The following are some tools I've created to aid in site administration.
The free Missing Metadata module adds a panel to the Control Panel of the Joomla Administration interface that lists any published articles that have empty metadescription or metakeys fields. Search engines (particularly Google) use the metadescription text as the summary text for site-listings displayed in search results. Any article that fails to include this metadata will suffer in its web presence and search engine ranking.
Todo Copy (formerly Smart Copy) is a single-file Python app for batch execution (Ant-like) of commands. For example, TC can dump a SQL database, zip that file and other files in a specified source path, and then send everything to an FTP site. Batch files are XML-based.
Log Scope is a simple Apache access log analysis tool that lets you output log information based on restricted criteria. For example:
- Display all of the log entries for the IP address 127.0.0.1
- List all access entries that occurred between 1:27:10 and 1:28:15
- List of all of requests for the file mypage.html