How to Create Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Do you have a multi-lingual Joomla website? Would you like to improve your site's SEO?

If both answers are yes, you're in the right place. OSMap is the best Joomla sitemap extension.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create sitemaps for a multi-lingual site using OSMap.

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How to Use the Joomla Messaging Extension

How to Use the Joomla Messaging Extension

Joomla is a successful, reliable platform. However, some parts of Joomla are often confusing to our customers. One of these is the "Messaging" extension.

In this blog post, I'm going to show you the two features of the "Messaging" extension. I'm also going to suggest two ways in which "Messaging" could be improved in future Joomla releases.

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How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

Uploading large Joomla extensions, such as Joomlashack's JCal Pro, for example, can be a tricky business. Because some extensions contain a large number of files, it's often hard to install them via the Joomla administrator area.

This is because hosting companies often put strict limits on the amount of resources you can use on your server. Uploading large files takes a lot of resources. When you try to upload these large extensions, you may end up with timeouts or error messages.

We're going to show you two methods for upload large extensions. One of these methods will also allow you to install dozens of extensions at once.

Finally, at the end of the tutorial, we'll show you a technique that (to our knowledge) has never been documented in Joomla before.

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What is a Page Class Suffix in Joomla?

What is a Page Class Suffix in Joomla?
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When you set up menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.

A Page Class allows you to add custom CSS to individual pages. This makes it really good for styling landing pages or particular important pages.

In this video, Rod shows you how to use page classes to change the background color on a page. This video is part of our "CSS for Joomla", class which explains page classes, module classes, template overrides and much more.

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How to Use Different Joomla CSS for Different Pages

How to Use Different Joomla CSS for Different Pages

One of our users was wanting to have a different background for her site's home page.

Joomla does offer you several ways to customize individual pages.

This tutorial will introduce you to four Joomla options. Let's get started ...

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Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

If you want to add an exciting extra feature to your site, there’s a good chance it’s a component. Do you want to show an advertising banner? That’s a component.

Want a contact form? That’s a component too. How about an events calendar or a discussion forum? Both are components.

Joomla arrives with eleven default components such as advertising banners and contact forms. In this blog post, we show you how they work.

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How to Use the Guest Feature in Joomla

How to Hide Content from Logged-In Users in Joomla

In this tutorial, we'll show how to hide content from logged-in Joomla users.

Why would you want to hide information from logged in users? The most common reason to do this that you want to encourage visitors to join the site. Then, if a visitor logs in, they no longer need to see the "join now!" content.

Fortunately, this is really easy to do with the "Guest" feature in Joomla. This guide will show you how to hide content without using any extensions.

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How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

There are two features in Joomla that allow you to easily place modules directly inside articles:

  • loadposition allows you to publish all the modules in a particular position.
  • loadmodule allows you to publish just one particular module.

One of our students was using these features to create a layout but wasn't happy with how it looked inside his article. He wanted more control.

This tutorial will show you how to place modules inside your article with more style.

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How to Embed a Google Map into a Joomla Page

How to Embed a Google Map into a Joomla Page

OSEmbed is the easiest way to embed anything in Joomla. You can add Google Maps with just a URL. Plus you can also add Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Flickr images, YouTube videos and over 60 other types of media.

OSEmbed really is the best way to embed Google Maps and everything else.

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Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla. They allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.

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