Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

Did you know that the Joomla! project now offers official certification?

People are already becoming Joomla! certified. Exams were recently held at JoomlaDay Italy, JoomlaDay Poland, and the Joomla! World Conference in Vancouver.

We spoke with Luca Marzo from the Joomla! Certification Team and asked him about these questions:

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5 Reasons You Need to Post Video On Your Joomla Site Right Now

5 Reasons You Need to Post Video On Your Joomla Site Right Now

Quality content still remains one of the best ways to engage your online audience, but recently the trend has shifted towards video.

In fact, Cisco predicts that by 2017 nearly 90% of all web traffic will be video. Video marketing offers a few unique advantages over its written counterpart. Try using both forms of content to give your online marketing the one-two punch it needs.

Are you still unsure about video marketing?

Here are five reasons you should consider uploading a video to your site right now to propel your business forward (before everyone else does):

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How to Stop Bootstrap Loading Multiple Times in Joomla

Tips to Fix Bootstrap Being Loaded Multiple Times in Joomla

Bootstrap is the most popular CSS framework to build and design websites. Developers and designers depend on it on a daily basis.

However, Bootstrap is so popular that some sites end up loading it several times. Imagine this scenario where Bootstrap loads three times:

  • Bootstrap loads from Joomla core
  • Bootstrap loads from a third party component
  • Bootstrap loads from a third party module

In this post, I'll give you some tips to fix the load of several instances of Bootstrap in your Joomla site.

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A New Version of Novitas, a Joomla Template for Beautiful Content

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Check out the new version of Novitas, a beautiful Joomla template that's designed for magazines and newspaper sites.

This update brings a major design refresh. If you're building websites focused on content, Novitas can fit that purpose very well.

We've also added support for one of our popular extensions, Shack Slides. If you buy Novitas, then you'll also get free access to Shack Slides.

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The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

In April 2016, the OSTraining team took over Joomlashack. This site was still running, but it needed an injection of fresh energy after 11 years.

So, we planned a 2016 roadmap to bring new life back to Joomlashack. 

I'm delighted to say that almost all the items on the 2016 roadmap have now been completed:

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Show or Hide in Joomla With Conditional Content

Joomla With Conditional Content

If you have worked in Joomla for any time, you've probably used the excellent extensions by Peter at Regular Labs. Recently, he unveiled a very useful new extension called Conditional Content.

Previously, it was difficult to get full control over the "4 Ws" of how your content displayed ... who, what, where, and when. This required multiple Joomla extensions and often a bit of PHP coding. Conditional Content makes it much easier to show your content only under certain conditions.

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Say Hello to OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're delighted to officially launch OSCampus.

OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.

OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and its architecture is the basis forJoomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!

OSCampus allows you to publish online classes. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs. Your lessons can be YouTube or Vimeo Videos, Slideshare or Google presentations, simple text or complex code.

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We Updated ABC, our Joomla Template for Schools and Education

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Check out the new version of ABC, a colorful Joomla template that's designed for education sites.

This update to ABC features a major design refresh. If you want to create sites for a school or online course, then ABC is an excellent template choice. ABC has excellent support for OSCampus, the new Joomla LMS.

We've also added support for one of our popular commercial extensions included for free: Easy Social Icons. If you buy ABC, then you'll also get access to Easy Social Icons.

Additionally, ABC is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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Meet OSTimer Pro, the Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer Pro is Here, the Professional Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer is the best countdown extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSTimer Pro!

OSTimer Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your countdown clock.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSTimer.

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Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla

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OSDonate is the best PayPal donation extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSDonate Pro!

OSDonate Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your donation form.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSDonate.

Read more: Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla