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Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints by Timi Ogunjobi

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Improving the basic site

This simple site has shown you how to use Joomla! as a blog site. The site could be made more interesting by adding other functionalities, such as a forum, a Twitter module, chats, and other collaborative features. However, these need to be considered carefully before use.

Forum

Aesthetically, although blogs and forums do not seem to be compatible, a forum adds some permanence to discussions, and threads can be picked up at any time. There are several good extensions for forums, depending on the functionality you require, available at http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/communication/forum.

Chat

Chat integration enables real-time conversation for site users. However, the problem with using chat together with a blog is ...

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