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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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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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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Creating CSS templates in Joomla

June 22nd, 2009 | Posted under BounceWeb Company, Content Management Systems, Web Hosting, Web Hosting Tips | No Comments »

Creating CSS templates in Joomla

Hi all,

In the world of Content Management Systems, it is no more a difficult task to build a website. With CMS like Joomla, you could probably create a brand new site of yours within a day. Joomla comes with a lot of in-built features, and what makes is so popular is the fact that you can add third-party features to the core Joomla component in the form of extensions.

Apart from extensions, Joomla users can choose from different templates for their websites. Templates are just like dresses that are pre-made and can be used on any content. However, making templates for Joomla websites are more challenging! Generally Cascaded Style Sheets (CSS) is purely used for the purpose. So, how do we create a CSS template for Joomla? Read on to know more.

The templates are stored in the “template” directory of the Joomla installation package. So, if you are creating a new template, make sure that you create a folder under the “template” directory. In most cases, the name of the folder is the name of your template as well! Now, Joomla templates require a few files to be created.

a. index.php – This happens to be the main section of the complete Joomla template. It will specify the module positions and also the location of your css files.

b. templateDetails.xml – This XML file contains data about the complete template. This helps the Joomla application to extract information about the template.

c. css folder – This folder contains all the css files required for the template. In the most basic template, you will find a single file named .css

These files can be created on any text editor and then uploaded to the control panel of your web host! However, besides knowing CSS, one must also know certain aspects of Joomla, PHP and XML to create the above files.

1. The index.php file will contain certain tags that are specific to Joomla only. For example, will display the main content in any web page created in Joomla, thus all styles associated with the main content can be applied on it.

2. The XML file will contain a lot of information like the version that is suited to the template, the name, author, description, list of files present in the template directory, and the positions enabled in the template. These information should be filled up in order to be recognized by the core Joomla components.

3. The basic design of the page will be contained in the CSS files of the css folder. The design that you want to provide to the template must be coded in a clear way and also should conform to the W3C standards.

More than anything else, imagination is what makes a great template. Joomla, being an efficient tool for developers too, keeps the content section separated from the design section, thereby making it easy for designers to concentrate on their creativity to come up with great templates.

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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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