How to embed a YouTube video into an article in Joomla

How to Embed YouTube videos in Joomla

Update: we highly recommend the OSEmbed extension for embedding code in Joomla.

OSEmbed is the easiest way to embed anything in Joomla. You can add YouTube videos with just a URL. Plus you can also add Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Flickr images, Vimeo videos and over 60 other types of media.

OSEmbed really is the best way to embed YouTube videos and everything else.

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How to use the GeSHi plugin

Joomla! comes with a plugin/mambot called GeSHi that comes in quite handy if you have a site in which you share code snippets with your readers. I recently tried to use GeSHi on a Joomla! 1.5 site, and I found that it works differently in Joomla! 1.5 than it does in Joomla! 1.0. Read on to see how to use it in both.

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How to view just your component in Joomla! 1.5

Here is a neat little trick I picked up last Friday at the Joomla! 1.5 bootcamp in Austin led by Johan Janssens.

In Joomla! 1.5, if you simply want to display your component without any modules and without your template styles, all you have to do is add "?tmpl=component" or "&tmpl=component" to the end of the URL, depending on whether or not there are already other parameters on the end of the URL.

For example, if you just want to view the component on the home page of the new community.joomla.org site, you simply add "?tmpl=component" to the URL like this: http://community.joomla.org/?tmpl=component.

This trick is really useful for template designers because you can isolate the HTML used in a specific component, so you can determine how best to set up your CSS for styling that component.

Enjoy!

Joomlashack Releases its latest native Joomla 1.5 Template

Introducing the latest native Joomla 1.5 template from Joomlashack - JS Relevant!

Joomla templates are fast becoming overloaded with widgets and code bloat. Relevant is a refreshingly clean template that let's your all important content speak for your site, and not get buried under a distracting template. Built to be SEO optimized and take subtle advantage of Joomla 1.5's template override features, Relevant will bring a professional finish to your site.

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Joomlashack Releases its latest native Joomla 1.5 Template

Introducing the latest native Joomla 1.5 template from Joomlashack - JS Relevant!

Joomla templates are fast becoming overloaded with widgets and code bloat. Relevant is a refreshingly clean template that let's your all important content speak for your site, and not get buried under a distracting template. Built to be SEO optimized and take subtle advantage of Joomla 1.5's template override features, Relevant will bring a professional finish to your site.

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Early Survey Results - Most People use Joomla 1.5

Joomla Events are growing and Joomla 1.5 is Easier to Use

Last year over 3000 people filled out our first ever Annual Joomla User Survey. Over the last few weeks we have been running our 2nd Annual Joomla Survey and already over 1000 people have told us about how they use Joomla.

There is still time to fill out the survey and enter to win over $1,000 worth of prizes!

We released the results of our first survey last year and found some interesting things. We have been looking at some of the early data, and its been very interesting to be able to analyses trends now we have data over time.

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How to Learn from a Joomla! lead developer

OK, I admit it. This isn't exactly a "How-To" article, but I wanted to draw everyone's attention to an upcoming event in Austin, TX that I will be attending. It is called "Joomla! 1.5 Bootcamp," and it will be held on Friday, July 18 from 8am to 4pm CST (GMT -6) at the Doubletree Hotel Austin. I want to strongly encourage anyone who can make it to come to this event. The keynote speaker/teacher for this event will be none other than Johan Janssens, one of the lead developers of Joomla! The event is being put on by Chris Justice (a.k.a. MegaJustice) from Sparksight.com.

Click "Read More" to see more information about the Bootcamp.

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Chicago Joomla Expo Recap: 300 passionate users in one room

A few weeks ago Team Joomlashack was together for a rare in-person gathering. (Our team is scattered across four states and three time zones, all in the U.S.) JoomlaEXPO in Chicago was a terrific day for any Joomlahead, but especially those new to our wild software scene.

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Joomlashack 2008 Joomla User Survey

Joomla SurveyTake the 2008 Joomla User Survey and enter to win over $1,000 in prizes!

Got a few minutes to take our annual Joomla user survey? In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products in the month of August. And if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com or a Joomlashack Developer Club membership for life!

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How to Display Your Page Title in Your Template - Joomla! 1.5

In October 2006, I wrote a how-to for displaying your page title within your Joomla! 1.0 template. Since the release of Joomla! 1.5, I have gotten many requests for an article explaining how to do this in Joomla! 1.5. Here is how you do it...

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