Category Archives: Technology Advice

Insights and advice from the experts in CMS technology solutions.

Critical Joomla! Security Alert!

joomla web security michigan

There are still many websites that have yet to update to the latest version of Joomla! and have since fallen prey to hackers. Contact ‘corePHP’ today to have our experts update your website immediately.

This vulnerability is so serious, the Joomla! security team has taken action and have issued a Joomla! security alert. The security team has also released a patch to resolve a critical remote command execution vulnerability in Joomla versions 1.5 to 3.4. If you are running end-of-life versions, like 1.5.x and 2.5.x, update TODAY to minimize your potential risks. Continue reading

How to Sell within paGO Commerce

paGO Commerce leading Joomla! e-commerce

Are you using paGO Commerce right now or are you looking? Either direction, this is a must to know. paGO Commerce is a powerful platform for e-commerce but built within it is powerful tools for marketing and sales. Now marketing and sales are just general terms so let’s dig deeper to see what we should be looking at to make MONEY!!!

paGO has two areas of ways to increase more sales. Coupons and Discounts. Each area within paGO provides powerful tools to help increase your conversion and ability to make more sales. We will touch on each one.

Coupons

paGO Commerce Coupon

Super flexible and lots of great options available here. Having a robust system gives you the ability to run many targeted campaign. Just the ability to run campaigns that are target means you have a better conversion rate. You don’t want to be targeting the wrong audience then you loose them for the right product. ‘corePHP’ provides services where we can help you understand your audience better and provide you the best direction how to set up targeted campaigns. Contact us today if you need assistance.

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Web Design or Web Development? Big Difference.

web design vs. web developmentIn the 1990s and early 2000s, web designers, ad agencies and marketing firms controlled their clients’ message; thus, they acted in a chief decision-making role regarding technology decisions, driving their clients’ websites. Marketers tossed about the term “web developer” as if synonymous to “web designer.” Conversely, web developers rarely muddled the terminology. Why not? Because the last thing most true web developers wanted to manage was the creative process, let alone the client.

  • Web Designers Envision It: Creative, Interface Layout, Digital Experience, Wireframe, Business Message
  • Web Developers Make It Work: Coding, Framework, Security, Performance & Speed, Compatibility, etc

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Boost Your eCommerce Business With Better Customer Service

Customer support is critical to your eCommerce business success

Improve your eCommerce business through your customer support.

The performance of your customer contact service center is more crucial than ever to your eCommerce success, judging by the results of Deloitte’s latest annual Global Customer Contact Survey. According to the survey, 85 percent of organizations now view customer contact experience as a competitive differentiator.

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Keep Customer Data Safe On Your eCommerce Site

keep your eCommerce data safe

Ways eCommerce store owners can keep their customers’ data safe.

No matter what eCommerce solution you’re using, as a website designer, integrator or e-commerce business, online data security is one of your greatest priorities. Cybercriminals want your customers’ private information, and most consumers don’t take proper steps to protect themselves. For example, a CreditDonkey survey found that more than 68 percent of consumers use the same password for multiple sites.

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Rebuild Your Website As a Bionic Website

Bionic Web

Prepare your website for battle this year with a bionic makeover!

You Need a Bionic Advantage For a Better, Stronger, Faster Website

Going into the busy season soon, there’s no better time than August’s summer lull to re-calibrate and prepare for a busy fall. The web economy is growing faster than ever, and you need to get your website ready for action. Below is a an extended checklist of action items you can do right now to make your site look like a million bucks (or six million!) with better SEO, stronger marketing and faster performance. You can also call the ‘corePHP’ team at (269) 979-5582 to upgrade your site to a bionic website.

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Site Architecture Comes Before SEO

site architecture before SEO

Your site architecture should come before SEO.

Getting your site to the top of search engine results practically guarantees people will see your website – after all, imForza reports that 93 percent of all online experiences start with a search engine, and that search is still the leading driver of traffic. The better your website’s structure, the better the likelihood you will move up the search results.

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2015 Top Free Joomla Extensions For Beginners

Top five free Joomla extensions for beginners

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Free Joomla Extensions for beginners, assembled by ‘corePHP’s Son Koral.

There inevitably comes a moment during a Joomla! User Group meetup when someone asks the question “What’s the best free Joomla Extension?” Usually it has to do with something that they’re trying to accomplish, but over the years of running the local Joomla User Group in Detroit, Michigan, I’ve noticed that without fail, some of the same extensions keep coming up, and being discussed every time. Continue reading

Six Collaboration Tools For Web Designers

Collaboration tools for web designers

In today’s distributed workforce environment, web designers need great collaboration tools. Here are six…

Being a web designer has its perks: the ability to work remotely, set your own hours, and to design for a variety of clients on a multitude of projects. It’s rarely boring, but sometimes, it can get lonely—especially if you don’t go into an office regularly (or at all). Aside from feeling isolated, it’s harder to collaborate on projects if you’re not face to face with your peers working on the same task or with the clients for whom you’re doing the work. Continue reading

300,000 Affected by JoomDonation Hacker

I have your data - JoomDonation Hacker

When a hacker holds your small business for ransom, what would you do?

Late last week Tuan Pham Ngoc, developer of JoomDonation, a product of OS Solution, confirmed there was a security incident which ended up affecting over 300,000 Joomla users, most of them associated with JoomDonation.  A hacker broke into an OS Solution e-mail server, stole account information, and distributed a nastygram email to account holders (see the letter below, for context). Continue reading