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Get Joomla to Talk to MailChimp

Get Joomla to Talk to MailChimp

I have some websites built in Joomla.

I use MailChimp for my emailing system.

What I found was that Joomla doesn’t allow you to download the database of people who register on your site. So, in the past I have had to manually use a plugin (UserExport – free, no registration required) to extract the data and then import it into MailChimp. It worked. but it was a pain.

Yesterday I discovered ChimpYourJoomla.  Love the name. More importantly, I love the plugin.

After an easy install, in the usual Joomla way, when anyone registers on my site they are automatically added to the list in MailChimp. Brilliant. Wish I’d discovered this little tool earlier!

There was an error message issue when I installed the plugin but after asking Andy at corePHP for any ideas on how to resolve it, he responded almost immediately with a read on ...

How to Install Joomla 1.6

How to Install Joomla 1.6

Joomla 1.6 has been released and being a bumbling tech-head I wanted to check it out. I’ve been a Joomla user since the Mambo days so had been familiar with it but more recently I had been swayed to WordPress for its ease and simplicity. Joomla still has some nifty features and is IMHO more powerful than WordPress so it may not meet the average person’s need. but I thought ‘maybe the 1.6 version changes the game’ because it has been a MAJOR rewrite of much of the system.

So, if you want to know how to install and set-up Joomla 1.6, follow.

  1. download the compressed file and unzip it on your desktop/laptop (NB you can install other ways like through your webhost but I tried that twice and it timed out so I’m showing you exactly what I did – the manual option)
  2. read on ...