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Quix Pro Is Here! Introducing The Best Visual Page Builder For Joomla With Pro Elements, Features & More

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After a while, we are back again with magical Joomla page builder that is ever created. This is not just about any page builder; it's about the very best of Quix. To make it, better than the best we reinvented the page building system to turn your imagination into reality.

We have been working restlessly for bringing out the pro version of Quix. It feels great to finally release the Pro version of powerful Joomla page builder that has been ever created. Now think beyond limitations and design your dream with the Quix Pro Joomla page builder. 

Let's dive and explore what comes with Quix 2.1 Pro Version. 

What's new in Quix Pro?

 Quix Pro has arrived with lots of enhancements and new features. These are:

  • ​Unsplash Integration in Media Manager
  • Custom CSS for Every Element
  • Copy Paste Feature
  • Joomla Article Integration
  • Form Builder
  • Twelve Pro Elements

Pro Features

Unsplash Integration in Media Manager

Images play a very vital role in the development, and we lose a very big part of our time while we search for images. Doing this also hampers our focus on work and thus we end our work by taking more time.

For saving more time and let you maintain your focus we have integrated unsplash with Quix. You can directly search and download images from unsplash without even leaving your development area.

From media manager go to unsplash tab, then search and insert your preferred image without any kind of hassle. 

Custom CSS for Elements

We have given every necessary element in Quix with elegant customization options. But if you think you need a little bit more customization, we have kept a place for custom CSS in every element. You will be able to bring any kind of modification on your own terms with custom CSS.

One element's custom CSS will no have any effect on other elements so that you can code freely. Style, customize and give a unique look that you hold deep inside you with Custom CSS of Quix page builder.

Copy Paste Everything

Quix means speed, and it ensures speed on your development with many advanced features. Quix 2 provides you with copy paste option, and you don't need to make similar section twice. Create once and clone it instantly by using copy paste option.

Copy Paste option really helps a lot, without it you had to use dragging option, and for the long page, it would be very much disturbing. To sort out this problem, we have came with copy paste option.

You can copy-paste sections, rows, columns, and even elements. All you have to do is click on the copy icon and paste it wherever you prefer. You can apply copy-paste unlimited times. 

1. Form Builder Element

"Building a form is only possible with form builder extensions" it's not true anymore. Quix 2.1 has brought "Form builder" element for you. Say goodbye to your old form builder extensions.

This form builder element is so powerful that it lets you create any type of forms without any complexity. It comes with eleven field types with customizable properties. Select the field, give the title, choose the type, and modify the settings according to your need than your form is ready.

Make form of any size, using form element. You can make a contact form using three fields, or you can make an application form of twenty fields, it's totally up to you.

To help understand your users, you can add placeholder and help texts. After submitting the form, all the pieces of information will be sent to your mail. You can add countless emails by adding "comma" on Actions After Submit -> Add Action.

If you wish you can take the information on specific fields with the help of shortcodes. Don't forget to give success or error messages, feel free to write it or use the default ones. There is a lot to be customized in the form element; it's not just a regular form builder it's more than that. 

2. Call to Action Element

Take your website from average to exceptional by creating interactive boxes with Call to Action element. This element cleverly seeks the attention of your visitors and stimulates them to interact and take action.

Combine image, button, text and start designing stylish box layouts. Then bring life to those layouts with magnificent effects and interactions. Create truly spectacular sections by combining hover animations, advanced filters, and overlay blend modes.

In call to action box, you can set an image as the background. It can be for your home page, about page or any other pages, make sure your website makes a long-lasting impression on each of your visitors. This extra effects would take a lot of custom coding, CSS and your valuable time, but now all these can be achieved instantly without any coding.

To improve your visitor's interaction call to action plays a great role. It will create the WOW factor for your audience. 

3. Media Carousel Element

Visual contents always wins, no matter its a landing page, a blog post or an entire website. Media carousel element takes your videos and images to the next level of design.

Media carousel is highly customizable, and it just not allows you to combine images with videos, it also uses multiple other useful features that turns this element into a powerful visual tool. You can entirely change the height, width, and space between slides, depending on your need.

The media carousel is fully device responsive, and you can customize the element according to devices. 

4. Tabs Element

Organize your content but without taking a lot of space with tab element of Quix. It lets you show only the title and the content is hidden until toggled. Save your space and show several content in one place with Tab element.

Set the contents for each tab individually, add images, texts, videos and anything you like to make your tab interactive. After setting the content, versatile settings panel awaits to do the customization of your tab element. 

5. Slider Pro Element

Images tell stories, and you can tell several stories by using one slider. The slider element of Quix gives you full freedom to build what you want in the way you want. Create your slides in the shortest time and in an efficient way.

Slider element of Quix is fully device responsive. You optimize your contents for the different resolution, and no matter what is your display size is, it will always look great. Your site can be enjoyed from any device, whether its a laptop, desktop or a mobile phone.

For using slider element, you do not require any pre-knowledge or coding knowledge. Just put your required data along with settings, and you are ready with a magnificent slider on your site.

Enhance your slider with different customization and styles. Every heading, button, image and text can be easily edited with customization options. It's pretty simple to build every kind of image slider, post slider and video slider, with the slider pro element of Quix. 

6. Animated Headline Element

In any website, headline gives the summary and effectively influences the visitor. This influence rate can be increased with animated headlines. The name says it all for the animated headline, as it allows you to give spectacular animation and effects to your headline.

Top rated brands use highlighted and animated headlines to draw the attention of the visitor at the headline. You can do this too with the Animated headline of Quix. 

7. Countdown Element

Countdown is considered as #1 sales trick to boost your conversions and sales. It creates the scarcity & urgency that forces people to buy products. Quix's countdown element allows you to create stunning countdown section with simple drag & drop.

By default, there are two views come with countdown element - Block & Inline. Choose the one that goes with your design. There are lots of ways to customize the countdown element, and you can add a background image, gradient color or even background overlay with it.

There is no limitation to style your countdown box. If you can imagine it, you can build it with Quix. 

8. Counter Element

One of the very popular elements of Quix is counter. This element allows you to set a count for different kind of purposes like - followers, subscribers, site views, etc. With the counter element of Quix, you can count on both ascending and descending order.

You can give any look to this element and make it more appealing. Put number, duration, order, title and then style it the way you want with numerous style options of Quix. 

9. Flip Box Element

Flip box is one of the fascinating element that comes with special flipping effect. It allows you to present your content in a different way. Insert a flip box and put your content, then put different effects and animations.

When your viewers are watching the content, it will feel like a magic to them as the content of filp box changes upon mouse hovering. Flip box element comes with slide, flip, push, zoom out, zoom in and fade effect with it. After applying everything will work fluently without any error. 

10. Joomla Articles Element

Provide the comfort to your blog readers that they crave for on your website. You can easily make a showcase for both uncategorized and categorized article by using Joomla articles element of Quix. Only you have to select the group and define how many articles you want to show with this element, and the rest will be autonomously managed by Quix.

If you want to show the featured article or order the articles by latest, title, popular or ordering tag, you can do that too. With Joomla articles element by default, you get four different layouts. These layouts include a group, list, deck, and column.

Each of these layouts comes with its own style, the whole look of your site will be changed. Choose one layout that fits best with your website and than customize it on your own way. Imagine anything and build it exactly like imagination with Quix. 

11. Person Element

Person element holds a short biography of your important members and staff members on your site. This short biography increases interaction among the company and users. Any outsider person gets to know about your team very fast.

Quix person element comes with various customization options including settings for image, typography, colors and much more. Create your team section with the person element of Quix. 

12. Testimonial Carousel Element

Testimonials bear the social proofs that help you to increase trust & conversions between your client and website. A general testimonial shows the social proof of one or multiple persons testimonial in a specific area. But with testimonial carousel, you can show unlimited persons testimonial in a specific place without using much space.

Get full control over the design and style of your testimonial carousel, including position, content and many other styling options. With this element, you can control how much faster the testimonial flows and whether it pauses on click. 

Why to Use Quix Pro?

Quix is a versatile Joomla page builder that gives you total control to develop your Joomla website with drag & drop page building.

Quix free version is enough for developing a fully working Joomla website. But as it is free, there are also some limitations come with the free version. These limitations are pro elements, pro layouts, Unsplash integration, Custom CSS and much more additional upcoming features.

From, look to the performance of your website, everything will be more flourished with Pro features. Quix pro will allow you to do the complex designs in the shortest time which will save your money for designer and additional extensions.

If you really care for your time and money, you will definitely use Quix Joomla page builder pro version. 

Don't have plan to purchase Quix pro? 

​If you do not intend to buy Pro Quix at this moment, its tottaly alright. But we insist you to give it a go by Using Quix free version. Once the magic of Quix starts I bet you will definitely use Pro version. 

All right lets see what the Free version got. 

Quix 2.1 Free Features

Visual Frontend Editor

The new version of Quix Joomla page builder comes with live frontend editor. This technology helps anyone to build page by himself with live preview. It is very faster, and anyone without any sort of coding knowledge can use it.

Every single change you make in the builder will be done instantly. You do not need to go for preview button every time you make a change. 

Flexible Layout System

Flexible Column System: The columns of Quix 2.1 is very much flexible than ever before. You can define the number of columns add a new column or delete an older one. You can even resize the columns by dragging the edge of it or resize it from the settings panel. For different devices like tablets, desktop, and phones, you can set default column sizes.

Array of Premade Column: To give users a flexible development experience Quix gives you the array of premade columns. There are 11 premade columns available for you. From these columns, you can choose the one that suits best for your section design.

On The Fly Column Add: If you ever feel that you need to add a few more columns after completing the entire page, what you would do?

You might run out of options. To give you a solution to this problem Quix 2.1 gives you on the fly column add option. Now you can add column any time you want, just click the "Add Column" button, and a new panel for adding column will appear on your screen.

Nested Columns: Nested column allows you to add a new column inside a column. Create any sort of dynamic or complex layout easily with the help of nested columns.

To add a nested column first insert a section. Then from elements add "column" element. This way you can insert as many as column you like. 

Template Manager

You get to use template manager at Quix 2 absolutely free. Template library has evolved to template manager. Previously it was a bit scattered, but now it is fully organized. Now inserting a section form template manager is easier than before.

All things are kept in one place so that you find it faster whenever you need it. Template manager is separated into three tabs - My Templates, Pages, and Sections.

Sections contains beautiful premade sections. 

Media Manager

Media manager allows you to manage all types of media files in one place. You can store any type of media files at here, and these files will help you at a later time. If you want to insert an image in any section, you will be able to insert it from here directly.
Media manager allows you to sort and search for a specific file. No matter how many media files you keep on your media manager, you will be able to find any item within the shortest time.

SVG Support

SVG Icon Picker: Quix has included most beautiful and trendy SVG icon with it. You will get 1000+ preinstalled SVG icons with Quix page builder. These icons are located locally into the media manager.

We have given the freedom to create and use your own icons but if you do not like the hard work, use ours. We will try to increase the number of these icons in every regular update in need basis.

SVG Adjustment: Scalable Vector Graphics or SVG is a vector image format based on XML. SVG facilitates you with animation and interactivity, and you can easily create amazing things with the help of SVG.

SVG lets you play with the it, you can make objects bigger, smaller or any preferred size you want. Quix 2 provides you the full functionality to use the SVG editor, and you can upload any numbers of SVG images in the media manager. 

Link Page to Menu 

Now you do not need to go through pristine and old procedures to link a page to menu. You can directly create link page to menu with Quix. Just go to settings and click on "Link Page to Menu". As soon as you click a modal will open, you just fill the required information's and your page will be linked to menu.

SEO & Page Settings 

Everyone wants to stay ahead in this race of technology and SEO keeps your website ahead and attracts traffic. Search engines use the meta description as the overview of the site and show it to the user. To give you the lead we have brought important SEO settings on the frontend of Quix.

Quix allows you to manage your pages very easily. After creating a page, you can set its status as published, unpublished, archived, and trashed. If you want that your page will be accessible by only a few persons, you can do it too.

Advanced Free Elements

Quix versatile Joomla page builder lets you build your website intelligently in shortest time. It offers 18 free elements for everyone. Anyone can easily develop a website by using these elements.

This list of elements contain - Accordion, alert, blurb, button, column, divider, google-map, icon-list, heading, image, joomla-module, person, raw-html social-icon, spacer, testimonial, text and video. Almost anything can be build with these elements but for building more advanced section you can try Quix Pro version. 

If you want to learn more about Quix follow this link

Things To Consider 

In this update Quix has came with a lot of new features and functionalities. This changes didn't come in one day, it took hard work of day and night. We will try to bring out more features and functionalities in future updates.

Conclusion 

​Pro version of Quix will give you the ultimate power to bring your thought to reality. All you need to do is install and get started using Quix. We have tried to give you the best page builder and we will update our product time to time. 

If you find any problem let us know, we are ready to give you support. 

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9 Best Joomla eCommerce Templates For eCommerce Websites

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In this modern age, everyone likes to shop online without any hassle and physical involvement. Anyone one can build an online Joomla eCommerce site by using templates.

There are a lot of Joomla eCommerce templates available in the Joomla templates market. But choosing the best one is a very tough task. There is several marketplaces like themeforest, templatemonster, mojo marketplace, etc are available in these places you can find good templates. But it will cost your valuable time and money.

In this post we have amalgamated top nine Joomla eCommerce templates in one place. You do not need to go anywhere else.

So, why wait let's check out these templates. 

ShopX

A fully minimalistic Joomla eCommerce template for Joomla that is suitable for any fashion, electric and eCommerce powered shop. If you are wondering to build an online shop and searching for a template that will cover all your needs, then choose ShopX.

It's obvious that you will want to decorate your products nicely and smooth checkout experience. ShopX has both features, and the great news is you will be able to build your website within the shortest time. 

Smart Checkout & Dashboard

You might get dazzled with attracting images of a theme, but if your client does not find a smooth checkout system, they will immediately abandon your site no matter what great product you have. ShopX Joomla eCommerce template comes with smart checkout & Dashboard so that your consumer can complete their shopping with ease from your site.

With shopx, your client can add any product of any quantity, and it also lets the user to add discount coupons. You consumer will not face any kind of complexity as the whole information regarding shopping is shown on the dashboard. It's all possible due to meaningful design methodology of ShopX. 

J2Store & Hikashop Ready

Latest eCommerce extension integration comes with Shopx eCommerce Joomla template. J2Store and Hikashop both extension is integrated with Shopx. It's your choice which ecommerce extension you want to use.

You can add, remove or modify any product effortlessly with both J2store and hikashop. Add product variants, style it and publish it on your site. All types of popular payment processors work with these eCommerce extensions so, you do not need to take extra tensions regarding payments. 

Easy Customizability with Endless Possibilities

You can customize your site very easily with shopx, and you can even make it look alike demo just by yourself as it comes with Quix Joomla page builder. You do not need to be a coding guru to use this page builder as it comes with lucid UI and options. Quix is so easy to use that even your grandma can build a website with it.

Shopx has the full support of quix, it is not necessary to build a website exactly like the demo. You can customize and build the way you want, only sky's the limit as quix provides you endless possibilities with Shopx. You will never feel the need of anything else to build eCommerce site while using Shopx template. 

Drag & Drop Development with Responsive layouts

Everything you develop in quix is entirely drag & drop compatible and device responsive. You can set different style, animation, and functionality for different devices according to your need. Everything you develop by dragging elements, you do not need to go through any complex processes.

Update & Support

ThemeXpert team is very much concerned with customers and products; therefore they update all of their products on a regular basis. With each new update, you get bug fixes and new features.

If you ever get into any trouble with the template you can check the enriched documentation or knock for support at chat and forum. At there expert engineer is waiting to troubleshoot your problem. Take help from support whenever about any problem you face after all customer satisfaction is the motive of ThemeXpert. 

Pros

  • Extreme typography control
  • Smooth checkout & dashboard
  • Niche specific responsive designs
  • Advanced mega menu
  • j2Store & Hikashop ready
  • RTL supported

Cons

  • No cons reported by user

Digistore

Create digital storefront within no time with Digistore Joomla eCommerce template. Digistore is created with very much effort and dedication to helping you create best eCommerce site.

Digistore comes within detailed product pages, which is beautifully designed without compromising the performance. You will not have to do extra work for designing your pages. As a result, you will save your time, money and do well in your business. 

Easy Blogging

Digistore comes with the most powerful and popular framework T3, which lets you do blogging freely. T3 frameworks every functionality is very easy, and you can control your website without any complexity. You can customize everything, even set custom typography with 1000+ google fonts with the T3 framework.

Give the professional blogging experience to your user with the t3 framework and Digistore. You can create multiple types of post and also share them too. All of this facilities without any 3rd party extensions. 

Smooth Checkout & Dashboard

The checkout process in digistore is based on multipart. Its very fast and secure, anyone can easily check out their desired products with any payment processors from here. The entire check out process is pretty straightforward and very easy to use.

The dashboard give a complete overview of everything to a customer. Your user can also apply for coupon and discount codes if he has any. A user can add or remove any product any time he want from the dashboard. 

Highlight & design product with best Page builder

Digistore comes with the best Joomla eCommerce plugin Digicom. You can easily highlight or create a showcase of your own products using Digicom. By default, digistore includes several elegant designed pages to help you create professional business and eCommerce website in the shortest time.

Pros

  • Shows sales statistics with digicom
  • Fluent checkout process
  • Responsive design
  • Easy showcase creation

Cons

  • Only digital goods can be sold, no option to sell physical goods. 

JA Shoe Store

JA Shoe Store is a Joomla eCommerce template which can be used to set up multiple types of shops. Shoes, Clothes, toys, Groceries, electric items or even furnitures, you can develop shop for anything within the shortest time.

One Template Multiple Sites

By the name of this template, you may think that you can only build a website for shoes only. Actually, the name doesn't define the type of stores, this Joomla eCommerce template in a way that you can also build ultimate cloths, sport, fashion and any kind of eCommerce websites. Its design and flexible layout easily adapt any types of design to set up different types of eCommerce sites.

This template comes with full VirtueMart support. Virtuemart support most popular payment processors, so you will be able to take payment from any person and anywhere. This Joomla eCommerce extension is fully free, so you do not have to invest more money to develop your website. 

Fully Responsive with RTL Support

Every inch of ja shoe store is mobile responsive with outstanding appearance. It matches every responsive layout like laptop, desktop, mobile, and tablet. No matter what is the size of your device, your site with ja shoe store template will always look great on any device.

It might happen, you want to make your site multilingual, and therefore you need RTL support. If the template comes with RTL support only then, you can use special languages like Arabic, Persian, etc. JA shoe store template comes with RTL support, so there is no more barrier to build a website in RTL format. 

Built With T3 Framework

T3 is one of the best and very popular Joomla template frameworks. Ja shoe store is built with the T3 framework in its core. This powerful template framework gives you lots of customizations that give you full control of your site. Normal templates give you only some basic functionalities and customizations, but this template offers you to customize the way you like.

You can keep everything as the demo, or you can develop the site the way you want, it's up to you. Besides, there are lots of Joomla default pages available, which are fully supported with this template. It offers different styles to customize those pages. 

Pros

  •  Fully Responsive.
  • Excellent for Shoe stores. 
  • RTL and cross browser support. 

Cons

  • No Hikashop support
  • You cannot buy this single template, you must buy full membership package. 

StoreFront Clothing

Give your users responsive store experience across any sized devices. Storefront clothing provides you tabbed product showcase merged with VirtueMart that makes your selling easier than ever. This template is developed and updated regularly by popular Joomla template company GAVICKPRO.

Sell Your Products Online

Storefront template comes with many built-in features and functionalities to give you the ultimate eCommerce site experience. It is the best choice for estore owners as storefront attracts users and maximizes your sales. Its responsive design allows your customers to have full access to your site from a desktop, tablet, phone or any other devices.

This template is built to give your site speed and flexibility that your clients demand. Every line of code is written with experienced developers; therefore there will be no pain at all while you develop your site. 

Elegant Template Design with estore Browsing Features

It is a pleasure to look at clean and stunning designs of storefront Joomla template. The CSS3 based animations catch the eyesight of your viewers instantly when they step into your site. Make showcase of your products easily and create attraction for your consumers as News show pro and Tabs extension come with it.

You can organize each product by its category so that your users can find specific product easily. This will also help users to find related products, and you will be able to earn more. 

VirtueMart and Hikashop Support

Virtuemart and Hikashop both are very popular Joomla cart extensions. These extensions help you to manage your inventory smartly without any kind of fuss. There are advanced customization options, so customize and make it your way.

These eCommerce extensions help you to take any kind of payments, no matter where your consumer is living. You have to set up these extensions once; then everything will be automatically managed within storefront. 

Pros

  • Remarkable estore-browsing features
  • Slideshows and Parallax Scrolling
  • Hikashop & Virtuemart support
  • Mobile responsive

Cons

  • Good for clothing store, but not for all niche.
  • Mobile Menu UI is not great. 

Holax

 Holax is one of the popular multipurpose eCommerce template developed by bdthemes. This template comes with six elegant homepage demos to set your eCommerce site quickly. You can set up your Joomla store within a minute by importing demo of Holax.

After you import demo you like, everything will be exactly the same as the demo. All you have to do is customize and make the necessary changes that are needed. 

Fully Responsive Hand Crafted Design

Each and every layout of holax is fully responsive. Your website build with holax will easily adapt any sized display device. Responsiveness can be customized for every device, you can do this from template settings.

There is competition everywhere; therefore holax is crafted with the sweetness of mind. You site build with holax will be definitely different than others, and your business will grow quickly. Any type of eCommerce sites can be developed with this template only you have to use your imagination to make it happen.

To attract clients, you can use different color variations with the template. Each color will give a unique look to your website. Choose the color that suits best on your website. 

Unlimited Customizations & Settings

There are unlimited numbers of customizations and settings comes with Holax. If you do not like a section, you can customize it in a new way all the tools are right in front of you, just use it. Apply a setting that again changes it until you find the one you have been looking for.

Every line of code of Holax is coded with experienced programmers. Therefore it is fast and very easy to maintain. Holax is built with HTML 5, PHP 7, CSS3, etc and it fully maintains the Joomla API based class and functions. 

Regular Updates & Dedicated Support

Everyday existing technology gets old and new technology is introduced. For this reason, developers of holax, always try to update the template with the latest features. The more the update one template receives, the more stronger and faster it becomes.

If you ever fell in trouble, there is rich documentation to help you. Else you can always knock for support through live chat or forum. There is always a person is ready to provide you support for your problem. 

High Performance with Template Security

Holax is developed with WARP framework in its core, so it is very powerful. This lightweight, modular front end framework lets you customize your website entirely without hampering the speed of your site. There are huge settings options available on the control panel of the template; you can customize and get it in your way.

Template security is one of the very important issues; therefore very strong security is provided with this template. There are several protection schemes is provided with this template which is very safe. And you do not have to worry about payments and shopping system as everything will be handled automatically with Hikashop. 

Pros

  •  Professional designs.
  • Blazing performance.
  • Template security. 

Cons

  • No page builder support.
  • Not Updated regularly.

MegaDeal II

MegaDeal II is a multipurpose eCommerce Joomla template by developed Joomshaper. This Joomla eCommerce template comes with clean coding and flat design so that you do not need to worry about coding and designs. With this template, you can develop any kind of tech product store or online shops.

MegaDeal II is completely device responsive, and no matter which device your users may use, your site will always look same to every device. This template helps your site develop with amazing look and functionality so that everyone feels comfortable while shopping from your site. 

VirtueMart 3 Support

MegaDeal II eCommerce Joomla template allows you to turn your Joomla site into a full-featured eCommerce system with Virtuemart 3 support. Creating an online shop & catalog was never so easy. Virtuemart 3 offers you easy configuration and allows you to handle multiple categories & products.

You can set up multiple payment options with VirtueMart 3; therefore you can take payments from anyone. Virtuemart 3 also supports a wide range of shipping along with payments. Managing your shop will be very much easier with Megadeal II and VirtueMart.

Modern Designs with Ease of Usability

Megadeal II is designed very carefully with expert designers, in order to look good on every device. Every design is niche specific and will definitely attract the eyesight of your visitors.

Within a few clicks, you can setup Megadeal II fully on your site. Quickstart package of this template built in a way to make you develop faster. 

Helix 3 with SP Page Builder

Megadeal lI Joomla eCommerce template is built with SP Page builder and Helix 3 framework in the core. Helix is a very user-friendly, customizable and easy to integrate solution for your Joomla website. It provides you with many options and functionalities to take the full control of your Joomla website.

Sp page builder is one of the very popular page builder extension for Joomla. It allows you to customize your Joomla store within a few clicks. You can develop anything with the help of this drag & drop Joomla page builder and you would not require to write a single line of code.

You get SP Page builder pro along with megadeal II to develop your online eCommerce shop. There are over 41+ premium elements are included in SP page builder. It doesn't matter whether the layout is simple or complex, if you can imagine, you can build anything with these elements.

Pros

  • Virtuemart 3 support
  • Easy to install & use
  • Responsive design

Cons

  • No support for hikashop or other ecommerce extensions except virtuemart
  • You must buy Sp page builder pro to use this template

Corner Shop

The corner shop is a Joomla eCommerce template that comes with four default template styles and built by YOUJOOMLA. This Joomla template is fully Hikashop integrated and perfectly suits any type of Joomla shop needs. All of the layouts of the layouts of this template is very flexible and effective.

Within a single mouse click, you can switch from boxed width layout to full layout. For showing the color elegance, developers have included color parameter; therefore, you will be able to choose any color for your website. 

Built - in Mega Menu with SEO Features

For maximizing the menu space Corner shop, Joomla eCommerce template provides you built in mega menu. This mega menu extends the functionality of the default Joomla menu and gives you additional menu options. Customize the way you like and keep everything in an organized way.

SEO helps you to boost your sites traffic and rank up your website. With corner shop, you can easily increase the ranking of your website with the help of custom rich snippets. These settings of corner shop will generate structured microdata code snippets which will boost your search engines ranking. 

Responsive Web Design with Custom Shortcodes

Each and every layout of corner shop is fully responsive and renders magnificently according to your device. Computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone nothing is a barrier for corner shop. If you want you can easily hide any sections for a specific device, you can do it with corner shop.

To boost up your workflow, use shortcodes. You can create custom pages very fast by using short codes of media, tabs, icons, notifications or images effects. Short codes are very easy to generate and use, you can find it under the content editor. 

Hikashop Enabled

There are several extensions integrated with corner shop to give you the ultimate Joomla eCommerce site experience. By default, there is YJ module engine, YJ shop products, and K2. For handling your store, Hikashop is integrated.

Hikashop is a complete eCommerce solution extension. You can organize single to multiple products very easily with this powerful extension. It manages everything automatically and generates statistics. Create your site and sell internationally with hikashop.

Pros

  •  Hikashop supported.
  • Built in mega menu. 
  • Elegant designs. 

Cons

  • Only Hikashop Supported

JDSHOP

JD Shop is a fully responsive Joomla eCommerce template developed by JoomDev. You can set up a versatile minimalistic online store within shortest time with JD shop template.

Drag & Drop Page Builder

Developing is now matter of minutes as Quix page builder is integrated with JD shop. Quix's frontend builder enables you to develop the site within shortest time by dragging & dropping elements only. You do not need any programming knowledge or coding experience, developing wish is enough to use quix.

You can use the demo with quix to build your site instantly, or you can also build your site sections by section. If you can imagine it, quix makes it possible to develop it. You can customize every section of your site in the way you want with JD shop.

Developing will be a lot of easier and time saving with jdshop. It's not just any page builder it's more than that. 

Cross Browser Compatibility with Typography Control

JD Shop comes with cross-browser compatibility, so your online store will be accessible from any browser. It runs smoothly on Chrome, Mozilla, even Safari, a browser isn't a barrier anymore. Build web store fast, easily and let everyone shop from your e-store.

Jd shop gives full typography control of your site, you can set custom typography for every place. Set typography with customizable colors, height, width and 1000+ google fonts. Your blog readers will get the full pleasure they want while reading. 

Fully Responsive with Increased Conversion Rate

Every inch of JD shop comes with responsiveness; your website will look same on every device of your consumer. No matter what is the resolution, it will always be perfect to look. There will be no difficulty while clients buy a product from your estore.

You can run your shop without any difficulties, and everything will be managed automatically after you setup everything your way. This template comes with a built-in countdown feature that allows you to run sales and increase the conversion rate. 

Pros

  •  Cross browser compatibility.
  • Device responsive.
  • Quix page builder support. 

Cons

  • No zoom hover effect.
  • Template loading speed is not so good. 

JSN Ferado 2

JSN Ferado 2 is one of the popular Joomla eCommerce template developed by Joomlashine. This template comes with two famous eCommerce extensions, redshop, and Virtuemart. Every homepage of this template is designed especially for a clothing store, and you can even set up your own type of e-commerce store with this template.

Two eCommerce Extension Support

JSN ferado 2 provides you two popular eCommerce extension - Virtuemart & redShop support. Use the one that suits you best.

This template has a fully optimized front-end display for VirtueMart eCommerce extension. You can create a showcase of your products or highlight a specific product using jsn ferado 2. If you ever want to run special discount, you can easily do it with this template. It will help you to earn more profit without any trouble.

The checkout process is very much smoother in both redShop and Virtuemart pages. You will be able to take payments from any country as almost every type of payment processor is supported with it. 

Powerful JSN Sun Framework

JSN Ferado 2 is built with jsn sunframework in the core. It has so many options and functionalities which will allow you to take total control of your site. It allows you to import and export all your template settings within one single click, so you will be able to set up multiple shops within no time easily.

This framework also provides you for leveling up your sites SEO performance with microdata support. You can create a mega menu with simple drag and drop. There is also 800+ google fonts along with 670+ FontAwesome Icons are packed with this framework, so there will be absolutely no difficulties to develop your ecommerce site. 

Unlimited Customization with Typography Control 

Your eCommerce store, you are the one who customizes everything from your store. You can keep everything like the demo with one click or customize it section by section. Customization is very much easy with Quix page builder that you will find it like playing games. From effect to font everything can be customized, customize everything the way you want.

Give the ultimate blogging experience with typography control in every text sections. Customize texts with changing height, width, color, spacing and 1000+ google fonts. 

Pros

  •  Two eCommerce extension support. 
  • Typography Control. 
  • Many customization options.

Cons

  • No Support for hikashop Joomla eCommerce extension.
  • No support for popular framework like T3, helix or gantry.
  • No updated regularly
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Celebrate EID with 30% Discount on All Products!

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 Eid is on its way. In this auspicious occasion, we have a arrived with exciting news for you! We are giving a huge discount on this sacred occasion of Eid!

To celebrate the occasion of Eid, you will get 30% discount. This discount will be available from June 12 to June 23, 2018. This 30% is applicable for Club Membership and all ThemeXpert products. Which means it's a great opportunity to grab the powerful Quix page builder 2.0 at a very low cost.

That's not all; you can also use this discount on Joomla templates, Joomla extensions, WordPress themes, and WordPress extensions as well. 

Don't let go this opportunity. Grab it in this occasion of happiness and spread happiness to everyone. May Allah brings peace and happiness to everyone's life. Eid Mubarak.

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7 Best Joomla Hosting for Faster Loading Joomla Website in 2018

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Hey guys, we are going to discuss the best Joomla hosting for users, and we will try to make this article very newbie friendly. By making this article newbie friendly, we aimed to explain almost all you need to know about Joomla CMS and hosting itself in plain language. Almost everyone knows that starting to develop a website from scratch has never been an easy process. 

A bad hosting provider for your website is a wrong way to start, knowing the best hosting providers for whatever CMS platform you want your site to be hosted on is a great way to start. Since we are focusing this article on the best Joomla hosting for Joomla users, let us first discuss what is Joomla content management system (CMS).

What is Joomla?

Joomla is one of the leading tools in the creation of websites, and it is among the most awarded Content Management System (CMS) worldwide. There are more than 30 million web pages created with Joomla. You have more than 10,000 components at your disposal that will allow you to expand the functionality of your website with options such as a virtual store, newsletters, forums, image galleries and endless possibilities that do not stop growing.

Joomla allows you to manage all your website efficiently, create a new section, modify the current ones, add new images, create new menu options and almost anything you need you can do quickly and without technical knowledge. If you have just basic knowledge of Word (Microsoft Word) or any other text editor you can efficiently manage your website.

Joomla is an Open Source, that means you can use it for free, and almost 95% of the components for Joomla are also free; that is why it is among the top CMS today.

Let's look into what hosting is all about and the best type of hosting available.

What is Web Hosting and Why You Need That?

A web host is mostly called a space in which you purchase on a web server to store your site files. Think for example your computer and the folders and files in them; every file has a folder in which it is saved and can be accessed easily from, that is just the concept of web hosting.

For any website to become live, it needs to be located, that is hosted on a web server. By buying a hosting plan from any web hosting company, you are only renting space from their web server. So in the situation, someone decides to visit your website by entering your domain name, the person will be directed to your website.

When you hire the services of a web host provider, all backend concerns would be managed by them, repair and maintenance of the server are included. Generally, a web hosting company is there to make life easier by saying webmasters from lots of hassle.

If you have in mind to start a Joomla web project and have been evaluating different options to host it, you will have discovered that there is an excellent variety of hosting types. We explain briefly what each one consists of:

Shared Hosting

Since web hosting can be simply said to be a computer (server) that allows you to store and publish your files on the internet for everyone to see. A web hosting company most times called web host can decide to rent its computer (server) space to customers.

A shared hosting can then be explained as type of web hosting service where many websites that differs share one physical server. This however reduces the cost of hosting effectively. Even though shared hosting means shared resources like the disk space, ram, CPU and bandwidth, all your files are safely protected from others.

Pros

  • It is budget friendly
  • It is very convenient

Cons

  • You have limited resources
  • You don't have full control

Use Case

Shared hosting is mostly used by these category of websites

  • Low traffic website
  • A new growing website
  • A personal blog
  • A forum

Virtual Private Server (VPS)

A Virtual Private Server is simply explained as a virtual machine which takes care of the individual needs of a user, and it is carried out as an isolated physical computer dedicated to one particular user. Virtual servers mostly consist of a file transfer protocol software, a web server software, a mail server program and different other types of software for e-commerce, blogging etc.

You should also note that is this type of hosting; you will be responsible of catering for the server. In summary, a Virtual Private Server is partitioned/mapped out part of a physical server.

Pros

  • You have full control over it
  • It is more protected and secure
  • You can run scheduled task and maintenance.

Cons

  • It is more on the expensive side

Use Cases

  • Advanced users
  • Companies and businesses

Dedicated Server

A dedicated server is the easiest of all to understand, imagine this scenario: You purchased a PC from a store and connect it to your home network, then installed and connected the web server software and DNS respectively and correctly. This PC would be able to make your website go live and handle all requests from all over the globe.

However, the question to be asked remains, how will it cope with power outages, theft, crashes, the rise in traffic, security breaches? Web hosts take upon themselves all these risks and solve these issues. In summary, you rented a server situated at a web hosts data centre.

Pros

  • It is easy to use
  • More capabilities
  • It is flexible
  • High performance
  • More secure
  • More reliable

Cons

  • More expensive 

Use Cases

  • This is mainly used by Larger companies or corporations 

Hosting for Newbies

Maybe you've lost yourself with so much technicality: hosting, web hosting, hosting, VPS, RAM, CPU ... Do not worry, it all happened to us. Some hosting companies think that we are all computer scientists and that we understand what they say and it is not always the case.

To make the article more newbie friendly with a good taste and understand perfectly the types of hosting that exist, I have to try and summarize these hosting packages.

Types of Hosting Summarized

  • Shared hosting is like a co-working space, where you rent a table and start working. You'll find other startups in the same floor sharing internet, water, electricity, elevator etc.
  • The VPS hosting is comparable to urbanisation of townhouses with which you share some services, such as the community pool. You enjoy considerable autonomy.
  • The dedicated server is a single-family house in which you live alone and do what you want. The neighbours are several tens of meters away, and they do not bother you. It is more difficult to manage (more expenses, more paperwork, more time) but it is worth it when you need it, and you can pay it.

What Makes a Host Great + Why

When we work online on projects that generate money and expenses. It is vital to have an excellent hosting service nearby. Unfortunately, a large number of people opt-in for hosting services of low quality. Fortunately, today we will see some of the characteristics of an excellent hosting service. For you as a webmaster, you can identify if the company you have hired, meets the quality guidelines that we will mention or if it lacks some details.

Apparently, in the best Joomla hosting services discussed below, they can fulfill everything and assure you a high-quality hosting service. So, without further ado, let's see the characteristics of a good Hosting.

What Features Should You Lookout for When You Shop for a Hosting?

Optimized Servers: When it comes to a hosting service dedicated to electronic commerce, one of the main things that are needed, is that the servers are optimized for what they are going to be used. For this, we must see the operating system they handle, which is the optimum for the project we are going to undertake.

For example. If you are about to install Joomla, take care that the server has Windows and Apache. Otherwise, if you use one with Linux or another operating system, you will see complexities and really strange things that in a serious project you will not want to find. Mainly for the loss of money that you can generate.

Great Support: Imagine a situation in which your website crashes, the server is not online, or you suffer some mishap with the platform on which you work. For any of these cases, good technical support is of vital importance. Moreover, for example, in these cases, in these discussed hosting companies below, they have technical support in high quality. 

Customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but mainly, having trained personnel, who know how to meet the needs of customers and that are not the typical ones that they tell you, wait later to solve it. It really is a point that must be analyzed in detail.

Scalable infrastructure: As a third important factor in the quality of a hosting service. We have the scalability. What do you mean by scalable Infrastructure? When we talk of being scalable, we refer to the possibility of increasing the capabilities of a server, according to the required needs. That is we need more RAM; the scalable server allows more RAM to be added.

We need more disk space; the scalable server allows more storage space to be added without generating major problems. This type of things guarantees a great quality in the web hosting service and will surely make you satisfied.

High Performance: Not all companies can afford to have the acronyms of high performance. However, if you see a company that has this feature, then approach them, because they will surely provide the performance that you and your business need. Obviously, note that it also complies with the rest of the features that we have just mentioned so that you are much calmer.

I would not dare to recommend a Joomla hosting service, giving the adjective of the "best" market, what I have done is giving you the features every best hosting services should possess, so in general, I would say that before buying any hosting service evaluate the following:

  • Acceptable load time, data transfer and user-friendly and intuitive interface.
  • With the possibility that within your plan you can migrate to your hosting to another, keeping your data.
  • Unlimited email when you buy a paid service, although at this point it would be important that you evaluate the use of what you are going to give it, be it personal, corporate or for a startup.
  • 24/7 quality technical support, with additional forums to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), video tutorials, etc.
  • Backups (backups), daily, automatic and programmable.
  • In case you are going to sell the service, you must have unlimited domain hosting for the clients and have a wide bandwidth (at least 50 GB).
  • An open and flexible infrastructure to host different E-commerce platforms and CMS (content management systems) such as WordPress that I usually use.
  • For the other options and if you are a customer, a disk space of at least 1GB to have a sufficient minimum power.
  • The hosting must be updated regarding security (viruses, Trojans, spyware, Anti-Spam filters, etc.) and spam filters (essential).
  • Support programming languages such as HTML, PHP, JQuery, AJAX and even, databases at least in MySQL and Javascript language although for some it is already sent to collect.

Inmotion

 InMotion Hosting is one of the most used hosts in the world. Thanks to many years of experience, IMH has become a pioneer in the field of website hosting. The innovative solution, sophisticated hosting technique, are offered to customers thanks to the business offer.

History of the Hosting Company InMotion Hosting

The deployment of innovative hosting solutions has enabled InMotion Hosting to gain a foothold in the IT and cloud market. Unlike other companies, it offers a wide choice of Data Center distributed throughout the North American territory. In addition, it offers various services such as the shared solution, the VPS server for all applications available on the market.

Founded in 2001, its headquarters are based in the United States primarily in two states, California and Virginia. Like all existing hosting companies, it also offers domain name management, but in a more optimal way.

InMotion Review

Business Class Hosting Offers

Among the InMotion Hosting offers, this one seems to be the most popular.

The business hosting offer, offers three services: The Launch offer, reserved for those who want to break into the market, that is to say, small businesses. It is offered at $4.89/month and gives access to a two-site hosting without e-commerce solution and an unlimited transfer volume.

The Power solution provides the customer with 6 domain names at $6.29/month with the possibility of using 50 SQL databases. For the most professional, the Pro offer is the most recommended option. With a price of $10.49/month, they can host 25 websites and more than 200 SQL databases, with unlimited use of subdomains.

The Dedicated Servers

For dedicated server offerings, InMotion Hosting allows users to choose between three proposals. First, there is the "Essential" offer at $119.99/month including 2 GHz and 4GB of RAM, a 7.2TB SATA 1TB disc. For those who need a greater volume of space, the "Advanced" offer is able to satisfy them. Offered at a price of $159.99/month with a Raid-1.2 × 120Gb SSD or Raid-1.2 × 1Tb 7.2K SATA drive with 8GB of RAM, it's the solution for high-performance sites.

Finally, there is the high end with "Elite" whose disc comes in three versions: the SSD of 250Gb, the Sata of 1Tb and Data Backup of 2Tb of 16GB of RAM. This solution costs $229.99/month.

InMotion Dedicated VPS InMotion Hosting Offers

Hosting company InMotion Hosting also has many VPS server offerings. The entry-level VPS-1000HA-S server at $29.99/month offers the option of having 4 GB of RAM, a 60 Gb drive for 2TB traffic. For the VPS-2000HA-S, the user will benefit from a disk of 130 GB, a traffic of 3 TB and 6 GB of RAM. This option is available at $49.99/month. 

The high potential server VPS-3000HA-S, meanwhile, costs $74.99/month. The offer includes the use of 200Gb of the disk with a traffic of 4TB to 8GB of RAM.

Top Two Features Of The InMotion

Value For Money: Of course, the costs depended on the type of plan you choose but compared to the other popular web hosting providers I've studied, I must say that InMotion is affordable and indeed offers you top options. The Value Class plan starts at $ 3 a month, and you can pay an extra $ 1 - $ 2 for more options and more hard drive space - my basic plan cost $ 1 more.

If you are about to set up an online store, you should consider adding $ 2 since Online Shopping Baskets, and Shared SSL are not included in both Basic Plans. For $ 4 a month, I had to subscribe for 24 months and prepay for the duration of my subscription. I got a free domain, and if you want to buy other domains, they cost $ 11.95 more per year.

Support: As I always do when I test a web host's customer support, I asked him three questions - one easy, one moderately easy, and the last a bit more complicated. I was put in touch with the support team in just a few seconds. It's always a good point.

My counsellor had no problem helping me with the first two questions. The third, however, seemed to embarrass him a little and I did not get a very clear answer. However, after a few exchanges, I must admit having all the information I needed. So, overall, it's a good support team.

  • Live Chat
  • phone
  • E-mail

You can easily contact the InMotion support team - try any of the above three ways.

Other Features

  • Top notch software bundles
  • Optimized and pre-built software configuration
  • Its drives are in a solid state
  • Server management
  • Easy website migration
  • Protection against DDOS attacks

Pros

  • Their plans are very budget friendly
  • Easy to install CMS like Joomla, WordPress etc
  • Their services are very easy to use.
  • InMotion Hosting is very reliable
  • Great customer technical support 

Cons

Doesn't cover up more languages except for English

InMotion Hosting Conclusion

InMotion Hosting practices the lowest rate regarding web hosting. Concerned about the well-being of its customers, it proposes a service of assistance on its various services. The practice of a "satisfied or refunded" policy gives it a good image among users. This is why it has become one of the most widely used hosting solutions.

In addition to these advantages, InMotion Hosting wants to be intuitive, because a site hosted on one of its servers can perfectly develop. The only problem is at the language level because all the services offered and the packs are in English; not very practical for other non-English speaking customers.

InMotion Hosting, despite the fact that the company tends to break through the English market, opens to all users. With impeccable service, she has left to become a key pillar in terms of web hosting.

SiteGround

Founded in 2004, SiteGround is a major player in the web hosting around the world. Present on 3 continents, Europe, the United States and Asia, the web host already has over 3200 employees with five data centres around the world. 

Renowned for its speed, the company stands out thanks to fast and efficient equipment always thinking of customer safety. SiteGround's services are highly targeted for ever more performance, and the host offers accessible and scalable packages.

SiteGround has a very wide choice of packages and services, making it ideal for everyone. Beginners or professionals are sure to find a formula that suits them and meet their needs. The host offers shared web hosting packages, dedicated servers but also specially optimized formulas for Joomla. Each formula is detailed and very complete with a library of themes and a series of tutorials to get started.

Joomla SiteGround Accommodations

  • If you prefer Joomla to WordPress, less popular, but equally powerful, SiteGround offers the same type of complete pack with themes and step-by-step tutorials for creating your website with Joomla, from $3.95/month.
  • Free pre-installation
  • Multisite Joomla
  • Up to 30 GB of disk space
  • 1-click installation
  • Joomla SuperCacher (dynamic caching based on Nginx)
  • Daily backups
  • PHP 7
  • cPanel and SSH
  • E-mail account
  • jHack Guard plugin
  • Unlimited Traffic
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Free Cloudflare CDN
  • Automatic update Joomla

SiteGround Dedicated Servers

SiteGround offers dedicated servers to choose according to its continent. The prices vary between $179/month and $336/month.

  • WHM and cPanel
  • Auto-install Softaculous
  • MySQL 5 and PostgreSQL 5
  • PHP versions
  • Apache/Nginx and CentOS
  • Mail server
  • Configuring private DNS servers
  • Free domain name
  • 5 dedicated IP addresses
  • Free Cloudflare CDN SSH access
  • WordPress, Joomla, and Magento included

Top Notable Features of the SiteGround Host

Price

The prices of SiteGround allow to have a site for ten euros per month for shared hosting offers or for Joomla. For dedicated servers, cloud etc. Rates are much higher, up to a hundred dollars a month.

Support and Assistance

SiteGround support is accessible by technical ticket 24/7 and the response time is 10 minutes maximum. Otherwise, the support is accessible by Live Chat and by phone 24/7 and the answer is immediate. To avoid the need for support, the host provides you with complete tutorials to install your site, webinars, and a configuration wizard.

Other SiteGround Features

  • Offers data backup services
  • Great email functionality
  • Top E-commerce capabilities
  • Offers website services
  • Control panel included

Pros

  • Beginners friendly due to its wide choice of packages and services
  • Good security compared to other hosting companies
  • Very fast due to its presence in Europe, Asia, and the United States
  • Very reliable thanks to its great customer support
  • Does a good job in sharing resources among many customers

Cons

  • It has a relatively higher price compared to other companies in the hosting niche.
  • Its storage is lesser when compared to some other hosting company of same or lower prices.

Bluehost

Bluehost.com has the trust of over 1,000,000 domain owners. Bluehost is known to be the best in the web hosting industry offering a unique value proposition. We have written by this review Bluehost to say exactly how Bluehost hosting stands out from the crowd of other hosting providers. When you choose Bluehost web hosting, you would surely find it for yourself.

About Bluehost Hosting

Bluehost is among one of the first 20 website hosting companies to hit the web. From the time when the hosting industry itself was in its infancy. Bluehost delivered far more than expectations and thus preserved its authority between the competition and its credibility among customers.

Bluehost is a top-quality symbol in the hosting industry that is demonstrated by its expanding consumer base and customer retention. The company is headquartered in Utah and employs most up-to-date technological know-how within its data centres to provide top-notch service to its customers. Bluehost accommodates both individuals and businesses alike.

Bluehost Web Hosting Features

This company offers an awesome web hosting plan at a nice price as its solo plan that includes everything you need to develop a website. This plan includes unlimited disk space, a free domain, unlimited monthly download, unlimited email accounts, unlimited MySQL databases and unlimited domains in a single account. Some key features of this plan are described below.

Unlimited Domain Hosting

Here you have unlimited domains with a hosting account. This is an impressive capability that not all hosting providers will offer for you. This gives you the ability to manage all your sites with just one hosting account. You'll be happy to know that Bluehost was among the first hosting companies to bring this idea of multi-domain hosting.

Site Builder Free - Just Drag and Drop

Bluehost has launched a new feature - the drag-and-drop website builder, which come across as a great way to develop a website by itself. You do not need to be a website design expert in order to take advantage of this tool. This free website builder is primarily a mix of templates and tools of a website builder with easy and simple drag and drops icons that you can actually mix with your personal creativity to generate a custom look for your website.

Other Features of the Bluehost

  • Money back guarantee in first 30 days
  • Multimedia support
  • Scripting support
  • Nice Control panel

Pros

  •  Joomla and other CMS friendly
  • Lots options with low prices
  • Very easy to use
  • Top reliable security
  • Lots of Add-on Integration

Cons

  • Strict storage rules
  • Customer support is not top notch

Performance and Reliability Analysis Bluehost

Bluehost pays close attention to ensuring the accessibility of your website to your audience. It uses UPS and heavy-duty diesel generators to secure power back to the servers in an effort to end disruptions in their sites. Consequently, they are able to guarantee a 99.99% uptime for your website.

They use modern quad-servers and first-class equipment, in addition to mirrored backups and 24/7 supervision of their qualified staff. All this make sure that your service remains perfect at all times.

Bluehost Support Analysis

Bluehost offers its customers a variety of options with regard to technical support. First of all, you have the fantastic online help centre where you can look through or search a huge knowledge base of content in a diverse selection of themes, which really is the fastest and most convenient way to solve a problem. The help centre also gives you the ability to open a support ticket directly with Bluehost support staff.

In case you need actually to chat with live human support, Bluehost provides a 24 hour/7day technical support phone number. You also have the option of email and chat. Regardless of how small, how trivial or how complex your problems are.

iPage

Following online with web hosting services, today is the time to present one of the most used by web users and we are talking about iPage. This service was launched in 1998 by Mr Thomas Gorny, who later He sold it to the Multinational Group EIG, which has other hosting services such as Fatcow or Bluehost.

As you can see, the operation is almost 20 years old, and in 2009 the host was updated with better features, and it was precisely at that moment when it began to gain more and more popularity and to climb in the market positions.

Features of iPage

Within a web hosting service, many features can be included, and today we will mention the main ones of iPage, so you can notice that it is a host that has high expectations and can guarantee the fulfilment of all your needs.

Uptime: From the host, they assure that it has an operating time of 99.9%, being able to be reached by the availability of two hosting centres that are located in Boston and that include 800 Dell servers. It has a security that is active 24 hours a day; and in terms of energy, it has alternative generators to prevent any type of inconvenience that may arise and continue to operate normally.

Multi-site: What web pages can you create? The ones you need, you can create from blogs, shops, multimedia sites, forums and others. Being able to install different managers, among which we can mention: Joomla, Gallery2, Real Audio Flash, WordPress, GBook, Shockwave, Midi File, etc.

Other Features of the iPage

Following with energetic characteristics, we can say iPage is composed as a green hosting, and if you enter your website you can check the logo that characterizes it as a friendly company with the environment, using services that reduce the carbon footprint in the atmosphere.

By entering the functionality and creation of the web pages, from iPage hosting, you will find compatibility with mobile devices and different tools including themes and templates for the design of your page, without the need to hire special services.

Similarly, we must communicate that it is not a multi language platform, but uses the English language, however it is intuitive and easy to use so it does not represent major problems.

The control panel used in iPage is exclusive for hosting and is fully customized so you can easily and quickly access all the available tools, including famous and useful installers of applications with 1 click.

As you know, web positioning is one of the main aspects when it comes to having a website and getting traffic to it. From iPage, with the hiring of any of the hosting packages, you will get an extra bonus of money to use it in the marketing of Bing, Google AdWords, Facebook, and Yahoo.

Pros

  • It gives you the registration of 1 free domain.
  • All packages have unlimited domain hosting.
  • Each hosting package has a $ 150 bonus to use in marketing.
  • It has a satisfaction guarantee.
  • It has unlimited email accounts.
  • It has an exclusive control panel and the application installer.
  • It has compatibility with mobile devices.
  • It has a shopping cart for the creation of online stores. 

Cons

  • It is not multi-language and is only found in English.
  • The only means of payment it allows are credit card and Paypal. 

HostGator

Let's start with a simple question; What is Hostgator? It is nothing more or nothing less than a great hosting service that has extensive features that gives you an excellent web hosting service. Maintaining, in turn, a perfect balance between the quality of their products and their prices. It also has completely customized services. Currently, Host Gator hosts more than 9 million web pages on its servers. 

Main Features of Hostgator

One of the features that most webmasters identifies Hostgator.com among best Joomla hosting users is the fact that it has unlimited services, such as bandwidth, storage spaces and so on. It also has a service to create free email accounts, with extensive customization with the name of your domain.

It has an application manager, the well-known Quick Install that allows you to install scripts and applications with just one click. It also includes personalization tools such as Site Builder, a tool that allows you to design, from Hostgator hosting for free each of your websites.

Speed

Another of the aspects praised by Hostgator is the speed it has over the loading of the sites and their operation. It is not just a myth since, in the analysis carried out by professionals, it has been concluded that the sites hosted on Hostgator, load 2.5 times faster than the sites hosted in the competition.

Domain Transfers

Although, from the Hosting Hostgator you can insert new domains, you also have the possibility to make a transfer of your complete websites, clarifying that during the transfer (which is done quickly) the site remains active at all times.

Technical Support

Both the technical support team and the customer service team are available 24 hours a day so you can contact them through their customer service channels.

  • Phone call.
  • Online chat in real time.
  • Email.
  • Tickets from the web.

It should be noted that Hostgator is not available in other languages, since it is not a multilingual platform, but operates only in English. However, it does not represent a great inconvenience because it has a fluid design that allows an easy use.

Other Features of the Hostgator

  • Dedicated and VPS servers
  • Wordpress and Joomla support
  • Ability to manage multiple domains
  • Easy to use site builders
  • Cpanel

Pros

Without a doubt, we can conclude that Hostgator is a highly recommended hosting service to use, and among the main advantages are:

  • Hostgator cPanel.
  • Access coupons discount Hosts.
  • 45-day guarantee
  • Installers of 1 click applications.
  • More than 4,500 templates to use in the design.
  • Technical support 24 hours a day.
  • $ 100 bonus to promote your sites.

Cons

  • Hostgator is not multi-lingual

Rochen

Having the aim of offering the best service, this company is one of the few companies in the web hosting industry that manage their own storage infrastructure.

With its automatic failover feature, controlled backups and its tech support always available 24/7. Shows why it is a top hosting company offering premium hosting services.

It might also interest you to know that they're the Joomla's official web host; also the contribute to open-source projects and also Drupal project premium hosting supporter.

Here are the other services offered by Rochen.

Rochen Offered Services

Rochen Offers the Shared web hosting, VPS, dedicated, Cloud Hosting.

Rochen delivers its shared hosting in different plans in which the reseller and the premium hosting is among. There is such an option for application managed, and cloud server managed hosting specifically for Joomla, WordPress, Magento and Drupal CMS.

They offer two choices in the web hosting plan. The multi-site and single site is the mainly offered premium web hosting. In the single package, Just like the name, you will only receive a single site support with SSD hosting storage of about 20gb and a free SSL certificates, and a free domain that comes unmetered bandwidth.

The cost of this plan is $4.95/month, but that is if you pay for 3 years advance payment else you pay $7.95/month, and your account will be activated instantly. If your page views per month are not exceeding 25000, this plan is the best fit for you. You will receive SSD storage, and server access will be fast.

If your interest is in a larger pack, you are covered by their multi-site plan. You are offered a 60GB storage to host unlimited websites. Its bandwidth usage is unmetered this plan is able to handle 100,000 views per month. Also included is SSL certificate for a year and a free domain.

This plan is available for $8.95/month (on 3 years advance payment) but $13.95 per month on the normal payment. But that for 3 years advance payment is best if you plan to host multiple sites with low profit.

In each of these Rochen hosting plans, you will receive other benefits named Rochen Essentials, and that contributes to making them a premium package service. Incorporated is free email accounts, 24/7 tech support, unlimited MYSQL database, cPanel, one-click app installer, daily backups and much more.

Key Features of Rochen Hosting

Server location: They have their servers located in UK and USA. This is great for SEO purposes; it is always recommended that your server is hosted in the region where your visitors mostly from. This makes your website load faster and also you rank better in search engines. If you target visitors from regions like the USA or the UK. This hosting company is the best choice for your site hosting and making it one of the best hosting for Joomla content management system.

No Overselling: It is one of the awesome features you will get with this hosting company that the resources are being utilized with limited clients.

Other Features

Rochen supports vast different applications including Joomla and WordPress.

Their physical server is being owned by them and it's also controlled by them.

Litespeed Web server tech usage.

They provide Vault for easy backup and restoration

Pros

  • Data centers in UK and US
  • SSD storage with fast speed
  • Rochen shield to ensure top-notch security
  • 1 click easy installation for, Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress.
  • Fused hosting with domain registration service.

Cons

  • Best suited for low traffic sites or personal blogs.

Cloudaccess

Cloudaccess is a hosting company that offers their services mainly to Joomla's CMS although more recently WordPress has been added. Even though there are other hosting services being offered by this company, Joomla and WordPress are just their main focus.

You are really in luck if you use Joomla on this hosting company as it uses cloud-hosted and optimized servers to ensure top performance of your website thereby giving this company a place among the best hosting for Joomla. This company hosting plans provides support and extend more beyond the core features of Joomla and WordPress, though it's dependent on your subscription type.

Also, they have their very own Cloud Control Panel as opposed to using cPanel and it is integrated with an API that manages the hosting needs. Even though it might take time to get used to these features, but it's worth the user experience.

Key Features

cPanel: This is just one of the most loved features that are most loved about Cloudaccess is its Cloud Control Panel. However, there are some improvements yet to be implemented that I wish were already incorporated as baselines from cPanel.

Trial Before Buying: This hosting company offers a free 30-day trial of Joomla websites hosted on their platform before you decide to payment, once you start your free trial, Joomla would be installed for you since there isn't any need to create a database and link to your site.

Other Features of Cloudaccess

  • Easy Joomla install
  • Cloud Control Panel
  • Phpmyadmin
  • Email integration

Pros

  • Fast cloud servers
  • Control panel is easy to use
  • Tech support is excellent

Cons

  • Phone support not available.

Buying Guide

We have known the best Joomla hosting for Joomla users, it is required to know how best to make your purchase of the hosting service for your website. Here is our guide:

Know Your Hosting Needs

You can never get the right host without knowing what you need. So before going any further set aside everything (including this guide that you read) and think carefully about your own needs.

  • What kind of website do you build?
  • Do you need something simple and unique (a Joomla blog, for example)?
  • Do you want Windows applications?
  • Do you need a special version of the software (eg PHP)?
  • Does your website require special software?
  • How big is the volume of web traffic?

Here are some of the main questions you really need to answer on your own, allowing you to get a quick picture of what you want to do with your website now and for the next 12 months.

If You are Totally New...

For beginners, the basic rule is to always kick-off small with an excellent shared hosting account. Shared hosting accounts are always easy to maintain, cheap, and sufficient for most new sites. In addition, you can always upgrade to a VPS or dedicated hosting at a later stage as your site grows larger.

What to look for in a host?

1. Server Reliability/Availability Scores

Nothing is more important than having a 24 × 7 web host. You need a good web host running on a powerful server and whose network connections are stable. 99.5% and above is the recommended availability score; anything less than 99% is unacceptable.

There are several ways to get information about the uptime of the host. One way to do this is with server monitoring tools; many of these tools are free to test and are very good to use, such as basic state, host tracker, site uptime etc...

2. Server Upgrade Options

On a rough estimate, a shared hosting account should be enough to support a properly optimized Joomla website with 30,000 - 40,000 unique monthly visitors. You should manage a shared host if you can limit your simultaneous database connections below 20 (that's why I said it's always better to start with shared hosting if you're new).

However…

If you expect your website to grow over the next two to three years, you should consider choosing a web host with room to grow. By growth, I mean upgrading your web host, from shared hosting to private or dedicated virtual servers, for more memory capacity, processing power, disk storage, and better security features.

3. Add-ons domains (additional domains)

Domain names are so cheap that it's hard to resist having more than one. Personally, I have more than 10 domain names in my accounts. And I'm not the only one.

To accommodate these additional domains, we need additional hosting space. And that's why it's important to have a web hosting account that allows you to add multiple domains.

Generally, most budgeted shared hosting companies allow at least 25 addon domains in a single account today, but you can never be sure. A few years ago, I was carefree, and I registered on a host that allows only one domain. And, I owned more than 10 domains parked at that time. Do not repeat my mistake - be sure to check the domain's capacity before making a purchase.

4. Price: Hosting Registration vs. Renewal Cost

Hosting offers especially shared hosting, are generally very cheap on registration fees but charge a lot more for renewals.

It is an industry standard.

Unless you're ready to circle between two or three hosts every two years, there's no way to avoid costly renewal costs.

In general, any shared hosting that is priced below $ 10 / month is acceptable, but you may have a lower tolerance. So, to avoid any unpleasant surprises, you should check the TOS and make sure you agree to the renewal prices before registration.

5. Refund Policy

  • If you choose to cancel your host during the trial period, does the company provide a full refund?
  • What is the refund policy of the hosting company after the trial session?
  • Is there a cancellation fee?

Here are some fundamental questions to ask before registering.

It's important to know that your hosting provider is managing customer repayments, so you do not have to waste too much money when things go wrong.

Some hosting companies charge a high cancellation fee when users decide to cancel their account during the trial period. Avoid these hosting companies at all costs. On the other hand, some hosting companies provide money back guarantees whenever you can request a prorated refund after your trial period.

6. Cron Jobs, Auto Script Installer, .htaccess and SSI

I'm always surprised that some web hosts still do not offer these basic hosting features these days. You need Cron for daily operations, Auto Script Installer (like Simple Scripts, Fantastico, Quick Installer, Installatron, Softaculous etc.) to facilitate installations and updates of web applications; .htaccess access for security / page / etc redirects, Server Side Include (SSI) for a quick and less stressful site maintenance (most especially when creating a static site), and FTP access for easy file transfer.

Unless you register on a specialized web host like WP Engine and Presidium, otherwise these basic features are essential. You should not choose hosting companies that do not provide them. Ignore disk space and data transfer capacity (for now). Disk space and data transfers are hardly a significant comparison factor for buyers, especially if you are new today.

First, if you check, almost all shared hosting providers offer "unlimited" storage and data transfers. While the term "unlimited" is nothing more than a marketing incentive; web hosting receives a lot more than enough in data transfer and storage capacity. (In most cases, RAM and CPU power limit the use of an unlimited hosting account.)

Secondly, if you think about it, disk storage and bandwidth matter little for an average website owner these days. Images can be stored on Flickr; files and documents on Google Doc, videos on YouTube and Vimeo, big data files on the cloud.

So in conclusion, you do not need to worry so much about your hosting storage or bandwidth yet.

7. E-commerce Service Features

  • Do you have an e-commerce website?
  • Do you use a specific shopping cart software?
  • Do you need to process business transactions on your website?
  • Do you need special technical support?
  • If so, it is important that you choose a web host with enough e-commerce features.

SSL certification, dedicated IP and one-click basket software installation are just some of the essential features/media you'll need.

8. An easy-to-use hosting control panel

A friendly and functional hosting control panel is very, very important. No matter whether it's a cPanel or Plesk control panel or a third party, everything is fine as long as it is user-friendly and has all the necessary functions. Without an adequate control panel, you will be left at the mercy of the hosting technical support staff; even if all you need is some basic server changes.

9. Account Suspension: What are the Limitations?

Here's a tip that most evaluation sites will not tell you: Hosting companies will pull the plug and will suspend your account if you use too much processor power (yes, unlimited hosting is limited) or break the rules. So, before registering on a web host, it is important that you read the rules.

Knowing the limitations of your account helps you understand two things:

  • How generous (or miserly) is your preselected web host - should you go with this web host or another host with looser restrictions?
  • How transparent is your hosting company; Can you trust the words that come out of your hosting company? The honest hosting company will normally have very clear guidelines on account limitation.

10. Environmental Friendliness

Having an eco-friendly web host is the main concern of some webmasters. According to scientific studies, a web server produces on average more than 630 kg of CO2 (which is a lot!) And consumes 1,000 kWh of energy a year. A green host, on the other hand, theoretically produces zero CO2. There is indeed a huge difference between a green host and a non-ecological host.

If you care about the environment and want to reduce your carbon footprint, choose a host that runs on renewable energy (or at least one host that compensates for its energy consumption via green certificates).

11. Branded Email

If you want to host email accounts with your website, you must check the email feature before signing up. Most hosting companies will come with the option of hosting your own email (something like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), but hey, it's always better to check and be sure of that.

In case the messaging feature is not provided, no problem. There are many ways to own an email account on your own domain. Google Email Apps, for example, is free and simple: you receive the first 10 email accounts for free and $ 5 / account/month.

12. Backup of the Site (Backup)

There are times when a site crashes; maybe a hacker has entered your website and replaced your index.php file, or your entire database has been affected, or the server has had a serious hard drive failure.

If your hosting provider performs regular site backups, there is nothing to fear when these incidents occur. Your hosting provider should be able to restore your website completely (or at least a large part) in no time.

On backups, here are some key questions to ask your web host:

  • Does your hosting provider regularly provide full backups?
  • Can site backup be easily done via the control panel?
  • Can you create an automatic backup of your site easily via a cron job or another program?
  • Can you easily restore your backup files (so you do not have to wait for support staff to do it for you in the event of a disaster)?

13. Online Assistance 24/7?

Personally, I prefer live chat or even better the phone call; and I prefer the web hosting company with full documentation (so I can just read and solve the problems myself). However, it's just me. You may prefer support by e-mail or phone. What you want is someone who can throw you a lifeline instantly when you press the SOS button and all that is really important.

Conclusion

We have seen the companies having the best hosting for Joomla, there pros and cons and what makes them unique in their own way. We hope this article would have you make better decisions about the best Joomla hosting.

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NotiFly J2Store Integration Has Arrived - Increase Your Joomla eCommerce Site Conversion With AutoPilot

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We all want a good traffic, less bounce and a huge sales rate in our business. Thankfully this is all possible and social proofing is one of the way you can achieve this. Social proofing is already available with different plugins in Wordpress, therefore to take Joomla one step ahead and help grow your business we released NotiFly - The First Ever Social Proofing Extension for Joomla.

We got lot of good reviews and applauds from you. As you know we try our heart and soul to serve you better, we are trying our best for NotiFly also.

In this v1.3 of NotiFly we have added support for your favorite Joomla cart extension - J2Store. We know running an ecommerce site is a very tough task, the owner have to follow many strategies to improve the sales.

One of the most effective strategy is to showing social proof to user as notification. NotiFly's J2Store integration shows notification regarding your sales on your ecommerce site. You do not need a big budget to advertise or do a lot of complex settings.

Now whenever a person purchase a product from your ecommerce site, other will get notified with help of NotiFly.

Let's explore NotiFly...

Understanding NotiFly

We often like to pick the trendy and popular product. We are human and our brain works in this way. So while a person likes a product of your and get ready to buy it, he holds back because he lacks confidence. This is where Notifly can help your user to bolster his decision for buying your product.

To make you understand better look at some of these real life social proof examples that you might encounter on a daily basis.

  • Shopping Malls: People gather crowd in a shopping mall where products are good. But how do they judge it? It is not possible to check each and every product by yourself . What people do is, when they get interested they look here and there and try to get recommendation, reviews or something that will bolster their trust. 

They get confidence when they see other people are buying products from this shop, which enhances their trust and generate more sales to you.

  • Restaurant: We can see that restaurant has very limited number of seats. Therefore people who are waiting for a table has to forcefully wait outside. This shows the high demand of the restaurant to outsiders. As a result, passersby will be more interested to visit the restaurant in the future.

When he sees the activity of other peoples, it helps him to increase confidence inside him. And therefore finally he gets 100% determined to buy your product. 

What is J2Store

In eCommerce, J2store is the most popular extension for Joomla. You can easily create and manage your online store with help of J2Store extension. Add as much product you want on your store.

Online product selling was never been so fast and easy. Use articles as products, make product variants, add advanced product pricing by customer group or quantity and do more with J2Store. 

How NotiFly helps you on your J2Store Powered E-commerce Site

If you use J2Store on your site, you can enhance your sales and power of J2Store with NotiFly. Whenever one of your digital product is sold, the event will be shown as a notification to a visitor.

Assume one of products from your site is sold. So when a product is sold a notification will be sent to all of the current visitor in that time. If ten product is sold, ten notification will be sent to current visitors.

That's not all. According to your settings this notifications will be sent to every visitor, it doesn't matter when they visit your site. If they visit your site they are guaranteed to get influenced by the notification from NotiFly.

This notification will work as social proof and sales of your J2Store site will be increased. 

Case Studies of Real Time Social Proofing

There are alot of sites which use social proofing plugins like Proof, Fomo on their WordPress Sites. The site owners who used these plugins got conversations increased, sales increased.

Now let's check out some case studies of social proofing service.

1. Sock Subscription Service Boosted with Social Proofing

This is a sock subscription service which mails its customers one pair of funky patterned socks made of bamboo every month. The owner of this site used Fomo social proofing tool trial for 7 days. The moment he tried it, the conversion increased instantly.

Within the trial period, conversation rate increased from 2.4% to 4%. GetSocked.com.au is happy by using social proof. 

2. Drip Email Templates Secured $20,000 with help of Social Proofing

Drip is a popular email marketing delivery service, that goes beyond. After using the social proofing service the bounce rate decreased from 60% to 50% and engagement rate was also high. The Social proofing tool helped Drip rank higher on Google.

Because of social proofing they had some good months, including $20,000 in yearly recurring services.

You can check out lots of other case studies from Fomo case studies, Proof case studies and other 

Using J2Store Integration with NotiFly

If your eCommerce site consisting of J2Store plugin just go to Integrations after installing NotiFly. At here you will find the J2Store, enable it and click on configure. We have kept all settings simple, so you work easily with NotiFly.

After clicking on configure, you will find only two options - Status and purchase. Status is for enabling or disabling the integration, keep it disabled if you are not using the integration. When you turn on the "enable purchase," notification will be turned on for any product that is sold via your J2store integration. 

You can change the notification title and message from there. After altering the settings do not forget to click on the save button or else no changes will be made.

After enabling J2Store integration, a template for J2Store purchase is automatically generated in the templates section. From there you will be able to edit or customize the way you like. 

Conclusion

Start changing your traffic on your Joomla site with NotiFly. Soon we will also integrate your favorite social extension EasySocial with NotiFly.

Till then stay tuned and do not forget to give your valuable feedback. Your feedbacks inspire us a lot. If you need to know anything you can contact our support or post a comment below. 

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Introducing NotiFly - The First Ever Social Proofing Extension for Joomla

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Who doesn't likes to increase the traffic of his Joomla website? Definitely everyone wants and you want it too. Social proofing can be one of the way to do this. Let me explain you.

Assume you are going out with your friend to take lunch. You hopped into a cab and stopped in a place where two restaurants are in front of you. First one is crowded with lots of people.

The second one is deserted and a little bit spooky, not a single person is present at there. At here let me ask you a question- Which one would you prefer for lunch? The crowded one or the deserted one?

So, have you decided which one would you go? Definitely, the first one filled with people.

Because you might have considered the following things first:

Comfort Feel: We always try to find comfort everywhere, and a deserted place does not give much comfort to anyone.

Trust & Bonding: When we get to a new place, the activities of other people gives us confidence and helps to engage with a bond of trust with the organization.

Confident: We often check the quality first and then gather a crowd for it. Deserted place does not enhances your confident for product quality, rather than decreasing.

Our human psychology works in that way; it does not feel all right alone. Similarly for the website, when a visitor lands on your website, the loneliness might not give him the comfort feeling that he expects.

Generally, there are several people interacting with your website someone is viewing the site, someone is purchasing your product, someone is registering himself, etc. Everyone is like kept alone in a colorful jar, where he can see everything, however, cannot feel the presence of other people.

As a result they lose interest on your site, cannot find enough courage to try your product and at last, they leave your website to visit another.

After considering your situation, we have developed NotiFly. It will show your social proof to people and will give a feeling to the viewer that he is not alone on your website. It will boost the confident level of the visitor to try your product.

Benefits of Using NotiFly

  • Increase traffic to your website: Increase traffic of your site by showing activities of other people. 

  • Social proofing that portraits your credibility: Show your credibility and make the impression on a visitor at first time with Notifly - Joomla ecommerce extension. 
  • Boost your product sale and conversations: Show sales and other events easily with Notifly and build the trust of bond. An event of a sale, encourages a new visitor to become the customer. The more customer, the more sale you got. 
  • Make the bond of trust with people: ​Easily create Bond of trust just by showing events and conversations.  

  • Give people the comfort they crave for, on your website: ​Do not let people be alone at your site. Give them the comfort and build their trust by showing activities of the site. 

Features

​Here goes the features of NotiFly. Check yourself and then decide. 

Original Proofs

Our first priority is to provide original proof of purchase. Because we believe Honesty is the best policy. Therefore neither we provide fake proofs, nor we let user generate one. Only the real time proofs will be shown with NotiFly - Joomla ecommerce extension.

Easy to Use

We have made NotiFly very simple, so you do not require any kind of HTML, CSS or any other programming knowledge. Just download, install and a few clicks to configure then you are set.

Every settings of NotiFly has been kept minimalistic. Even a new user will be able to configure the NotiFly at first use. 

Notification Loop

It might not happen that event occurs at almost every minute or hour. So there might be a question arise in your mind- What will NotiFly show, when no events occur in a long period?

Worry not, at period of no new event; NotiFly will show previous notifications followed by a small text where time will be specified. 

Track Conversions in Real time

Easily track your daily conversions in real time and check the number of clicks and notification from the dashboard. Everything is summed up as a summary and shown with beautiful user interface in NotiFly.

Templates Options

Template option allows you to customize the template for NotiFly. Template title and notification message can be modified from here. If you do not find any templates option, do not worry. Before customizing any template first you need to integrate the extension with NotiFly.

After successful integration with your site and extensions, templates will be automatically generated in Templates Option.

Edit any template of NotiFly by clicking Edit button. After editing, press on Save & Close and view your site.

Integration

With NotiFly, you can easily integrate your favorite services. Notifly comes with Digicom, j2store, hikashop and Joomla Easydiscuss extension by default. If you need any additional integration support, you can let us know in support section.

Activate the extension by clicking enable button and configure the extension. In time of need you can also disable an extension in same way. 

Events

NotiFly lists all events in one place, and you can see details of every event from here. Every event is recorded with details as it occurs in your site. In edit options, you cannot change the time or add any fake data as NotiFly only shows real data.

You can even delete or edit current events from here. In NotiFly you can edit the basics of an event or delete an event. But creation of new event is prohibited

Customization

You can customize the design and Behavior of NotiFly from Design options. You have options like loop notification, hide on mobile, hide on the desktop, allow users to close notifications, display time and other settings at here.

Conclusion

NotiFly will just not give a notification from the corner of your website. We believe it will change your business with increasing traffic and sales.

Need to know something about NotiFly? Don't hesitate, just tell us directly through comments and also give your valuable feedbacks.

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How to Add Live Chat to your WordPress Website or WooCommerce Store

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If you're using your WordPress website as a business storefront, you already know you need a way for prospective customers to contact you with questions. An email form is a start — but many customers won't find a form buried in your contact options, and by the time you respond to an email, those that do may have moved on to purchase from a competitor.

You're probably spending much of your day working on your business anyway, so wouldn't it be nice if you had a way talk to customers as soon as they realize they need information? Fortunately, WordPress live chat serves exactly that purpose!

By installing a WordPress live chat plugin, you can add a small "chat" button to your website pages. Visitors can click the button to open a chat window and ask their question, at which point you'll receive an alert to reply through a browser console. You can also initiate chats with visitors who land on certain pages or have already spent a few minutes browsing your site.

The experience is very similar to having a conversation over GChat or another instant messaging app — and broadly similar to having a salesperson available to assist customers browsing a physical store. 

There are dozens of live chat plugins available for WordPress, offering a wide variety of features and price points. Olark is one stable, affordable option that is easy to install and includes features like canned responses, targeting, and an offline message mode.

If you're running a WooCommerce store, Olark will also give you visibility into the contents of your visitors' shopping carts. Seeing your visitor's shopping cart can can help you save big sales and upsell customers on complementary products.

Ready to try it out? Here's what you need to do to to get set up with live chat:

● Start a free trial on the Olark website. You'll have free access to all their features for 2 weeks, and you won't be charged if you cancel before the trial ends.

● Follow these instructions, to install the plugin. You'll need access to your WordPress admin interface, as well as your Olark site ID, which you'll find in your Olark dashboard.

● Navigate to the user view of your website and refresh the page — you should see your new chatbox!

The Olark Help Center offers lots of good tips for configuring your setup and making the most of specific live chat features. At a minimum, you'll want to configure the following:

● Chatbox visibility — if your website has a lot of traffic, use rules to control who sees the chatbox so you're not overwhelmed with too many chats. For example, you could show chat only on certain product pages, or only allow visitors to see the chat option after they've browsed for at least a few minutes.

● Canned responses — if you know you'll want to provide certain information to many visitors on chat (for example, a reminder of your shipping and return policies), store that information in a canned response so you can recall it quickly while chatting.

● Integrations — connect chat with other tools and systems you rely on, such as a helpdesk or CRM, so you can attach transcripts to customer records and access customer information during a chat.

● Agents and groups — add agent accounts for any colleagues who will be joining you on chat. If you'll have many agents with different specialties, you might find it helpful to group them so you can transfer chats to anyone in a particular group.

● Offline mode — you can't be online all the time, and you don't need to be! Just one or two conversations per day is enough to make a difference for your business. Decide whether you'll hide the chat button entirely when you're not available, or keep the button but replace the chatbox with an offline message form.

Live chat is an incredibly powerful business tool, and if you're already using WordPress, adding it to your website only takes a few minutes. It's also supported with any WordPress themes, so you do not need to about integration.  Get started with the steps above, and then add a comment if you have additional suggestions or advanced tips and tricks to share!

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3 Templates got updated with Hikashop (Finance, Digistore, Shopx)

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 Hello Joomla lovers!

Hope you are having a good day. We are always paying heed to your needs and trying our best to fulfill those.

Therefore, today we have an announcement for you. Recently three of our Joomla templates got updated with modern e-commerce extension HikaShop support. There are three extensions (Digicom, J2store, and Hikashop), from which you will be able to choose your preferable e-commerce extension for your site.

No idea about Hikashop? Well, let me give you a short brief.

HikaShop is one of the most popular Joomla e-commerce extension for Joomla. It comes with super flexibility, simplicity and is a very powerful tool to handle all e-commerce needs. It's helpful dashboard shows all the necessary information at one place and lets you manage your shop better.

For now, let's find out the updated templates below.

Shopx is a complete solution for your e-commerce store. Manage all of your e-commerce related tasks from one place. ShopX already comes with the support of J2Store, but for your flexibility, now we have also added the support of Hikashop.

This template comes with J2Store, advanced mega menu, featured section, typography control and lots more. Now with the support of Hikashop, it has become more powerful. Choose the e-commerce extension that you prefer and create your online shop with ease. 

Create your own Joomla marketplace easily with the Digistore template. Manage every single task from one place using DigiCom Joomla e-commerce extension and now do more with Hikashop extension. Both of the extensions are best, but we support your preference.

If you are thinking about product orders, coupons, reporting, and other management than Digistore is the perfect choice for you. 

Finance is a Joomla multipurpose template, comes with 9 stunning homepages. Build your business, agency, startup as well as personal portfolio sites easily with this template. Customize Finance and build your website the way you like.

Updating Procedure

Step 1: Take a proper backup of your website.

Step 2: Update your template and if anything goes wrong recover from created backup. 

Conclusion

Hope we will be providing more new functionalities and integrations to enhance your developing experience. If you face any problems or difficulties, feel free to let us know. You can contact our support team or leave a comment about it in below.

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9 Best Code Editor For Joomla Web Development

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A major part of programmers and developers lives is spent on editors, while they are in quest for making best Joomla templates. Therefore, it must be a good one and include all the facilities one deserves. In Joomla or WordPress development sector, everything is about productivity – and it might hamper due to several reasons. One reason can be using bad code editor.

You start your development in a code editor, everything you develop is written within it. If you choose the wrong editor at the very beginning, it will surely take more longer period to develop yourself than usual time. A good one will provide you several functionalities and options, which will save your time along with the increase in your productivity in your Joomla or WordPress career.

Since editors play a big role on both Joomla developer and WordPress developers life, a good one can dramatically increase their productivity. It's one of the most important yet underrated things in the world of programming. So we're going to talk about nine best code editors in this article that can boost your productivity.

These code editors will give you full freedom to develop your Joomla and WordPress site. These free and premium code or text editor for programmers were not chosen randomly. Every item that is listed in the best code editors, were chosen based on functionality, popularity and ease of access.

Let's begin.

It is a very lightweight but powerful source code editor developed by Microsoft for all Windows, Linux, and macOS platform. When you are using this code editor, you don't need to switch to other editors for language support. You will get built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript, and Node.js with Visual Studio Code. 

It has also a rich ecosystem extension for other languages such as C++, C#, Java, Python, PHP, GO and runtimes such as .NET, unity. Visual studio code helps you to go beyond autocomplete and syntax highlighting with Intellisense. It gives you automatic competitions based on function definition, variable types, and imported modules. 

Key Features of Visual Studio Code includes:

  • Embedded Git Control
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Intelligent code completion
  • Streamlined debugging
  • Powerful & Fast Editing
  • Code Navigation & Refactoring
  • Customization

You got everything you need to edit your code in one pack. So get Visual Studio code and start development now.

Besides coding, if you're also a fan of great design and premium user experience, you'll love Sublime Text. It is a beautiful, clean, simple, yet feature-rich source code editor with a python application programming interface.

Get the most out from your wide screen with the help of split editing support. Edit files by keeping side by side, or edit the way you prefer. Take full advantage of multiple monitors by editing in multiple windows and spliting in each window. 

Major features of sublime text includes

  • Very fast search and shortcuts for navigation
  • Distraction free writing mode
  • Command palette
  • Split editing
  • Multiple selection capability
  • Switch projects easily
  • Plugin API
  • Customizability

You can use both of its free and premium version as you need. Premium version will cost you only for $70, and it's available for Windows, Mac & Linux, all 3 computing platforms.

Atom is a relatively new text editor developed by the folks at Github. It's a free, open-source and complete with a file system browser. Atom is highly customizable as well and comes with feature list as follows:

  • Fuzzy finder that allows you to open files quickly
  • File system browser
  • Find and Replace
  • Smart Autocomplete
  • Built-in Package Manager
  • Code folding
  • Snippets
  • Cross Platform Editing
  • Multiple cursors that allow multiple selections
  • Multiple panes
  • Highly extendable with 50+ open source packages

These features make Atom the most customizable, clean and feature-rich, text editor for coding. It's way better than any other free solution because it has been developed for coding specifically. Besides, it's available for all major computing platforms, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.

When a text editor is released by some leading brand as big as Adobe, we can certainly expect it to have at least a few tricks up its sleeves, right? Trust me; Brackets code editor will not disappoint you. 

It's an open sourced code editor available for all three computing platforms (Mac, Windows, and Linux) and Brackets code editor has got some really cool features which make it unique in this league.

It comes with:

  • With its Extract feature it can extract information from Adobe format files (i.e. colors, fonts, gradients etc. from PSD files) and use it to help you develop code
  • A wildly increasing extensions library
  • Inline editing
  • Live preview
  • Open sourced
  • Cross-Platform compatibility
  • Theseus Integration
  • Split View
  • Multiple File format support

With Brackets live sync you will be able to push your code edits instantly with browser and you will also able to go forward and backward between your browser view and real source code.

The best part of Brackets code editor is - You get this amazing source code editor at price of 0$. 

​You might have already heard about Notepad++, because it's a widely popular source code editor in the community. A major reason behind its popularity is - it's free yet highly functional

Its major features include:

  • Syntax folding/highlighting
  • Auto-complete functionality
  • Tabs for editing multiple documents side by side
  • Zoom in/out
  • Multi-language environment
  • GUI Customizability
  • Macro Reading & Playback
  • Bookmark
  • WYSIWYG (printing)
  • PCRE Search/ Replace.

In short, it has comes with everything any beginner or even a full-fledged developer might need. Though it doesn't come with many advanced features which you'll find in some other premium editors, but what it offers is enough for most of the coders. The only disappointment with this powerful free editor is it comes only for windows platform. 

Another piece of premium text editing programs is Coda. It's slightly more expensive than UltraEdit at $99, but again the price tag has been completely justified by the wide range of features.

Major features include:

  • A fantastic file management system that allows local as well as remote file editing with tightly integrated support for Amazon S3, WebDAV, SFTP and FTP
  • Code folding
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Project wide auto-complete functionality
  • Automatic tag closing
  • Fast commenting
  • Fast shifting
  • And an iPad companion called Diet Coda.

In short, Coda has pretty much everything that you'll need to develop your website. And they tout it very proudly. However, it's available only for Mac.

PhpStorm is smart php IDE by Jetbrains, that lets you enjoy while coding. It has got support for popular programming languages but specially built for PHP. When you use this tool you do not need seperate tools for HTML5, CSS, Sass, Less, Typescript and Javascript as everything is available with it.

This smart tool comes with intelligent coding assistance, hundreds of inspections is taken care as you type code. You will never feel alone with PhpStorm. To ensure you write neat code, PHPDoc support, code rearranger and formatter, quick fixes, and other features are there.

PhpStorm Features:

  • Advanced front-end technologies included
  • Built-in developer tools
  • Intelligent Coding Assistance
  • Smart Code Navigation
  • Fast and Safe Refactoring
  • Code Quality Analysis
  • Smart PHP Code Editor
  • Debugging, Testing and Profiling

PhpStorm is packed with WebStorm, PHP, DB/SQL, so you can easily edit your Javascript as well. WebStorm got support for Angular, React, Vue.js, Ionic, Cordova, React Native, Node.js and lot more.

Everything you need for your Joomla website development is here. For this amazing tool, you need to spend $199 per year or $19.90 per month.

UltraEdit costs $79.95 per year – something that most people will shrug off for a text editor. However, once you look at its features and how they can improve your coding productivity, you'll probably want to shell out that amount. It's got a very long list of features, so I'm going to talk about the biggest ones only:

  • Tightly integrated FTP, SSH, and Telnet
  • Data/file sorting functionality
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Block editing
  • Multi-select/ multi caret
  • Lucrative themes
  • A highly customizable editor with different themes

Available for all major platforms - Windows, Linux, and Mac.

  • Finally, we'll talk about one more free solution, but a slightly different one. ICEcoder is a browser-based online code editor, which means that you don't need to leave your browser to develop websites with it. So it can be very handy for those who're working on a netbook or any other low-end computer. And its features include:
  • Online and offline functionality
  • Ability to manage MySQL databases
  • Type boosters
  • Secure login functionality
  • Themes
  • Broken tags indicator
  • Being a browser-based online code editor tool it can be used on any platform, whether it's Windows, Mac or Linux. There might me other online code editor tools available but you will not find one like ICEcoder.

Conclusion

If you are a newbie, try or atleast look at every editor. Listed editors are not sorted as best to worst form. It depends on your need and your working environment to choose the most suitable one for you.

If you ask me for a recommendation, I would recommend Sublime Text editor. But if you want to start with a free one go for Brackets or notepad++. Rest is up to you and your developing preferences. Though, whatever your preferences are, this list will serve as a good starting point.

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