Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKAre you responsible for running a Joomla!® CMS website in a Business, Public Sector or Voluntary Sector organisation?

If yes then this User Guide is for you.

If you are new to using the Joomla! CMS then we recommend you read the following two sections before diving in.

The aim of this article is to outline how the Joomla! CMS differs from a traditional HTML website. And to illustrate how to sign in and out when you want to edit website content.

Contents include:

What is Joomla? Joomla! is a Content Management System.
Signing into the Dashboard.
Signing into the Front End.

Read more: Introducing the Joomla! CMS.

Getting Started covers:

Content Structure.
Working with Images.
How to create new Articles.
How to create new Menu Links.
Featured Articles.
Introducing Modules.
Recommended image widths.

Read more: Getting Started.

Still using an older version of Joomla! CMS?

This guide is provided for users of the Joomla! 5 CMS.

And its predecessor, the Joomla! 4 CMS.

If your website is not yet using the Joomla! 5 CMS and you are not sure how to upgrade it then we can help.

We provide Joomla! coaching, help and support for business managers and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Contact Customer Support on 0161 818 8228.

joomla help support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk

Subscribe to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support to benefit from:

  • full unrestricted access to our Joomla! CMS User Guides,
  • personal Email and Telephone Support, and
  • comprehensive Joomla! CMS Website Maintenance,

All tailored to meet your specific needs,

And regardless of where your website is hosted.

WYNCHCO Solutions provides Joomla! CMS Support packages to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.

Need help? Just ask

Need help? Just ask

The Joomla! Project no longer provides bug and security fixes for the following versions of its CMS:

  • Joomla! 1.0,
  • Joomla! 1.5,
  • Joomla! 2.5,
  • Joomla! 3.5.

The Joomla! Project offers limited extended support on a subscription basis for:

  • Joomla! 3.10 (which reached end of life in 2023).

If your website is still using one of the above versions then we can help.

We can:

  • rebuild your existing - no longer supported - website using the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS, or
  • migrate your website to Joomla! 4.4.

Once your website is using Joomla! 4.4 then we will offer you one of our Joomla! CMS Support Subscription packages.

Support will include updating your website to the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS.

For help call WYNCHCO Solutions on 0161 818 8228.

List of Contents

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The Access Control List enables website administrators to control what people can see and what they can do.

Read more: Access Control List

The Joomla! Project is committed to making its Joomla! Content Management System accessible to the widest possible audience, exemplified by these Accessibility Features.

Read more: Accessibility Features

When enabled the Plugin displays a blue button in the bottom left corner of the browser screen.

When a website visitor clicks the button they will see a pop-up window with a list of accessibility-improving options.

Read more: Additional Accessibility Features Plugin

You should periodically create a backup copy of your website.

You could do this using the Backup utility included with the Hosting Control Panel provided by your hosting provider or use a Third Party Joomla! Extension. We like Akeeba Backup PRO.

Read more: Akeeba Backup

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The Articles - Archived Module is the default Module included with the Joomla! CMS for the purpose of signposting Archived Articles.

Read more: Archived Articles Module

B

The general process of backing up a Joomla! CMS website is similar regardless of which hosting control panel application you are using.

In this article we show how to use the Backup Wizard in cPanel and the Backup Manager in Plesk.

Read more: How to back up your Joomla! CMS website

The Backward Compatibility Plugin is enabled by default in the Joomla! 5 CMS.

Purpose: to enable Third Party Extensions which are not yet compatible with the Joomla! 5 CMS to continue to function after you update your website.

Read more: Backward Compatibility Plugin

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The purpose of the Breadcrumbs Module is to lay a trail of breadcrumbs as a visitor navigates their way through your website.

Read more: Breadcrumbs Module

C

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The Joomla! 5 CMS includes only one core Captcha plugin, but only if your website was previously built around the Joomla! 4 CMS.

A fresh Joomla! 5 CMS installation has no core Captcha plugins. There are however several Third Party Extensions listed in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Read more: Captcha - Invisible reCaptcha Plugin

"A (Joomla!) component is a kind of Joomla! extension. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications."

Read more: Working with Components

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"Tags in Joomla! provide a flexible way of organizing content. The same tag can be applied to many different content items across content types (articles, weblinks, newsfeeds, contacts, and categories). " Source: Joomla! Documentation.

Read more: Content Tags

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The Joomla! Extensions Directory lists lots of different cookie control extensions to enable your website to comply with GDPR.

Read more: Cookie Control

Custom Modules are rather like Articles. 

How are they different? Custom Modules can be presented in any Position of your website.

Read more: Custom Modules

D

The Joomla! 5 CMS improved the experience of website administrators with the introduction of a new Dark Mode accessibility feature.

Read more: Dashboard Dark Mode

The purpose of the Debug Plugin is to enable website administrators to fault find.

Read more: Debug Plugin

E

"A (Joomla!) extension is a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. A small selection of extensions is included with the default Joomla! installation ... but many more are available from the Joomla! Extensions Directory."

Read more: Working with Extensions

F

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The Feed Display Module enables you to publish your own News Feeds as well as those created by others in your website.

Read more: Feed Display Module

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please sign in to read full article.

The Joomla! CMS includes an example Articles Field called About the Author. We include an additional Contacts Field called Telephone number when we create a WYNCHCO Website Design.

Read more: Working with Fields

G

In a multi-user website where several users are able to sign in and edit content, you may sometimes not be able to edit an Article, Module or some other item. Reason, a user did not previously close an item correctly. No worries. It is easy to check-in Checked-out Items.

Read more: Global Check-in

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Global Configuration settings are important. Your choice of settings may adversely impact your website's security and performance. Read the Official Joomla! Documentation before changing the default settings.

Read more: Global Configuration

The Joomla! Project provide a useful Glossary for anyone wanting to quickly understand the meaning of some common Joomla! terms.

For example: Article, Category, Component, Module, Plugin.

Read more: Glossary of Joomla! Terms

The Guided Tours Plugin is provided to help you when performing tasks in your website's Dashboard.

Read more: Guided Tours Plugin

I

We recommend that you review Installation Messages after updating the Joomla! CMS.

Read more: Installation Messages

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Joomla! is equipped with a range of Installer Plugins to enable you to install and update 3rd party extensions.

Read more: Installer Plugins

The aim of this article is to outline how the Joomla! CMS differs from a traditional HTML website. And to illustrate how to sign in and out when you want to edit website content.

Read more: Introducing the Joomla! CMS

J

Jooa11y - The Joomla Accessibility Checker - is an accessibility and quality assurance tool that visually highlights common accessibility and usability issues.

Read more: Joomla Accessibility Checker Plugin

K

The Keyboard Shortcuts Plugin is designed to help website administrators be more productive.

Read more: Keyboard Shortcuts Plugin

L

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please sign in to read full article.

Changing the text created by the Joomla! CMS, as opposed to the text created by you when you edit a website Article, requires creating a Language Override.

Read more: Language Overrides

The Loadposition Command enables you to display Modules inside Articles using custom Positions.

Read more: Loadposition Command

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please sign in to read full article.

WYNCHCO Website Designs include a Login Module which is published by default.

Read more: Login Module

M

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Menu Modules enable you to control the display of Menus in a Joomla! CMS website.

Read more: Menu Modules

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Multi-factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security for website users with special permissions when they sign into a Joomla! CMS website.

Read more: Multi-factor Authentication

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The News Feeds Component enables you to publish News Feeds from other websites in your own website. This requires creation of a News Feed Item.

Read more: News Feed Component

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please sign in to read full article.

A Newsflash is a short burst of news, which may be accompanied by more details news comment. The Newsflash Module controls when and where to present the Newsflashes in your website.

Read more: Newsflash Module 

P

When the Page Cache Plugin is enabled websites will perform faster without having to change the plugin's default settings.

Read more: Page Cache Plugin

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Page Navigation refers to the buttons which appear by default at the bottom of Articles in certain situations.

Read more: Page Navigation

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PDF means Portable Document Format. This file format is readable when the recipient has a PDF Reader application installed on their device.

Read more: Working with PDFs

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to speed up your website

"A (Joomla!) plugin is a kind of Joomla! extension. Plugins provide functions which are associated with trigger events."

Read more: Working with Plugins

Every WYNCHCO website design includes a Template comprising of a number of Positions.

The positions can be summarised by means of a Position Map.

Website layout is determined when modules are assigned to Positions.

Read more: Position Maps

The Privacy Tool Suite was launched by The Joomla! Project in 2021 in response to snowballing privacy and data protection legislation.

It is provided to help website owners and administrators avoid breaking the law related to data protection and privacy.

Read more: Privacy Tool Suite

Here are some useful links to help keep snoopers out of your business.

Read more: Protect Your Privacy

If the application you use to connect to your website is compromised then so will be your website.

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the privacy and security settings of the applications you use to connect to the internet.

Read more: Protect Your Web Connection

R

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The Random Image Module does what its name suggests. It displays random images in the Position to which it is assigned when visitors refresh their browser or return to your website.

Read more: Random Image Module

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please sign in to read full article.

The Redirects Component enables you to manage broken links that otherwise produce Page Not Found (404) errors. You can use it to redirect broken links to specific pages in your website.

Read more: Redirects Component

S

The System - Schema.org Plugin enables you to add Structured Data to your website content.

Read more: Schema.org Plugin

The SEF Plugin supplements the SEO options available to you under the Site tab in the Global Configuration screen of your website's Dashboard.

Both the Global Configuration > Site > SEO settings and the SEF Plugin exist to enable you to improve the performance of your website in search results.

Read more: SEF Plugin

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There is no Core Site Map Extension included with the Joomla! CMS. But there are several 3rd Party Site Map Extensions available for you to use in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Read more: Site Map Extensions

The Skip to Navigation Plugin creates a dropdown menu called Keyboard Navigation.

The menu is displayed at the top of the screen and includes links to the important places on the page of a website being viewed in a web browser.

Read more: Skip to Navigation Plugin

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There is no Core Joomla! CMS Slideshow extension but there are lots of 3rd party extensions to choose from in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. We like the Slideshow CK extension.

Read more: Slideshow Extensions

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The Joomla! CMS includes an excellent search component called Smart Search.

Read more: Smart Search Component

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to improve website performance

An SSL certificate enables you to provide your website's visitors with a secure encrypted HTTPS (SSL/TLS) end-to-end connection between their web browser and the web server hosting your website.

Read more: Use an SSL Certificate

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The Site Statistics Module will when published display simple visitor statistics in the Front End of your website.

These statistics can be viewed by the website Administrator after signing into the Front End.

Read more: Site Statistics Module

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This plugin is designed to enable the Joomla! Project to monitor usage of the Joomla! CMS.

Read more: Joomla! Statistics Plugin

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The Syndication Feeds Module enables you to make any part of your website content available for syndication across web browsers and within other websites.

Read more: Syndication Feeds Module

The System Information screen enables you to clearly see key information about the server and your website.

Read more: System Information

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Tables can be really useful but can also undermine your efforts to present website content in a mobile friendly and search engine friendly way.

Read more: Working with Tables

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There is no one screen where you can manage all Trash. Trash is instead managed via each respective control panel screen. For example, trashed Articles are managed via the Articles screen.

Read more: Manage Trash

U

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The Joomla! Update Notification Plugin sends users with Super User status an email notification when a new release of the Joomla! CMS is available.

Read more: Joomla! Update Notification Plugin

The User Actions Log provides a global overview of selected activities on your website.

Read more: User Actions Log

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The Version History component enables you to review previous versions of content items.

Read more: Version History

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There are a number of issues to consider before adding lots of multimedia content to your website. These include file transfer limits and streaming limits.

Read more: Working with Video

W

No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.

Our preferred choice of WAF for the Joomla! CMS is Akeeba Admin Tools.

Read more: Web Application Firewall

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The Web Links Component is useful if you want to post lots of external links in your website.

It enables you to organise Web Links in Categories and display lists of links in the Front End using various Web Links Modules and Menu Links.

Read more: Web Links

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The Who's Online Module will when published display how many visitors are viewing your website and who is signed into the Front End.

This information can be viewed by the website Administrator after signing into the Front End.

Read more: Who's Online Module

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Make Joomla! CMS Security your #1 Priority

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKWe offer Joomla! coaching, help and support to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Learn how to manage Joomla! website security.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UKAre you responsible for running a Joomla!® CMS website in a Business, Public Sector or Voluntary Sector organisation?

If yes then this User Guide is for you.

If you are new to using the Joomla! CMS then we recommend you read the following two sections before diving in.

The aim of this article is to outline how the Joomla! CMS differs from a traditional HTML website. And to illustrate how to sign in and out when you want to edit website content.

Contents include:

What is Joomla? Joomla! is a Content Management System.
Signing into the Dashboard.
Signing into the Front End.

Read more: Introducing the Joomla! CMS.

Getting Started covers:

Content Structure.
Working with Images.
How to create new Articles.
How to create new Menu Links.
Featured Articles.
Introducing Modules.
Recommended image widths.

Read more: Getting Started.

Still using an older version of Joomla! CMS?

This guide is provided for users of the Joomla! 5 CMS.

And its predecessor, the Joomla! 4 CMS.

If your website is not yet using the Joomla! 5 CMS and you are not sure how to upgrade it then we can help.

We provide Joomla! coaching, help and support for business managers and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Contact Customer Support on 0161 818 8228.

joomla help support cheshire manchester merseyside north west uk

Subscribe to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support to benefit from:

  • full unrestricted access to our Joomla! CMS User Guides,
  • personal Email and Telephone Support, and
  • comprehensive Joomla! CMS Website Maintenance,

All tailored to meet your specific needs,

And regardless of where your website is hosted.

WYNCHCO Solutions provides Joomla! CMS Support packages to businesses and organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England and the UK.

Need help? Just ask

Need help? Just ask

The Joomla! Project no longer provides bug and security fixes for the following versions of its CMS:

  • Joomla! 1.0,
  • Joomla! 1.5,
  • Joomla! 2.5,
  • Joomla! 3.5.

The Joomla! Project offers limited extended support on a subscription basis for:

  • Joomla! 3.10 (which reached end of life in 2023).

If your website is still using one of the above versions then we can help.

We can:

  • rebuild your existing - no longer supported - website using the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS, or
  • migrate your website to Joomla! 4.4.

Once your website is using Joomla! 4.4 then we will offer you one of our Joomla! CMS Support Subscription packages.

Support will include updating your website to the latest available release of the Joomla! CMS.

For help call WYNCHCO Solutions on 0161 818 8228.

List of Contents

A

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The Access Control List enables website administrators to control what people can see and what they can do.

Read more: Access Control List

The Joomla! Project is committed to making its Joomla! Content Management System accessible to the widest possible audience, exemplified by these Accessibility Features.

Read more: Accessibility Features

When enabled the Plugin displays a blue button in the bottom left corner of the browser screen.

When a website visitor clicks the button they will see a pop-up window with a list of accessibility-improving options.

Read more: Additional Accessibility Features Plugin

You should periodically create a backup copy of your website.

You could do this using the Backup utility included with the Hosting Control Panel provided by your hosting provider or use a Third Party Joomla! Extension. We like Akeeba Backup PRO.

Read more: Akeeba Backup

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Articles - Archived Module is the default Module included with the Joomla! CMS for the purpose of signposting Archived Articles.

Read more: Archived Articles Module

B

The general process of backing up a Joomla! CMS website is similar regardless of which hosting control panel application you are using.

In this article we show how to use the Backup Wizard in cPanel and the Backup Manager in Plesk.

Read more: How to back up your Joomla! CMS website

The Backward Compatibility Plugin is enabled by default in the Joomla! 5 CMS.

Purpose: to enable Third Party Extensions which are not yet compatible with the Joomla! 5 CMS to continue to function after you update your website.

Read more: Backward Compatibility Plugin

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The purpose of the Breadcrumbs Module is to lay a trail of breadcrumbs as a visitor navigates their way through your website.

Read more: Breadcrumbs Module

C

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The Joomla! 5 CMS includes only one core Captcha plugin, but only if your website was previously built around the Joomla! 4 CMS.

A fresh Joomla! 5 CMS installation has no core Captcha plugins. There are however several Third Party Extensions listed in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Read more: Captcha - Invisible reCaptcha Plugin

"A (Joomla!) component is a kind of Joomla! extension. Components are the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications."

Read more: Working with Components

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

"Tags in Joomla! provide a flexible way of organizing content. The same tag can be applied to many different content items across content types (articles, weblinks, newsfeeds, contacts, and categories). " Source: Joomla! Documentation.

Read more: Content Tags

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Joomla! Extensions Directory lists lots of different cookie control extensions to enable your website to comply with GDPR.

Read more: Cookie Control

Custom Modules are rather like Articles. 

How are they different? Custom Modules can be presented in any Position of your website.

Read more: Custom Modules

D

The Joomla! 5 CMS improved the experience of website administrators with the introduction of a new Dark Mode accessibility feature.

Read more: Dashboard Dark Mode

The purpose of the Debug Plugin is to enable website administrators to fault find.

Read more: Debug Plugin

E

"A (Joomla!) extension is a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. A small selection of extensions is included with the default Joomla! installation ... but many more are available from the Joomla! Extensions Directory."

Read more: Working with Extensions

F

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Feed Display Module enables you to publish your own News Feeds as well as those created by others in your website.

Read more: Feed Display Module

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Joomla! CMS includes an example Articles Field called About the Author. We include an additional Contacts Field called Telephone number when we create a WYNCHCO Website Design.

Read more: Working with Fields

G

In a multi-user website where several users are able to sign in and edit content, you may sometimes not be able to edit an Article, Module or some other item. Reason, a user did not previously close an item correctly. No worries. It is easy to check-in Checked-out Items.

Read more: Global Check-in

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Global Configuration settings are important. Your choice of settings may adversely impact your website's security and performance. Read the Official Joomla! Documentation before changing the default settings.

Read more: Global Configuration

The Joomla! Project provide a useful Glossary for anyone wanting to quickly understand the meaning of some common Joomla! terms.

For example: Article, Category, Component, Module, Plugin.

Read more: Glossary of Joomla! Terms

The Guided Tours Plugin is provided to help you when performing tasks in your website's Dashboard.

Read more: Guided Tours Plugin

I

We recommend that you review Installation Messages after updating the Joomla! CMS.

Read more: Installation Messages

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Joomla! is equipped with a range of Installer Plugins to enable you to install and update 3rd party extensions.

Read more: Installer Plugins

The aim of this article is to outline how the Joomla! CMS differs from a traditional HTML website. And to illustrate how to sign in and out when you want to edit website content.

Read more: Introducing the Joomla! CMS

J

Jooa11y - The Joomla Accessibility Checker - is an accessibility and quality assurance tool that visually highlights common accessibility and usability issues.

Read more: Joomla Accessibility Checker Plugin

K

The Keyboard Shortcuts Plugin is designed to help website administrators be more productive.

Read more: Keyboard Shortcuts Plugin

L

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Changing the text created by the Joomla! CMS, as opposed to the text created by you when you edit a website Article, requires creating a Language Override.

Read more: Language Overrides

The Loadposition Command enables you to display Modules inside Articles using custom Positions.

Read more: Loadposition Command

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

WYNCHCO Website Designs include a Login Module which is published by default.

Read more: Login Module

M

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Menu Modules enable you to control the display of Menus in a Joomla! CMS website.

Read more: Menu Modules

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Multi-factor Authentication adds an extra layer of security for website users with special permissions when they sign into a Joomla! CMS website.

Read more: Multi-factor Authentication

N

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The News Feeds Component enables you to publish News Feeds from other websites in your own website. This requires creation of a News Feed Item.

Read more: News Feed Component

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

A Newsflash is a short burst of news, which may be accompanied by more details news comment. The Newsflash Module controls when and where to present the Newsflashes in your website.

Read more: Newsflash Module 

P

When the Page Cache Plugin is enabled websites will perform faster without having to change the plugin's default settings.

Read more: Page Cache Plugin

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

Page Navigation refers to the buttons which appear by default at the bottom of Articles in certain situations.

Read more: Page Navigation

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

PDF means Portable Document Format. This file format is readable when the recipient has a PDF Reader application installed on their device.

Read more: Working with PDFs

If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to speed up your website

"A (Joomla!) plugin is a kind of Joomla! extension. Plugins provide functions which are associated with trigger events."

Read more: Working with Plugins

Every WYNCHCO website design includes a Template comprising of a number of Positions.

The positions can be summarised by means of a Position Map.

Website layout is determined when modules are assigned to Positions.

Read more: Position Maps

The Privacy Tool Suite was launched by The Joomla! Project in 2021 in response to snowballing privacy and data protection legislation.

It is provided to help website owners and administrators avoid breaking the law related to data protection and privacy.

Read more: Privacy Tool Suite

Here are some useful links to help keep snoopers out of your business.

Read more: Protect Your Privacy

If the application you use to connect to your website is compromised then so will be your website.

When thinking about website security, it is easy to overlook the privacy and security settings of the applications you use to connect to the internet.

Read more: Protect Your Web Connection

R

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Random Image Module does what its name suggests. It displays random images in the Position to which it is assigned when visitors refresh their browser or return to your website.

Read more: Random Image Module

Subscribers to WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support
please sign in to read full article.

The Redirects Component enables you to manage broken links that otherwise produce Page Not Found (404) errors. You can use it to redirect broken links to specific pages in your website.

Read more: Redirects Component

S

The System - Schema.org Plugin enables you to add Structured Data to your website content.

Read more: Schema.org Plugin

The SEF Plugin supplements the SEO options available to you under the Site tab in the Global Configuration screen of your website's Dashboard.

Both the Global Configuration > Site > SEO settings and the SEF Plugin exist to enable you to improve the performance of your website in search results.

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There is no Core Site Map Extension included with the Joomla! CMS. But there are several 3rd Party Site Map Extensions available for you to use in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

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The Skip to Navigation Plugin creates a dropdown menu called Keyboard Navigation.

The menu is displayed at the top of the screen and includes links to the important places on the page of a website being viewed in a web browser.

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There is no Core Joomla! CMS Slideshow extension but there are lots of 3rd party extensions to choose from in the Joomla! Extensions Directory. We like the Slideshow CK extension.

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The Joomla! CMS includes an excellent search component called Smart Search.

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If you want to improve website performance, focus on speed: Data Access Speed and Page Load Speed.

Do so when you choose a hosting provider and when you perform your duties as website administrator.

Read more: How to improve website performance

An SSL certificate enables you to provide your website's visitors with a secure encrypted HTTPS (SSL/TLS) end-to-end connection between their web browser and the web server hosting your website.

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The Site Statistics Module will when published display simple visitor statistics in the Front End of your website.

These statistics can be viewed by the website Administrator after signing into the Front End.

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This plugin is designed to enable the Joomla! Project to monitor usage of the Joomla! CMS.

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The Syndication Feeds Module enables you to make any part of your website content available for syndication across web browsers and within other websites.

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The System Information screen enables you to clearly see key information about the server and your website.

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Tables can be really useful but can also undermine your efforts to present website content in a mobile friendly and search engine friendly way.

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There is no one screen where you can manage all Trash. Trash is instead managed via each respective control panel screen. For example, trashed Articles are managed via the Articles screen.

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The Joomla! Update Notification Plugin sends users with Super User status an email notification when a new release of the Joomla! CMS is available.

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The User Actions Log provides a global overview of selected activities on your website.

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The Version History component enables you to review previous versions of content items.

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There are a number of issues to consider before adding lots of multimedia content to your website. These include file transfer limits and streaming limits.

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No Joomla! website should be without a Web Application Firewall or WAF, especially if hosted in a shared server environment.

Our preferred choice of WAF for the Joomla! CMS is Akeeba Admin Tools.

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The Web Links Component is useful if you want to post lots of external links in your website.

It enables you to organise Web Links in Categories and display lists of links in the Front End using various Web Links Modules and Menu Links.

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The Who's Online Module will when published display how many visitors are viewing your website and who is signed into the Front End.

This information can be viewed by the website Administrator after signing into the Front End.

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