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 done, and…

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…