How to Embed Google Docs in Joomla

How to Embed Google Docs in Joomla

Google Docs can be one of the trickiest things to embed in any website. The embed code is hard to use and can easily become corrupted.

With OSEmbed Pro Joomla extension, you can now embed Google Docs into your Joomla site with just a URL. This feature is so cool that it's not even available in WordPress, which is famous for easy embeds.

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All the Joomla News for March 2021

All the Joomla news for March 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack.

In January and February, we posted a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. You told us this was useful, so we're back again for March! Here's our guide to what's interesting in Joomla right now.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you do want daily Joomla updates.

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How to Send Shack Forms Data to Specific Users

How to Send User Submitted Data to Certian Recipients

Shack Forms Pro is one of the top Joomla extensions. One of its users asked how to send user-submitted data to certain recipients.

By default, it will be sent to the site administrator you set in Joomla's Global Configuration.

But what if instead of the site administrator you would like to send the data to other recipients? We will show you how to do that in this tutorial.

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Introduction to Custom Fields in Shack Locations

Introduction to Custom Fields in Shack Locations

Shack Locations is the best way to create a location-based directory in Joomla. You can create advanced directories with custom maps, markers, infoboxes and hundreds of locations.

In this guide, we'll show you how to add details to your locations using custom fields.

By default, a location page will display the following information:

  • The Google map of the location
  • The "Get Directions" search box of the location.

However, with custom fields, you can add a lot of extra, helpful information. For example, you can add these details using fields:

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How to Use Joomla's Privacy and GDPR Features

How to Use Joomla's Privacy and GDPR Features

The GDPR privacy laws came into force in May 2018. If you're new to the GDPR, we've got some reading resources at the bottom of this post.

In this guide, I'm going to focus on how Joomla is dealing with the GDPR. The Joomla team have developed several extensions to help you protect the privacy of your users.

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How to Embed Google Sheets in Joomla

How to Embed Google Sheets in Joomla

Google's Sheets product is their version of Microsoft Excel.

Here at Joomlashack, we have a lot of members who rely on spreadsheets so we created tools to help. Did you know you can also send Joomla forms results directly to Google Sheets? Did you know that you can easily import and display spreadsheets with Shack Spreadsheets?

Google Sheets is a powerful tool and one that is surprisingly easy to use with Joomla. I'm going to show you how to embed Google Sheets into your Joomla site with just a URL.

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How to Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

One useful feature for Joomla site builders is the ability to create new admin menus.

This is a very handy feature for sites with multiple users. Instead of trying to manipulate the permissions for some users, you can simply give them a different set of menu links.

In this example, I'll show you how to make an admin menu that only shows for the Administrator user group. We also have a tutorial on creating custom administrator modules in Joomla.

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How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

Some Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items. Some others come without it.

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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Simple Renew Has Improved Checkout Options

Simple Renew Has Improved Checkout Options

Simple Renew is the simplest and most reliable way to build a Joomla membership site.

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

Simple Renew is the extension we have used to power Joomlashack.com for over 5 years.

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How to Use Google Analytics 4 in Joomla

How to Use Google Analytics 4 in Joomla

Shack Analytics is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your Joomla sites. 

Shack Analytics now has support for Google Analytics 4, which is rolling out to Google customers. This is a major new version of the world's most popular analytics platform.

In this blog post, we'll give you some details on Google Analytics 4 and why you should upgrade. We'll then show you how to use the Shack Analytics extension to add Google Analytics 4 to your site. Finally, we have some alternative suggestions if you want to get out of the Google ecosystem.

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