I recently completed a website for an eBay seller who, once the project was complete, asked me how he could use the website to help his business. I thought the answer was worth sharing.

Komento is a great comments solution for Joomla. If you are looking for a way to add comments to your Joomla site, I recommend this extension without hesitation. It's also really easy to customize placement for different pages.

The menu system is a very important part of Joomla, and not just because every website needs a menu. With Joomla, the menu dictates the URL structure of each page and a tidy URL system is good for SEO.

When you set up web hosting, sometimes you are given a geographical choice - Do you want to host your site on a datacenter in the US or the UK, for example. What are the benefits to choosing either one?

{loadposition} is Joomla's built in way to load a module inside an article.

Making money online, from home is every internet users dream. It's a dream because most people think it's easy. It's not. Many people try, most don't make it.

Some people do end up making money but for the time put in, it can be less than minimum wage. Very few make "ok" money and those few you see who've given up the commute to become professional bloggers are akin to the few basketball dreamers that make it to the NBA.

If you look in your file manager at your Joomla files, you'll see in the base folder a file called configuration.php. Get to know it. It's the key to your Joomla site.

When you first start out creating a website, it can be a bit confusing with all the different things you need to know. One of these is what a domain is. (Note that the term "domain" is short for "domain name" and are both used interchangeably.)

A domain or domain name is the address of the website. The domain of this website is "imlearningjoomla.com". Or kind of... there's a bit more to it.

You may have an idea of what you want for your website in your head but getting it down on paper or digital text can help solidify those thoughts, and remove vague notions that will slow you down. Increase your productivity by making a step by step plan you can follow and tick off as you work your way through it.

What is HTML?

HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language, but still, what is it? HTML is the code you need to write a page of a website and is also the name of the type of file you keep the code in. For example, a Microsoft Word document file is a doc (or docx) file. That is the file extension. An HTML file's extension is HTML. Often the first page you make in a website is called "index.html".


<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
function toggle_visibility(showtext1) {
var e = document.getElementById(showtext1);
if(e.style.display == 'block')
e.style.display = 'none';
e.style.display = 'block';
// ]]></script>


This is a cool trick I got from another website - movalog, from an article dated 2006. This effect involves using some HTML, CSS and some JavaScript, but don't let that stop you. Most of this code is copy and paste-able, and with a few minor changes you can have it working on your site.

JavaScript is a language that animates and adds action to a website. Where HTML contains or displays, where CSS describes or illustrates, where PHP contains or displays and instructs, JS acts.

Joomla makes use of php a lot, so what is php? A very basic, one page, no tricks website is just one html file. A PHP file takes the place of the HTML file and that file is in fact very similar to the HTML file and behaves in a similar manner.

You can also include PHP code inside an HTML file, so PHP is not just a file type but also it is the code language - much like HTML.

The difference between PHP and HTML is just what each can do. PHP is more dynamic compared to static HTML.

The most basic website requires only one file - an HTML file. That file would contain the text shown on that page and all the text would be styled using HTML code. For examle - to set the font, the font size, the color - this would be done within that HTML file.

Websites these days are much more than simple HTML websites, and the first step is to take that styling code and put it into a seperate file. This is called a style sheet, and is a css file.

Organising your articles using Joomla categories can help organize content for front-end users and for yourself in the back-end. Here's some of the ways having a good category structure can help you and your visitors.

Namecheap are most well known as a domain registrar but they also provide hosting services. This website is hosted with Namecheap hosting so we can speak from first hand experience about their product.

Your domain name is your business name. At least online it is. That's one reason why it's important to choose a good one. This article will explain more about why a domain name is important and give you some tips on selecting a good one.

If it's your first time installing and setting up a Joomla website, there is a few nice, new, geeky words you'll be adding to your vocabulary and a few things you'll have to work through before you can start putting up your products or publishing your articles. But don't worry, follow this guide and you'll be online in no time.

If you are in the market for a website, your first step is deciding which platform is best for you. There are many options out there but the main ones are Wordpress, Joomla, and Drupal.