You Built This With Joomla? No Way!

You Built this with Joomla? No Way!

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring over 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Parth Lawate of TechJoomla. Parth is based in Pune, India. Their team produced some excellent Joomla extensions, including JGive for accepting donations and funding, and Shika, a Learning Management System.

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In Joomla 4, Module Styles Will Move to Layout Files

Joomla 4: Module Styles as Layouts

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing a lot about next year's Joomla 4 release. If you want to quickly catch up on Joomla 4, I recommend watching this video.

In this tutorial, I'm going to talk about a technical change in Joomla 4 that will have a big impact for designers.

In Joomla, module styles define the HTML output for modules. These styles control the output for the module title, heading and class suffixes.

Up until Joomla 3, module styles were managed through a unique file named modules.php located inside the /html folder of each template.

Starting in Joomla 4, module styles will be now managed in layout files.

In this post, I'll introduce you to the new approach for styling modules implemented in the upcoming Joomla 4.

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Custom Fields in Joomla: Build Whatever You Need

Custom Fields in Joomla: Build Whatever You Need

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring over 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation on custom fields was by Carlos Cámara, a Joomla expert from Spain. Custom fields are a powerful feature which allows you to create amazing things with Joomla.

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Joomla 4: the JavaScript Parts

Joomla 4: the JavaScript Parts

We held the Joomlashack Conferenceover 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring over 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Dimitris Grammatiko. Dimitris is one of the most innovative developers in Joomla. When it comes to putting new technology into Joomla for the first time, Dimitris is normally involved. His latest innovation for Joomla was putting web components into the Joomla core.

Dimitris talks about the JavaScript goodness that is coming to Joomla 4. You will have an in-depth view to Joomla’s build tools, the vanilla scripts, the Web Components and the modern JavaScript that will be available in Joomla 4.

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How to Produce the Complete Deliverable for Your Joomla Project

How to Produce the Complete Deliverable for Your Joomla Project

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation (51:01) was from Duke Speer. I have known him for over a decade now. Duke is based in Park City, Utah. He has been deep inside non-profit and project management work.

He runs a company called Turntothepros.com and is a great guy and a great speaker. In this presentation, he talks about how to systematize your business so that every website you produce meets certain standards that become your brand and ensure long-lasting relationships with your client.

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How to Customize the JCal Pro Display

How to Customize the JCal Pro Display

Almost every organization's web site can benefit from an events calendar. For Joomla web sites, the obvious and most popular choice is JCal Pro. JCal Pro offers simplicity, flexibility, a robust feature set, and gorgeous templates to fit almost any color scheme.

How do you make the calendar events on your Joomla site look like you want them to? JCal Pro has quite a few design settings. You will take a look at them in this video tutorial from our YouTube channel.

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How to Display a LinkedIn Badge in Joomla

How to Display a Floating LinkedIn Badge in Joomla

Shack Toolbox is really a swiss knife for your Joomla site. It allows you to display social media in a cool way. You have an option to display it:

  • As a static module
  • As a floating icon
  • As a popup.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to display a LinkedIn badge in Joomla with Shack Toolbox, the best content display extension for Joomla.

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How to Create Joomla Sites That Clients Love to Update

How to Create Joomla Sites That Clients Love to Update

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from SD Williams. SD is a really enthusiastic Joomla volunteer. She runs Joomla Day Chicago, one of the biggest Joomla Days event in the United States. In her presentation, SD shows you how to create self-maintainer Joomla sites that clients love to update.

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How Shack Forms Integrates with Zoo

How Shack Forms Intergrates with Zoo

We blogged this week on how Shack Forms can help your Joomla 3-rd party extensions. In this post, you learned how to use Shack Forms as a communication tool for your Community Builder community. In this blog post, you also learned how to use Shack Forms to send messages to owners of entries of a SobiPro directory.

Shack Forms also integrates with Zoo, a popular Joomla extension for building catalogs. With this integration, your site visitors will be able to contact an author of an item of a catalog created via Zoo. In this blog post, I will show you how Shack Forms integrates with Zoo.

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How Shack Forms Integrates with SobiPro

How Shack Forms Intergrates with SobiPro

In the previous blog post, you learned that Shack Forms Pro can be a very handy tool for some 3-rd party Joomla extensions. You learned that your Joomla users or Community Builder users can send messages to your Community Builder users via a Shack Form. 

But Shack Forms also integrates with SobiPro, another popular Joomla extension. This integration will allow your site visitors to contact owners of the entries of your SobiPro directory. In this blog post, I will show you how Shack Forms integrates with SobiPro.

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