OSCampus Now Supports Vimeo, Plus Has Improved Lesson Statistics

Introducing 2 New Features in OSCampus Pro

OSCampus is the best and easiest pick if you need a Learning Management System extension for your Joomla site. It's the extension we use to support 10,000's of users here at Joomlashack.com.

The latest version of OSCampus adds support for Vimeo lessons and lessons count. In this blog post, you'll take a look at these two new features.

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How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

The Master User plugin is for Joomla administrators and allows you to login as any user, but using your own password. You can mimic anyone else's login and see exactly what they see.

This is enormously helpful for us here at Joomlashack. This enables us check what our users see when they login. We can easily troubleshoot problems.

Here's how to use the Master User Plugin:

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Joomla 3 Sample Data: What Are the Options?

Joomla 3 Sample Data: What Are the Options?

When you install a Joomla site you get a lot of options for sample data. These can be very useful if you are new to Joomla, or setting up a site quickly.

With Joomla, you have 6 different sample data options, and we're going to explain what they all do.

When you get to the final step of the Joomla 3 installation process, you'll see these 6 options:

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7 Features Exclusive to Shack Locations Pro

7 Features Exlusive to Shack Locations Pro

Our Shack Locations Pro component offers some useful features. Some of them, such as markers clustering and bounding, work automatically, on the background. You woudn't know they exist.

Some others, such as displaying a map module, and including locations in Joomla core search, you will need to enable and configure. In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the seven features, exclusive to Shack Locations Pro.

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OSMap Allows You to Add No Index for Joomla URLs

OSMap Allows You to Add No Index for Joomla Pages

OSMap is the way to create a sitemap in Joomla. It allows you to create a sitemap so that search engines can find your content.

OSMap Pro also allows you to remove content that you don't want indexed by search engines. If you have a menu item or article set to "No index, no follow", that link will be automatically hidden from OSMap Pro sitemaps.

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What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

What are Multilingual Associations in Joomla?

Joomla has a  component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.

Before this component was added, there was no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.

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5 Courses to Get You Started with Joomla

5 Courses to Get You Started with Joomla

There is a common question we get from Joomla beginners who just joined Joomlashack.

They want to know how to start with Joomla and what kind of video classes they should take.

Here's an overview of 5 video classes to get you started with building, maintaining, securing and speeding up your Joomla site. All of these courses are available to Joomlashack Everything Club members as part of Joomlashack University.

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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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Announcing the New Joomlashack University

Welcome to the New Joomlashack University

Our aim at Joomlashack is to help you improve your skills and grow your business.

Yes, it's helpful if you know Joomla administration, design and development. But it's also helpful to have complementary skills that give you access to the web world around Joomla.

So today we're relaunching Joomlashack University to include classes on all the topics you need to suceed. The new Joomlashack University has over 1,400 videos on everything from Joomla SEO and Security to extension development to Bootstrap 4.

The lessons include design as Bootstrap, LESS and SASS. The lessons also focus on development abilities such as PHP, Javascript and Git.

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Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites

Would you like to know how to create Joomla sites with content in multiple languages? Joomla really can build professional-quality multilingual sites.

But before you begin, there are some key questions to answer:

  • What do multilingual sites look like?
  • Can I trust Joomla with my multilingual site?
  • Are there any advantages or disadvantages to multilingual sites? 

In this introductory blog post, we'll answer those questions. Let's start by seeing some examples of real multilingual Joomla sites.

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