Whenever people talk about Joomla e-commerce today, they mean the Virtuemart, a leading e-commerce extension in Joomla. With more than 8000 free and paid plugins, Joomla is already one of the leading open source content management system (CMS) out there, whose popularity is further increased by Virtuemart. If you are a startup entrepreneur, creating e-commerce site using VirtueMart is recommended because of the vast community of the developers who’ll address the issue you may face with. Inspired by the easy way of creating the online shop in Joomla,  mean VirtueMart, i am going to explain you, step by step on how to update the products in Joomla e-commerce. 

Build responsivw web design | responsive website design

 

Designing best web pages is an art albeit less appreciated but highly demanded. I used a term best in a sense that the designed webpage meets the demand of the user and picks up a popularity.As the world, day by day is shifting into digitalization, it's a high time, the designers took an approach to design responsive web design so that no matter which devices user want to browse the web from, they should feel way more comfortable to do so.

website design tools | Free tools for web designers

Website Design Tools | Free Web Design Tools For WebDesigners


Web designing has come a long way since its inception in 1991 when HTML was first created. Evolving from the plain interface, within a couple of decades, web pages haven’t just changed their appearances but also their utility is not limited just to the conventional websites. And the best part is you don’t have to perform everything in the terminal by coding as there are literally thousands of tools and resources which will help you not just to make the webpage look classy offering amazing GUI  but also to speed up the web-design process. 
 
If you own a business and want to create your webpage to increase your customer base, you’ll be lost in the sea of tools, confused and dazed while choosing the appropriate tools to make it look more interactive. Don’t worry, I  have tried here to discuss the most important tools which are absolutely necessary while creating a webpage,  plus they all are free. 
 

1.Bootstrap

While creating any website, you need to have a platform to create an interface and guess what, Bootstrap is the best front end framework you’ll find. In simple words, bootstrap is an open-source JavaScript framework developed by the team at Twitter, which they later changed into open source framework. It is a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code designed to help build user interface components.

How does a website help to increase sales and leads

How does a website help to increase sales and leads

How many times a month, do you think that your potential customer "lead" turn his head away from your closed shop? I guess, you should check out the CCTV the next day, only if you have planted it. What I meant to say is simple; the time has come to rise up from the existing brick and mortar business to the virtual world where 21st-century denizens dwell. Your potential customer would have easier time surfing your website and gaining the pieces of information irrespective of your physical store schedule.
 
Businesspersons often complain about the lack of sales and leads, the nearest factor to blame is the store's location, the ineptness of the salespersons and blah blah blah. Well, I recently read the evolution of B2B marketing in China and Alibaba in the forefront of it. Before 15 years very few percent of Chinese used to go out for shopping which drastically changed when B2B and B2C e-commerce and websites started sprouting like mushrooms. 

How e-commerce store help to grow your business

How e-commerce store help to grow your business



I hate to admit it but the internet nowadays has become more than just a hub for information; I order my favorite dish in town by just a click on the picture displayed in the online store and shop my winter sweater by just a minute roundabout around the sites. Also, I recently read a book about Alibaba, the multi-billion Chinese company based on e-commerce founded by Jack Ma which made me realized how swiftly people have grown accustomed to the new way of lifestyle, largely shaped by the e-commerce, all thanks to the internet.

Best WordPress Plugins

Best WordPress Plugins For 2018

I was amazed and trust me, you’ll be too when you get to know that there are more or less 53 thousand plugins in WordPress so far. Being an open source platform, I think it's quite normal for it to have a high number of plugins but 44000, that's like an Amazon rainforest except for rain, obviously. But based on the authenticity and their utility, we can narrow down the flabbergasted amount of plugins to few of tens depending upon their features.
 

What are plugins?

 
Wordpress is a platform to create your website, blog or an online store. By default, WordPress does its own way with all of these websites but there are independent apps that you can use to modify your website just like apps in the app store or play store which helps to make your phone more sophisticated. If you have a website in WordPress and one day you realize that you should upgrade it to an online store, then these plugins come handy. This is just an example of thousands. Here I present you, based on the tech-savvy guys around the world and the popularity among entrepreneurs,  the best WordPress plugins for 2018 categorically:
 
  • Plugins for Search engine Optimization
  • Plugins for e-commerce
  • Plugins for security of your website
  • Plugins for analytics
  • Plugins for contact and forms builder
  • Plugins for social sites sharing

Wordpress Features and platform
Before choosing any platform to create an e-commerce store, one should be careful about few things like the search engine optimization i.e. SEO, marketing tools, conversion tools available, price to pay, security, company outlook, secure checkout options and so forth. These factors play a major role depending on the size and aspirations of your online shop. There are so many platforms which provide some of the above-mentioned criteria but like I mentioned earlier, WordPress is the best one since any layman can go online and create a professional website without worrying about hosting or server setup.  The following features explain why choosing the WordPress will be the best option for e-commerce for you.

Your website, your control

The choice of creating a website in WordPress varies from free to premium which presents a wide range of option for the potential online store. You can create your own website and customize it as per your desire or let the experienced developer to the work. This feature keeps you aware of your website and leaves you be in charge of your own store.

WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool and free web publishing application. It is based on PHP and MySQL. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (CMS) in existence today. WordPress allows users to build dynamic websites and blogs that may be updated, customized and managed from its backend CMS and integrated application and components. 

WordPress has a web template system using a template processor. Template file list includes index.php, comments.php, front-page.php, home.php, single.php, page.php, auto.php and many others.


Git is a version control system designed to handle various projects with speed and efficiency. It is the most popular decentralized version control system.

Version Control System

A Version Control System (VCS) is a tool that records all changes to a project's source code. It records all the actions performed by any user along with the specific time. It maintains several version of the source code in parallel and allows those codes to be retrieved at any moment.


Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser.  HTML5 is the fifth and current version of the HTML standard. It is the latest evolution of the standard that defines HTML with new elements, attributes and behaviors and a larger set of technologies that allows more diverse and powerful websites and applications. It is a markup language for structuring and presenting content for the World Wide Web and a core technology of the Internet. It extends, improves and rationalizes the markup available for documents, and introduces markup and application programming interfaces (APIs) for complex web applications.


Hook, in general, is a tool with a curved portion which can be used to hold another object. It conveys the act of hooking any material in it. One end of the hook is pointed, so that this end can pierce another object, which is then held by the curved part.

In WordPress, hook refers the location which allows users to attach or run their own code without modifying the original files. It allows the user to change the functionality of a program beyond the modification of the core WordPress code. These codes are implemented through the various themes and plugins to hook the additional features. Modifying the core system is not a good option to change the default output. Instead, hooking own code up into the original code is a better way to add the functionality in a system.


If you’re considering to set up an online storefront using which you would like to sell your products or services, then the e-commerce platform you choose to power it is an important consideration. An e-commerce platform should not only offer all the shopping cart features but also give you the inventory management tools, the online transaction processing and other useful resources that can take your store to the next level.

One such e-commerce platform is Magento. Magento, an open source e-commerce platform, provides a flexible shopping cart system and other functionalities that can control the appearance, the content of an online shopping.


Needless to say, promotions are integral part of sales. You see it everyday, everywhere - but how does it apply to your eCommerce store? Because of the different business dynamics of online store, we are placed at bit of an advantage to throw out promotions, isn’t it? To help you decide and execute the right promotions for your website, we have put together these 20 promotions ideas. We recommend throwing promotions regularly, in fact as often as possible. Mixing the promotion with special dates are even better - for example exclusive gifts on Valentine's Day! So, put tight - here we go:


July is over and August is on us.  Art is on the air, as always, in Australia. Although there are many noteworthy activities, including art, painting, framing competition organized across the country, few names always keep us inspiring. Ken Duncan and Sarrita King are 2 amongst them, featured in this article.

 

Cultivating the passion of art that is so engraved in our society and so is the demand for high-quality art, photographs, sculptures, frames and interior designs. The Framing Show is almost here, so lets start with it.

 


Microdata are the syntax for embedding machine readable metadata in simple HTML. With this extra attribute added search engine is able to understand as close to human. To be exact, it adds great contribution for browser to understand what the piece of content is all about in a relevant way.


Let us take an example

Sudip Shrestha- 24, Male, Single, Engineer, Digital Marketer, Nepal.


Well, humans can contextually understand what the content is all about. But, for the computer program like a web browser or search engine bot, it is not as simple. To make computer programs understand what the content of the content is, the way as human do automatically do, we add microdata.



Running a retail shop is quite a challenge. Not only do you have to manage the inventory and employees properly, in today's world, you will also have to meet all the expectations of your customers and prospects.

Having worked with many different retail shop owners build them the right eCommerce solution, we have discovered some of the factors that affect the success of a retail store. Here are our list of 10 must-do things for the success of any retail shop.


   

The fact that the world has transformed from desktop computing to mobile computing means one thing: current and future applications will be mobile-based. The proliferation of mobile devices in recent times, driven mainly by growing consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets has made organizations find ways of leveraging their businesses using mobile applications.

Amidst these developments, a raging debate has been ignited on whether companies should use native, or web-based or hybrid applications. Whether these organizations would like to use the mobile applications to market their products, or push the mobile apps as their products for sale, one fact remains elusive: it’s difficult to choose whether to adopt native, the web or hybrid applications.


Online sales in Australia increased by 17% in 2014, with over 74% of Internet users making at least one online purchase! Similar is the trend across the globe. Walmart, traditionally a brick-and-mortar only business is now scrambling in sales as Amazon is making unprecedented sales. Not too surprised then when it 'hastily' bought 51% stake of the Chinese ecommerce platform Yihaodian. With the transatlantic super highway (NBN) to be "fully" rolled out across Australia, this trend is going to increase in unprecedented pace from now onwards.


Let’s face it—the raging debate on which mobile development strategies to use has confused businesses. While the two mobile development strategies—native or web-based—have their fair share of merits as well their demerits, it’s important to look at the big picture when deciding on which approach to use for your business bottom line.

The demerits of each of the two mobile development strategies—native and web-based— have led organizations to try out new approaches that are more robust and flexible about the development of mobile applications. It’s no longer the case that your organization will have a single Android app.

Whether your business is small,  or medium or large, you still to have a mobile application that supports various mobile devices such as the iPad, the Amazon Kindles, the Android devices, BlackBerry devices and Windows Phone devices. Truth be told, developing mobile applications for all these devices is a major challenge for businesses, regarding costs and time.

So, how does the cross-platform mobile development fit it in to address these challenges? Keep reading.


Content duplication is not only the weak side of joomla CMS but also of almost every CMS that are in the industry. Although, CMS automatically doesn’t create the copy unless we miss configure the options, the content duplication problem is far common.