Remove Duplicate jQuery Files in Joomla With jQuery Easy

Remove Duplicate jQuery Files in Joomla With jQuery Easy

One common problem with all CMS's is 3rd party software that loads extra scripts. This can often lead to slower sites or conflicts with other software on your site.

For example, In WordPress, Joomla and other platforms, it's not unusual for software to load their own jQuery libraries.

jQuery Easy is a Joomla plugin which helps fix common conflicts with jQuery files. The extension makes sure that you only ever load a single file.

Here's how to use jQuery Easy ...

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How to Duplicate a Live Joomla Site with Akeeba Backup

How to Duplicate a Live Joomla Site with Akeeba Backup

We've had a few customers recently asking us how to duplicate their live Joomla site. They wanted to create a clone of their main Joomla site for testing purposes.

Creating such a test site is a four-step process:

  1. Install Akeeba Backup on your live Joomla site.
  2. Configure your Akeeba Backup extension.
  3. Create a .JPA file with a compressed copy of your live Joomla site with Akeeba Backup.
  4. Use this .JPA file to install the copy of your live site.

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How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Frontend

One of the hardest things about updating a Joomla site used to be figuring out which module to edit:

  • What was the name of the module?
  • What position was the module in?

That problem can be solved easily - you can edit your modules just by visiting the frontend of your site and clicking on them.

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How to Hide the Home Link from Joomla Menus

How to Hide the Home Link from Menus in Joomla

As websites become larger and more complex, displaying the Home page menu item in your site navigation often becomes less important. The vast majority of your visitors may never see your Home page anyway.

As a Joomla site owner, you may want to hide the "Home" link from your site navigation. In this tutorial, I will show you step-by-step how to achieve this.

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How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

How to Add Custom CSS to Your Joomla Site

Many people install off-the-shelf Joomla templates or extensions and then want to modify their design.

If you want to add custom CSS to your Joomla site without hacking any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom CSS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use the Add Custom CSS plugin to safely tweak your site's design.

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Joomla Overrides for Components, Modules and Languages

Joomla Overrides for Modules, Components and Languages

Making changes to Joomla's core files is often neccessary, but there's a right and a wrong way to do it.

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. In this post, we'll show you what overrides are and how you can use them to safely edit components, modules and languages.

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How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

A Joomlashack member was on our site and saw that the menu link "Login" was automatically replaced by "Logout" once someone had logged in.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a Login menu item that only appears to users that aren't signed in. Once they sign in, they'll get a Logout menu item instead. 

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The Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

The Best Tutorials on Joomla Template Overrides

One of the most frequently asked questions by Joomlashack member is this. "How can I change the layout of Joomla content?"

The technique that allows you to do that without touching your Joomla core files is called "templates overrides". If you're new to "overrides", check out this introductory tutorial.

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The 6 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

The 5 Best Joomla Forms Extensions

Are you looking to add Joomla forms to your site?

It is possible to use the Joomla core, and we explain how to do that in this tutorial: How to Create a Joomla Contact Form.

However, there are some limitations to using the "Contacts" component in the Joomla core. The default component doesn't have many features and doesn't save your submissions.

So, if you want a powerful contact form on your Joomla site, you'll need to look for a new extension. Here's our ranking of the 6 best Joomla forms extensions. We tested dozens of these extensions and compared their pros and cons.

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How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

How to Change Text with Joomla Language Overrides

Did you know that you can change any of the default text on your Joomla site without touching the language files?

The feature that makes this possible is called "Language Overrides". If you're new to "overrides", check out this introductory tutorial.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to use Language Overrides to safely customize your site's text.

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