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Joomla Development Features to Boost Your E-commerce Site

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Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) available right now. Developed by Open Source Matters, Inc, and a free, open-source system, it is estimated to power approximately 3% of the web’s e-commerce sites currently. Among other benefits, Joomla offers fantastic options for customizing e-commerce websites, so if you are looking to sell online, or you already are, here are just a collection of the great site development features that Joomla currently offers:

Great themes, that are easy to install

Joomla templates are incredibly easy to install, involving a simple two-step process. First up, find the template that you would like to use, and download it. From here, all you need is the extension manager offered by Joomla to upload the template you have chosen.

As well as being easy to install, Joomla offers some superb options. The ‘Splash’ option is perhaps the most generic, in that it’s suitable for any kind of e-commerce store, and has impressive visuals. It’s fully customizable too. ‘Yummy’, on the other hand, is more geared towards restaurants and other food-related e-commerce sites, as the name obviously suggests. The template that you download includes fully customizable menu templates and reservation forms, which are obviously incredibly critical to restaurant businesses.

‘Yummy’ also comes with blog and gallery templates, allowing you to post all kinds of content related to your e-commerce business,” adds Betsy Robinson, a tech writer at Writinity and LastMinuteWriting.

‘Trendz’, as the name perhaps suggests, is more linked to fashion, so if you have an e-commerce store selling clothing and fashion products, this could be the Joomla template option for you. As well as the standard customizable features which are shared by all Joomla templates, the incredible array of layouts and navigable menu options make it easy for potential customers to move around your site and view your offerings on any kind of sites. These options also allow you to display different ranges, seasons and types of wear in a number of different ways which are always easy to move between, charming users in the process,” enthuses Barbara Novak, a marketer at DraftBeyond and Researchpapersuk.

Joomla’s array of extensions

On top of these classic themes that Joomla offers are any number of extensions which you can apply to perform a host of different tasks which may be relevant to the type of e-commerce store that you want to have up and running. Here are some of the best examples of Joomla extensions which can complement your online store:

 

paGO Commerce

Designed and developed for developers, marketers, and integrators. For developers paGO Commerce is easy to deploy and extend, paGO Commerce plays well with others. Plus it’s modular, so you can grow with no hacks or workarounds. While it is great for developers is also a magic machine for Marketers. paGO Commerce has the built-in marketing tools you need to sell to your mobile, global buyers. Sell to them on any device, wherever they go. Can’t forget our integrators where paGO Commerce’s core platform is rock-solid, PCI compliant, high-performance software you can build a lucrative service offering around.

EShop

One of the inherent benefits of EShop is the advanced search options that it provides to your users. If those users are looking for something quite niche, and your site provides that, then it’s important that the search options allow users to customize their search in a way that their query gets as close to your specific offerings as possible, otherwise relevancy is lost, and you will see a higher bounce rate.

Other benefits of EShop are the visuals and layouts, which provide users with a clear picture of what is in their cart at all times (a key frustration that customers state with e-commerce sites). Another great additional feature of EShop is the alerts it gives when a product becomes available, if of course it isn’t when the user first looks for it. If that product is listed as ‘out of stock’, then as soon as it comes in, they will receive a push notification, which is great for getting users back to your site. EShop is also supportive of 15 different languages too.

VirtueMart

This incredibly popular Joomla extension allows a number of different options for your e-commerce store, starting with the ability to easily categorize and present products, which makes your online store responsive and easily navigable. It also allows you to set up specific shopper groups, whereby you can tailor promotional activities and prices to groups that you create, such as customers from a particular business that you are partnered with, or shoppers from a specific country. These incredible B2B and B2C options stand VirtueMart features out from the crowd in terms of e-commerce platform offerings.

VirtueMart has push notification options and cart pop-ups, and allows a from control over inventory management, ensuring you are able to keep close tabs on stock and what’s being ordered at all times. This helps protect against dissatisfied customers who are unable to get the products they want in the timeframe required, and is another integral feature of this particular Joomla extension, which also takes advantage of proven SEM techniques such as keyword and meta tag optimization.

DigiCom

As the name would suggest, this particular Joomla extension is a great option for the retail of digital products, and in a welcome advance, allows you to cherry pick the add-ons you are looking for, streamlining the options available and getting rid of unnecessary code. The drag-and-drop features are most welcome, and the DigiCom extension offers a full array of payment options to users, including PayPal, Bitcoin and 2Checkout, as well as the regular credit card options.

Joomla security extensions

In terms of security, Joomla also steps up to the mark, There are a host of options for you to select from, but two of the most popular options are Admin Tools Professional, which would cover your site against the most common types of cyber threats, and enables you to blacklist and block troublesome IPs. KeyCAPTCHA is another popular extension, and is one that most web users are familiar with at this stage, as it asks users to complete a task to prove they are not a spamming bot, for example. There are many more options which delve deeper into the types of modern cyber threats, and help to protect the integrity of your e-commerce site.

Summary

There is a very good reason why Joomla has cornered 3% of the market, and is growing. As well as being incredibly easy to install and set up, the huge variety of extension offerings cover your every need, allowing you to cherry pick the kinds of features you want based on what you are selling and the kind of e-commerce site you are looking for. Avoid being generic, and create something unique and specific to your needs with Joomla.

Professional writer, marketing, management and recruitment expert Ashley Halsey can be found contributing her business insights and marketing expertise at LuckyAssignments and GumEssays.

 

Helpful Tips and Guides for Joomla or Joomla E-Commerce Sites

Joomla is a relatively new open source technology platform that allows website owners to build their site using the techniques of a programmer, rather than through a drag-and-drop type platform. Like HTML, Joomla is an advanced CMS (content management system) that allows site owners to use programming techniques to create a connection to MySQL or PostgreSQL databases.

The goal of Joomla technology is to create content that is easier to create and manage while allowing for ultimate creative freedom. Additionally, it should make your pages more responsive to the user’s viewpoint and increase your UX.

Joomla requires custom PHP which gives webmasters a backdoor into the programming language to better control the look and operation of your content pages and sites. Continue reading

How Should You Optimize Your Joomla Website for Better Ranking?

Enhance your Joomla website SEO

Search engine optimization is a basic need when you have a Joomla website to manage. There are so many integral parts of the SEO management techniques and when you implement the right ones for your website you can ensure that your site is actually getting better exposure online and the search performances are also enhanced to a great extent. There are different hosting platforms for the website and choosing the right option for your business is important. The business owner and the marketer often opt for the Joomla website which is feature packed and makes your business works much easier than any other option that you have. Continue reading

Update to Joomla 3.4.6 Today!

Joomla! 3.4.6 Security Update

The Joomla! development team released Joomla 3.4.6 today to address a critical security issue impacting ALL versions of Joomla! Are you one of the thousands of website which have not been updated yet to the latest version? If you are, contact ‘corePHP’ today to help ease your concerns and minimize the nerves regarding updating your site. More often than not, a website will go not be updated due to the lack in comfort with tackling the task internally. Don’t risk your site’s security and contact us today to ensure your security is not put into jeopardy. Update to Joomla 3.4.6 today! Continue reading

paGO Commerce 2.0 is Coming – Get Ready To Fly

fly high with the upcoming release of paGO Commerce version 2.0

Major advances in SEO and income processing speed will highlight the upcoming paGO Commerce 2.0 launch.

New Features: SEO Wingman Optimization & QuickPay Transaction Engine

SEO Optimization: When it comes to SEO optimization, you know you need it to keep your site ranked high, and on your prospects’ radar. That said, you also don’t want to get hijacked by “SEO experts,” paying them a small fortune, without learning how it’s done. To keep gaining altitude, what you really need is a co-pilot – a built-in wingman – there as needed to guide you and help you keep on the flight plan, connecting you to your customers.

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Professional Grade eCommerce For Joomla

Professional grade eCommerce for Joomla is here.

Joomla store owners finally have a professional grade eCommerce solution.

Professional Grade eCommerce for Joomla is here with paGO Commerce

In this post, I’ll focus on eCommerce extensions for Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. eCommerce is likely the most complex extended application any third part developer could endeavor. Since shortly after the founding of each the “big three CMSs”, the DIY / mass market has been well served with VirtueMart, Übercart and Woocommerce respectively, but the professional grade enterprise market has been vasty underserved, particularly in the Joomla and WordPress arenas. The verdict’s still out for WordPress, but good things are now happening for Joomla, with the recent launch of paGO Commerce.

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All New paGO Commerce: It’s Mobile-FAST!

Check out our new back-end for paGO Commerce, built by 'corePHP'

The folks at ‘corePHP’ announced an all-new high-performance back-end for paGO Commerce.

Yesterday, ‘corePHP’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer Steven Pignataro announced the latest stable release of paGO Commerce, version 1.1.1. The big news was the creation of an all new back-end admin interface for paGO Commerce. The new back-end makes paGO easier to use, lighter weight, and faster for store owners to manage their online businesses.

Whether you’re creating an online retail shop, an app store, product directory or your own custom event registration system, paGO Commerce for Joomla is the fully capable eCommerce suite you need to customize with ease. We’ll go into more detail in tomorrow’s blogpost, but feel free to download paGO for Joomla! now, and give it a try for yourself! It’s free, open source, and built to help you move more product, easier and faster than ever. Continue reading

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

New Joomla 3.4 Release Hits The Market

Joomla 3.4 - Do more.

Joomla 3.4 launched today. Here are many of its new features. Image credit: Chiara

As previously reported in our ‘corePHP’ update as anticipated, Joomla developers and community members today released Joomla version 3.4, with many notable improvements. The major improvements to Joomla’s version 3.4 release include simplified front-end content editing, performance improvements, additional high-level security measures, Composer integration, as well as over 700 bug fixes.

In this new Joomla 3.4 release, front-end editing of Joomla modules is now working beautifully. This key feature has been on the roadmap for years, but only today, after a lot of work by Joomla Production Leadership Team of Joomla developers, front-end module editing is now a reality. This gives site content editors important access to perform content creation and editing without requiring back-end Admin access. Continue reading

Core Update: What’s New In Joomla 3.4 ?

Do more with Joomla 3.4

Front-end module editing and more, coming this week in Joomla 3.4.

Joomla 3.4 is due out this week! Last week, the Joomla! Project announced its Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate, in advance of its upcoming first release of 3.4. We here at the ‘corePHP’ team have provided some assistance to the 3.4 release, and we’ll be ensuring that all our own custom Joomla extensions are compatible with the upcoming 3.4 release of Joomla, to ensure a smooth transition for all of our customers. Continue reading

‘corePHP’ Supports Joomla Day Minnesota

Joomla Day Minnesota will be at the Mall of America

The Mall of America will host Joomla Day Minnesota this year, bringing together Joomla Developers, Joomla Website Designers, Business Owners, Non-profit Leaders, and Government Agency personnel, to learn more about Joomla!

We are pleased to announce that ‘corePHP’ is returning to JoomlaDay™ Minnesota this year, supporting the event as a Gold Sponsor.  JoomlaDay™  ‘corePHP’ will have a major presence at this year’s event, bringing together technologists and business people from the midwest and beyond, seeking information on advancements in Joomla, and how they can use Joomla to reach their organization’s goals. ‘corePHP’ will be touting its new ActiveCMS™ Technology, a process of merging together Content, Marketing Automation, Sales and Support into one seamless, business cycle for businesses, non-profits and government organization, using open source technology.

Last year’s 2014 SOLD OUT at Minneapolis Minnesota, so now, the organizers of this year’s event are moving the event to the Mall of America! More details we be coming soon on the event, but you may sign up for details, or register now for discount tickets. Plus, if you need a room, you may book now using their discounted room block at the connected Radisson Blu Mall of America.