Solving the Joomla Message: "AJAX Loading Error: Not Found"

How to Deal with the AJAX Loading Error: Not Found error

Did you ever see this message when trying to update your Joomla site?

AJAX Loading Error: Not Found

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you a few options for getting rid of this error and smoothly running your Joomla update.

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How to Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

How to Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

Many people choose to use a extension such as Shack Forms to create their contact forms.

Shack Forms is a great choice, but with the arrival of custom fields in Joomla, you can also customize contact forms with the Joomla core. Every Joomla site ships with a "Contacts" extension. This is easy-to-use and doesn't require an extra extensions. The main disadvantages are that you don't get many features and the Joomla core doesn't save form submissions. For that, you'll need Shack Forms or an alternative.

However, the Joomla core form is getting more features. I'll walk you through the basics of creating a Joomla contact form, and then you'll see how to add fields.

The examples in this tutorial are taken from "Joomla 3 Explained", the best-selling Joomla book. If you join the Everything Club you can get a copy of Shack Forms and also Joomla 3 Explained.

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How to Track Search Queries on Your Joomla Site

Track Search Queries on Your Joomla Site

This tutorial will show you how to track search queries on your Joomla site.

Often these queries can be a great source of information about what your visitors want:

  • They show you what visitors can't find: If one search term is really popular, it might be because people can't find it using your current menus ... it might be time to add a new menu link.
  • They show you what visitors really want: You may think people want "pink widgets" but search terms might show that people really want "blue widgets".

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What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

The Joomla team released a security update today.

Joomla 3.7.1 fixes a high priority security issue, plus some bugs. The official announcement is here.

As we find out more about 3.7.1, we're going to update this post with things you need to know.

Read more: What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

One of our students was having a problem updating his site. The issue was the "updates" table in the database had become corrupted.

We found a solution for him, but it required running a query in phpMyAdmin. He wasn't familiar with the process of running a database query before, so we created this tutorial for him and you.

In the step-by-step tutorial, we'll describe the issue and demonstrate how to resolve it.

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How to Recover a Lost Joomla Username and Password

How to Recover a Lost Joomla Username and Password

We've had several people recently contact us after losing the login to their Joomla site.

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

  1. How to recover your lost Joomla username
  2. How to recover your lost Joomla password
  3. How to recover your lost Super User password

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How to Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

How to Manually Install Joomla in cPanel - Step by Step

One of our students was having trouble installing Joomla in cPanel, so we created this tutorial for him.

This tutorial will cover setting up the database, the files, and the configuration of the Joomla install.

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You Can Now Get Easy Updates for the Wright Framework

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

The Wright framework is the base of our Joomla templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. You can learn more about it and why it's unique in a world of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bloated frameworks. You can also download it for free from this page.

Despite it's lightness, like many Joomla templates, updating Wright was not a straight-forward and easy process. You had to update Wright manually, by downloading the latest version from Joomlashack. So many of our customers never saw the benefits of Wright's updates and bug-fixes.

We have just released Wright 3.2, and this version uses Joomla update system. It now super easy to update your template when a new version of Wright is available.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

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Meet the New Features in Joomla 3.7

When Will Joomla 3.7 Be Released?

The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is here!

In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered some of the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:

You can click the links above for in-depth explanations on all those major changes. There are also several smaller features that you will see in 3.7.

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