Since I started compojoom in 2008 there have been a lot of users who have asked me if we have an affiliate program. The answer always has been, no we don't. Lately the same question has started to pop-up nearly every week, so I decided that it was time to finally do that. I was postponing it long enough and at the end there was nothing wrong with happy customers promoting good Joomla extensions. So here it is! Say hello to partners.compojoom.com
By now you are most probably thinking - ah, not another affiliate program. Well, there is one important detail. Unlike most other affiliate programs where you get paid once for a sale, with us you'll get a commission every time a referred customer purchases any subscription from us for life! Yes, that's correct! Each time a referred customer purchases something from us you get a commission!
If you've recently updated to Joomla 3.4 you might have noticed this message:
A change to the default robots.txt files was made in Joomla! 3.3 to allow Google to access templates and media files by default to improve SEO. This change is not applied automatically on upgrades and users are recommended to review the changes in the robots.txt.dist file and implement these change in their own robots.txt file.
I've decided that it was time to improve some parts of our site. I had a look at the Redirect component in Joomla and unfortunately people are landing way too often on 404 not found page. And often there is no redirect that I can make. The resource no longer exist on our site and the user has to see a 404 page. Sadly for the past few years he was presented with this:
As you know this is the default Joomla 404 page - it gets the message across, but it is anything else than pretty and relaxing. So, today I decided that it was time to improve this! Since neither Yves or I are good designers I decided to find a good 404 template, change it a little and add it to our template. After some searching I found this: http://themeforest.net/item/wordsearch-responsive-404-error-pack/6531230 - the template could be used with 400 or 500 errors, so I decided that it was a good fit for compojoom.com.
In my ticket I explained what the problem was: "The frontpage is loading really slow, it takes more than 10s for it to load. Sub-pages seems to behave way better at around 2s.... Any ideas what could be wrong?"
I've been asked recently by a customer how to add Google AdSense to the Hotspots Menu & on first look I thought that it should be as easy as pasting the adsense code in the module position that is available in the menu. However it turned out to me more complicated than that, so that's why I'm writing this blog post.
This is the code that we have from Google AdSense: