Social Network - live 6 mths - 5000 members - Nbr 1 in UK -thanks to Joomla

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Post by Namsul » Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:48 am

Nice clean simple template excluding the pixelated main logo
iki in the logo seems fine but W---vorce appear to need some attention as they appear pixelated
favicon looks ALOT like the java logo. not sure if thats copyrighted.
Easy navigation with alot of content
Well done and good luck
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Post by murra85 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:31 pm

Great site! Really like the positions and theme!

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Post by ianrispin » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:20 pm

Namsul,

Thanks for pointing out the logo pixelation, it was one of the first things i did and have never got round to doing it properly. Anyway, just downloaded a trial vsn logo maker and knocked out a better logo. Not claiming it to be amazing - but at least the pixelation is gone. Perhaps in another 6 months I may fork out for a professional logo.

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Post by P4rD0nM3 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:52 pm

Hey your Joomla portal is one of my inspirations! Hehehe. I really like how your portal went from 1 user to being one of top portals in your country!
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http://mobahq.com - Multiplayer Battle Arena Headquarters

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Post by mapiscor78 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:02 am

Great site...what else can I say besides asking what instead of suggestion.. :D

What module is used to display photo gallery on the frontpage, it has upload option as well, and for bookmarks is it boorkmarks component , module or bot that you used?... this is a masterpiece.

One final question, sh404 or joomsef? Too much of question I asked.

Very very professional site.

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Post by ianrispin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:21 pm

Thanks for your kind comments.


For my photo gallery i use Datsogallery. The module on the front page showing photos is a module that comes with the Datso component. http://www.datso.fr/ The site is french which makes getting support a bit tricky - luckily the component works very well and i have not needed any support.

Yes - for my bookmarks i use the bookmarks component.. http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/

And finally - I use sh404sef (used to use Artio joomsef but that generated too many URLs )

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Post by ianrispin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Sorry,just realised you probably meant what module did i use to allow user to bookmark the site in their browser (as opposed to the bookmarks component which manages weblinks).

The answer is... http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/

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Post by zizani » Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:54 am

What is the video gallery component you are using?

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Post by AWY » Sat May 17, 2008 6:00 am

Thanks again for everything. I was wondering about the bookmark us module. I cannot get it to work. It is on the page but the link is inactive. I was also wondering how you got the image to change... did you link the image to a picture you uploaded to your site? Thanks for the help!

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Post by ianrispin » Sat May 17, 2008 6:50 pm

To answer last 2 questions....

1) here is the link to the video component... http://hwdmediashare.co.uk/

2) i am not sure i can help on the 'bookmark us' module, it pretty much worked right out of the box for me.
The custom icon i have next to the link is supported by settings in the modules admin page, choosing 'user image'
and entering the URL for the image

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Post by chachi » Mon May 26, 2008 11:02 am

Bravo,.. over all!
Salute..!
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Post by webmasterchered » Thu May 29, 2008 11:48 pm

nice one. i love your blog module on the right side of your website. what module you use with it, i have been looking for a long time for a module to give an avatar appearance for each blog...
i like to analyze you...
http://www.pinoymattersg.com

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Post by AWY » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:14 am

It is called MyBlog found here http://extensions.joomla.org/component/ ... Itemid,35/

I am about to buy it because, as far as I know, it is the only blog component that offers community builder integration

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Post by khurman » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:20 am

hi,
Would you mind sharing as to how you were able to show flashchat users on mainpage. is there a module I could use?

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Post by lies » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:03 am

Does the website pay for itself with ads? or still paying more than earning?

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Post by nyak » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:54 am

Simple, soft color, easy navigation and fast loading ...

Well done, Great Work !!

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Post by jmontes » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:31 pm

Nice site!!

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Tips for a high performance joomla site (4K visitors/day)

Post by ianrispin » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:43 am

Its been quite a while since I updated this thread.

As my site has grown I have had to do a LOT of work on performance to keep it running at reasonable speed with the growing visitor numbers.

I have had to make changes to lots of components to get them to perform on a growing (4000 visitors per day). Many joomla modules / components have clearly been design just for functionality and not for performance.
I recently made loads of changes to Fireboard that increased its speed ten times :D

I have also had to make performance changes to:
- joomla core
- sh404sef
- the mysql tables (indexing and storage type)
- myblog
- several modules

Performance components / techniques used:
- APC for php caching
- MYSQL query caching
- Joomla cache for logged in users
- JRE cache for guest users
- CSS combined into just 1 file
- CSS heavily edited to remove not needed code and whitespace
- CSS for components only shown on page it is needed
(lots of components by default load their javascript on every joomla page)
- javascript only loaded on pages it is needed
- image sprites to reduced images loaded
- GZIP compression
- optimize (like defragment) of MYSQL tables
- got rid of all unnecessary mambots (one or two were HUGE performance hogs)
- optimised SQL coding (especially in fireboard)

In all I reduced page load time from around 20 seconds to around 1 to 3 seconds

Just thought some of this may be of general interest.
The difference in site performance from BEFORE to AFTER the above is HUUUUGE.

Some basic stats: 4K visitors/day and 30K page views

http://www.wikivorce.com

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Post by Qowiem29 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:27 pm

clean design and fast loading website, nice works mate.

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