Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Change Joomla's Date and Time Format

Joomla comes with a standard format for showing dates.

However, there may be a site you have created that will need to use a custom date format.

In this tutorial, I will show you a step by step method on changing your date format for articles.

This method will use no coding and will also introduce you to the Language Manager, one of Joomla's best and most underappreciated features.

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How to Search and Replace Across a Joomla Site

How to Search and Replace Across a Joomla Site

Sometimes you have text, an image, a URL, or even code that appears on many places throughout your Joomla site. Normally, replacing them is a slow process:

  • You open one page.
  • You make a change.
  • You close the page.
  • You repeat this process for another page and so on.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to run a search and replace across your Joomla site in one fell swoop.

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CSS Grid #17: Nesting Grids

Nesting Grids

With CSS Grid, it is possible to turn a grid item into a grid itself and that way, nest a grid inside another grid. With this approach, you can break the design into different parts and layout each one of them individually.

This will provide you with the required flexibility when converting your designs to HTML/CSS. This tutorial will explain how to build nested grids with CSS Grid.

Let’s start!

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Solving the Invalid Token Error in Joomla

Solving the Invalid Token Error in Joomla

As a Joomla user, you've likely experienced the "Invalid Token" error when logging into your site.

You've probably had questions about it from users or customers who wanted it resolved.

In the following tutorial, we'll cover what it is and how to resolve it. Unlike other solutions you might find, this won't involve a core hack and it won't compromise your site's security.

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How to Create a Joomla Module

How to Create a Joomla Module

Oftentimes you need to display a small block with some information on your Joomla site. It could be, for example, a block with an offer, or with a tip, or with a newsflash.

This is exactly what Joomla modules are for. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own basic Joomla module even if you don't know how to code.

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Play MP3 Files on Your Joomla Site

Play MP3 Files on Your Joomla Site

One of our customers asked how to play MP3 audio files on their Joomla site. Such files can significantly enhance your site content and help you achieve your site goals.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to embed an MP3 audio file in a Joomla article. You will learn to achieve this using the AllVideos plugin from JoomlaWorks.net.

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CSS Grid #16: The grid-auto-flow: dense Property

The grid-auto-flow: dense Property

In one of the first tutorials, you learned that items inside a grid are placed according to a row based flow by default. Items wrap over to the next row and are placed into grid areas if there’s enough space available.

If not, the item will jump over to the next slot, where it can fit. This could lead to a grid layout with empty spaces because the placement algorithm is placing the grid items according to a sequence. The grid-auto-flow: dense property will allow you to fill those empty spaces with grid items of the right size, independently of the source order of the document.

Let’s demonstrate this property with an example!

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The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content

In this tutorial, you will learn and practice the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. If you follow this workflow, it will make your Joomla life very easy.

The workflow for adding Joomla content is simple:

  • Step 1: Categorize. Create organization for your articles.
  • Step 2: Add. Write your articles.
  • Step 3: Show. Make menu links so that people can click on them and see your articles.

Let's get started.

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Joomla Extensions Missing From the Components Menu

Joomla Extensions Missing From the Components Menu

Have you upgraded your Joomla site and discovered that one or few components have disappeared from the Components menu?  

One of our Joomlashack University customers recently faced this issue.

In this post, you will learn how to fix links that have disappeared from the Components menu.

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How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

How to Upload Large Joomla Extensions

Uploading large Joomla extensions, such as Joomlashack's JCal Pro, for example, can be a tricky business. Because some extensions contain a large number of files, it's often hard to install them via the Joomla administrator area.

This is because hosting companies often put strict limits on the amount of resources you can use on your server. Uploading large files takes a lot of resources. When you try to upload these large extensions, you may end up with timeouts or error messages.

We're going to show you two methods for upload large extensions. One of these methods will also allow you to install dozens of extensions at once.

Finally, at the end of the tutorial, we'll show you a technique that (to our knowledge) has never been documented in Joomla before.

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