How to Move a Joomla Site from Local to Live Server

How to Move a Joomla Site from Local to Live Server

Many people like to develop their Joomla sites locally and then move their work to a live host when completed. This tutorial will show you how to move an exact copy of your Joomla site from your local to your live server.

You'll first use Akeeba Backup Joomla extension to make a backup of your local Joomla site (files + database). Then you will use Akeeba Kickstart to restore this backup to your remote server.

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Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, and Select Lists in Shack Forms

3 Examples of Using the Pipe Symbol in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is a brilliant Joomla form extension. It is very user-friendly and flexible. With Shack Forms, you can instantly tweak your Joomla form design and behavior. You can do this even if you don't know a single thing about coding.

For example, you can instantly enhance your Joomla form fields using the pipe (|) symbol. In this blog post, I will show you 3 examples of using the pipe symbol in Shack Forms.

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How to Use Email Variables in Shack Forms

3 Things to Know About Using Email Variables in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is incredibly flexible and customizable Joomla form extension. It allows you to easily customize or personalize emails sent to form submitters or administrators.

You achieve this by using email variables. In this blog post, you will learn 3 things to know about using email variables in Shack Forms.

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How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

One of the hardest things about updating a Joomla site used to be figuring out which module to edit:

  • What was the name of the module?
  • What position was the module in?

That problem can now be solved easily - you can edit your modules just by visiting the frontend of your site and clicking on them.

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Email Integrations with Shack Forms: MailChimp, FreshMail, AcyMailing

3 Ways of Creating an Email List with Shack Forms

Are you thinking about creating an email list for your Joomla site visitors but don't know how to? There are 3 ways of creating email lists with Shack Forms, in no particular order:

  1. Create a sign-up form for your Mailchimp email lists.
  2. Create a sign-up form for your FreshMail email lists.
  3. Create a sign-up form for your AcyMailing email lists.

In this blog post, I will give you a guided tour of each of these three options. 

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6 Positions for Your Shack Form Toggler

6 Positions for Your Shack Form Toggle

A form toggler is what your site visitors will see before they see your Shack Form itself. Your form toggler is what creates the first impression of the form. It also influences the overall impression of your site.

By default, your Shack Form toggler gets fixed to the left of the page. But you have 5 more positions for it. In this blog post, I will walk you through them one by one.

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5 Tweaks to Beautify Your Joomla Form Style with Shack Forms

5 Tweaks to Beautify Your Joomla Form Styles with Shack Forms

Your Joomla contact form doesn't have to be boring. Our Shack Forms Joomla extension provides plenty of options to make your contact form funky and fun.

The best part is, you will be able to achieve this even without any CSS skills. In this blog post, you will learn 5 tweaks to beautify your Joomla contact form style with Shack Forms Pro.

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How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories

How to Customize Colors in JCal Pro Categories

JCal Pro is the premier events calendar for Joomla with a beautiful front end display. By default, JCal Pro assigns the same color to all events categories and events. So, all the categories and events will look the same.

JCal Pro allows you to easily set a unique color for every category instead of the default one. This new category color will be passed to the category events as well. In this tutorial, you will learn how to set your preferred color to all events categories. 

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Introduction to Field Types in Shack Forms

Introduction to Field Types in Shack Forms

Shack Forms is one of the most popular Joomla forms extensions. It has over three hundred 5-star reviews at Joomla.org.

One of the reasons why Shack Forms is so popular are its field types. They are completely flexible.

In this short video tutorial, we will show you how to customize your Shack Form with different fields.

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Shack Locations Pro Can Hide Google's Points of Interest

Shack Locations Pro Now Allows to Hide Google Points of Interest

Shack Locations Pro is the best Joomla extension to create an advanced map directory with multiple locations. You can pinpoint every location with its own customizable marker and many extra details.

However, by default, Google also includes it's own markers to maps. Each map shows Google's own "Points of Interest".

The new version of Shack Locations Pro now allows you to hide these "Points of Interest". In this blog post, I will give you a brief introduction to this new feature. 

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