Joomla Components

Here you will find all my extensions that I recommend in Joomla. Also Joomla tutorials on how to use the Component Manager, Extension Manager, Template Manager and Plugin Manager.

Joomla – Increase the Search Character Limit

by Elaine February 9, 2011

I don’t know why there is a search character limit in the search box in Joomla, but there is one.   I find it extremely annoying.  You can test it out on your own Joomla website and see the you are restricted to only enter in 20 characters in the search box.   To resolve this you […]

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How to Uninstall Components in Joomla 1.6

by Elaine February 8, 2011

In Joomla 1.6 things look a little different than Joomla 1.5 or previous versions.  If you have tons of Components installed and it’s clogging up your website, you can uninstall or delete ones that you don’t need.  This will free up some space so you can manage your Joomla 1.6 website much easier.   Here are […]

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Joomla 1.6 – Creating a Menu Item For Component

by Elaine February 4, 2011

You just finished installing your Joomla 1.6 component and now you need to add it on your menu navigation.  Assigning the component to a menu item is easily done through the Joomla 1.6 administrator backend control panel.   Say for example you wanted to add the component under your the menu “About Joomla”.  Here is how […]

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Joomla 1.5 migration to Joomla 1.6 error

by Elaine February 1, 2011

I tested migration of Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 1.6 with one of my clients website and I started getting an error message.  I was able to successfully use JUpgrade to install Joomla 1.6.  The administration panel had no errors but accessing the frontpage there was an error message that said: Navigation Warning: in_array() []: Wrong […]

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I’m getting a blank page after installing Joomla Component

by Elaine January 17, 2011

Installing Joomla Extensions is not difficult.   On a perfect day, it’s simply – Click on Extensions, under the install tab, select the file and install.   But not everyday is a good day.   If you try to install a Joomla extension, whether it be a component, plugin, template, or module –  the extension uploads and then […]

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How to make a Job Posting Site

by Elaine January 13, 2011

So I hear the job market is going up this year.  If that is true, then Companies will be looking for job boards to post their job opportunities and job seekers will be scouring the internet for job sites looking for any available jobs.    If you want to know how ot create your own job […]

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Joomla Firewall Extension

by Elaine January 9, 2011

It is important to protect your website from being hacked. I’ve received many emails asking for help after the fact, but you should be prepared to protect your site even before your site gets hacked. Even if your site is big or small, it is not a good feeling that someone went thru your code […]

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Joomla – Facebook Like Button

by Elaine December 31, 2010

Jlike is a free Joomla Plugin that easily connects your site with users that have Facebook.  If the visitor is already logged into Facebook and they click on your  Facebook ‘Like’ button, the plugin immediately posts a link to their Facebook wall: <Facebook User> likes <Content Title> on <Your Website URL>. Under the article it […]

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JoomlaShack Coupons

by Elaine December 30, 2010

JoomlaShack has tons of templates and themes to choose from.  They not only design templates for Joomla, they also have templates for Drupal Themes, Wordpress Themes, Premium Joomla Temlates, Joomla Extensions, and also Joomla training documentation.  Click here to visit now. JoomlaShack Coupon Codes: bye2010 – expires Dec 31 – 20.10% discount on all […]

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Joomla – Change Administrator Link

by Elaine December 22, 2010

There is no way to change the administrator link in Joomla. So, if you have a Joomla site and other people know you have a Joomla site, they can easily access your administrator backend simply by going to This makes your Joomla extremely vulnerable for hackers to try to get into your account. Not […]

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Joomla – SH404SEF Cannot Redirect 404 Pages in .htaccess

by Elaine December 16, 2010

In order to optimize your Joomla site and make it SEO friendly there is an extension that you should download called sh404SEF.  This Joomla extension helps you create Search Engine Friendly (SEF) URLS which is important in generating higher rankings for links on your site.    This extension is also one of the Extensions I listed […]

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Best Joomla Extensions

by Elaine November 30, 2010

Continuation of  Best Joomla extensions for your Joomla site.  These Components, modules and plugins are Joomla Extensions that I recommend you install on your Joomla website.    By the way, these Joomla Extensions are all free. 6.  Xmap – Getting your website and pages indexed into google search, yahoo search or bing search can take a […]

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