You Can Now Include All Types of Media in OSCampus Lessons

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're releasing a major update to OSCampus, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla.

OSCampus is designed for online courses. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. 

OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and it's architecture is the basis for Joomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!

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You Must Update to Joomla! 3.6.4 Now

Joomla! 3.6.4 - Urgent Security Announcement

On Tuesday, October 25, the Joomla team released version 3.6.4, which is an urgent security update. 

We've compiled a short FAQ to help you, and we'll keep this updated as we know more.

Here's what you need to know about the Joomla 3.6.4 release ...

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Page and Module Class Suffixes in Joomla

Page and Module Class Suffixes in Joomla

When creating modules in Joomla, you may have seen a "Module Class Suffix" option.

When you add menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.

Did you know that these two features are very closely related? These features allow you to add custom CSS to specific modules or pages. This makes suffixes a really good way to style individual modules and pages.

Many Joomla template designers rely heavily on these suffixes to create their unique designs.

In the videos below, we'll introduce you to page and module suffixes. These videos are part of our "CSS for Joomla" class which is available inside Joomlashack University.

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What to Know About Updating to Joomla 3.6.3

What to Know About Updating to Joomla 3.6.3

Joomla 3.6.3 was released on October 18th.

This is a bug-fix release that fixed over 300 issues. You can see the complete list of bug-fixes on Github.

As with any release, some users may see one or two glitches. In this post, we'll keep a list of any glitches that are reported.

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We Updated Élan, a Minimalist and Elegant Joomla Template

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Do you like clean and elegant design? Check out Élan, one of our favorite templates at Joomlashack.

This week's update to Élan includes minor changes to be compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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Meet the New Optimus: a Stylish Joomla Template

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Today, we bring you a big update for the Optimus template.

We have completely redesigned Optimus with a minimalist approach. The template is also now responsive and based on version 3 of the Wright framework.

Along with this, we're happy to complete one of the major goals set out in our 2016 roadmap: all our Joomla templates are responsive, stylish, Joomla 3 compatible, and based on Wright 3.

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Free Tutorials on Updating From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3

How to Update From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3
Joomla 3 is a wonderful way to build websites!
 
It's been nearly three years since the last update to Joomla 2.5, so we want to help anyone stuck on 2.5.
 
We've released a 100% free class from Joomlashack University. This class explains how to move Joomla 2.5 sites to Joomla 3.

Joomla itself updates smoothly from 2.5 to 3. The main issues occur with extensions or templates that haven't been adapted for Joomla 3. Watch these videos, and you should be ready to migrate. If you need help, click here to talk with our Joomla migration experts.

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New Joomla Class: Introduction to Object Oriented PHP

Object Oriented PHP

We're delighted to launch an important new class called, "Introduction to Object Oriented PHP".

This class is part of a series of new developer-focused classes at Joomlashack University. Last week, you saw the launch of new Joomla development classes.

Object oriented programming (OOP) is the most popular model used by PHP developers.

Joomla has long been a leader in terms of OOP. Back in 2008, the Joomla team launched version 1.5. This was a completely rewrite, in part to introduce OOP principles.

In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of OOP and, in particular, how they apply to Joomla and PHP.

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How to Create Tabs Using Joomla and Bootstrap

How to Create Tabs Using Joomla Bootstrap
If you are a Joomla developer, and you are creating your own extension or template, it will often happen that you need a nice way to organize your output so that it looks neat on the page.

A good way to do this is using a tab set, that is, a clickable set of information panes.

This article shows how to do this using Joomla Bootstrap. The Bootstrap framework is a jQuery plugin which is distributed as part of the Joomla core.

The image below has an example of tabs in action:

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The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla! World Conference (JWC) is back for the 5th year!

After two years in the USA, followed by a year in Mexico and then India, the JWC is now headed to Canada.

The 2016 edition of JWC is in Vancouver. If you've never been to Vancouver before, you'll find it's one of the most beautiful cities in North America.

The conference is about six weeks away now, so there's plenty of time to get your tickets.

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