Joomla is a great option to be considered for anyone who is looking forward to developing a great website for business. There’s nothing to be intimidated about, even if you are not a computer savvy guy; you just should go ahead and give it a try to Joomla, and you’d be surprised to see how quickly you can learn how to build robust sites!
Here are few of the top tips and tricks for all those Joomla beginners planning to build a better website.
Don’t Add Anything and Everything to Your Website
When you are just starting out, there are chances that you may feel like adding anything and everything that looks cool. But, Joomla warns against it, and the reason being as follows. It is recommended to maximize the usage of the core code before adding extensions to your website. With every extension that is installed, the requirements for site administration turn out to be all the more intricate, thus slowing down the site. So although extensions are great, you should try them when you really require them.
Add Image Corresponding to Category
It may so happen that you wish to use an image to your article corresponding to a category; for instance, a different bullet for each category or a particular logo on every article! The trick here is to make use of the ‘alias’ category. You place in a folder, for instance images or categorize the images you wish to use and name those with the alias i.e. alias.jpg. Later, you place it in your template, and it calls the picture that is in question.
Avoid Pasting Content from MS Word into Joomla Editor
It is not a good idea to paste content directly from MS Word to Joomla Editor since the content may look fine when using Firefox, but may not be displayed as expected in Internet Explorer. One more common problem due to such an action is that articles pasted this way will appear different from other content on the website since it includes style details that differ from Joomla template’s stylesheet, and you may see some ugly ASCII characters on your website.
Enable Caching to Boost Up Page Loading
Even if your Joomla website is not loaded with animations, videos, images, ads, and other things take a lot of time to load, so you can still do a lot to quicken the page load speed. The easiest way for this is to turn on Joomla cache. Choose Global Config in the admin area and then access System.
To enable caching, choose ‘yes’ for cache in cache settings.
Remember to Substitute the Default Favicon with Your Logo
A default favicon is displayed in the browser in Joomla. Several visitors will see it even though it is small in size. This is the reason one of the first personalization that you consider is substituting the default favicon with your custom logo.
Irrespective of whether you are a Joomla expert or a beginner who’s still learning Joomla, knowing these tips and tricks will help you along the way of having a smoother experience for creating a better website.