Latest Website Launch

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jtbreezeRadical Designs is happy to announce the launch of our latest project for The Johnstown Breeze online version at www.johnstownbreeze.com,

The Johnstown Breeze is a weekly newspaper that had a web site in need of an update. It had a logo that was lost amid the advertising and a somewhat confusing jumble of items that made it difficult for the reader to easily go to what they wanted to read.

So our first order of business was to change a PHP_nuke site to a Joomla 1.5.x site. Then import the database from the old site, all the while keeping it functioning as we created the new site. We did that by creating a new domain name and hosting space. Once the new site was ready for the launch, the current domain name would be parked on the new domain.

Our hosting vendor of choice is Siteground. We find that they are very friendly to Joomla! sites. Everything we need to do is readily available in the CPanel.

So what did we use to put the new Johnstown Breeze site together? Here are the particulars:

  • Joomla CMS 1.5.14
  • RocketTheme template Solar Sentinel 1.5.4, with multiple RokExtensions
  • Community Builder user management 1.2.1, with multiple CB plugins
  • CBSubs subscription plan management 1.0.2, with Cbcaptcha and plugins
  • iJoomla archive and search
  • Expose Gallery 4.6.2Fabrik forms builder 2.0rc3
  • Flipping Book 1.5.8
  • JCEditor 1.5.7
  • JomComment 3.0.562, commenting for blogs and stories
  • MyBlog 3.0.328, blogging component
  • Polls
  • VirtueMart 1.1.3 shopping cart
  • Wrappers for embedding websites
  • Banners
  • Advertising links from BurstMedia to banner ads