Friday, November 13, 2015

Increase The Loading Speed Of Web Joomla

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Increase The Loading Speed Of Web Joomla

One of the things you should look if you're done create a joomla website is measuring the speed of loading web. The loading speedis very influential on traffic levels. The longer the loading of the web, then your website will be soon left behind by visitors. Compared toother CMS (like Wordpress, Oscommerce, Opencart, Drupal and others),

Joomla has a very large file capacity approximately 23 MB. The magnitude of the capacity of the file loading process that might cause more joomla website is slow compared to the other. However you should not blame the use of Joomla because by considering some of the things you can add to your Joomla website loading speed.

The speed of loading web largely determined by several things, among others:

  1. The quality of the design templates being used – the higher the quality of the image that is used then the size would be great that loading speed slower. Usually a simple template (clean & elegant ) loading process faster in comparison to applicable with more complex designs.
  2. The use of the Image on the website that is not true. Should the image be used for websites such as in article content or banner should be processed first. For example, minimize the size image and reducing the pixel resolution without lowering the quality of the image.
  3. Usage of the plugin and component. Indeed the wearing of many plugins and components on the website will add features and the beauty of the web, but instead will slow loading websites because the use of Javascript etc. More over, if you install the plugin and component then you don't use.
  4. Conditions of the Hosting Server. The more number of websites within one server then the slower performance of loading website. Therefore, you should consider the type of hosting server is properly used. You should ask your Hosting Manager.

Of these 4 things surely you could take any conclusions must be done so that the process of loading your joomla web faster:

  1. use a Clean joomla template and elegant. Measure the speed of loading on the demo template.
  2. Do the processing of image with the appropriate and correct before you upload to a hosting server that you will use in your website. How can the process of resizing and setting the resolution ( pixel ) image.
  3. Use the plugin and component as needed only. Delete the plugin and component joomla unused.
  4. use the Image in the form of animated GIFs as needed only. If it is necessary to avoid the use of animated GIF files to speed loading website.
  5. Select the server hosting that has good quality.
Website loading speed will affect the process of search engine indexing and page per view your joomla website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How To Change Joomla Template

How To Change Joomla Template

The template is important in a website, because the template is largely determine the interest of visitors to last a long time and a chance to revisit your site at a later time.Tips from me before changing the template, select the templates either in terms ofcolor, features found on the new template, and certainly other supporting factors such as SEO support on the template.

Before changing the template, for those of you who haven't learned it's good you know Joomla templates on the system first. Joomla has two main template, a template for the front page and the template for the page administrator. Once you know this, now let's try replacing the template on Joomla. In this tutorial I am using Joomla version 3.4.5 installed on localhost.

To replace the template on Joomla, please follow the steps below:

Step #1, login as the Super Administrator.

Open your web browser and then type in the address bar or if you install Joomla in localhost type http://localhost/joomladirektory then log in with a valid username and password.

Step #2, go to the Template page: Styles

There are two ways that you can do to get into page templates: Styles. The first of the top menu and select Extensions Templates. The second way is through the Control Panel page, you can find the Template menu on the vertical menu on the left side ofthe web page.

Step #3, select the new template you will use

  • After you sign in to the page Templates: Styles, you can see a list of templates that were installed there. In this case, I have yet to install templates from the third party. So, the available templates are still the default Joomla.
How To Change Joomla Template

  • See section located in the red box, there are asterisks are not colored and some arecolored. A simple way to replace a template is by clicking on the asterisk in the name of the template you want replaced.
  • The templates that are currently active as seen in the picture above is a "protostar-Default" to the front page of Joomla site. And "isis-Default" to the Administrator page.
  • To replace the template front page of Joomla, we click the asterisk on the "Beez3-FruitShop" to sign the star change color. To make it more clear, note the picture below!
How To Change Joomla Template
  • To test whether the new template was replaced has changed or not, you can click the link My Joomla which is at right angles the top of page administrators. Or you can type in the address bar
How To Change Joomla Template

To change the administrators page template the same way like the way at the top.You simply select the new template that you will use. For the administrator template by default available only two, namely: Hathor - Default and isis – Default, choose to suit your taste.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How to add Google reCAPTCHA in Joomla contact form

How to add Google reCAPTCHA in Joomla contact form

Protect your website from spam attack is a very precise action. Because of spam can be very detrimental to your website on the server side. To that end, we recommend that you equip your website with a protection system against spam like CAPTCHAS. World internet giant companies like Google have a CAPTCHA service which you can use freely.

What it reCAPTCHA?

As quoted from the official page of Google reCAPTCHA, a feature Google's reCAPTCHA is a system that can protect your website from spam attacks. you can use reCAPTCHA on webste Joomla freely. Google does not charge for this service.

How can I use Google reCAPTCHA ?

The following steps you must do to add reCAPTCHA on Joomla contact form:

Step #1. You must have a Google reCAPTCHA Site Key and Secret Key
  • Please visit the official website of Google reCAPTCHA in
  • Click on the button "Get reCAPTCHA". then sign in with your Google account and click again the button "Get reCAPTCHA".
  • Enter the details of your website, information such as your domain name, email address and labels. Next click on the button "Register"
Note in the section on "Adding reCAPTCHA to your site" you will find the Site Key and Secret Key (copy the code into notepad for easy later use)
How to add Google reCAPTCHA in Joomla contact form

Step # 2. You must enable plugin ReCaptcha on your Joomla Website
  • Please go to the menu "Extensions", then select "Plugins".
  • Now find the plugin "Captcha - reCaptcha", then click on the link.
  • Please adjust the settings as shown below:
  • Status: Set to Enable
  • Version: choose the latest version 2.0
  • Site key and Secret key: Enter key obtained at the time of signing up for Google reCAPTCHA
  • Theme: Select to suit your taste. I choose “Light”
  • then click the button "Save" to save the settings.

Step #3. You must enable ReCaptcha on the menu "Global Configuration" Joomla
  • go to the menu "System" then click "Global configuration" then note on the Tab "Site Settings" and find the line "Default Captcha"
  • Select "Captcha-ReCaptcha".

After all the above process you do, then when you create a contact form through the components of the default Joomla contact form, Google reCAPTCHA latest version will appear at the bottom of your contact form as shown below.
How to add Google reCAPTCHA in Joomla contact form

Saturday, October 24, 2015

How to Install Joomla 3.4.5 Offline with XAMPP for Windows

How to Install Joomla 3.4.5 Offline with XAMPP for Windows

Before installing Joomla on your local computer (localhost), there are some things you need to prepare, such as:
1. Make sure the XAMPP is already installed on your computer
2. Make sure you've downloaded the latest version installer files in of Joomla

Installing Joomla 3.4.5

  • Open the XAMPP Control Panel, and then start the Apache and MySQL
  • Open Windows Explorer then go to the xampp installation directory (c:)xampp>htdocs
  • Create a new folder with the name "joomla3", or make it your way
  • Extract the installer files of Joomla 3.4.5 into folder “joomla3”
  • Now create a new database for installation of Joomla via phpmyadmin. Open your browser and type http://localhost/phpmyadmin
How to Install Joomla 3.4.5 Offline with XAMPP for Windows
  • Next, open a web browser and type http://localhost/joomla3 to start the installation
  • Select the language you will use, 
  • on the Main configuration section, type your site name
  • then create a short description about your site
  • After that, don't forget to enter your email address
  • then create the admin user name to login as the super administrator
  • then create a password to login as the super administrator
  • confirm the password that you create
  • at the bottom of page, if you enable "Site Offline", then at the moment of the installation process is completed the front page of your site will be offline.
  • make sure you do it right. If you are sure then press the Next button, the next database settings.
  • Database Type; set to MySQLi
  • Host Name; Type localhost
  • User Name; type root
  • Password; leave blank
  • Database Name; type the name of the database that you have created (joomla3db)
  • Tables Prefix; leave it as is, or you can create your own prefix length
    (ideally 3 or 4 characters and contain only alphanumeric characters, must end with underscore)
  • next determine whether you will be backing up or removing old database
  • Once again make sure you do it right, if you are sure please click the Next button
  • the final stage, install sample data, it aims to let your site already contains sample data. If you did not install the sample data, then the site once finished later your site will be empty.
  • then scoll down the page, in the Pre-Installation Check, make sure all lines there is nothing in the mark as "No"
  • After that slide back the page to the top and click the "Install"
  • Congratulations! you have successfully installed the Joomla version 3.4.5.
Do not forget to remove the Joomla installation folder, if not you do not, you will continue to repeat the process of installation.

Press the "Remove instalation folder", after that you can already go into the administrator's page or see the front page of your site.

I also made a video tutorial on the installation of Joomla. So, if you have not been clear with the above tutorial, please watch directly on the following video :

Hopefully this tutorial useful, good luck!

Friday, October 23, 2015

How To Change The Default Joomla Favicon

Did you know about a favicon, favicon is a continuation of a favorite icon. You can find the favicon on the left of your web browser, just to the left of the address bar. Typically measuring only 16x16 pixel favicon, very small instead. To display the favicon you must create at least 16x16 pixel sized image and then save it in the format ".ico". you can make it using Photoshop or use the favicon creator tool that is widely available online.
By default, Joomla favicon using the logo of Joomla itself. Most web masters let this favicon image is. Of course this is not a problem if you create a website that talks about Joomla. If you do not make a website about Joomla this is of course a problem, as this can reduce the level of credibility of the website that you have. For example, let's say you create a website that contains about something else, such as just about sports, entertainment using Joomla and you are still using the default Joomla favicon. Obviously this will have an impact if the visitors visiting your website, visitors will feel strange to your website favicon. You do not want to allow this to happen right?. Do not worry you can change the favicon Joomla accordance with your wishes so that you can increase the level of credibility of your website. Here is a tutorial step by step to change the default Joomla favicon to made your own favicon.

The first step

Prepare the image you want to use as your favicon logo. Edit the image that has a resolution of 16x16 pixels. You can edit using your favorite photo editing software, such as Photoshop, Gimp or Paint, or you can generate an image to be used as a direct favicon using online tools such as site, you can create a favicon with images GIF, JPEG , or PNG. Once completed please download and save the file "favicon.ico" that you created.

The second step

Find out Joomla template you're using. For example, if you use the default template joomla like ja-purity, then the next you have to locate the file "favicon.ico" which is usually stored in the folder "/ templates / ja_purity". Then you just copy and paste the file "favicon.ico" into the folder "/ templates / ja_purity". If there is a warning message asking if you want to overwrite this file, right click yes.

The final step is to remove the cookies your web browser. This aims to refresh your web browser that has saved the file earlier favicon. Now try to open your website and see if you've changed the website favicon.

Good luck!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Simple Things That You Can Do So That Joomla Is More Mobile Friendly

You certainly know that the era that is now almost completely mobile, the ability of a website to run well on mobile devices is needed. Because this is certainly highly favored by Google. And with a view and a good response on the mobile device, website visitors will be preferred.
Simple Things That You Can Do So That Joomla Is More Mobile Friendly

Therefore, it becomes very important if you want your Joomla website visitors favored because it is considered Mobile Friendly. Mobile Friendly is also a determining factor in Google's search rankings. Many users are already using the Joomla template is responsive, but this does not necessarily make your Joomla website escaped from the Google Mobile Friendly Tool checking, if it is, you do not need to replace with other responsive template. You can try the following steps if you do not get a Joomla Website Mobile Friendly recognition of Google.

Please follow the steps below:
1. Log in to your account cPanel Joomla website or can be via FTP account.
2. Access to the main directory of your website and then locate and open the robots.txt file
3. Then remove or (disable) some of the following codes:
Disallow: /images/
Disallow: /media/
Disallow: /modules/
Disallow: /templates/
4. After that please do testing return on the Google Mobile services Test Friendly

I hope this article useful, Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

How To Enable GZIP Compression on The Web Joomla

The performance of a website is very important to keep visitors to feel welcome to visit your web site. There are several ways you can try to do to improve your website 'performance, such as use and enable the cache.
How to enable GZIP Compression on the Web Joomla

In addition to enabling Cache, to improve performance for faster website accessible is to make the process of compressing. This compressing process will compress files in gzip format.

If you enable this compression function, then Joomla will compress the file first and then shown to the visitors in a format that is lighter and simpler. So that the compression process will speed up loading website because the file size is shown to be smaller.

Here is how to enable compression system files on Joomla. Do the following steps:

1. Log in to the backend or the area administrator
2. Then select the "Global Configuration" => then select the tab "Server"
3. In the settings window "Server", search and find "GZIP Compression"
4. Then set gzip compression on the mode "Yes"
5. After the above process is completed, you can check the results of compression through online tools such as:

The final results can prove it by doing a speed test on your Joomla website by comparing before and after activating GZIP Compression.