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Presentation made by Kendall Cabe for the Joomla! Day Chicago event on August 5, 2011

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  • Major third party developers?Akeeba (8 admin extensions)Anything Digital (6 extensions)Azrul (5 comprehensive extensions)CorePHP (about 20 extensions + Templates)NinjaForge.com (42 extensions, about half free)NoNumber.nl (21 extensions, many admin utilties)RS Joomla (15 extensions)Stack Ideas (36 extensions, key ones cost)Types of subscriptions – what you pay for with third party developers: support, advanced version, plugins, subscriptionCustom-built probably not for beginners (but mention it is possible and that there are extensions that provide frameworks for this)KC: you may not find exactly what you need, if you have specific requirements you may need to build.
  • How do you spot reasonable extensions?KC: reviews, rating, and count of users – is the product commercial? Check out the vendor site; if the site looks like crap, that may reflect on their toolsHow do you avoid reasonable extensions?KC: avoid old products that haven’t been updated. Check for development path to 1.6/1.7 to see that they are still developing and supporting
  • Editors – why must you have a WYSIWYGeditor? Your answer?KC: TinyMCE is minimal; the extras in an advanced editor will help you do more faster. For example, styles, media management, link management.FCK is now JCK, I think.
  • If we are getting into paid here, there are other options to mention : firewalls, eg.KC: Powerful tool with a lot of stuff you may not actually use.READ THE DOCUMENTATION. This is a powertool that can do lots of damage.Tell me about Salvus Alerting…Tom Canavan produced. Searches hacker and developer site looking for notices of problems with components or extensions.Biggest things is not just that you can subscribe, it is that you can be signed up for their notices.Do a google search on joomla firewalls. Rs firewall, etc.jHackGuard from SiteGround
  • Why not use hosting company backup?KC: do you know how often do they back it up? What does a restore cost? What happens if they restore something old? It’s on them to do the back up. They will restore on their own time frame.Store a copy OFF site from hosting company.Auto vs. Manual,E-commerce, at least nightly – depends on sales volume.
  • Why not use hosting company backup?KC: do you know how often do they back it up? What does a restore cost? What happens if they restore something old? It’s on them to do the back up. They will restore on their own time frame.Store a copy OFF site from hosting company.Auto vs. Manual,E-commerce, at least nightly – depends on sales volume.
  • Why use SEF urls?KC: Search engines is only part of it, but also people can remember them. People Friendly too.Why isn’t it a default?KC: Joomla doesn’t do it automatically as in olden days some hosts had issues. It probably should, maybe someday it will.Best solution?Why use a third party rather than Core Joomla SEF: Core will add a unique id, but not fully human readable. KC: if you want a landing page not on your menu, or you want redirects, or unique URLs.KC: Kendal uses sh404sef, see also JoomSEF. (in 1.6)Third party tools may have 404 managers.In 1.6, test the Joomla SEF urls first as they’ve made improvements to the core generator.Think this thru before going live!!
  • Why use SEF urls?KC: Search engines is only part of it, but also people can remember them. People Friendly too.Why isn’t it a default?KC: Joomla doesn’t do it automatically as in olden days some hosts had issues. It probably should, maybe someday it will.Best solution?Why use a third party rather than Core Joomla SEF: Core will add a unique id, but not fully human readable. KC: if you want a landing page not on your menu, or you want redirects, or unique URLs.KC: Kendal uses sh404sef, see also JoomSEF. (in 1.6)Third party tools may have 404 managers.In 1.6, test the Joomla SEF urls first as they’ve made improvements to the core generator.Think this thru before going live!!
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  • Joomla Toolbox 101
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Presented By…
    Partner and Co-founder
    Kendall Cabe
    Leadership Team
    Leadership Team
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Overview
    Where to find extensions
    What’s in the Toolbox?
    Content
    Security / Site Administration
    Search Engine Optimization
    Data Gathering
    Communications
    E-Commerce
    Social Media
    File Access
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
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  • Caveat about Suggestions
    The suggestions listed here are informed opinions from myself or other Joomla community colleagues. Your mileage may differ!
    Please test ALL extensions before purchase or before installing in a production site to verify it does what you want it to do - even custom ones!
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  • Where to find extensions
    Custom-built Extensions
    Third Party Developers
    Joomla Extensions Directory
    http://extensions.joomla.org
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  • Custom Built Extensions
    Why should I build it myself?
    You can get EXACTLY what you want
    Finding a trusted developer
    ASK! Check local user groups or ask other colleagues
    What do I get out of it?
    Do I get to keep the source or is it licensed to me?
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    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • 3rd Party developers
    Most extensions are developed by 3rd parties
    Not all extensions from these developers are on the JED
    Check the developers site of your favorite extensions for others you may not know about
    Ask around for advice on good 3PD’s
    Use differing models for software access
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Some third party developers
    Akeeba
    Anything Digital
    CorePHP
    Stack Ideas
    RS Joomla
    Freaked Out
    NinjaForge.com
    NoNumber.nl
    Joomla Showroom
    Azrul
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Joomla Extensions Directory
    Get started by creating an account
    Need an account to write reviews or rate extensions. This can help let developers know you like their products
    How to spot reasonable extensions and avoid the “questionable” extensions
    Always be safe and use a sandbox (development site) for testing
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  • Words of warning…
    DON’T ADD IT
    IF YOU
    DON’T NEED IT
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  • What’s in the Toolbox?
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  • Content: Editors
    You WANT an advanced WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get)
    Why not TinyMCE?
    Suggestions:
    JCE Editor
    Install with file manager, advanced image manager, media manager, and JCE Media box; Other subscription plug-ins available.
    JCK Editor (formerly known as JoomlaFCK)
    Both of these suggestions are free!!!
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Content: Photos
    Simple and easy to use
    Allows for resizing of images
    Suggestions:
    Jphoto by Corephp
    Phoca Gallery by Phoca
    Simple Image Gallery by JoomlaWorks
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Security: General
    Suggestions:
    Admin Tools Pro from akeeba
    www.akeebabackup.com
    Adds another layer of security to help prevent unauthorized access to your site
    This is a powertool!
    Salvus Alerting (not an extension; subscription service ($80 / yr))
    Gives updates when security issues are found with an extension, Joomla, your server OS, etc. Good for developers who maintain many sites
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Security: Firewalls
    Suggestions:
    Admin Tools Pro by Akeeba
    RSFirewall by RSJoomla
    jomDefender by CorePHP
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    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Site Administration: backups
    Why do I need to backup my site?
    Why can’t I use the backup with my hosting company?
    Why should I take my own and what do I do with it?
    Suggestions:
    Akeeba Backup Pro
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Site Administration: Memberships
    Without Payments
    Core Joomla Groups and ACL
    With Payments
    RS Membership by RSJoomla
    CB Subs for Community Builder by Joomlapolis
    Akeeba Subscriptions by Akeeba (still in beta)
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  • Search engine optimization: SEF URLS
    Why do I need SEF urls?
    Doesn’t Joomla do it for me by default?
    Suggestions:
    Core Joomla SEF generator
    sh404sef by Anything Digital
    Other 3PD extensions available
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Search engine optimization: Other
    Deals with other major aspects besides SEF URL generation:
    iJoomla SEO by iJoomla
    RSSeo by RSJoomla
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  • Data Gathering
    What’s this and why might I need it?
    Doesn’t Joomla have some contact forms and why shouldn’t I use them?
    Suggestions:
    RS Forms / RS Forms Pro by RSJoomla
    Breezing Forms by Crosstec Solutions
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Communications: newsletters
    Build interest in your site
    Bring return visitors back to your site
    Be aware of mail programs that use your domain to send mail
    Suggestions:
    JoomlaMailer by Freaky Web (works with MailChimp)
    RS Mail by RS Joomla (uses your domain)
    jNews by Joobi (uses your domain)
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  • E-Commerce: shopping carts
    None available for Joomla 1.7
    Suggestions:
    iJoomlaDigistore by iJoomla (only 1.5 now; maybe 1.7 by end of year)
    kaGO by CorePHP and Joomlashack (not released)
    Virtuemart 2.0 by virtuemart.net (RC released)
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Social media: General
    Very limited selection for social media sites
    Use to build site visitors or members to your site, i.e. facebook like interactions
    Suggestions:
    JomSocial by Azrul
    Community Builder by Joomlapolis
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Social media: Blogging
    One of the easiest ways to generate traffic and visitors to your site
    Blogging isn’t just about writing, it’s about WHAT you write
    Suggestions:
    EasyBlog by Stack Ideas
    MyBlog by Azrul
    RS Blog by RSJoomla
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    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • File Access
    Why do I need access to my files?
    Can’t I get to my files through the theJoomla administrator and media manager?
    Suggestions *:
    eXtplorer – extplorer.sourceforge.net
    Ninjaxplorer by ninjaforge
    * Both suggestions are free!
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Questions?Suggestions!
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    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Thank you!
    Contact Information:
    Kendall Cabe
    Email: kendall.cabe@timestwotechnology.com
    Twitter: @rkendallc
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    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Vendor List
    Akeeba – www.akeebabackup.com
    Stack Ideas – www.stackideas.com
    Freaked Out – www.freakedout.de
    Anything Digital – www.anything-digital.com
    Core PHP – www.corephp.com
    JCK Editor – www.joomlackeditor.com
    Phoca – www.phoca.cz
    JoomlaWorks – www.joomlaworks.gr
    RS Joomla – www.rsjoomla.com
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP
  • Vendor List (Cont…)
    iJoomla – www.ijoomla.com
    Crosstec – www.crosstec.de
    kaGo Commerce – www.kagocommerce.com
    Virtuemart – www.virtuemart.net
    Azrul – www.azrul.com
    Ninjaforge – www.ninjaforge.com
    eXtplorer - extplorer.sourceforge.net
    Joobi – www.joobi.com
    Joomlapolis – www.joomlapolis.com
    JoomSEF – www.joomsef.com
    Presented at
    © Copyright 2011 – Kendall Cabe and Times Two Technology LLP