How to Remove Fields from the Joomla Registration Form

How to Remove Fields from the Joomla Registration Form

This week, a Joomlashack University member asked us about simplifying the Joomla signup process.

This Joomlashack member wanted to remove fields from the signup form, without touching Joomla core files.

He wanted to remove the Name field and keep just three fields: "Username", "Password" and "Email address".

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How to Send Test Emails From a Local Joomla Site

How to Send Test Emails From a Local Joomla Site

One Joomlashack user asked us if they can test a contact form on their Joomla site even though the site was installed on their personal computer.

This is a great question because normally local servers are not configured to send out emails.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up your local Joomla site to send out emails.

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You Can Now Choose "Finish Publishing" Dates in OSCampus

You Can Now Set "Finish Publishing" Dates in OSCampus

Our OSCampus extension is the best way for you to build an online training site with Joomla. With the latest release, you can choose "Finish Publishing" dates for your OSCampus pathways, classes, and lessons. This feature was sponsored by Graham Jarvis from Advanz S.A. and written by Carlos Cámara, a Joomla developer. We appreciate their collaboration on the project.

With this new feature, you can release your online training blocks in a sequence. For example, you may want to create a series of classes and release them at weekly intervals.

Or if you need students to take your class by a specific date, you can unpublish it automatically on that day.

In this blog post, I will show you the new "Finish Publishing" feature in OSCampus pathways, classes, and lessons.

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

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How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 is making steady progress with Beta releases every month or so. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 4. You can read the release announcement here.

One important change has been introduced recently: there is now a new default search extension. The old com_search has been replaced by com_finder.

This isn't an entirely new extension because com_finder was available in Joomla 3: it was called "Smart Search". So for several years, Joomla has had two search extensions in the core. This did not make much sense, and so it's good to remove one of them. The old com_search will join other retired extensions, such as Weblinks, as an optional Joomla download.

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Learn About Frontend Events Administration in JCal Pro

Learn About Frontend Events Administration in JCal Pro

JCal Pro is one of our most popular and bestselling extensions. It offers simplicity, flexibility, a robust feature set, and gorgeous templates to fit almost any color scheme.

One of the questions about JCal Pro features we heard this week was about JCal Pro's capability to administrate calendar events from the frontend of a Joomla site.

In this blog post, you will learn the best resources covering the frontend administration of the events in JCal Pro.

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How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

Many people install off-the-shelf Joomla templates or extensions and then want to modify their design.

If you want to add custom CSS to your Joomla site without hacking any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom CSS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Add Custom CSS plugin to safely tweak your site's design.

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How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

Sometimes, Joomla users have deleted a component but still see the component's menu item in their admin area.

This is exactly what happened with one Joomla user this week. His unwanted component was Akeeba Subscriptions.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get rid of such unwanted menu items. Akeeba Subscription will be used as an example component. 

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Joomla Overrides for Components, Modules and Languages

Joomla Overrides for Modules, Components and Languages

Making changes to Joomla's core files is often neccessary, but there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

The wrong way is to directly edit Joomla's files. If you do, you'll lose all your changes when you next update your site.

The right way is to use an override. In this post, we'll show you what overrides are and how you can use them to safely edit components, modules and languages.

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