We all know Joomla! is one of the world’s most popular open source content management system (CMS) running with millions of user base and active Joomla community. Even hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony found Joomla awesome.
To universalize and maximize it popularly of Joomla!, on January 20, 2015 Joomla! announced the launch of its new service Joomla.com. In Joomla.com users can create and build their own website freely hosted Joomla website for an unlimited time, that's hosted by SiteGround.
Though the service comes with limited features, but enough for those who are currently choosing free hosted options with other website building solution. Experts are assuming this service will add an acceleration in Joomla popularity as userbase as well. Because before this service, there was no such way for new user to experience Joomla CMS.
Developing a Joomla! component generally gets you to write tons of code, right? If you want to get rid of that and want your component to be compatible with Joomla regular and major updates of Joomla. You are on the right place. Today, I will show you how to develop Gallery Component with FOF, develop by Akeeba, thought FOF comes with default Joomla! installation, but we’ll download F0F (FzeorF) files. You might think why download, F0F right? There is a funny reason, I will disclose at the end of my tutorial.
There are a couple of parts related to this component development, such back-end view and front-end view. Only back-end view involves with Item view and category view, and item view consists of single item view and multiple item view, and the same as with category view.
If you are confused with item view and category view. Let me make things simple. When we click on the New button from Article Manager, it opens up the single item view. In Article Manager, we can see all Articles altogether, this is called a multiple item view, Have a look at the image below.
2014 is been a great year for us. From remote team to physical office, single person to a enthusiastic team and many more. We attended many workshop, seminar, conference as mentor, speakers and organizer. 2014 was the turning year for our company and thought us many things.
Struggle and Learning
- Scaling our team from 3 to 11 was really challenging and required significants improvement to our on-boarding process, workflow, communication system. We tested a lots of tools and software to make thing easier and I'll share the details on another post.
- Finding right people for right job is the most tedious and challenging work for us.
- Communication is key and we still struggling to improve it. We've tried our best last year but I must admit we didn't reach our goal yet.
- We were unable to focus on data mining and customer interest point as it deserved.
- We worked on several internal projects but failed to public it due to resources and competence.
We are a week away to say goodbye 2014, 2014 was really a memorable year in our ThemeXpert history. You all know, we started our journey from a tiny bedroom, and now we serve 59k+ clients from 1500 sqft office where 12 team members come at the office as bees every morning and get back to their beehives in the evening. But all our colleagues seldom get time make fun with each other while commuting home to office.
As the 2015 quickly approach, we decided to go on a trip where we’ll spend a couple of days and make lots of fun before New Year come along. To take this opportunity, we want you to be aware of the potential in our all support channels.
We believe hard working is key to produce the best products and services for our customers. But we also believe, giving a chance to our team heads spending a joyful moments will add an extra value in our every product and service.
Every year we set new year's resolution at ThemeXpert HQ to reach our numerous milestones. All milestones are set to give you extreme service from our end. We’re glad to announce, we have been able to reach maximum goals, that we set at the beginning of this year. Have a look at them.
- We moved 1500 sqft office from a bedroom, and its quite spacious to perform our daily task.
- We start from 3 members in team, now we've an acting football team. I mean 12 members in team.
- Our client base is about to reach on 60k.
- We've 50+ templates in our template directory.
- Our support executives are instructed to available 24/7 for chat and forum support.
Oops!! I might have forgotten something. In the beginning of a new year. You must have your own new year's resolution. and you need to fill your joomla toolbox in this occasion. Here is the New Year gift from ThemeXpert family. Enjoy 50% discount on BASIC, STANDARD as well as Single Template subscription plan, 30% discount on PRO membership plan.
Delivering transactional emails is considered one of the most recursive and important tasks for a website owner. If your transactional emails fail to reach recipients’ inbox, it will be difficult for you to have the benefits of an automated email transaction. An automated email transaction is heavily dependent on a reliable SMTP server. However, using an ordinary email service provider such as Yahoo Mail, Gmail and Hotmail has its restrictions. This is because they allow only a certain number of emails to be sent by a particular user per day. You might be thinking what is a smart solution for transactional email delivery and how to configure it, right?
For the purpose of this article I am going to discuss how to set up Mandrill for transactional emails. Mandrill facilitates sending 12,000 emails per month absolutely free. It’s easy to configure with a couple of steps. But the steps could be different depending on CMS. My today’s goal is to show you how to setup SMTP server on Joomla website.
Are you looking for the easiest way to set out own online business right away?
There are a couple of Free and Premium extension available for eCommerce Joomla Website. For eCommerce extension, I found HikaShop comparatively useful for an eCommerce solution. And It’s going to be a great alternative of Virtuemart. The eCommerce extension comes with bundle of features with minimal restriction in the free version and extensive opportunities in commercial versions. So, I like the extension overall except it’s user experience. Let’s move forward. For your convenience, I have divided my entire process into 6 steps, Have a look below.
- Download and Install Hikashop
- Create product category
- Add Products and its details
- Add Product Categories, Image And Prices
- Add Characteristics
- Publish Products in Front-end
Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends around Joomla community. You know, our ThemeXpert team is forerunner in celebrating festival at ThemeXpert HQ. No different on Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Our whole team have been working hard to join the madness. As usual we’ve forget you on this Thanksgiving celebration. Don’t miss to fill your Joomla toolbox with our product. Enjoy 30% discount on all our single template subscribe and club membership as well.
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