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

How to Add Joomla Microdata to Articles and Templates

Add Microdata to Articles in Joomla 3

Microdata makes it possible to search engines to understand important details about your site's content. 

Microdata provides Google and Bing with extra information about your content such as names, descriptions, dates and ratings. And, because search engines can understand your data more clearly, they often reward you with a higher ranking.

In Joomla, some microdata support was quietly added in Joomla 3.3, which was released in 2014. The best to way to provide microdata is by using your template.

Some templates provide microdata support, including all Joomlashack templates.

However, if your template doesn't support microdata, I'm going to show you how to test your template and then add microdata support.

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How to Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

Many people choose to use an extension such as Shack Forms to create their contact forms.

Shack Forms is a great choice, but with the arrival of custom fields in Joomla, you can also customize contact forms with the Joomla core.

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How to Fix a 500 Internal Server Error in Joomla

How to Fix a 500 Internal Server Error

At Joomlashack, several customers have asked us about "Internal Server Errors" on their Joomla site.

In this blog post, I will cover what an internal server error is in Joomla and how to fix it.

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How to Use Joomla Fields - the Complete Tutorial!

How to Use Joomla Fields

Custom fields are very important and useful Joomla feature.

Using Joomla fields, you can add many different types of fields, including Calendars, Checkboxes, Color pickets, Lists, Images and much more. You can read our overview of all 15 field types.

These Joomla fields can improve core parts of Joomla including articles, contact forms, users. You'll also find extensions that support fields including our own OSDownloads.

In this introduction, I'll show you how Joomla fields work.

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How to Create a Joomla Contact Form

How to Create a Joomla Contact Form

This tutorial will show you how to create a Joomla contact form.

We're going to show you two different approaches:

  1. Using the default Contacts components, so you can create a Joomla contact form without installing any extra extensions.
  2. Using the powerful Shack Forms extension, so you can take advantage of extra features for your Joomla contact form.

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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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Shack Locations Offers 50 Custom Styles for Joomla Maps

One of the exclusive features in Shack Locations Pro is the 50 custom map styles. By default, your map directory's maps look rather boring. They don't have to be.

In the Pro version, you have 50 custom Google Map styles. They look pretty cool. You can apply any of them to match your site design without any coding skills. In this blog post, I will give you a tour of all of those 50 styles.

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How to Add Video or Audio to a Joomla Article

Add Video or Audio to Joomla

In this Joomla media tutorial, we'll show you how to embed video and audio into a Joomla article.

By default, Joomla doesn't have much support for multimedia. You can add images, but it's not possible to embed YouTube videos, Soundcloud audio, Twitter posts, Instagram photos and other multimedia content.

If you do want to add video or audio to Joomla article, you will need an extension.

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How to Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Do you know that you can display Joomla modules inside components? This is possible with only a single line of PHP code.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to display a module inside any component.

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