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WordCamp Ann Arbor 2017

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It’s that glorious time of year again in Michigan… the air is getting chilly, the leaves are starting to change and our sandals are placed back on the shelves for hibernation. Thankfully the fall season also brings WordCamp Ann Arbor to the region, an event that we have looked forward to all summer long.

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JCH Optimize - how to make your site faster

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JCH Optimize is a plugin that’s available for Joomla!, WordPress, Magento, and Drupal and is used to optimize your site. What does optimization mean in this context? Well, to make a long story short, it automates certain actions like combining CSS and JavaScript files to get your site working faster. I use it on a Joomla! website I created and maintain, https://sabaton.pl The website uses many graphics, extensions, and custom CSS/JavaScript, so optimization is key here. Here’s a scan from Pingdom to show you its speed without JCH Optimize and caching:

While a 4.35 second load time with a 2MB home page is not the worst, it definitely can be better - and that’s where JCH Optimize comes in. Let’s see a more in-depth analysis of what’s wrong with the site:

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Why is it important to use secure passwords?

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Why do we need to use passwords?

According to the Wikipedia: “A password is a word or string of characters used for user authentication to prove identity or access approval to gain access to a resource which is to be kept secret from those not allowed access.”. Since we need to keep some things to ourselves, it is a good practice to secure them properly. In this blog I will try to explain to you why it is important to use unique, strong passwords and how to easily manage them.
Oh and I will try to explain from the site’s security perspective, but the rules are similar when it comes to securing all your accounts.

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JoomlaDay Poland Summary

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This past weekend two of our team members Derek and Pawel attended Joomla! Day Poland 2017. The event took place in Szczecin and was located only 3 miles from our Polish office.

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Readability and Your Website

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An 8th Grade Level Doesn’t Mean „8th Graders Only”
(8th-grade level or lower is recommended, but as low as 5th grade makes it more acceptable.)

Have you read that new book about defying gravity? I’ve heard that it’s complicated but impossible to put down.
Whether you’re writing a paper, a blog, or a product description, it’s important to remember who your audience is. There are many tools that you can use to measure your site’s „readability”. Most experts are in agreement: A readability grade of 5-8 is better for the average reader.

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What’s 3rd party in my Joomla site?

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Joomla is already a feature rich system but sometimes you may need additional features that are not available in Joomla by default. To extend the capabilities of your Joomla site, you will have to install third party tools which are referred as ‘Extensions’. Extensions include plugins, components, modules, templates and languages.

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Do Search Engines Care about Grammar?

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Good question! Learn more in our blog post

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Why connect your site to Google Analytics?

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Google Analytics (GA) is a great tool offered by Google that provides comprehensive statistics about things that are happening on your website. You can use data from Google Analytics for many things including Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and marketing purposes. GA is available to anyone with a Google account. Below you will find few reasons why you should connect your website to Google Analytics.

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Extend your vacation with CloudAccess.net

Here at CloudAccess.net we care about our customers and that’s why we want to extend your vacation. During the month of August we are giving away free hosting with every new annual plan.

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Top 5 Google Analytics functions that you need to know

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You don’t need to be an analytics expert to gain important knowledge from Google Analytics. Here are 5 important functions that you should know about.

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