How to Easily Insert Modules into Joomla Articles

Customize the Design of Your Embeddable Posts in WordPress 4.5

With Joomla 3.5's release, there's now an easy way to add modules to articles.

The old way of adding modules still works, but it's slower and not needed with the new click-and-set feature.

Here's how easy it now is to add modules ...

Add Custom Javascript to Your Joomla Site

Add Custom Javascript to Your Joomla Site

One OSTraining member wanted to add Javascript to their site, but didn't feel comfortable enough to modify any existing files.

If you want to add custom Javascript to your Joomla site without modifying any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom JS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to safely load your custom Javascript.

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How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

login and logout

One of our Pro members was browsing around OSTraining and saw that the menu link "Login" was automatically replaced by "Logout" once someone had logged in.

This task has become even easier, thanks to a new feature in Joomla 3.5.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a Login menu item that only appears to users that aren't signed in. Once they sign in, they'll get a Logout menu item instead. 

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How to Add Icons to Joomla Menu Links

How to Add Icons to Joomla Menu Items

Many Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items.

However, if your template doesn't support menu icons, we have a solution for you.

Continue reading this post to know how to add Font Awesome icons to your menu items.

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Smile! Joomla Now Supports Emoji

Smile! Joomla Now Supports Emoji

Last year, WordPress added emoji support to posts and pages.

When that release arrived, I half-jokingly wrote that it was the most important WordPress feature in years. Emoji are hugely popular on mobile devices, amongst younger users, and in Asia.

Now, with the release of Joomla 3.5, you can use emoji in Joomla also!

Emoji are fun, of course, but there are also some serious issues behind this change.

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Switch Joomla to PHP 7 on Shared Hosting

How to Update Joomla to use PHP 7

We recommend that you run your Joomla 3.5 sites on PHP 7.

PHP 7 is faster, more secure and will be supported for much longer than any other version

However, many shared hosting providers will not upgrade your PHP version automatically. If you run Joomla 3.5 on shared hosting and want to use PHP 7, I'm going to show you how.

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OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap is the best and easiest way to create a Joomla sitemap.

When you install OSMap, it automatically creates a sitemap for you.

For more advanced users, it's possible to edit your sitemaps to include or exclude certain URLs. You may want to do this for visual purposes (you want a short and clean sitemap) or for SEO purposes (to exclude certain URLs from Google's index).

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How to Share Your Joomla System Information With Support

How to Share Your Joomla System Information With Support

Joomla 3.5 implemented the ability to export your System Information settings.

This short tutorial will highlight why and how to share your system information with support.

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Drag-and-Drop Images in Joomla with TinyMCE

Drag-and-Drop Images in Joomla with TinyMCE

Starting with Joomla 3.5, drag-and-drop image uploads are built into Joomla's default editor - TinyMCE.

It has a really nice new usability improvement: drag-and-drop image adding. You can pick up any image from your desktop and drop it directly into your content.

And it's simple to use. Here's how easy it is ...

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How to Update Joomla to use PHP 7

How to Update Joomla to use PHP 7

PHP 7 is the fastest PHP version yet. Simply changing the PHP version to 7 can make your Joomla site run 50% faster or more.

We get questions often about how to upgrade to a new PHP version, so we figured we should write a short tutorial for it. This tutorial will explain how Joomla interacts with PHP and how to update to PHP 7.

It's written at a beginner level and doesn't get into too much technical jargon - just enough to understand the process.

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