Ten Things You Can Do With Mambo

April 16th, 2009 | Posted under Content Management Systems | No Comments »

Ten Things You Can Do With Mambo

1. Mambo gives you access to a complete database that is driven by the site engine of your choice.
This enables you to operate online and find the content you are looking for quickly. Mambo software is a tool for content management that enables you to create and manage websites through a very simplified web interface. Due to its ease of use, it has attracted many users and has become an accepted software tool. It has undergone thorough testing procedures on LINUX and a host of other operating systems.

2. Mambo gives you the ability for you to handle interface translocation.
Internalization of content is possible with this software. You can advertise and put banners that will be accessible to clients and colleagues who are international destinations. Mambo enables you put labels on the content that needs to be documented. Once you have labeled the content, its location can be easily recalled. This means that you can call content from anywhere within the database and access the information at the click of a button.

3. Page caching mechanism improves the performance of the content management system in very busy sites.
When using universal functions, one has to be sure that a function with the same name has not been defined elsewhere. With correct description of the appropriate functions, it is easy for you to package custom work for easier content management. Content can be easily edited, updated and transformed through the real time system.

4. All media files including images and documents can be edited and scheduled for publication in online sites.
This enables the contributors to have a look at the changes they have made to the documents. Content syndication is possible since the files are friendly to search engine systems.

5. A dynamic poll or forum that releases results on the spot.
This provides the user with an interactive medium. There are many layouts to choose from when launching content on the internet and the choice of the best layout may require polling.

6. Access groups can be reached on a hierarchical listing.
This ability enables the user know who is who in the system and this makes file management a very easy task. There is hierarchy of objects that enables the user define departments, topics, locations and sites.

7. The archive manager enables the user to keep content in an archive rather than throwing the content away.
With Mambo you are able to easily keep all the content you have ever put up on your Mambo site.

8. Editor support for content management enables the system to have a more collaborative outlook.
The editor is supported by the WYSIWYG platform, something that has not been installed in any other system.

9. Easy coding of the whole system files and systems.
One can develop extensions for easy compatibility as well as code the whole system to make file management easy and fast. This makes it easy to manage as well as very reliable.

10. Mambo has a content macro language
This makes use of commands and other crucial features such as a template deployment possible.

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Why You Should Have a Content Management System (CMS) On Your Website

April 16th, 2009 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Hosting Tips | 1 Comment »

Why You Should Have a Content Management System (CMS) On Your Website

A Content Management System (CMS) refers to a computer program used to create, edit, search, publish and also manage different types of both digital and electronic text.

CMS’s are mostly used in the storing, control and publishing of various documents that defer depending on the specific industry e.g. manuals for operators and technicians, sales guides, brochures for marketing and even articles for news.

The CMS can mange different types of content depending on the user. This can include images, audio and video files, web content, electronic documents and also computer files.

A CMS has a variety of features that it can support, again, depending on the specific needs of the user. The CMS can assign different responsibilities and roles to various types and categories of content.

The CMS can also manage and track different versions of the same type of content, depending on user preference.

It can also capture the content, like for example during scanning processes.

The CMS also keeps a record of all key users and their different types of content management tasks and roles.

The CMS can also automatically prescribe the font colors, font and even textual emphasis, which effectively constitutes the separating of semantic content from layout while dealing with the content.

You should note that there are three major types of CMS’s. These include the Web CMS, Enterprise CMS and the Component CMS.

Enterprise CMS mainly deals with the organizational aspects and details of a business or enterprise. It can be used to keep tabs on the organization’s information content, which can be diverse in both location and format.

Web CMS’s are built specifically to make the process of publication of web content much easier and faster, and also eliminates the need to have intricate knowledge of HTML and methods of file uploading on the Internet.

Component CMS’s are a bit different from the other types of CMS’s in that they manage the user content at a component level as compared to the others which do their managing at the documentation level.

This has some advantages. There is generally an increase in accuracy and consistency. Also, there is a reduction in costs of maintenance. Delivery costs also undergo reduction. And ultimately, there is a marked decrease in the translation costs.

If you run a public website, then a CMS is meant to run in the background. Through it, you can edit the content of the website by use of an administration panel located at the front of the website. It is also possible that there are some users on the website who have access to content control for your website. These include editors, copy writers and also super administrators.

In essence, the CMS allows you as an administrator to control the general flow of work and procedures in business as involve your website.
It is possible to store all the content in a CMS in an online SQL database system. This generally promotes easy and fast access by a majority of applications. It also greatly improves security and backup capabilities.
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Top 5 Joolma Tips

April 16th, 2009 | Posted under Content Management Systems, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Top 5 Joolma Tips

Joolma is a popular licensed Content Management System (CMS) that uses features such as page caching, blogs, web searching and printable pages to facilitate web publishing. Use of Joolma and other similar applications is what has led to the World Wide Web being such a versatile technology that has proven to be very resourceful indeed. Understanding how Joolma works is important in unlocking its awesome potential. For top class websites and applications one could hardly ask for a better tool.

The best advice that can be given about applying Joolma is to first of all understand the open source programming technology on which Joolma is based upon. A general understanding of programming and internet technology would put one in good stead. The good news is that information on these technologies is readily available in books, scientific magazines and the internet and is also easy to understand and apply.

Since Joolma is an open source tool a web designer should not restrict themselves in any way in applying it to different uses. The capabilities availed in Joolma Afford programmers and designers a wide field to play in and so they should not pull any punches in applying their imaginations to creative web designs. The best way to achieve this is to organize the priorities of the website and then satisfy them one after the other. This can be done by identifying key users first and assigning them roles.

Joolma Being a CMS technology, managing of web content is among its topmost priorities. To ensure easy content management a designer apply such tips as reducing the number of  items which appear on the web sites front page. This will allow for faster loading time and ease navigation of the site thus increasing overall efficiency.
Plug inns should be used sparingly as well as they use considerable storage space.

Regular debugging and checking of the design work is advisable in validating the work to rid it of redundancies. Anomalies may arise during the design phase of the site which may go unnoticed and which may sabotage the website later on. Running the website through filtering tools available in the Joolma package will expose faults and issue recommendations for improving efficiency. The regular debugging operations will also reveal extensions that execute unnecessary queries which slows down the running of the entire application.

For optimum performance of the application the designer should see to it that necessary storage space is available to support the application. It is a good idea for one to therefore add an extra database module. Available in the market are database modules which optimize the use of existing database capabilities thus creating room for more data and faster access and overall component performance. The modules check the status of tables and perform repairs to tables and organizations that may have become corrupted providing a breath of fresh air to the website.

Support information for Joolma is available easily on the myriad of blogs and internet sites dedicated to internet technology.

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Automatically fill your website with Joomla and RSS

March 11th, 2009 | Posted under The Internet, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Ever heard of the phrase: biting off more than you can chew? Well it’s a very natural habit of people to think that they are some sort of superhuman beings that can do just about anything in little time. This certainly applies to people who are thinking about starting their own website with daily content.

Oh wow, daily content, really? So how are you going to do that, just by yourself? “Yes, it’s no biggie, just one article a day, how much work can that be?” At first, these people seem to be right, and they manage to come up with one article a day. But then it gets really old really fast. When the newness wears off, things that started out as fun, become work really quickly. And when that work doesn’t pay, because you started it for fun, one article a day can suddenly be a huge task, which ultimately results in a website that has one year old content.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t build a website if you like to inform people about a certain topic, but you should think about if it’s really necessary for you to create all that content. You’ve probably heard of RSS, the system that helps people spread their content easily. We’ve also told you a lot about Joomla. But did you know that you can combine the two? At www.joomla.org you can download a component called feed2post. Its not free, you’ll have to pay 25 buckaroos for it, but trust me, it’s totally, utterly worth it.

You install it the Joomla Administrator area, and simply define what RSS feed you want to use (if you want to find nice ones check out http://www.google.com/reader to search for cool feeds.) You enter those feeds into the Feed2Post component, decide what feed needs to go in what category, and you’re done. Your website will be filled with other people’s content (don’t forget to link to them, you don’t want to steal and end up next to O.J. in prison.) and if you feel like it, you can add your own. It’s easy, and it keeps your website from becoming the stressful thing you call your job (you have your real job for that).


5 Best template sites

March 11th, 2009 | Posted under The Internet, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

If you’re not much of a builder, but also not much of a designer, you’re in luck. Because not only can you download and install a CMS like Joomla or WordPress, you can also download a very nice template for it, so that you can have a functional website that also looks good. Sometimes they’re free; sometimes you have to pay over a hundred dollars. Keep in mind that paid ones are not better by default; they’re just made by more commercial people. You can find templates on the following sites.

OSSkins
www.osskins.com
OSSkins is a very large website that has templates for open-source platforms like Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. You can buy some of them for a fixed price, others require a membership. And if you don’t want to pay, just click the free section, they’re also very nice.

RocketTheme
www.rockettheme.com
These guys are in one word: brilliant. I have to admit, you pay a lot for it, you have to get a subscription, but these guys don’t just design templates, they design little miracles. And don’t worry about uploading and configuring a template. Just download a complete Joomla package including the template, and install the whole thing at once.

ThemeLayout
www.themelayout.com
A very good looking website with a very clear interface. The themes that are meant for WordPress and Joomla look very nice and very professional, but sadly they know how to charge you for it. You can get them cheap through a subscription, but if you want to buy it exclusively, you pay between 600 and 1200 dollars.

MamboHut
www.mambohut.com
Don’t let the name confuse you. Yes they have templates for Mambo, but they also have a lot of templates for Joomla. And whey I say a lot, I mean a LOT. Also nice is the fact that they have a lot of administrator templates that will make the admin part a little nicer. One of the oldest template sites around.

Template Monster
www.templatemonster.com
Without a doubt the biggest template website out there. They have templates for just about any kind of open-source platform, and they have a great way of presenting them. It’s a very commercial site though, so prepare to grab your wallet.


5 best open source CMS systems

March 4th, 2009 | Posted under The Internet, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

There are a lot of open source content management systems out there that will really help you build a good website. The problem is that they all have different qualities, and if you don’t know what to choose, you might just make the wrong decision. Although it’s not like you’re spending a lot of money on the software, it’s open-source. You will spend a lot of time on it though and it would be a shame to discover that you have made a mistake when your site is almost done. Let me help you on the way.

Joomla
www.joomla.org

Joomla is a CMS that you’ve heard me talk about a couple of times in these articles. Not because I’m a fan of Joomla (because I don’t like the idea of the whole world being run by one CMS, way too vulnerable), but because it’s so incredibly powerful and easy to use. There are a lot of good extensions, some cost money, some don’t. Joomla will surely make you a good website if you’re going to have a lot of content and you want to do more with it than just display it.

Mambo
www.mambo-foundation.org

Mambo can be considered Joomla’s bigger brother. Well actually, maybe more of a father. A group of developers who didn’t like the way things were going at Mambo headquarters, left, and started their own CMS, called Joomla. Both are still being developed and are very much alike, however Joomla has a bigger user base.

WordPress
www.wordpress.org

This is another very powerful CMS that you’ve heard me talking about. It is very often mistaken with a simple blogging tool, because it’s also a blogging service. Yes, you can use it as a blogging platform, but it’s way more powerful, if you know how to configure it well. Lot’s of extensions, some free, some not.

Typo3
www.typo3.com

Probably the most flexible and powerful open-source content management system there is. Nice, but the problem is that it’s also a lot harder to install and a lot harder to configure. If you know what you’re doing, it’s a very nice CMS. But if you need an open-source CMS because you have no programming skills, steer far from it.

PHP-Nuke
www.phpnuke.org

A brilliant CMS if your focus is going to be on news delivery. It’s very easy to install, very easy to use, but not the easiest CMS to customize. If you’re happy with a nice template and standard functionality, go for this one, it will make you happy.


How to install Joomla

February 26th, 2009 | Posted under The Internet, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Remember when someone invented the paper bag, and how that changed the world? Probably not, it might have been before your lifetime. Anyway, Joomla is about that brilliant. Not that it will hold a serving of fries, but it sure did change the world of content management systems. Let’s say you’re a creative guy and you want to build a website. You know HTML, but having a website in plain HTML is very 1998, any decent website has a content management system (CMS) to support it. Great, but you don’t have programming skills. So all is lost? No, because there’s Joomla. Joomla is a powerful and user friendly CMS that can be installed in a matter of minutes. It’s pretty hard to implement your own design if you don’t have programming skills, but you can pick any of tens of thousands designs made by other people. And, oh yeah, did we mention Joomla is 100 percent free? Paper bags don’t look so brilliant now, do they?

To install Joomla, you need a couple of things: an account with a webhosting company that supports PHP 5 and MySQL and a control panel to change your settings, create databases etc.

By the way, we know a great web hosting company for that, just type www.bounceweb.com into your browser. Next to that you need an ftp program to upload the files (you can use free ones like FileZilla).

  1. Go to www.joomla.org
  2. Click on Download Joomla
  3. Choose the full package of the latest version
  4. Unzip the contents in a folder on your harddrive
  5. Connect your ftp program to your server and upload the whole shabam
  6. Get some coffee, it takes a while
  7. Go to the control panel of your hosting account and create a new database (and write down the details).
  8. Open your browser and surf to folder that you specified in the ftp program
  9. Now simply tell Joomla what it wants to know (name of your site, database details etc.)
  10. Choose whether you want to install sample content or not (sample content is handy to get to know the CMS).
  11. When you’re done, delete the installation folder (so that mean people with ugly faces can’t abuse it)
  12. That’s it you’re done!

It’s really that easy. Of course, installing Joomla is only part of the job. Now you need to figure out what goes where, pick a template, and try to fill your website. This simply is a process. Spend a little time with your new CMS friend, get to know him, and before you know it, you will be inseparable.

The alternative to the above installation is to use fantastico in your Cpanel 🙂


Content Management System For Newbies

January 23rd, 2009 | Posted under The Internet, Web Hosting | No Comments »

What Is A Content Management System (CMS)?

In short a content management system also know as a CMS, in terms of the Internet, is a script that is used to create, edit, manage, and publish different types of digital content. In other words, it will organize the stuff you want to put on your website easily, efficiently and effectively. A CMS will keep everything organized.

Where Can I Get A Content Management System For A Newbie?

We have a few that can be used and installed with 1-click included in our web hosting. These include:

Drupal (6.6) (website)
Geeklog (1.5.1) (website)
Joomla 1.5 (1.5.8) (website)
Joomla (1.0.15) (website)
Mambo Open Source (4.6.5) (website)
PHP-Nuke (7.9) (website)
phpWCMS (1.1-RC4 Rev. A) (website)
phpWebSite (0.10.2) (website)
Post-Nuke (0.764) (visit site)
Siteframe (3.2.3) (website)
Typo3 (4.2.1) (website)
Xoops (2.3.1) (website)

Which CMS Do You Recommend?

Among all of the CMS suites available Joomla is currently one of the best out there. Not only is it easy to use, but it also has a plethora of great features, and has a huge following so support is easy to find. Some of their features they mentioned are as follows:

  • Easy advertising management with banners: The “Banner” component allows the user to manage banners by Categories and Clients. The “Banners Manager” has three tabs, “Banners,” “Clients,” and “Categories.”
  • Contact management: The “Contacts” component allows the user to manage a Contacts directory with regard to the
    Contacts within the web site.
  • Newsfeeds: The “Newsfeeds” component enables the most recent articles from external web sites feeds
    (e.g. RSS) to be linked to for further reading.
  • Polls: The “Polls” component displays a list of all active (published or unpublished) polls on your site.
  • Search: The “Search” component provides statistics on searches performed using the Joomla! Search
    Plugin.
  • Weblinks: The “Weblink” component lists and provides management controls for controlling Web Links
    displayed in the Front-end of the web site.

And that’s only the beginning of the features list. All standard, all easy to manage, and all free! Content Management System For Newbies indeed. Take a look at our 100% compatible, cheap and reliable joomla cms hosting.


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