The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Custom Fields

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In the "previous tutorial", you learned how to make your Joomla articles look more exciting and more interesting. But what if your content needs more than a title and text?

This tutorial explains how you can add interesting and useful data to your Joomla articles with custom fields. Joomla provides custom fields which you can use to show dates, numbers, images, URLs and much more.

At the end of this tutorial, you'll be able to do the following:

  • Understand the different types of Joomla fields.
  • Display the fields on your Joomla articles.
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How to Add More Languages to a Joomla Site

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In the "Installing a New Multilingual Joomla Site" tutorial, you learned how to create a new multilingual Joomla website. This is the easiest method because Joomla does so many things automatically for you.

However, not all of us are going to be lucky enough to be in that situation. Some will need to translate an existing unilingual website. That is what you will learn by the end of this tutorial.

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Upload Your Site Backups to Google Drive Automatically with Akeeba Backup

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One of our customers asked how to upload backups of their site to Google Drive. They were creating backups with the popular Akeeba Backup extension.

In this blog post, you will learn how to set it to automatically upload your Joomla site backups to Google Drive.

Just click to start your backup and the component will do the rest.

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Why the www. Domain Mismatch Causes Joomla Errors

Joomla Errors and the www. Domain Mismatch

Many website builders experience problems with their site for a surprising reason: the www version of your site and the non-www version are the not the same address.

This is not a Joomla-specific issue, but it can cause problems with Joomla sites.

This issue can manifest itself as login failures, WYSIWYG editors failing to load or failing to save content, javascript execution halted with error messages.

In this blog post, you will learn what causes the www domain mismatch and what to do to avoid it.

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How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

In "The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs," you learned how to make your Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use.

This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

In this blog post, we are going to give you some troubleshooting tips, in case you would like to set up the search engines friendly URLs exactly how you want.

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How to Make Your Joomla Content Look More Interesting and Exciting

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If you followed "The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content" tutorial, you learned and practiced the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. You ended that tutorial by creating about a dozen articles on your site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make those articles look more interesting and more exciting. Specifically, you will work on formatting the text, adding images and links, and choosing the best options for your articles.

At the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Format the text of your Joomla articles.
  • Add images to your content.
  • Add links to different articles and to other sites.
  • Choose the best publishing, article, and metadata options for your articles.
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Installing a New Multilingual Joomla Site

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In this tutorial, we show you how to install a brand new multilingual Joomla site. If you already have a unilingual Joomla site and want to add another language, skip this post.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • The best place to install Joomla
  • The best way to install a multilingual Joomla site
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3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In our "Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites" you learned what multilingual sites look like, what companies or celebrities use them and their advantages and disadvantages. 

In this blog post, you are going to review different approaches to building multilingual sites. There are many different ways to build a multilingual Joomla site, but these are three of the most common:

  • Approach #1: Use Joomla's core features
  • Approach #2: Use different websites for each language
  • Approach #3: Replace Joomla's core features with a third party extension

The choice is not always straightforward. So in this post, you'll take a close look at all three approaches. You then will learn which of the three we recommend.

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The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs

Making Joomla URLs Easy to Remember

A URL is your Joomla site address.

Your site visitors and search engines will be finding your site or its pages using the URL.

In this blog post, you are going to learn about making Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use. This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

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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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