Connect Woopra to a Joomla Site with Shack Analytics

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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OSMap Has a New Cache With Multilingual Support

OSMap Has a New Cache With Multilingual Support

OSMap Pro is now even faster! We've released a new version with a faster caching system that supports multilingual sites.

Almost four years ago, we added a caching system to OSMap Pro. That system increased the site load speed by 1000% for sites with large sitemaps. But, there were some issues with it:

  1. The caching didn't work well for multilingual sites.
  2. The caching codebase was complex and proved to be difficult to maintain.

So starting with OSMap Pro 4.2.25, you'll find a new and improved caching system.

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How to Delete Articles from the Joomla Trash

How to Delete Articles from the Joomla Trash

Joomla allows you to delete articles, but in case you made a mistake, it doesn't permanenently delete them unless you to take another step.

Joomla's trash can is similar to those on PC's and Mac's. Sending items to the trash can is an action that can be undone.

In this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to remove articles from the trash can and delete them forever.

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What Analytics Tools Do You Use With Joomla?

What Analytics Tools Do You Use With Joomla?

This week, we've been working on improvements to Shack Analytics.

Joomla site owners often have scripts such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Clicky, Facebook, MailChimp and other sites. But those scripts are hidden away inside random modules, plugins or template files. Shack Analytics can help!

Shack Analytics is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your sites. After installing Shack Analytics, you'll see a single dashboard with room to add the analytics for your site.

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Getting Started with the Download Form in OSDownloads Pro

Beginner Guide to Downloads Form in OSDownloads Pro

OSDownloads is the easiest Joomla extension to add file downloads to your Joomla site. You can allow your site visitors to download files with one click, simply clicking the "Download" button. But what if you need to set a more advanced download form for them?

What if you, for example, would like to collect some information from your site visitors before they will be able to download a file? Or what if you wish to display them some information?  

These are exact benefits that the "Download Form" feature in OSDownloads Pro offers you. In this blog post, I will give you a tour to the "Download Form" in OSDownloads Pro.

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What Are JCal Pro Email Notifications?

What Are JCal Pro Email Notifications

With a robust set of features and intuitive interface, JCal Pro is one of Joomlashack's most sold extensions. With JCal Pro you can quickly and easily create an event calendar for your Joomla site.

But you don't have to create events yourself. JCal Pro allows you to delegate this job to an authorized frontend user. Once they create an event or someone registers for an event, JCal Pro will automatically send email notifications.

In this blog post, you will learn what those email notifications are and to whom they get sent.

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JCal Pro Event Registrations Are Now Protected by Google Captchas

JCal Pro Event Registrations Are Now Protectable by Google Captchas

JCal Pro is the best calendaring Joomla extension. The new JCal Pro version released this week now allows you to protect the event registration pages against spam with Google's Captchas.

Setting this is a three-step process:

  1. Register your Joomla site to use Google's Captcha. 
  2. Enable Joomla's captcha plugin.
  3. Enable Google's Captcha in JCal Pro. 

In this blog post, I will give you a brief introduction to this new feature.

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Joomlashack's 2019 Review and Thank You

Joomlashack's 2019 Review and Thank You

Thank you for your support of Joomlashack.

Joomlashack started in 2005, but our team took over the site in 2016. 

We've been running Joomlashack for over three years now, and at the end of every year we write a review. If you want to look back, here is our 2016 review, 2017 review and 2018 review.

Hopefully these are not lame "everything is awesome" posts. We try and give you honesty and insight into Joomlashack's year. Every year there are plenty of ups and downs.

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Joomla: Session is marked as crashed and should be repaired

Joomla: Session is marked as crashed and should be repaired

The image below shows an error message that sometimes occurs on Joomla sites:

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The message is actually fairly clear once you know what to look for. Let's take a look at how to fix it.

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Use Joomla as a Static Generator and Make Your Site Blazing Fast

Use Joomla as a Static Generator and Make Your Site Blazing Fast

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring over 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We've videotaped all the presentations and uploaded the videos to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Javier Olivares. Javier is based in Madrid. He works as a web developer and system administrator. He specializes in turning CMS based sites to static sites. This will make sure that your site is much safer and also much faster. 

It comes with some pros and cons. In this session, Javier will get us through how you can use your Joomla site to spin up static sites. 

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