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.

Top Joomla Extensions

by Elaine November 30, 2010

I’ve been with Joomla since the beginning and played with most of the Joomla Extensions out there either for commercial or business use.  I’ve installed the Components, modules, and plugins and deleted the ones that didn’t work.  If you are new to Joomla sifting through all the Extensions available is a little overwhelming, you will […]

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Joomla 1.6 Administrator Menu Changes

by Elaine November 5, 2010

Joomla 1.6 administrator menu has been revamped and links have been moved around.  So, if you decide to upgrade your existing Joomla site from Joomla 1.5 version or from other version below, here are a few tips to find what you are looking for in the new Joomla 1.6. 1.  The Site menu has been […]

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Ecommerce Template – How to Build an Online Store with ShopperPress

by Elaine October 27, 2010
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eCommerce Website – ShopperPress by PremiumPress Starting up your own business online can be exciting and fustrating at the same time.  If you are tech savvy this could be an easy job, but for most of us the task of building an e-commerce store for a business is a little daunting.  The best way to […]

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Joomla Banner Component Not Found

by Elaine October 21, 2010

It’s something we all do by mistake or on purpose.  Heck, even I’ve done it million times.  I see Joomla Components, plugins and modules that are just sitting around and I would just delete or uninstall them.  Thinking it will be on Extensions and I can just download the Extensions again.  But after deleting […]

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Joomla classified ads component

by Elaine September 24, 2010

As I’m looking into more Joomla solutions for a platform, I found another Joomla component suitable for creating a site that looks like a Classifieds ads website just like the very popular Craigslist or Kijiji.    Although you can create the Classified Ads site from scratch, which I really wouldn’t recommend, using Joomla/Wordpress is probably […]

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404 Joomla Error – Component not found

by Elaine September 22, 2010

I briefly discussed in the past about the 404 – Component not found error message when you try to access a component that you installed in Joomla.  There are other reasons as to why you get this error message and if my previous post doesn’t help you, you can also look at other setting in […]

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Joomla FJ Related Module No Articles Returned

by Elaine September 16, 2010

The Joomla FJ Related Articles Component is a little tricky, at least that’s what I found.  Just by reading the description wasn’t very helpful, I had to play around with the article keywords and the setting in menus and create different articles to finally understand and grasp how to use it. If you did follow […]

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How to make a Joomla site like Flickr

by Elaine August 14, 2010

Creating your photo blogging site with Joomla is super easy.  Flickr is just a platform that allows you to upload and share your photo album with your friends and family.  Flickr does have some space and folder restrictions.  I think you can only upload 2 videos and 100MB worth of photos each calendar month to […]

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How to make a site like

by Elaine August 3, 2010

If you want to tranform your site into a video sharing repository like YouTube it is very simple using Joomla or Wordpress.  If you selected Joomla to design your YouTube site, below is a component that I recommend is helpful to manage your videos.   I also recommend a youtube video template to match your needs.  […]

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Extension appears to be written for an older version of Joomla

by Elaine June 3, 2010

Joomla 1.5 Help – Here is another error message you might encounter when installing a Joomla template, Module, Component or Plugin.   If the Joomla  extension is an older version and not compatible with the current version of Joomla it will choke and cough out a message saying: Your Extension appears to be written for an […]

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Joomla Multiple Categories Advanced

by Elaine November 2, 2009

This is a continuation of the article regarding the Joomla Multiple Categories Solution.  You can also create a view to show multiple categories using the option to “Select Intro Article”.  You can use this to customize the look of the results page that returns after the user selects a menu item.   For example, you want […]

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Joomla Multiple Categories Solution

by Elaine November 2, 2009

Core Joomla 1.5 does not support articles belonging to more than one category.  I wanted to create an article under the category Running shoes, but I didn’t want to create a separate document under Women’s Shoes, Men’s Shoes, Fitness Gear as well.  I would have to maintain all these documents instead of just one.  At […]

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