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Perfect Spring Cleaning: Tidy up your WordPress website

If you try to paint a picture of a spring cleaning you'll probably think of washing carpets and curtains, polishing furniture or even some paintwork. But how about your WordPress website? Isn’t it a prefect time to remove cobwebs, get rid of stains and make your website shine again? But don’t worry, we want leave you alone with this work. Throughout April we’ll provide you with some useful tips on how to perfect your website this spring in no time and still have some energy saved to polish your silverware and sweep your floors. Continue Reading

Website Spring Cleaning: make your Joomla! website shine again

When you think of spring cleaning you probably imagine yourself dusting your furniture, polishing your windows and waxing your floor. This year however I would like to add one more thing to your checklist - your website. Believe me with almost no effort you can polish your Joomla! website so that it would be faster, safer and more attractive to your users. And you still have some energy left for the windows :) Continue Reading

WordPress Contact Form - Easter Special

As we promised, the little gift for our WordPress Contact Form subscribers is here - the all-new Easter theme is available with the newest update to our plugin (2.0.10)! We know that it isn't an easter egg per se, although we hope that it also will bring a little smile to your face. This is the beginning of periodical updates, which from now on will add new features to the contact form (and of course fix any bugs we may encounter along the way too).

So stay tuned and we wish you all Happy Easter Holidays! Continue Reading

Top 10 errors you should avoid when creating a contact form

For a great number of websites contact forms are an invaluable source of feedback, sales, offers etc. Some sites even rely solely on them. However I see too many forms which are not bringing as many conversions as the owners would want them to, here in this article I will try to rectify that by pointing out the 10 most common mistakes you should absolutely not make when creating a contact form: Continue Reading

Why CAPTCHA is bad at preventing spam from your WordPress forms

Let's face it - every website owner longs for the moment when a new amazing offer to triple their income with no effort whatsoever arrives in their inbox. At least that would be the case if those offers were actually true and not just a pitiful attempt at scamming. No, spam is the true menace of the 21st century, where virtually all communication happens electronically.

So how would one protect against spam then? The simplest and most common solution is to use a CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). Is that the right way though? Continue Reading

Easter egg for our PRO subscribers

As you all know the holidays are coming, so we have prepared a little surprise for our supporters! I will only add that we will be gradually expanding our extensions and the upcoming update is only the tip of the mountain! Continue Reading

How to make your contact form spam-free without using Captcha?

Spam was, is and will be an issue that internet users unfortunately have to deal with. Spam emails are messages that typically come from companies who wants you to purchase their products one way or the other. They are sent in massive quantities by robots programmed to do just that.

To answer this, the Captcha (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) was invented to have user make an effort at deciphering it and prove that he is indeed a human user, not a fiendish robot who set his sight at blowing up our mailboxes with unwanted maleficent advertising. Captcha fields are random and could be anything from deformed text, mathematical equations to even games and videos, but all of it requires a human effort to read/decipher/solve so the spam bot will fail to pass it. Some companies even went further with it, like Google uses Captcha to decipher and authenticate the scanned text from old books or street addresses. This is a very useful system, which is making our world better and I really commend it. But should you really be using it? Continue Reading

A glimpse into the future of Perfect Popup Box

Here is some insider news about the upcoming new version of the Perfect Popup Box module. I have to say, it is one of the biggest updates that I have ever seen.

Some users have raised concern about conflicts between MooTools and other JavaScript frameworks, which is why the developers decided to rewrote the Popup Box module using jQuery and Bootstrap instead. That greatly increases compatibility with Joomla 3.x and upcoming 4.x versions, meaning we won't have to worry about any problems with templates or other extensions - everything will work together nicely. I am not sure if it was just my imagination, but everything seemed to be even more snappier than before. Continue Reading

Compress all CSS and JS with Yoo Warp Framework 7.x

Yoo themes with Warp Framework 7+ have great option to minify CSS and JavaScript files and use gzip compression and Data URIs to reduce image file requests. But it only works for template files and some Joomla files. In this article you will find tutorial how to make modification in Warp 7+ to compress all CSS and JS files added to Joomla Header. Continue Reading

Perfect Contact Form for WordPress released!

More than just a Ajax Popup Contact Form for WordPress

It’s finally here. We can proudly announce that our No 1 Contact Form for Joomla! is now available also for WordPress. It does not only includes all functions of Ajax Popup Contact Form for Joomla! but also has completely redesigned backend, that makes configuring contact form even easier than before. Don’t believe us? Download it for free and check it yourself.  Continue Reading

jQuery and Bootstrap in Joomla 2.5

Joomla 3 has introduced native support of jQuery, Bootstrap, IcoMoon and LESS. In Joomla 2.5 there is still no standard for including jQuery and each developer adds it on his way. Also when you develop an extension for Joomla 2.5 and 3 then it has to load jQuery in a different way for each Joomla. To solve this problem with have made a system plugin for Joomla 2.5 which loads some libraries from Joomla 3 with native support for jQuery, Bootstrap and others User Interface features. Continue Reading

Compress all CSS and JS with Yoo Warp Framework 6.x

Yoo themes with Warp Framework 6+ have grate option to minify and combine CSS and JavaScript into a single file and use gzip compression and Data URIs to reduce image file requests. But it only works for template files and some Joomla files. In this article you will find tutorial how to make modification in Warp 6+ to compress all CSS and JS files added to Joomla Header. Continue Reading

Responsive layout for Yoo Inspire Joomla template

In this article you will find informations how to create responsive layout for Yoo Inspire Joomla! template. It can be also applied to other Yoo templates with Warp 6.2+ with small modifications in CSS and JavaScript depending on modules positions. Test this site to see how responsive layout works. All changes where tested on Yoo Inspire 1.0.4 Demo Package for Joomla 2.5 with Warp Framework 6.3.1 - 6.4.3. Continue Reading