13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

The Wright Framework for Joomla Templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. It's the best Joomla framework you'll find anywhere. Wright powers all the templates here at Joomlashack.

We've just released a free 13 video class on how to use the Wright Framework.

You'll learn how to use Wright to quickly create your own custom Joomla templates.

Simon Kloostra shows you how to install Wright and use Wright's default styles to quickly set up your template. You'll learn how Wright provides you with many of the Bootstrap's key features and components. You'll also be able to safely customize your template using custom CSS and PHP files that won't be over-ridden during any updates.

Read more: 13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories

JCal Pro Color Settings Explained

JCal Pro is the premier events calendar for Joomla with a beautiful front end display. By default, JCal Pro assigns the same color to all events categories and events. So, all the categories and events will look the same.

JCal Pro allows you to easily set a unique color for every category instead of the default one. This new category color will be passed to the category events as well. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set your preferred color to all events categories. 

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Improved RTL Support for the Wright Framework

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

All our templates are built using the Wright Framework so we are constantly updating it and adding features. We just released version 3.3 of the Wright framework, and in addition to several improvements and bug fixes, it now includes improved RTL support.

If your website has text oriented from right to left (mostly likely you're using a language such as Hebrew and Arabic), then Wright is now better able to follow this approach.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

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Using Phing with the Wright Framework to Get a Working Joomla Template

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

Wright is the template framework we use at Joomlashack to create our commercial templates. We are always making it a little more awesome.

In this post, we will show you the process we follow to generate a working Joomla template by using Phing in combination with the Wright repository from Github, plus how to add your custom styles.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

Read more: Using Phing with the Wright Framework to Get a Working Joomla Template

The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained

The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained Book

The Completely Updated Joomla 3 Explained is Here and it is proudly sponsored by us.

Joomla 3 Explained is the best-selling and best-reviewed guide to Joomla 3. This is a completely new version of the book, updated for 2017.

The book covers all the new features in Joomla 3.7, including custom fields.

Using Joomla 3 Explained, you can master Joomla 3 by using step-by-step examples. 

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JandBeyond and the Plans for Joomla 4

JandBeyond and the Plans for Joomla 4

Update: we took our first look at Joomla 4 here.

JandBeyond was last weekend in Poland. This is big annual Joomla conference in Europe. The session videos are now on YouTube.

Almost all the Joomla teams were at the conference, so there was lots of Joomla news from the event.

There is now a plan for the release of Joomla 3.8, which will include a new router and the initial steps towards Joomla 4.

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Wylia 2, Our New Joomla Ecommerce Template

Wylia 2, Our New Joomla Ecommerce Template

We released Wylia 2, a Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, especially ecommerce sites.

Wylia 2 is designed with an elegant approach. Wylia 2 can match any business and organization that wants to show-off a portfolio of products. It is easy on the eyes, and intuitive to navigate - a great template for small and medium store sites.

Wylia 2 is compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework, and Hikashop, the ecommerce extension.

Read more: Wylia 2, Our New Joomla Ecommerce Template

How to Fix 1054 Unknown Column 'client_id' in 'field list'

How to Fix 1054 Unknown Column 'client_id' in 'field list'

When you run an update from older versions of Joomla to version 3.7, you may see an error.

If you go to Menus >> Main Menu, you may see this error:

1054 Unknown column 'client_id' in 'field list'

In this tutorial, you will learn how to quickly fix it.

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How to Track Search Queries on Your Joomla Site

Track Search Queries on Your Joomla Site

This tutorial will show you how to track search queries on your Joomla site.

Often these queries can be a great source of information about what your visitors want:

  • They show you what visitors can't find: If one search term is really popular, it might be because people can't find it using your current menus ... it might be time to add a new menu link.
  • They show you what visitors really want: You may think people want "pink widgets" but search terms might show that people really want "blue widgets".

Read more: How to Track Search Queries on Your Joomla Site

What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

The Joomla team released a security update today.

Joomla 3.7.1 fixes a high priority security issue, plus some bugs. The official announcement is here.

As we find out more about 3.7.1, we're going to update this post with things you need to know.

Read more: What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1