Over the past two weeks there have been UK-wide hacking attacks on websites with content management systems, in particular those with WordPress and Joomla installations.
These have taken the form of large-scale botnet attacks. Most hosting providers offering WordPress and Joomla for web content management have been targeted. Hackers are reportedly utilising over 90,000 servers to attempt to compromise websites’ administrator panels.
Read more on this botnet attack
The upgrade from Joomla 1.5.x to Joomla 2.5.x is not a quick process… no simple click of a button for this one!
So here’s a simple explanation of the steps involved in a sizable CMS software upgrade like going from Joomla 1.5.x to 2.5.x.
This is meant to be a simple overview for clients who would like to know what’s involved…
Here’s what we’d do:
If you use Firefox to update your Joomla 2.5 website you will be experiencing a really irritating glitch when you upload a photo. No matter where you place your cursor, when you upload the image it will be inserted at the top-left of the article.
You will also find that you cannot move the image until you have saved the article.
If you are using the Phoca component to create a gallery of images on your Joomla 2.5 website, this video will help you get started.
Uploading multiple images to your gallery could not be easier…
Ready to send your first newsletter using the AcyMailing component?
Here’s a simple tutorial to get you going.
On July 21st Google announced further “Tweaks and adjustments” to its Google Place pages.
They have simplified these pages for mobile devices, which makes sense when so many people use Google Places on their phones.
If you are a regular Google user, you will already have noticed the changes they made to the layout of their search pages on 28th June. In line with this new look the Place Pages have also been simplified to make them more “focused, elastic & effortless”.
Here’s a tutorial on creating text links and links on images within a Joomla! article using TinyMCE editor.
External links are a cinch, but Joomla! is not renowned for making internal links easy when you use the standard editor!
Once you have created an Article page for your Joomla! 1.5 website, the next stage is to add a link to the navigation bar to allow visitors to see the page.
Here’s how to create a link on your navigation in Joomla!