Tag Archives | Joomla!

Joomla! versus WordPress 2013

I teach journalism students to use both Joomla! and WordPress. I spend more time on WordPress as my general feeling is that WordPress has improved over the years while Joomla! has stagnated somewhat. Two years ago Web Designer magazine commissioned me to write a feature about Joomla!. It was part of a series of articles […]

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Top 50 WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Squarespace tips – Web Designer magazine

I’ve co-authored the Top 50 Blog Techniques feature which appears in Issue 171 of Web Designer magazine (available now in all good newsagents in the UK  and in other countries). It contains 50 (count ’em!) tried and tested tips to help you use: WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Squarespace. Joomla! isn’t the most intuitive CMS, so […]

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Build a news site in Joomla! in two hours – Web Designer magazine tutorial

This month’s Web Designer magazine includes a tutorial on How to Build a News Site in Joomla! written by me (Steve Hill). By following the 24 steps, readers should end up with a decent looking news site. Well, that’s the general idea. The tutorial will be particularly useful for charities or schools who are seeking […]

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Xaraya or Joomla! – what’s best for a university news site?

Xaraya or Joomla? We created our journalism news site using Joomla! CMS. A few weeks ago, I went up to visit BBC Sport Interactive. Having seen the CMS its journalist use, I feel pretty confident that our students are getting a good grounding in ‘real world’ working practices. But I’m just wondering if we should […]

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Pimp your Joomla! “ride” with extensions

Here is a quick list of really useful Joomla! Extensions that I have successfully installed. I’m a near Joomla! newbie,,,so if I can install them they must be pretty easy!  Basically extensions are optional improvements you can make to your Joomla! site and CMS.  JCE (a fantastic WYSIWYG editor) This really falls into the "essential" […]

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