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JCE Text Editor - Must Have Component in Joomla

  • 23 November 2013 |
  • Published in Joomla

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The standard text editor in Joomla since 1.5 until 3.x is TinyMCE. It has all the basic functions you need to write content (text and images) and publish your blog. In fact, text editor is one of the most important components in Joomla. The TinyMCE editor is like a simplified word processor and with limited features.

However, I am very used to a third party text editor, JCE - Joomla Content Editor, which is a much better text editor than TinyMCE. I am using JCE in all my websites. Furthermore, JCE is FREE, so you should give it a try.


How to Install Joomla 3.x on Local Windows PC using XAMPP for Website Development

  • 18 October 2013 |
  • Published in Joomla

Install Joomla with XAMPP

If you want to create a new website, you don't have to immediately register a domain name and buy a website hosting plan.

1) You might change your plan later and find that the domain name not suitable to your content.

2) You can complete the website development and release to live server after fill up with substantial contents.

3) You can show to your customers from your PC how the website works without connection to Internet and etc.

Assuming you already have XAMPP (if not, you can find the installation guide here), you can easily install Joomla to your local Windows PC and develop your website before release to internet. Here, I am using Joomla 3.1.5 as example. You can actually install Wordpress, Drupal and many types of PHP/MySQL related program with the same steps. Remember to turn on XAMPP on your PC.

Go to Joomla website to get the latest version of Joomla CMS. Select Download button. The current version is 3.1.5 as of this point. 


My Joomla Experiences

  • 01 October 2013 |
  • Published in Joomla

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I had my first website (an online shopping store) in 2005. It was written in ASP programming language by a small company with three young programmers. It was a complete online shopping system at that time, with a simple CMS, shopping cart, checkout system and payment via Paypal. I was able to upload products and articles through backend interface.

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