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Texas Enology Network (TEN, http://www.texasenology.org/) was setup and launched online on 2009.12.25. TEN is a comprehensive Internet resource providing research-based information and for commercial grape and wine producers.

TEN aims to:

  • Be a major resource for accurate information on a broad array of topics of interest to Texas enologists and winemakers
  • Organize available information from multiple institutions at one location
  • Provide a resource for continuing education programs
  • Serve as an interactive site for real-time problem solving
  • Provide documented training in various areas
  • Provide timely and topical information on current issues
  • Allow innovative uses of existing and developing communications technologies


TEN is built on a mature CMS platform-Joomla!, an open source content management system. It is flexible and powerful enough to accommodate the needs of TEN.
The main reasons choosing Joomla! as the platform for this projects are the following:

  • Free: It is an open source CMS and almost all of extensions are free.
  • Extensions: There are more than 4000 extensions available that cover almost all categories from Wiki to Events. These extensions can be downloaded freely. This number continues to grow with time.
  • Safety: All passwords in this system are properly encrypted, forms are protected against spoofing and attacks like CSRF and SQL Injection are prevented. Furthermore, extensions are developed wtih secure codes.


Structure Design

TEN was designed by 3 columns, left, main and right.
In the left column, some functional modules including the search module, latest event module, and related content module were embedded.
In the main column, main content and a rotate flash module were embedded.
In the right column, some support modules including most read content, table of content and sponsor links were put in.

For font style issues, please check here.

Main capabilities of this site are as following:
• An online E-book center in enology.
• Technical bulletins containing information on specific winery production issues such as barrel or bottling line sanitation.
• A glossary of technical and winery terms.
• Pertinent articles in the literature on specific topics and provide links to those resources.
• A directory of national and international researchers and their areas of interest and links to their institutional web sites.
• Links to regional viticultural sites.
• Interactive learning, such as via webinars (on-line seminars), and educational programs designed to provide training in specific areas.
• A winemaker forum
• A newsletter system for Enology network
• A gallery and video center to show media content.

Main Modules

1. SH404SEF

Version: sh404sef
Description: With sh404SEF for Joomla you can improve your search engine ranking and get more traffic to your website.

2. JQuarks4s

Version: JQuarks4s 1.1.1
Description: A free tool for web surveys and statistical analyses with Joomla 1.5.

3. JDownloads

Version: JDownloads 1.6 Stable Build 730
Description: jDownloads is a extensive Download Manager for the award winning Content Management System (CMS) Joomla. It is a free GPL Extension with many special functions!

4. JCE Editor

Version: JCE
Description: JCE makes creating and editing Joomla!® content easy Add a set of tools to your Joomla!® environment that give you the power to create the kind of content you want, without limitations, and without needing to know or learn HTML, XHTML, CSS...

5. Gk3_PhotoSlide

Version: Gk3_PhotoSlide 3.1.1
Description: GavickPro PhotoSlide GK3 is a free joomla component giving that eye-catching way to present your articles, products, stories or events in your website, with dazzling slideshow images integrated with your features content.

6. Event List

Version: Eventlist 1.0
Description: EventList is just that what the name would lead you to expect. It's not a calendar but an easy way to manage and present your Events for your group, company or community.

7. Community Builder

Version: Community Builder 1.3.1
Descreption: Add Social networking to your own website, fast and easy with Joomlapolis Community Builder.

8. Akeeba Backup

Version: Akeeba Backup 3.1
Descrpition: Akeeba Backup is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a   site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server.

9. AcyMailing

Version: AcyMailing Starter 1.4.1 - Joomla Newsletter Extension
Description: AcyMailing is a Joomla component allowing you to maintain real communication with your contacts via e-mail marketing, newsletters, follow-up autoresponders, marketing campaigns, etc.

10. Data Synchronization

Version: SYNK_V1.52
Description: SYNK is a Joomla! Database Synchronization component. If you manage multiple sites and want to allow your users to use a single login id & password for *all* of your sites, then SYNK is for you. SYNK also allows you to synchronize your content across your many Joomla websites.

11. CN Photos

Version: CN_Photos_V2.1 
Description:Module for displaying images. Module pulls images from the folder you designate and you set a couple params and you are done!
- Full list of animations
- Options for the 'shuffle' animation
Instructions for usage

Main Function

1. Site search
This module is trying to mimic a search like the one on apple.com. It perform a backend AJAX Query and display the results instantly while typing in an input box.

2. Latest events
This module provides an easy way to manage and present Events for groups or community.  It offers a Venue database, a registration system and map service.

3. Mailing and newsletter
This module provides a way to contact with subscribers, organize them into mailing lists and send personalized Newsletters.

4. Most read content
This module shows a list or a cloud of the most viewed currently published items. It will be recalculated and dynamic loaded.

5. Related articles
This function will dynamically list down the links to related articles with thumbnails for the displayed article.
In this stage, the meta data donot add into content yet, so this module still be disabled.

6. Database Synchronization
In the back-end, a function of database synchronization was embedded. It was created to synchronize register users and  share part content (Resources, Research and Communicate) with other sibling sites.

7. Backup
Because the whole system was built based on a MySql database, all the content and users information were stored in it. This module help administrator easy to create a site backup that can be restored anytime.

The whole site will be backuped every week, 2am at every Saturday.

8. Video and Gallery
This site embedded a video and gallery module, it provides an easy way to publish the newest information as video and photo format.

9. Glossary
This site provides a comprehensive glossary of technical and winery terms.

10. Forum and Interactive learning
This site embedded a forum to provide a place to communion and interactive learning. Users can create the new topics and comment in enology area. In addition, the research group can upload and share the resources and materials to each other.

Last Updated on 2012 June 08,Friday 00:41
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