What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

Joomla has a  component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.

Before this component was added, there was no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

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5 Courses to Get You Started with Joomla

5 Courses to Get You Started with Joomla

There is a common question we get from Joomla beginners who just joined Joomlashack.

They want to know how to start with Joomla and what kind of video classes they should take.

Here's an overview of 5 video classes to get you started with building, maintaining, securing and speeding up your Joomla site. All of these courses are available to Joomlashack Everything Club members as part of Joomlashack University.

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Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

If you want to add an exciting extra feature to your site, there’s a good chance it’s a component. Do you want to show an advertising banner? That’s a component.

Want a contact form? That’s a component too. How about an events calendar or a discussion forum? Both are components.

Joomla arrives with eleven default components such as advertising banners and contact forms. In this blog post, we show you how they work.

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Announcing the New Joomlashack University

Welcome to the New Joomlashack University

Our aim at Joomlashack is to help you improve your skills and grow your business.

Yes, it's helpful if you know Joomla administration, design and development. But it's also helpful to have complementary skills that give you access to the web world around Joomla.

So today we're relaunching Joomlashack University to include classes on all the topics you need to suceed. The new Joomlashack University has over 1,400 videos on everything from Joomla SEO and Security to extension development to Bootstrap 4.

The lessons include design as Bootstrap, LESS and SASS. The lessons also focus on development abilities such as PHP, Javascript and Git.

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Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Would you like to know how to create Joomla sites with content in multiple languages? Joomla really can build professional-quality multilingual sites.

But before you begin, there are some key questions to answer:

  • What do multilingual sites look like?
  • Can I trust Joomla with my multilingual site?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages to multilingual sites? 

In this introductory blog post, we'll answer those questions. Let's start by seeing some examples of real multilingual Joomla sites.

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How to Display a Search Module in a Joomla Menu

How to Display a Search Module in a Joomla Menu

It's very common for websites to put features inside top menus. You may find some sites do this with a login form. Other sites may include an advertisement or search box in their menu

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to add a search module to your Joomla menu. We won't use any coding in this tutorial. You will learn how achieve this either with the Modules Anywhere extension or with Shack Search.

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3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In our "Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites" you learned what multilingual sites look like, what companies or celebrities use them and their advantages and disadvantages. 

In this blog post, you are going to review different approaches to building multilingual sites. There are many different ways to build a multilingual Joomla site, but these are three of the most common:

  • Approach #1: Use Joomla's core features
  • Approach #2: Use different websites for each language
  • Approach #3: Replace Joomla's core features with a third party extension

The choice is not always straightforward. So in this post, you'll take a close look at all three approaches. You then will learn which of the three we recommend.

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How to Install a Joomlashack Template Demo Site with Akeeba Kickstart

Now and then our templates customers ask for a template Quick Start pack. Some Joomla templates providers offer them but we don't.

Instead, we offer an installable .jpa or .zip file of the requested template. Once you installed it, you will get an exact copy of the template's fully-fledged Demo site that you see at Joomlashack.

Use it if you would like your Joomla site to be its exact or very close replica.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install it using the popular "Akeeba Kickstart Core" tool. For this demonstration, I will use our Alasse template.

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How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

Did you know that you can change any of the default text on your Joomla site without touching the language files?

The feature that makes this possible is called "Language Overrides".

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use Language Overrides to safely customize your site's text.

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3 Best Options to Prevent Fake Joomla Registrations

3 Options to Prevent Fake Joomla Registrations

One of our customers has been getting a ton of fake automated registrations on their Joomla site. Those spam bots clutter your genuine web traffic. Deleting fake accounts they create is also a very time-consuming task.

Here are the 3 best options to prevent fake Joomla registrations:

  • The core reCAPTCHA plugins.
  • Double opt-in registration.
  • OSpam-a-not extension.

In this post, I will give you a brief tour of these options to put the fake registrations to stop.

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