How to Manually Delete a Joomla Extension

How to Manually Delete a Joomla Extension

Sometimes you install a Joomla extension and your Joomla administrator panel crashes. You would like to immediately uninstall this extension but your Joomla administrator panel is not operable. What should you do?

Your solution in such circumstances is to delete this extension manually.

Let's take a look at this process in more detail. For the purpose of this tutorial, I will be deleting a component. Once you learn how to manually delete a Joomla component, you then will be able to apply the same steps to delete a Joomla module or a Joomla plugin.

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Joomlashack is 15 Years Old!

Joomlashack is 15 Years Old!

It feels strange to write that title. But yes, Joomlashack is 15 years old this week.

This site was launched on September 2nd, 2005.

That's a long time for any software company to survive, particularly in the open-source world. In fact, this site could count as being older as it had a previous life as "Mamboshack.com".

We've celebrated 5 years, 10 years, and now here we are at 15.

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The Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

The Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

One of the most frequently asked questions by Joomlashack member is this. "How can I change the layout of Joomla content?"

The technique that allows you to do that without touching your Joomla core files is called "templates overrides". If you're new to "overrides", check out this introductory tutorial.

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How to Enable Single Sign-on (SSO) in Joomla

Enable Single Sign-on (SSO) in Joomla

Single sign-on (SSO) is a very useful tool for managing multiple sites.

Single sign-on is often used by large companies that have many different software platforms. If all those platforms are connected using Single sign-on, then users only need to remember one username and password.

I've also seen Single sign-on used by Joomla agencies. If you are managing 200+ sites, it can be impossible to remember the login details for all those sites.

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How We Grow Joomlashack's Sales and Mailing List

Marketing Automation with Joomla and OSDownloads

Earlier this year, I wrote about how we were NOT responding to COVID-19. My point was that we're software developers. We're not medical experts.

So the only thing we can do is provide good software and advice. First, we launched two new extensions: "Shack Error Notify" and "Shack User Switching". Now, I'm going to give you the strategy we've used to grow Joomlashack's sales and email list over the last 4+ years.

OK, this isn't the only thing that has helped us grow. But if you asked me to keep only one of our sales tactics, I would keep this one.

This is our approach to freemium. Our aim is to give away enough free resources that people learn to trust us. We give away free extensions and hope that people trust us enough to sign up for the Pro version.

Freemium isn't the right approach for every business, but it works well in many industries. Here's a step-by-step guide how we have grown Joomlashack, and hopefully it has some useful tips you can replicate in your business.

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The 6 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

The 5 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

Are you looking to add Joomla forms to your site?

It is possible to use the Joomla core, and we explain how to do that in this tutorial: How to Create a Joomla Contact Form.

However, there are some limitations to using the "Contacts" component in the Joomla core. The default component doesn't have many features and doesn't save your submissions.

So, if you want a powerful contact form on your Joomla site, you'll need to look for a new extension. Here's our ranking of the 6 best Joomla forms extensions. We tested dozens of these extensions and compared their pros and cons.

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How to Allow Frontend Article Submissions in Joomla

How to Allow Frontend Article Submissions in Joomla

One Joomlashack user came to us and asked this question:

"I want to allow some users to create Joomla articles from the frontend of our site. But, I don't want them to see articles written by other users".

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to do this with the Shack Article Manager extension.

If you haven't used Shack Article Manager before, these two videos will be a good introduction. You can then follow along with the rest of the tutorial and set up your publishing workflow.

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Create Website Reports for Your Joomla Customers

Create Website Reports for Your Joomla Customers

Many of us make a living by providing Joomla services:

  • Here at Joomlashack, we build extensions and templates.
  • If you run a web agency, you probably do some combination of custom coding, marketing work, and site maintenance.

All of us need to be in regular contact with our customers:

  • Here at Joomlashack, we send regular newsletters with Joomla information.
  • If you run a web agency, you may send reports to show your value to customers.

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How to Sell Subscriptions to Joomlashack Extensions

Sell Subscriptions to Joomlashack Extensions

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

I am 250% convinced that the most stable businesses are subscription businesses.

Our 2020 aim at Joomlashack is to help you make the move to recurring revenue by creating a reliable subscription extension that's very easy-to-use.

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Shack HelpScout is Now Live at Joomlashack

Shack HelpScout is Now Live at Joomlashack

We are happy to announce that Shack HelpScout is now available for Joomlashack members. This is the 32nd extension available at Joomlashack.

Yes, you read that correctly. Joomlashack Everything Club members now get access to 32 extensions, plus 20 templates and hundreds of Joomla training videos!

Help Scout is one of the most popular and user-friendly ways to provide customer support. With the Shack HelpScout extension, you can closely integrate Help Scout with Joomla.

Shack HelpScout enables you to display Help Scout forms and user conversations directly inside your Joomla site. Your users will never realize that their questions are being answered from inside Help Scout.

We have happily been using Shack HelpScout on Joomlashack for years to manage customer support.

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