The Joomlashack Roundup: 2019 Starts With Shack Analytics

The Joomlashack Roundup: 2019 Starts With Shack Analytics

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. I hope 2019 is a great year for you. Let's work together to make cool things happen with Joomla.

In case you missed it last week, we reviewed 2018 at Joomlashack .

Now it's time to move forward, and we're getting ready to launch of a new extension: Shack Analytics. Here's a preview screenshot:

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How to Add Extra Fields in K2 in Joomla

How to Add Extra Fields in K2 in Joomla

K2 is a popular extension to build sites with CCK capabilities. Its flexibility makes it possible to add custom fields to manage additional text, images, links, etc.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create extra fields within your K2 items.

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Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

ZOO and K2 are popular Content Construction Kits for Joomla. Out of the box, both extensions are ready to use features such as social sharing, comments, custom fields management and more.

OSYouTube by Joomlashack makes embedding YouTube videos in Joomla easy even to beginners.

In this post, I'll show you how to easily embed YouTube videos in ZOO and K2 items.

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3 Ways to Disable a Joomla Plugin

3 Ways to Disable a Joomla Plugin

Some of the most common errors we see on Joomla sites involve plugins.

A normal Joomla site will have dozens of plugins, so they are a common source of errors.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to disable a troublesome plugin, using three different techniques.

The first technique is the normal way to disable a plugin. The second and third techniques can be used if the plugin has locked you out of Joomla's administrator area.

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CSS Grid #21: How to Insert an Empty Row in CSS Grid

How to Insert an Empty Row in CSS Grid

As you already have learned in the previous tutorials of this series, CSS Grid (the Grid specification in your browser) positions grid items into grid cells or areas, based on an auto-placement algorithm, unless you position the items by yourself.

The browser will automatically create new rows and place items according to their source order. But what if you want to have an empty row without content? 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to generate an empty row in a grid and then use this row to overlap two grid items.

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CSS Grid #20: Build a Teaser Gallery with Cards

CSS Grid #20: Build a Teaser Gallery with Cards

The card gallery is a popular design pattern on the web and you see them often in newspaper, magazine and online commerce sites, because of a number of reasons:

  • Cards can be adjusted to all screen sizes (responsiveness).
  • The information can be read and processed in an easy way.
  • Cards help the user focus on the detail.
  • Cards increase usability.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the CSS Grid to create a card based layout. Each card will have a teaser to a particular book. The layout will be by default responsive and without the use of media queries.

Let’s start!

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OSCampus Pro Has a New Theme Called Setoff

OSCampus Pro Has a New Theme

We are happy to announce that OSCampus now has a new theme called "Setoff". 

In this blog post, you will take a brief look at how to set it and at subtle changes it introduces to the OSCampus pathway and class pages.

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How to Override Almost Anything in Joomla Extensions

A Few Thoughts on Asset Overriding in Joomla

Did you know what it is possible to override almost of the output from Joomla extensions and templates?

It's possible to override images, stylesheets, scripts, layouts, templates and much more. This support for overrides in Joomla enables you customize anything you install on your site ... so long as you know the correct approach.

In this blog post, I'll give you a quick guide to overriding extension displays.

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10 Free Tickets to Meet Joomlashack at JoomlaDay Florida 2019

JoomlaDay Florida 2019

Are you sick of the long, cold winter? The absolute best remedy is a trip to sunny Tampa for JoomlaDay Florida 2019.

The event is being held in the fascinating Ybor City district of Tampa on February 22 to 24. 

As one of the co-sponsors of this event, we are giving away 10 free registration tickets.

Why not grab a free ticket and meet us in Tampa for JoomlaDay Florida?

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How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

Many people install off-the-shelf Joomla templates or extensions and then want to modify their design.

If you want to add custom CSS to your Joomla site without hacking any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom CSS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Add Custom CSS plugin to safely tweak your site's design.

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