Play MP3 Files on Your Joomla Site

Play MP3 Files on Your Joomla Site

One of our customers asked how to play MP3 audio files on their Joomla site. Such files can significantly enhance your site content and help you achieve your site goals.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embed an MP3 audio file in a Joomla article. You will learn to achieve this using the AllVideos plugin from JoomlaWorks.net.

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CSS Grid #16: The grid-auto-flow: dense Property

The grid-auto-flow: dense Property

In one of the first tutorials, you learned that items inside a grid are placed according to a row based flow by default. Items wrap over to the next row and are placed into grid areas if there’s enough space available.

If not, the item will jump over to the next slot, where it can fit. This could lead to a grid layout with empty spaces because the placement algorithm is placing the grid items according to a sequence. The grid-auto-flow: dense property will allow you to fill those empty spaces with grid items of the right size, independently of the source order of the document.

Let’s demonstrate this property with an example!

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The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

In this tutorial, you will learn and practice the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. If you follow this workflow, it will make your Joomla life very easy.

The workflow for adding Joomla content is simple:

  • Step 1: Categorize. Create organization for your articles.
  • Step 2: Add. Write your articles.
  • Step 3: Show. Make menu links so that people can click on them and see your articles.

Let's get started.

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Joomla Extensions Missing From the Components Menu

Joomla Extensions Missing From the Components Menu

Have you upgraded your Joomla site and discovered that one or few components have disappeared from the Components menu?  

One of our Joomlashack University customers recently faced this issue.

In this post, you will learn how to fix links that have disappeared from the Components menu.

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How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

Uploading large Joomla extensions, such as Joomlashack's JCal Pro, for example, can be a tricky business. Because some extensions contain a large number of files, it's often hard to install them via the Joomla administrator area.

This is because hosting companies often put strict limits on the amount of resources you can use on your server. Uploading large files takes a lot of resources. When you try to upload these large extensions, you may end up with timeouts or error messages.

We're going to show you two methods for upload large extensions. One of these methods will also allow you to install dozens of extensions at once.

Finally, at the end of the tutorial, we'll show you a technique that (to our knowledge) has never been documented in Joomla before.

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OSCampus Now Supports Vimeo, Plus Has Improved Lesson Statistics

Introducing 2 New Features in OSCampus Pro

OSCampus is the best and easiest pick if you need a Learning Management System extension for your Joomla site. It's the extension we use to support 10,000's of users here at Joomlashack.com.

The latest version of OSCampus adds support for Vimeo lessons and lessons count. In this blog post, you'll take a look at these two new features.

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How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

The Master User plugin is for Joomla administrators and allows you to login as any user, but using your own password. You can mimic anyone else's login and see exactly what they see.

This is enormously helpful for us here at Joomlashack. This enables us check what our users see when they login. We can easily troubleshoot problems.

Here's how to use the Master User Plugin:

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Joomla 3 Sample Data: What Are the Options?

Joomla 3 Sample Data: What Are the Options?

When you install a Joomla site you get a lot of options for sample data. These can be very useful if you are new to Joomla, or setting up a site quickly.

With Joomla, you have 6 different sample data options, and we're going to explain what they all do.

When you get to the final step of the Joomla 3 installation process, you'll see these 6 options:

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7 Features Exclusive to Shack Locations Pro

7 Features Exlusive to Shack Locations Pro

Our Shack Locations Pro component offers some useful features. Some of them, such as markers clustering and bounding, work automatically, on the background. You woudn't know they exist.

Some others, such as displaying a map module, and including locations in Joomla core search, you will need to enable and configure. In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the seven features, exclusive to Shack Locations Pro.

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OSMap Allows You to Add No Index for Joomla URLs

OSMap Allows You to Add No Index for Joomla Pages

OSMap is the way to create a sitemap in Joomla. It allows you to create a sitemap so that search engines can find your content.

OSMap Pro also allows you to remove content that you don't want indexed by search engines. If you have a menu item or article set to "No index, no follow", that link will be automatically hidden from OSMap Pro sitemaps.

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