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Almost every website needs some type of contact form to help customers contact you and get in touch about your products or services. If you’re using Joomla there are a whole bunch (43 in fact) of form components you can choose from the Joomla Extensions Directory, but which is the best one?

When you’re working on your Joomla website and you’ve come across an issue or you need to find out the answer to something specific, sometimes you need to find out the Joomla version you’re using to search for answers.

If you’re using the latest version of Joomla (version 3.8+) you might have noticed that some of the URLs on your website may have numbers in them.

We’ve been working with Joomla for around 10 years now and in that time we’ve learnt the system pretty much inside out. We’ve used all versions of Joomla from 1.0 upwards and sometimes we’re so used to doing things in this system we forget that what might be simple or trivial for us, could be a revelation for a customer.

One of these simple tricks recently came to our attention so we thought it would be wise to share it in our blog. This simple trick can let you see any published page on your Joomla website without knowing what the URL is.

Have you ever set up a blog category in your Joomla install only to have the blog page layout look a little, well... wonky? The blog layout is a great way to display multiple articles on the one page as blogs can be a really effective SEO tool for your website, but if the layout isn’t up to scratch, people are likely to not read through your content and click to a competitors website.

If you’ve used Joomla for any length of time you have no doubt stumbled across the anomaly of when setting up a page, your homepage modules show up on the page – even though you haven’t allocated a homepage template to the page (if you’re using a system like Gantry) or allocated homepage modules to that page. What gives and why is this happening?

Many clients have asked why there’s a /cms or /main on the end of our website URLs. There’s a very simple answer to this question – to help fend off potentially devastating hacking attempts on your website.

If you're using JCE Editor and you're finding that it's stripping out some of your website elements like YouTube videos, online forms, particular bits of html code or iframes, there's a way to set JCE editor so it recognises these elements and doesn't strip them out. 

Ever wanted to know how to backup your Joomla website using Akeeba Backup? This short video explains how to backup your website and what to do with your backup file when you’re done.

Did you know... between April 2011 and April 2012, Joomla was updated 17 times?

Running an old version of Joomla on your website means security vulnerabilities and loopholes for hackers to exploit - don’t let your website become a victim to hackers.

So you’ve got your Joomla website looking great. The design is done and you’ve spent loads of time getting the content and images just right but when you open your site in Chrome or Safari, some of the modules look not quite right or out of alignment. You can change the .css file but that also changes how it displays in IE and Firefox.

So you ask yourself - How can I change the css for a module in Joomla so it only changes in Chrome or Safari?

Here are some basic instructions for loading new images into your homepage slideshow, which is run by the RokGallery component.

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