Say Hello to Shack Slides: the Joomlashack Slideshow Extension

Say Hello to Shack Slides: the Joomlashack Slideshow Extension

Joomla and Joomlashack have been around for over 14 years now.

So many things have changed in that time. But, many of the very best Joomla extensions are still going strong! Watchful did a survey of the most popular Joomla extensions and the winners all launched in 2006 and 2007.

We have one extension that's been at Joomlashack since those days: Shack Slides.

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How to Create Mailchimp Groups

How to Create Mailchimp Groups

Some of our Joomla extensions allow you to easily integrate them with Mailchimp email marketing service. You can use Shack Forms, or OSDownloads Pro and instantly start building an email list.

But for target marketing, Mailchimp allows you to segment your email list into groups. In this document, you will learn how to create your Mailchimp groups.

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How to Add an Image Above a Field in Shack Forms

How to Add an Image Above a Field in Shack Forms

One of the reasons for the Shack Forms Pro popularity is its flexibility. With Shack Forms, you have many options to change your Joomla form design without touching any code.

One of our customers asked how to add an image above a field in their Shack Form. In this blog post, I'll show you how you can do this.

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How to Use OSCampus, the Joomla LMS

OSCampus is our popular Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla. This Joomla extensions is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week.

In this getting started guide, I'll show you how to add OSCampus to your site.

OSCampus is organized in a very simple way: Classes contain Lessons. Everything is a secondary feature, so we'll focus on setting up those core elements.

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Joomlashack Changelogs Are Now Easier to Find

Joomlashack Changelogs Are Easier to Find

Last week, we got the news that Joomlashack is one of the most popular extension developers in Joomla.

With a large number of users, your feature requests come in thick-and-fast.

Some of the feature requests are major, such as "Can you build an eCommerce extension?" Spoiler: we're working on it.

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Joomla eCommerce Users: Are You Ready for SCA?

Joomla eCommerce Users: Are You Ready for SCA and PSD2?

Last year, website owners needed to deal with the new European privacy laws known as GDPR. We wrote a guide to Joomla and the GDPR.

This year, there are new European rules that involve eCommerce. There are two names for these new requirements:

  • PSD2: Payment Services Directive.
  • SCA: Strong Customer Authentication.

PSD2 is the overall set of laws and SCA is the specific group of regulations launching this month. So SCA is what we're going to talk about in this post.

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How to Display YouTube Video as a URL with OSYouTube Pro

How to Display YouTube Video as a URL with OSYouTube Pro

One of our customers asked how to display a YouTube video only as a URL link.

This is possible with OSYouTube Pro. The parameter that makes this possible is "Ignore HTML links".

In this blog post, I'll show you how to embed a YouTube video just as a URL

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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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Why We Use Watchful for Joomla Site Maintenance

Why We Use Watchful for Joomla Site Maintenance

Joomlashack is one of the most popular Joomla sites.

Actually, that's not really true. Joomlashack is actually over 40 Joomla sites.

We've got at least 20 sites for template demos. We've got extension demo sites, test sites, client sites and more. Joomlashack.com is a big and sprawling network of sites.

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Introduction to the Shack Slides Component

Introduction to the Shack Slides Component

The Shack Slides component allows you to organize collections of slides for your Joomla slideshow.

Use it to create and populate a collection of slides with images. Then set your Shack Slides module to display those slides collections as your Joomla slideshow.

By the end of this tutorial, you will learn:

  • How to create collections of slides for your Joomla slideshow and manage them.
  • How to add images to your collections of slides and manage them.
  • How to upload multiple images to your collections of slides.
  • How to display slides collections as a Joomla slideshow module.

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