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Stay updated with all the latest happenings at Techjoomla. From news about the developments in your favourite extensions to Tips & Tricks about the Joomla CMS, Framework & Development.

Simple Tools and Tips To Protect Your Website From SPAM


The disruptive and intrusive nature of technology makes it a two-edged sword. On the one hand, it has brought revolutionary change that enhances life and makes it convenient. However, on the other hand, the intrusive nature of technology is posing more challenges than before. SPAM just happens to be a product of invasive technology, and its menace has only been growing ever since it started to invade.

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eCommerce Trends to Look Forward to in 2020


The eCommerce sphere is growing by leaps and bounds, with consumers making more purchases online than ever. 

From fashion brands to household goods, multiple eCommerce stores are giving stiff competition to each other. This is why brands need to constantly keep up with the latest trends and innovate to get ahead of the curve

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The 7-Step Secret Recipe for an Awesome Blog post


Here’s the thing with blogging. Everyone wants to do it, but not many know how to do it in the best way possible. Internet is already abuzz with numerous blogging platforms, advice, tips, tricks, hacks and the likes to get rookie bloggers in the same league as pro-bloggers. 

In this scenario, they have no idea which is the best advice or what should they do in order to take their blog posts from Nay to Yay. Sounds like a problem you have got? Fret not, as we have the secret sauce with us. 

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How to Evaluate the Shopping Cart for Your eCommerce Site?


As the eCommerce rage continues, it’s natural for you to want to start a site of your own. 

Of the myriad aspects that you need to take into consideration – including what platform to build your solution on, what features to choose, what products to offer, and more, there is also the pressing decision of what shopping cart software to use. Given that your shopping cart will be with you for years to come, its capabilities (or the lack of it) will either make you (and your customers) extremely happy or completely miserable. 

When you set to look for a shopping cart vendor, you’ll find hundreds of them claiming their solution is the best one for you. But how can you really tell? How do you figure out which one best fits the bill? What features should you look for? How do you ensure you make the right educated decision? Here’s how! 

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5 Features in Your Event Booking System That Could Skyrocket Your Event Sales


Research suggests that for 48% of events, ticket sales compose 60 to 100% of the revenue!

Therefore, the importance of providing a hassle-free and seamless ticket booking experience cannot be reinforced enough.

Ticket windows for booking events are passé. Nowadays, people are logging online and carrying out a booking for various events – be it a professional conference or a music concert, online is the way to go for them.

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Simple Tips to Design Landing Pages that Convert


No marketing campaign is complete without having an effective landing page. The aim of the page is to attract the visitors’ attention and make them take the desired call-to-action. And marketers know this all too well. 

48% of marketers build a new landing page for each marketing campaign. Also, companies with 10 to 15 landing pages increase leads by 55% whereas companies with 40 or more landing pages get 12X more leads than those with five or less!

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10 Simple Tips to Build a Highly Engaged Online Community


Communities are extremely valuable tools for marketers. 

So much so that 77% of companies believe that an online community significantly improves brand exposure, awareness, and credibility!

The catch though is that the community sites should be fun and engaging for the target audience. Sample this - increasing engagement through communities can result in up to a 25% increase in revenue. Easier said than done; there are several steps that you need to take into consideration for building a highly engaged online community. 

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Want to Grow Your Site Visits and Membership? Follow These Proven Tricks


A website is more than just an online address for your brand or business. In today’s digital age, it is the key anchor to your growth, including your marketing strategies and credibility. Since it is the place to generate business leads, drive conversions and increase customer count, you need to give it more time and constantly work on it to drive more traffic. While many businesses rely heavily on SEO strategies for this, it alone is not enough to increase the (digital) footfall. 

That said, here are some simple tactics that can help you grow your site visits and membership:

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How to Successfully Monetize Your Website or Blog?


Making money from a website or a blog has turned into a successful endeavor for many.

Are you inspired by the long string of names who have made a mark by earning huge revenues using their sites? Do you want to follow suit? Then you’ve arrived at the right place. 

Every site follows different tactics, and it can get a bit overwhelming when you try to implement those for your site. But worry not, as we have got you covered with some of the best methods that can help you. 

Take your pick based on what works best for your website and get the cash registers ringing. 

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7 Reasons Why Your eCommerce Site Could Fail


eCommerce is booming. 

By 2021, the eCommerce revenues are projected to grow to USD 4.88 trillion. With 25% of the world’s population already shopping online, it is expected that by 2021, eCommerce will make up over 17% of the global retail sales. 

It is abundantly clear the future of retail is digital. It is no surprise that small as well as large retailers are working on devising a strong eCommerce strategy for their business.

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Headless Joomla using Angular and Algolia


We had been working with our customer Osians, to build a knowledge base site for the years of archival work they had been doing documenting over 200 years of contemporary Indian culture. The catalog currently boasts of over 125,000 records documented with details.

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Amazon Cloudfront or S3 - What should I use ?

I've often seen confusion about these two - Amazon S3 vs Cloudfront. People do get confused on what is the best option for them, and I don't blame them. The whole Amazon jungle is a tough one to navigate around! I always find myself writing long emails or having long conversations explaining the difference. We were very recently planning a Joomla 1...

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How to generate video thumbnails in PHP?

How to generate video thumbnails in PHP?

A Video link without a thumbnail is like a smartphone without a camera, you can use it but no one would like to use it. If you want your visitors to see your video, you need to make sure that your video link has a thumbnail which is forcing users to click on the link.

How can we do this?

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Getting back your DISQUS comments after a site migration


Lot of us love to have DISQUS comments on our sites. It's one of those hosted commenting systems that adds virality to all content and comments on your site. Techjoomla uses DISQUS too, and during our recent site upgrade we had a challenge ensuring that our comments get carried over since the migration meant that the links/URLs to all our pages got...

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Migrating from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3? Let’s make your Job Simple!

Migrating from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3? Let’s make your Job Simple!

We just finished transforming one of our extension Quick2Cart from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 3. It was a fun task to do. We thought of sharing some of the migration stuff with you. Before starting the migration You need to learn Bootstrap 3 coding standard, what’s new, what’s removed, major class changes. To know everything, please go through the fo...

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