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Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist (SEJ)

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Looking for ideas for your holiday marketing strategy? This checklist from Search Engine Journal has some great ideas.  One thing often overlooked is the first item on the list - 'Holidize' Your Website.  I admit that we don't think about it for our website, only for our social media do we think about it.  The article by Sergey Grybniak also includes email campaign ideas.  Check out the full article  Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist: 6 Essentials on Search Engine Journal and let us know which ideas resonates with you.

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NOV
27
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Joomla 3.9.1 Release

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Joomla 3.9.1 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 40 bug fixes and improvements. 

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NOV
25

JUGCN 2018 Early Year in Review

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​ Originally posted joomlachicagonorth.com where SD is the group leader. ​ The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with d...
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NOV
08
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Tracking YouTube Video Performance In Google Tag Manager

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A look at Google's time-saving YouTube trigger for Google Tag Manager.

Tag managers arrived on the technology scene years ago, making analytic tag adjustment easier for marketers. Over the years, they have saved marketers time by making it possible to integrate sources for reporting.

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OCT
17
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Talking about a Modern Joomla

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There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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OCT
15
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Joomla on the move in the USA

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The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Hoston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.  Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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OCT
15
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The First JoomlaCamp Chicago

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The first JoomlaCamp Chicago was held on September 22, at DePaul University's Loop Campus. With a wide range of questions and answers covered, participants left feeling excited to put their expanded Joomla! knowledge to use on their own sites.  Continue reading on Joomla.org
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OCT
05
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Our Office is Closed for Columbus Day

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You've heard about Columbus discovering American, but do you know how the Columbus Day holiday came to be?  It was proclaimed in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and for many is a celebration of Italian-American Heritage.  Learn a more about the history of Columbus Day and the alternative holidays proposed in the 1970s.   Our office will be closed on Monday, Oc...
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SEP
28

Facebook Security Update

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​Today, Facebook posted about a breach discovered on September 25th and was said to have affected almost 50 million accounts.   You can read the entire statement here.  They have addressed the issue and reset access keys for affected parties.  We recommend the following precautions. 1. Logout of All Devices You can do this by going to the Facebook Secur...
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SEP
05

New Google Search Console Interface

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If you are using Google's Search Engine Console (and you should be), Google announced the release of the new interface out of beta . The interface looks similar to the changes in Google Ads (formally AdWords). The new Search Console brings with it some new features, they are: Sixte en months of search traffic data, versus three months in the old product Detailed informatio...
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SEP
02

Our Office is Closed for Labor Day

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We hope that you have a great long weekend, this Labor Day holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th. 
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AUG
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Joomla 3.8.12 Release

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Joomla 3.8.12 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 3 security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

Original linkOriginal author: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (The Joomla! Project)
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AUG
17

Happy 13th Birthday to Joomla!

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Today marks the 13th birthday of Joomla!  I personally have been using it for 10 years.  Wow!  Just saying that (or writing it) just seems unreal, like I just started yesterday.  I found Joomla on accident looking for a simple to use, but flexible, system for a non-profit that I was donating my time to.  They want to create a stronger web presence ...
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AUG
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10 Reasons to choose Joomla

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You’re looking for a CMS to create your website? Numerous are available, and choosing one for many people is not easy. You need to know which one fits to your project, what are the features, what level of experience you need to have to use them, and so on. So here are 10 reasons why you should choose Joomla! Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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AUG
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It's time to move from InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to PowerApps and Flow

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For many years, I've worked with InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to build systems and processes for clients that use SharePoint, a web-based collaboration tool that is integrated into Microsoft Office, for their customer relationship management system and project management repository.  In the last couple of years, it has been transitioning to SharePoint Online ...
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AUG
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Sedona by Manzano Jewelers Grand Opening

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Tonight in downtown Arlington Heights is Flamingo Friday! An event ideal for getting together and strolling through the local shops. It's a great chance to get to know the owners and see all that they offer. In addition to getting reacquainted with businesses that have been here awhile, it's also a great time to be introduced to new ones such as Sedona by Manzano Jewelers....
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AUG
03

Golf FORE Youth

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For the past several years we've had the privilege of providing our services to Palatine-based non-profit organization, The Bridge Youth & Family Services , for their annual golf fundraiser.  This event helps The Bridge raise funds to provide services to children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay, to keep them happy, h...
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JUN
19
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Update on Joomla 4

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Following the release of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 3, the Joomla 4 Working Group has published below a status update on the anticipated release of Joomla 4.

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JUN
13
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On your marks, ready, set … Launch!

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The Joomla Project and CloudAccess.net are equally excited to announce the launch of launch.joomla.org, the brand new platform to launch a free Joomla website and test upcoming releases to support the project by helping make our CMS the best it can be.

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JUN
12
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Google AdWords Has New Features to Help Drive Sales and Measure Results by @MattGSouthern

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Google announced new AdWords features today at SMX which are all designed around two things: increasing sales and measuring results.

There’s new innovations for local advertisers, brick and mortar retailers, as well a new feature that all advertisers will be able to take advantage of.

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JUN
11

JUGCN June Meeting Calendar Battle

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​This Wednesday, June 13th we will be presenting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  The topic is CALENDAR BATTLE.  This session was inspired by the questions we receive from clients regarding the different calendar extensions for Joomla!  We looked quite a few and thought others might benefit from our work.  There are some favorites like RSEv...
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JUN
11
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Google My Business Agency Dashboard launches - Search Engine Land

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Google has announced that the Google My Business Agency Dashboard is launching today. We had heard that this feature was coming a month ago, and now it is live.  

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MAY
25

Memorial Day Holiday Closure

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​In honor of the Memorial Day Holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, May 28th.
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MAY
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Joomla 3.8.8 Release

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Joomla 3.8.8 is now available. This is a security release which addresses 9 security vulnerabilities, contains over 50 bug fixes, and includes various security related improvements.

 

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MAY
19
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Secure all the things - Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018

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Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018 I guess we all agree that it’s one of Joomla’s key priorities to offer a software that is as secure as possible, as this plays a crucial role in the user’s experience running Joomla - a hacked user, is a very unhappy user.Read the full article in the Joomla Community Magazine May 2018 Edition
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MAY
15
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New GDPR Tools Available From MailChimp: Updated Forms, Improved Subscriber Management, and More

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MailChimp's new Data Protection Officer introduces new MailChimp tools to help prepare for the GDPR.

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MAY
08
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Joomla 3.9 and Joomla 3.10

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As you most probably know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May, 2018.Joomla, listening to its users, intends to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla CMS to facilitate the compliance of your sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant.

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MAY
04
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Custom Fields - Episode 2 : how to manage your Custom Fields

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Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields.     Read the full article in Joomla Magazine May 2018 Edition
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APR
30

National Small Business Week Apr 29 - May 5, 2018

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During National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) shines a spotlight on our nation's 30 million small businesses. Through community events across the country, we honor entrepreneurs whose achievements over the past year stand out. National Small Business Week includes in-person events, an educational virtual conference o...
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APR
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How is SiteGround Getting Ready for the GDPR?

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Siteground, our preferred hosting company, held a webinar on how they are preparing for GDPR. Here's the webinar and the Q&A.

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Joomla 3.8.7 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.7 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 70 bug fixes and improvements. Click here for more information
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APR
10
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Privacy by default and GDPR, examples and best practises

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EU citizens will soon expect that their personal data will by default be processed more carefully, transparently and only for the purposes for which they provided their explicit consent. The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) introduces many improvements to personal data protection. It doesn’t matter whether the service provider is physically located in EU area or not, or if the provided services are paid or free of charge. If the service is available to people within the EU and personal data is involved, the regulation shall be applied and personal data must be protected according to the GDPR. Read the entire article in the April Issue of Joomla! Magazine 
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MAR
13

Celebrate St Patrick's Day by Painting the Town Green in Palatine

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The 8th Annual Palatine Paints the Town Green is this Saturday, March 17th in downtown Palatine.  The Parade kicks off at 11a.m.  The festivities begin at the Irish market under the tent outside of Durty Nellie's at 180 North Smith Street in downtown Palatine from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  New this year is a scavenger hunt through the town.   It's a grea...
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MAR
13

Joomla 3.8.6 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla addressing one security vulnerability in the user notes. and including over 60 bug fixes and improvements.  Click here for more information
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MAR
04
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ICYMI: 10 Web Design Trends for 2018

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 The December issue of Joomla Magazine included a look at the web design trends for this year.  Recently, I went back to the list looking for inspiration for a site we're working on.  Take a look at the list put together by Jason Nickerson , a Joomla powerhouse.  Two designs trends that brought me back were the hamburger less navigation and the mob...
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JAN
30

Joomla 3.8.4 Release

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Joomla 3.8.4 was released today.  This new version is a security release which addresses four security vulnerabilities and includes over 100 bug fixes and improvements . While these security vulnerabilities are listed as Low.  It is still a good idea to update your site. You can read the announcement here and/or visit GitHub for the full list of bug fix...
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JAN
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What's a Sprite?

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 At the first meeting of JUGCN (Joomla User Group Chicago North) , this question came up, "What's a Sprite?"   A Sprite is not a clear, cool refreshing drink.  It is a large image that combines all images into one.   Why would you want to do this?  When your looking at improving performance, this may be an option. How do you use it? To show th...
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JAN
15

Celebrating MLK Day

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JAN
10
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RSFormsPro! 2.0

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RSJoomla has a major release of one of our favorite extensions - RSFormsPro! 2.0. I'm excited to check out the new features.  If you've been following us for awhile or attended our Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN) Favorite Extensions session, you know that RSFormsPro makes the list regularly for adding forms to Joomla! websites.  

Check out their blog post on the changes.  We will be trying it out soon.  If you've tried it, let us know your thoughts.

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JAN
01

Happy New Year

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Wishing you great success in the coming year.  Happy New Year from all of us here at Danico.

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DEC
25

Happy Holidays

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Happy Holidays!  May the season bring you peace, joy and happiness.  

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DEC
13
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Joomla Extensions Directory has surpassed the 8,000 mark

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This year we are witnessing a steady growth in the number of extensions, and the JED has surpassed the 8K mark. Find extensions for your Joomla site in the Joomla Extensions Directory, the official directory for Joomla components, modules and plugins.

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DEC
12
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Joomla 3.8.3 Release

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Joomla 3.8.3 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which includes over 60 bug fixes and improvements.

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NOV
15
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SiteLock Announces Partnership with Joomla!

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Joomla!, one of the leading Content Management Systems (CMS) and SiteLock, a leader in site security are partnering "to expose our users to the fast, affordable website vulnerability detection, automatic malware removal and threat prevention service that SiteLock offers."

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OCT
31

Extensions We're Thankful For

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Wednesday, November 8th is the Extensions We're Thankful For meeting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  This is one of my favorite meetings.  It's a chance for everyone to chime in on the extensions that have made their site development easier.  There are of course some that are included year after year such as AkeebaBackup and RSForms, but it is also a chance to discover new extensions.  With nearly 8,000 (7,948 the last time I looked at extensions.joomla.org) there is bound to be an undiscovered gem of a favorite.  

Check out the 2016 Favorite Extensions, share yours and join us Wednesday, November 8th at 11 am online or in-person (we provide lunch and great conversation) to go over this year's 2017 Joomla Extensions We're Thankful For.

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OCT
16

Are your vectors aligned?

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HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah gave a Keynote Address at #INBOUND2017 and in it he recounted meeting Elon Musk (I'm a big fan!).  During that meeting he talked about growing your business by aligning your vectors.  I admit I had to read this a couple of times to fully comprehend.  Halfway through the second read, a lightbulb went off.  I get it. Sum of parts, aligned vectors, everyone rowing the same way is necessary for growth.  Mr. Shah has shared both a video and the slides of his keynote address on LinkedIn in a post called, What Elon Musk Taught Me About Growing a Business. Check it out, what do you think?   

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OCT
04
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Joomla 3.8.1 Released Today

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The latest release of Joomla is available today.  it is bug fix release 3.8.1. Click here to view the announcement and details on the bug fixes.

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OCT
03

Got 10 Minutes to Monitor Your Social Media?

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Got your editorial calendar figured out and you're publishing out quality content to your site that you're sharing to your social media channels.  So how's it working for you?  I'm guessing that you're not quite sure because you're not monitoring it. You glance at the likes, shares and clicks and may even reply to comments but are you monitoring you social media?  

This eBook on How to Monitor Your Social Media in 10 Minutes a Day is a guide to help you keep on top of your social engagement.

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OCT
02

JoomlaDay Chicago 2017, What a Day!

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It was a GREAT day at this year's JoomlaDay Chicago.  The temps were over 90 degrees, a rarity in Chicago, especially in September.  This year the event was at a new home, DePaul University O'Hare Campus.  The staff was very nice and worked with us to create the event.  A quick recap of the event can be found in the October issue of Joomla Magazine.  There presentations and photos are available on joomladaychicago.com. I'm already looking forward to the next one which will be in 2019.

Check out the JoomlaDay Chicago 2017 Recap

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JUL
07
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Joomla! 3.7.3 Release

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In case you missed it with all of the fireworks and barbecue, Joomla 3.7.3 was released. It includes security patches and bug fixes. If you need help updating your site, we're happy to help.

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