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Our Mission

You may ask, "why the name Koa Consulting?" The word "koa" in Hawaiian means "strong."  Our number one goal at Koa Consulting is to utilize our collective creative and intellectual strength to help you harness the power of technology for your personal or business needs.


KOA Consulting - a Joomla Solutions Developer!

KOA Consulting is proud to be a provider of Joomla technology.  We use their cutting-edge Content Management System (CMS) as the framework for our websites, thus empowering our clients through open-source software development. 

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Whether you need a simple website or a giant web portal, we will do our best to help out and ensure that you get the attention that you need.  We have extensive experience creating custom web applications and e-Commerce enabled websites.  We are a small company that is nimble enough to outperform, over-deliver, and stay within budget. 

All this PLUS we guarantee to deliver a personal touch.

Simple websites or complex e-commerce web apps, no problem!  We have vast experience in the field of custom website development and enjoy helping our clients meet their unique goals.  You are unique, so is your business, why try to fit into the constraints of a pre-packaged website solution?  In many cases, a custom solution is the best way to go and we are prepared to assist in any way possible.       

We have come to realize over the years that creating a full-featured attractive website is only one piece of the puzzle.  To truly help our clients succeed we need to provide a full range of marketing concepts and apply them to the website.  This means during the design phase of the site we typically propose a number of things that could be displayed on the website for maximum effect.  This could be a blog, a special offer, a set of featured images, news updates, recent events, testimonials, mailing list sign-up form, and other things that are relevant to the client's website.  The result is a complete website that is attractive as well as effective and empowers our clients to achieve their marketing goals.

Let us empower YOU to succeed! 

We use a Content Management System (CMS) to help make website maintenance a breeze, and the majority of our clients use this amazing technology as leverage to empower their website.  This technology enables our clients to "log in" as an administrator of your website and make changes to the text, images, dates, prices, and any other regular content right through your web browser.  No special software is needed and you can do this from any computer that has an Internet connection.  Basically KOA Consulting is bringing world-class technology that was previously only available to the BIG companies and enabling any of our clients to use these features.  We have based our Content Management System on the open-source "Joomla" platform as it is the most cutting-edge, robust, and easy to use framework out there.  We have customized it even further to make sure it works just right for every one of our clients that wants these features.

Here is a list of just a fraction of the full set of features our Content Management System offers:

User Management

Joomla has a registration system that allows users to configure personal options. There are nine user groups with various types of permissions on what users are allowed to access, edit, publish and administrate.

Authentication is an important part of user management and Joomla support multiple protocols, including LDAP, OpenID, and even Gmail. This allows users to use their existing account information to streamline the registration process.

Media Manager

The Media Manager is the tool for easily managing media files or folders and you can configure the MIME type settings to handle any type of file. The Media Manager is integrated into the Article Editor tool so you can grab images and other files at any time.

Language Manager

There is international support for many world languages and UTF-8 encoding. If you need your Web site in one language and the administrator panel in another, multiple languages are possible.

Banner Management

It's easy to set up banners on your Web site using the Banner Manager, starting with creating a client profile. Once you add campaigns and as many banners as you need, you can set impression numbers, special URLs, and more.

Contact Management

The Contact Manager helps your users to find the right person and their contact information. It also supports multiple contact forms going to specific individuals as well as groups.

Polls

If you want to find out more about your users, it's easy to create polls with multiple options.

Search

Help navigate users to most popular search items and provide the admin with search statistics.

Web Link Management

Providing link resources for site users is simple and you can sort them into categories, even count every click.

Content Management

Joomla's simplified three-tiered system of articles makes organizing your content a snap. You can organize your content any way you want and not necessarily how it will be on your Web site. Your users can rate articles, e-mail them to a friend, or automatically save a PDF (with UTF-8 support for all languages). Administrators can archive content for safekeeping, hiding it from site visitors.

On public Web sites, built-in e-mail cloaking protects email addresses from spambots.

Creating content is simple with the WYSIWYG editor, giving even novice users the ability to combine text, images in an attractive way. Once you've created your articles, there are a number of pre-installed modules to show the most popular articles, latest new items, newsflashes, related articles, and more.

Syndication and Newsfeed Management

With Joomla, it's easy to syndicate your site content, allowing your users to subscribe to new content in their favorite RSS reader. It's equally easy to integrate RSS feeds from other sources and aggregate them all on your site.

Menu Manager

The Menu Manager allows you to create as many menus and menu items as you need. You can structure your menu hierarchy (and nested menu items) completely independent of your content structure. Put one menu in multiple places and in any style you want; use rollovers, dropdown, flyouts and just about any other navigation system you can think of. Also automatic breadcrumbs are generated to help navigate your site users.

Template Management

Templates in Joomla are a powerful way to make your site look exactly the way you want and either use a single template for the entire site or a separate template for each site section. The level of visual control goes a step further with powerful template overrides, allowing you to customize each part of your pages.

Integrated Help System

Joomla has a built-in help section to assist users with finding what they need. A glossary explains the terms in plain English, a version checker makes sure you're using the latest version, a system information tool helps you troubleshoot, and, if all else fails, links to a wealth of online resources for additional help and support.

System Features

Speedy page loads are possible with page caching, granular-level module caching, and GZIP page compression.

If your system administrator needs to troubleshoot an issue, debugging mode and error reporting are invaluable.

The FTP Layer allows file operations (like installing Extensions) without having to make all the folders and files writable, making your site administrator's life easier and increasing the security of your site.

Administators quickly and efficiently communicate with users one-on-one through private messaging or all site users via the mass mailing system.

Web Services

With Web services, you can use Remote Procedure Calls (via HTTP and XML). You can also integrate XML-RPC services with the Blogger and Joomla APIs.

Powerful Extensibility

These are just some of the basic Joomla features and the real power is in the way you customize Joomla. Visit the Joomla Extensions Directory to see thousands of ways to enhance Joomla to suit your needs.

 
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