How to Add the Font Awesome External Link Icon to Joomla

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Small details in your website design make a big difference for its visitors.

Take care of such details, and your visitors will pay you back with their trust and repeat visits.

One of such important details is the little icon you may have seen placed in some sites, like BBC, before or after a weblink to an external site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to manually add such helpful icon to external links in your Joomla articles.

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Send Test Emails From a Locally Installed Joomla Site

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One Joomlashack user asked us if they can test a contact form on their Joomla site even though the site was installed on their personal computer.

This is a great question because normally local servers are not configured to send out emails.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up your local Joomla site to send out emails.

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10 Top Tips to Speed Up Your Joomla 3 Site

10 Top Tips to Speed Up Your Joomla 3 Site

The faster your Joomla website loads up, the better ranking it will get from Google. And you don't have to break a bank to speed it up.

In this tutorial, you will learn top ten tips on getting your Joomla site running much more quickly, on mobile devices and on the desktop.

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How to Translate Joomla's Contact Form

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If you follow our blog, you have a good idea of how to handle content on your multilingual Joomla site.

Now take a look at how you can translate Joomla's extensions.

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a contact form that is available in both English and French.

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How to Secure Your Joomla Site During Installation

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Keeping your Joomla website from getting hacked isn't hard. However, there are some critical basics that you simply must get right first.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your website safe during Joomla installation.

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How to Control Joomla's Metadata with OSMeta

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If you want to update your titles or descriptions in Joomla, you normally need to open up each of your articles one-by-one.

The more content items you may want to edit, the more time-consuming this process will be.

A Joomla extension called OSMeta will make this task much easier. I'm going to show you how to quickly update all the titles and descriptions for your Joomla content.

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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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How to Create a Multilingual Joomla Blog

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During the last few posts on how to translate Joomla, you have seen how to translate articles and menus.

In this tutorial, you're going to take that a step further. You will learn how to translate a whole area of your site.

You're going to make a blog page for both your English and your French visitors.

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The Beginners Guide to Joomla Metadata

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In "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases" you learned how Joomla's URLs are actually set up in your Joomla site. Now it's time to talk about Joomla metadata.

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to control what appears in Google search results when people find your site. We'll show you how to modify Joomla's meta title and meta description.

We highly recommend you download a copy of OSMeta before trying this tutorial. OSMeta is the best way to manage your Joomla metadata.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Menus

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If you followed "The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content" post, you learned how to easily create a dozen articles on your site. You practiced that task and built your site using the CASh workflow.

In this lesson, you'll continue using the same site and learn why the task of creating its menu links must follow the same CASh workflow.

Menu links allow visitors to find pages on your site. Without menus, all your visitors would be stuck on the home page. In Joomla, menu links also have substantial control over how your page is laid out and displayed.

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