The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs

The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs

A URL is your Joomla site address.

Your site visitors and search engines will be finding your site or its pages using the URL.

In this blog post, you are going to learn about making Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use. This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

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The Beginners Guide to Joomla Metadata

The Beginners Guide to Joomla Metadata

In "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases" you learned how Joomla's URLs are actually set up in your Joomla site. Now it's time to talk about Joomla metadata.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to control what appears in Google search results when people find your site. We'll show you how to modify Joomla's meta title and meta description.

We highly recommend you download a copy of OSMeta before trying this tutorial. OSMeta is the best way to manage your Joomla metadata.

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How to Control Joomla Metadata with OSMeta

How to Control Joomla Metadata with OSMeta

If you wish to update titles or descriptions of your Joomla content items, you normally need to open up each of them one-by-one. The more content items you may want to edit, the more time-consuming this process becomes.

A Joomla extension called "OSMeta" will make this task much easier for you. I'm going to show you how to use it to quickly update all the titles and descriptions for your Joomla content items in one screen.

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Say Hello to Shack Article Manager, our 28th Extension

Over the last few years, we've been adopting extensions here at Joomlashack.

These extensions include Tabs and SlidersJCal ProjInbound, Shack FormsShack Toolbox and Shack Open Graph amongst others. These are powerful and mature extensions that users love. 

Joomlashack users have given us many suggestions for other extensions to adopt. One idea has been suggested far more than any other: User Article Manager. This extension was really popular in early Joomla versions. It allowed you to accept articles from the frontend of your site. It also allowed writers to manage their articles without logging into the Joomla admin.

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How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

Some Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items. Some others come without it.

If your template doesn't support menu icons, we have a solution for you.

Continue reading this post to know how to add Font Awesome icons to your menu items.

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What Famous Sites Are Using Joomla?

What Famous Sites Are Using Joomla?

We're often asked about famous organizations or people who use Joomla for their website.

This is important information for Joomla people. When you are trying to win new customers, it helps to say "Roger Federer uses Joomla" or "Nintendo relies on Joomla".

So we created an overview of high-profile users. The list is completely up-to-date for 2019.

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How to Fix Error 1045 in phpMyAdmin

How to Fix Error 1045 in phpMyAdmin

After installing a local WAMP server and trying to access your phpMyAdmin, you may encounter the error:

#1045 Access Denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES).

This may happen if your root@localhost MySQL database user was not granted the necessary rights to access the database. Or if you provided a wrong password.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to solve this error for the WAMP local server using phpMyAdmin.

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How to Update Your Joomla 4 Alpha or Beta Test Site

How to Update Your Joomla 4 Alpha or Beta Test Site

Are you testing Joomla 4 and would like to know how to update it from one Alpha or Beta version to another?

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to update your Joomla 4 Alpha or Beta to its latest release, even with no automatic update available.

Let's start...

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How to Update Joomlashack Templates From Joomla Admin Area

How to Update Joomlashack Templates From the Admin Area

If you use a Joomlashack template, please consider updating to the latest release. Why do we ask this? The latest versions of Joomlashack templates now use the Joomla update system.

This means that you can update templates with one-click from your admin area. This also means you can easily get the latest bug-fixes, security updates, and new features for your Joomlashack template.

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How to Fix Joomla folders and files permissions with Admin Tools

How to Fix Joomla folders and files permissions with Admin Tools

A common issue with server migrations, components installations, and site security in Joomla is wrong folders and files permissions. If you are new to Joomla folders and file permissions, please visit our tutorial How to Change Joomla Folder and File Permissions.

In this tutorial, however, you will learn how to fix wrong files and folders permissions using free Admin Tools Core. This popular component is a powerful way to quickly correct any folder and file permissions you may encounter.

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