Tips & Tricks 2012
Disable core components that you are not using anddelete old extensions that you dont use.
Page Breaks in Joomla   Supports 3 different styles        Pages        Sliders        Tabs   Can only display one st...
View template positions(Must activate in Template Options 1.7/2.5)http://www.JoomlaRules.com/index.php?tp=1
Change Joomla Session TimeGlobal Configuration -> System page and change theSession Settings to 60 minutes
Use Menu Item Aliases Best used when multiple menus have the same links, e.g.  contact us, about us Can avoid duplicate ...
1 click upgrades!     In 1.7/2.5
 Template frameworks and plugins offer support – just add UA-number    Simple implementation of GA does not track     do...
 Google Analytics for Joomla Professional   http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site-    management/analytics/site-a...
 Tie GA to e-commerce with plugins for Virtuemart, CS-Cart and others      Tool for optimizing online marketing      Sh...
 iJoomla.com SEO plugin
301 Redirectredirect 301 /about-us.htm http://www/.site.com/company/about-us.html
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Joomla Chicago Presentation: Joomla Tips and Tricks

  1. 1. Tips & Tricks 2012
  2. 2. Disable core components that you are not using anddelete old extensions that you dont use.
  3. 3. Page Breaks in Joomla Supports 3 different styles  Pages  Sliders  Tabs Can only display one style, not multipleThe HTML usage is:<hr class="system-pagebreak" /><hr class="system-pagebreak" title="The page title" /> or<hr class="system-pagebreak" alt="The first page" /> or<hr class="system-pagebreak" title="The page title" alt="The first page" /> or<hr class="system-pagebreak" alt="The first page" title="The page title" />The text displayed will depend on the options chosen and may be either the title, alternatetext (if provided) or page numbers.
  4. 4. View template positions(Must activate in Template Options 1.7/2.5)http://www.JoomlaRules.com/index.php?tp=1
  5. 5. Change Joomla Session TimeGlobal Configuration -> System page and change theSession Settings to 60 minutes
  6. 6. Use Menu Item Aliases Best used when multiple menus have the same links, e.g. contact us, about us Can avoid duplicate or different urls structures If you change the main link the others will automatically point to it
  7. 7. 1 click upgrades! In 1.7/2.5
  8. 8.  Template frameworks and plugins offer support – just add UA-number  Simple implementation of GA does not track downloads, use of offsite links or AJAX features  Some forms do not differentiate “thank you” page URL Create a new Google Analytics account for each client, don’t just add them to your account
  9. 9.  Google Analytics for Joomla Professional  http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/site- management/analytics/site-analytics-google- based/17336 Manual Code on Downloads and Links  http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer. py?hl=en&answer=55527  <script type="text/javascript"> function recordOutboundLink(link, category, action) { _gat._getTrackerByName()._trackEvent(category, action); setTimeout(document.location = " + link.href + ", 100); } </script>  <a href="http://www.example.com" onClick="recordOutboundLink(this, Outbound Links, example.com);return false;">
  10. 10.  Tie GA to e-commerce with plugins for Virtuemart, CS-Cart and others  Tool for optimizing online marketing  Shows visit sources (websites, keywords) and what people bought
  11. 11.  iJoomla.com SEO plugin
  12. 12. 301 Redirectredirect 301 /about-us.htm http://www/.site.com/company/about-us.html

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