How to Stop Joomla Sending Passwords in Emails

How to Stop Joomla Sending Passwords in Emails

One of our members contacted us today and asked about web site security. They asked whether it was a good idea for Joomla to send passwords by email.

Our answer was "No!". You really should stop Joomla from sending passwords inside emails.

The image below shows a typical Joomla registration email, with the username and password included.

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How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

How to Embed YouTube Videos in Joomla

Displaying YouTube videos is one of the most popular things you can do with your Joomla site.

The OSYouTube plugin is the fastest and easiest way to do it. All you need to do is add the URL of the video into your articles.

There is a completely free version of OSYouTube. Here's how it works:

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How to Add Extra Fields in K2 in Joomla

How to Add Extra Fields in K2 in Joomla

K2 is a popular extension to build sites with CCK capabilities. Its flexibility makes it possible to add custom fields to manage additional text, images, links, etc.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create extra fields within your K2 items.

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Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

ZOO and K2 are popular Content Construction Kits for Joomla. Out of the box, both extensions are ready to use features such as social sharing, comments, custom fields management and more.

OSYouTube by Joomlashack makes embedding YouTube videos in Joomla easy even to beginners.

In this post, I'll show you how to easily embed YouTube videos in ZOO and K2 items.

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How to Override Almost Anything in Joomla Extensions

A Few Thoughts on Asset Overriding in Joomla

Did you know what it is possible to override almost of the output from Joomla extensions and templates?

It's possible to override images, stylesheets, scripts, layouts, templates and much more. This support for overrides in Joomla enables you customize anything you install on your site ... so long as you know the correct approach.

In this blog post, I'll give you a quick guide to overriding extension displays.

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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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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".

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How to Create Custom, Selectable Blog Layouts in Joomla

How to Create Custom, Selectable Blog Layouts in Joomla

One Joomlashack user wanted to create customised blog layouts that their users could chose from.

The user wanted to keep to choose different layouts in different sitations. They wanted to use the default blog layout in some situations, and use a new design for some blog pages.

In this tutorial, I'm going show you how to create a custom layout and how to control it via your menu links.

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How to Use JavaScript or PHP Code in a Joomla Article

How to Use JavaScript or PHP Code in a Joomla Article

Normally in a Joomla article, code such as Javascript or PHP will not work. This is for good security reasons. People could do a lot of harm if they were free to use these inside your articles.

However, many advanced users need to use such code. This tutorial will show you how to add a JavaScript or PHP code to a Joomla article.

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How to Remove the Pagination Numbers from Joomla

Remove Pagination and Prev Next Buttons from Joomla

If you create a list or blog in Joomla, you will often see pagination at the bottom of the page. This enables your site's visitors to navigate to older articles.

One of our students was wanting to know how to remove the pagination options so we created this tutorial for him.

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