How Debugging a Sitemap Works in OSMap

How Debuging a Sitemap Works in OSMap

Sitemaps help search engines find and index your Joomla site content. OSMap is one of the most popular Joomla sitemap extensions. 

If you are having an issue with your sitemap, the "Debug" feature will help uncover problems. In this blog post, I will show you how this feature works.

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How to Create Custom 404 Pages in Joomla

Create Custom 404 Pages in Joomla

By default, Joomla does not provide a 404 page that you can easily create and manage.

A 404 is really useful for guiding your visitors when they visit a broken URL on your site.

I'm going to demonstrate how to create a custom 404 page.

We're going to create an article, add a menu link and then add a little code to a file in your template folder.

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Everything You Need to Know About Joomla 4 in One Video

Everything You Need to Know About Joomla 4 in One Video

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel. There's a single playlist for all conference videos.

The first presentation we've published is from George Wilson, one of Joomla's lead developers. I introduced George and joked that this was the conference keynote. George is such a humble guy that he brushed off that compliment. But there's no doubt that everyone interested in Joomla should watch George's talk.

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How to Create a Conference With Events in JCal Pro

Do you need to create a multi-day conference event for your Joomla site? With the JCal Pro Joomla extension, you can set it in a few clicks. 

Our three-day online "Joomlashack Conference 2019" that we held the last week, could be a perfect fit to demonstrate such use case.

  • We held this online Joomla conference in 2019 in three days: November 6, November 7, and November 8.
  • On November 6, the event started at 12 PM (US Eastern time) and finished at 6 PM. 
  • On November 7, the event started at 8 AM and finished at 7 PM.
  • On November 8, the event once again started at 8 AM and finished at 7 PM.

In this blog post, I will show you how to set a similar multi-day event in JCal Pro.

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Multi-Column HTML Sitemaps with OSMap Pro

Multi-Column Sitemaps with OSMap Pro

If you would like to help search engines to find and index your Joomla site content, you need OSMap Pro. This is your best sitemap Joomla extension.

But by default, OSMap Pro creates an HTML sitemap page with one column layout. What if your HTML sitemap has become extremely long and you would like to keep it more compact?

In this blog post, I will show you how you can split your OSMap Pro HTML sitemap page to several columns.

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Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Do you have a multi-lingual Joomla website? Would you like to improve your site's SEO?

If both answers are yes, you're in the right place. OSMap is the best Joomla sitemap extension.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create sitemaps for a multi-lingual site using OSMap.

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How to Set Access to JCal Pro Administration Interface

How to Set Access to JCal Pro Administration Interface

JCal Pro is an extremely flexible Joomla calendaring extension. You can allow some of its administration tasks to a frontend user. For example, you can set a user to create JCal Pro events. You can also set a user to moderate created events.

But in JCal Pro you can also allow one of your Joomla users full access to JCal Pro administration interface. This user will be able to log into your Joomla administrator panel and get access to JCal Pro, and to JCal Pro only.

Let me show you how to approach such a setting.

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Introduction to Frontend Event Registrations in JCal Pro

A Tour to Frontend Event Registrations in JCal Pro

In JCal Pro you can register event participants in two ways:

  • Via Joomla administrator panel.  Your site administrators would create the registrations via the "JCal Pro: Registrations" administrative page.
  • Via the frontend. JCal Pro event participants will register themselves from the event's frontend page.

In this blog post, I'll show you how the second use case works.

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What Can You Do on the Frontend of JCal Pro?

A Tour to Frontend Actions in JCal Pro

JCal Pro is one of the best ccalendar extensions for Joomla. It allows you to control what users can do, what actions they can do with JCal Pro events from the frontend of your site. 

You can assign permissions for all of those actions to one person. You can also spread JCal Pro frontend actions amongst several members of your team.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour to frontend actions in JCal Pro.

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Displaying a JCal Pro Event Address without Its Google Map

Displaying a JCal Pro Event Address without Google Map

JCal Pro is an extremely flexible Joomla calendaring extension. One of our customers asked how to display an event address without displaying its Google Map.  

Normally, to display an address of your JCal Pro event you would use the JCal Pro built-in "Locations" feature. You would create a location and then add it to your event or events.

But displaying a JCal Pro event location means displaying the location's Google Map. What if you wish to display the address of the event as text, without its Google Map?

In this blog post, I will show you how to achieve this.

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