Website Tips

  • Adding Captions to Pictures in Joomla Article

    August 28, 2014

    To add a caption to the picture in a joomla article, click on the picture, then go to the picture settings icon (where you adjust size and alignment) and choose “caption” in the class.  You may need some spacing adjustments, but this class will display the title that you typed in the picture settings box.

  • Making Rounded Edges in Photoshop CS5

    I came across a great video on YouTube, which can be found at: This video show you how to create rounded edges in photoshop cs5.  Below are the steps: Open image In Layers panel right click on Background and go to “Layer from Background”, then click “OK” in Window Click Layer in main menu,

  • Asian Domain Registrar Scam

    March 30, 2014

    One of my clients recently received an email from the Asia Domain Registry Services in China stating that they received an application that a company claimed “Enyihan Investment Co” were applying to register my client’s domain as their Net Brand and some other Asian countries top-level domain names through their firm. They requested my client

  • Download video through Firefox Plugin

    March 6, 2014

    I found a need to download a video from the web and save it on my computer. Firefox has a great plugin that can do this very easily without having to pay for a 3rd party app.  Go to:

  • URL for Joomla Article pages

    September 5, 2013

    I am working on a joomla site and am new at it and each time I figure out how to do something that my customer asks for, I am going to post it to my blog.  Today, I was trying to figure out how to create a link in an  article to another article on

  • To upload pictures into Phoca Gallery in Joomla

    August 15, 2013

    Upload pictures Phoca Gallery in the Administration Panel (Components…Phoca Gallery…Images…New) Type in a title, alias, select the file to upload from your PC.  (Click on Select Filename and scroll to bottom, click on choose file, start upload wait while the thumbnails are generated, then click on the picture that has just been uploaded Add Meta

  • Joomla editing icons

    August 9, 2013

    If you are not seeing all of the editing icons when you are creating a new article or page in Joomla, go to the Administration login, then to Extensions, and Extension Manager.  Go down to Editor-TinyMCE .  Make sure that you pick “Extended” from the Basic Functionality Drop Down.  See below:

  • DNS Services Bill Solicitation

    January 4, 2013

    UPDATE 3/14/2023 The original post is 10 years old, and this solicitation is still going on and probably very successful!  They have even increased their fees.  Again- DO NOT PAY! 1/4/13 I have received calls from some of my clients regarding a DNS services bill.  This is a scam!   If you receive a bill

  • New subscribers not showing on subsribers in subscribe2 and confirmation email not sending out

    August 2, 2012

    After much research in the internet and reading through blogs and help sites, I finally found the solution as to why my Subscribe2 was not sending out a confirmation email when a new subscriber entered their email address on the form.  In addition, a confirmation email was not sent out.  It is important that you

  • Message failed! Check your settings and check with your hosting provider Could not instantiate mail function.

    May 4, 2012

    I have a client who has the Subscriber2 plugin that automatically notifies subscribers when posts are made, as well as having the ability to email out to all the subscribers.  One day it was working fine, then she all of a sudden receives the message, “Message failed! Check your settings and check with your hosting