You Can Update Joomlashack Templates From the Admin Area

Our Joomla Templates Now Support Easy Updates

If you use a Joomlashack template, please consider updating to the latest release.

Why do we ask this?

The latest versions of Joomlashack templates now use the Joomla update system.

This means that you can update templates with one-click from your admin area. This also means you can easily get the latest bug-fixes, security updates and new features.

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What's New in JCal Pro 4.3?

Release of JCal Pro 4.3.0

We are happy to announce the release of JCal Pro 4.3.

This is a major release that introduces significant improvements to the database and code. End users will also notice some improvements in JCal Pro user interface.

Here's a rundown of what's new in JCal Pro 4.3:

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Joomla 3.8 Launched With a Secret Feature

Joomla 3.8 Launched With a Secret Feature

There's an Easter Egg hidden in the new Joomla 3.8.

Earlier this week, we wrote about (almost) all the new features in Joomla 3.8.

Well, it turns out we missed one, and it wasn't mentioned in any of the launch announcements either.

Thanks to this patch, the Articles screen now has much more powerful features.

Go to Content > Articles in your Joomla site, and you'll be able to use multi-select filters to search for articles. This will be very useful for sites with large numbers of articles. This feature supports Categories, Access Levels, Authors, and Tags. 

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What New Features Will You See in Joomla 3.8?

What's New in Joomla 3.8?

Joomla 3.8 has been released and it's time to update your sites.

Much of the energy in the Joomla project is going towards Joomla 4, but there still new features arriving in 3.8.

The headline improvement in 3.8 are new URLs that will make Joomla more search engine-friendly, but there are several interesting new features for developers.

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The New, SEO-Friendly URLs in Joomla 3.8

How to Test the New Friendlier URLs in Joomla

Joomla 3.8 brings major changes to the URL structure of new Joomla sites.

Existing sites won't be impacted, but new sites may want to use these improvements.

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PHP Notices, Warnings and Errors on Your Joomla Site

Notices, Warnings and Errors on Your Joomla Site

Websites inevitably have problems. Whether you're using Joomla or anything else, you'll need to spot and fix problems.

Joomla uses PHP and when PHP has problems, it reports them to you. However, often these errors will appear on your site and will be visible to visitors:

In this tutorial, we're going to give you a quick introduction to these errors. We'll explain the different types that might appear on your site and how you can stop them from showing.

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OSYouTube Pro Now Supports Short YouTube URLs in Joomla

Release of OSYouTube Free 3.3.4 and OSYouTube Pro 3.3.5

We are happy to announce new releases for the OSYouTube plugin.

OSYouTube Free 3.3.4 and OSYouTube Pro 3.3.5 are now available.

The new Free version is a maintenance release with bug fixes, but the new Pro release contains an important new feature. OSYouTube Pro allows you to use http://youtu.be URLs.

We've also updated the technical requirements for OSYouTube.

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OSTimer is Now a Powerful Marketing Tool for Joomla Sites

Release of OSTimer Free 2.8.10 and OSTimer Pro 2.9.8

We are pleased to announce a major new release for OSTimer.

OSTimer Pro is no longer just a countdown clock, but it's also a powerful marketing tool.

Let's give you a rundown of all the changes in OSTimer Free 2.8.10 and OSTimer Pro 2.9.8.

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Important: Call for JCal Pro Beta Testers

Call for JCal Pro Beta testers

Are you a JCal Pro user? If so, we'd love your help, please.

We're looking for beta testers to test the upcoming JCal Pro 4.3. This will be a major update that requires some changes to the database to reset the dates of pre-existing events.

Testing these date changes is where we would really appreciate your help.

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5 Joomla Tips for Power Users

5 Joomla Tips for Joomlers

Joomla is a great CMS with so many features that even regular users may not understand all options available to them.

I'm going to share 5 tips that Joomla power users love to take advantage of:

  • Global check-in
  • Display site name in page titles
  • Enable HTTPS in all your pages
  • Duplicate a module
  • Preview module positions

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