Zoom on 'corePHP'Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:18 Written by Peter Ader
Today we are showcasing the launch of the new corePHP site , some of our good friends from across the pond (in this case the atlantic). We are quite excited to show you their new site, and some of their better known extensions. They have never hesitated to help us out, so we are trying to return the favor. Over the past year we have come to know each other quite well despite the distance and despite never having met in person. This we hope will change at one of the next Joomla! conventions that we will attend. But now I would like to give you a small introduction to their new site and offerings.
I want to cover their services and what will probably interest you the most, some of their most popular Joomla! extensions. But I will also try to keep it as short and to the point as possible, so you can go check out their stuff for yourselves.
If we are beyond our capacity and you would like to hire some Pros to get the job done, these guys will cover the following services for you at a very fair hourly rate:
- Joomla! Website Design and Maintenance
- Joomla! Custom Development
- Joomla! Template Conversions
- Creating Joomla! Templates from PSDs
- And to match your new Corporate Identity they will also do the print design for you
Wordpress Blog for Joomla!Without a doubt their most popular extension is their Wordpress integration for Joomla! You wonder why would anyone integrate Wordpress with Joomla!? Quite simple Wordpress is the most popular blogging platform and Joomla! is a CMS that goes beyond the functionality of a blogging platform. You can have a familiar interface for your authors and still manage a complex virtuemart store. See their demosite for a great look at the functions.
Breaking news: Joomla! doesn't have the best access control features out there. You can't really manage different groups with the same rights, nor specifically restrict different sections of your site to some users or groups and allow access to others. Community ACL allows you to do just that. I recommend you check out their demo to get a grasp of all the options it will bring to your site.
If you have been looking for a calendar extension for your Joomla! site and have not quite come across what you were expecting. Search no more. This one really packs a bunch of features, but what got me hooked was the ease of use. It is actually fun to add your events and imporatant dates. It is search engine friendly, it looks good, add google maps locations to your events and it integrates with Community ACL. Give it a shot on their demo site.
Hopefully I was able to rouse your interest so that you give their new site a visit. Steven, Jonathan, Mike and their team have worked hard at it and are surely proud to show it off after such a long time in the making.