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By now, you might have known that Google is going to prefer SSL/HTTPS based sites which means a better treatment in indexing and search results listing. Besides this, SSL/HTTPS also enhances user-privacy by encrypting the data transmitted between a browser and the server. Let’s see how we can enable SSL/HTTPS on a Joomla site.

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Security has no boundary. It’s much more than a complex password. What if we could prevent attackers from getting into the login page entirely? This would give your site a better state of security. The default admin login URL of a Joomla site looks like “www.yoursite.com/administrator”. This address brings the admin login area by default. Now we will see how to change this URL to hide the backend login door.

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If you own or administer a website, may be there are several reasons to hide the backend as much as possible. The login form is necessary for any membership site. One might like to remove its “Forgot username” and “Forgot password” links from the login area. In this tutorial, I’ll show how to remove these two links from a Joomla site’s template.

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It’s very important to take website backups. A site may face many problems that require restoring it from previous backups. What if you don’t have any? This is not pleasant at all. You may avoid such unexpected situations by taking regular backups. You can do it in several ways including manually archiving files and downloading them to your computer. But creating a backup is very easy with Akeeba.

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Two-step authentication is a safety feature that adds an extra layer of security on your Joomla site. Two factor authentication (2FA) is widely used in most of the popular online services. Here is how to enable 2-step authentication in your Joomla site.

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Beside website navigation, especially in large websites, search option is and always was very important part. Since many years Joomla improved many aspects of its core, but only adding Smart Search was the really big step move ahead. But many users still have question: How to improve searching in Joomla or How to improve search result page. I will try to answer to those customization question in current blog post.

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Search Engine Optimization is always an important factor while starting a business. If you are selling products or working online or major part of your business you have to be focused on online marketing and SEO. It is important, valuable and determines the profit or loss for your business. Let's check some Joomla 3.4 SEO features.

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Joomla 2.5 -> Joomla 3.3.6/3.4 migration process doesn't have to be painful. But in some cases on front-end you would get a blank screen or page filled with strange messages or errors. One of them is "1054 - Unknown column 't.published' in 'where clause' SQL=SELECT `m`.`tag_id`,`t`.* FROM ... WHERE `m`.`type_alias` = 'com_content.article' AND `m`.`content_item_id` = 297 AND `t`.`published` = 1 AND t.access IN (1,1)" In this tutorial we will show how to fix it.

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Despite the fact that Joomla 3.3 is available for long time, the Joomla 2.5 updater stubbornly tells that You have the latest version of Joomla. From early Joomla 2.5, we have one-click Joomla Update feature. Unfortunately, Joomla Update doesn't work correctly sometimes and can't detect any new available Joomla version. 

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If you have news module like News Show SP2 or similar with read more links displaying on your homepage you probably find out that those links are opening the full article inside the frontpage along with all your front-page modules. And this is not result which you expected to got probably. This question associated with all news modules came up many times now, so maybe it's time for a quick tutorial.

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