New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

 
New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.

So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.

This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".

This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins". 

Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.

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Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Joomla is one of the most content friendly content management systems (CMS) in the market today. It is free to use and offers extensive options for building and maintaining a content-rich website. Anyone without programming skills and knowledge of content management systems can successfully run a feature-rich website.

Joomla follows the best industry practices for content management systems. Hence, it is an ideal platform for all sorts of websites, web apps, and especially e-commerce stores. Getting started with Joomla is fast and easy, provided you have the right platform to power the Joomla installation. Once you have installed Joomla on a reliable platform, you have access to a host of tools for building your ideal website.

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Joomlashack Clubs Now Have More Affordable Options

New Joomlashack Clubs are a Greater Value

For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.

For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.

Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.

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It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.

An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.

This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.

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The Good, the Great, and the Truly Awesome Joomla Design Trends for 2017

The Good, the Great, and the Truly Awesome Joomla Design Trends for 2017

Much of what we see in changing design trends really has to do with the consumer. So, if you become aware of changes happening with your audience’s preferences, behaviors, or even technology usage, that’s usually a clear indication that something is about to change within your own work.

As far as 2017 goes, there is a major sea change happening with consumers across all industries. No longer is it enough to create a high-quality offering and accompanying website to show off that product or service. Now everything needs to be geared towards improving the user experience. Why? Because that is the direction everything is headed.

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Meet Barbarians, a Bootstrap-Based JCal Pro Theme

Barbarians, the New JCal Pro Theme with Responsive Support

JCal Pro 4.1.6 was released recently, and this version includes “Barbarians”, a new JCal Pro theme.

Barbarians is a clean and flat design based on the Bootstrap framework. If you use the Barbarians theme, your events calendar will look great on any device, from desktop to smartphones and tablets.

In the next few weeks, we intend to make Barbarians the default theme, after getting feedback from you and other JCal Pro users.

In this post, we will show you how to start using the Barbarians theme today. 

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Unlimited 2, a New Version of Our Minimalist Joomla Template

Unlimited, a New Version of Our Minimalist Joomla Template

We released a complete new version of Unlimited, a clean Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, including portfolio, blog and photography sites.

This update to Unlimited mainly includes a complete design refresh. Additionally, Unlimited is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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How to Add a Custom Favicon in Joomla

How to Add a Custom Favicon in Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to add a custom favicon to your Joomla site.

Your first question might be what is a favicon? Favicon stands for favorite’s icon.

It is a small 16px x 16px icon associated with a URL that is variously displayed, as in a browser's address bar or next to the site name in a bookmark or favorites list.

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Get Notified Whenever Users Join Your Joomla Site

Notify to Site Administrators when a New User is Registered in your Joomla Site

One of our users asked us how they could receive an email notification whenever a new user registered at their Joomla site.

In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up your Joomla site so that site administrators will get notifications of newly registered users.

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Use These 10 Essential Joomla Plugins for Better Results

essential joomla plugins

For web developers trying to build a powerful website without overloading their servers or compromising the user experience, they know that using a CMS like Joomla is essential. As with other content management systems, Joomla’s true power lies in its extensions.

There are thousands of extensions currently available for use within Joomla. Extensions cover a wide array of integrations, including components, modules, and, of course, plugins. While components and modules are an important part of the web development process, what I want to focus on today is the Joomla plugin.

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