A New Version of Novitas, a Joomla Template for Beautiful Content

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Check out the new version of Novitas, a beautiful Joomla template that's designed for magazines and newspaper sites.

This update brings a major design refresh. If you're building websites focused on content, Novitas can fit that purpose very well.

We've also added support for one of our popular extensions, Shack Slides. If you buy Novitas, then you'll also get free access to Shack Slides.

Read more: A New Version of Novitas, a Joomla Template for Beautiful Content

The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

In April 2016, the OSTraining team took over Joomlashack. This site was still running, but it needed an injection of fresh energy after 11 years.

So, we planned a 2016 roadmap to bring new life back to Joomlashack. 

I'm delighted to say that almost all the items on the 2016 roadmap have now been completed:

Read more: The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

Show or Hide in Joomla With Conditional Content

Joomla With Conditional Content

If you have worked in Joomla for any time, you've probably used the excellent extensions by Peter at Regular Labs. Recently, he unveiled a very useful new extension called Conditional Content.

Previously, it was difficult to get full control over the "4 Ws" of how your content displayed ... who, what, where, and when. This required multiple Joomla extensions and often a bit of PHP coding. Conditional Content makes it much easier to show your content only under certain conditions.

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Say Hello to OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're delighted to officially launch OSCampus.

OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.

OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and its architecture is the basis forJoomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!

OSCampus allows you to publish online classes. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs. Your lessons can be YouTube or Vimeo Videos, Slideshare or Google presentations, simple text or complex code.

Read more: Say Hello to OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

We Updated ABC, our Joomla Template for Schools and Education

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Check out the new version of ABC, a colorful Joomla template that's designed for education sites.

This update to ABC features a major design refresh. If you want to create sites for a school or online course, then ABC is an excellent template choice. ABC has excellent support for OSCampus, the new Joomla LMS.

We've also added support for one of our popular commercial extensions included for free: Easy Social Icons. If you buy ABC, then you'll also get access to Easy Social Icons.

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

Read more: We Updated ABC, our Joomla Template for Schools and Education

Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla

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OSDonate is the best PayPal donation extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSDonate Pro!

OSDonate Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your donation form.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSDonate.

Read more: Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla

Meet OSTimer Pro, the Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer Pro is Here, the Professional Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer is the best countdown extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSTimer Pro!

OSTimer Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your countdown clock.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSTimer.

Read more: Meet OSTimer Pro, the Countdown Extension for Joomla

We Updated Mondrian, our Landing Page and Events Joomla Template

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Check out the new version of Mondrian, a beautiful Joomla template that's designed to showcase events.

This update to Mondrian features a major design refresh. If you're holding an event, then Mondrian will be an exciting and stylish choice.

We've also added support for two of our popular commercial extensions included for free: OSTimer Pro and Shack Slides. If you buy Mondrian, then you'll also get access to both extensions.

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

Read more: We Updated Mondrian, our Landing Page and Events Joomla Template

Learn to Build Joomla Plugins at Joomlashack University

How to Develop Joomla Plugins

Do you want to become a Joomla developer? Joomlashack University has the classes to help you.

Last month, Joomlashack published class called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".

This week we have a new class called, "How to Develop Joomla Plugins".

If you watch the first class you'll learn the basics of Joomla development. In this second class, you'll learn how to build plugins. These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine.

Read more: Learn to Build Joomla Plugins at Joomlashack University

Error decoding JSON data: Syntax error

Error decoding JSON data: Syntax error

With the release of Joomla 3.6.3, some sites are getting this error message:

"Error decoding JSON data: Syntax error".

This tutorial will explain the issue and how to resolve it.

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