How to Change the Default Language in Joomla

When you create a new install of Joomla, you have to choose a default language.

For example, if you choose English (UK) as the default language, your site will use that language in the backend and frontend.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to change that default. I'll show you how to set up a new language pack in Joomla and set that as the default.

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Introducing the New Joomlashack Logo

Introducing the New Joomlashack Logo

I owe a big "Thank You" to the Joomlashack community.

Just over two months ago, I wrote a post called "We Are Working on a New Joomlashack Logo".

I described all the problems we found while trying to design a new logo. In the end, I presented a new version of the logo and said:

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How to Create a Blog With Joomla

How to Create a Blog With Joomla

One Joomlashack member was asking us about Joomla blogging extensions. They wondered what extension we use for the Joomlashack blog.

Our answer was "None!" We run one of the most popular blogs in Joomla and it's almost entirely done using the Joomla core.

In this guide, I'll show you step-by-step how to build a blog that looks exactly as ours.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos iwith OSEmbed

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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How to Provide Google Drive Downloads in OSDownloads

How to Add a Google Document to OSDownloads

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads in their Joomla site for a repository of downloadable Google text documents.

Instead of allowing people to simply visit the Google Drive documents, these users wanted to provide them with a direct download link. Users will click the link in OSDownloads and the Google Drive file will download to their desktop.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads to offer to your Joomla site visitors a downloadable Google text document.

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How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

A custom font family will add a vital extra touch to your site feel and look. It will make its design look more professional and appealing to its visitors.

It will also demonstrate that you care about the viewing experience of your site visitors. They, in turn, will pay you back with their trust and return visits.

In this blog post, you will learn how to easily add a Google Font family of your choice to our Wright Framework or any other of the Joomlashack templates.

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Our Response to an OSMap SQL Injection Report

Our Response to an OSMap SQL Injection Report
This week, both Joomla and Joomlashack had to deal with inaccurate security reports.
 
The Joomla team posted a detailed rebuttal to one security report. It turns out that the issue was fixed in 2015!

Here at Joomlashack, we were alerted to a possible security issue with OSMap.

To the best of our knowledge, this report is false. We did post our own detailed response on the reporting site called "Packet Storm". However, not only did Packet Storm remove the security report, but other sites picked up the report with our response.

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How to Create a Registration Form for JCal Pro Events

How to Create a Custom Registration Form for a JCal Pro Events

This week one of our JCal Pro customers asked how to create a custom registration form for their JCal Pro events. They asked this because the default registration form only asks for your name and email address.

You can enhance this default form using JCal Pro's custom form builder. In this blog post, I'll show you how to use it to create a custom registration form for your JCal Pro events.

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How to Create a Thank You Page for a jInbound Landing Page

One of our customers asked how to create a "Thank You" page for a jInbound landing page. With jInbound you can create a "Thank You" page using Joomla articles. 

This is a three-step process:

  1. Create a "Thank You" Joomla article.
  2. Create a hidden menu item for the "Thank You" article.
  3. Set your landing page to use the "Thank You" article.

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