A Web Blog by People Who Care

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.

4Web has a new website and look

We have officially expanded our services at 4Web so it was time for an update all around....website, logo and colors. We will continue to be Joomla experts but since the Web world is always evolving, we've added WordPress to our toolbox as well. It's important to never force a website platform solution (Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc.) because the platform selected should be determined by the needs of each website. That being said there are a lot of WordPress sites out there and people need help! We love to help clients with their websites so taking on WordPress as part of our official services just made sense. We've actually been hosting and caring for WordPress websites for a couple years now. A few of our Joomla clients had WordPress sites as well so we were often asked "We like your service.....can't you just take care of our WordPress sites too?" Well who could turn down that request!

Read More

Looking for a Website Partner: A Case Study

Julie Nelson and Jane Campbell of Vermont Historical SocietyThe Vermont Historical Society preserves, explores and shares the history of Vermont, and they needed a website upgrade that would efficiently bring history right into the homes of even the most remote Vermont citizens. They gave 4Web a clear mandate to create “a website that works.”

Jane Campbell, the society’s Director of Development, and Julie Nelson, Marketing and Community Relations Coordinator, were impressed by 4Web from the start. At the very beginning of their search for a website developer, Jane explains, “I looked at the 4Web profile and it was clear that they tailor their sites to what their customers need. During the project, they were willing to take the time to listen, ask and explore with us. They put a lot of time and people power up front.  We worked with a team where everyone knew their specialties. I never got the feeling that we were asking too many questions, and it still feels like a partnership.”

Read More

Have You Received a Joomla 1.5 Warning From Your Web Host?

A popular web host recently emailed their customers this warning.

The 1.5.x version has been deprecated by Joomla for over a year, with no official updates (including no security updates). Without continued maintenance from the Joomla team, your current installation has extensive security vulnerabilities. This means that your site can be easily hacked by any hacker with minimal skills.

Did you receive this warning or something similar? Can you afford to be without your website if it's hacked and down for days or weeks?

Read What You Can Do To Prevent

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.”

Read More

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