Written by Robert Vining | 04 July 2011
I created a site called JoomStew.com a little over a year ago that uses Wordpress blog software to run it. When I started the site, I fully intended for it to be a place where I could blog about things within the Joomla community that didn't really have a place here on my business site.
I threw it together in about 8 hours with just some tweaks of the template and a nice new logo I created. That's the logo you see there on the right.
It wasn't long after the site went live, that a good friend of mine, Amy Stephen, asked if I might want to start a series of Podcasts about a book that had just been released by Jono Bacon called The Art of Community. You can actually download the entire book as a PDF, free of charge on Jono's site.
Jono is the Community Manager for Ubuntu, another Open Source software project, and the book covers a lot of good topics on how to create and manage a large Open Source community, or any type of online community really.
Written by Robert Vining | 09 March 2011
Today we will continue our review of the SobiPro Directory Component for Joomla. This time we'll take a brief look at the Sections, Categories, Entries, Configuration, Applications and Templates.
If you are at all familiar with Sobi2, then SobiPro should make you really happy, as it has many more features and is much more refined. As more Applications become available for SobiPro, it should surpass Sobi2 in every way. If you missed the first blog post of this 2 part series, you might want to click on over and read First Look - SobiPro Component for Joomla - Part 1. Alright, let's get started!
Written by Robert Vining | 03 March 2011
Sigsiu.NET currently produces the most popular directory component on the market for the Joomla Content Management System. Spanning a time period of just over 3 years, the Sigsiu Online Business Index version 2, or SOBI2 for short, has become the leader with over 500,000 downloads to date.
Known for it's extendibility, SOBI2 let's you build just about any type of web based directory you can imagine. Custom Fields, Nested Categories and Custom Templates for Entry Form, Category View and Detail view, not to mention there's currently over 60 plugins listed on the Joomla Extensions Directory designed to work with SOBI2.
Written by Robert Vining | 09 August 2010
I'm often asked about how to set up Paypal payments in the Sobi2 Directory Component for the Joomla Content Management System.
This is actually very easy to do, thanks to the built in functionality that the Sobi2 Directory offers.
You will need your paypal account email address, and spend about 5 minutes watching this video tutorial and you will be on your way to collecting payments for your directory listings inside Sobi2.
Click on through to check out the video, and leave a comment if you have any questions!
Written by Robert Vining | 05 June 2010
This week Joomla! released the latest update to the 1.5 series of the world's most popular CMS. This was a perfect time to upgrade our servers here at Roberts Web Design, as well as the software running on our client's websites.
Security is no laughing matter on the web today, and even the most astute server and site administrators don't always win the war. That's why we work extremely hard to maintain strict update procedures for not only our servers, but offer free security updates to our clients who choose to host their website with us as well.
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