Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

If you want to add an exciting extra feature to your site, there’s a good chance it’s a component. Do you want to show an advertising banner? That’s a component.

Want a contact form? That’s a component too. How about an events calendar or a discussion forum? Both are components.

Joomla arrives with eleven default components such as advertising banners and contact forms. In this blog post, we show you how they work.

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How to Use the Guest Feature in Joomla

How to Hide Content from Logged-In Users in Joomla

In this tutorial, we'll show how to hide content from logged-in Joomla users.

Why would you want to hide information from logged in users? The most common reason to do this that you want to encourage visitors to join the site. Then, if a visitor logs in, they no longer need to see the "join now!" content.

Fortunately, this is really easy to do with the "Guest" feature in Joomla. This guide will show you how to hide content without using any extensions.

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How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

How to Use {loadposition} and {loadmodule} in Joomla

There are two features in Joomla that allow you to easily place modules directly inside articles:

  • loadposition allows you to publish all the modules in a particular position.
  • loadmodule allows you to publish just one particular module.

One of our students was using these features to create a layout but wasn't happy with how it looked inside his article. He wanted more control.

This tutorial will show you how to place modules inside your article with more style.

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How to Embed a Google Map into a Joomla Page

How to Embed a Google Map into a Joomla Page

OSEmbed is the easiest way to embed anything in Joomla. You can add Google Maps with just a URL. Plus you can also add Facebook posts, Twitter tweets, Flickr images, YouTube videos and over 60 other types of media.

OSEmbed really is the best way to embed Google Maps and everything else.

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Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Show Different Joomla Template Styles on Different Pages

Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla. They allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.

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Remove Duplicate jQuery Files in Joomla With jQuery Easy

Remove Duplicate jQuery Files in Joomla With jQuery Easy

One common problem with all CMS's is 3rd party software that loads extra scripts. This can often lead to slower sites or conflicts with other software on your site.

For example, In WordPress, Joomla and other platforms, it's not unusual for software to load their own jQuery libraries.

jQuery Easy is a Joomla plugin which helps fix common conflicts with jQuery files. The extension makes sure that you only ever load a single file.

Here's how to use jQuery Easy ...

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How to Add Custom Fields to the Joomla Contact Form

How to Add Custom Fields to the Joomla Contact Form

Many people choose to use an extension such as Shack Forms to create their contact forms.

Shack Forms is a great choice, but with the arrival of custom fields in Joomla, you can also customize contact forms with the Joomla core.

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Get Email Notifications When Users Join Your Joomla Site

Email Notifications When Users Join Your Joomla Site

One of our users asked us how they could receive an email notification whenever a new user registered at their Joomla site.

In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up your Joomla site so that site administrators will get notifications of newly registered users.

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The Future of Joomla is CSS Grid, Not Bootstrap 4

The Future of Joomla is CSS Grid, Not Bootstrap 4

Joomla 4 is currently in development. It may be months before Joomla 4 is released, but we're already working on compatability for Joomlashack templates.

One of the most important changes in Joomla 4 is the upgrade from Bootstrap 2 to Bootstrap 4. However, one thing we've discovered is that Joomla 4 will not rely exclusively on Bootstrap.

Joomla 4 will also rely on CSS Grid Layout, a CSS method that is revolutionizing the frontend web design industry.

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How to Upload and Use SVG Images in Joomla

How to Upload and Use an SVG Image in Joomla

One of our customers asked how to insert an SVG image in their Joomla content. SVG images are great since they retain quality in any screen resolution.

But for security reasons, your Joomla system doesn't treat SVG images the same way as JPG, PNG or GIF. This seemingly creates two problems:

  • You won't be able to upload an SVG image to your Joomla site via "Media" component. If you try, the "Media" component will throw "This file type is not supported." error message.
  • You won't be able to insert an SVG image in your Joomla content items with point-and-click. If you try, you won't see the SVG image available.

In this blog post, I will show you how to overcome both of these problems.

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