Common Joomla caching issues

Common Joomla caching issues

Joomla's caching system can be a huge benefit to your site, but can also cause a lot of headaches. The advantages are obvious: an overall better user experience, faster load times, less powerful server requirements and more. We're not going in-depth on the benefits here though. Let's talk about some of the pain-points that you should know about when trying to get Joomla's caching setup.

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Should I Use SSL On My Site?

Should I Use SSL On My Site?

Should you enable SSL on your website? Yes, you should. Look at that! I just saved you the time of reading the full post. Years ago, there would have been a checklist of reasons for or against enabling SSL. Now there's no need for that list. The answer is yes and you don't even need to skip to after the fold if you don't want to. Every website should be accessible with that little 's' in https, have a green padlock and bask in the glory of some additional security. Better yet, https should be the only way to access your site.

If you do read on though, you'll get a good explanation on what SSL is for, why you should enable it and why things have changed since that non-existent post I could have made long ago.

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Facebook App Review Process: Step By Step

Facebook App Review Process: Step By Step

With the launch of v2.0 of the Facebook Graph API over 2 years ago, a new review process was also implemented for all Facebook Applications. The review process is Facebook's way to verify that deeper integration features on your site are abiding by Facebook's Terms of Service. There's a lot to understand about the process and some of it may surprise you. Some JFBConnect features like posting to your Facebook Page usually don't even need to go through the review process. For the features that do need review, what's the process and how do you proceed? Read on to find out.

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Facebook Page Tab is Blank - Common Causes

Facebook Page Tab is Blank - Common Causes

Using a Facebook Page Tab can be a great way to promote your site by showing content from your site within your Facebook Page. It's a powerful, yet simple, way to show a newsletter subscription form, product page or view of your blog on your Page. Well, it should be simple. Sometimes, it just doesn't work and, when it doesn't, it can be very hard to diagnose. We've worked with thousands of users to integrate Facebook with their website and want to let give out some easy pointers on where to look first.

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How do Joomla sessions work?

How do Joomla sessions work?

Sessions within Joomla can be mystifying if you are unfamiliar with them. Pulling back the curtains reveals a pretty easy concept and one that you should be familiar with in case you run into some too-common issues, mainly around authentication and staying logged in, on your site.

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Joomla 3.6 Release - What's New

Joomla 3.6 Release - What's New

Joomla 3.6 is scheduled for release on July 12th. The last release, Joomla 3.5, was released in March and packed a huge amount of features and updates, so you may be asking what's new in this release so soon. Originally, the next version of Joomla was planned for much later in the year, but there was a key feature that the Joomla core team (and other members of the community) felt warranted a smaller release sooner.. and we couldn't agree with their decision more.

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Facebook Graph API v2.0 Deprecation

Facebook Graph API v2.0 Deprecation

Facebook has begun sending out notices to Facebook Application administrators that v2.0 of the Graph API will be deprecated on August 8, 2016. The message can be a bit cryptic on it's own. It's very difficult to know what it means when you're using an extension like JFBConnect for integration, since it's supposed to mask you from the inner workings of Facebook integration for Joomla.

If you're confused, concerned or just curious, read on to understand what the message means and what you need to do.

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What are Facebook Profiles, Pages, Groups and Applications and Which to Choose

What are Facebook Profiles, Pages, Groups and Applications and Which to Choose

It can be daunting setting up social networking. Getting everything set up can be a bear, but knowing where to start can be one of the hardest questions. Facebook has Profiles, Groups, Pages and Applications (and more, actually). What are each of these and, most importantly, how can you use each of these on your website best?

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JFBConnect v7 Released!

After countless hours of development, testing user feedback, we're proud to announce that JFBConnect v7 is now available. The main feature in this release is auto-posting of new content to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We've also touched up some issues with Joomla 3.5, improved integration with JomSocial, EasySocial and Community Builder, and made some large performance improvements in how JFBConnect queries the database.

There is something for everyone in this release.

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Preview: Automated Social Posting in JFBConnect v7

Preview: Automated Social Posting in JFBConnect v7

In early 2014, JFBConnect's 'Channel' feature was released to allow users to quickly post Joomla content from their site to a Facebook Page or Group, Twitter Stream or LinkedIn Company. Almost immediately we heard calls to make the process fully automatic. After a lot of development and refinement, that automation is coming in JFBConnect v7, along with numerous other improvements.

Read on for more details of one of our biggest releases. Ever.

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The Facebook Platform is Changing: Make Sure Your Joomla Site is Ready

The Facebook Platform is Changing: Make Sure Your Joomla Site is Ready

Almost a year ago on April 30th, 2014, Facebook made a sweeping change to how it's authentication and integration platform works. At that time, Facebook introduced the Graph API v2.0 which changed the authentication process, added restrictions to many permissions, changed their Javascript interface and changed how user IDs are retrieved for each user. 

These changes will be applying to all Facebook Applications soon and your site may need to be updated to ensure compatibilty. Read on to learn more.

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Countdown Hide & Seek Game

Countdown, the new hide & seek toy, is available now! Designed and developed by the founders of SourceCoast, it's the perfect toy to get your kids moving at all ages.

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