How to Add Video or Audio to a Joomla Article

How to Add Video or Audio to a Joomla Article

This week we'll walk you through how to embed video and audio into an article.

We're going to use a plugin called OSEmbed.

Here's how you do it:

  1. Download the OSEmbed plugin from Joomlashack.
  2. In the administration area of your Joomla site, go to Extensions > Install and upload the file to install.
  3. Insert video or audio into an article using the URL.

It's really as simple as that. OSEmbed supports video files from sites like YouTube and Vimeo, plus audio files from sites like Soundcloud.

Using this great plugin you can embed videos from many sources that host videos and audio files. Click here to see the full list of providers supported by OSEmbed.

Here's an example of OSEmbed in action, embedding a video from YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lijcSLQhBo

How to Clone a Joomla Page for Admin Editing

How to Clone a Joomla Page for Admin Editing

We get this type of question often: "How can I clone a page, hide it, and preview the edits without users seeing it?"

And usually the admin would like to make the page available for other admins, but definitely not for users.

This tutorial will show you exactly how to accomplish this objective. Let's get started.

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How to Create Tabs or Sliders in Joomla Articles

How to Create Tabs or Sliders in Joomla

Sometimes there's too much content on a page and you need a cleaner way to organize it all.

This tutorial will show you how to group your Joomla content together into tabs or sliders.

The Tabs & Sliders extension will make this easy to accomplish. Tabs & Sliders is a great choice, having been downloaded over 1 million times. It has over 100 reviews on the Joomla Extensions Directory and has a rating of almost 100%.

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Welcome Tabs & Sliders to Joomlashack

Welcome Tabs & Sliders to Alledia JoomlaWorks is one of the oldest and most respected teams in Joomla.

They’ve developed K2, AllVideos, Frontpage Slideshow and many other popular Joomla extensions.

Today, I’m delighted to say that Joomlashack is taking over the maintenance and development of Tabs & Sliders, one of the most popular JoomlaWorks extensions.

Tabs & Sliders has been downloaded over 1 million times, has over 100 reviews on the Joomla Extensions Directory and has a rating of almost 100%.

You’re going to love Tabs & Sliders :)

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Joomlashack and OSTraining

Joomlashack is now part of OSTraining

As you may know, Joomlashack University became powered by OSTraining in 2013. Since then, Eddie (the CEO of Joomlashack) and I have continued to collaborate on a number of ventures and companies.

Eddie, who has become an integral part of the OSTraining team, asked me to help him with Joomlashack. He wanted Joomlashack to move forward more quickly and with more resources.

Enter the OSTraining team of developers, designers, and support staff …

We have taken over Joomlashack’s template and extension development projects. We'll strive to increase product launches, as we bring the company's technological excellence on par with the high standards we have at OSTraining and Alledia.

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Convert Old School Emoticons into Emojis with ReReplacer

Convert Old School Emoticons into Emojis with Rereplacer

Emojis are popular. You can see them everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, and now in Joomla too!

I'm a fan of typing emoticons in the old way. On the web, I usually type the smiley one with :) and (y) to represent a thumbs up.

In this tutorial, I'll share a trick to convert those old school emoticons into the new emojis supported in Joomla 3, using the ReReplacer extension.

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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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