JUGCN BLOG

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Welcome 2021!

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Hey JUGCNers!

I hope that this year, the new year has started out well for you.  Things are revving up on JUGCN and you can help set the direction for the year. Joomla core, extensions, SEO, marketing, agency help, etc.

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Save the Date

April 23rd and 24th


Details in the works for JoomlaDay USA
a virtual conference

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2020 Year in Review

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The end of 2020 is here. Looking back at JUGCN, we’ve covered some great topics, hosted fantastic guest speakers, and are looking forward to 2021.

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Migration from MailChimp to AcyMailing

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Starting with the July meeting announcement we are using AcyMailing for our email newsletter. In our May meeting, AcyMailing Ambassador Joris Stolker walked us through AcyMailing 6.  Our interest in this extension was not just to discuss what it does but also because we were looking at using it for our newsletter.  

Why the Change to AcyMailing?

The first reason is that we like to support and use products that work with Joomla!  The second reason is that we wanted to streamline our communications.  

Getting started with AcyMailing was easy.  The new drop-and-drag editor made it easy to add content and add dynamic Joomla content.  We exported our list from MailChimp, imported into AcyMailing and we were ready to send our first newsletter.

What is AcyMailing?

AcyMailing is an Email and Marketing for Joomla! and Wordpress.  There is link testing, spam testing, click tracking, and marketing conversion. 

How much does AcyMailing Cost?

You can start with AcyMailing for free.  There are 3 paid plans, Essential, Enterprise, and Multisite.

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13 Reasons to Choose Joomla for Your Next Project

We thought this infographic summed things up quite nicely! Thanks JoomDev.

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© infographic courtesy of JoomDev

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2018 (Early) Year in Review

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The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with different names, but always here for Chic...
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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Metadata - Joomlashack

https://www.joomlashack.com/blog/joomla-how-to/beginners-guide-to-metadata/
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This is a great companion to our May JUGCN meeting on SEO extensions.

Read the guide on JoomlaShack.com

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Upcoming Sessions

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Many suggestions have been made and here's the topics for upcoming sessions.  If you have more ideas or are interested in presenting, contact us

  • Securing Your Joomla Site
  • Quick Site Builds
  • CRM: Jinbound
  • CRM for Non-profits: CiviCRM
  • Framework: Gantry
  • Framework: Helix 
  • Framework: T3
  • SEO Tool: OSMeta
  • SEO Tool: OSMap
  • eCommerce: J2Store
  • Calendar Battle
  • Fields and Field Groups Deep Dive
  • Marketing Automation
  • EasyArticles
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