All the Joomla News for February 2021

All the Joomla News for Februrary

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. For the second time, we're doing a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. Please let us know if you find this useful and want more round-ups in the future.

Here's our guide to what's interesting in Joomla right now. I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you do want daily Joomla updates.

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How to Use Woopra Analytics with Joomla

Connect Woopra to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

We recently had a few questions asking how to connect a Joomla site with Woopra using Shack Analytics.

Woopra is a SAAS platform that allows you to easily track, analyze and optimize how visitors and customers engage with your Joomla site.

In this blog post, you will learn how to connect the Woopra platform with your Joomla site using Shack Analytics. Once you did, you are well on your way to becoming a data wizard, even if you are not a technical person.

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How to Edit Labels of Mobile Menus in the Wright Template

One of the customers running their Joomla site on the Wright template asked this week:

  1. How to replace the "hamburger" icon of their mobile Joomla menus with text.
  2. How to edit the text label of each of those mobile menus.

You can achieve this by setting the "Mobile menu text" in your Wright template. Then you will need to apply a small CSS hack. In this blog post, you will learn how to do this.

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How to Make Joomla Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules

How to Make Joomla Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules

By default, Joomla content plugins will always work inside articles

However, they may often not work inside Custom HTML modules, even though those modules also have a WYSWIYG editor.

In this short tutorial, we will show you how to enable content plugins within your Custom HTML modules. 

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How to Use Mautic Analytics on a Joomla Site

Connecting Mautic to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

One of our customers asked whether it is possible to connect a Joomla site to Mautic. Mautic is a server-side PHP/MySQL self-hosted marketing platform.

You can quickly install it using your hosting control panel. After the installation, you will be able to log into your Mautic administrator dashboard and copy the tracking code.

Then paste this code in the Shack Analytics extension on your Joomla site, and that's it!

Let's take a look at how to do this in more detail.

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How to Use Google Maps Overlays in Joomla

How to Use Google Maps Overlays in Joomla

Shack Locations is the best way to create a location-based directory in Joomla.

Version 1.5 is available now with a really cool new improvement in the Pro version. You can now highlight areas of a map with graphic overlays. This is possible because we've added an integration with Google's "My Maps" service. 

This image below is an example of how this feature works. You can see red, green, and blue overlays highlighting different areas of the map. All of these were drawn with the tools in "My Maps".

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How to Display a Search Module in a Joomla Menu

How to Display a Search Module in a Joomla Menu

It's very common for websites to put features inside top menus. You may find some sites do this with a login form. Other sites may include an advertisement or search box in their menu

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to add a search module to your Joomla menu. We won't use any coding in this tutorial. You will learn how achieve this either with the Modules Anywhere extension or with Shack Search.

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How the Image Sitemap Works in OSMap

How the Image Sitemap Works in OSMap

Image sitemaps help Google crawlers to better find images in your Joomla site. Google then indexes them and includes them in its "Google Images" search.

If you would like to help Google find and index images on your Joomla site, OSMap is your best tool. In this blog post, I will show you how the image sitemap works in OSMap.

OSMap does index all the content in your media library. That would be the wrong approach, because it might reveal private files. Instead OSMap looks for any images that are attached to your content.

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Connect Matomo Analytics to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

Connect Matomo Analytics to a Joomla Site

One Joomlashack customer asked us how connect a Joomla site to "Matomo Analytics".

Matomo Analytics is a server-side PHP/MySQL analytics self-hosted platform. It aims to be an open source alternative to Google Analytics.

You can quickly install it using your hosting control panel. In this blog post, I'll show you how to connect Matomo analytics software to your Joomla site using the Shack Analytics extension.

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How to Add Facebook Pixels to Joomla with Shack Analytics

Connect Facebook Pixel to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

One of our customers asked about adding Facebook Pixels to their Joomla site. The site had products that they were advertising with Facebook Ads. Once you connect Facebook Pixel to your site, you will be able to measure and optimize your Facebook advertising.

You can create such a connection without technical skills using the Shack Analytics extension. In this blog post, I'll show you how to do this.

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