Joomla Pagebreaks and How to Use Them

Joomla Pagebreaks and How to Use Them

Pagebreaks are designed to split up very long articles.

If you use pagebreaks, Joomla will automatically generate a table of contents for you. This feature is called "pagebreaks" because it will split your content into different pages. Every break in your content will lead readers to slightly different URL.

Here's how to use them pagebreaks inside Joomla:

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How to Protect A Landing Page with Google ReCaptcha in jInbound

How to Protect A Landing Page with Google ReCaptcha in jInbound (2)

jInbound is a great Joomla extension to generate leads and convert them to customers. You achieve this by setting a landing page with a web form. But according to DataProt, "45% of all emails are spam".

Last week, one of our customers asked how to protect their jInbound form from spambots. This is a four-step process:

  1. Generate your Joomla Site and Secret Keys with Google Recaptcha free service.
  2. Create a new jInbound field by the "captcha" type.
  3. Add this new field to your iInbound form.
  4. Enable a Joomla Captcha plugin of your choice. For my demonstration, I selected the "Captcha - Invisible reCAPTCHA".

In this blog post, I'll give you a walkthrough of this process.

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Using the "Magazine" Layout in Shack Article Layouts

"Shack Article Layouts" is one of our newest Joomla extensions. It already has a good review from a happy customer at Joomla Extensions Directory. Yes, it is a module but you can display it as a focal point of your Joomla site, just as if it would be a fully-fledged component. 

We decided to use "layouts" in its name due to its six beautiful built-in layouts. One of them is the "Magazine" layout. Embed "Shack Article Layouts" module in a Joomla article, and the "Magazine" layout will neatly display your Joomla articles in a nice grid. 

In this blog post, I'll show you how to display the "Shack Article Layouts" module inside a Joomla article using the "Magazine" layout.

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Fixing the invalid_grant Error in Shack Forms Pro

Fixing the ivald_grant Error in Shack Forms Pro

One of our customers bumped into the ivalid_grant error in their Shack Forms/Google Sheets integration. The "Shack Forms Pro" Joomla extension allows you to automatically feed data submitted in a Shack Form to your selected Google Sheets.

You need to authorize your "Shack Form" connection to Google Sheets for this data transfer to take place. But such authorized connection may get corrupted. Then you will see the "invalid_grant" error in your form. Let's take a look at how to fix this error.

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What Layouts Are Available in Shack Article Layouts?

What Layouts Are Available in Shack Article Layouts

Layouts are at the center of the "Shack Article Layouts" Joomla extension. You can neatly display your Joomla articles with this module in one of the following five grid layouts:

  • "Blocks"
  • "Cover"
  • "Default"
  • "Magazine"
  • "Wide".

Each of them offers your Joomla site visitors a unique preset design. Each of them, except the "Wide" one, allows you to nicely layout your Joomla articles in a neat grid with more than one column.

Let's take a brief glance at the five layouts of the "Shack Article Layouts" module.

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Shack Article Layouts is Now Live at Joomlashack

create complex layouts with advanced relationships using only this module, the Joomla core and your template.

We are happy to announce that Shack Article Layouts is now available for Joomlashack members. This is the 31st extension available at Joomlashack.

Yes, you read that correctly. Joomlashack Everything Club members now get access to 31 extensions!

"Shack Article Layouts" allows you to display your articles in many attractive layouts. This extension is perfect for creating homepages, or landing pages for blogs, portfolios, testimonials, and other content.

You have the freedom to choose how to display your articles, as well as what to display from the articles. You can display images from articles, some or part of the article's content, links, and read more buttons included in the article, or authors, dates, and so much more. Additionally, you can pick from several stylish layouts and organize the number of columns and rows to fit your needs.

Click here to get "Shack Article Layouts", or click here to join the Everything Club.

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How to Send Shack Forms Entries to Google Sheets

How to Send Shack Forms Entries to Google Sheets

Shack Forms Pro is the easiest and most powerful way to add forms to your Joomla site.

With Shack Forms, you can integrate your Joomla forms with Google Sheets. If you enable this integration, every time someone submits a Shack Form, their data will automatically be sent to your Google Sheet.

This integration can be incredibly useful if you need to share or analyze the data sent via your forms. Google Sheets has all the power of a spreadsheet, and can also make your data pop with colorful charts and graphs.

This guide will show you how to send Shack Forms entries to Google Sheets.

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How to Update Your Joomla 4 Beta Test Site

How to Update Your Joomla 4 Alpha or Beta Test Site

Are you testing new features of Joomla 4 and would like to know how to keep it up-to-date with the latest developed version? The technical term for the latest Joomla version that is still under development is "nightly build".

But here is a small issue: by default Joomla 4 installation doesn't set the Update component to Joomla nightly builds. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to set your Joomla 4 Beta 1 Update server to the latest nightly builds.

Let's get started.

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Displaying Different Shack Forms for Different Pages

Displaying Different Shack Forms for Different Pages

One of the questions we had from a customer last week was how to display different Shack Forms on different pages. Shack Forms is a very popular Joomla extension for building forms. Once you install it on your Joomla site, you will have a default Shack Forms module. But what if you would like to have different forms for different pages?

This can be easily achieved by duplicating the default module. You then customize each of the duplicated modules as you see fit to meet your Joomla site requirements. In this blog post, I will show you how to do that.

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How to Allow Frontend Article Submissions in Joomla

How to Allow Frontend Article Submissions in Joomla

One Joomlashack user came to us and asked this question:

"I want to allow some users to create Joomla articles from the frontend of our site. But, I don't want them to see articles written by other users".

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do this with the Shack Article Manager extension.

If you haven't used Shack Article Manager before, these two videos will be a good introduction. You can then follow along with the rest of the tutorial and set up your publishing workflow.

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