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5 Creative Ways OSEmbed Can Spice Up Your Joomla Posts

Image of media sources you can use in OSEmbed

With so much content bombarding people on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get and keep the attention of your target audience. One proven method for engaging site visitors is to use media. Text is great, but you can say so much more with images (static or animated), audio, and videos.

Here are 5 ways you can use embedded media to keep viewers engaged and coming back for more.

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Meet Barbarians, a Bootstrap-Based JCal Pro Theme

Barbarians, the New JCal Pro Theme with Responsive Support

JCal Pro 4.1.6 was released recently, and this version includes “Barbarians”, a new JCal Pro theme.

Barbarians is a clean and flat design based on the Bootstrap framework. If you use the Barbarians theme, your events calendar will look great on any device, from desktop to smartphones and tablets.

In the next few weeks, we intend to make Barbarians the default theme, after getting feedback from you and other JCal Pro users.

In this post, we will show you how to start using the Barbarians theme today. 

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Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla

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OSDonate is the best PayPal donation extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSDonate Pro!

OSDonate Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your donation form.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSDonate.

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Meet OSTimer Pro, the Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer Pro is Here, the Professional Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer is the best countdown extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSTimer Pro!

OSTimer Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your countdown clock.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSTimer.

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Shacklides: reborn, renewed and reimagined in 2015

Shackslides v3: Renewed, Reborn, Reimagined

The Shackslides you and over 10,000 others grew to love is back with great new features and responsiveness. Its traditional ease of use and lightness returns. Check our our demo here.

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What's new in Shackslides?

Still priced at just $18, Shackslides will enhance your site and its images with essential cool new features:

  • Amazing CSS3 Effects
  • Flexible layout
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • Responsive Ready
  • Touch Ready
  • Incoming text effects
  • Awesome navigation styles

You can easily customize the way it appears. The amount of effects, combined with the flexibility of color and opacity you can use, and the customization of navigation objects as well, will let you do almost anything in your slideshow. All of this features will help you create a more visual impact of your site.

It works on Joomla 2.5, 3.X and supports K2, and Joomla content (so long as these extensions work in the Joomla version).

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Easy Social Icons with a fresh new look!

Updated and Optimized for Joomla 2.5.22 & 3.3.1

The team has been busy giving Easy Social Icons a great new update. It now works seamlessly with the latest versions of Joomla, 2.5.22 & 3.3.1. Use it with all Joomla Templates to add cool and easy icon sets.

New Features and Social Icon Sets

A great value: Easy Social Icons contains 6 different icon sets that have now been updated and revised. These icon sets will give your site a classy look and a social capability. Our graphical design team worked hard to give the icons a fresh new look. They now include new Social Networks like Dribbble & Vine.

Easy Social Icons: Easily add icons for all of your social networks!

The Easy Social Icons Joomla module by Joomlashack is very easy to use:

  • Go to the configuration menu.
  • Add a link to your network(s).
  • Select the icon style, direction and order that best matches the look of your site.
  • Publish the module.

Do you know an easier way to add social networks to a site?

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EasySocial - Social Networking for Joomla Released!

We're very happy for Andrew Rogers, CEO of Stackideas, and his team for the release of EasySocial--now available for download.

According to Andrew, "It was a gruelling task of building the next best social networking extension for Joomla with over 14,000 commits. This is proof of how much dedication we had put in to give you only the best tool..."  

Andrew shares some of EasySocial's cool features:

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