Joomlashack Clubs Now Have More Affordable Options

New Joomlashack Clubs are a Greater Value

For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.

For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.

Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.

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It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

It's Time to Get SSL for Your Joomla Site

If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.

An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.

This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.

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The Good, the Great, and the Truly Awesome Joomla Design Trends for 2017

The Good, the Great, and the Truly Awesome Joomla Design Trends for 2017

Much of what we see in changing design trends really has to do with the consumer. So, if you become aware of changes happening with your audience’s preferences, behaviors, or even technology usage, that’s usually a clear indication that something is about to change within your own work.

As far as 2017 goes, there is a major sea change happening with consumers across all industries. No longer is it enough to create a high-quality offering and accompanying website to show off that product or service. Now everything needs to be geared towards improving the user experience. Why? Because that is the direction everything is headed.

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Meet Barbarians, a Bootstrap-Based JCal Pro Theme

JCal Pro 4.1.6 was released recently, and this version includes “Barbarians”, a new JCal Pro theme.

Barbarians is a clean and flat design based on the Bootstrap framework. If you use the Barbarians theme, your events calendar will look great on any device, from desktop to smartphones and tablets.

In the next few weeks, we intend to make Barbarians the default theme, after getting feedback from you and other JCal Pro users.

In this post, we will show you how to start using the Barbarians theme today. 

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Unlimited 2, a New Version of Our Minimalist Joomla Template

Unlimited, a New Version of Our Minimalist Joomla Template

We released a complete new version of Unlimited, a clean Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, including portfolio, blog and photography sites.

This update to Unlimited mainly includes a complete design refresh. Additionally, Unlimited is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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How to Add a Custom Favicon in Joomla

How to Add a Custom Favicon in Joomla

This tutorial will show you how to add a custom favicon to your Joomla site.

Your first question might be what is a favicon? Favicon stands for favorite’s icon.

It is a small 16px x 16px icon associated with a URL that is variously displayed, as in a browser's address bar or next to the site name in a bookmark or favorites list.

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Use These 10 Essential Joomla Plugins for Better Results

essential joomla plugins

For web developers trying to build a powerful website without overloading their servers or compromising the user experience, they know that using a CMS like Joomla is essential. As with other content management systems, Joomla’s true power lies in its extensions.

There are thousands of extensions currently available for use within Joomla. Extensions cover a wide array of integrations, including components, modules, and, of course, plugins. While components and modules are an important part of the web development process, what I want to focus on today is the Joomla plugin.

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Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Important: Please Check Your Joomlashack Extension Versions

Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.

We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.

Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.

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Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

Joomlashack's (Most of) 2016 Year in Review

This can't be a complete year-in-review post.

The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.

However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.

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How to Add Social Bookmark Links to Joomla

How to Show Your Social Icons in Joomla

Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media.

With the Easy Social Icons module all your articles can be shared with the click of a mouse. This powerful extension allows you to put sharing links throughout your website.

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