How to Troubleshoot Shack Forms Emails Not Being Received

Shack Forms is one of the most popular forms extensions in Joomla. Shack Forms can automatically send emails to the form submitters and to your site administrators.

However, when you start sending out emails, things can become complex. You have to deal with mail servers, hosting companies, Gmail, Outlook, spam filters and many other variables.

You may find out that for some reason your Shack Forms emails are not being received.

Here is a quick guide to troubleshooting this issue.

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Your Getting Started Tutorial for JCal Pro

Your Getting Started Tutorial for JCal Pro

Almost every organization's web site can benefit from an events calendar. For Joomla web sites, the obvious and most popular choice is the JCal Pro extension.

It offers simplicity, flexibility, a robust feature set and gorgeous templates to fit almost any color scheme.

From private and community calendars, to event moderation and integration with popular extensions such as JomSocial and Community Builder, JCal Pro is sure to fit your calendar needs.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get started with JCal Pro Joomla calendaring extension.

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Your Getting Started Tutorial for Shack Forms Pro

Your Getting Started Tutorial for Shack Forms Pro

With our "Shack Forms" Joomla extension you can easily create contact forms, booking forms, support ticket forms, newsletter sign-up forms and many other types of forms.

This forms extension has tens of thousands of happy users. It has more than three hundred reviews and a perfect 10/10 score on the Joomla Extensions Directory.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get started with Shack Forms Pro Joomla extension.

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How to Make Joomla Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules

How to Make Joomla Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules

By default, Joomla content plugins will always work inside articles

However, they may often not work inside Custom HTML modules, even though those modules also have a WYSWIYG editor.

In this short tutorial, we will show you how to enable content plugins within your Custom HTML modules. 

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Your Getting Started Tutorial for OSMap

Getting Started with OSMap

A Joomla sitemap will help Google and other search engines find and understand your site's content. OSMap is the best Joomla sitemap extension.

It is the easiest way to add a sitemap to your Joomla site. All you need to do is install OSMap and it will do the rest. OSMap will automatically create a Google-friendly sitemap for all your content.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get started with OSMap.

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The Joomlashack Conference is Online: November 6th, 7th and 8th

The Joomlashack Conference is Online: November 6th, 7th and 8th

Five years ago, our team held an online Joomla Day with over 20 speakers from around the world. Over 1,000 people attended! You can see videos from that event on YouTube.

I'm delighted to say we're planning to host another online Joomla Day on November 6th, 7th and 8th.

Many of you don't live close to an in-person Joomla event, so this online version can reach many more people. Just like any normal Joomla event, we'll have presentations of 30 to 40 minutes, followed by questions.

Update: The Conference schedule is now live.

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How to Create a Field with Countries in Shack Forms

How to Create a Field with Countries in Shack Forms

You can very quickly and easily build Joomla forms with our Shack Forms Joomla extension. Your form can be fairly simple, collecting just a name and an email. 

With Shack Forms, you can also quickly build a more advanced form. One of our customers asked how to allow a form submitter to select their country.

In this blog tutorial, I'll show you how to create a field with countries in Shack Forms.

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How to Get Joomla Sending Emails via SendGrid

How to Set Joomla Mailer to a SendGrid SMTP Server

Some of our extensions, such as Shack Forms Pro, OSDownloads, and JCalPro send out emails. A few of our customers told us that their users had issues with receiving such emails.

One of the first steps to troubleshoot such issues is to test your Joomla Mailer with an external SMTP server. We suggest the free SendGrid SMTP service for such testing.

In this blog tutorial, I will show you how to switch your default Joomla PHP Mailer to a free SendGrid SMTP testing server.

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How to Integrate OSDownloads Pro with Mailchimp Groups

How to Integrate OSDownloads Pro with Mailchimp Groups Globally (2)

In one of our previous posts, you learned how to create Mailchimp groups.

Thanks to OSDownloads Pro, it is possible to collect user emails in exchange for downloads. It is also possible to instantly send those emails to Mailchimp to build an email list. 

But Mailchimp allows you to segment your email list into groups and improve your target marketing. In this blog tutorial, you will learn how to integrate OSDownloads Pro with your Mailchimp groups.

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How to Embed Google Docs in Joomla

OSEmbed

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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