Over the past several years the most difficult issue I find when building a website, or maintaining one, is getting content from the clients.
Since the website is an employee that works 24/7 for the business, it must have the relevant information a visitor needs. After all a website should solve at least one problem for your busness.
Read more: Content from Clients
Taking over maintenance of another Joomla site can be either very easy or leave you scratching your head.
For instance just today I logged on to the Massachusetts Orthoapedic Association administrative area. Everything was in order and the latest versions of Joomla was installed, great start so far.
The first problem I encountered was every time I would check one of the installed components I would get an error related to the cache_file. Well this is one I never seen before, even after 10 years of maintaining dozens of sites.
Read more: Hard to Find, Simple Fix
I've been working on the page load speed on the Tri-County Web site.
My goal is to apply the techniques I have implemented here to the other site I manage. Google and Bing use page speed in factoring in page rankings. So the fast a site loads theoretically it should rank higher.
Read more: Page Load Speed for Higher Rankings
Well the time has come to restore a Joomla website. Luckily it was my own site that needed to be restored.
I was able to restore my site from a full backup I took over the weekend. I took less time time than I thought it would and was easier also. The front end of the site was intact, it was the administration side that was broken.
Read more: Backups and Data Recovery
Well another design change using a new framework developed by Gantry.
It took about a day to get a fairly good handle on how to configure my current template. Basically I took one of their templates and started infusing my colors and logo. I still have a long way to go to get the site the way I want it.
Read more: Change is Coming, Adapt or Keep Your Old Website
Cachecontrol by Crosstec save the day. I've been working on my personal genealogy site and kept running in to an issue with the login module.
Let me explain the problem. When you clicked on the login button the popup would open but an error message "Another plugin has redirected the page..." and the login would fail.
Read more: Caching Issue with a Login Module
I will be explaining in more depth the 6 points of my maintenance strategy.
Joomla patching is the most critical maintenance process you can preform on a your site.
Read more: Joomla patching and security updates installed