How to Add a Google Drive File to OSDownloads

How to Add a Google Drive File to OSDownloads

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads for a remote files repository with Google Drive.

With the Google Drive free file storage, you get fairly generous disk space. Letting your Joomla site visitors download files hosted with your Google Drive account will also save you bandwidth. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads Free to offer to your Joomla site visitors a downloadable file hosted with Google Drive.

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Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

Joomla Legal File Types and Maximum Upload Size

By default, Joomla only allows you to upload certain file types. Also, it only allows you to upload files of a certain size.

For example, these are the file types that a normal Joomla site allows:

bmp,csv,doc,gif,ico,jpg,jpeg,odg,odp,ods,odt,pdf,png,ppt,swf,txt,xcf,xls,BMP,CSV,DOC,GIF,ICO,JPG,JPEG,ODG,ODP,ODS,ODT,PDF,PNG,PPT,SWF,TXT,XCF,XLS

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The Wright Framework Now Allows You to Customize Colors

Starting from version 3.7.0, the Wright framework now allows you customize colors directly from the Joomla admin area.

This means now you can change the default color scheme to whatever you wish. Plus, all our Joomla templates will have the same feature.

We've resisted adding this feature in the past because we wanted to keep Wright as lightweight as possible. However, we listen to Joomlashack customers and this is a frequently requested feature. We will continue to expand on this feature in the next few weeks and months,

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How to Automate a Lead Nurturing Email Campaign in jInbound

How to Automate a Lead Nurturing Email Campaign in jInbound

One of our customers asked how to automate a lead nurturing email campaign in jInbound.

Lead nurturing is in the heart of any inbound marketing campaign and in Joomlashack jInbound you can automate this process.

In this blog post, I will show you how to create such automated emails and how to schedule them. You will also learn how to set up an external cron job that will trigger the emails sending.

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Say Hello to Shack Analytics, the Newest Extension at Joomlashack

Say Hello to Shack Analytics, the New Tracking Extension for Joomla

We're delighted to release Shack Analytics for Joomlashack users.

Shack Analytics is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your sites.

Joomla site owners often have scripts such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Clicky, Facebook, MailChimp, and other sites. But those scripts are always hidden away inside random modules, plugins or template files.

Shack Analytics allows you to see all your analytics on a single screen. This is the same philosophy that inspired OSMeta. We want to make life easier for you by gathering everything in one easy-to-find location.

Shack Analytics makes it easy to assign analytics to your whole site, but you can also choose specific pages or menu links. This means that Shack Analytics is excellent for targeting specific landing pages or "Thank You" screens.

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How to Show All the Articles With a Joomla Tag

How to Show All the Articles With a Joomla Tag

Besides categories, Joomla tags are your best option for organizing your content. You can even consider Tags to be better than categories. A Joomla article can belong only to one category. A Joomla article can be associated with as many tags as you want.

Joomla tags also work across extensions. If you create a Content Category, you can only use that with articles. However, tags work with Content, Contacts, News Feeds, and multiple other extensions.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a module showing all the content that has a particular Joomla Tag.

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How to Display Tags Only On Single Joomla Article Pages

How to Display Tags Only For Joomla Articles Pages

Tags are extremely useful for organizing your Joomla content. But, by default, Joomla will display them sitewide.

Your Tags will get displayed on a featured articles page and on category blog pages.

One of our customers asked us how to display Tags only on single Joomla articles. So, in this tutorial, I'll show you how to hide tags on blog and category pages.

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How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

Joomla allows you to customize almost any feature through overrides.

Layout overrides are a type of override that enable you to customize small elements such as the article author or published date.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a layout override for Joomla tags.

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Someone Has Been Spamming OSMap Reviews For Years

Someone Has Been Spamming OSMap Reviews For Years

Here at Joomlashack, we publish a lot of extensions! There are 25 Joomlashack extensions on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

The JED is a wonderful platform, and has been an enormous help for developers like us.

24 of our extensions run smoothly on the JED, getting some good reviews and the occasional negative feedback.

However, there's one exception: OSMap.

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How to Add Modules to the Joomla Control Panel

How to Add Messages to the Joomla Control Panel

It's possible to customize the Joomla admin area for your users.

In particular, it can be useful to customize the control panel that users see when they first login.

Here's how to modify the Joomla admin area to show the information that you or your client require:

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