OSYouTube Supports YouTube's Privacy Enhanced Mode

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It's now just over a month since the launch of Europe's GDPR laws. We recently wrote a guide to how Joomla is handling the GDPR.

We've also been listening and responding to customer requests about the GDPR.

One of the most common requests has been for improvements to how OSYouTube handles privacy. I'm pleased to say that we've just released a new version of OSYouTube which makes it much easier to be GDPR-compliant. The new version makes it much easier to disable cookies for your users.

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New Feature: OSCampus Single Pathway Menu Item Type

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We are happy to announce that we implemented a new feature in our OSCampus Pro.

Starting with version 1.2.4, you will have the OSCampus Pro - Pathway new menu item type. It will display all classes of a single pathway.

In this blog post, you will take a look at this new feature.

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Joomla Has an Excellent New Demo Site

How to Launch a Free Hosted Joomla Test Site

You really should try launch.joomla.org, the new demo system for Joomla sites.

In less than 60 seconds, you can create a test site for Joomla 3 and also Joomla 4! This really is the best way to test Joomla.

If you want to test a new extension, or check the progress of Joomla 4, then launch.joomla.org is a great option. 

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5 Courses to Get You Started with Joomla

5 Courses to Help Your Started with Joomla

There is a common question we get from Joomla beginners who just joined Joomlashack.

They want to know how to start with Joomla and what kind of video classes they should take.

Here's an overview of 5 video classes to get you started with building, maintaining, securing and speeding up your Joomla site. All of these courses are available to Joomlashack Everything Club members as part of Joomlashack University.

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How to Edit a Class Difficulty Level in OSCampus

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One of our customers asked how to edit a class difficulty level in their OSCampus classes.

By default, OSCampus displays the three following levels of difficulty:

  1. Beginner.
  2. Intermediate.
  3. Advanced.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to change these three levels to your liking.

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How to Style Joomla Articles with Joomlashack Templates

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One of our template customers asked us how to style their Joomla articles.

Joomla is flexible enough for any beginner without coding skills to tweak an article style.

In this post, you will learn a few tips for styling your Joomla content.

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We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

Update: We published this post in January 2017. I've updated it for mid-2018.

Over the last few days, we've been contacted by several Joomla users. These users were customers of a particular Joomla extension developer. The developer seems to have vanished overnight, shutting down their website. 

This is not the first time we've seen a situation like this. Life happens. People get busy, create new extensions and services, change jobs, or may need to stop development for 1,001 other reasons.

But, if you don't want to disappoint your existing customers, let me offer an option: Joomlashack is willing to adopt your extensions.

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Shack Open Graph Is Now Live at Joomlashack

Shack Open Graph

Back in March, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

As a result, three Perfect Web extensions are moving to Joomlashack. We already moved over Shack Toolbox and Shack Forms.

We are happy to announce that the final extension is also here today. Say hello to Shack Open Graph.

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How to Integrate MailChimp with a Shack Form

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One of our Shack Forms customers asked how to integrate Shack Forms (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") and MailChimp.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Shack Form signing up its submitters to a MailChimp list.

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OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate with TLS 1.2

OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate

If you're using OSDonate (or any software that integrates with PayPal), your site needs to use a valid SSL certificate with TLS 1.2 protocol starting Saturday, June 30.

PayPal has a post on their blog with details on this important change.

Here's the important section of the PayPal post:

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