Joomla! extensions from RSJoomla! - Blog

11 Aug 2009
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Whenever you install Joomla! on a server, you must take some measures in order to secure the installation.RSFirewall! - Joomla! security extension

Users often tend to leave the installation as it is, thus making the server vulnerable to hackers. That's why, when you install Joomla! on your server you need to change several configuration settings to avoid some major mistakes that will affect the overall site security.

Let's see the most common mistakes and why they are critical for your system:

Mistake #1. NOT TO download or upgrade to the latest Joomla! Version

New versions of Joomla! are released often with various security fixes and the developers are strongly recommending to upgrade to the latest version of Joomla!

It is important to download Joomla! packages from trusted sources or directly from joomla.org, otherwise you may compromise your system (you may download a modified package that could harm your website ). Periodical backups of the whole site are essential, providing a safety net in case something goes wrong caused by the update or some other unforeseen event. Already there are some specialized components that can create backups (files+database) very easily.

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03 Aug 2009
0

Today, we have released a new revision of RSFirewall!, the security scanner for Joomla!RSFirewall! - Joomla! security extension

RSFirewall! is updated constantly with the latest known vulnerabilities and updates for Joomla! therefore the new revision comes with some optimization regarding the memory usage, backend control and hash files:alt

  • RSFirewall! has now hash files for Joomla! 1.5.14
  • during checking files and folder permissions , RSFirewall! now uses less memory
  • also, we have optimized the malware patterns check to use less memory
  • you can not lock yourself out anymore if you forget to select an user when you activate "Backend Access Control" ("Backend Access Controll" allows you to control which backend user can login and what components he can use).
  • No more stripping HTML from passwords
If you haven't tried yet the latest security tool for Joomla! , you can discover RSFirewall! on RSJoomla! demo server , download the free demo extension or watch our video tutorials for the latest tips regarding security.

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02 Jul 2009
0

A lot of RSForm! customers tend to move their forms to RSForm!Pro to extend the form functionalities.RSForm!Pro - Joomla! form extension

Thanks to the newest RSForm!Pro plugin, you can import forms in 3 simple steps. Notice that you need to have installed both Joomla! form managers, RSForm! and RSForm!Pro (at least 1.2.0 Rev. 24 )


First step: download the Joomla! Migration Plugin (access your www.rsjoomla.com account >> Downloads rea).

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02 Jul 2009
2

Recently, www.waterandstone.com has published the article "Top 50 Joomla! extensions" , an excerpt of an upcoming book "Joomla! Bible" , written by Ric Shreves.

Joomla! Bible"The Joomla! Bible help users learn about the online Joomla! resources, including most importantly, the online Extensions site, where users can find and download extensions that add additional functionality to their Joomla! site. With more than 5,000 extensions listed in the directory, the Extensions site contains literally too many choices for most users. In the text we will identify the most useful extensions for common functions like site maintenance and enhancement of the core functionality (e.g., Galleries, Newsletters, etc.). "

We're honoured that our Joomla! form builder, RSForm!Pro is part of the Top 50 extensions , a list that wants to be a starting point for addressing common needs.

Also, we would like to thank all users that had supported our components RSForm!Pro, RSForm!, RSTickets! and RSFinder! on "The ultimate top 10 Joomla! extensions" on Joomlashack's website.

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26 Jun 2009
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RSForm!Pro has a new plugin for Joomla! that it's easy to implement and will help you track forms in your Google Analytics (GA) reports.

In order to view how many visitors accessed a form in Google Analytics and how many of them has actually completed the data and submitted the form, you have to place some additional tracking code to your website pages and configure goals. Usually goals are used on key pages to analyze the actions of a visitor in a set of related pages, such as shopping cart or order form.In our case the goal would be the steps that makes a visitor to reach the "Thank you" page of the form.

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