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WordPress vs Joomla : Which CMS Should You Choose?

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index   While there is a large number of Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, few CMS platforms are more popular and more widely used than WordPress and Joomla. Some wrongly believe that Joomla and WordPress are popular simply because they are the oldest. In reality they are neither the oldest nor the pioneers of the CMS space. In fact, there are plenty of CMS platforms that existed before the turn of the millennium. WordPress didn’t rear its head until 2003, and Joomla didn’t show up until around 2005.

The popularity of either platform is largely due to its ease of use. The birth of the widely accepted open source CMS has given millions of users all around the power to create their own dynamic websites. Even some giant brands have turned to open source content management to streamline the web content management process.

In this post, we aim to give you the information you need to make the decision between the Joomla or WordPress CMS.

What is a Content Management System?

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Jul
26
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What is SEO???????

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Basic search engine optimization (SEO) is fundamental. And essential. SEO will help you position your website properly to be found at the most critical points in the buying process or when people need your site.

What are search engines looking for? How can you build your website in a way that will please both your visitors/customers, as well as Google, Bing, and other search engines? Most importantly, how can SEO help your web presence become more profitable?

During the Introduction to SEO session at SES New York, Carolyn Shelby (@CShel), Director of SEO, Chicago Tribune/435 Digital, fully explained the extreme value SEO can deliver to a site, and stressed the importance of basic SEO using the following analogy:

 

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What is SEO, Exactly?

The goal of foundational SEO isn’t to cheat or “game” the search engines. The purpose of SEO is to:

  • Create a great, seamless user experience.
  • Communicate to the search engines your intentions so they can recommend your website for relevant searches.

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Jul
18
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Getting Started with jQuery UI

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What is jQuery UI ?

jQuery UI is a widget and interaction library built on top of the jQuery JavaScript Library that you can use to build highly interactive web applications. This is designed to get you up to speed on how jQuery UI works in your web applications. Follow are the steps how to get start.

 

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Start by Checking Out the Demos:-

To get a feel for what jQuery UI is capable of, check out the UI Demos.

In the demos section, the navigation lists all of the interactions and widgets that jQuery UI offers. Choose an interaction or widget and you’ll be presented with several demo configurations for that particular plugin. Each demo allows you to view source code, change themes, and the URL can always be bookmarked. For example, check out the accordion widget’s fill space demo page.

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Dec
5

Why Coding Style Matters

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What’s A Style Anyway?

Coding style is how your code looks, plain and simple. And by “your,” I actually mean you, the person who is reading this article. Coding style is extremely personal and everyone has their own preferred style. You can discover your own personal style by looking back over code that you’ve written when you didn’t have a style guide to adhere to. Everyone has their own style because of the way they learned to code. If you used an integrated development environment (IDE) like Visual Studio to learn coding, your style probably matches the one enforced by the editor. If you learned using a plain text editor, your style likely evolved from what you thought was more readable.


Not only publishing houses need a style guide. If you want to keep your code readable and easy to maintain even years after you’ve released a website, a coding style guide is helpful and necessary. (Image credit: Wikidave)

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Nov
27

Create a Powerful WordPress Lightbox Contact Form

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When it comes to interaction on the many WordPress blogs around the world, most website administrators simply assume that the comments section appended to each of their posts will be “good enough” for their users. While those comment forms are actually quite useful, and they encourage the kind of user engagement that can really help boost a site’s search engine optimization, they are really not meant to replace direct user-to-author comment through WordPress.

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Nov
1

Create WordPress Comment Login System that Utilizes Social Media

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Since it was created just under a decade ago, WordPress has allowed a website’s visitors to sign up and create an account when they post comments. In fact, this option is favored by many websites as a way to reduce spam and encourage honest interaction between users. In some cases, it’s a required part of the commenting process.


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Oct
19

Anatomy For Successful Landing Page


So you have spent loads of time and possibly money driving traffic to your awesome site selling your products or services, but you aren’t getting enough leads. Your website is drop dead cool and your products are definitely worth buying, so what’s the deal? Well, it means that your conversion rate is low, which you already know. This could be a result of a number of things.

Visitors may not know how to buy your product or service, they may not know exactly what you do, or they may simply just need you to tell them what they need to do in order to acquire your services. How do you fix this problem, you ask? You, my friend, need a landing page.

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Oct
17

Superlative Practices for Efficient HTML5 coding

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HTML5 is definitely among the hits of year 2012 and this goes without a saying that HTML5 deserves to be a hit. The best thing about HTML5 is that it has made lives of developers/designers a lot easier because it is exciting to use and is easily understandable. If we look at the history of HTML, by far this has been the best thing introduced.

As far as front-end coding is concerned, HTML has quickly paved his way into the world of web development. Since it is the most ‘IN’ things, being a developer, you should definitely learn coding of HTML5 websites. But before you start with that, it is very important to understand the difference between CSS3 and HTML5 because there is a thin line when it comes to these two technological terms. Today, in this article we will discuss some of the best practices for proficient HTML5 coding and if you learn these practices well, I can assure that you will be able to produce some extra ordinary and quality websites.

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Oct
11

Is the Web Development Community Alive?


Every now and then we’ll see a new design blog pop up, and for good reason — they become popular fast and can easily stay that way. This industry is definitely over-saturated with design blogs, as they are a great source of inspiration and the community that takes advantage of these blogs is so very alive. We see blogs, communities, forums, membership sites, active social media, and so much more from the design community.

Because of this, it’s so much easier for a designer to get their foot in the door than a web developer. With a much more active community, it can be easier to network, learn and grow. There is a community for nearly every profession available, but it’s merely that some communities are far more alive than others. With the design community so thriving, where is the web developer nowadays?

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