How to Track Shack Forms Submissions with Google Analytics

How to Track Shack Forms Submissions with Google Analytics

One of our customers asked how to track their Shack Forms submissions with Google Analytics.

Setting such tracking is a six-step process.

  1. Connect your Joomla site to Google Analytics.
  2. Create a "Thank You" Joomla article for your form.
  3. Create a hidden menu item for the "Thank You" article.
  4. Set your form to redirect to the "Thank You" article page upon submissions.
  5. Create a goal in Google Analytics to track the URL of the "Thank You" page.
  6. Test the goal conversion in your Google Analytics.

In this blog post, I'll walk you through this process step-by-step in more detail.

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How to Export Your Joomla Database with phpMyAdmin

How to Export Your Joomla Database with phpMyAdmin

We had a request from a reader to provide more detailed instructions on working with your Joomla database.

In this tutorial, I'm going to help answer his request by showing how to manually export your Joomla database.

To perform the tasks in this article, you will need phpMyAdmin installed on your server. This comes pre-installed on most hosting company servers.

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How to Set Up Frontend Event Registrations in JCal Pro

JCal Pro is the best Joomla extension if your website needs a calendar of events. You can allow your site visitors to register for the events. 

All it takes is three simple steps. In this blog post, I will show you how to set up events registrations for your Joomla site visitors in JCal Pro.

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Update from Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form to Shack Forms

How to Update from Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form to Shack Forms

Is your Joomla website still running the "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" module? We acquired this module from its previous owners at perfect-web.co. Its new name is "Shack Forms".

"Shack Forms" is now a component and a module. In this tutorial, you will learn how to update from "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form" to "Shack Forms".

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The Joomla 4 Admin Template is Ready!

The Joomla 4 Admin Template is Ready!

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

The latest version of Joomla 4 is Alpha 11. You can read the release announcement here.

The major change in this version is that there's a new admin template! This has been a long process and we're delighted for the Joomla team that the template is ready. We first wrote about the new admin template in 2017 and then again in 2018. The Joomla team have been slowly improving and tweaking the template for at least two years.

Here's our video introducing the Joomla 4 admin template. This video is one of many on Joomlashack's YouTube channel.

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How to Translate OSCampus

How to Translate OSCampus

You can translate OSCampus from its default English language to your preferred one. This is a five-step process:

  1. Install your language pack for Joomla.
  2. Create your language folders for OSCampus.
  3. Copy the en-GB language source files for OSCampus.
  4. Rename the en-GB language source files for OSCampus.
  5. Translate the OSCampus language files.

In the blog post, you will take a look at this process.

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New Custom Module Positions for Shack Locations Pro

Custom Module Positions for Shack Locations Pro

We do our best to continually improve our Joomla extensions and increase their value for our customers.

We recently enhanced our Shack Locations Pro. It now offers you four custom positions for placing any module on your Joomla map directory location page. Let me show you this new feature.

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How to Display a Popup via an Image with Shack Toolbox

How to Display a Popup via an Image with Shack Toolbox

In this blog post, I wrote about how to display a Shack Toolbox popup using a Joomla menu item.

But with Shack Toolbox you can also display a Joomla popup via a clickable link. This allows you to trigger a popup from within your Joomla content at will.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a clickable image within a Joomla article to display your Shack Toolbox popup.

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JFolder::create: Could not create directory

JFolder::create: Could not create directory

"JFolder::create: Could not create directory" is a really common error message. You can face this error trying to install a Joomla extension or moving, copying or installing a Joomla site.

In most cases, this error has to do with the /tmp folder. In this tutorial, I will show you how to solve this error.

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How to Display a Popup via a Link with Shack Toolbox

How to Display a Popup via a Link with Shack Toolbox

In this blog post, I wrote about how to display a Shack Toolbox popup using a Joomla menu item.

But with Shack Toolbox you can also display a Joomla popup via a link. This allows you to trigger a popup from within your Joomla content at will.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to use a link within a Joomla article to display your Shack Toolbox popup.

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