The Future of Joomla is CSS Grid, Not Bootstrap 4

CSS Grid and Bootstrap 4 in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 is currently in development. It may be many months before Joomla 4 is released, but we're already working on compatability for Joomlashack templates.

One of the most important changes in Joomla 4 is the upgrade from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 4. However, one thing we've discovered is that Joomla 4 will not rely exclusively on Bootstrap.

Joomla 4 will also rely on CSS Grid Layout, a CSS method that is revolutionizing the frontend web design industry.

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How to Create a Basic Front Page with RSPageBuilder

Building your own front page in Joomla

Joomla is a brilliant Content Management System that any beginner can use.

To build pages with your own custom layouts though, you need to use a page building extension.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a basic front end page with your own layouts and elements using the RSPageBuilder extension.

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10 Tips for Creating a Great Charity Website with Joomla

10 Mistakes to Avoid Creating a Charity Website with Joomla

One of our customers embarked on building a charity website to support a good cause.

Joomla is a brilliant platform to build a site by yourself, even if you are not a designer and don't know any code.

In this blog post, you will look at 10 recommendations helping you to build a charity website.

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Shack Forms GDPR Improvements

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If you collect data from EU citizens, the way your site stores the data must comply with GDPR.

We just implemented a few small but important changes in our Shack Forms form builder to make it GDPR compliant.

In this blog post, you will take a look at Shack Forms GDPR improvements.

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Beginners Guide to Akeeba Backup Pro Remote Quota Management

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Previously, we covered how to automatically upload your site backup to Google Drive with Akeeba Backup Pro.

Storing a backup of your Joomla site outside of the site server gives you extra security. But backups take space.

Akeeba Backup Pro allows you to set a quota for your remotely stored backups based on one of the following criteria:

  1. By the backups maximum age in days.
  2. By the backups total size in MB.
  3. By the maximum count of backups taken.

In this tutorial, you will take a look at how to set up these options. 

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What Are the Joomla Extensions You Install on Every Site?

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If you've used Joomla for more than few days, you have opinions.

We want to hear your opinions! What are the extensions you install on every site? What extensions do you love to use?

In this blog post, I'll give you a guide to our 10 essential Joomla extensions.

Let us know your essential extensions in the comments below. We'll pick 5 commenters to win a free 1 year membership to the Everything Club!

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New Feature: Custom Limits for Lists of OSCampus Classes and Pathways

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We are happy to announce that we implemented another useful feature in our OSCampus Pro 1.2.4.

You can now set your own custom limits for the lists of displayed OSCampus classes. 

Previously, this limit was automatically set to the value set in your Joomla's Global Configuration.

In this blog post, you will take a look at this new feature.

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OSYouTube Supports YouTube's Privacy Enhanced Mode

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It's now just over a month since the launch of Europe's GDPR laws. We recently wrote a guide to how Joomla is handling the GDPR.

We've also been listening and responding to customer requests about the GDPR.

One of the most common requests has been for improvements to how OSYouTube handles privacy. I'm pleased to say that we've just released a new version of OSYouTube which makes it much easier to be GDPR-compliant. The new version makes it much easier to disable cookies for your users.

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New Feature: OSCampus Single Pathway Menu Item Type

OSCampus Pro

We are happy to announce that we implemented a new feature in our OSCampus Pro.

Starting with version 1.2.4, you will have the OSCampus Pro - Pathway new menu item type. It will display all classes of a single pathway.

In this blog post, you will take a look at this new feature.

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Joomla Has an Excellent New Demo Site

How to Launch a Free Hosted Joomla Test Site

You really should try launch.joomla.org, the new demo system for Joomla sites.

In less than 60 seconds, you can create a test site for Joomla 3 and also Joomla 4! This really is the best way to test Joomla.

If you want to test a new extension, or check the progress of Joomla 4, then launch.joomla.org is a great option. 

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