Tag: Mambo / Joomla

February 23, 2007 / / Mambo / Joomla

Now there’s a misleading title but I had cause to ask a Mambo site to output some info without a template. Sadly it didn’t want to do that – although if you know another method, please leave a comment…

The official method is to call www.mysite.com/index2.php but that still parses the page and adds an alternate stylesheet and header information. It’s good, but not perfect.

May 14, 2006 / / Mambo / Joomla
April 12, 2006 / / Mambo / Joomla

Google is steadily building up it’s webmaster tools and winning over the hearts of webmasters. As covered in my Google Sitemaps and Verification post the feedback can be very, very useful.

I have run into problems though on Mambo and Joomla sites because they don’t throw true 404s so as far as GoogleBot knows every page is a good page. Google and Googlebot have given webmasters an incentive to change… access to the stats!

To get Mambo and Joomla to throw a 404 you need three things!

December 13, 2005 / / PHP & Web Development

I’ve worked with DOMIT! because it’s part of the Mambo and Joomla CMS systems so I expected this to be a doddle. Sorry, it wasn’t. There were 2 undefined constants and one code defect which all took time to identify.

There is no doubt that the code in DOMIT! is far more exhaustive than that of Magpie but, really, you don’t need it if all you’re planning to do is parse an RSS onto a webpage.

October 13, 2005 / / Mambo / Joomla

I’ve been using Link Vault on this blog and another site for while and the system seems to work well. I hadn’t put it on my hobby site because I hadn’t taken the time to create a module to place it on the site. However the site has a stack of pages so lots of opportunity to increase my vaultage.

I’ve just completed a small module I’ve written for Mambo 4.5.3 and Joomla 1 which will make it easy for users to add Link Vault to their sites. The module replaces Step 2 of the installation instructions…

October 12, 2005 / / Mambo / Joomla
September 9, 2005 / / PHP & Web Development
August 11, 2005 / / Mambo / Joomla

Title Tags are hugely important from an SEO perspective because Search Engines use them to identify the major focus of the page.

They are, however, frequently overlooked when coding up new modules as they can be hard to integrate with modularised headers.

Mambo makes it dead easy.