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.

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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".

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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.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

One of our students was having a problem updating his site. The issue was the "updates" table in the database had become corrupted.

We found a solution for him, but it required running a query in phpMyAdmin. He wasn't familiar with the process of running a database query before, so we created this tutorial for him and you.

In the step-by-step tutorial, we'll describe the issue and demonstrate how to resolve it.

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How to Recover a Lost Joomla Username and Password

How to Recover a Lost Joomla Username and Password

We've had several people recently contact us after losing the login to their Joomla site.

In this tutorial, you'll learn:

  1. How to recover your lost Joomla username
  2. How to recover your lost Joomla password
  3. How to recover your lost Super User password

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How to Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

How to Manually Install Joomla in cPanel - Step by Step

One of our students was having trouble installing Joomla in cPanel, so we created this tutorial for him.

This tutorial will cover setting up the database, the files, and the configuration of the Joomla install.

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