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What is bounce rate and why you should not be scared of it

Having a website is like having a baby. You want it to be the best of the best. You care for it and you cherish it. It's totally normal. But then you come across the term "bounce rate" and your head starts to spin. Numbers show that your beloved website is loved only by you. Why other people don't feel the same?  

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All you need to know about credential stuffing

The term "credential stuffing" was coined by Sumit Agarwal, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama. In 2011, while working at the Pentagon, Deputy Assistant Secretary Agarwal discovered that hackers began using surnames and passwords stolen from one site to gain access to other sites. These attacks are currently a massive problem and they started to happen more often during COVID-19 pandemic. How to prevent and defend against it?

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How to become ADA compliant?

Last time we blogged about the meaning of ADA compliant website. Now let's talk about how to become ADA compliant. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law on July 26, 1990 and from this day every company needs to fulfill a set of requirements in order to allow people with different disabilities to access their premises without any obstructions. 

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How to make your website more attractive?

 More than 70% of visitors after leaving your website will never come back. How to change it? Make your website more attractive to potential clients!

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5 Best SEO plugins for Joomla

When creating a website, we want to our site become the most populated one. In order to achieve this, we need to make sure that our site optimize well. Joomla, one of the most popular engines for building sites, is great with SEO. It doesn't duplicate content, is easy and user-friendly. Despite all of that, as every other script, it needs some help and that help is provided by special SEO extensions. There are many great SEO extensions for Joomla which help with optimization in search engines. Which are the best of the best? Let's have a look!

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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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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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Joomla! 3.6.1 update issues

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The new Joomla! 3.6.1 contains a lot of bug fixes and it is really important to update your site as soon as possible. In the newest Joomla! version, developers introduced a CSRF token check to the Joomla! Update component - which will help secure your Joomla! site.

This caused some problems to our clients who are reporting issues with upgrading their sites to the newest CMS version. In this article, we aim to ensure that your upgrade goes as smoothly as possible.

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What you Need to Know About Joomla 2.5 End of Life and Upgrading to Joomla 3

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You may be aware that Joomla 2.5 has reached the end of life (EOL) stage in its release cycle. This blog contains some information about the history of the Joomla release cycle, a timeline for upgrading to Joomla 3 and links to tools you can use to help upgrade when you’re ready.

Joomla Release Cycle History

In the past, Joomla released minor and major releases, which they called short and long term releases. Joomla 2.5, for example, was a long term release, and the 1.6 and 1.7 versions were it's preceeding short term releases. When version 3 became available, Joomla adopted an improved release cycle ensuring longer support for major versions. There are no longer short term and long term releases. Instead, releases are referred to as being “supported”, “current”, “legacy” or “stable”. Learn more about the Joomla release and support cycle.

Millions of Joomla 2.5 Users

The Joomla Project will no longer release any official patches for Joomla 2.5. That being said, at the time of this post, there are currently millions of Joomla 2.5 sites on the web. This even includes a portion of the Joomla.org family of websites. For those reasons, we are confident that a patch would be created should any major issues arise in the immediate future. We would be willing to contribute to a patch which would be applied to all Joomla 2.5 sites on the CloudAccess.net Platform.

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Diagnosing & Fixing PHP Fatal Errors

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Imagine this horrible hypothetical situation: you’re deep in development mode making changes all over your site. You’re in the zone - nothing can stop you as you move about the options as fast as humanly possible. Your site is going to be a miracle, you’re a genius, ideas keep flowing through your head and you’re going to change the world. After making several changes, installing several extensions, posting multiple articles, you refresh the page to see the changes live only to cry out in pain and anger because your site suddenly looks something like this:

Or this:

Also known as the dreaded “500 Internal Server Error”.

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