Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Shack Toolbox extension.

Do you need to create a pop-up window in Joomla? This window could show a chat box, a login form, or important information. A pop-up comes in useful any time you need to get your visitors attention.

In this video, Rod shows you how to create a pop-up in Joomla. He uses the example of a customer who wants to show a donation form inside their pop-up window.

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All the Joomla News for January 2021

All the Joomla News for January 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. This week we're trying something a little different. It's a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. Please let us know if you find this useful and want more round-ups in the future.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

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How to Manually Order Articles in a Joomla Category

Joomla allows you a few easy options to set in which order it will display your articles. For example, you can set your Joomla articles to be displayed based on the following creteria:

  • Based on the articles popularity
  • Based on the articles publication date
  • Based on the alphabetical order of their titles
  • Based on the order in which they displayed in the adminstrator panel
  • and other criteria.

You can also manually set the order of articles by changing their position in the Article manager.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to manually change the order of your articles. For my example, I took articles in my Category Blog.

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Check Out This Video Introduction to Tabs and Sliders

Video Introduction to Tabs and Sliders

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Tabs and Sliders plugin. This extension has over 100 reviews on Joomla.org, and it's one of our most popular downloads.

There are a number of "Tabs and Sliders" plugins for Joomla, but not all of them support templates that use the Bootstrap 4 framework. In this video, Rod demonstrates the Tabs and Sliders plugin and shows that it works just fine with Bootstrap.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos iwith OSEmbed

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed Pro extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

If you use Joomla, you've probably used FTP / SFTP software to access your Joomla files. And there's a good chance that your choice of software was Filezilla.

Filezilla is the most popular FTP application in the world. It's free to download and there's a Pro version for only $19.

In this video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, Robbie Adair from OSTraining shows you how to super-charge your Filezilla skills. She has tips you can start using now to more efficiently manage your Joomla site.

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Get Much Better Google Drive Embeds for Joomla

Get Much Better Google Drive Embeds for Joomla

A few weeks, we updated OSEmbed Pro with support for the new Facebook and Instagram embeds.

This week's OSEmbed Pro update is equally significant. It has much better support for all Google Drive embeds including Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, and Drawings.

Our team re-wrote the underlying code to make the embeds much more reliable. There's also a new "Preview Mode" which presents a really clean view of your embeds.

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Joomlashack's 2020 Review and Thank You

Joomlashack's 2020 Review and Thank You

Thank you all for your support of Joomlashack.

Joomlashack started in 2005, but our team took over the site in 2016. 

At the end of every year we write a review of what happened at Joomlashack. If you want to look back, here is our 2016 review, 2017 review2018 review and 2019 review.

Even before 2020, we've always avoided writing "everything is awesome" posts. We try and give you honesty and insight into Joomlashack's year. There are always plenty of ups and downs. You'll find plenty of stories of both success and failure in these posts.

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How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

How to Add a Google Font Family to a Joomlashack Template

A custom font family will add a vital extra touch to your site feel and look. It will make its design look more professional and appealing to its visitors.

It will also demonstrate that you care about the viewing experience of your site visitors. They, in turn, will pay you back with their trust and return visits.

In this blog post, you will learn how to easily add a Google Font family of your choice to our Wright Framework or any other of the Joomlashack templates.

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How and Why to Use Dark Mode with Joomla

How and Why to Use Dark Mode with Joomla

Nicholas Dionysopoulos from Akeeba has long been one of Joomla's most innovative developers. He has recently built a "Dark Mode" option into his extensions and website.

In the video below, Nicholas explains why Dark Mode is important and how you integrate it into your work. Nicholas' starts by explaining why Dark Mode is so helpful for some people visiting your site, particularly those with photophobia. He then talks us through the options for enabling Dark Mode:

  1. Let the user decide
  2. Let the browser decide
  3. Hybrid: let the browser decide and the user override.

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