Open a Popup Window When Joomla Users Visit a Page

How to Automatically Open a Popup with Shack Toolbox

One Joomlashack customer asked how to open a popup window automatically when a visitor opens a page. Our "Shack Toolbox" Joomla extension is the best tool to do the job.

In this short tutorial, we'll explain how to open a popup on a page load using "Shack Toolbox".

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How the Image Sitemap Works in OSMap

How the Image Sitemap Works in OSMap

Image sitemaps help Google crawlers to better find images in your Joomla site. Google then indexes them and includes them in its "Google Images" search.

If you would like to help Google find and index images on your Joomla site, OSMap is your best tool. In this blog post, I will show you how the image sitemap works in OSMap.

OSMap does index all the content in your media library. That would be the wrong approach, because it might reveal private files. Instead OSMap looks for any images that are attached to your content.

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Connect Matomo Analytics to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

Connect Matomo Analytics to a Joomla Site

One Joomlashack customer asked us how connect a Joomla site to "Matomo Analytics".

Matomo Analytics is a server-side PHP/MySQL analytics self-hosted platform. It aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.

You can quickly install it using your hosting control panel. In this blog post, I'll show you how to connect Matomo analytics software to your Joomla site using the Shack Analytics extension.

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How to Add Facebook Pixels to Joomla with Shack Analytics

Connect Facebook Pixel to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

One of our customers asked about adding Facebook Pixels to their Joomla site. The site had products that they were advertising with Facebook Ads. Once you connect Facebook Pixel to your site, you will be able to measure and optimize your Facebook advertising.

You can create such a connection without technical skills using the Shack Analytics extension. In this blog post, I'll show you how to do this.

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Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Over the last year or so, we've heard from more and more people who want to drop large, centralized services such as Google Analytics.

The most common reason is privacy. People want to stop sharing so much data with Google. I suspect this is partly driven by a new focus on privacy and data protection laws. But increasingly, many users just don't trust Google.

Another reason is simplicity. The Google Analytics interface is increasingly busy and people often want easier access to important trends.

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How to Use Joomla Pagebreaks in Articles

How to Use Joomla Pagebreaks in Articles

Pagebreaks are designed to split up very long articles.

If you use pagebreaks, Joomla will automatically generate a Table of Contents for you. This feature is called "pagebreaks" because it will break your content into different pages. Every break in your content will lead readers to slightly different URLs.

Here's how to use pagebreaks inside Joomla:

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How to Upload Joomla Files Using CPanel

This tutorial will show you how to upload Joomla files to your server using the CPanel provided by your hosting company. There are many possible reasons to do this. The reason we wrote this tutorial was the request of a customer whose files had been hacked. They needed to restore a clean set of Joomla files over the top of those that had been corrupted.

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Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

George Wilson is one of the lead developer working on Joomla 4. You may have seen his very popular video introduction to Joomla 4.

In this new video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, George focuses on the tools we need to develop modern websites.

  • How do you build Joomla websites on Amazon Web Services?
  • How do you make Joomla work with Elastic Beanstalk and what are the pros and cons?
  • Can you build automation workflows in Joomla?
  • How do you use a CLI with Joomla?

Those are some of the questions answered in George's talk.

This is a developer-focused talk for people who want to use modern dev techniques with Joomla. By the end of the talk, you'll see how to create a fully automated Joomla environment with just 7 commands. This means you can spin up that environment again and again.

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Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Shack Toolbox extension.

Do you need to create a pop-up window in Joomla? This window could show a chat box, a login form, or important information. A pop-up comes in useful any time you need to get your visitors attention.

In this video, Rod shows you how to create a pop-up in Joomla. He uses the example of a customer who wants to show a donation form inside their pop-up window.

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All the Joomla News for January 2021

All the Joomla News for January 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. This week we're trying something a little different. It's a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. Please let us know if you find this useful and want more round-ups in the future.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

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