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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Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Over the last year or so, we've heard from more and more people who want to drop large, centralized services such as Google Analytics.

The most common reason is privacy. People want to stop sharing so much data with Google. I suspect this is partly driven by a new focus on privacy and data protection laws. But increasingly, many users just don't trust Google.

Another reason is simplicity. The Google Analytics interface is increasingly busy and people often want easier access to important trends.

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How to Use Joomla Pagebreaks in Articles

How to Use Joomla Pagebreaks in Articles

Pagebreaks are designed to split up very long articles.

If you use pagebreaks, Joomla will automatically generate a Table of Contents for you. This feature is called "pagebreaks" because it will break your content into different pages. Every break in your content will lead readers to slightly different URLs.

Here's how to use pagebreaks inside Joomla:

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How to Upload Joomla Files Using CPanel

This tutorial will show you how to upload Joomla files to your server using the CPanel provided by your hosting company. There are many possible reasons to do this. The reason we wrote this tutorial was the request of a customer whose files had been hacked. They needed to restore a clean set of Joomla files over the top of those that had been corrupted.

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