Joomla’s User Activation by Admins and System Messages

For today’s quick tip or reminder, we are looking at Joomla’s Users component. Specifically, the user activation. Joomla allows you to choose between automatic activation, an activation on the user end or activation that requires administrator approval. While the first two options are easy if you don’t want to get involved, this could lead to frustrations as you’re overrun by spammers who hammer your site(s) and access “restricted” areas for your site. E.G a user that can activate itself could easily start to spam the living bejeezus out of your forums or comment compoonents (if you have those installed). That’s … Continue reading Joomla’s User Activation by Admins and System Messages

Joomla 3.5’s biggest feature? PHP7 support

Joomla is currently beta testing version 3.5 of the popular Open Source CMS. This version doesn’t have much exciting in store for end users in terms of features or functionality. However, it will be the first version to support PHP7, the latest and greatest version of PHP that is supported by most hosting companies. If yours doesn’t, it might be time for a change, because PHP 5.6 is now nearly end of life. What’s that, they don’t support PHP 5.6? Burn their servers, grab your sites and go somewhere else. Might we suggest Siteground, for example? The upgrade to PHP7 … Continue reading Joomla 3.5’s biggest feature? PHP7 support