We have worked with Joomla since the good old days of Joomla 1.0. We really got going with this wonderful CMS once Joomla 1.5 was released and since then it has been the most popular CMS along with WordPress used by our clients.
Lately in Santa Barbara we have seen a trend of client’s wanting to migrate to WordPress instead of Joomla. One of the reasons why, is that many people consider Joomla to have a steeper learning curve. However Joomla is a very robust content management system and we are experts at working with it. If your website is built in Joomla, and you hear a lot of people recommending you to switch to WordPress, really consider your options and reasons in order to make sure which option is best for your website. Many cases we have had client’s go from Joomla to WordPress and then back to Joomla again. You wouldn’t want this to be you!
Sometimes running a Joomla website can be hard, especially when mandatory updates come and you are faced with the risk of losing custom work you have done to your Joomla site. Let us at Lakrits focus on the technical and tricky Joomla stuff, while you focus on what you do best, your business.
One of our favorite tasks when it comes to working with Joomla is creating Joomla templates. Whether its modifying an existing template or creating one from scratch, we love the challenge. We believe today it is more important than ever to look good online and have your branding reflect you online as well as offline. Templates are an easy way to start but you don’t want to become a generic looking site.
Sometimes updating your Joomla website can be as simple as a click of a button, while other times it’s much more complex since you need to make sure you don’t overwrite custom Joomla content that your website has. It is very unfortunate when client’s come to us only because their site crash immediately after them updating it. Don’t make this hasty mistake, come to us first so we can analyze your website before taking this risk yourself.
Often there are components and modules made for Joomla that we can work from and modify, instead of making them from scratch. This saves our client’s a lot of time and money. We are all about providing value to our clients and if we feel there is a ready available plugin, we will mention it.
Every now and then websites need to be moved. This may involve updating your database as well as configuring the files of your Joomla site. Moving websites is one of the more common tasks we help our client’s with, so we are experts when it comes to executing this. Let us take care of these technical boring stuff while you focus on growing your business.
We’re serious about working only with clients we can clearly help reach better results online, whether its by fixing your Joomla template or building a new site from scratch. Contact us today to see if we can be of help for your project!