Turn Your Joomla Error Reporting to Maximum

Turn Your Joomla Error Reporting to Maximum

You enable your Joomla error reporting to maximum to monitor in real time when PHP problems occur. From there you can take step by step procedures to find the cause of the problem.

This tutorial will take you step-by-step on how to change your Joomla Error Reporting setting to its Maximum option. You will learn to do this either from your Joomla administrator panel or using Joomla configuration.php file.

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A First Look at Joomla 4

A First Look at Joomla 4

Here at Joomlashack we've started to get questions about Joomla 4.

We've even had people asking us why we don't have training available for Joomla 4 yet!

So, it's time to give people an overview of the progress being made on Joomla 4. What's the current state of this new version? What features will be included? Will it be easy to update?

Let's dive in and answer those questions.

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The Wright Framework Works with Joomla 4!

Hey, Wright (Almost) Works with Joomla 4!

Here at Joomlashack, we use the Wright Framework to build great Joomla templates.

Wright currently works perfectly with Joomla 3 websites.

However, we had no idea whether it would work on Joomla 4. After all, Joomla 4 isn't even in alpha yet. And future Joomla updates have always been complicated. Surely the move to Joomla 4 would be difficult?

We were wrong. Moving Wright to Joomla 4 was surprisingly easy.

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Our Alasse Template is Back and Available for Free

Our Alasse Template is Now Available for Free

Many of our customers requested this, and we listened to their request. As the result, our Alasse template is back, improved and available for free.

Alasse has a clean and open design, which makes this Joomla template ideal for a huge variety of end uses.

The free version of Alasse has the same design as the Pro version. However, if you buy the Pro version you'll get support and two Pro extensions: Easy Social Icons and Shack Slides. If you are interested in getting the full experience with the Alasse template, we recommend you buy a subscription.

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Joomla Mobile Toolbar Module from JoomForest

Joomla Mobile Toolbar Module from JoomForest

A good navigation menu can hugely improve your website user experience. If your site does not have an easy to use navigation menu system, then your customers will most likely get confused and leave to your competitors. Keeping your site navigation menu as simple as possible, will increase your customer satisfaction and make them come back to your site for more.

JF Mobile Bar is a complete mobile navigation solution for Joomla. It can either partially or completely replace your Joomla template's own header or menu. It offers your mobile visitors a flawless browsing experience that is tailored specifically to small screens. This unique Joomla tool can also work on tablet or desktop browsers.

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Our Community Template is Now Available for Free

Our Community Template is Now Available for Free

We are happy to announce our Community template is now available for free.

Community is a simple and practical Joomla design. Because it is so fun and easy to use, we used it as the example template in Joomla 3 Explained, the most popular book for Joomla beginners.

The free version of Community has the same design as the Pro version. However, if you buy the Pro version, you'll get support and the Easy Social Icons extension. If you are interested in getting the full experience with Community Joomla template, we recommend you buy a subscription.

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Flow, Our New Landing Page Template

Flow, Our New Landing Page Template

Today we released Flow, a Joomla template that's perfect for landing pages.

Flow is designed with a simple and clean approach. With clear call-to-action areas throughout the template, Flow is ideal for promoting products and services. 

Flow is compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework, and comes with two commercial extensions: Easy Social Icons and Shack Slides.

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The 4th Joomla Development Class is Here

 

How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2

We are delighted to publish the 4th major class in our Joomla development series. These 4 classes now cover all the key areas of building Joomla extensions.

We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to create this series of 70 videos.

This 4th class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2: the Frontend".

In these videos, you'll finish building the todo list component that was started in Part 1. 

Join Joomlashack University for access to all these videos

Cory shows you how Joomla uses the MVC pattern for component development. You'll learn how to build Models, Views and Controllers in the recommended Joomla way. You'll also see how to create router files and language files, plus how to package your work for distribution.

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What is the Best Joomla Page Builder?

What is the Best Joomla Page Builder?

At a recent Joomla event, a Joomlashack member asked me a really interesting question:

Do you recommend using a page builder to use with Joomlashack templates?

By "page builder", we were talking about extensions that allow you to design Joomla pages using a drag-and-drop interface.

I admitted that I hadn't used the page builders enough to give him a good answer. So, over the last couple of weeks, I downloaded and tested several Joomla page builders.

Here's an introduction to some of the most popular page builder options:

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How We're Improving the Admin UI for JCal Pro

Improved Admin UI for JCal Pro

We released today JCal Pro 4.2.5, a new version of the best calendar component for Joomla.

Over the last few releases, we been improving the admin UI, so that JCal Pro looks more like the core Joomla UI.

In general, we think that extensions should look like Joomla, rather than have their own, completely unique design style. This makes it much easier for users, who don't have to learn a new interface.

In this post, we'll give you a quick summary of how the JCal Pro backend evolved during the last updates.

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