You Can Customize Your Site's Emails in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 Has Customizable HTML Email Templates

Joomla 4 is making progress with regular beta releases. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 3. You can read the release announcement here.

One of the major new features in Joomla 4 is customizable email templates. You will be able to control the content of the emails sent from your site. This is thanks to a new extension called com_mails.

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10 Excellent Extensions, Recommended by Joomlashack Users

10 Excellent Extensions, Recommended by Joomlashack Users

Our new Joomlashack group on Facebook has been growing quickly with some really helpful posts.

One question in particular got some great responses: "Do you have a really cool extension that you install on most sites?"

I specified we were not looking for famous extensions that everyone knows, but something that's almost a little secret. 

My contribution was ImageRecycle. It automatically optimizes the size of our images when we upload them. ImageRecycle definitely makes our sites faster and other members of the group agreed, including Marcel who uses it on 60 sites.

If you have your own recommendation, let us know on this Facebook thread or in the comments below.

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How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

One of my favorite new features in Joomla over the last couple of years is the "User Actions Log". This allows you to audit user activities. This core extension allows you to track who is doing what on your site. You can track who logged in, who created articles, who installed extensions and much more.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the User Actions Logs feature.

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What Are the 16 Field Types in Joomla?

What Are the 16 Field Types in Joomla?

Joomla now has custom fields that you can add to articles, user profiles, and contact forms.

If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all thee Joomla fields types. 

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How to Create Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

Do you have a multi-lingual Joomla website? Would you like to improve your site's SEO?

If both answers are yes, you're in the right place. OSMap is the best Joomla sitemap extension.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create sitemaps for a multi-lingual site using OSMap.

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How to Use the Joomla Messaging Extension

How to Use the Joomla Messaging Extension

Joomla is a successful, reliable platform. However, some parts of Joomla are often confusing to our customers. One of these is the "Messaging" extension.

In this blog post, I'm going to show you the two features of the "Messaging" extension. I'm also going to suggest two ways in which "Messaging" could be improved in future Joomla releases.

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How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

Uploading large Joomla extensions, such as Joomlashack's JCal Pro, for example, can be a tricky business. Because some extensions contain a large number of files, it's often hard to install them via the Joomla administrator area.

This is because hosting companies often put strict limits on the amount of resources you can use on your server. Uploading large files takes a lot of resources. When you try to upload these large extensions, you may end up with timeouts or error messages.

We're going to show you two methods for upload large extensions. One of these methods will also allow you to install dozens of extensions at once.

Finally, at the end of the tutorial, we'll show you a technique that (to our knowledge) has never been documented in Joomla before.

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What is a Page Class Suffix in Joomla?

What is a Page Class Suffix in Joomla?
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When you set up menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.

A Page Class allows you to add custom CSS to individual pages. This makes it really good for styling landing pages or particular important pages.

In this video, Rod shows you how to use page classes to change the background color on a page. This video is part of our "CSS for Joomla", class which explains page classes, module classes, template overrides and much more.

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How to Use Different Joomla CSS for Different Pages

How to Use Different Joomla CSS for Different Pages

One of our users was wanting to have a different background for her site's home page.

Joomla does offer you several ways to customize individual pages.

This tutorial will introduce you to four Joomla options. Let's get started ...

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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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