I finally finished my online bead museum/shop. I am so pumped.  It took for-ev-ah! I kept changing my mind and rearranging content and rewriting articles. Being your own client can be the worse (or the best)

I like it.  I'm sure there will be some critics, but we'll see.  Time will tell if this site will be successful (profitable). 

I have been trying for a few weeks to find a Joomla! shopping cart that is easy to use, has good documentation, is affordable, and with fantastic ratings.

No luck.  So I think I will just use PayPal buttons and cart for now. I don't have so much inventory that I can't keep up with it. A lot of my items are one of a kind.  

Well, that was some wasted time.  I will look again if business grows and I move to Joomla! 4

I surfaced from retirement 'briefly', to create a website for my high school alumni association. I say 'briefly' because what should have been a 4 week effort grew into 7 months!  I will discuss the process and pit-falls in this article as well as describe the resources that I found helpful and of course inexpensive.

One thing still holds true. It takes much longer than you initially estimate.   It went live last week and can be seen at Was built with Joomla (free), Sp pagebuilder (paid), and Rsforms pro (paid).  Free extensions were, Akeeba backup (of course), and JCE editor. Just can't do without those.


Whelp! after a few years of delaying the move from my old ISP, I finally bit the bullet and moved this site to CloudAccess hosting!. So far I am delighted.  

I had an old site that I hadn't been keeping updated. It was written previously in Expression Web, and had a few features that I liked and was easy to edit.  But alas, it was not responsive, and the CSS and HTML versions were outdated.  

It's easy to get started creating your website. Knowing some of the basics will help.

What is a Content Management System?

A content management system is software that allows you to create and manage webpages easily by separating the creation of your content from the mechanics required to present it on the web.

In this site, the content is stored in a database. The look and feel are created by a template. Joomla! brings together the template and your content to create web pages.