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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Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

George Wilson is one of the lead developer working on Joomla 4. You may have seen his very popular video introduction to Joomla 4.

In this new video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, George focuses on the tools we need to develop modern websites.

  • How do you build Joomla websites on Amazon Web Services?
  • How do you make Joomla work with Elastic Beanstalk and what are the pros and cons?
  • Can you build automation workflows in Joomla?
  • How do you use a CLI with Joomla?

Those are some of the questions answered in George's talk.

This is a developer-focused talk for people who want to use modern dev techniques with Joomla. By the end of the talk, you'll see how to create a fully automated Joomla environment with just 7 commands. This means you can spin up that environment again and again.

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Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Create Pop-up Windows in Joomla With Shack Toolbox

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Shack Toolbox extension.

Do you need to create a pop-up window in Joomla? This window could show a chat box, a login form, or important information. A pop-up comes in useful any time you need to get your visitors attention.

In this video, Rod shows you how to create a pop-up in Joomla. He uses the example of a customer who wants to show a donation form inside their pop-up window.

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All the Joomla News for January 2021

All the Joomla News for January 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. This week we're trying something a little different. It's 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.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

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How to Manually Order Articles in a Joomla Category

Joomla allows you a few easy options to set in which order it will display your articles. For example, you can set your Joomla articles to be displayed based on the following creteria:

  • Based on the articles popularity
  • Based on the articles publication date
  • Based on the alphabetical order of their titles
  • Based on the order in which they displayed in the adminstrator panel
  • and other criteria.

You can also manually set the order of articles by changing their position in the Article manager.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to manually change the order of your articles. For my example, I took articles in my Category Blog.

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Check Out This Video Introduction to Tabs and Sliders

Video Introduction to Tabs and Sliders

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Tabs and Sliders plugin. This extension has over 100 reviews on Joomla.org, and it's one of our most popular downloads.

There are a number of "Tabs and Sliders" plugins for Joomla, but not all of them support templates that use the Bootstrap 4 framework. In this video, Rod demonstrates the Tabs and Sliders plugin and shows that it works just fine with Bootstrap.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos iwith OSEmbed

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed Pro extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

If you use Joomla, you've probably used FTP / SFTP software to access your Joomla files. And there's a good chance that your choice of software was Filezilla.

Filezilla is the most popular FTP application in the world. It's free to download and there's a Pro version for only $19.

In this video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, Robbie Adair from OSTraining shows you how to super-charge your Filezilla skills. She has tips you can start using now to more efficiently manage your Joomla site.

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