If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.
An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.
This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.
The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is due on March 28th, 2017.
There's already a beta version available, so you can download and test the new features today.
Click here to download the beta version of Joomla 3.7.
In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:
Much of what we see in changing design trends really has to do with the consumer. So, if you become aware of changes happening with your audience’s preferences, behaviors, or even technology usage, that’s usually a clear indication that something is about to change within your own work.
As far as 2017 goes, there is a major sea change happening with consumers across all industries. No longer is it enough to create a high-quality offering and accompanying website to show off that product or service. Now everything needs to be geared towards improving the user experience. Why? Because that is the direction everything is headed.
JCal Pro 4.1.6 was released recently, and this version includes “Barbarians”, a new JCal Pro theme.
Barbarians is a clean and flat design based on the Bootstrap framework. If you use the Barbarians theme, your events calendar will look great on any device, from desktop to smartphones and tablets.
In the next few weeks, we intend to make Barbarians the default theme, after getting feedback from you and other JCal Pro users.
In this post, we will show you how to start using the Barbarians theme today.
We have already covered several new features in Joomla 3.7 including custom fields and an improved URL structure.
Joomla 3.7 will also include a new component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.
At the moment, there's no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.
Joomla 3.7 is not due until later in 2017, but this feature is already available in Joomla 3.7 Beta 2. You can download the Beta installation package from here. Please don't try this for production sites.
We released a complete new version of Unlimited, a clean Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, including portfolio, blog and photography sites.
This update to Unlimited mainly includes a complete design refresh. Additionally, Unlimited is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.
One of our users asked us how they could receive an email notification whenever a new user registered at their Joomla site.
In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up your Joomla site so that site administrators will get notifications of newly registered users.
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.
Are you ready to learn how to build Joomla plugins?
These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine. Plugins are responsible for a huge variety of tasks on your site from logins, to search, to article features and 1,001 other things.
Inside Joomlashack University, you'll find detailed classes on every aspect of Joomla development. In these 3 videos, we'll show you how to set up your Joomla plugin environment and create a "Hello World" plugin. For more in-depth development training, click here and become a Joomlashack University member.
Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).
Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.
We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.
Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.