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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.

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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Be a part of the global “Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun” event in Pune

pizza-bugs-and-fun-2019-at-techjoomla Be a part of the global “Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun” event in Pune

At Techjoomla we take Open Source very seriously. All our products and solutions are offered on OpenSource licenses. One of the key ways in which we contribute to open source is supporting opensource events. We are proud to be associated with the global Joomla! community and sponsor the global Pizza, bugs & fun event. We are also hosting the Pune edition of the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun(Joomla! PBF) to help local volunteers contribute to Joomla!.

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JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 in Chicago


JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 at DePaul University in Chicago. If you plan to build your business using Joomla, Joe Sonn will guide you to build a successful Joomla based business. 

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TJ UCM - Yet another Joomla Universal Content Manager


Joomla has tried to create a content manager / CCK for several years now. Though the project has been inactive, there are a few database tables that Joomla still uses, mainly for storing content history. Although the original UCM in its spirit isn’t part of Joomla, similar functionality has been introduced by article fields. 

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SocialAds 3.1.16 is released


We are happy to release an update for our Joomla advertising solution. We are happy to release SocialAds 3.1.16 which is primarily a bug fix release. We have also upgraded jQueryUI that fixes the geo-targeting country selection issue if JBolo and SocialAds are installed on the same site.

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Techjoomla is a proud sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event

Techjoomla is a proud sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, bugs and fun event

Techjoomla is proud to be a sponsor for the global Joomla Pizza, Bugs and Fun event to be conducted on 19th October 2019. We have been associated with the Pizza, Bugs and Fun event for more than 8 years. We had blogged about the event in 2014, 2013 and 2011 This year’s global Joomla Pizza, bugs and fun event holds special significance. Joomla 4.0 i...

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When is Joomla right for you?


As the world goes digital, content management system (CMS) vendors are having a field day. 

According to reports, the global CMS market will reach a staggering $123.5 billion by 2026. Today, for the digital organization, there are more CMS options to choose from - all of them with powerful features, stunning UI, intuitive search, and seamless management capabilities. With the vast array of platforms available in the market today, choosing the one that’s best for your needs can seem like a daunting task. 

But, for organizations looking to drive value, Joomla is a popular choice for CMS. It is easy to understand and manage, offers a vast pool of expert tutorials, has an active online forum, offers more than 7000 extensions, and has an evolving community that is always happy to help. 

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JTicketing 2.5.1 maintenance release


We are happy to release a new update for our Joomla event booking system, JTicketing v2.5.1. This is primarily a bug-fix release for the issues reported by our subscribers. We have also done some hygiene improvements in this release. 

Please read the release notes carefully before upgrading to the latest version.

It is recommended you upgrade to the latest version as soon as possible to ensure you are on a secure version. 

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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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