Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.

We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.

Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.

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The Easy Way to Submit OSMap to Search Engines

How to Submit OSMap to Search Engines - The Easy Way

Submitting your OSMap sitemap to search engines is easy. All that's needed is to copy the URL and add one line to your robots.txt file.

This tutorial will show you how to do that, step by step. Let's get started.

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Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

This can't be a complete year-in-review post.

The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.

However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.

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How to Add Social Bookmark Links to Joomla

How to Show Your Social Icons in Joomla

Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media.

With the Easy Social Icons module all your articles can be shared with the click of a mouse. This powerful extension allows you to put sharing links throughout your website.

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How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

How to Use Content Versions in Joomla

Do you work with clumsy people?

Are you sometimes clumsy?

If you answered "Yes" to either question, then there is a Joomla feature that's perfect for you.

Versions is a security feature for your content. Versions allow you to keep a copy of your Joomla articles every time you save a change.

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Meet the New Tripod, a Joomla Template for Photos and Portfolios

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We released a new version of Tripod, a Joomla template that's perfect for photography and for portfolios.

This update to Tripod includes a major design refresh. The template looks ready for 2017. We also improved Tripod's color schemes to optimize readability.

Additionally, Tripod is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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How to Schedule Joomla Articles to Be Published in Future

Program Joomla Articles to Be Published in Future

One of the most useful content management features in Joomla is the "Start Publishing" option.

Start publishing allows us to decide the date when an existing article will be published automatically in future. This allows you to create time-sensitive content before you need it, and thus, you can publish it while you're still in bed or on vacation.

In this post, I'm going to explain how you can schedule articles to be published in the future.

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Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Different Joomla Template Styles for Different Pages

Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla.

Template styles allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.

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How to Show Social Media Icons in Joomla

How to Show Your Social Icons in Joomla

Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media. Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.

If you want a great-looking set of social icons on your site, then try the Easy Social Icons module.lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.

Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site from Delicious and Digg to YouTube and Yelp.

All you have to do is add the username of the site you want to add and save. Easy Social Icons will automatically generate nice-looking icons with the correct URL to your profile.

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What Can Joomlashack Do Better in 2017?

What Can Joomlashack Do Better in 2017

This year's Joomlashack survey consists of a single question: What can Joomlashack do better in 2017?

You might be thinking,

This seems like a very simple thing to answer

Yes, you're right! There's just a single box and you can write whatever you want.

Read more: What Can Joomlashack Do Better in 2017?