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4Web Inc. creates highly customized websites using Joomla! and WordPress. We use open source software to meet our clients' online business goals and marketing objectives. Experience, honesty and ingenuity are the foundation of our approach for creating engaging, responsive and strategic online business solutions. We take being part of the Web community seriously so we make sure to time to share some our findings here.

Unabashed Adoration of Joomla: A Case Study

stefanie valovic“Unabashed adoration of Joomla” is what the Boston, Massachusetts nonprofit Health Resources in Action was looking for when they set out to find a Joomla web design firm. And that is what they found at 4Web Inc.

"4Web was unabashed in their adoration of Joomla,” relates Stefanie Valovic, Project Manager. “We wanted Joomla because it is scalable and is a straightforward content management system. 4Web believes in the product, and their proposal was very complete with a lot of value. When a New Hampshire agency is competing against Boston-based agencies, there’s a temptation to think Boston is better. But when we posted about Joomla! on Facebook, 4Web’s name came up.”

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Let the Joomla Extension Finder show you the way

jef-extentionsThe beauty of Joomla has always been its extensions and community support. Now, those extensions are easier to install than ever with the new Joomla Extension Finder in Joomla 3.2.

Also known as the “Install from Web” plugin, the Joomla Extension Finder (JEF) is like the Apple App Store or Google Play; it allows for fast searching and installation of Joomla extensions without having to leave the administrator area of your Joomla site.

Learn about the Extension Finder

Front-end Module Editing in Joomla 3.2

Front-end editing in Joomla just took a huge stride forward with the Joomla 3.2 release: you can now edit modules and menu items in addition to articles!

module hoverTaking a look at the screenshot to the right, you'll see the familiar article editing icon at #1; #2 is what's new. When you hover over any module the Edit module icon appears; hover over that and you will see both the title of the module as well as the template position. That template position information will certainly come in handy for site administrators who are unsure of the various position locations... "Is that module in position-7 or position-6?" Click on that Edit module icon and you will instantly be taken into the back-end of the site—directly into that module—to make your edits. Slick!

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Content Version Control for Joomla!

Content version control for Joomla is a reality with the 3.2 release, and both novice and experienced Joomla users will welcome its arrival with sighs of relief. Why? Because now novice users, or that fresh new office intern, need not worry about irretrievably "messing up" an article they're editing. And the webmaster who has created a fairly complex article with embeded extra HTML (yes, you *know* you do it!) won't need to recreate that article from scratch after that nervous novice has deleted portions of the code. 

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