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

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)

AkeebaBackup’s WordPress plug-in now installed 20,000+ times

Joomla! users were already familiar with household name AkeebaBackup and their flagship product, Akeeba Backup. The extremely popular component for easily creating back-ups of Joomla! websites is installed on most of the Joomla websites in the live – which isn’t a surprise given it’s ease of use, reliabillity and the fact that if you don’t make regular back-ups of your site you should start doing so yesterday. AkeebaBackup’s developer is never afraid of a challenge, though. And one day, he mentioned on Twitter that someone technically “challenged” him to create a WordPress version of his popular component. The “impossible” was … Continue reading AkeebaBackup’s WordPress plug-in now installed 20,000+ times

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