How to Create Custom, Selectable Blog Layouts in Joomla

How to Create Custom, Selectable Blog Layouts in Joomla

One Joomlashack user wanted to create customised blog layouts that their users could chose from.

The user wanted to keep to choose different layouts in different sitations. They wanted to use 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 your menu links.

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How to Shorten Weekdays in JCalPro Monthly View

How to Shorten Sunday to Sun in JCalPro Monthly View

One of our customers asked how to switch the weekdays' format in JCal Pro monthly view from Sunday to Sun.

This shorter format will improve the JCal Pro monthly calendar view for small and mobile devices. In this blog post, I'll show you how to achieve this with Joomla Language Override technique.

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Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Customers sometimes ask us why we use recurring subscriptions when selling products here at Joomlashack. I decided to write an explanation of why do this. Below you'll find a short and a long answer to this question.

The Short Answer

Recurring subscriptions are the best way to build a sustainable business in 2019. Companies that do not use recurring subscriptions are much more likely to fail. The result is unsupported code and disappointed customers.

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Joomlashack's 2018 Review and Thank You

Joomlashack's 2018 Review and Thank You

Thank you for your support of Joomlashack.

Joomlashack started in 2005, but our team took over the site in 2016. It's been a busy couple of years as we re-launched Joomlashack. 

The re-launch has been possible thanks to many of you. We really appreciate your support. 

Here's our recap of the good and bad in 2018 (If you're interested, here's 2016 and 2017). Hopefully this isn't a lame "everything is awesome" post. I'll try and give you honesty and insight into Joomlashack's year. Oh, and read down to the comments for a chance at a special prize!

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How to Create a Read More Link for a Single Joomla Article

How to Create a Read More Link for a Single Joomla Article

By default, the "Read More" button in Joomla doesn't display on a single article page. It's normally used for showing the first part of an article on blog pages.

However, one Joomlashack user asked us if it was possible to have a "Read More" link inside a single article. Yes, there is a workaround to make this possible.

In this blog post, I will show you how to create a Read More button using the Tabs and Sliders extension.

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How to Use JavaScript or PHP Code in a Joomla Article

How to Use JavaScript or PHP Code in a Joomla Article

Normally in a Joomla article, code such as Javascript or PHP will not work. This is for good security reasons. People could do a lot of harm if they were free to use these inside your articles.

However, many advanced users need to use such code. This tutorial will show you how to add a JavaScript or PHP code to a Joomla article.

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How to Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

One new feature in recent version of Joomla 3 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 Remove the Pagination Numbers from Joomla

Remove Pagination and Prev Next Buttons from Joomla

If you create a list or blog in Joomla, you will often see pagination at the bottom of the page. This enables your site's visitors to navigate to older articles.

One of our students was wanting to know how to remove the pagination options so we created this tutorial for him.

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Hide the Prev and Next Navigation Links in Joomla

Hide the Prev and Next Navigation Links in Joomla

If you create a list or blog in Joomla, you will often see navigation link at the bottom of the articles in that list or blog.

This "Prev" and "Next" links allow your site's visitors to navigate to newer or older articles.

One of our students was wanting to know how to remove the navigation options so we created this tutorial for them.

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A Joomla Guide to PHP Notices, Warnings and Errors

A Joomla Guide to PHP Notices, Warnings and Errors

Websites inevitably have problems. Whether you're using Joomla or anything else, you'll need to spot and fix problems.

Joomla uses PHP and when PHP has problems, it reports them to you. However, often these errors will appear on your site and will be visible to visitors:

In this tutorial, we're going to give you a quick introduction to these errors. We'll explain the different types that might appear on your site and how you can stop them from showing.

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