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21
May

5 awesome free Joomla 2.5 shopping cart extensions - Pick one, sellers!

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5 excellent shopping cart extensions for Joomla webshops

Apparently, the more the Internet develops, the more new online shops are launched. I'm nearly a shopaholic and I like buying goods online for the convenience. But there are too many web shops, with the result that not all of those impress and attract customers like me. So what connects sellers with buyers effectively? The shopping cart is the answer.

If you are a seller using Joomla, you will absolutely need a good shopping cart extension for your Joomla business website. You might wonder where you could find it. To help you, I have already made a list of 5 excellent well-known shopping cart extensions on Joomla Extensions Directory (JED). I also installed and tested all on my local host to make sure they run well. What else? All of them are free and ready for Joomla 2.5.

Let's find out what these shopping cart extensions are.

Criteria

I made a wish-list for choosing a suitable shopping cart extension below:

  • Easy to use: I can install it quickly and simply; also it has a dashboard for easily managing and configuring.
  • Rich features: Some are necessary for shoppers such as discounts, coupons, media integration for each product.
  • Multi-language and multi-currency support: Maybe I will have many customers from various countries, so this makes purchasing easier.
  • Many payment methods: My customers may feel happier if there are a lot options for payment
  • Available documentation: It can help me to use, set up, and configure in the right way, and quickly.
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09
May

Free Joomla 2.5 extensions to connect to social media

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Not only for businesses but also for individuals, it's essential to show your social activities to visitors. You have written many helpful articles, and they're worth sharing. Integrating your Joomla site with social media channels will help you drive more traffic to your site and advertise your articles better. I've tested many Joomla 2.5 extensions and in this article, I am going to tell you about some of the best free social extensions that you need. Firstly, you should have a look at several types of extensions I will mention today, categorized by functionality:

  1. Display your channels
  2. Add comments
  3. Bookmark and share
  4. Display social profiles
  5. Login using a social network's account

Display your channel

Stalker

When I build my social media channels, the first thing I do is show them on my website for people to notice. It's really difficult for me to go to each channel and grab the integration code. I need one extension that allows me to show all my channels easily. Stalker is a great Joomla social extension for that need. The main reason I chose this Joomla 2.5 extension because I can show up to 52 social media channels to my visitors: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, just by entering my user ID for each channel. I can also add more networks or customize my icons to fit my template. Moreover, Stalker can display icons anywhere on the site: in a module position, directly in an article or even in a Community Builder profile.

Joomla 2.5 social extension | Stalker

Stalker module on the site

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27
Mar

Add the Facebook like box : How to do with a Joomla website

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Facebook is now so popular, most people have their own account. And when you visit many pages, you can see Facebook like box where they invite you to follow them. You also can see how many people liked them. Do you want to add fan box code on your page? Just follow our guidelines, and you can do it not only on Joomla website 1.5! but also on 2.5!. There are 2 parts:

  • Part 1 is for people who only have a Facebook account; you need to create your own fan page.
  • Part 2 is for people who already have a fan page. You can start to add fan box code right now.

Create a Facebook Fan page

  1. Just login your account and Create a page (You can find in the footer of your page)

How to integrate the Facebook module - Create a page

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20
Mar

Joomla SEO: Ten FAQs for newbies

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The first time I researched Joomla SEO, I had many questions in my mind. And I saw that not only Joomla newbies but also webmasters had the same troubles as me. So I think it's a good idea to make the list of Joomla FAQs related to SEO. It will help you save a lot of time when doing SEO for a Joomla website. And here are ten of the most common FAQs.

Joomla SEO: Ten FAQs for Joomla newbies

1. Has Joomla already got built-in SEO? What can I do with the SEO functionality?

Yes, Joomla already has some SEO functions:

  • SEO settings tab in Global Configuration.
  • SEO features in menu item: Page Display options tab and Metadata options tab
  • Metadata Options in Article Manager

When newbies first install Joomla, the URL rewrite function is disabled. You must enable it by renaming the file htaccess.txt to .htaccess.

With Joomla version 1.5, SEO functionality is simple. You just control the Meta tags of the website or articles, and re-write the URL. With the menu manager, you can't set Meta tags; the Page Heading is not displayed as an H1 tag. But from version 1.7/2.5, there are four more functions: setting aliases for article titles, include site name in page titles, Metadata options for Menu item and displaying the page heading as an H1 heading (visible to search engine).

Default Joomla SEO settings

Default SEO setting in Global Configuration

Joomla SEO function: Page heading in H1 tag

Insert H1 tag in Joomla 2.5

When you include site name in page titles you can choose the position to place your site name: after or before page titles. What is the difference? With large brands, they often put the site name before a page title to increase Click-Through Rate (CTR). But for lesser known brands or news websites , it's better to put the site name after a page title for maximum SEO value.

For further functionality, you should use Joomla SEO extensions. We've collected all the most useful tools in the article: "Excellent SEO plug-in for Joomla website".

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05
Mar

Joomla in the plain numbers

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Joomla is one of the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in the world. It is well known for a free open source, a lot of Joomla templates, Joomla extensions and a friendly community. The name 'Joomla' is derived from the Swahili word 'Jumla', which means 'all together'.

Joomla has been developing continuously in 7 years. There are a lot of changes when compared to the first version. With the infographic below, you can see how it is developing, how attractive Joomla is and more.

Here you can download the infographic in original size

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Edited by 10 march 2012

Spanish

Thanks to Hector from www.joomlabarcelona.es for translation the infographic file to Spanish.

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