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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A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

The team behind Joomlashack wrote the most popular Joomla books.

  • Joomla Explained was published in 2011 and focused on Joomla 2.5.
  • Joomla 3 Explained was published in 2013 and focused on Joomla 3.

These books sold well over 10,000 copies each. However, we haven't been able to release an update in recent years. Finally, that's going to change.

Why release a Joomla 3 Explained update?

There are several good reasons to release a new version now:

  • Joomla 3.7 will bring major changes with fields, multi-lingual changes.
  • After 4 years, the book badly needs an update. The book is actually being used in classrooms around the world. I'm embarrassed to even think about what the students must think.
  • The Joomla certification project is underway, and there needs to be affordable, high-quality study materials.

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OSYouTube Free and Pro, Version 3.3.3

How to Mute YouTube Videos in Joomla Articles

This week we released OSYouTube Free and Pro plug-in versions 3.3.3.

OSYouTube 3.3.3 is a maintenance releases, fixing minor issues.

OSYouTube Pro 3.3.3 adds a new feature: muting videos.

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Civic 2, a New Version of Our Joomla Video Template

Civic 2, a New Version of Our Minimalist Video Joomla Template

We released a new version of Civic, a Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, especially those that rely on video.

Many video displays are hard-to-configure, so we focused on making Civic as simple as possible. Especially for Civic, we added a new "mute" feature in the OSYouTube plugin. This makes it easy to have a beautiful, and silent, video on your homepage.

Additionally, Civic is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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How to Migrate Joomla Comments Away from Disqus with CComment

How to Migrate Your Comments Away from Disqus to Joomla with CComment Extension

Did you start seeing sponsored ads above and below your Disqus comments on your Joomla based site recently? If you did, then it means that Disqus, without your permission, has included your site in their advertising program Reveal. We first wrote about this in "How to Opt-Out of Disqus Reveal".

The only alternative Disqus provides to avoid ads is to pay them $10 a month. But what if you don't want to? Fortunately, it is possible for Joomla users to migrate your comments away from Disqus.

In this tutorial, I'll show how you can move your Disqus comments to the CComment extension, created by Daniel Dimitrov at compojoom.com.

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17 Point Checklist To Harden Your Joomla! Site Security

17 Point Checklist To Harden Your Joomla! Site Security

Being one of the most popular and most downloaded Content Management Systems, Joomla is also one of the most attacked.

Learn in this checklist how you can protect your Joomla based web site by developing and fostering appropriate security mindset, even if you are not tech savvy. Equipped with this checklis, you can start fine tuning your Joomla site security right away.

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OSTimer Free 2.8.3 and Pro 2.9.1 Released

OSTimer Free and Pro New Releases

We would like to notify OSTimer users that we just released OSTimer Free v.2.8.3 and OSTimer Pro v.2.9.1. Both are maintenance releases dealing with minor fixes.

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OSCampus 1.1.1 is Now Available

Maintenance Release of  OSCampus 1.1.1

We are happy to announce immediate release of OSCampus v.1.1.1.

This is a useful new release which introduces some enhancements, as well as ensures compatibility with Joomla 3.7.

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