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Finally Joomla!® 1.6 Has Arrived!

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This new version of Joomla includes more power, more control, and more options than ever before.

Learn more about Joomla 1.6.0

Rebuilt from the ground up in much of the application, this latest Joomla release will delight the casual site builder while helping small, medium, and enterprise businesses succeed in delivering web sites, intranets and applications to their respective markets.

Delivering power through simplicity, Joomla 1.6 ensures its place as the popular CMS of its kind. Joomla 1.6 delivers new features to end-users and site administrators including:

  • Finer access controls for viewing and editing content with configurable user groups and viewing levels
  • A user-defined category structure, from simple one-level to complex multi-level categories
  • Installation improvements allowing for multiple extension installations in one package, updatable with a single click
  • Expanded language support for easy production of multi-lingual sites
  • Start and end publishing times for modules with more control over where they display,
  • Fresh new templates and semantic markup to please the eye as well as the search engines
  • More creative control through template styles
  • Hundreds of additional features, streamlining workflow and productivity

With Joomla 1.6 developers will build extensions faster through all phases of design, deployment and updates.

Advanced and rich API’s will provide new opportunities to integrate, compete and expand into existing and new markets.

Style improvements give graphic designers more control and more flexibility to create the perfect effect for any web site and audience. Designers can now override virtually all output from the Joomla Administrator giving rise to new opportunities for functional, accessible or even mobile-friendly Administrator areas. Individual Administrator templates can be assigned to individual users allowing web masters to address any special needs.

To learn more, or to get started building your own Joomla 1.6 web site visit joomla.org and download one of the world’s most popular free Open Source content management systems.

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Virtuemart Webshop Development: The Leader in ecommerce solution

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As Viruemart webshop development is an open source platform also the leader in e-commerce solution. Virtuemart platform provide ultimate flexibility to the website users tough the customer also enticed with its multiple features and greater flexibility module as well.

Through CSV and XML data convention importing different products into virtuemart  can be done easily. This is very much easy to import product through this than the other platform that are provided by the suppliers.

Virtuemart webshop provide all functionality required for standard e-commerce webshop required. Virtuemart is full functional open source shopping cart software with below features.

As there is no set up fess, initiation fees or no other hidden cost or charges. One only has to pay the regular charges and once the store is live you will be provided one-month free service for all cosmetic changes. Hiring can make any other changes by hourly basis appointing professional through any experienced development company. Outsourcing companies in this field provides 24×7 hour expert assistance. All this with best flexibility and greater affordability makes it the leader in e-commerce solution.

Introduction to Joomla 1.6 – New Features, Extensions and Templates

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On December 15th, the Joomla Project announced the immediate release of Joomla! 1.6 release candidate 1. This release comes after a long series of beta’s and a lot of hard work by the development team and bug squad. Unlike the release candidates of its predecessor Joomla 1.5, the Joomla team reports there are no high or medium issues left in the bug tracker for Joomla 1.6. The team further states: “This is the first — and we hope — only release candidate release. We plan to release version 1.6.0 on 10 January 2011, assuming we don’t find any High or Medium High issues that we are unable to fix before then.” (more…)

Joomla Web Development- a Powerful Tool for Building CMS and eCommerce Sites

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Joomla CustomizationJoomla Web Development is one of the best ways of building eCommerce websites with CMS systems. Its very easy to make desidred website on your own, but to get the best results its always recommended to hire a Joomla  developer.

Joomla Web Development scores higher than others CMS like WordPress, Typo3, Express Engine because of certain reasons that make it a favorable choice amongst the technical enthusiasts and business experts.

Below are some of the main reasons for it being the choice of many.

Joomla web development allows for an easy maintenance of the website and its easy to maintance content organization. Once you install it, all you have to do is go to the administrator panel and create a section and a category and you are good to go. You can also add multi media contents like images, video, mp3.  Once the website is done you caneasily update the content from the front end or through the administrator panel.

You can easily change and update Look and feel of website through Joomla Web Development.  There number of nice Joomla Templates are available you easily install any good Joomla theme of your choice.

Joomla being an open source platform flaunts the support of a huge community that keeps the updates coming. This lets Joomla web development afford to have many extensions and modules, from an image gallery to an eCommerce website. Choosing these modules is also very easy and you can simply pick and imply the modules anywhere on the pages and on any of the pages.

So with Joomla web development you can get a website that is in complete accordance with your liking. Whether it’s an ecommerce site or a simple image gallery you can design and build the kind you like without even having the knowledge of any technicalities.

Still sometimes, hiring a Joomla web developer can be a better option. If you are looking to get a highly professional website that will act as a communication point between you and your customers then it should be done through a professional so that there are no loose points anywhere, so that the website has a professional and favorable look and so that it fits the latest trends and tricks of the internet world.

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Open Source CMS based development software offers both small and large businesses numerous advantages over proprietary web applications and software platforms. Joomla is an open source CMS system written in PHP that helps build powerful Joomla websites and other online applications.

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6 way to Joomla Zen Cart Integration

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Joomla Zen Cart Integration

Zen Cart has been a much better an e-commerce solution. It has a rich feature set which rivals some of the commercial carts available. Customers love to user Zen cart due to below advantage of Zen cart.

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Advantage of Zen carts:

  • Easy installation
  • Multiple customer modes
  • Unlimited category depth
  • Multiple sales and discounts
  • Unlimited extra pages
  • Multiple payment options
  • Multiple shipping options
  • Discount coupons
  • Gift certificates
  • Multiple language
  • Completely customizable

Disadvantage of Zen cart:

  • Poor pages functionality.
  • No CMS  functionality.

Why Zen Cart integration with Joomla

Only Big Disadvantage of Zen Cart is lack of CMS functionality. Now Joomla is one of Best and leading Content Management System. Joomla has Virtuemart e-commerce extension but that is not as better as Zen Cart. So people are trying to integrate one of best e-commerce system with best CMS system.

Zen Cart is capable of being a complete site including a content management system like Joomla. Though if you have large amounts of textual content or articles then Joomla would probably be better. If your focus is e-commerce then it has to be Zen Cart.

Below are various option to integrate Joomla and Zen cart.

1) Zen Cart as a wrapper in Joomla

You can use Zen cart as wrapper in Joomla. For that you need to create matching template of Joomla and Zen Cart, Especially header, footer and overall theme of Joomla and Zen cart need to be very similar.

Advantage:

  • No Much programming work involved
  • Easily Design Integration can be done

Disadvantage:

  • No real synchronization of order, user or product.
  • You need to user both system is separate admin.
  • User need to register in both system if Joomla registration is needed.
  • Bottlenecks for great design customization.

2) Joomla as a Wrapper of  Zencart

You can also use Joomla as wrapper of Zencart. Create Ez-page in zen cart and  gave it a title and so on THEN,  use the HTML Tool <> to edit the HTML on the new page directly.

3) Use Easy Embed template

The Easy Embed template is a ZenCart template that allows you to create an HTML wrapper to insert ZenCart.. It is the ZenCart template for folks who have an existing website, but would like to add ZenCart while still using their existing site design.. Seemed like the way to go if I wanted to use Joomla with ZenCart..

Here’s how to implement

Create an HTML wrapper with the same header and footer as Joomla site so that when you go from Joomla to ZenCart it will look seemless.
After that all you had to do a little work to synch the two stylesheets so that both Joomla and ZenCart looked and acted alike.

Download Link: http://github.com/sanguis/Sanguine-Easy-Embed-Template-System-For-Zen-Cart

4) Joomlazen
Description:
You can use Zen Cart as Joomla Component its also called Joomla Zen Cart Component. It is good try to synchronize Joomla and Zen Cart. You can use this for small site which doesn’t have much customization

Price: Free
Link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/joomlazen/

5) Jzen complete
The JZen complete bundle includes the bridge which will allow users to register and login to Joomla and automatically be added to your Zencart user base or register in Zen Cart and be added to Joomla! user base.

This bridge does not alter the user databases in such a way that Joomla! or Zen Cart cannot run independently, therefore if you decide to uninstall Joomla or Zen Cart the other component will still function normally.

Includes:

  • JZen Best Seller
  • JZen Categories
  • JZen Featured Items
  • JZen Specials
  • JZen What’s New

Link: http://jvitals.com/en/paid-extensions/commercial-extentions
Price : $75

6) Joozen

JooZen is a component that gives full integration of Zen-Cart v1.3.8a into Joomla 1.5.x. The component uses a single Joomla authentication system for both front and back-ends (Single Sigh-Up, single Login and single, extended user panel ).

Link: http://shopmodules.com/user-guide-articles/48-joozen-features
Price: Euro 75

All Solution has some advantage and disadvantage you can choose as per your requirement you also Hire our expert for Joomla or Zen Cart Customization work.

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How to convert PSD into Joomla Template

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Joomla CustomizationWelcome to Joomla!, a leading open source Content Management System (CMS) platform. Joomla! is a well-tested, extensible and effective tool supported by a very active and friendly community of developers and users.

To convert PSD in Joomla Template you need to create XHTML/CSS from PSD then you need to integrate that design in you joomla template.

Our expert Joomla designer can directly integrate PSD into Joomla template.  To Convert HTML into Joomla Template you need  to follow below steps

  • Setup Joomla Directory Structure
    Create New folder for your template in template folder in Joomla with index.php file and templateDetails.xml
  • mynewtemplate/
    • css/
      • style.css
    • images/
    • index.php
    • component.php
    • templateDetails.xml
  • Create Basic templateDetails.xml file
    The templateDetails.xml file is essential. Without it, your template won’t be seen by Joomla!. The file holds key “metadata” about the template. Here is sample file
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE install PUBLIC "-//Joomla! 1.5//DTD template 1.0
//EN" "http://www.joomla.org/xml/dtd/1.5/template-install
.dtd">
<install version="1.5" type="template">

        <name>mynewtemplate</name>
        <creationDate>2008-05-01</creationDate>
        <author>John Doe</author>
        <authorEmail>john@example.com</authorEmail>
        <authorUrl>http://www.example.com</authorUrl>
        <copyright>John Doe 2008</copyright>
        <license>GNU/GPL</license>
        <version>1.0.2</version>
        <description>My New Template</description>
        <files>
                <filename>index.php</filename>
                <filename>component.php</filename>
                <filename>templateDetails.xml</filename>
                <filename>template_thumbnail.png</filename>
                <filename>images/background.png</filename>
                <filename>css/style.css</filename>
        </files>
        <positions>
                <position>breadcrumb</position>
                <position>left</position>
                <position>right</position>
                <position>top</position>
                <position>user1</position>
                <position>user2</position>
                <position>user3</position>
                <position>user4</position>
                <position>footer</position>
        </positions>
</install>
  • Creating Basic index.php file
    The index.php file becomes the core of every page that Joomla! delivers. Essentially, you make a page (like any html page) but place PHP code where the content of your site should go. Here is the bare-bones code ready for you to cut and paste.

Lets start at the top:

<?php defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
   xml:lang="<?php echo $this->language; ?>" lang=
"<?php echo $this->language; ?>" >

The first line stops naughty people looking at your coding and getting up to bad things. The second tells the browser (and webbots) what sort of page it is. The third line says what language the site is in.

Now the header for real:

<head>
<jdoc:include type="head" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>
/templates/system/css/system.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>
/templates/system/css/general.css" type="text/css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>
/templates/<?php echo $this->template?>/css/style.css"
type="text/css" />
</head>

The first line gets Joomla to put the correct header information in. This includes the page title, meta information as well as system JavaScript. The rest creates links to two system style sheets and to your own style sheet (if it’s named style.css and is located in the css folder).
Now for the main body:

<body>
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="top" />
<jdoc:include type="component" />
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="bottom" />
</body>

Amazingly, this will suffice! Yes, its a very basic layout, but it will do the job. Everything else will be done by Joomla!. Note: you will need to ensure your menu is set to go into the “top” Module Position.

Finish it off – one last bit:

</html>

Full template source code:

<?php defined( '_JEXEC' ) or die( 'Restricted access' );?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
  "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
   xml:lang="<?php echo $this->language; ?>" lang="<?php
echo $this->language; ?>" >
<head>
<jdoc:include type="head" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php echo $this->baseurl ?>
/templates/mynewtemplate/css/style.css" type="text/css" />
</head>
<body>
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="top" />
<jdoc:include type="component" />
<jdoc:include type="modules" name="bottom" />
</body>
</html>
  • Package Joomla Template for Installation

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Best eCommerce solution with CMS using Joomla Virtuemart

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There are lots of ecommerce solution are available in market like Zen-cart, Oscommerce, X-cart, Magento, Interspire and many other.  But if you looking ecommerce with CMS then Joomla Virtuemart is best solution.

Joomla CustomizationVirtueMart is an open source eCommerce solution used within the Joomla! content management system. Provided in PHP/MYSQL as a plug-in for Joomla!, VirtueMart is the leading online shopping solution.

Content Management System:

Products/Categories:

  • Add as many Products and Categories as you want
  • Can also be used just as a catalogue (without cart features)
  • Unlimited Category/Subcategory depth, products can be assigned to multiple categories
  • Sort your Categories the way you like
  • Sell downloadable Products like MP3s, Templates, Videos or Software
  • Add a Thumbnail and a full size Image to every Product via your Browser
  • Add Attributes like Size or Color to your Products to offer product variations
  • Use Product Discounts (percantage/total, time limited or not)
  • Show Details & images for every Item
  • CSV Upload, (CSV Import & Export)
  • Manage the Stock Level for Products and Items
  • Automatically Notify Shoppers when a Product is back in Stock
  • Feature specific products by setting them “on special”

Shopper Groups / User Management

  • Add Shoppers and assign them to different shopper groups
  • global Shopper Group Discounts
  • multiple prices can be added to a Product, each for an own shopper group or a quantity range
  • Restrict “Display prices” to specific user groups
  • Access Management: assign users to user groups like “admin”, “storeadmin”, “shopper” or “demo” to allow the administration by other users
  • (assign products to vendors and allow those vendors to maintain only their products)

Easy Configuration / Customization

  • Manage your shop through an easy and completely Joomla/Mambo-integrated interface
  • A “Welcome Screen” shows your daily Shop Statistics: A Summary with “number of customers”, “number of orders”, “5 newest customers” and so on
  • capable of Frontend Administration (without having to login into the Backend of Joomla/Mambo)
  • global Price/Currency Display Formatting
  • Templates for Product Display Pages
  • Extend the Shop with other Modules and Functions
  • Manage different Currencies, Countries

Shipping Addresses / Rates

  • Shoppers can add individual Shipping Addresses
  • Fetch Shipping rates live from Intershipper, USPS, UPS, Canada Post, …
  • Write your own Shipping Modules using the Shipping API

Tax Rates

  • Product prices can be displayed “including tax” or not (set for each shopper group)
  • Choose between Shipping-Address-based tax calculation (city/state & country/region)
  • OR

  • Store-Owner-based tax calculation (e.g. in european countries)
  • Add your own shipping carriers and shipping rates

Payment

  • Use safe SSL encryption (128-bit) and Shared SSL
  • Capable of live credit card processing
  • Supported Payment Providers:
    • authorize.net online Credit Card Processing (AIM)
    • 2Checkout
    • PayPal (with IPN gateway)
    • Paymate
    • NoChex
    • WorldPay “IPN”
    • PayMeNow
    • eCheck.net
    • eWay (XML transactions)
    • eProcessingNetwork
    • and more…
  • Payment Module API for custom payment
    modules…

Order Management

  • Complete Order Management
  • Automatically notify your customers when the Order Status changes
  • See who has ordered: IP address storing
  • Extend the pre-defined order statuses with your own ones

“Nice” Features for Customers…

  • Let your customers easily search for products through a search form
  • Shoppers can see, in what time a product will usually ship, on product-details page (with nice images!)
  • Shoppers can manage their user accounts
  • Shopper can view all their orders (and order details)
  • Order Confirmation mail (customizable!) is sent to shopper and store owner

Joomla! / Mambo Integration

  • Registration while checkout automatically registers the user to the global user table (registration is necessary for purchasing items)
  • Complete integration of the layout using Joomla!’s standard CSS styles
  • Easy installation / uninstallation using the Joomla/Mambo Installer

Free VirtueMart hacks/tweaks/modules

  • Zone Shipping Module from Zephware.com
  • Flypage Admin Link for phpShop
  • Latest Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Mini Cart for phpShop (also available as a separate module)
  • Random Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Featured Products for phpShop (as a seperate module)
  • Special Products Manager for phpShop
  • Report Basic (for statistical purposes)

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