Create a Hidden Login Form for Your Custom Joomla! Offline Page

Have you every needed to put your offline page up but realize you don’t have a way to login to the front of your site? In this tutorial we discuss how to create a hidden login form on your Joomla! offline page so your users can still login to the front end of the site without seeing the big ugly Joomla! form. Here is how to do it. The code below will create a button which will allow your users to toggle on and off the login form on your Joomla! site.

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Validate Your Gantry Template to Support Google Analytic Demographics

So you have a Gantry template but it doesn’t support Google Analytic demographic tracking?  Give us a call or comment below if you need some help. Here is how to validate your Joomla! Gantry template so you can start tracking demographics on your site. 1. Login to your Google Analytics account and click on the
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Installing Joomla! Using Just SSH and No GUI

As developers we are all pretty comfortable with standard hosting GUIs like Cpanel and Plesk, most of us use these systems everyday. But we should also be familiar with some of the basics of working with SSH and the command line. Recently, a client provided NYC HelpDesk with a Debian hosting environment that had no
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Magento One Page Checkout – Why to Use it and How to Install it

In this post I will talk about Magento one page checkout. Installing one page checkout is quite simple and I will go through those steps here. I will also discuss reasons why you should change your Magento ecommerce site to one page checkout if you haven’t already.

Our data from Google Analytics gathered from a recent campaign suggests that switching from the standard Magento default accordion checkout to a single page checkout would likely result in a greater conversion rate. Though we don’t have the results in yet proving that our change worked (the campaign happens once a year in December and it is currently June as I write this) I can tell you how we came to the decision to change the checkout process on our site and also how to implement the changes on your own site.

A Look into Google Analytic Goals

Google Analytic Goals offers you a way to track how users interact with your site. You can think of a goal as having two dimensions. The first dimension is what you want the user to do, for instance get to the check out page of your site, or sign up for your newsletter. The second dimension is the path, or in Google terms the “funnel” the user took to accomplish that goal.

Integrating WooCommerce on a Custom Theme

WooCommerce is a great free shopping cart solution for WordPress but if you don’t use a WooCommerce theme you will find that intergtrating the cart into your site will take a few steps. This tutorial will attempt to walk you through the steps you need to get WooCommerce working with your own custom theme.

Simple Ecommerce Store in 20 Minutes with RokQuickCart

So here is another simple one for you. Did you think having an ecommerce function on your site was going to require thousands of dollars of development? Think again! You can set up a simple store in just minutes using RokQuickCart. It connects to your PayPal or Google Wallet account and will turn any menu item into a simple easy to configure shopping cart. It isn’t a full blown ecommerce system but it will definitely do the trick if you have just a few items to sell.

Joomla! Secret #2 – Language Overrides

Secret# 2: Language Overrides

And we’re back! Sorry for the delay on these posts. Things have been quite busy around the help desk. Here is your next secret. Did you ever notice some stubborn text on your Joomla! site that you wished you could change but never could figure out how? Let’s take a look at one such example below: