Update on policies; Ending the JAM Teacher Exchange campaign

We’d like to let everyone know that we’re ending the JAM Teacher Exchange early. There was little to no interest in supporting the campaign, and should anyone be interested at this point we’re too close near the end of the deadline to start negotiating about / writing content for possible sponsorships. We had high / realistic / careful hope of collecting some money for a good cause, but the only offers we got came from people who think Joomla & More is interested in becoming a free advertising platform for companies it’s got no connection with. If you’re planning to contact … Continue reading Update on policies; Ending the JAM Teacher Exchange campaign

MyJoomla now scans robots.txt in response to Google Search Console mails

Yesterday, we reported that Google has been sending out warning mails for all our Joomla sites, stating that it’s crawler can’t access CSS and JS files it wants to acces. Google wants to make sure your website is Mobile friendly, but the default robots.txt file blocks access to the folders containing those files. Soon after our report, the people of MyJoomla added a new feature to their auditing tool. MyJoomla will now scan your robots.txt file and check if your folders are accessible. If not, you will get a warning. MyJoomla also explains in detail what steps you can take … Continue reading MyJoomla now scans robots.txt in response to Google Search Console mails

Fixing “Google can’t access CSS and JS files” error on your Joomla sites

Traduction Française par Serge Billon: Lire If you’re a Joomla user who has connected his sites to Google Webmaster, you might have received the following message from the Google Search Console: “Google can’t access CSS and JS files”. A while ago, Google announced that whether a website is mobile friendly or not is a factor in ranking websites. This message seems to be a result – Google is actively scanning websites using Webmaster and testing if they’re mobile friendly. Since you’re blocking files Google wants to access, it could make the big G think that your site is, in fact, not … Continue reading Fixing “Google can’t access CSS and JS files” error on your Joomla sites

Setting up a 301 redirect in WordPress

Have you moved domains, or did you add another domain to the army of domains pointing towards your website? You might be wondering how to handle this regarding SEO and 301 redirects. You’ll want the domains to point to one, canonical domain which Google sees as the master domain. In a less-than-perfect world, this would be the point where I write a detailed tutorial. But the truth is that WordPress comes with a built-in method to setup 301 redirects from all secondary domains to the main domains. WordPress will automatically create a 301 redirect from any domains pointing towards your … Continue reading Setting up a 301 redirect in WordPress

Created a custom Joomla group for back-end access? Update your view(s)

If you are creating a custom access level to grant users back-end access to your site, you might’ve forgotten to take care of something. Granting this new group permissions to access certain components isn’t enough. In order for them to see the menu (which is rather important, some people would say) you also need to make a few tweaks to your view. The fastest way to achieve this, is by adding the custom group to the “Special” view. Alternatively, you could create a new group and grant that access to all modules you want them to see in the back-end … Continue reading Created a custom Joomla group for back-end access? Update your view(s)