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Webie Design partners with MyJoomla

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Although we include security tools on all our Joomla sites, you can never have to much. We are happy to announce our partnership with the award winning, MyJoomla.com service.

Now all our sites our managed and monitored for extra security. Contact Us for more information.

Http vs Https

http https

Beginning this month, users of the Chrome browser will begin to have notifications when visiting websites that do not have a secure certificate configured. Luckily, we partnered with Knownhost last year and have been using the free SSL service provided there so our clients have nothing to worry about. Contact us if you need assistance getting your site secure.

pagebuilder

New tutorials using Pagebuilder CK. Pagebuilder will help you manage your web pages with ease. We plan to add to the playlist so check back often - or subscribe to get notified when new tutorials are available.

gdpr

I am on a private FaceBook page where web designers can talk "around the water cooler" from our generally lonely offices'. Another designer posted the above meme and I could really relate.

Many Joomla! developers are in Europe so perhaps my email inbox was fuller than most, however, any large company that deals with Europe also needed to comply with the new GDPR laws and I received a large amount of updated privacy notices from companies of every size.

The majority of sites I work on are not obligated to abide by this new law. A few did and so I got the opportunity to learn the basics last week (got to love a deadline...)

Google Maps - no more free lunch

no google map

Begining in June all those Google Maps you see on web sites everywhere it seems will change. Maps that use the Google API will need to have a credit card enabled on the account so that Google can charge if you exceed the free limit.

Some designers are saying "No worries, I don't use the API - I just embed the map". Bad news is that all those embedded maps will now be watermarked with a message  of "for development use only" and will be grayed out. Not very professional looking.

Need help with your Map ?

Generate a PDF from ACYMailing

One of my clients needed to generate a PDF from their ACYMailing Newsletter. In the past I have used Phoca PDF to generate PDF's from Joomla content, however, this extension only works with Joomla articles and so was not an option.

The quick fix for this (and other Joomla extensions) is to "print" in the Chrome Browser. Simply navigate to the page in Chrome, choose print, select the pages that are generated, and save your PDF. Photos and links are retained and the output was exactly what we needed.