Email Integrations with Shack Forms: MailChimp, FreshMail, AcyMailing

3 Ways of Creating an Email List with Shack Forms

Are you thinking about creating an email list for your Joomla site visitors but don't know how to? There are 3 ways of creating email lists with Shack Forms, in no particular order:

  1. Create a sign-up form for your Mailchimp email lists.
  2. Create a sign-up form for your FreshMail email lists.
  3. Create a sign-up form for your AcyMailing email lists.

In this blog post, I will give you a guided tour of each of these three options. 

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6 Positions for Your Shack Form Toggler

6 Positions for Your Shack Form Toggle

A form toggler is what your site visitors will see before they see your Shack Form itself. Your form toggler is what creates the first impression of the form. It also influences the overall impression of your site.

By default, your Shack Form toggler gets fixed to the left of the page. But you have 5 more positions for it. In this blog post, I will walk you through them one by one.

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5 Tweaks to Beautify Your Joomla Form Style with Shack Forms

5 Tweaks to Beautify Your Joomla Form Styles with Shack Forms

Your Joomla contact form doesn't have to be boring. Our Shack Forms Joomla extension provides plenty of options to make your contact form funky and fun.

The best part is, you will be able to achieve this even without any CSS skills. In this blog post, you will learn 5 tweaks to beautify your Joomla contact form style with Shack Forms Pro.

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How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories

How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories

JCal Pro is the premier events calendar for Joomla with a beautiful front end display. By default, JCal Pro assigns the same color to all events categories and events. So, all the categories and events will look the same.

JCal Pro allows you to easily set a unique color for every category instead of the default one. This new category color will be passed to the category events as well. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set your preferred color to all events categories. 

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Introduction to Field Types in Shack Forms

Introduction to Field Types in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is one of the most popular Joomla forms extensions. It has over three hundred 5-star reviews at Joomla.org.

One of the reasons why Shack Forms is so popular are its field types. They are completely flexible.

In this short video tutorial, we will show you how to customize your Shack Form with different fields.

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Shack Locations Pro Can Hide Google's Points of Interest

Shack Locations Pro Now Allows to Hide Google Points of Interest

Shack Locations Pro is the best Joomla extension to create an advanced map directory with multiple locations. You can pinpoint every location with its own customizable marker and many extra details.

However, by default, Google also includes it's own markers to maps. Each map shows Google's own "Points of Interest".

The new version of Shack Locations Pro now allows you to hide these "Points of Interest". In this blog post, I will give you a brief introduction to this new feature. 

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Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 is making progress with Alpha releases every month or so.

The latest version of Joomla 4 is Alpha 10. You can read the release announcement here.

Alpha 10 brings one important change: there is now a new default search extension. The old com_search has been replaced by com_finder.

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How to Hide Modules from Shack Article Manager Pages

How to Hide Joomla Modules from Shack Article Manager

Shack Article Manager is the best extension to write and manage Joomla articles from your site frontend. 

One of our customers asked how to keep their Shack Article Manager pages as clean as possible. They wanted to hide any modules on Shack Article Manager screens. In this blog post, I'll show you how to achieve this with Advanced Module Manager from RegurlarLabs.com.

This is a four-step process:

  1. Download free Advanced Module Manager here and install it.
  2. Open the module you wish to hide from Shack Article Manager pages.
  3. Scroll to the "URL" section, click "Exclude" and type manage-articles and submit-article into the field. Click "Save & Close".
  4. Repeat the above steps for the rest of the modules you wish to hide from Shack Article Manager pages.

Let's take a look at this process in more detail.

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How to Create a Joomla Contact Form

How to Create a Joomla Contact Form

This tutorial will show you how to create a Joomla contact form.

We're going to show you two different approaches:

  1. Using the default Contacts components, so you can create a Joomla contact form without installing any extra extensions.
  2. Using the powerful Shack Forms extension, so you can take advantage of extra features for your Joomla contact form.

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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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