In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we will learn how to set up a blog within Joomla! and show you the external tools that you need to use to get the most out of your blogging efforts. You will read more about the importance of blogging and commenting systems, along with how to implement solutions that make Joomla! an even better blogging tool.
In this article, we will deal with:
- How is blogging good for SEO?
- Setting up Joomla! as a blog
In Joomla! Blogging and RSS Feeds article, we covered the advantages of blogging for SEO, setting up Joomla! as a blog, and commenting.
In this article by Herbert-Jan van Dinther, we are going to cover:
- Using Google's FeedBurner for SEO
- How to claim your blog on Technorati
- Using separate blog components
This two-part article by James Kennard shows how we can modify the server response by working with the global document object.
It contains the following recipes:
- Setting the document title
- Setting the document generator
- Setting the document description
- Adding metadata to the document
- Changing the document character set
- Changing the document MIME type
- Controlling client caching of responses
This article demonstrates how we can secure extensions and explains some of the ramifications if we fail to do this.
This two-part article by James Kennard contains the following recipes:
- Writing SQL safe queries
- Writing SQL-safe LIKE string comparison queries
- Using the token
- Making a filename safe
- Making a directory path safe
- Making a path safe
- Safely retrieving request data
- Getting a value from an array
This article by James Kennard shows how we can interact with the current user, logged in or not, and how we can interact with their session.
This article contains the following recipes:
- Getting the session handler
- Adding data to the session
- Getting session data
- Checking for session data
- Checking the session token
- Getting the user
- Determining if the current user is a guest
- Getting the user's name and username
- Getting the user's group ID and type
- Restricting a user's access using Public, Registered, and Special
- Getting the user's parameters
- Setting the user's parameters
- Extending and editing user parameters
- Sending an email to the user
- Customizing Google Maps
Once the configurations for a VirtueMart store are set, our next step is to build our product catalog for the store and manage that catalog. In the catalog management functions, there are several tasks including managing manufacturers, vendors, and products. In this article by Suhreed Sarkar, we are going to learn about these. On completion of this article, you will be able to:
- Manage manufacturers and vendors
- Manage the product categories