How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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How to Add a Google Text Document to OSDownloads

How to Add a Google Document to OSDownloads

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads in their Joomla site for a repository of downloadable Google text documents.

With the Google Documents, you get fairly generous disk space. Letting your Joomla site visitors download text documents stored remotely at your Google Drive will also save you bandwidth. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads Free to offer to your Joomla site visitors a downloadable Google text document.

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How to Add a Google Drive File to OSDownloads

How to Add a Google Drive File to OSDownloads

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads for a remote files repository with Google Drive.

With the Google Drive free file storage, you get fairly generous disk space. Letting your Joomla site visitors download files hosted with your Google Drive account will also save you bandwidth. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads Free to offer to your Joomla site visitors a downloadable file hosted with Google Drive.

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How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

A custom font family will add a vital extra touch to your site feel and look. It will make its design look more professional and appealing to its visitors.

It will also demonstrate that you care about the viewing experience of your site visitors. They, in turn, will pay you back with their trust and return visits.

In this blog post, you will learn how to easily add a Google Font family of your choice to our Wright Framework or any other of the Joomlashack templates.

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Our Response to an OSMap SQL Injection Report

Our Response to an OSMap SQL Injection Report
This week, both Joomla and Joomlashack had to deal with inaccurate security reports.
 
The Joomla team posted a detailed rebuttal to one security report. It turns out that the issue was fixed in 2015!

Here at Joomlashack, we were alerted to a possible security issue with OSMap.

To the best of our knowledge, this report is false. We did post our own detailed response on the reporting site called "Packet Storm". However, not only did Packet Storm remove the security report, but other sites picked up the report with our response.

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How to Create a Registration Form for JCal Pro Events

How to Create a Custom Registration Form for a JCal Pro Events

This week one of our JCal Pro customers asked how to create a custom registration form for their JCal Pro events. They asked this because the default registration form only asks for your name and email address.

You can enhance this default form using JCal Pro's custom form builder. In this blog post, I'll show you how to use it to create a custom registration form for your JCal Pro events.

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How to Create a Thank You Page for a jInbound Landing Page

One of our customers asked how to create a "Thank You" page for a jInbound landing page. With jInbound you can create a "Thank You" page using Joomla articles. 

This is a three-step process:

  1. Create a "Thank You" Joomla article.
  2. Create a hidden menu item for the "Thank You" article.
  3. Set your landing page to use the "Thank You" article.

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The 2019 Joomla World Conference Will Be In London

The 2019 Joomla World Conference is in London

The Joomla World Conference is the premier Joomla event and it's back again in 2019.

The event started in 2012 in California: Joomlashack was there at the beginning, sponsoring and attending.

The conference has since traveled around the world, and in 2019, it is coming to London for the first time.

The venue will be the ILEC Conference Centre in west London, from November 8 to 10. The organizing team expect around 400 people to attend.

There will be workshops on the Friday and then a full 2 day schedule on Saturday and Sunday.

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How to Help All Search Engines Find Your OSMap Sitemap

How to Help All Search Engines Find Your OSMap Sitemap

OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.

In another tutorial, we showed you how to submit your sitemap to Google Search Console.

In this guide, I'm going to show you a more general way to allow any search engine to find your site. All that's needed is to copy the URL and add one line to your robots.txt file.

This tutorial will show you how to do that, step-by-step. 

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Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

By default, Joomla only allows you to upload certain file types. Also, it only allows you to upload files of a certain size.

For example, these are the file types that a normal Joomla site allows:

bmp,csv,doc,gif,ico,jpg,jpeg,odg,odp,ods,odt,pdf,png,ppt,swf,txt,xcf,xls,BMP,CSV,DOC,GIF,ICO,JPG,JPEG,ODG,ODP,ODS,ODT,PDF,PNG,PPT,SWF,TXT,XCF,XLS

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