And with the help of Akeeba Backup Professional
and Square One CMS...
As a site builder or web developer, you know creating back-ups of your websites is extremely important. You make sure that you frequently create back-ups of every site. With tools like Akeeba Backup Pro it's ridiculously easy to do this.
But what about your development environment? If you are developping locally or on a server, making back-ups is pretty important as well. Making a back-up of your sites is pretty simple on most systems. But what about your databases? I mean, you could export them every once in a while using PHPMyAdmin, or install some 3rd party tool to get the job done. But have you considered using Akeeba Backup to get the job done?
If you have followed our advice, and upgraded as soon as humanly possible after we reported about the Joomla! hack, you might have noticed something strange.
If you used Admin Tools, you might have noticed that the Joomla! version number was shown multiple times in your website back-end. A strange sight indeed, but nothing you can't fix with some module surgery. Here's how you get rid of those odd looking Joomla! 2.5.3 references in no time!
When you ask your clients what they expect of their site, they sometimes say the strangest things. Some time ago, one client had an interesting request. I wasn't there for the conversation but figure it went something like this.
Them: "We want to use an image of a tree on the top."
Designer: "Sure, no problem."
Them: "Great. We also want to change the image as the seasons change!"
Designer: "Ehmmm... let me see what I can do."
After doing some research we found a way that makes this super easy to do. It would be a shame if we didn't share that tip with you! The trick is to use some module magic, powered by Advanced Module Manager by Nonumber. If you are insterested in finding out how to publish a different module for each season, then read on.
In the land of SEO, there's only "One domain name to rule them all." Which means that its best practive that only one domain name points to your content. Since Google doesn't know the difference between visiting www.yoursite.com, yoursite.com, yoursite.net or yoursite.co.uk (or other domains you point to your site) you'll need to fix this, to avoid that Google assumes it's dealing with duplicate content.
This is sometimes called "canonicalization." The goal of this is to make all domains redirect to one domain, properly. Including the www. or non-www version of your main domain name.
If you're in the website development business, you'll have experienced the following. You ask your client to send the images to use for their website - or brochure, poster, or whatever it is you're designing. Some time after that, you get an e-mail from the client with an attachment. You just had your third cup of coffee and are feeling very optimistic. Those must must be the images, in a zip file!
Wrong. In his or her infinite wisdom, your client has pasted all images in a Word document. Good luck getting the images out of that document... But fortunately, there's a quick and easy way to extract the images from the Word document.