How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

How to Auto-Tweet About New Joomla Articles

One of our members was wondering how to automatically tweet when a new article is created. So we created this tutorial for her.

To make this work, we'll install a free extension, and also create an app on the Twitter site.

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The 7 Step Process For Building Joomla Sites

7 Step Process to Builiding Joomla Site

Are you new to Joomla? Would you like to start building your own website with this fantastic content management system?

Do you feel like you don't know where to start? Fear not! Watch the short (3 minutes 32 seconds) video lesson below. In that video, you'll learn a seven-step process for building your Joomla website:

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How to Create Dummy Content in Joomla Articles

How to Create 10 Dummy Joomla Articles in Just a Few Clicks with OSContent

One of our OSTraining members asked us how to make a process of creating Joomla articles less time-consuming. Is there any way to create content on a mass scale, like, for example, several Joomla articles, in one go?

Yes, with just a few clicks, you can create Joomla content quickly using our OSContent component.

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What to Know About the Joomla Administrator Certification Exam

What to Know About the Joomla Administrator Certification Exam

Did you know that the Joomla project now offers certification exams?

I took one of the exams at JoomlaDay Tampa last month and want to help you understand more about what's involved.

For useful background details about the Joomla! certification project, check out this interview with Joomla certification team. Today, I'm going to share my personal experience with the first available exam, the Joomla! Administrator Exam. This test covers all the knowledge that a skilled Joomla! website administrator should have.

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5 Creative Ways OSEmbed Can Spice Up Your Joomla Posts

Image of media sources you can use in OSEmbed

With so much content bombarding people on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get and keep the attention of your target audience. One proven method for engaging site visitors is to use media. Text is great, but you can say so much more with images (static or animated), audio, and videos.

Here are 5 ways you can use embedded media to keep viewers engaged and coming back for more.

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Where Do I Edit Content in Joomla?

Where-Do-I-Edit-Content-in-JoomlaOne common problem we see with CMS sites is that new users often find it hard to understand where to edit content.

In most CMSs, content can be stored and edited in many different places.

So, we've created this guide for new Joomla users. We hope it will help you find and edit content, even on complex sites.

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New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

 
New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.

So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.

This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".

This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins". 

Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.

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Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Joomla is one of the most content friendly content management systems (CMS) in the market today. It is free to use and offers extensive options for building and maintaining a content-rich website. Anyone without programming skills and knowledge of content management systems can successfully run a feature-rich website.

Joomla follows the best industry practices for content management systems. Hence, it is an ideal platform for all sorts of websites, web apps, and especially e-commerce stores. Getting started with Joomla is fast and easy, provided you have the right platform to power the Joomla installation. Once you have installed Joomla on a reliable platform, you have access to a host of tools for building your ideal website.

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Joomlashack Clubs Now Have More Affordable Options

New Joomlashack Clubs are a Greater Value

For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.

For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.

Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.

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It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.

An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.

This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.

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