How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

How to Add Font Awesome Icons to Joomla Menu Links

Some Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items. Some others come without it.

If your template doesn't support menu icons, we have a solution for you.

Continue reading this post to know how to add Font Awesome icons to your menu items.

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Simple Renew Has Improved Checkout Options

Simple Renew Has Improved Checkout Options

Simple Renew is the simplest and most reliable way to build a Joomla membership site.

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions.

Simple Renew is the extension we have used to power Joomlashack.com for over 5 years.

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How to Use Google Analytics 4 in Joomla

How to Use Google Analytics 4 in Joomla

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

Shack Analytics now has support for Google Analytics 4, which is rolling out to Google customers. This is a major new version of the world's most popular analytics platform.

In this blog post, we'll give you some details on Google Analytics 4 and why you should upgrade. We'll then show you how to use the Shack Analytics extension to add Google Analytics 4 to your site. Finally, we have some alternative suggestions if you want to get out of the Google ecosystem.

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Remove Joomla's Forget Username and Forget Password Links

Remove Joomla's Forget Username and Forget Password Links

One of our members wanted to remove the "Forget Username" and "Forget Password" links from the login page of his Joomla site.

In this tutorial, I'm show you how to do this by using template overrides.

There are two places where you will find the login form: in the Users component and in the Login module.

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How to Remove the Pagination Numbers from Joomla

Remove Pagination and Prev Next Buttons from Joomla

If you create a list or blog in Joomla, you will often see pagination at the bottom of the page. This enables your site's visitors to navigate to older articles.

One of our students was wanting to know how to remove the pagination options so we created this tutorial for him.

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How to Add Invisible reCAPTCHA Spam Protection to Shack Forms

How to Add Invisible reCAPTCHA Spam Protection to Shack Forms (2)

A few years ago, Google reinvented its reCaptcha spam prevention system. Previous versions of Captcha tried to prevent spam by presenting users with distorted letters and numbers. This system was confusing to users, and also failed to stop spammers.

The new Google system is known as "Invisible reCAPTCHA" This new system is much more user-friendly and also prevents spam.

In this blog post, I am going to show you how to add the "Invisible reCaptcha" spam protection to Shack Forms.

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How to Get Joomla Sending Emails via SendGrid

How to Set Joomla Mailer to a SendGrid SMTP Server

Some of our extensions, such as Shack Forms Pro, OSDownloads, and JCalPro send out emails. A few of our customers told us that their users had issues with receiving such emails.

One of the first steps to troubleshoot such issues is to test your Joomla Mailer with an external SMTP server. We suggest the free SendGrid SMTP service for such testing.

In this blog tutorial, I will show you how to switch your default Joomla PHP Mailer to a free SendGrid SMTP testing server.

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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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