What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

Multilingual Associations Manager, a New Feature for Joomla 3.7

We have already covered several new features in Joomla 3.7 including custom fields and an improved URL structure.

Joomla 3.7 also includes a new component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.

Before now, there was no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

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What Are the 15 Field Types in Joomla?

joomla custom fields

Joomla now has custom fields that you can add to articles, user profiles, and contact forms.

This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3, and will transform the way that many Joomla sites are built.

If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all the new fields types. 

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Here's Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Recurring Subscriptions are Key for Sustainable Joomla Businesses

It's not easy to build a strong and sustainable business.

That's true whether your business is in construction, retail, food, farming, or any other industry.

It's definitely not easy to build a strong and sustainable business in Joomla. The platform is over 10 years old and the user-base is active, but not growing quickly.

However, over the last two years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Our revenues have doubled every six months. This enables us to add more developers and support staff, plus push out frequent product updates. 94% of Joomlashack tickets get a reply inside 3 hours, and 90% of users say the support is "great".

Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

Some customers are upset about this, so I want to talk through the reasons behind this decision.

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The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options

The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options

Some of our members are trying to make their Joomla sites run more quickly. They've seen caching options, which promise to help speed up their sites. But, there are several caching options available.

This blog post explains what options are available and how you can enable them.

This tutorial borrows from this article by Klas Berlič. All of the detailed technical explanations and image are from Klas, so a big thank you to him.

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How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

A number of our students have had an error message occur inside Joomla:

"Cannot write to log file"

Here's how the error message appears inside their Joomla administrator area:

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How to Use K2 Sub-Templates in Joomla

What K2 Sub-Templates Are and How To Create Them

Joomla provides you with a powerful and safe way to override your site's default HTML layouts.

Why does it matter to you? Making changes to Joomla's core files is often necessary.

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. You can place copies of any layout file into your /templates/ folder. Joomla checks this folder first before loading the original files and if it finds these files present, it uses them instead of the core files. If you're new to using overrides, check out OSTraining which has 13 great tutorials on using template overrides.

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The 13 Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

List of OSTraining Resources on Joomla Template Overrides

One of the most frequently asked questions by OSTraining member is this:

How can I change the layout of Joomla content?

The technique that allows you to do that without touching your Joomla core files is called "templates overrides".

Read more: The 13 Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

How to Check The Joomla Version Via the Files

How to Check The Joomla Version Via the Files

Your new client has an emergency. Their site has been down for two days after they tried upgrading and they can't log into the admin. They can't figure out how to fix it and need your help.

Thankfully, you've learned OSTraining's Reset Core Files trick. But, since it's a new client, you're not certain what their version is and they haven't respond to your latest email. So what do you do now?

This tutorial will show you a quick way to figure out the Joomla version via the files. Let's get started.

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How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

One Joomlashack University student was wondering how to remove the .html at the end of his URLs.

This tutorial will show you how to do that and provide a useful SEO tip.

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How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

One of our members was having trouble submitting his sitemap to Google. The message displayed at Google was:

"Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead."

This tutorial will show you how to disable XML styling in OSMap, which should fix the issue. Let's get started.

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