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From the list below choose one of our FAQs topics, then select an FAQ to read. If you have a question which is not in this section, please contact us.

Anytime you put your e-mail address on a web site, you make it available for anyone to visually read it with the naked eye. Of course, that's why you would put it on a web page in the first place!

The real danger of having one's e-mail address on a web site is the software that spammers use for making their lists of addresses to send spam to.  Basically, their software visits web pages and scans and records any e-mail addresses it finds.

However, if you are using an updated version of Joomla 1.5 you can put your e-mail address in an article and not worry about your address being "farmed" in the manner described above.  This is due to a trick that Joomla does to hide e-mail addresses in the code that spammer-scanners look at.

For instance when I type my e-mail address "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.", Joomla "encodes" my address to look something like the following highlighted code:


var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to';
var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '=';
var addy92644 = 'tim' + '@';
addy92644 = addy92644 + 'cybersalt' + '.' + 'org';
document.write( '<a ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy92644 + '\'>' );
document.write( addy92644 );
document.write( '<\/a>' );
//-->\n </script> <script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
document.write( '<span style=\'display: none;\'>' );
//-->
</script>This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
You need JavaScript enabled to view it
<script language='JavaScript' type='text/javascript'>
<!--
document.write( '</' );
document.write( 'span>' );



The above cuts the spammer's scan short and let's real people see your address. A real person might send you stuff you don't want, but a spammer can't be bothered to read every web page visually.

There is one caveat to mention in all of this. If you put your e-mail address in some other parts of Joomla (let's say a module or some component like the FAQ component I am useing to anwer this question) your address can appear on a scan. So it's still good to use Joomla's contact form for letting new people get in touch with you. They won't see what your address is until you reply to them from your e-mail program.

There are a number of situations where one wants to see where the module postions are on their Joomla! site.  Here's a quick tip on how to do that.

In your browser's address bar, enter the URL of your site and then add "index.php'tp=2"  (no quotations marks).  What you have typed should look somethign like this:

www.yourdomain.com/index.php'tp=2

Here's a video tutorial that will show you how to log in to the Joomla administration area of your web site. It also features a brief look at navigating the admin area too.

We really like the Joomla templates that Rockettheme.com makes, so much so that we buy a yearly membership to their template club and use them in 99% of my projects.

If Cybersalt is working on developing a web site for you then you've probably been sent here to pick out a template to be used as a base template for your site.  Excellent!  Just keep one thing in mind: Rockettheme really loads up its demos with content to demonstrate the great number of module positions in their templates.  So if all the templates look way more busy or cluttered than you have in mind for your site don't worry.  Just concentrate on the colors and styling you are looking for.  From there we'll make it look as busy (or not) as you want it to.

Also, Rockettheme.com is developing some pretty awesome new features for their templates so the newer the template you go with the better!  Of course we'll do what we can with anything you pick out.

No worries!  Here are some basic instructions to help you in your quest.

  • Next, locate the drop down bar which is located in the middle top of the page.

Help Using The Rockettheme.com Site

 

  • Click on the drop down bar and you'll see a list (by release month) of the available templates to preview.  By selecting any given month, that month's template will be displayed for preview.

Help Using the Rockettheme.com Joomla Template Site

 

  • Remember that each Rockettheme Joomla template has a number of preset styles to check out.  Look under the Features menu for a link that will take you to where you can see the styles available.  Once the different styles are displayed you can click on each one for a better look at each.
Help using the Rockettheme.com Joomla Template Site

 

Yes!

We use templates from RocketTheme for the Joomla sites we build for our clients (we have a membership that lets us do so).  Use the following link to go to their site and check them out and see which template you like the most for your site. Then, let us know which one it is and we'll customize it for you.

One note - the good folks at RocketTheme have their demo templates jam packed with something in every module position.  So don't worry if you think they all look really busy or cluttered.  Yours doesn't have to be that full.  Just look for the colors and basic graphics that you like the best.

Keep in mind too, that each template has a number of different color schemes with it.  You can view them under the "Features > Style Variations" link in each template.

To view the different templates, just use the "month/template name" drop-down at the top of the page at http://demo.rockettheme.com

 

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