How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console
OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.

Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.

Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage. 

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Shack Locations Offers 50 Custom Styles for Joomla Maps

One of the exclusive features in Shack Locations Pro is the 50 custom map styles. By default, your map directory's maps look rather boring. They don't have to be.

In the Pro version, you have 50 custom Google Map styles. They look pretty cool. You can apply any of them to match your site design without any coding skills. In this blog post, I will give you a tour of all of those 50 styles.

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How to Add Video or Audio to a Joomla Article

Add Video or Audio to Joomla

In this Joomla media tutorial, we'll show you how to embed video and audio into a Joomla article.

By default, Joomla doesn't have much support for multimedia. You can add images, but it's not possible to embed YouTube videos, Soundcloud audio, Twitter posts, Instagram photos and other multimedia content.

If you do want to add video or audio to Joomla article, you will need an extension.

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How to Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Do you know that you can display Joomla modules inside components? This is possible with only a single line of PHP code.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to display a module inside any component.

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How to Link to PDFs and Other Files in Joomla

One of the things that many people use their websites for is sharing documents. Many organizations produce a large number of documents and need to make them available on their site.

In this tutorial, we'll show you two ways to share PDF documents in Joomla.

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How to Integrate OSDownloads with Dropbox

How to Set OSDownloads for a Dropbox Files Repository

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads for a remote files repository with Dropbox.

Dropbox offers fairly generous disk space. Letting your site users download files hosted with Dropbox will also save you bandwidth. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads Free to offer a file hosted with Dropbox for downloads.

For the purpose of this lesson, downloads will be available only to your site registered and logged in members.

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CSS Grid #13: The auto-fill and auto-fit Keywords in CSS Grid

The auto-fill and auto-fit Keywords in CSS Grid

Welcome to the 13th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

As you already learned, it is possible to create repeating track patterns with help of the repeat notation.

However, using this method gives you a fixed number of tracks, independently of the content inside each one of them.

The auto-fill and auto-fit keywords will allow you to place as many tracks of the specified size as possible, depending on the size of the viewport. This tutorial will explain the usage of these keywords.

Let’s start!

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Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

The Joomla team have been working hard on version 4. 

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing about all the new features in Joomla 4, including the new admin template, media library and installer.

I'm going introduce you to another new Joomla 4 feature: Workflows. This new extension allows you to approve content before it's published.

Keep in mind that Joomla 4 is only at the Alpha stage. A lot of work remains to be done before Joomla 4 is ready for production use. However, this Content Workflow feature is really great!

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CSS Grid #12: The minmax() Function

Welcome to the 12th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

Accordng to the CSS Grid Specification, minmax()

Defines a size range greater than or equal to min and less than or equal to max.

In other words, the minmax() function provides a method to specify the minimum and maximum sizes of a grid track. Thus, the minimax() takes two values as parameters.

This tutorial will explain the use of this CSS function.

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Shack Forms Now Has Extra Privacy Options

Shack Forms Pro Now Has GDPR Control Options

Shack Forms is one of the two or three most popular Joomla forms extensions. But we're always trying to make Shack Forms better.

Several customers asked us to allow more control over the user data collected by Shack Forms so they can comply with Europe's new GDPR laws (click here to read about Joomla and the GDPR).

Starting from Shack Forms 4.0.10, you will now see extra privacy features. 

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