The Ultimate Joomla Content Editor (JCE) Guide

The Ultimate Joomla Content Editor (JCE) Guide

There is one Joomla extension that we install on every single Joomla site we build: Joomla Content Editor (JCE).

JCE has been around since 2006 and has been outstanding since its launch.

It makes content editing ridiculously easier and faster, whatever your task is:

  • Linking
  • Formatting
  • Adding images
  • Spell-checking
  • Create tables and much more.

It's built by Ryan Demmer at http://JoomlaContentEditor.net.

So, it made sense for us to sit down and write the "Ultimate JCE Guide". 

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What Are Single and Cluster Markers in Shack Locations?

Two Types of Map Markers in Shack Locations

Shack Locations is the best Joomla extension for creating map directories with multiple locations. Each map of your map directory can have two types of markers:

  1. Single markers
  2. Cluster markers.

Let's take a look at both of these marker types.

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Introduction to Custom Fields in Shack Locations

Introduction to Custom Fields in Shack Locations

Shack Locations is an extremely flexible Joomla extension to create map directories. By default, a location page will display the following:

  • The Google map of the location
  • The "Get Directions" search box of the location.

But with just a few clicks you can add to this page some helpful information. For example, you can add, to name a few:

  • The URL of the location's website
  • The email address of the location
  • The image of the location.

You can display this additional information with Shack Locations custom fields. I will walk you through them in this blog post. For my demonstration, I will use the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.

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17 Themes to Style a Pop-up with Shack Toolbox

17 Themes to Style a Pop-up with Shack Toolbox

Would you like to jazz-up a pop-up in your Joomla site? Our Shack Toolbox Joomla extension offers you a wide choice of cool themes. 

Give your Joomla pop-up an antique feel and look. Or make your Joomla pop-up box look Facebook-like or Twitter-like.

In this blog post, I'll give you a guided tour to the 17 pre-built themes to style your Joomla pop-up box with Shack Toolbox.

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What Is So Special About Shack Toolbox?

What Is So Special About Shack Toolbox?

Shack Toolbox significantly enhances your ability to add modules to your Joomla site. With Shack Toolbox you have increased control over your Joomla modules' content and design.

In this blog post, you will take a look at what makes Shack Toolbox a Swiss Knife of Joomla modules.

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What Is an Agree to Terms Checkbox in Shack Forms?

Shack Forms is a popular Joomla form extension with more than 300 reviews at JED. One of the reasons for its popularity is its flexibility.

You can use it to create a regular checkbox. Then, with a small tweak, you can turn this checkbox into an "Agree to Terms of Service" or similar consent box with a clickable label.

When your form submitter clicks this label, they will see a popup modal box with a text of your "Terms of Service". In this blog post, I will give a guided tour of this feature.

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How to Move a Joomla Site from Local to Live Server

How to Move a Joomla Site from Local to Live Server

Many people like to develop their Joomla sites locally and then move their work to a live host when completed. This tutorial will show you how to move an exact copy of your Joomla site from your local to your live server.

You'll first use Akeeba Backup Joomla extension to make a backup of your local Joomla site (files + database). Then you will use Akeeba Kickstart to restore this backup to your remote server.

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Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, and Select Lists in Shack Forms

3 Examples of Using the Pipe Symbol in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is a brilliant Joomla form extension. It is very user-friendly and flexible. With Shack Forms, you can instantly tweak your Joomla form design and behavior. You can do this even if you don't know a single thing about coding.

For example, you can instantly enhance your Joomla form fields using the pipe (|) symbol. In this blog post, I will show you 3 examples of using the pipe symbol in Shack Forms.

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How to Use Email Variables in Shack Forms

3 Things to Know About Using Email Variables in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is incredibly flexible and customizable Joomla form extension. It allows you to easily customize or personalize emails sent to form submitters or administrators.

You achieve this by using email variables. In this blog post, you will learn 3 things to know about using email variables in Shack Forms.

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How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

One of the hardest things about updating a Joomla site used to be figuring out which module to edit:

  • What was the name of the module?
  • What position was the module in?

That problem can now be solved easily - you can edit your modules just by visiting the frontend of your site and clicking on them.

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