OpenCart’s SEO URLs (How They Work)

Opencart is one of many ecommerce platforms make good use of SEO URL’s. In today’s ecommerce world, it has become widely accepted to introduce all of your URL’s in static form rather than dynamic form for SEO reasons as well as esthetic reasons. Some call dynamic URL’s “messy url’s and static url’s “clean.” It’s no secret why this is the case when you look at the two side by side:

Dynamic URL: (messy)

http://www.yourdomain.com/index.php?category=bakedgoods&subcategory=gingercookies Learn More

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How to Stop Spammers on Your Contact Form in Joomla 2.5

This article is about how to stop spam in your Joomla 2.5 site, this problem is common when we have a contact form, using the plugin “EasyCalcCheck PLUS” we will have a tool to stop spammers.

The plugin protects Joomla! core forms and 3rd party extensions through internal checks and the integration of anti-spam services (reCaptcha, Akismet, Honeypot Project, StopForumSpam, Mollom, Bot-Trap, Botscout).

  1. Download the plugin from joomla.org, here. Learn More
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How to Add a Google Direction Map to a Web Site

Just about everyone in today’s internet has either a Google, Bing or MapQuest map on their web page, and although this is a fine idea there have been several times when I want to know how to get there from where I live, work, or eat.  You are left with a couple of choices, you could try and copy and paste to Google map and then add a destination or you could zoom out and try and figure it out yourself. Why not add the ability for a user to enter in their address and then let them see driving directions from your site. Furthermore; if you wanted to capture the address that they are using you might find a pattern which might help target your advertising dollar. This article will walk you through the steps to add this to your site. Trust me it is not very difficult. Learn More

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