Managing PDFs and Other Documents with Joomla

When we get two people inside a few minutes in our support system asking how to do the same thing, it's time for a tutorial ...

Both of our students were asking how they can upload documents and link to them from articles. We have already recommended one way to handle documents for people using the JCE Editor.

This week we're going to recommend an extension called OSDownloads Free.

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OSDownloads is Now Integrated With AcyMailing

OSDownloads Joomla extension

OSDownloads is a great way to store and share files in Joomla. It also allows you to build email lists. You can request email addresses and other details from visitors before they can download your file. This email collection feature of OSDownloads is what you see when you download any free extension here at Joomlashack.

You can also connect OSDownloads to newsletter services so you can send emails to those visitors. OSDownloads supported Mailchimp and Constant Contact. Now it also supports AcyMailing, the Joomla newsletter extension.

In this post, I'll show you how the new OSDownloads Pro and AcyMailing integration works.

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Joomlashack Adopts the Extensions of Pixpro Labs

Joomlashack Has Adopted the Extensions of Pixpro Labs

Over the last 13 years, Joomlashack has built popular and powerful extensions and templates for Joomla.

In addition to building our own products, we've also acquired them from other developers. In recent years, we've adopted 6 extensions: JCal Pro, jInbound, Shack Forms, Shack Toolbox, Shack Open Graph, and Tabs and Sliders.

We think that adopting extensions is a win for everyone. In the past, developers had limited options if they wanted to stop work on their extensions. If they made an official announcement, they had to deal with unhappy users. To avoid this, sometimes the developers would just disappear. In contrast, a smooth adoption leads to a great outcome for the developers, users ... and Joomlashack customers.

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5 New Extensions Coming to Joomlashack From Pixpro

5 New Extensions Coming to Joomlashack From Pixpro

Joomlashack has agreed to acquired the extensions developed by Pixpro Labs in Sweden.

You can read the full announcement here at Joomlashack and at the Pixpro site.

In this post, we'll give you an overview of all the exciting new extensions that are coming to Joomlashack.

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CSS Grid #4: How to Use the Autoflow Property in CSS Grid

How to Use the Autoflow Property in CSS Grid

Since we blogged that Joomla 4 will adopt CSS Grid, many Joomlashack readers expressed their interest in CSS Grid.

In our first few tutorials on this topic, we covered these topics:

In this post, we'll look at the Autoflow property of CSS Grid.

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Videos to Get You Started With Joomla Development

Videos to Get You Started With Joomla Development
How do I get started with building Joomla extensions?

That's a common question we get from people who join OSTraining for the first time. They want to know about the skills they will need, and what kind of classes they should take.

Here's an overview of everything you need to get started with Joomla development.

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CSS Grid #3: Understanding Explicit and Implicit Grids in CSS Grid

Understanding Explicit and Implicit Grids in CSS Grid

We recently wrote that Joomla 4 will adopt CSS Grid. This generated a really positive response from Joomlashack readers, many of whom are excited to use CSS Grid in Joomla.

So we decided to write some tutorials about the CSS Grid, helping everyone get up to speed.

If you haven't done so yet, please read our first two tutorials before reading this one:

  1. Learn the basics of CSS Grid
  2. Learn how to use the Firefox Grid Inspector

In this third article, we'll explain the difference between implicit and explicit grids. Understanding the difference is the key to successfully placing rows and columns with CSS Grid.

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CSS Grid #2: How to Use the Firefox Grid Inspector with CSS Grid

How to Use the Firefox Grid Inspector with CSS Grid

We recently wrote that Joomla 4 will adopt CSS Grid. This generated a really positive response from Joomlashack readers, many of whom are excited to use CSS Grid in Joomla.

So we decided to write some tutorials about the CSS Grid, helping everyone get up to speed. If you haven't read our first tutorial yet, head over tolearn the basic of CSS Grid.

This second tutorial expands on that first article. Now that you know the basics, let's show you how to use the Grid Inspector tool in Firefox. We'll also explain the difference between implicit and explicit grid.

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8 Great Videos That Explain Inbound Marketing

Best videos to learn Inbound Marketing

Our jInbound Joomla extension is the best tool to instantly start marketing your products or services with Inbound Marketing.

Set a marketing goal, create a campaign, build a landing page for the campaign, and schedule a few automatic emails to convert the campaign leads into customers. That's all.

Are these terms new to you? Watch our best 8 videos to learn with lovely Shannon what Inbound Marketing is and how each of these terms fits into the whole IM picture.

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CSS Grid #1. Everything Joomla Users Need to Get Started with CSS Grid

Everything Joomla Users Need to Get Started with CSS Grid

One of the major changes in future Joomla 4 will be the adoption of CSS Grid

CSS Grid is revolutionizing the front end design industry. It is fast becoming an Internet standard.

Joomla most likely will keep Bootstrap 4 for backward compatibility. However, the future is clear.

Long-term, the future of Joomla frontend design is CSS Grid. You already can see CSS Grid in action in Cassiopeia, the default frontend template for Joomla 4.

In this blog post, I'm going to help you master the key ideas behind CSS Grid.

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