Joomla! Extensions Directory

20 March 2015

Web Design as introduction to UX

Written by Valentín García

Web Design as introduction to UX

There is a big misunderstanding about what really is web design. We may think is how cute or colorful a site can be, how many cool pictures can display, and even worst: how much content can a single page allow. I must confess I used to be one of those people who thought that was the point of design; imagine a lot of media elements and text everywhere. No control, just a site crowded of anything.

13 March 2015

Create a website in 3 steps

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

Create a website in 3 steps

Create a website can be fun and easy when you are using the right tools. If your goal is to build a very basic website and take your first steps into Joomla, this tutorial is for you.

Continue reading to learn how to create a website in 3 steps.

 

06 March 2015

6 reasons why Joomla! is the best CMS

Written by Valentín García, Posted in General

6 reasons why Joomla! is the best CMS

Open source is a development model about sharing and innovation. Joomla is based on that philosophy; that’s one of the reasons of its success.

In this post you will discover 6 reasons that answer why Joomla is the best software to build websites.

 

27 February 2015

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

Frontend module editing in Joomla 3.4

Stop complaining with "I want to edit a module but I can’t find it in the backend!"; the new Joomla 3.4 includes better user experience (UX); now is easier edit modules directly in the frontend in the same way you do with articles.

In this post we will show you how to use this new feature.

13 February 2015

The right way to fix your website

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

The right way to fix your website

Once in a while you will face problems with your website such as blank pages, broken forms, PHP errors, etc. Which is a situation that may make you panic at the beginning; in most cases the solution is easier than you think.

In this post you will learn how to troubleshoot some of the common problems.

10 February 2015

Joomla 2.5 Support Ending

Written by Matthew Baylor, Posted in Announcements

Joomla 2.5 Support Ending

Joomla 2.5 hit it's end-of-life (EOL) December 31, 2014. Starting in June the JED will begin phasing out 2.5 extensions.

06 February 2015

Don't install too many extensions!

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Don't install too many extensions!

Joomla super users can feel comfortable installing third party extensions to include new capabilities in a project. In most cases those addons are zero price and a fast way to do the job. The process can be fun, but hey! don’t run too fast adding one extension after another just because.

In this post I will share some thoughts about having a high number of extensions and how this can mess up your site.

30 January 2015

Template overrides for third party extensions

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Advanced, How-to's

Template overrides for third party extensions

Overrides makes possible change the design of a frontend extension by adding customizations inside the template files. Thanks to Joomla 3 this process is easier.

In this tutorial you will learn how to create overrides for core and third party extensions.

23 January 2015

3 ways to install Joomla extensions

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

3 ways to install Joomla extensions

Joomla is a powerful CMS that include tons of features. These resources are enough to cover the requirements of a basic website; to add features like galleries, custom forms, slideshows or ecommerce you need to install third party extensions.

15 January 2015

The Joomla Extensions Directory Newsletter is Coming

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Announcements

The Joomla Extensions Directory Newsletter is Coming

The Joomla Extensions Directory is pleased to announce the addition of a monthly newsletter. This feature will be helpful to notify to the Joomlers about changes in the site such as new features, announcements, blog posts, how-to's and more.

15 January 2015

15 New Team Member Additions

Written by Matthew Baylor, Posted in Announcements

15 New Team Member Additions

With the launch of the new Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) we have re-organized the team and created a number of new roles to streamline workflow. In late December we put out a call for volunteers and received 51 applications.

09 January 2015

Attract more visitors to your Joomla website with social interaction

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Adding Social Interaction

Integrating social networks can increase the SEO statistics of your website, this potentially results in more visitors who access Twitter and Facebook every day from mobile to desktop devices that may have interest in what you offer.