Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

The Joomla team have been working hard on version 4. 

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing about all the new features in Joomla 4, including the new admin template, media library and installer.

I'm going introduce you to another new Joomla 4 feature: Workflows. This new extension allows you to approve content before it's published.

Keep in mind that Joomla 4 is only at the Alpha stage. A lot of work remains to be done before Joomla 4 is ready for production use. However, this Content Workflow feature is really great!

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CSS Grid #12: The minmax() Function

Welcome to the 12th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

Accordng to the CSS Grid Specification, minmax()

Defines a size range greater than or equal to min and less than or equal to max.

In other words, the minmax() function provides a method to specify the minimum and maximum sizes of a grid track. Thus, the minimax() takes two values as parameters.

This tutorial will explain the use of this CSS function.

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Shack Forms Now Has Extra Privacy Options

Shack Forms Pro Now Has GDPR Control Options

Shack Forms is one of the two or three most popular Joomla forms extensions. But we're always trying to make Shack Forms better.

Several customers asked us to allow more control over the user data collected by Shack Forms so they can comply with Europe's new GDPR laws (click here to read about Joomla and the GDPR).

Starting from Shack Forms 4.0.10, you will now see extra privacy features. 

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Fixing the Joomla White Screen of Death

Joomla White Screen of Death

Sometimes you may change some code on your site or even install an extension, and then you refresh your website and all you see is a blank white screen.

In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to recover from the White Screen of Death (WSOD).

We'll show you how to find the error that's causing your WSOD, and we'll show you how to fix it.

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Introducing the Marker Images in Shack Locations

5 Types of Markers in Shack Locations

Shack Locations is the best way to create map-based directory in Joomla.

In this guide, I'm going to explain how you can customize the markers used on your Shack Locations maps.

Your can use the same marker image for every location, or can also be customized individually

In this blog post, I will show you the four types of markers in Shack Locations. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid mistakes as you work with them.

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Getting to Hello World With Your First Joomla Plugin

Are you ready to learn how to build Joomla plugins?

These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine. Plugins are responsible for a huge variety of tasks on your site from logins, to search, to article features and 1,001 other things.

Inside Joomlashack University, you'll find detailed classes on every aspect of Joomla development. In these 3 videos, we'll show you how to set up your Joomla plugin environment and create a "Hello World" plugin. 

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25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

Joomla extensions can significantly improve your Joomla website. They can enhance your Joomla site front end and improve the experience of your site visitors.

They can enhance your Joomla administrator panel and help you administer your site more efficiently. It's hard to imagine a website without Joomla extensions.

In this blog post, you will find our list of 25+ best Joomla extensions in 2018. These are extensions that we would recommend for almost any Joomla site and which we use ourselves.

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Shack Spreadsheets Is Now Live at Joomlashack

Shack Spreadsheets Pro Is Now Live at Joomlashack

We are happy to announce that Shack Spreadsheets is now available for Joomlashack members.

Shack Spreadsheets enables you to upload spreadsheets to your Joomla articles. This extension will automatically display your spreadsheet data in a clean HTML table.

This really is the quickest and easiest way to take information from a spreadsheet and add it to your Joomla site!

Shack Spreadsheets, previously named PixParse Sheets, is the third of several extensions we'll be launching as part of our acquisition deal with PixPro Labs

This is the 26th extension available to our Joomlashack members!

Read more: Shack Spreadsheets Is Now Live at Joomlashack

CSS Grid #11: How to Place Items with Grid Template Areas

How to Name the CSS Grid Lines

Welcome to the 11th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

In past tutorials, you learned how to place items on a grid using the span keyword and/or using a line-based placement.

There’s another method for placing items on a grid. You can create areas inside the grid with your own specific names and then position the items

Read more: CSS Grid #11: How to Place Items with Grid Template Areas

How to Use Marker Clustering in Shack Locations Pro

Introduction to Shack Locations Pro Marker Clusters

Shack Locations allows you to create a map directory on your Joomla site. Using Shack Locations, you can display multiple places on a map, each with their own custom marker.

Shack Locations Pro offers a ton of extra, really cool features. One of these features is "Marker Clustering". This enables you to group markers together if you have multiple locations that are close to one another.

Read more: How to Use Marker Clustering in Shack Locations Pro