How to Migrate Joomla Comments Away from Disqus with CComment

How to Migrate Your Comments Away from Disqus to Joomla with CComment Extension

Did you start seeing sponsored ads above and below your Disqus comments on your Joomla based site recently? If you did, then it means that Disqus, without your permission, has included your site in their advertising program Reveal. We first wrote about this in "How to Opt-Out of Disqus Reveal".

The only alternative Disqus provides to avoid ads is to pay them $10 a month. But what if you don't want to? Fortunately, it is possible for Joomla users to migrate your comments away from Disqus.

In this tutorial, I'll show how you can move your Disqus comments to the CComment extension, created by Daniel Dimitrov at compojoom.com.

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17 Point Checklist To Harden Your Joomla! Site Security

17 Point Checklist To Harden Your Joomla! Site Security

Being one of the most popular and most downloaded Content Management Systems, Joomla is also one of the most attacked.

Learn in this checklist how you can protect your Joomla based web site by developing and fostering appropriate security mindset, even if you are not tech savvy. Equipped with this checklis, you can start fine tuning your Joomla site security right away.

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OSTimer Free 2.8.3 and Pro 2.9.1 Released

OSTimer Free and Pro New Releases

We would like to notify OSTimer users that we just released OSTimer Free v.2.8.3 and OSTimer Pro v.2.9.1. Both are maintenance releases dealing with minor fixes.

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OSCampus 1.1.1 is Now Available

Maintenance Release of  OSCampus 1.1.1

We are happy to announce immediate release of OSCampus v.1.1.1.

This is a useful new release which introduces some enhancements, as well as ensures compatibility with Joomla 3.7.

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How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

If you find yourself manually sharing on Facebook each article that you've created, this tutorial is for you.

It'll show you how to automatically share your Joomla articles to Facebook. You can share to your Facebook page, profile, and/or Group.

Let's get started.

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How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

How to Auto-Tweet About New Joomla Articles

One of our members was wondering how to automatically tweet when a new article is created. So we created this tutorial for her.

To make this work, we'll install a free extension, and also create an app on the Twitter site.

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The 7 Step Process For Building Joomla Sites

7 Step Process to Builiding Joomla Site

Are you new to Joomla? Would you like to start building your own website with this fantastic content management system?

Do you feel like you don't know where to start? Fear not! Watch the short (3 minutes 32 seconds) video lesson below. In that video, you'll learn a seven-step process for building your Joomla website:

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How to Create Dummy Content in Joomla Articles

How to Create 10 Dummy Joomla Articles in Just a Few Clicks with OSContent

One of our OSTraining members asked us how to make a process of creating Joomla articles less time-consuming. Is there any way to create content on a mass scale, like, for example, several Joomla articles, in one go?

Yes, with just a few clicks, you can create Joomla content quickly using our OSContent component.

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What to Know About the Joomla Administrator Certification Exam

What to Know About the Joomla Administrator Certification Exam

Did you know that the Joomla project now offers certification exams?

I took one of the exams at JoomlaDay Tampa last month and want to help you understand more about what's involved.

For useful background details about the Joomla! certification project, check out this interview with Joomla certification team. Today, I'm going to share my personal experience with the first available exam, the Joomla! Administrator Exam. This test covers all the knowledge that a skilled Joomla! website administrator should have.

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How to Simplify the Joomla Registration Form

How to Simplify Default Registration Form in Joomla 3

This week, a Joomlashack University member asked us about simplifying the Joomla signup process.

Yes, in Joomla 3.7 you will be able to add fields. However, this member wanted to remove fields, without touching Joomla core files.

He wanted to remove the Name field and keep just three fields: "Username", "Password" and "Email address".

We will do this with a neat technique thanks to Lodder from JoomJunk.co.uk.

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