Remembering the Alamo: Joomlashack team meets up in San Antonio for annual company retreat

Joomlashack team at the AlamoOne of the many cool things about working for an online company, like Joomlashack, is that you can log in and work from the comfort of your own home. We all get to see our families a bit more each day; can work in our PJs all day if we want; and never, ever have to worry about long commutes to work. It's a pretty sweet deal.

Our team is spread out all over the world, so working out of one central office would be a bit difficult at the moment. And that's why Skype has been such a godsend to us. It’s allowed our team to stay connected to each other despite us all being in multiple timezones.

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NEW! JS Elated: An upbeat, fun & multi-purpose Joomla 1.6 template!


You'll LOVE how our latest template will make your site stand out with its feel-good colors & design

E*lat*ed - [ih-ley-tid] - adjective
very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits


elated_showcaseWe're *elated* to announce the release of our latest Joomlashack template, JS Elated!

JS Elated is a fun & upbeat multi-purpose template that's simply perfect for any website or blog that compliments its cool, feel-good colors & styles--like a book review site/store, foodie & recipe site, scrapbooking or hobby site, a parenting blog, a coupon site, and more. This template will add warmth to any site and will make your visitors feel comfortable and right at home!

JS Elated is a Joomla! 1.5 & 1.6-compatible template featuring:

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JoomEdit - Make Joomla Dynamic Using JQuery

JoomEdit

JoomEdit - The easy way to make your Joomla site extremely dynamic.

Don't know Javascript but want to make your website interactive and dynamic? No worries, just install JoomEdit! JoomEdit integrates Joomla with IxEdit, a powerful JavaScript-based interaction design tool.

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Introducing JS Enterprise: A Joomla 1.6 Template Built for Business

JS EnterpriseThis week, we're proud to announce our latest template, JS Enterprise: A Joomla 1.5/1.6 template built for business

These days, your online 'brand' is everything--whether that brand is you, your blog or your business. First impressions last, and so you only have a few seconds to win over a new visitor that comes to your site.

Now, a great-looking website is just one part of brand-building (history, good deeds, great products, awesome customer service,distinctive colors, cool logo/typography, etc also play a part in brand-building), but if your website is cluttered and unprofessional, your company's good reputation, engaging content, and awesome products won't matter much to new visitors as they'll never stick around long enough to learn more about you and your brand.

Our JS Enterprise Joomla template will help you build your online brand and give your site a clean, corporate & professional look that will make your customers feel good about visiting (and buying from) your site over and over again.

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OSDonate - A Paypal Donate Button for Joomla

OSDonate

OSDonate is a Paypal Donate Button for Joomla 1.5, 2.5 and 3.

It's packed with features, it's simple to use, and it even hovers in a fixed position on the page! It's a great choice for anyone who wants their donation button noticed. It is especially useful for someone who wants a full page layout, such as Joomla developers who have a forum and can't put a donate button in a regular module position because of "lack of space".

Click here to download OSDonate.

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Extend TinyMCE's Features in Joomla

This tutorial will reveal TinyMCE's hidden gem in Joomla: Extensibility.

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How to Prevent Google Search Engine from Crawling Your Joomla URLs Using Robots txt

One of our students was having trouble removing URLs from Google and received this message:

"Your request has been denied because the webmaster of the site hasn't applied the appropriate robots.txt file or meta tags to block us from indexing or archiving this page. Please work with the webmaster of this site or select an alternate removal option from the webpage removal request tool"

So we created this tutorial for him, which shows how to edit Joomla's robot.txt file to block search engines from crawling certain URLs, as well as the whole site if desired.

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Find the Module Positions in a Joomla 2.5 Template

n this tutorial we will show you how to display the module positions of your template.

Let's get started!

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Using OpenId and GMail Logins in Joomla

One of our students asked us how to use OpenID and GMail in Joomla, so we created this tutorial for him.

Most Joomla users don't know that the Joomla 1.5 core actually comes with OpenID and GMail plugins, but it does which makes it very easy to get things going. OpenID and GMail give your site's users a great way to login to your site and eliminates the need to remember one more username and password. For more information on either, check out https://openid.net/ and https://www.gmail.com/

Let's get started!

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How to Install Joomla 1.6 Tutorial

One of our students asked us how to install Joomla 1.6. He said he couldn't find any instructions or documentation about it. I did a quick check in the Joomla docs and sure enough, the documentation for it wasn't completed, so we created this tutorial for him.

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