Integrating social networking with joomla

February 16th, 2011 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »

Integrating social networking with joomla

Integrating social networking with joomla

Joomla is the best web based content management system available on the internet. The core components are mainly based on PHP and database management on MySql. It supports a wide variety of plug-ins both free and commercial. There is also a good community support associated with the joomla package. The features include news flashes, blogs, polls, page cashing, search, RSS feeds etc. Social networking sites with joomla are quite easy with the right application. Some are described below.

Ninoholic

It is a community builder for social networking component in joomla. It is user friendly for building and maintaining online communities. It has 4 different login/registration processes. The administrators can get specific information details from the users without their authorization. There are many modules and packages. Custom photo, video, ads sharing etc are available. Members are also able to send private messages, edit photos, edit profile etc.

JomSocial

It is yet another social network site creator and maybe the best around. Its structure is very modular consisting of Jomcomment, MyBlog, JomSocial network and NiceTalk. It has many in-built features like customised profiles, manage and join groups, communicate with friends via private messages, share and upload photos and videos, integrate 3rd party components with the robust API. The interface to photos and videos and the site as a whole is awesome and there is also an opportunity for showcasing the recent events. It is very secure and can be easily integrated with sites like Facebook. There is also an event management system along with an activity stream. The open APIs allow the developers to create a myriad of plug-in to extend the functionalities further. The thousands of customisation is possible because of its core platform – joomla.

Integrating social networking with joomla

GroupJive

it became dormant for some time but has again been unleashed with a greater potential. It has some key features. It allows its users to moderate and form their own groups which are integrated into the very networking site. It is a very important tool for the web designers. It is also free and open to use by anyone. It provides various templates for the creation of the websites.

Integrating social networking with joomla

Community builder

it is an alternative to the popular joomla based networking site plug-in. It also has numerous features. Extended registration form is used to gather more information about a person before their registration. Additional user fields are provided to group community members based on certain parameters. Moderators can be created in communities to ease the work of an owner. The members have access to high level of customisations in their profiles. Language and CSS customisations are also available. The websites created with community builder are extremely stable and can be used where the traffic is very large.

Integrating social networking with joomla

Integration of social networking is easy in joomla. Web developers should give it a try!!

Various media extensions are also available to extend the site developed on joomla. It is very flexible along with the millions of customisations it is very good for both the beginner as well as the advanced users.

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Joomla Geo-Tagging Extensions

February 16th, 2011 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »

Joomla Geo-Tagging Extensions

joomla Geotagging Extensions

Content Management System (CMS) is the web application software which is used to keep track of the various contents running or stored in a website. The different contents it can work upon can vary from text documents, videos, music files or pictures.

Joomla is a CMS which is required to build applications in a website. Some of its features

Its free and an open source system.

Its web script is written in PHP and stores all its data in MySQL.

It is very easy to use and very flexible which makes it one of the most important CMS to be ever made.

It doesn’t require a person to know its technical issues, and can still use this.

It has got a list of extensions and modules that can manage all the applications on its own.

Geo-Tagging Extensions

Geo-tagging is the method to add geographical data associated to identification of locations in different mediums like pictures or videos. The data can be anything from geographical co-ordinates to detailed information on the specific location.

Joomla uses a wide range of geo-tagging modules. Some of them are

Geomla

joomla Geotagging Extensions

It is a free module that can be integrated into Joomla.

It is a powerful geo-tagging and targeting tool.

It can detect the IP address of a visitor in a particular website, and change the content of the website to that particular location automatically.

This can help to change the details in a site dynamically like the local stores available, or currency or additional features available to a place.

It has been built specially to allow many more features than any other geo-tagging modules that were used earlier.

Currently it can geo-tag different modules, various contents and sections.

Geo content

joomla Geotagging Extensions

It is a module that integrates Google Maps into a website.

It is a free module but only available in the commercial bundle pack of Joomla plug-ins.

It allows tagging on Google Maps and the modules are grouped into different layers.

It displays the overview maps with a set of lines or points or polygon where all of them can be represented simultaneously.

It is integrated with advanced control options, so than an expert in web designing can take control of the advanced features that it offers.

It is fully configurable and customizable.

Content-map

joomla Geotagging Extensions

It is another widely used geo-tagging plug-in available in Joomla.

It embeds Google Map in a website and allows geo-tagging different places and landmarks in it.

It allows content marker on a place in the maps, and can also manage multiple tags on the same map simultaneously.

It allows using the embedded map as a link to visit all the web pages associated with the tagged locations.

It allows Google Street View and Google Terrain Maps as its advanced options.

It’s very easy to install and use.

Geocode Factory

joomla Geotagging Extensions

It allows adding geocode tags and details in Google Maps.

Allows multiple markers to be on the same map.

Allows styles texts to be added on the map, and hence modifies the user profiles accordingly.

It can integrate unlimited number of Google Maps, each with their own set of controls to zoom and locate.

It also allows detailed profile fields such as a profile picture and can store other detailed information.

Automatic updating and manipulation of profiles.

Store Locator

joomla Geotagging Extensions

It tags the stores, and allows people to see them on map.

This is an efficient module that can easily locate the dealers, stores, and ATM and customer locations on the map.

It allows unlimited store tags to be shown on the same map.

It can automatically calculate the distance between two stores on the map.

Automatic tagging of previously marked locations and display of location details like position co-ordinates.

Open source, and easy to use.

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Best e-commerce applications on Joomla

January 24th, 2011 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Best e-commerce applications on joomla

Joomla is an open source content management system. It is developed for publishing various contents on the intranet and World Wide Web. It also includes MVC (model view controller) framework. The core software was created in PHP and databases are maintained in MySQL. This feature rich software includes RSS feeds, news flashes, polls, blogs, search, page cashing, printer friendly view of pages, language support and many more. Over 5000 plug-ins including free and commercial ones are available.

The numerous core features and plug-ins provide an excellent platform for developing ecommerce applications. A good support from the communities and forums available online is also available. The most important are as follows

jStore & jMarket

It is a good application based on joomla. It boasts of various features. Offline payment provides an alternative solution for customers to check out their bills. The home page is highly customisable along with the customer vendor forms. There is also a provision for unregistered visitors to register after purchasing. Only specific product modules can also be displayed if required. The new check-out feature has a quick compact view of the whole buying process.

Virtue Mart

It is the open source solution to e-commerce. It is a full e-commerce engine having many unique features.

It supports full 128 bit secure socket layer (ssl) encryption -128 bit.

Tax calculation based on the zone (city or state of a particular country).

Alternative currencies can be used like PayPal or internet banking etc.

It has a JavaScript powered web administration interface.

Quick search of products along with various notifications like out of stock or special offer or product delivery time and date etc.

Multiple images and files per product can be added.

On the fly currency conversion is also supported. Besides, there is also a flexible notification display.

Different prices of the same product based on the customer groups.

Product types classification is also available to better arrange the products.

Capable of live processing of credit cards along with alternative currencies like PayPal, 2Checkout, authorize.net etc.

Shipping modules include various shipping carrier options along with conversion rates. The main carriers include USPS, FedEx, Canada Post and InterShipper. Extension of the shipping modules can be done with shipping APIs.

This makes Virtue Mart the most preferred online store application. It works out of the box. High customisation is available for professional companies. It is surely the best application of its kind around.

Best e-commerce applications on joomla

Joomla Ecommerce edition

it is an extended version of the original joomla available. It has an inbuilt version of VirtueMart along with some other ecommerce development plug-ins. It is very good for beginners who do not have a proper knowledge of setting up ecommerce sites. The other tools for ecommerce also help out. This is actually the best ecommerce bundle available now.

E commerce is no doubt quite easy when you are using joomla and easier when using applications like VirtueMart. For those with a professional knowledge- it is the all powerful, and still the best also for beginners!!

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Design the web according to your choice

January 24th, 2011 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, The Internet | No Comments »

Design the web according to your choice

Whenever one thinks of driving a company or any business, he or she initially thinks of making his business popular. There are many who don’t know about any web programming language like PHP, ASP.NET, and VB.NET etc. There is a replacement for them who can develop their own sites to make their business popular and that is “Joomla”.

Joomla – Ease of Access

Joomla is totally a user friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface) enabled framework where end user can easily create websites according to their own will. Even one doesn’t need to know any programming language for using Joomla. Joomla is a web framework which is totally developed upon PHP and Joomla core developers made it so powerful and handy that a child can handle also.

Joomla GUI

Joomla GUI is totally developed upon PHP as I said earlier and it is of 3 versions.

Joomla 1.0.x

Joomla 1.5.x

Joomla 1.6.x

Joomla 1.6.x is the newest version though it is in beta development. Most popular versions are in Joomla 1.5.x category.

Design the web according to your choice

This is the GUI of Joomla 1.5.x and it has a great option for implementing different things or activities to one’s site to make a site vivid. They are as follows:

Components

Modules

Plugins

These are in total called “Extensions” and after implementing these, the site takes a vivid look.

Joomla Components

Joomla’s important section in extension is “Components”. Component is also a PHP Application Interface which can be implemented in Joomla easily and can control the usage of that component easily. Suppose one can want to implement a form for restaurant room rent. So, he or she can implement form components to Joomla to build a customized form graphically and can implement that form to his or her site. If anyone submits the form from his or her website, the owner of the site can easily observer the submissions. This is the rough idea of what a component is.

Mainly component is a PHP Framework API morsel which can be implemented throughout any page of Joomla’s website. There are different types of components to fill one’s need.

Joomla Modules

This is also a part of Joomla extension type but modules are applied in page layout positions. It is not implemented throughout any page of Joomla site like Component. It can stay with components but it is located in different positions of Joomla template layout.

Joomla Plugins

It is also a core extension like component, modules but it is not a graphical type extension. It is for joomla website integration to the World Wide Web to fulfil the site owner’s need. Suppose one need to embed YouTube videos to the articles of his or her joomla website, and then he or she needs plugin for implementing YouTube videos to the articles.

Design the web according to your choice

Joomla Templates

This is not categorised as an Extension of Joomla though one must know templating system in Joomla as an extended version in Joomla extension. One can easily implement website templates to the Joomla website.

Joomla Language

It is also an extended version of Joomla Extension for making one’s website multilingual.

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How to make the most out of your content management system

October 8th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends | No Comments »

How to make the most out of your content management system

How to make the most out of your CMS

Content management system can be referred as conglomeration of procedures, which are used to manage and maintain the workflow, which exists within a collaborative environment. These procedures are usually autonomous that is computer based. It is a complete system that manages all the working of your business. As the name suggests it helps you to manage the total workload in your current system, the system may consider the whole of a business or a part of a company. The particular section which has a complex management procedure and needs a computer based system to arrange, store, distribute the total work is usually managed using techniques like Content management System (CMS). In a Content Management system, the word data may refer to anything starting from a personal detail of one of your employee to any specific scheduled work, which has to be distributed.

Content management system is like a complete system it provides all round utilities and features perfectly catering to your need and exactly as per your requirement. CMS can be categorized into six main divisions; you have the liberty to choose the right type depending on your workload.

The categories and their utilities are;

Enterprise content management system

It basic purpose is to manage the total detailing of the documents and paperwork involved in the working of a particular enterprise. It keeps all the records and details.

Web content management systems

Its feature is to manage a better design and easy to use system so that things do get easy simple and attractive. It allows a user to create and manage proper web pages. They are usually open source, i.e. they are available at free of cost.

Document management systems

It is totally a computer based system, which involves with the storage of the important documents and their proper labeling, allowing one to easily store and recover a document.

Mobile content management systems

It deals with all the working of mobiles. Mobile company to ease the workload implies it.

Component content management system

It allows you to store documents under a particular heading, hence provides more accurate usage and better quality of storage.

Learning content management system

As the name suggests it is related to systematic learning procedure.

Hence we can clearly see its multiple functions and the versatility. It is like a complete package that a company can order. Starting from the every record and details, it can manage your company website and will properly store your documents so that you have no problem while retrieving them. You can even develop a well efficient security system which will imply the latest technology such as electronic signatures. It allows a large number of people to share and use data on a common platform everyone have their personal sections which they can manage and edit. You can deal with any sort of data such as movies, song, photos, documents, etc.

How to make the most out of your cms

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Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

October 4th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

Joomla is a famous award winning Web Content Management System (WCMS), which allows you to design websites and build powerful online applications. It is one of the most popular web-site software, its features like extendibility and easy to use has made its popularity to rise up. It is an open-source software, which is easily available to anyone free of cost. It helps you to keep track of each detail available on your website. The biggest advantage of joomla is that you almost do not need any technical skill or knowledge to operate and manage it.

Joomla can be easily installed manually from a source code from a system, which is running a web server that supports PHP based applications. Several companies provide a control panel that is used to manage a Joomla website.

Creating joomla themes are pretty easy. There are several tutorials available over net. You just need to go through them to understand and know how to work in a text editor such as Adobe Dream Weaver. You just need to download the software from internet and install it into your machine.

A template is the basic layout and overlook of a site. Once you install Joomla several templates are automatically installed. More than thousands of Joomla templates are available free of cost. The special features that can be implied using a template are:

Interesting layout

you will have the power to develop various layout and improve the overall outlook of the site.

Choosing Background

You can choose between as possible variants of colour for the background and other details.

Display Images

Images can also be displayed on the pages and you will also have the privilege to select the desired fonts.

Some basic templates are available over internet. You can download these templates and after some editing you can create your own theme. Else you can also create a basic template of your own. You can even upgrade a template just by few clicks. The next step is to create a basic index.php file.

Now the index.php file consists of a header and main body and sometimes with footer if essential.

The main features that Joomla provide are that it is easy to use and versatile and inexpensive. You can create any sort of website using the Joomla software. Commercial sites, forum, business directory sites, e-commerce sites, article directory sites, learning sites you can build any of them. You can sell eBooks using this software, you can launch coaching classes, and you can even make booking. Hence you enjoy complete freedom with this one piece of software. Even free Joomla training tutorials are available over net which will teach you as beginners and help you make your Joomla website up and running..

Creating cool Joomla themes on your own

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How has content management systems changed our lives

September 10th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends | No Comments »

How has content management systems changed our lives

How has content management systems changed our lives

Once internet came into existence, life has simply paced up exponentially. The distance of two days has is being completed just within two second by the application of email. It has simply brought people from each and every comer of the world closer. Each and every one of us is now open to vast source of knowledge and news. Not only the communication system but also flow of information has become easy and fast and reliable. As we know that Content Management System (CMS) was specifically, design to make working easy, simple, fast, and reliable. It is typical software, which serves to maintain the workflow.

We can cite several examples where we have been utilizing CMS and its benefits

For web designers

It has touched and changed everyone who is involved in some sort of financial involvement by some extent. If you are a simple man who wants to setup your new online business or e business then you need Web Content Management System (WCMS) to design your webpage.  You will get several tools and a well-developed control panel to manage and operate it.

For professionals and executive managers

If you are running a very big company, which controls huge amount of financial matters, has a huge no. of employees’ deals with a large yearly turnover. Then you need someone to manage all your documents, which content each and every minute detail of your company and its working. Document management system is just the appropriate thing you need; it not only manages your documents but also provides features to store and restore it.

Education and teaching related

If you want to host or launch some learning classes then Learning Content Management System helps you a great deal. It helps you to advertise it over the net. It allows you to make a proper schedule and thus you can make a pre-planned routine, this helps you to teach in a systematic way.

For mobile operations

Even you can update your mobile software, download various free applications, themes, wallpapers and many other staff for you mobile via the use of Mobile Content Management System. Thus, you can stay touch with all the latest updates in your mobile.

For systematic management

It helps you to share and divide the workload among the working individuals.

Content management system has brought in front of us a huge revolution in this virtual world of internet. With all sorts of modeling features along with 3D detailing and the facility to come up with new ideas has made it possible for content management system to do a revolutionary change. It allows a huge almost uncountable number of people to interact with each other sharing information and thus this is what we call as constant growth and development. Storage and retrieval of data has become extremely easy and reliable. Hence, we can say that Content management system has developed the communication systems to a great deal. CMS not only contributes to work, but also takes care of the entertainment and the fun part of life. Movies, videos, photos and many other substances can be managed using CMS. CMS seems to have touched everyone’s life in some way or the other.

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Designing your website with content management systems

September 7th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Internet Trends, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

Designing your website with content management systems

Web designing is a certain skill, which allows a person to design pages, which will run over World Wide Web. The one skillful in this profession is called a web-designer. Web content management system (WCMS) is a specific type of Content management System (CMS) that deals with all web issues such as web-design, web page management, development of the web schedule on the website, etc. It is particular software that is implemented for this very purpose. It allows you to manage and create HTML documents. WCMS total control on the management, creation, editing, and all other necessary web maintenance functions. The latest versions of content management system (CMS) are a bloom for every web designer. It provides complete flexibility and allows you to apply your innovative ideas. Those who create a profitable website, by application and usage of proper web design tools then the content management system is just the right tools.

Content management system provided several features to its users

Bring your innovations to life

CMS provides all special, unique, and essential features, which allow you to create and imply your own ideas. It is completely flexible and gives you all freedom to go on and create your own webpage. You have complete control on your design as all the requirements are at your finger touch distance. You enjoy all the features to create manage measure deliver develop optimize extend and modify you work.

Designing your website using content management system

Caters to the increasing demand

For those who are professional web-designer. It allows them to design and manage the websites with full efficiency. Its features like automated billing help to build up your business with proper care.

Easy management of workflow

Workflow means creating and accomplishing some predefined jobs by setting them in a certain sequence or by parallel arrangement. So you can note down your target, workload and manpower and design a proper page which will allow you to sketch you progress and measure your companies efficiency easily.

Easy to use

CMS is pretty easy to use and simple to learn. One can learn using CMS in no time. You can easily design and edit.

Multilingual

You can design your webpage content in multiple languages, thus the total views of your page will easily multiply along with it your revenue will also multiply.

Most WCMS’s are open source software system and they do have the capability to support features like add-ons, these provide extended usage, i.e. you can include applications like forum, blog, photo galleries, etc. They are also called as extensions. They ease your overall work. As these are easy to use software, it helps to learn and get a good grip on the working. With stylish templates and beautiful eye catching layouts these will surely cater to all your requirements. It also has automated features help it enhances working. Thus in layman’s language you can say that it is a simple yet powerful software.

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Best Modules of Drupal

July 15th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, The Internet | 1 Comment »

Best Modules of Drupal

Drupal provides some extremely functional modules in its core package. But often, the web designer needs to use more modules for providing the right content in his website. There are three kinds of modules in Drupal – core modules, community written modules (which are written by developers under open source license for public use), and custom modules. Some of the best Drupal modules are

Forum

This is a core module that comes with Drupal. A forum is most often needed in a website, and adds to its interactive nature. The forum module allows users to create threads and categories. Replies to the thread or other replies are shown in a graphically intuitive manner.

Web form

This module is very useful in taking flexible input from the user. The user can fill forms and submit them. This is very useful for contact sheets and registration. It features text area, radio buttons, combo box, etc.

Tiny MCE WYSIWIG Editor

The mistake web developers often commit is to think that the end-user is like them and can write html. But most users can’t insert images, links or format text using plain HTML. So this WYSIWIG editor comes in handy for the common layman user.

These tools make the work of both a user and a designer easier, and increase the website’s appeal!
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What makes a good web hosting service?

June 9th, 2010 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

What makes a good web hosting service?

There are plenty of web hosting services available in the market in different packages. While some of them offer free service, others need you to pay fees for their web hosting service. However, one needs to zero-in on one of these service providers based on a few criteria. But, what criteria can decide a good hosting service from a bad one? Here are some of the points that a good host should fulfill

It should provide reliability and have maximum uptime

Uptime is the percentage of total hours the server is accessible in the Internet. It indicates the performance of the hosting server.

Compatibility with most web components

Scripting languages like PHP, Perl; databases like MySQL, mSQL and framework like Ruby-on-Rails must be supported by the hosting server.

Interface for managing the server and database

An easy-to-use interface that helps in accessing, modifying and viewing of server files and database, like cPanel should be provided.

Excellent customer-support

They should provide support to their customers 24 x 7, and be competent to handle all kinds of issues.

Support for content management systems (CMS)

Modern content management systems like Drupal and Joomla should be supported in order to facilitate users who are comfortable in using them.


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