Supercharge Your Joomla Page Views With Pagination

Split your Article into Many Pages, Ideal for Viral Posts

One technique that websites use to increase the number of page views is to split up their articles into multiple pages. By splitting up their articles into multiple pages, they increase the amount of advertising they can sell.

Have you ever seen one of those top 10 lists where each item is on a different page?

One OSTraining member wanted to do the same thing with Joomla.

I'm going to show you how to split your articles by using page breaks and a simple template override.

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Use OSDownloads for Marketing Automation in Joomla

Use OSDownloads for Autoresponders in Joomla

If you use Joomla for marketing automation, we have a new OSDownloads feature that you'll love.

OSDownloads now integrates with MailChimp Groups. This means you can send targeted emails to people who download a particular file.

For example, if someone downloads OSDownloads, we can send them a series of follow-up emails about that extension.

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Extension Updates for the First Week of March, 2016

This week we released new versions of several Alledia extensions.

The major new feature we added was integration between OSDownloads and MailChimp groups. This allows you to send a targeted series of emails after someone has downloaded a particular file.

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How to Embed Joomla Ustream Videos

How to Embed Joomla Ustream Videos

Ustream is a really popular way to publish videos on the web.

Did you know that you can add Ustream videos to your Joomla site, using just a URL?

You can do that with the OSEmbed extension. Here's how easy it is to make Ustream work with Joomla ...

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How to Align Images with JCE in Joomla

How to Align Images with JCE in Joomla

JCE Editor provides many extra features for Joomla users, including the ability to create tables, insert images, style the text and much more.

Image alignment is easy with JCE, and this is one of the reasons why I like using this editor.

In this post, I'll share with you how to align images with JCE Editor.

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Customize Your Joomla Articles for Facebook Sharing

Custom Image, Title and Description in Joomla to Share Post in Facebook

One of our users asked for a way to customize the content that is displayed when sharing a Joomla article in Facebook.

Facebook scrapes the meta information for the article's description and title, and also automatically picks a relevant image.

I'm going to explain how to add an image to articles and customize the meta information that is displayed when you share a link.

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How to Embed Google Drawings in Joomla

How to Embed Google Drawings in Joomla

Google Drawings allows you to easily create, share, and edit drawings online.

It is really easy to add Google Drawings to Joomla sites, using our OSEmbed extension.

You can embed Google Drawings into your Joomla site with just a URL.

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Create a Joomla Category List with Images

Create a Joomla Category List with Images

Joomla offers a menu type "Category List" that allows you to display a category and children subcategories in list format.

Normally a Category List layout looks like the image below. In this example, we're using Protostar as a template. Not really appealing, is it?

We can do it better. For example, we can add an image next to the title of each subcategory. I'm going to show you how to do that, using Joomla's template overrides.

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Use Google Custom Search Engine with Joomla

joomla google custom search engine

Joomla comes with a search component that can look inside articles and other components. However, the search component does have some limitations. For example, it can't index content that is included in modules or plugins.

To search through all of the content on your Joomla pages, Google Search Engine provides a powerful alternative.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to integrate Google Search Engine in Joomla.

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How to Embed Google Forms in Joomla

How to Embed Google Forms in Joomla

Google Forms is Google's product for easily creating forms and collecting the results.

It is really easy to add Google Forms to Joomla sites, using our OSEmbed extension.

You can embed Google Forms into your Joomla site with just a URL. If you're looking for a Joomla-native extension, we highly recommend Shack Forms. But if you're already using Google Forms, here's how to use it with Joomla ...

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