Before you create a module to display a banner advert on your website, you’ll need to set up banners, clients and categories in the banner component.
Once you’ve done this, here’s the final step in the process…. displaying the adverts on the page.
The Joomla 3.1 Banners component lets you organise the adverts you allow on your website.
Whether you are selling advertising space or allowing free adverts linked to external websites, this is a component to keep track of the number of impressions and click-throughs that adverts receive.
You can use it as a simple way to track the click-throughs and impressions on your own marketing graphics too.
Joomla 3 comes with a banner component as standard which helps you to manage adverts on your website.
You can organise adverts into clients and categories and track the number of impressions and click-throughs each advert receives.
Here’s the guide to getting started….
Creating categories in the Joomla 3.1 Banner Component is great for organising your adverts and can also help you to display adverts in various positions and on different pages on your site.
For example, if you have a website which sells pet products, you might only wish to show adverts relating to dogs on the dog product pages and only relating to cats on the cat products pages . Setting up categories and clients can help you do this easily.
If you only have a small number of adverts on your site, you may not need to utilise the categories and clients sections.
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…