We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

Update: We published this post in January 2017. I've updated it for mid-2018.

Over the last few days, we've been contacted by several Joomla users. These users were customers of a particular Joomla extension developer. The developer seems to have vanished overnight, shutting down their website. 

This is not the first time we've seen a situation like this. Life happens. People get busy, create new extensions and services, change jobs, or may need to stop development for 1,001 other reasons.

But, if you don't want to disappoint your existing customers, let me offer an option: Joomlashack is willing to adopt your extensions.

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Shack Open Graph Is Now Live at Joomlashack

Shack Open Graph

Back in March, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

As a result, three Perfect Web extensions are moving to Joomlashack. We already moved over Shack Toolbox and Shack Forms.

We are happy to announce that the final extension is also here today. Say hello to Shack Open Graph.

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The Ultimate Joomla Content Editor (JCE) Guide

Joomla and JCE logo

There is one extension that we install on every single Joomla site build: Joomla Content Editor.

JCE has been around since 2006 and has been outstanding since it's launch.

It makes everything easier when you're writing Joomla articles: linking, formatting, adding images, spell-checking, create tables and much more.

It's built by Ryan Demmer at http://JoomlaContentEditor.net.

So, it made sense for us to sit down and write the Ultimate JCE Guide. I used JCE of course.

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How to Integrate MailChimp with a Shack Form

mailchimp and shack forms integration

One of our Shack Forms customers asked how to integrate Shack Forms (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") and MailChimp.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Shack Form signing up its submitters to a MailChimp list.

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OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate with TLS 1.2

OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate

If you're using OSDonate (or any software that integrates with PayPal), your site needs to use a valid SSL certificate with TLS 1.2 protocol starting Saturday, June 30.

PayPal has a post on their blog with details on this important change.

Here's the important section of the PayPal post:

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The 5 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

The 5 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

Are you looking to add Joomla forms to your site?

It is possible to use the Joomla core, and we explain how to do that in this tutorial: How to Create a Joomla Contact Form.

However, there are some limitations to using the "Contacts" component in the Joomla core. The default component doesn't have many features and doesn't save your submissions.

So, if you want a powerful contact form on your Joomla site, you'll need to look for a new extension. Here's our ranking of the 5 best Joomla forms extensions. We tested dozens of these extensions and compared their pros and cons.

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10 Ways to Improve Your Joomla Contact Form

How to Create a Joomla Contact Form Module

One question we frequently get is about the Joomla contact form. Some people think its too plain and want to redesign it or add features. Some people get too much spam.

This week we'll walk you through how to improve your Joomla contact form.

If you want to use the Joomla core, check out this guide: how to create Joomla contact forms.

But there are some serious limitations to the Joomla core. For example, you can't even store messages that are sent to you. So we highly recommend the Shack Forms extension for better Joomal contact forms.

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How to Create a Joomla Contact Form Module

How to Create a Joomla Contact Form Module

This tutorial will show you how to add a contact form to the front of your Joomla site.

This will allow people to contact you quickly without having to navigate through to a dedicated "Contact Us" page.

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New Feature in Shack Forms: Review Submitted Data

Joomla logo and Shack Forms icon

One of the customers of our Shack Forms extension (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") asked us for a particular feature.

They wanted to be able to view and search the data sent via their Shack Forms.

We happily implemented this feature. In this quick overview, you will take a look at it.

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Send Your Joomla Forms Entries to Google Sheets

Send Your Joomla Forms Entries to Google Sheets

Our favorite Joomla forms extension is Shack Forms.

It has a ton of cool features that you won't find in many other Joomla forms. For example, you can store your entries in Google Sheets. Once your data is inside a Google sheet you can analyze, share or use the information in thousands of different ways.

Let's show you how to send your Joomla forms data to Google Sheets.

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