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Joomla Frontend Content Editing

Recently a client requested a simpler way for certain users to add new content to their Latest News blog.

Much as I love Joomla for the flexibility and vast multitude of options it allows, the flipside is that in some cases, there are just too many options for an end user with simple requirements.

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Modifying a Joomla Contact Form with Custom Fields

A few years ago I built a site for a client who didn't need anything fancy on the contact page, just a standard name, email, subject and message, so it was pretty simple to use the core Joomla Contacts extension, create a single Contact, and set up a menu link to that contact. Usually if I do a contact page this way, I only add the email address to the Contact and hide everything except the form, then create modules for everything around it.

Recently the client came back and asked if we could add a mobile number to the form. Apparently a lot of queries were coming in where people were mistyping their own email address, so a phone number would help them to track down the enquiry.

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How can I do SEO on my website?

Recently a client contacted me with a question - "How can I do SEO on my website?" They'd been contacted by one of the many snake oil salesmen lurking around the internet, who'd promised the world for (of course) an exorbitant ongoing monthly fee.

I was happy to advise the client - "You're already doing it!"

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