Internship Learning Program at PB Web Development

From time to time we take on Interns and teach them the ropes of web design and development at PB Web Development. Everything from the basics of CSS all the way to PHP development using Joomla and WordPress. If you’re interested in what we provide, please have a look at our weekly progress outline that […]


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Migrating K2 Items to Core Joomla Articles in Joomla 3

K2 is a great content construction kit (CCK) that makes it super easy to construct complex websites with complex content structures. You can apply different templates to different categories and have some really interesting content displays, but for those that are using a very simple structure and don’t need the extra bells and whistles that […]


Media Elements HTML5 Player for Joomla

This is a plugin that integrate the Media Elements plugin for Joomla. It is based off the original work from the original developers of Media Elements but is no longer supported. Since I personally love the HTML5 player and use it on our Joomla Beat Podcast website, I decided that I should release it out […]

Media Elements HTML5 audio and video player

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Breadcrumb Microdata Override

There are some parts of Joomla’s output that we believe can have extra microdata implemented directly into the core of the CMS but of course in some situations you may find that the build of the website doesn’t need it, or doesn’t want it, but in most, you should have it on by default. This […]


Joomla 1.5 and Joomla 2.5 End of Life

As new versions of Joomla! are released the older versions become end of life. This means that they are no longer actively supported or developed on. Developers start moving on to the later versions of the platform, third party extensions start to follow and less and less of the open source community will be actively […]

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Upgrading Your Joomla! 1.5 Site to Joomla! 3.x

One of the biggest issues with many¬†Joomla! sites still on Joomla 1.5 is the upgrade path from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 3.x. We have found a lot of customers and potential customers that are resistant to the upgrade as it is costly, time consuming, hard to do and isn’t worth their time and investment. This […]


Want to become a Web Developer? We’re looking for new Interns!

If you are studying at TAFE or at University and you want some experience working with an established web design and development agency here in Sydney, we invite you to apply for our internship program. This is an opportunity for you to gain valuable experience working in a creative digital environment working with open source […]

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Using Twitter for Business

How SMEs Can Use Twitter to Build Business Relationships Using Twitter for any business is a vital part of an online marketing strategy. Although, you have to know the best ways to utilise it. Gaining followers is vital, but keeping followers is equally as important. Whether you are a massive multi-national corporation or a small […]


VirtueMart SEO and removing DETAILS suffix from the SEFs

Sometimes we have no choice but to work with an extension of component that we don’t like using. It might not be a part of our workflow or systems and VirtueMart is one of them. It use to be our shopping cart system of choice, with so many features and a lot of them out […]

Dealing with VirtueMart's SEF features

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Scalable Joomla Server Setup for High Volume Sites

At the last Joomla User Group meeting here in Sydney there was a little chatter about how some people configure their server setups for Enterprise and high volume traffic for their Joomla sites.   I thought I’d share a setup that one of our clients had.¬†Just had to check if it was ok to share. […]