The Techjoomla Blog

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.

Joomla for News Portals


News Portals require a unique combination of features. If you are thinking about creating your own news portal, several requirements will come to the fore.

In this blog, we will touch upon various features needed for news portals & how Joomla can help you create your own news portal. 

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Web Development Trends to Look Forward to in 2020 and tips for Joomla web designers


The Internet for businesses has evolved more than we could have imagined a decade ago. Every business, however big or small, today has a website. Add to it the number of sites that are owned and run by individuals, and you have a considerable number. 

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Joomla Security Best Practices – 15 Tips to Keep your Joomla Site Secure


In the day and age of highly sophisticated technology, many organizations are under the impression that because they’ve implemented all the latest innovations, their Joomla site is resilient to any kind of cyber attack. But the question is: are the measures good enough? Is modern technology implementation enough to protect the privacy and confidentiality of data? 

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Digistore24 integration with Shika in Digistore Connect


We are happy to announce a brand new integration between the German Payment and affiliate provider Digistore24 with Shika, our Joomla learning management system(LMS). In the past week, the Joomla! Developer Roland Meier from Medialekt added this feature into the Digistore Connect extension, so purchases via Digistore24 get directly enrolled in Shika.

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JGive 2.3.5 introduces Joomla custom fields support for Individual & Organization donors form for the backend


With JGive v2.3.5 we have introduced Joomla custom fields support for Individual & Organization Donors form at the backend. This release also introduces improvements to campaign promoters and donations reports at the backend.

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A dozen (Most Ridiculous) Myths about Joomla


Joomla is the second most popular CMS (Content Management System). 

This open-source software offers several benefits, which makes it popular for building community websites, blogs, business websites, scalable and secure web applications, and a lot more.  

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Some of Our Favorite Joomla Community Projects


With 109+ million downloads, 1500+ volunteers and powering 2+ million websites Joomla is a compelling platform to build websites and applications alike. While most of the contributors are working on making Joomla better, there are people who are working on some exciting side projects which would make their way into Joomla at some point.  

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Joomla Powering a Cloud-based Interview Management System


As technology advances at lightning-fast speed, the recruitment industry is under immense pressure to attract (and retain) the best talent – quickly and cost-effectively. HR departments are always on the lookout to streamline their interview process.

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Joomla Development with Eclipse: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices


Every developer uses a set of tools that simplifies their life and without which their development life feels crippled! Over the years, I have developed my own set of tools which I have described in this blog.

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DevOps friendly Joomla Extensions


Undoubtedly, Joomla! is one of the most popular and flexible CMS for building websites and online applications of all types and sizes. The large number of extensions help give a headstart to any project.

Like other software frameworks and platforms, a lot of Joomla projects have adopted DevOps processes to streamline their deployments. This also helps scaling of Joomla sites to run on multiple servers. At Techjoomla we have been using Jenkins, Ansible and GIT to deploy Joomla sites for several years. Recently we have also started exploring Docker for containerized deployment and easy scaling.

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Joomla Powering an Agricultural Warehouse Management System - Bringing Profits for Indian Farmers


For the Indian economy, agriculture has always been one of the most important sectors driving growth for the country. 

In 2018 alone, the Gross Value Added by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors was a whopping  $271 billion. Today, agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for 58% of the population.

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Joomla! Development - Common Mistakes To Avoid


In this series of blogs, we will talk about common mistakes to avoid while building extensions for Joomla!.

In this particular blog, we will talk about these four common mistakes:

  • Not using language constants and instead of hard coding language strings
  • Not using JInput and instead directly accessing $_POST or $_GET
  • Not using the Joomla Database layer and writing plain database queries instead
  • Wrong usage of loadObjectList / loadAssocList() (Using loadObjectList() when just 1 row is needed)
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Serving 50 million hits a month with Joomla

Serving-50-million-hits-with-Joomla Serving 50 million hits with Joomla

Aadhaar project by Indian Government operates on a massive scale. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which handles this project, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued more than 120 crores (1.2 billion) Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India till date. For context, the Aadhaar number in India is somewhat similar to the Social Security Number in the US.

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Joomlashack conference 2019 is going to take place from November 6-8


Techjoomla has been a regular feature at the annual Joomla World Conference. The Joomla World Conference is a key Joomla event that brings together some of the best speakers in the Joomla world. Unfortunately this year the world conference got canceled over Brexit related travel uncertainties. 

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Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun 2019-A massive success


At Tekdi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Techjoomla we have a long tradition of contributing to #opensource and making what we use better. So much so that every developer at Tekdi has a #KPI to make at least one open-source contribution every month! So it's hardly surprising that we do not let up on any opportunity to contribute. On 19th October 2019, the #Joomla community had organized a Global Synchronous event called "Joomla Pizza and bugs".

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