Tips for Joomlers

Tips for administrators of Joomla!® websites in Business, Public Sector and Voluntary Sector organisations.

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Ensure you are complying with GDPR Regulations

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukGDPR = General Data Protection Regulations.

The new regulations came into force in May 2018 so pre-existing businesses and organisations should have this issue covered by now.

But what if you recently established your business or organisation?

Or you have since re-launched your website?

Did you know that non-compliance runs the risk of incurring financial penalties?

Continue to block FLoC post Joomla! 3.9.27

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukThere was an important Post Installation Message included with the Joomla! 3.9.27 Security Fix Release.

Did you see it?

Save time when pasting text into your website

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukIt is tempting to copy text directly from a file (for example: MS Word) on your computer and then paste it straight into a website Article.

The problem with adopting this apparently common sense approach is that you will unwittingly copy into your website ALL the formatting added by the application you were using when you wrote the original text.

This is BAD for three reasons:

  1. it causes slower page load times - especially important on mobile devices,
  2. it breaks the House Style (see below) being implemented across your website by the website template, and
  3. it means extra work undoing all this unnecessary and annoying formatting later on!

So what should you do?

Well, some 3rd party content editor extensions designed for use with Joomla! will strip out the formatting from pasted text after you paste it into your website Article.

Being 'old school', we prefer to remove the formatting BEFORE pasting text into an Article.

Read on to find out how we do this.