How to allow editors, authors and publishers into the Joomla 3 back-end

Joomla! is a great content management system, but when you limit your content creators to only using the front end, they might not agree with that. In order to let them use the Content component in the Joomla back-end to get a better overview of the available content, you need to make a small changes to the permissions in Joomla! 3. If you follow the steps below, authors, editors and publishers can log into the backend to create, edit and publish content. Editing Global Permissions In the menu, go to System > Global Configuration Go to the Permissions tab, and set “Admin…

Download all linked images or documents with Downthemall

Have you ever landed on a web page where you wanted to download a bunch of things, but just the mere thought of all the links made you stop in your tracks, and reconsider what you’re doing with your life? Maybe you wanted to download a bunch of PDF’s from a site, or a dozen images. Downthemall is a Firefox plugin which makes it easy to do just that. This download helper scans a web page for things it can download, and then offers you the option to download them all in one click. The plugin can download images, linked documents, html…

Got my hands on a FIDO U2F key

A while ago, we blogged about how you can setup 2-factor authentication in your Google account, and how you can use a Yubikey Neo to link to your account. The Yubikey Neo supports the U2F 2-factor authentication protocol Google supportrs, but there is another way to enable U2F to protect your Google account. That “easier way” is by using a FIDO approved U2F key. Last friday, on a Security event, I finally got my hands on one of the keys. The one I was gifted, was the FIDO U2F key by Yubico. I’ll admit that I haven’t configured the new key yet,…

Free e-book: “Inventing your own computer games with Python”

Are you looking to get started in programming? Or are you trying to ignite the holy fire in your children or students? Then the free e-book, “Inventing your own computer games with Python” is an interesting read. The easy to follow book, written by a former developer turned writer, teaches the reader how to build games in Python. Gaming is more popular than ever, making it an ideal approach to get children interested in  programming. Pair that with an easy to learn programming language, and the fact that you can download the book for the flat sum of nothing, and the result…

Dell’s amazing maze of links

I just had the pleasure to navigate through the maze that Dell has setup for some of it’s downloads. Because, yeah, they do more than build computers nowadays. They’re also the owners of Toad, which is a pretty neat tool to manage MySQL databases (available for Windows and Mac, although the Windows version is said to be better. Haven’t had the chance to try the Mac version yet). Anyway, I wanted to download the Mac version when I was welcomed to their maze. Ended up on the Dell website. Not what I needed. Back to Google. This one is on me Headed to “Toad…