Kevin's Papers

Technical Papers by Kevin Morrison

Joomla Update Manager Is Dangerous!

OK so the title to this blog may be a bit harsh but I wanted to get your attention because although it is not dangerous it is potentially a problem. So now hopefully you are interested in what I have to say because after you read this I am sure you will agree there is the potential for a problem.

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Help Grow Your Online Business

With Shipwire you are free to take care of more important business. Shipwire will provide the storage space and handle all the delivery of your products from one of their many warehouses around the country and across the globe! No matter how big or small your business is, Shipwire can assist you in getting your products to your customers no matter where they are.

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How to Embed Google Docs into Your Joomla Website

Google docs being probably the most popular service for managing online documents, I am going to show you how with no flash or PDF browser plug-ins you can embed Google Docs, spreadsheets, documents, forms and presentations into your Joomla website and this works for Joomla 2.5 up to 3.0 and beyond.

Step 1: Setting up your documents

Before you start you have to make sure that your documents are labeled as public and not private otherwise this will not work. Open the document that you want to share and click the Share link that the top of the browser to make it public readable.

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Configure Joomla to Send Email using Google Apps

By default Joomla is setup to send mail from the server using the PHP Mail() function. Some servers do not allow this or restrict it to the point that it is not functional in which case this could be an alternative to freely giving out your email address to thugs. While some (myself included) use Gmail and Google Docs for business it just makes sense. This also is a great way to ensure your messages get to where they are going. 

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Generating Secure Passwords

Making a secure password with conventional means has always been problematic and for those that do not take online security seriously or think that they are not subject to being hacked tend to ignore these methods and opt for an easy to remember password that is inherently insecure. Studies have shown that even with the most secure formats that we use today they have found that these passwords can be relatively easy to crack.

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