Kristoffer Sandven is a photographer, filmmaker and web consultant living in Oslo, Norway. He's the founder and author of JoomlaBlogger.
How to edit Joomla and K2 content on the iPad and other mobile devices
Editing your web site on the go was perhaps not a big issue a year ago. Today, the picture is much different. With iPhones, and particularly iPads and similar tablets, the ability to edit Joomla web sites anywhere is something more and more users are looking for.
However, the current Joomla interface and core extensions do not make this an easy task. To streamline the experience, you need to install some third-party extensions and templates.
This post is based on an email I got from a JoomlaBlogger reader called Lynne from Prescott, Arizona, U.S.
How to add a Google +1 button to your Joomla site
Google recently launched their +1 button. This button allows Google users to "+1", or recommend, a site or web page.
The recommendation from your friends will show up in your Google search results and your Google profile.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to implement a Google +1 Joomla button on your web site (and explain why you should).
I've already added the +1 button to this site, so make sure you use it ;)
How to upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 [VIDEO]
One of the hot topics after the release of Joomla 1.6 was how to upgrade from version 1.5. The only viable solution at the moment is using the jUpgrade component by Matias Aguirre.
Below, I've embedded the video made by people in the Joomla project to show how to upgrade your site to 1.6.
Joomla tutorial: How to send automatic email updates with Aweber and Joomla
This tutorial will show you how to send blog or web site updates to your email subscribers, using Aweber.com.
I will show you how to set up Aweber.com to work with Joomla. This will also work with content from K2 and other components that show an RSS feed.
Aweber.com is the online email list service that I use. The procedure I describe may also be applied to other mailing list services like MailChimp etc.
Joomla tutorial: Create SEF URLs with ChronoForms and sh404SEF
I know many of you out there struggle with this one. When using the SEF extension sh404SEF, it's quite easy to set up search engine friendly URLs. For the core joomla components and supported third-party extensions, that is.
If your extension does not have a plug-in for sh404SEF, you're basically stuck. Unless you apply some sort of work-around. In this case, I will show you how to create SEF URLs that show forms created by ChronoForms. It's easier than you would think.
Joomla tutorial: Insert videos with the JCE Media Manager
When I recently wrote a post about the Joomla 1.6 ACL use case presentation written by Amy Stephen, I had a slight problem. When using JCE I couldn't insert the video using the JCE Media Manager.
I had to get the post out, so I did a work-around and published the post. A few days ago I got an email from Bryan Z., telling me he had the same problem. So I decided to find out how to solve it. An entry into the JCE forums - and a few hours later it was solved :)
Joomla tutorial: How to use Google AdSense with Joomla
So, let's find an easier way to work with Joomla and Google Adsense.
Joomla tutorial: Configure the ScribeFire blog editor for Joomla publishing
In this tutorial I'll show you how to set up the blog editor in the ScribeFire blog editor for use with Joomla. This way, you have an even easier way of publishing articles to your Joomla! blog.
Joomla tutorial: Configure the Flock blog editor for Joomla publishing
In this tutorial I'll show you how to set up the blog editor in the Flock browser for use with Joomla. This way, you have an even easier way of publishing articles to your Joomla! blog.
Joomla tutorial: How to set up Joomla for blog editors like Flock, ScribeFire
If you're a blogger using Joomla, one of the main things you should be concerned about is reducing your time spent on each post. At least the time it takes to publish small bits of information with your own thoughts mixed in.
For this purpose, a blog editor like ScribeFire, which installs as an extension to Firefox, or the built-in blog editor of the Flock browser, may be of great help. However, to get it up and running with Joomla you need to install a few things and do some configuration changes. I'll show you exactly how.