How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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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 steady progress with Beta releases every month or so. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 4. You can read the release announcement here.

One important change has been introduced recently: there is now a new default search extension. The old com_search has been replaced by com_finder.

This isn't an entirely new extension because com_finder was available in Joomla 3: it was called "Smart Search". So for several years, Joomla has had two search extensions in the core. This did not make much sense, and so it's good to remove one of them. The old com_search will join other retired extensions, such as Weblinks, as an optional Joomla download.

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Learn About Frontend Events Administration in JCal Pro

Learn About Frontend Events Administration in JCal Pro

JCal Pro is one of our most popular and bestselling extensions. It offers simplicity, flexibility, a robust feature set, and gorgeous templates to fit almost any color scheme.

One of the questions about JCal Pro features we heard this week was about JCal Pro's capability to administrate calendar events from the frontend of a Joomla site.

In this blog post, you will learn the best resources covering the frontend administration of the events in JCal Pro.

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How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

Many people install off-the-shelf Joomla templates or extensions and then want to modify their design.

If you want to add custom CSS to your Joomla site without hacking any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom CSS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Add Custom CSS plugin to safely tweak your site's design.

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How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

Sometimes, Joomla users have deleted a component but still see the component's menu item in their admin area.

This is exactly what happened with one Joomla user this week. His unwanted component was Akeeba Subscriptions.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get rid of such unwanted menu items. Akeeba Subscription will be used as an example component. 

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Joomla Overrides for Components, Modules and Languages

Joomla Overrides for Modules, Components and Languages

Making changes to Joomla's core files is often neccessary, but there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

The wrong way is to directly edit Joomla's files. If you do, you'll lose all your changes when you next update your site.

The right way is to use an override. In this post, we'll show you what overrides are and how you can use them to safely edit components, modules and languages.

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Check out this video introduction to Shack Article Manager

Shack Article Manager is one of the new extensions we released at Joomlashack in 2020.

Shack Article Manager is perfect for sites that don't want to allow users into the Joomla administrator area. You can allow users to write, edit, publish and manage articles from the frontend of Joomla sites.

I say this extension is "new", but the base of Shack Article Manager has been around since Joomla 1.5. The original version was called "User Article Manager" and it was really popular in early Joomla versions. Because so many Joomlashack users asked us to adopt this extension, we eventually agreed to take it onboard at Joomlashack.

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video introducing the features of Shack Article Manager. This is part of their awesome OSTips series on YouTube, which also includes an intro to Shack Article Layouts.

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What is Joomla 3.10 and How Will it Impact Joomla 4?

What is Joomla 3.10?

Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the upcoming Joomla 4. If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

There is one important Joomla 4-related topic we need to talk about. The topic is Joomla 3.10, which will be the final release for Joomla 3.

Here are some key things to know about this final Joomla 3 release:

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Check out this video introduction to Shack Article Layouts

Video Introduction to Shack Article Layouts

Shack Article Layouts is the newest extension available at Joomlashack.

It launched in May and allows you to display your articles in many attractive layouts. As we update our templates for Joomla 4, Shack Article Layouts is going to take pride of place. We're doing that because it's easy-to-use and is also ideally suited for homepages, landing pages, blogs, and much more.

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video introducing the features of Shack Article Layouts:

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How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

A Joomlashack member was on our site and saw that the menu link "Login" was automatically replaced by "Logout" once someone had logged in.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a Login menu item that only appears to users that aren't signed in. Once they sign in, they'll get a Logout menu item instead. 

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