Beginners Guide to Translating Joomla Menus

Beginners Guide to Translating Joomla Menus

In the "How to Add More Languages to a Joomla Site", you learned to use the power of Associations.

You mastered how to link articles together to take your Joomla article visitor from one language version to another.

In this tutorial, you will go a step further. You will learn how to offer your visitor menus in two languages as well. This will enable you to offer them the smoothest and most reliable multilingual experience.

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How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

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

Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.

Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage. 

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How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

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OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap is the best and easiest way to create a Joomla sitemap.

When you install OSMap, it automatically creates a sitemap for you.

For more advanced users, it's possible to edit your sitemaps to include or exclude certain URLs. You may want to do this for visual purposes (you want a short and clean sitemap) or for SEO purposes (to exclude certain URLs from Google's index).

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Say Hello to the new OSCampus Pathways Module

Say Hello to the new OSCampus Pathways Module

OSCampus now includes a module called OSCampus Pathways. The module produces a stylish frontend preview of your online training pathways and their courses.

Once you update ti OSCampus 1.4.3, you will get the OSCampus Pathways module automatically installed. 

In this blog post, I will give you a brief tour of this new module. You will learn how it looks at your Joomla site public frontend. You will also take a look at what backend settings allow you to customize the frontend display.

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How to Reset Joomla If You’re Having File or Database Problems

How to Reset Joomla If You’re Having File or Database Problems

If you face issues with your Joomla site, then reinstalling its core files and database might be the best solution.

Our customer support team used this tested approach to resolve hundreds of issues.

In this post, you will learn how to reinstall the Joomla core files and database to their default state.

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How to Place Two Images Next to Each Other in a Joomla Article

How to Place Images Next to Each Other in a Joomla Article

One of our customers asked how to place two images in their Joomla article next to each other. They also wanted the images to take the full page width. 

For one article only, this can be done styling each of the two images individually. This is what you will learn in this post.

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6 Ways to Display a Contact Us Form with Shack Forms

6 Ways to Display a Contact Us Form with Shack Forms

One of our customers asked for the best way to display a "Contact Us" form on their Joomla site.

Our answer was "It depends!"

You may want to display a form prominently or subtly. You may wish to display the form on all your pages, or as a pop-up on only a few key pages.

The good news is that Shack Forms supports many different ways to display your forms.

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Easily See Google Analytics Statistics for Joomla Pages

Google Analytics can tell you how many times users visits different pages on your website.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to enable this feature directly within your Chrome browser. As you browse around your Joomla site, you'll be able to easily see statistics for any page you're viewing.

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Converting a WordPress Site to Joomla

How to convert a WordPress site to Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to move an existing WordPress site over to Joomla. This will work for many WordPress versions up to 5 and will work for Joomla 3.

We also have a tutorial showing how to move in the opposite direction, migrating from Joomla to WordPress.

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