is “Yes”. But to really understand why, it’s important to look at both blogging platforms side-by-side and see which one you really need.

You also need to understand that there are different versions of WordPress, the earliest now termed as “WordPress” at WordPress.org, and the hosted version similar to Blogger now termed “WordPress.com” which is of course available WordPress.com. Only the latter comes with free hosting on a sub-domain account. We’ll discuss this in Part 2.

For Part 1 of this article, we look only at the self-hosted version of WordPress. Here’s the comparison scale:

1) Ease of Set-up And Use

Yes, it’s much easier to set-up a blog with Blogspot.com and get your own Bloggger account. You can be done in 10 minutes flat. Once you’re set-up you can start posting immediately. If you want to add a designer’s touch to your blog, there are also tons of blogger templates available for free.

Installing WordPress however can be a major headache if you don’t know what you’re doing. Since you’re going to host it on your own account, you’ll need to download the installation files, upload them to your server, set-up a database, and run the configuration script.

However, if you know which hosting account to get, you can choose one with Cpanel included. With Cpanel, you can do a one-click installation, upgrade and removal of your WordPress platform.

2) Customization & Advanced Use

Blogger doesn’t allow categories. You can’t sort your articles into different focuses, unless you know how to hack the platform. With WordPress, not only can you add categories, you can also display each category differently on your main page. In fact with the correct plugins you can even turn your WordPress into a magazine-like portal.

Publishing with Blogger can extremely furstrating. It can take forever to post articles, especially if you’re making changes to the entire website. With WordPress, publishing is much faster, although if you load your system with all kinds of bells and whistles it can be just as frustrating.

With a Blogger account, you can get additional features like “Shout Boxes” that improve interaction on your site. You can also get pretty themes and nifty little tools that you can add to the core template files. However, that’s as far as you can go with Blogger.

With WordPress however, the sky is the limit. As cliche as that may sound, not only can you get themes, additional “plugins” and advanced tools, you can also extend WordPress to far beyond just a blogging platform.

The talk today is about using WordPress as a complete, user-friendly Content Management System or CMS. Unlike complicated predecessors like PHPPostNuke, B2, Mambo or even Joomla, WordPress is user friendly. Plus, the availability of source codes in this open-source system coupled with a strong community makes it possible to use WordPress as an article management system, classifieds system, direct-selling site and even a paid membership site.

4) Copyrights and Ownership of Content

I started with Blogger and I won’t say that it’s bad. But after a while I started to get frustrated with Blogger, and here’s why: Google Owns Your Content

Google has the authority to shut down your account without warning if they don’t like what you’re blogging about. You don’t have absolute control over your own blog. With WordPress, you own the domain name and the blog is hosted on your own account. You have full control over your content.

With the self-hosted version of WordPress (not WordPress.com), you’re free to write about anything you want, and use the software in any way you want. Yes, Blogger allows you to publish to your own domain, but they still own the database that holds your content! Don’t forget that!

5) Search Engine Optimization and Traffic

There’s this propaganda that since Google owns Blogger, they tend to favor Blogger accounts. I won’t say that this is illogical, but from my experience, there’s no such favoritism.

I’ve heard as many stories of getting indexed fast and ranking high in search engines from both WordPress and Blogger users. As long as the content is good, the spiders will come.

When you post in Blogger, you can only “ping” a limited amount of sites, whereas with WordPress on your own domain you can ping as many blog directories as you want, and start getting more traffic.

As a conclusion, I would say that WordPress is only slightly ahead in terms of optimization for search engines, and building large amounts of traffic.

6) Money-Making Potential

There’s no doubt that it’s easier to get started with Google Adsense if you have a Blogger account. In fact you can now apply for Adsense from within a Blogger account. Not entirely surprising considering the fact that both are owned by the same company.

With WordPress, it can get tricky. The default installation is not enough. You’ll need a couple of plugins and even a better theme to really maximize the Adsense potential. However, this seems to be getting easier and there’s even “Adsense revenue sharing” plugins around that allow you to share ad revenue with other contributors and writers for your blog.

When you start using WordPress to build your Adsense websites, you’ll soon discover what I mean. It’s something you need to experience for yourself. I can tell you one thing though – when you go WordPress, you don’t go back.

Gobala Krishnan is the author of the best-selling beginner’s guide to using WordPress as niche Adsense websites. You can download two free chapters of his book at http://www.WordpressAdsenseSystem.com

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What Makes a Premium WordPress Theme Premium?

What Makes a Premium WordPress Theme Premium?

WordPress has become a hugely popular open source blogging and publishing platform. The abundance of free themes and plugins as well as its ease-of-use have contributed to the attraction and popularity for using WordPress. While there are some great free themes for WordPress, many only offer basic functionality and simplistic designs.

Since late 2007 however an increasing number of WordPress theme developers have been offering premium WordPress themes – themes which are offered for a fixed price. These premium WordPress themes are usually sold for between to 0. Originally only a small number of talented and well-known WordPress theme designers created paid premium WordPress themes which were well designed, highly functional, top-quality themes that transformed a WordPress installation from a simple blog into a powerful content management system. However as the premium WordPress theme business concept spread, more and more WordPress theme designers have hopped on the bandwagon trying to cash on the new trend filling up their portfolio with premium (paid) wordpress themes.

However with greater variety and numbers of paid premium WordPress themes also comes varying levels of quality. So what specifically makes a premium WordPress theme premium? Some characteristics that should set a premium wordpress theme apart from a free theme are listed below:

Quality and Unique Design
Premium WordPress themes should be just that – Premium. They should look better and be of a much higher quality and unique design than compared to those available for free.

Features
While all themes are different, in general premium WordPress themes should have more “Features” than their free counterparts. What that means depends on the theme in question. However some features may include: “Featured Posts” areas, Multiple layout options for the home page, drop down menus, multiple customs templates for pages, custom field options, print style sheets etc.

Customization Options and Fexibility
People want options, so Premium WordPress themes should be customisable. Buying a premium theme will set you apart from the crowd significantly, but since other people will still be using the same theme, premium themes should be able to be easily customized further, whether it be for the layout, colours, images, or all of the above.

Live Preview or Demo
There should be a live demo or preview of the theme so you can test it and check it out before buying. If there is no live preview or demo that should be a warning sign. You should ask why don’t they want you to test the theme first? All reputable premium theme sellers will have a live demo full of content for you to test. Explore the live demo thoroughly, testing all pages to see that the theme works properly and there are no errors or mistakes.

Full Support
If you’re buying a premium WordPress theme it should also come with a certain degree of support from the designer. The level of support can vary however and will range from personalised individual support from the designer, to the provision of forums or blog comment sections for asking questions and obtaining support from the designer and other people who have purchased the theme.

Supporting Documentation
Premium WordPress themes should come with an instruction manual or document. This should explain how to upload and install the theme and how to manage any of the options that are built into the theme.

Free Updates
WordPress is continually being updated and improved and a premium WordPress theme developer should be offering you free updates of the theme when required.

Well Coded and Error Free
There should be no coding errors, misspellings, X images, etc in a premium WordPress theme. The theme has cross browser compatible and been tested to work properly on all the major browsers, plus the theme should have clean and valid code and adhere to strict XHTML and CSS standards.

A comprehensive showcase of premium WordPress themes can be found at Premium WordPress

The Support of Drupal Web Design Experts

The Support of Drupal Web Design Experts

Drupal web design is the first choice of many for a number of reasons. The Drupal content management system offers an ever-expanding, free, buildable, customizable, and constantly updated high-quality framework for websites and web applications. But the very things that make Drupal design a premium choice are the same things that can sometimes be its downfall for less experienced website owners and designers. Nevertheless, it is easy to access the support of Drupal web design experts and enjoy the many benefits a Drupal website has to offer.

The Potential For Problems With Drupal

Like all software programs, Drupal core software and Drupal modules are subject to some bugs and non-compatibility issues, as well as other issues that face any software program. Often, because of the many expert minds behind Drupal programs, these problems are minimal, but they are there. Add to that that not all Drupal users are experienced with programming and design, and the need for support from Drupal specialists becomes a common need. However, getting the help you need from a Drupal specialist through the organization when you need it is not always easy.

The Drupal CMS was and is developed by the people who use it. That means that there is a never-ending supply of Drupal web design experts using and modifying the program. The best of those modifications are added to the core or offered as add-on Drupal modules. All of the people who build Drupal do so as volunteers—often to fulfill their own needs, then passing the goods on and giving back to the larger community.

What this means practically is that Drupal is not like a fee-based software framework. There is no paid Drupal support team working round the clock to answer questions or offer technical support. Instead, the community relies on the continued generosity of its supporters. This is often done through the Drupal Forum or through other private blogs and information-sharing resources on the web.

While the Drupal community and support network is certainly an impressive thing, it is not always convenient. When a site owner using Drupal web design needs help, there is no option for just picking up the phone or accessing online support. That means that it could take days to get the answer or assistance you need.

The Solution: The Drupal Specialist

Understanding the need for technical assistance, and still understanding the draw of the unparalleled functionality that brings website administrators to choose the Drupal CMS, a number of Drupal web design experts have incorporated Drupal web hosting, Drupal web design, and Drupal support services into their hosting and design businesses. A Drupal specialist, offering his or her services through a fee-based Drupal web hosting and/or Drupal web design business, will offer that much needed easy-access information and technical support that the free program lacks.

A lack of technical expertise should not stand in the way of creating a great and high-functioning website with one of the most popular free web design management systems on the web. With the additional help offered by Drupal web design and Drupal web hosting services, anyone can enjoy the many benefits of this endlessly unlimited web content management system.

Author bio:-This article was written by Steve Morris. Mr. Morris runs New Media, a drupal web design Company located in downtown Denver, Colorado (http://www.NewMediaDenver.com). Newmediadenver offers Web design denver, drupal web development , Web development, Internet marketing.