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Use Windows Notepad to avoid formatting disasters

A text excerpt showing HTML formatting codesIf you paste text into a Joomla! article straight from MS Word or another web page, you may get some very strange results. That's because Word documents and web pages typically contain lots of invisible formatting codes, and these need to be stripped out before the text is pasted into your own site. To do this, you need a plain text editor - and if you're using Windows on your PC or laptop you've already got one: Windows Notepad.

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When did you last check your contact form?

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If you have a contact form on your website, remember to check it at least once a month - more often if it's crucial to your business. To test it, simply use it to send a message to yourself: if the message doesn't reach you, customer contacts may also be missed.

Most Zipfish sites use an enhanced contact form component called Flexicontact Plus, which provides a message log in the site's admin area. You should also check this log regularly for any messages that may have been intercepted by spam filters before reaching you. Download instructions for using Flexicontact Plus below.

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Download this file (Using Flexicontact Plus 31-5-15.pdf)Using Flexicontact Plus 31-5-15.pdfInstructions for using the FlexiContact Plus contact form component344 kB