I’ve been travelling the past two weeks. And, as you’d expect of a geek like me I had some devices that I needed to charge. My iPad (because who reads paper books?), my smart phone and my iPod. Of course that means you’ve got to pack your charge with you. In Apple’s ideal world, that means you grab their overpriced charger and take it with you, risking to ruin a $40 piece of plastic on a camping trip. But I came prepared, because I had bought an universal charger some time ago. I don’t really remember what I paid for … Continue reading One charger to rule them all (and replace that $40 Apple charger)
Is your mailbox currently blowing up with Admintools notifications? Then you’re not alone. We’re noticing a definite spike in attempts to abuse Joomla exploits. The exploits the “attackers” are using are for older versions of Joomla. Using Admintools or a similar tool will help you to block these malicious attempts to screw with your site. But instead of patching those holes, it’s better to make sure that the holes aren’t there. How? Make sure that you’re running the latest version of Joomla. We know it’s not always within your means to update that 2.5 or 1.5 website. Clients aren’t willing … Continue reading Pike in attempt to abuse old Joomla exploits
I’m not the type of person to thank apps often. In fact, I dont’ think I’ve ever given an app a real compliment, other than a “huh, that’s cool I guess”. Two days ago, however, I was lost in the middle of Germany. Or Luxembourg. Depending on what side of the river we were on. It’s sort of a blur. We were following a hiking trail when all signs suddenly decided to dissapear on us, leaving us with only two options: Hiking all the way back, or trying to find the way to our car by ourselves. Since we didn’t … Continue reading Thanks, Here Maps!
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
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