All the Joomla News for December 2021

All the Joomla News for December 2021

Hey everyone. Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community.

We've posted all of these updates, plus a lot more in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

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Joomlashack 2021 Review and Thank You

Joomlashack's 2021 Review and Thank You

Thank you all for your support of Joomlashack.

Joomlashack started in 2005, but our team took over the site in 2016. 

At the end of every year we write a review of what happened at Joomlashack. If you want to look back, here is our 2016 review, 2017 review2018 review, 2019 review, and 2020 review.

We always aim to avoid writing "everything was awesome" posts. We try and give you honesty and insight into Joomlashack's year. There are always plenty of ups and downs. You'll find plenty of stories of both success and failure in these posts.

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Shack Analytics is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Analytics is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Analytics is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download Shack Analytics version 1.0.8 and the same package file will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. This is the 15th extension that we've updated for Joomla 4.

Shack Analytics is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your sites. 

Joomla site owners often have scripts from services such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Clicky, Facebook, and MailChimp. But those scripts are hidden away inside random modules, plugins or template files.

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All the Joomla News for November 2021

All the Joomla News for November 2021

Hey everyone. Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack.

Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community.

We've posted all of these updates, plus a lot more in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

Read more: All the Joomla News for November 2021

OSMeta is Ready for Joomla 4

OSMeta is Ready for Joomla 4

OSMeta is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download OSMeta version 2.0 and the same package file will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4.

OSMeta is the easiest way to manage metadata for your Joomla site.

With OSMeta you will be able to easily control page titles, meta descriptions and URLs for all your articles via a single screen, which makes editing fast. There's also a character counter to make it easy to see when your metadata is just right or too long.

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Shack Article Manager is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Article Manager is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Article Manager is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download Shack Article Manager version 2.0 and the same package file will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4.

Shack Article Manager is an extension that allows anyone to write, edit, publish and manage articles from the frontend of Joomla sites.

Shack Article Manager is perfect for sites that don't want to allow users into the Joomla administrator area. Using Shack Article Manager, you can allow both guest and registered users to create content for your Joomla site.

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Shack Error Notify is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Error Notify is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Error Notify is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download Shack Error Notify version 2.0 and the same package file will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4.

Shack Error Notify will rescue you from serious site problems. This plugin will send automatic notifications if anything goes wrong with your Joomla site.

We have used this plugin at Joomlashack for years, and it has saved us on many occasions. It is easy to miss site errors, but Shack Error Notify catches them all! You will get an email describing what went wrong on your site, and showing you where to fix it.

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All the Joomla News for October 2021

All the Joomla News for October 2021

Hey everyone. Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack.

Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community.

We've posted all of these updates, plus a lot more in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

Read more: All the Joomla News for October 2021

Shack User Switching is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack User Switching is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack User Switching is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download Shack User Switching version 2.0 and the same package file will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4.

Shack User Switching allows you to test any user account on your sites, without compromising their passwords. With one click, you can browse your site and see exactly what your users see. This is a safe and useful way to troubleshoot problems for your site's users.

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How to Keep a Joomla Business Growing in 2021

How to Keep a Joomla Business Growing in 2021

It's no secret that Joomla businesses are facing headwinds in 2021. It's not easy dealing with the Joomla 4 upgrades, and the competition from platforms such as WordPress.

I won't lie and say that Joomla in 2021 is the industry to be in if you want to make millions of dollars. Here at Joomlashack, we will probably grow around 5% to 6% this year. However, it is possible to run a profitable company that does good work and keeps growing. There's no secret to doing this, but you do have to focus on getting the business fundamentals right.

I ask our team to concentrate on these three priorities:

  1. Recurring revenue
  2. Higher prices
  3. Good communication

If you want to find a Joomla developer you can trust, ask yourself if they are taking the steps above. Do they use recurring subscriptions? Do they charge a good price for their products? Do they communicate often on their blog and social media?

These thoughts were inspired by conversations with customers, and those led to a presentaton in partnership with TechJoomla. You can watch the full video below:

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