The Safe Path to Install and Un-install Joomla Extensions

Like the name implies, a Joomla extension extends the functionality of your Joomla-powered website. Extensions can be used for a lot of purposes including security , Search Engine Optimization , boost site speed and much more Extensions include templates, modules, components or plugins. You may want to review some of the pertinently popular Joomla extensions . Some extensions are included in the basic Joomla installation, while others are provided by 3rd party developers. Also read: How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website Joomla itself is a web-based content management system (CMS). Designed from the ground up to be intuitive and easy to use, Joomla requires almost no technical knowledge to implement. It's designed for end-users who don't necessarily [...]

How to Prevent Spam on Your Joomla Website

Dealing with Cybercrime is a major challenge to website owners and web hosting firms. Eliminating web spam or reducing the capacity of attackers to hurt web operations has been the concern of webmasters and server managers all over. Spam damages the reputation of a network and comes with a penalty . For the website owner, spamming could lead to a suspension or a complete deletion of your website by your web host. Keeping your website secured is extremely important to avoid the trouble of spammers and to stay safe with your web hosting comany and Google. Also read: Email Marketing and the Trouble With Auto-Responders In this article, we will examine the case of the Joomla website, a very widely used Content Management System(CMS), and take you through a [...]

How Not to Hurt Your Visitors When Using the WordPress Maintenance Mode

It is a common practice to set your website to maintenance mode when updating major sections of the website such as trying to fix a problem or running an updated version of a plugin. For several reasons which could be to fix a white screen of death problem , boost security against hackers and several others, we often update our own website and will automatically switch to the maintenance mode once an update is running. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 6 steps to clean and harden your Wordpress website Security with the Free Sucuri plugin 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website Visitors to your website can be turned off [...]

WordPress Performance: How to Find a Slow Plugin

One common problem with Content Management Systems including WordPress is that they are usually slow. The quick fix to a slow WordPress site and any other Content Management System is to enable a cache system. Also read: Best Comment Plugin for WordPress Websites 6 steps to clean and harden your Wordpress website Security with the Free Sucuri plugin 27 Free WordPress SEO Plugins that Will Improve Your Website Search Engine Rank How A Plugin Installation Can Crash Your Wordpress Website But there are cases where increased traffic leads to slow site despite the existence of a functional cache system. In this article, we shall address this issue with slow WordPress plugins. One slow plugin can slow down the entire site. We shall look [...]

Search Engine Manipulation: What It Is And Why Google Frowns At It

Google's comments in response to a legal battle against a publisher threw up some controversy over its position on Search Engine Optimization . Some think Google could come against SEO . But Google condemn Search Engine Manipulation and not SEO per say. Lets look further into this scenario. Does Google now view search engine optimization as bad, as spam, as something you could get banned for? Certainly not, but that is the take away you could now get based on a legal fight between Google and a publisher that was banned from its search results. Many of us have gotten a Google penalty including an outright ban. But this legal battle throws up some interesting questions and we will be seeing a possible change in the behavior of Google following this [...]

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