Consulting and Strategy

Consulting and Strategy

Our Website Consulting and Strategy services are here to save you money by putting together a plan of action.

You have a great idea for a website, but where do you start?

We help you to ...

  • Define your target market
  • Set goals
  • Determine the content of your website
  • Organize a plan of action
  • Identify social media markets to attract visitors
  • Research your competition

Most design and development firms charge clients by the hour.  If you have a clear and concise marketing strategy in place you may save up to 75%  on your website development, design and marketing costs. Creating a roadmap eliminates many of the questions your team may have about your goals. Questions take time, time costs you money.

Custom Joomla Coding

Custom Joomla Coding

Do you have the next million dollar idea, but you need someone to code it?  We can help! 

Montano Designs offers the full range of Joomla website development services.

  • Custom Joomla template design
  • Custom Joomla modules, plugins and components


Custom Joomla Template Development

Joomla!™ sites don't have to look like "Joomla!™" sites. We can create a design based on inspiration you find, an interview to hear about what you like, or draw it out on a cocktail napkin.  We're wicked good at this.

Custom Website Development

Montano Designs™ offers Custom Website Design.  This means that  we will listen to your needs, assist you in determining your target market, and custom create a design  specifically tailored to your companies needs.

E-Commerce Solutions

E-Commerce Solutions

Selling services or products on the web and don't know where to start? 

Montano Designs™ can assist you in:

  • choosing the right e-commerce software
  • implement the software
  • train you on how to use it
  • create custom graphics for your site 
  • find the right type of hosting for your site
  • online merchant account set up

There are so many moving parts involved in an e-commerce website and our experts are here to help. Did you know that an online merchant account is different from a point-of-sale merchant account? Are you set up for multiple vendors, drop shipping, real time shipping costs, sales tax collection?

You've got some great products, have you taken high quality photographs of each?  Written descriptions, created SKU numbers, set wholesale and retail prices? These are just a few of the challenges in setting up a successful e-commerce website. We're here to help navigate you through the process.

Joomla Content Management System

Content Management System (CMS):   A content management system allows you to take control of your website. A CMS can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalog or taking online reservations.  You need not have any prior experience with complicated HTML code.  If you can operate a word processor, you can maintain your own website.

What can I do with a content management system?

  • Add pages on the fly.
  • Create newsletters.
  • Blog til your heart's content. 
  • Create a gallery or portfolio.
  • Add e-commerce and maintain your products and prices easily.
  • Import and export RSS feeds.
  • Mass mail.
  • Create a link directory.
  • Dynamic Forms
  • ...just about anything you can imagine.


  • Page Caching To Improve Performance
  • Newsletter Feature / Mass Mail
  • Banner Advertising
  • Template Chooser
  • Related Items
  • Automatic PDF Creation
  • E-Mail Page to a Friend Option
  • Site Statistics
  • Archives
  • Expandability
  • Gallery (optional)
  • Automated Site Map (optional)
  • Web Indexing
  • RSS Feeds
  • Printable Versions Of Pages
  • News Flashes
  • Blogs
  • Forums
  • Polls
  • Calendars
  • Website Searching
Joomla Website Repairs

Joomla Website Repairs

Did you break it?  Hacked?  We can help.

Have you been hacked?

Generally speaking, Joomla as a CMS platform is "safe". As we see in the news almost daily, there is not a website published that cannot be hacked. The most common reasons your Joomla site was hacked are preventable.

  • Do you have old extensions installed?
  • Are the permissions for your folders and files set correctly?
  • Do you allow users to upload files? If so, you must limit what types of files are allowed.
  • Are you on a cheap, shared webhost?  Sometimes the hackers get in though another site and then get access to all other sites on the server.
  • Where did you get the extensions you have installed? Often times the "baddies" will offer a commercial extension for free because they've downloaded it from the original developer, added some nasty code, then given it away for free. Always buy your extensions from the original developer.
  • Easy passwords?  You should never use "admin" as your user name.  You should also require anyone with administrator access to use a secure password. At least one capital letter, a symbol, and a number.

Did you break your website?

One of the best things about Joomla is that you are able to add your own content and update it yourself.  Sometimes things go wrong.  You might have two third-party extensions conflicting with one another. Maybe you applied a one-click update and forgot about a few steps that needed be taken prior.  Now your site is just a blank white page. Don't worry, we're here to help. 

Template Modification

Have  you found a template on the internet that you just love, but don't have the expertise to modify it to represent your business?  Maybe you like the layout, but the colors aren't working for you. 

Update Your Joomla Website

It's 11PM do you know what version you're running? Joomla security is only as good as the version you are operating. Let us help you update to the latest and greatest version.

Upgrading your website to Joomla 3 can be a complicated task. Let the Joomla experts at Montano Designs do the heavy lifting and let you spend your time doing what you do best.  We are highly experienced in upgrading Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 websites to the latest Joomla 3 platform.

Why Upgrade to Joomla 3?

  • Support for Joomla 1.5 has ended in September 2012. If your website isn't updated it is extremely vulnerable to hackers.
  • Responsive templates (mobile and tablet friendly)
  • Excellent performance and improved site speed.
  • Improved Smart Search results
  • Multilingual websites are easier to manage
  • One-click version updates (easy to update yourself)
  • Built on the newest, latest & fastest Joomla platform.

Trust in Our Expert Experience:

We are a  team of  web developers, custom coders, usability experts, talented graphic artists and marketing professionals here to ensure a successful and seamless upgrade to Joomla 3. Let's get started upgrading your Joomla website today!

Website Security Audit

Joomla Security Experts

As Joomla experts we understand how important it is to you to have a safe and secure website for your business and customers.  We can provide you with the tools and services to harden your website against attackers and hackers.

Our Joomla security services will reduce the chances of your Joomla site being hacked, we can help ensure that should you suffer a hacking incident that you are prepared with back-ups and a disaster recover plan.

Joomla Security Audits

A Joomla security audit is the first step in preventing your website from being hacked.

We will:

  • Evaluate your website's Joomla version and server set up
  • Compare installed components, modules and plugins version numbers with the latest available
  • Investigate installed extensions agains the known vulnerabilities list
  • Recommend upgrades, updates and security settins where they are needed

You will be provided with a  written security report containing recommendations for urgent updates as well as a cost estimate for each.

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