How to Modify the Date Displayed on K2 Content Items

What K2 Sub-Templates Are and How To Create Them

One of our Spanish-speaking customers needed to hide the hour and minutes displayed by K2 items.

By default, Joomla content doesn't display the time. So the customer wanted their K2 dates to match the normal Joomla articles on their site.

In this tutorial, you will learn to use a language override to achieve this.

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Does JCal Pro Allow Front End Event Creation?

JCal Pro

One Joomlashack customer asked if it is possible to create JCal Pro events from a website frontend.

The answer is "Yes", and this tutorial we'll show you how it works.

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Joomla Extensions Missing From the Components Menu

How to Fix Disappeared Joomla Component

Have you upgraded your Joomla site and discovered that one or few components have disappeared from the Components menu?  

One of our Joomlashack University customers recently faced this issue.

In this post, you will learn how to fix links that have disappeared from the Components menu.

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How to Use K2 Sub-Templates in Joomla

What K2 Sub-Templates Are and How To Create Them

Joomla provides you with a powerful and safe way to override your site's default HTML layouts.

Why does it matter to you? Making changes to Joomla's core files is often necessary.

The wrong way is to directly edit Joomla's files. If you do, you'll lose all your changes when you next update your site.

The right way is to use an override. You can place copies of any layout file into your /templates/ folder. Joomla checks this folder first before loading the original files and if it finds these files present, it uses them instead of the core files. If you're new to using overrides, check out OSTraining which has 13 great tutorials on using template overrides.

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Joomlashack Gets 2nd place in iContact API Competition

iContact have recently released the second version of their API, and along with it, we upgraded our popular email component for Joomla we call JContact.

iContact were running a contest for API applications, and we are excited to announce that we grabbed second place!

Email marketing service iContact announced the winners of their API Challenge, a contest for partners and customers of iContact that asked them to build an integration between third party applications and iContact.

2nd place was given to Joomlashack, a team of designers, developers and technicians in the Joomla community, which came up with JContact. They received $2,000 cash. Barrie North, a user and designer of JContact explained: “We have been long-time fans of iContact. We built a component called JContact that leverages the new iContact API to integrate Joomla registration with iContact, and uses best industry opt-in practices to do so. We also gave it away for free!”

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Joomlaworks K2 Video Review

One of the more exciting new releases for Joomla 1.5 recently has been K2 from Joomlaworks.

K2 is a content construction component, which lets you create custom content types (items) for your Joomla! website. With K2, build all sorts of different types of page: news, blogs, product catalogs, work portfolio, knowledge base, download/document manager, directory listing, event listing etc.

I thought I wold take k2 for a spin in a "raw" video review. I installed K2 and put it through its paces without ever having used it before. Raw look, no reading documentation, just install it and play!

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JomComment and MyBlog ready for Joomla 1.5

Just a month after the release of Joomla 1.5 stable, some of our very favorite extensions are rolling out ready for Joomla 1.5!

First there was WysiwygPro, the premiere editor component. And today, we announce the release of JomComment and MyBlog, ready for Joomla 1.5.

What do these two awesome extensions do?

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