How to Customize Your Emails in Shack Forms

How to Customize Your Emails in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is one of the most popular extensions here at Joomlashack.

In fact, it's one of the 20 most popular extensions in Joomla. So over the next few weeks, we're rolling out some key improvements to Shack Forms.

This week, we've improved the way that variables work in Shack Forms. What are variables? They give you the power to customize the emails you receive from Shack Forms.

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How to Display a Popup From a Menu Item with Shack Toolbox

Shack Toolbox is your Swiss Army Knife of Joomla modules. It allows you display a vast variety of internal or external content.

Shack Toolbox content can be triggered in many ways. including via a Joomla menu item. For example, you can trigger a pop-up window when people click on a menu item.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to display a Joomla popup via a menu item with Shack Toolbox.

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Installing a New Multilingual Joomla Site

Installing a New Multilingual Joomla Site

In this tutorial, we show you how to install a brand new multilingual Joomla site. If you already have a unilingual Joomla site and want to add another language, skip this post.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • The best place to install Joomla
  • The best way to install a multilingual Joomla site

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9 Ways to Open a Joomla Popup with Shack Toolbox

9 Ways to Open a Joomla Popup with Shack Toolbox

Shack Toolbox is the best Joomla extension to display content in a popup. In the previous post, you learned 5 ways to set a Shack Toolbox popup before it opens.

But with Shack Toolbox you also have control over how your popup opens. In this blog post, I will show you 9 ways to open your Joomla popup with Shack Toolbox.

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5 Ways to Position Shack Toolbox Popups On Your Site

5 Ways to Set a Shack Toolbox Popup Before It Opens

With Shack Toolbox you can display nearly any Joomla content item in a popup. With Shack Toolbox you also have great flexibility in setting your Joomla popup before it opens up.

You can set your popup position before it opens. You will also have a few options for your popup to open up automatically. 

In this blog post, I will show you five ways to set a Shack Toolbox popup before it opens.

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How to Redirect Sitemap.xml to Your OSMap Sitemap

How to Help All Search Engines Find Your OSMap Sitemap

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

In another tutorial, we showed you how to submit your sitemap to Google Search Console.

In this guide, I'm going to show you a more general way to allow any search engine to find your site. Some search engines will look for your sitemap at particular URL: example.com/sitemap.xml. Sitemaps work perfectly without using this URL, but redirecting sitemap.xml to your actual sitemap URL is one small step can make it easier for search engines. 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. 

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How to Add Joomla Content Editor to a Joomla Site

How to Add JCE WYSIWYG Editor to Joomla Site

"Joomla Content Editor" (JСE) is one important Joomla extension you must install on your Joomla site. We install JCE on every single Joomla site we build.

JCE has been around since 2006 and has been outstanding since its launch. It makes content editing ridiculously easy and fast.

In this blog post, you will learn how to add JCE on your Joomla site.

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What Are Text Blocks in Shack Forms?

What Are Text Blocks in Shack Forms

In some use cases, you may want to mix your Shack Form's fields with blocks of text. This will improve your form's usability.

Shack Forms allows you to add such text blocks to your Joomla form quickly and easily. And you can add as many of them as you wish.

Shack Forms calls such text blocks "text separators".  In this blog post, I'll give you a quick tour of Shack Forms' text separators.

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What Are Joomla Content Editor (JCE) Themes?

What Are JCE Themes?

A couple of our blog readers asked if there is a way to change the feel and look of the JCE interface. You can do that with JCE's themes.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the JCE's built-in themes. You will also get a sneak peek at the upcoming in JCE 2.8.0 new theme "Retina".

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How to Get Joomlashack to Sponsor Your Event

How to Get Joomlashack to Sponsor Your Event

One of the wonderful things about the Joomla community is the live events.

We regularly get emails from event organizers, asking us to sponsor their events. Because there are many events, it's not easy for us to sponsor every one, but we love to try and help.

Read more: How to Get Joomlashack to Sponsor Your Event