Joomla Overrides for Modules, Components and Languages

Joomla Overrides for Modules, Components and Languages

Making changes to Joomla's core files is often neccessary, but there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

The wrong way is to directly edit Joomla's files. If you do, you'll lose all your changes when you next update your site.

The right way is to use an override. In this post, we'll show you what overrides are and how you can use them to safely edit components, modules and languages.

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How to Create Layout Overrides in Joomla 3

How to Create Layout Overrides in Joomla 3

Joomla makes it possible to re-design almost any aspect of your site.

In a previous post, we explained how template overrides work. In this post, we're going to talk about layout overrides.

Layout overrides are more narrow and specific than template overrides. Layout overrides allow you to customize small portions of a design, for example: social icons, article titles and tags.

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CSS Grid #14. Centering and Aligning Items in CSS Grid

Welcome to the 14th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in Joomla 4.

Vertically centering elements on a web page has been an issue for web designers and developers when working with CSS.

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How to Embed Google Sheets in Joomla

How to Embed Google Sheets in Joomla

Google's Sheets product is their version of Microsoft Excel.

Here at Joomlashack, we have a lot of members who rely on spreadsheets so we created tools to help. Did you know you can also send Joomla forms results directly to Google Sheets? Did you know that you can easily import and display spreadsheets with Shack Spreadsheets?

Google Sheets is a powerful tool and one that is surprisingly easy to use with Joomla. I'm going to show you how to embed Google Sheets into your Joomla site with just a URL.

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How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

One of our members was having trouble submitting his sitemap to Google. The message displayed at Google was:

"Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead."

This tutorial will show you how to disable XML styling in OSMap, which should fix the issue. Let's get started.

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How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

There are two features in Joomla that allow you to easily place modules directly inside articles:

  • loadposition allows you to publish all the modules in a particular position.
  • loadmodule allows you to publish just one particular module.

One of our students was using these features to create a layout but wasn't happy with how it looked inside his article. He wanted more control.

This tutorial will show you how to place modules inside your article with more style.

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

Displaying YouTube videos is one of the most popular things you can do with your Joomla site.

The OSYouTube plugin is the fastest and easiest way to do it. All you need to do is add the URL of the video into your articles.

There is a completely free version of OSYouTube. Here's how it works ...

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How to Find the Location of Your Joomla php.ini File

How to Find the Location of Your php.ini File

The php.ini file is a critical file you often need to manage to optimize your Joomla site. It controls many important aspects of what you can and can not do with your site.

For example, it controls the size of the files your server allows your Joomla to upload.

Different hosts use different schemes for storing and accessing critical system files like php.ini. You'll need to research where to find them.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to find the location of the php.ini file on any server.

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Create a Joomla Sitemap for Google, Bing, Yahoo

Create a Joomla Sitemap for Google, Bing, Yahoo

Why should you add a sitemap to your Joomla site?

I'll be honest and say that I don't believe sitemaps improve your ranking in search engines. However, they do make sure more pages get indexed and that they get indexed more quickly.

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Get Your Copy of the CSS Grid Explained Book

Learn CSS Grid Before Joomla 4 Arrives

CSS Grid is revolutionizing the frontend web-design industry.

For the last 20 years, web designers have used CSS to lay out web pages. However, CSS has always been missing some key functionality. Designers had to rely on workarounds, such as tables, floats, and positioning.

CSS Grid is different and better.

Read more: Get Your Copy of the CSS Grid Explained Book