Security Images Component

Security of a website becomes an absolute thing exists and should be considered early when developing a website. Moreover, a website that provides online transaction such as internet banking and other online transactions (ie: Paypal).

Joomla! Open Source is one of the largest currently available is always updating the system, especially the issue of security. It aims to provide the convenience of the web developers that use Joomla! as a tool that can be used to build a dynamic website quickly.
In addition to developing their own security system, Joomla! Also supported by third parties to develop a variety of extensions to the performance of Joomla! more reliable, interactive, user friendly, and safe. This section will discuss various ways to secure a website related to: access to visitors and users of the website, the provided security form using captcha, security, website antispam, antifloud, and others.

In this case SecurityImages components joomla using 5.1.2. To activate it, the following steps:

1. The first time, select menu Extensions> Install / Uninstall.

2. Click the Browse button to specify files to be installed.
3. Find a file (Download here)

4. Click Upload & Install button to install these extensions

5. Wait a few minutes until the installation is complete. After a successful installation will display a message that has been successful.

6. A new component will appear in the Component menu. To check the security functions of images in the system Joomla!, Select menu Component> Security Images>Check Your System.

7. Wait a few minutes, checking security functions images is underway. If you have completed will display information about security images.

8. Noteworthy is the patch used Joomla, and the images are still in a state security disabled. appropriate means must download the patch in Joomla version address to get a patch in accordance with the version of Joomla used.

9. To download a patch that according to the version of Joomla, select menu Component>Security Images>Patches Get Joomla.

10. Select one patch in accordance with the version of Joomla are used, then press the menu line.

11. If there's a requirement for the download, select I Agree and click the button Click here to Proceeds.

12. Save in a directory.

13. After successfully saved, extract file.

14. If successful extract, will appear a few folders and files.
15. Select a folder, eg the administrator. In the folder there is a folder administrator component.
16. Inside the folder there are two components namely com_contact and com_user folder. Select both the folder and select Edit menu>Copy or press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to duplicate (copy) folders.
17. Now go into the folder administrator / components belong to you then click the right mouse button, select Paste or press Ctrl + V.

18. The next step, go back to the folder you extract the patch files Joomla!. Open the folder component (remember, not in the administrator folder), inside the folder there are two components namely com_contact and com_user folder. Select both the folder and select Edit menu>Copy or press Ctrl + C on your keyboard to duplicate (copy) folders.

19. Log into your own component folder and press Ctrl + V on your keyboard or click the right mouse button and select Paste.

20. Duplication and try the purge function (replace) en-GB folder in a folder of files results extract language patch Joomla! You belong to the language folder.

21. Duplication and try the purge function (replace) the folder in a folder mod_login module extracts from the patch file is Joomla! You belong to the module folder.

22. To activate the security images on the Control Panel, select the menu Site> Global Configuration.
23. Select the System tab.

24. In the User Settings, select Yes to Use Security Images against spammers.

25. Click the Save button.

26.The global configuration details have been updated

27. To set the type of security display images menu select Component> Security Images> Edit General Settings.

28. Choose one type of Core provided.

29. Joomla Patches tab, select Yes to display the images on the entire security of existing forms.

30. In the Logging tab, enter your admin email address as the report records (logs) activities that are suspected spam.

31. Check the results, the following figure represents the difference before and after using security images on the Login page.

32. Registration forms also available on antispam (security images).

33. Likewise Forgot your password on the form

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Joomla

Since its introduction in 2005, Joomla has become the first choice of PHP based web site developers. More and more developers are turning to open source CMS products, and Joomla is their first pick due to several reasons. Some of them are listed below

1.Joomla is free and its source code is available
Joomla’s most striking feature is that it is completely free for personal and commercial use, it doesn’t have any hidden costs, and it is open source. Many people do not like to use free software unless it is also open source. The reluctance could be due to a hidden fear of malicious coding, viruses or adware. All these factors do not affect Joomla since it’s source code is freely available on its own web site. Anyone with enough knowledge of PHP and MySQL can download the source code and look for themselves. You can even modify the source code to suit your needs if you are ambitious.

2.The Menus are created in real time
In most other CMS packages, menus are hard coded when you develop the web site. It is fine for the first time, but it becomes very difficult to make changes to those menus afterwards. It becomes a nightmare to update hundreds of web pages just to make a slight change in menu system. With Joomla, the scene is different. Its menus are created in real time. This means, you can add the menu items using any standard text editor like notepad or myedit, and paste the changes once into the Joomla editor. Joomla takes care of reflecting those changes in all affected web pages. Same thing is applicable for images and other objects.

3.Templates, Templates and more Templates
No CMS software is complete without support for additional modules. All commercial and most of the free CMS products offer support for external modules. Nothing comes even closer to Joomla in this case. With a dedicated team of several thousand developers worldwide, there are practically thousands and thousands of templates, plug-ins and extensions ready for downloading. Most of them are free of cost. Even those which are commercial cost much less than other commercial packages.

Availability of free extensions is probably second biggest reason for the popularity of Joomla. (The first reason is obvious – it’s free)

4.Control Panel – The best one around
However powerful a CMS product might be, there are times when you need to add, remove or modify its contents. Joomla excels in this area too, since its interface is user friendly, help is always available, and the user forum (With hundreds of users willing to offer you their advice) is great!

5.Joomla has one of the largest user base
Don’t underestimate this. This means there are plenty of user forums, free advice, feedbacks, free code, bug fixes, templates, suggestions available to you at any time. It is almost one of the liveliest communities on the web with something new to offer every time you visit their sites.

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7 Steps For Building Successful Joomla Web Site

To build a CMS based websites like Joomla, there are seven steps should we pay attention. These steps are :

Defining your business goals.
The first step in this process is to clearly understand what the goals are for investing your time and money into this project. What quantifiable results do you want to achieve with this initiative and who else will be involved in the process of achieving these goals. Very much like starting any new business you want a clear understanding of your SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats).

Defining your Project Plan
Once you have a clear idea where you are going you need to develop a strategic plan for getting there. Project plans need to consider where you want to go both short term and long term with this project. It needs to have a focused and phased approach that takes into consideration your available time and resources over time to sustain this project. It needs a timeline and content acquisition checklists that will help you stay on target and on focus with your priorities. Step
Defining the Look and Feel
The first actual development tasks with your Joomla Project are to define your Joomla Website design and choose your template or process of implementing one. There are three key parts of a template you need to consider. 1. Graphical design elements: Colors and style 2. Layout options: Wireframes or in Joomla terms Module Positions 3. Features and Functionality: Standards compliance, special modules and capabilities. It
is important to realize that the Joomla template is a foundation for which you will build your site and you need to consider this decision carefully. However, you can easily change templates in the future with often little effort.
Defining Content and Navigation
Now that you know how you want your Joomla web site to unfold, both from a design  perspective and from a roadmap ahead you can start mapping out the intended content and collecting any graphics or generating article copy. Typically you will want to bring every page of content into an offline document that can be edited prior to inserting into your new site. Sometimes if this is a site redesign you can cut and paste from an existing site. If you plan to get the most out of search engine optimization you will want to get targeted keywords generated and pass these on to your authors for consideration in developing the copy.Now is a good time to think about the Sections and categories for which you will organize your content and how you want your users to navigate with the best possible user experience. It is a good idea to use a mind mapping tool to define your site navigation.

Features and Functionality
With a clear understanding of the content you want to present and manage you will have a better idea of the types of Joomla Extensions that you will need to implement this. With over 4000 extensions and the list is growing every day, you may need to make lists of the options, compare the features and review the demos and reviews before installing them on your site. Once you have narrow this down you can then test them on your new site once you get it installed. Sometimes you may find that there are not existing components that provide the features or functionality that you need. This will require creating a development spec that clearly itemizes the features you want to add to an existing extension or for building a custom extension for your site. It is a good idea to get this sorted out early in your development process

Installation and Configuration
Once we have all of our objectives, a defined roadmap, site plan and specific template in hand we can begin the installation and configuration process. Some ISPs have automated tools for installing Joomla but I prefer to get the latest release directly from the site and to install it manually. Once Joomla is installed we go through a process of configuring this specific for your needs. Installing extensions, installing the template and setting up the parameters, once you get the baseline of your site configured with all of the components, modules and plug-ins and perhaps a couple place holder content articles and menu items it is a good idea to make a back up copy of this and there are inexpensive extensions that can automatically do this for you.

Populate your Joomla web site with content
Having a good baseline for your framework in place and backed up prior to beginning to populate content and fine tuning the configurations helps you move quickly and safely through the content population stage in your project. This is the point where we provide training or you would go through tutorials on content management techniques. Once you get this underway most of the outcome is in your hands. With a good support team that is well rounded in both strategy, branding and marketing expertise as well as the technical support and programming expertise you can increase your effectiveness through a collaborative Joomla Website development approach. We highly recommend that you work with a qualified team to guide you through this process. In the end it will give you a much more professional web site, better train your team and give you the technical support to get the very best value out of your investment.***

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