Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.

We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.

Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.

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How to Submit OSMap Sitemaps to Google

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OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.

Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.

Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage. 

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The Easy Way to Submit OSMap to Search Engines

How to Submit OSMap to Search Engines - The Easy Way

Submitting your OSMap sitemap to search engines is easy. All that's needed is to copy the URL and add one line to your robots.txt file.

This tutorial will show you how to do that, step by step. Let's get started.

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Joomlashack Partners with InMotion Hosting

Joomlashack Partners with InMotion Hosting

We have provided Joomla support to hundreds of thousands of clients for more than 10 years. You could say that we have heard every possible hosting story every told. This gives us a very clinical analysis of the way different hosting companies treat our clients.

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Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

This can't be a complete year-in-review post.

The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.

However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

Displaying YouTube videos is one of the most popular things you can do with your Joomla site.

The OSYouTube plugin is the fastest and easiest way to do it. All you need to do is add the URL of the video into your articles.

There is a completely free version of OSYouTube. Here's how it works ...

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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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How to Add Social Bookmark Links to Joomla

How to Show Your Social Icons in Joomla

Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media.

With the Easy Social Icons module all your articles can be shared with the click of a mouse. This powerful extension allows you to put sharing links throughout your website.

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How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

Do you work with clumsy people?

Are you sometimes clumsy?

If you answered "Yes" to either question, then there is a Joomla feature that's perfect for you.

Versions is a security feature for your content. Versions allow you to keep a copy of your Joomla articles every time you save a change.

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Meet the New Tripod, a Joomla Template for Photos and Portfolios

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We released a new version of Tripod, a Joomla template that's perfect for photography and for portfolios.

This update to Tripod includes a major design refresh. The template looks ready for 2017. We also improved Tripod's color schemes to optimize readability.

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

Read more: Meet the New Tripod, a Joomla Template for Photos and Portfolios