Shack Open Graph Has Improved Facebook and Twitter Support

Shack Open Graph Has Improved Facebook and Twitter Support

When you share Joomla links on Facebook and Twitter, those sites don't find the correct information ... unless you use Shack Open Graph.

This extension adds Open Graph and Twitter Card tags to your site. These tags help Facebook and Twitter pull the correct image and description from your site. Each social network requires different images sizes. For example, the header images on our blog posts are 2000 px wide and 900 px high. But our Facebook images are 1200 px wide and 630 px high and our Twitter images are normally 1200 px high and 675 px high.

In this week's release of Shack Open Graph, it's even easier to make your site look good on social media.

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How to Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Joomla comes with a standard format for showing dates and times.

However, there may be a site you have created that will need to use a custom date and time format. In this tutorial, I will show you a step-by-step method on changing your date and time format for articles.

This method will use no coding and will also introduce you to Language Overrides, one of Joomla's best and most underappreciated features.

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How to Design Individual Joomla Pages With CSS

How to Design Individual Joomla Pages With CSS

HD-Custom CSS is a simple but very useful module that allows you to add CSS styles to individual Joomla pages.

Without editing your template files, HD-Custom CSS makes it possible to quickly and easily apply CSS changes.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to alter the background color and font for just one page.

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How to Catch Every Important Error on Your Joomla Site

How to Catch Every Important Error on Your Joomla Site

Earlier this year, I was working with the Joomlashack team on a project. We were busy and the work was difficult.

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that sales were slow, but I didn't pay too much attention.

Perhaps it was just a bad day? Maybe things will improve in the afternoon?

Then I got an email. It looked like this:

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How to Embed Facebook Posts in Joomla

How to Embed Facebook Posts in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you've had problems with embeds. 

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Facebook posts into Joomla. The OSEmbed Pro plugin allows you to embed Facebook links in Joomla.

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How to Create Template Overrides for Joomla Articles

Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

We have covered Joomla template overrides in this blog and in our Joomlashack University video class.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine template overrides and the core Template component.

I'm going to show you how to create a custom layout that you can use for individual Joomla articles.

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How to Solve Common Joomla Installation Problems

Solve Common Joomla Installation Problems

Our customers often ask us about Joomla installation problems. As you're going through a Joomla installation process, there are several possible issues that you might encounter.

In this tutorial we aim to help you solve as many of those issues as possible.

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How to Embed Google Slides Presentations in Joomla

How to Embed Google Slides Presentations in Joomla

Google Slides is Google's alternative to Powerpoint or Keynote presentations. It is really easy to add Google Slides to Joomla sites, using our OSEmbed extension.

Using the OSEmbed Pro extension, you can embed Google Slides into your Joomla site with just a URL.

In this guide, we'll show you how to add Google Slides to your Joomla site.

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How to Embed Google Docs in Joomla

How to Embed Google Docs in Joomla

Google Docs can be one of the trickiest things to embed in any website. The embed code is hard to use and can easily become corrupted.

With OSEmbed Pro Joomla extension, you can now embed Google Docs into your Joomla site with just a URL. This feature is so cool that it's not even available in WordPress, which is famous for easy embeds.

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All the Joomla News for March 2021

All the Joomla news for March 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack.

In January and February, we posted a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. You told us this was useful, so we're back again for March! Here's our guide to what's interesting in Joomla right now.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you do want daily Joomla updates.

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