How to Fix Broken Joomla User Groups

How to Fix Broken Joomla User Groups

Joomla's user groups can be really powerful.

However, it's also possible to cause problems for yourself by making errors while setting up the user groups.

One Joomlashack member remained a super administrator and able to log-in to their site, but they lost the ability to see the administrator menu links and edit their site.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to rescue yourself if your super administrator account no longer has the permissions it should.

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How to Integrate MailChimp with Shack Forms

How to Integrate MailChimp with Shack Forms

One of our Shack Forms customers asked how to integrate Shack Forms (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") and MailChimp.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Shack Form to sign up its submitters to a MailChimp list.

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Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla. They allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.

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How to Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

Create Template Overrides for Specific Joomla Articles

We have covered Joomla template overrides in this blog and in our Joomlashack University video class.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to combine template overrides and the core Template component.

I'm going to show you how to create a custom layout that you can use for individual Joomla articles.

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Want to Test Our New Extension: Shack Article Manager?

Shack Article Manager

Over the last few years, we've been adopting extensions here at Joomlashack.

These extensions include Tabs and SlidersJCal ProjInbound, Shack FormsShack Toolbox and Shack Open Graph amongst others. These are powerful and mature extensions that users love. 

Joomlashack users have given us many suggestions for other extensions to adopt. One idea has been suggested far more than any other: User Article Manager. You can see some of the suggestions in the comments on this post about User Article Manager. Thanks in particular to Joe Sonne for repeatedly encouraging us.

User Article Manager was really popular in early Joomla versions. It allowed you to accept articles from the frontend of your site. It also allowed writers to manage their articles without logging into the Joomla admin.

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Beginners Guide to Translating Joomla Menus

Beginners Guide to Translating Joomla Menus

In the "How to Add More Languages to a Joomla Site", you learned to use the power of Associations.

You mastered how to link articles together to take your Joomla article visitor from one language version to another.

In this tutorial, you will go a step further. You will learn how to offer your visitor menus in two languages as well. This will enable you to offer them the smoothest and most reliable multilingual experience.

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How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

How to Submit Joomla Sitemaps to Google Search Console

OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.

Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.

Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage. 

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How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

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OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

OSMap is the best and easiest way to create a Joomla sitemap.

When you install OSMap, it automatically creates a sitemap for you.

For more advanced users, it's possible to edit your sitemaps to include or exclude certain URLs. You may want to do this for visual purposes (you want a short and clean sitemap) or for SEO purposes (to exclude certain URLs from Google's index).

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Say Hello to the new OSCampus Pathways Module

Say Hello to the new OSCampus Pathways Module

OSCampus now includes a module called OSCampus Pathways. The module produces a stylish frontend preview of your online training pathways and their courses.

Once you update ti OSCampus 1.4.3, you will get the OSCampus Pathways module automatically installed. 

In this blog post, I will give you a brief tour of this new module. You will learn how it looks at your Joomla site public frontend. You will also take a look at what backend settings allow you to customize the frontend display.

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