How to Create Hidden Menu Items in Joomla

How to Create Hidden Menu Items in Joomla

Since the beginning of Joomla, users have created hidden menu links. This is a neccesary workaround because menu links control many of the features on Joomla pages - even pages that don't show in menus.

One very common use case is to create links to special sales pages and landing pages. Sometimes we need a menu link to set up the page, but we don't want that link to be easily visible. 

"Add Menu Title" is a menu option that makes it really easy to hide links. Here's how it works ...

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Solving the Joomla Message: "AJAX Loading Error: Not Found"

Solving the Joomla Message: AJAX Loading Error: Not Found

Did you ever see this message when trying to update your Joomla site?

AJAX Loading Error: Not Found

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you a few options for getting rid of this error and smoothly running your Joomla update.

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CSS Grid #15. The justify-content and align-content Properties

The justify-content and align-content Properties

In the previous CSS Grid tutorial, you learned about the align and justify properties to center and align items within a grid on the horizontal and vertical axes.

However, there are cases in which the total size of the grid is less than the size of the grid container. This happens because all items within the grid and the container itself are sized with fixed values (px, em, rem).

In such cases, it is necessary to align the tracks themselves, that is the whole grid, in order to exploit and fill up that additional empty space. In such a situation, you can make use of the align-content and justify-content properties. This is what I will explain in this tutorial.

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How to Stop the Joomla Editor From Removing Code

How to Stop the Joomla Editor From Removing Code

Your Joomla site was built on code. The right code in the right place brings your site to life. However, there are many places where it can also be a huge security risk. 

If you allow people to use PHP, Javascript, iframes or other code inside your content, you will greatly increase the chance that your site might be compromised by a malicious code. To minimize this risk, by default Joomla restricts the code you can insert into articles. 

The downside to this is that some common code snippets, from well-trusted sources, will be blocked. For example, Joomla doesn’t allow you to insert embed codes from sites like YouTube and Google Maps.

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How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

The Joomla team recently released Joomla 3.9. We wrote a post explaining 10 New Features You'll See in Joomla 3.9.

One of the features that got the best reaction was "User Actions Log", which allows you to audit user activities. This new extension allows you to track who is doing what on your site. You can track who logged in, who created articles, who installed extensions and much more.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour of this new feature.

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Joomlashack Templates Support Microdata for Joomla Articles

Joomlashack Templates Support Microdata for Joomla Articles

We're happy to announce that the Wright framework now supports microdata for Joomla articles. If you are using the Wright template or any of our commercial templates, you don't need to tweak the code anymore to add microdata. 

The major search engines use microdata to better understand the content of your site. Microdata allows search engines to easily see the key information for each article, including the main image, the author, the publication date, and so on.

To take advantage of this new feature, update to Wright 3.6.8. If you use any of our commercial templates, update your template to the version released this week. 

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How to Update Joomla to Use PHP 7

How to Update Joomla to Use PHP 7

PHP 7 is the fastest PHP version yet. Simply changing the PHP version to 7 can make your Joomla site run 50% faster or more.

We get questions often about how to upgrade to a new PHP version, so we figured we should write a short tutorial for it. This tutorial will explain how Joomla interacts with PHP and how to update to PHP 7.

It's written at a beginner level and doesn't get into too much technical jargon - just enough to understand the process.

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How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, the homepage often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your homepage.

As a result, site owners may need to hide the "Home" link in their site's navigation. 

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to hide the "Home" link on your Joomla sites.

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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 main privacy improvements arrived in Joomla 3.9. The Joomla team have developed several new extensions to help you protect the privacy of your users.

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10 New Features You'll See in Joomla 3.9

What New Features Will You See in Joomla 3.9?

Joomla 3.9 is now live and ready for you to use!

The Joomla team is putting most of their focus and energy into Joomla 4, but they still found time to release Joomla 3.9.

Joomla 3.9 introduces over 200 new features, improvements and bug fixes. The most important changes involve privacy and the GDPR, but there are many other helpful new features. 

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