Can You Guess Our Secret, New Joomla Extension?

We're getting a secret, new Joomla extension ready for release in the next few weeks.

This will bring one of the best-loved WordPress features to Joomla. It will make everyone's Joomla life easier.

Here's a draft version of the logo ...

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Can you guess what this extenson will be?

 

Customise the Joomla Admin With Your Logo and Brand

Customize the Joomla Backend with your Brand

By default, the Joomla admin area carries the Joomla logo and brand.

This makes sense for a default Joomla installation, but often you may need to add your customers' branding. After all, your customer may have staff members who know little or nothing about Joomla.

The default administrator template in Joomla 3 is called Isis (insert your own joke here). I'm going to show you how use Isis to re-brand your Joomla admin area.

Read more: Customise the Joomla Admin With Your Logo and Brand

Replay of the Hikashop Webinar with Nicolas Claverie

Webinar: Become a Hikashop Master

Here at OSTraining, we're huge fans of Hikashop. We have an in-depth video class on Hikashop and cover it regularly on this blog.

We think Hikashop is the best way to build a Joomla e-commerce store.

We're delighted to have hosted a webinar with Nicolas Claverie, the lead developer of Hikashop. Nicolas showed us to power up our Hikashop sites and get them ready for the holiday season.

Here is a complete replay of the webinar:

The Beginners Guide to Widgetkit from YOOtheme

The Beginners Guide to Widgetkit from YOOtheme

Widgetkit is a very powerful tool provided by the YOOtheme template club.

Actually Widgetkit is not just one tool: it provides a whole set of extensions, bundled into one.

Widgetkit provides photo galleries, slideshows, maps, accordions and much more in one single extension.

Widgetkit 2 was released in January 2015 and is the successor to the original Widgetkit extension, released back in early 2012.

Read more: The Beginners Guide to Widgetkit from YOOtheme

How to Print the User Group in Joomla with PHP

print user group joomla

One of our members asked how to display the user group in the Joomla frontend by using PHP.

In this short tutorial, we'll share the snippet that solves the request.

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Create a Custom Joomla 404 Page with 404 Status Code

joomla custom 404

Our first 404 tutorial was helpful to a lot of people. However, some users also wanted the status code of the page to be a 404.

This tutorial will show you how to create a custom 404 page with a 404 status code in Joomla. Let's get started...

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Custom Blog Layouts in Joomla with Menu Item Type Support

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One of our users needed a customised blog layout. The user wanted to keep the default blog layout in some situations, and use a new design for some blog pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going show you how to create a custom layout and how to control it via a menu link.

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How to Permanently Delete Articles in Joomla

How to Permanently Delete Articles in Joomla

Joomla allows you to delete articles, but in case you made a mistake, it doesn't permanenently delete them unless you to take another step.

Joomla's trash can is similar to those on PC's and Mac's. Sending items to the trash can is an action that can be undone.

In this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to remove articles from the trash can and delete them forever.

Read more: How to Permanently Delete Articles in Joomla

Add a New Module Position to a Joomla Template

Add a New Module Position in a Joomla Template

Do you want a new module position in your Joomla template?

Creating new positions involves editing two files: index.php and templateDetails.xml.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you to create a custom module position for almost any template.

Read more: Add a New Module Position to a Joomla Template

Exclude Files, Folders and Database Tables from Akeeba Backup

Exclude Files and Folders from Akeeba BackupSometimes you might have folders and files that you want to exclude from backups. Examples might be folders that aren't updated often or that contain really large files.

In this video, Ron will show you how to exclude folders and files from AkeebaBackup. You'll also learn how to exclude database tables.

This video is taken from the complete Akeeba Backup class which is available to Joomlashack members.

Read more: Exclude Files, Folders and Database Tables from Akeeba Backup