How to Manually Order Articles of a Joomla Category

Joomla allows you a few easy options to set in which order it will display your articles. For example, you can set your Joomla articles to be displayed based on the following creteria:

  • Based on the articles popularity
  • Based on the articles publication date
  • Based on the alphabetical order of their titles
  • Based on the order in which they displayed in the adminstrator panel
  • and other criteria.

You can also manually set the order of articles by changing their position in the Article manager.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to manually change the order of your articles. For my example, I took articles in my Category Blog.

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How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos in Joomla

How to Embed Instagram Photos and Videos iwith OSEmbed

If you use Joomla, then you probably know that embeds can be confusing. It can be hard to find the right embed code and then keep it intact while using your WYSIWYG editor.

Thankfully, the OSEmbed Pro extension makes Instagram embeds much easier.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Instagram videos and photos into Joomla.

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How to Uninstall Joomla Extensions

How to Uninstall Joomla Extensions

It's always a good idea to remove Joomla extensions that you aren't using.

However, the process for removing extensions isn't obvious, unless you know how.

Here's how to uninstall a Joomla extension ...

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The Complete Guide to Joomla Cache Options

The Complete Guide to Joomla Cache Options

Some of our members are trying to make their Joomla sites run more quickly. They've seen caching options, which promise to help speed up their sites. But, there are several caching options available.

This blog post explains what options are available and how you can enable them.

This tutorial borrows from this article by Klas Berlič. All of the detailed technical explanations and image are from Klas, so a big thank you to him.

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How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

How to Test the Account of Any Joomla User

The Shack User Switching plugin is for Joomla administrators and allows you to login as any user, but using your own password. You can mimic anyone else's login and see exactly what they see.

This is enormously helpful for us here at Joomlashack. This enables us check what our users see when they login. We can easily troubleshoot problems.

Here's how to use the Shack User Switching plugin:

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How to Create Layout Overrides in Joomla

How to Create Layout Overrides in Joomla 3

Joomla makes it possible to re-design almost any aspect of your site.

In a previous post, we explained how template overrides work. In this post, we're going to talk about layout overrides.

Layout overrides are more narrow and specific than template overrides. Layout overrides allow you to customize small portions of a design, for example: social icons, article titles and tags.

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Create Joomla Blog Layouts That Users Can Select

How to Create Custom, Selectable Blog Layouts in Joomla

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

The user wanted to keep to choose different layouts in different situations. 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 to show you how to create a custom layout and how to control it via your menu links.

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How to Solve the Joomla Message: "AJAX Loading Error: Not Found"

How to Solve the Joomla Message: "AJAX Loading Error: Not Found"

Did you ever see this message when trying to update your Joomla site?

AJAX Loading Error: Not Found

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you a few options for getting rid of this error and smoothly running your Joomla update.

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Joomla Video Grids with OSYouTube and Template Overrides

Joomla Video Grids with OSYouTube and Template Overrides

I'm going to show you how to create a video gallery on your Joomla site.

OSYouTube is the best Joomla plugin for embedding YouTube videos in Joomla. Template overrides are the best way to safely change the design of your site.

We're going to use OSYouTube and template overrides to create a stylish grid of videos.

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How to Stop the Joomla Editor From Removing Code

How to Stop the Joomla Editor From Removing Code

Your Joomla site was built on code. The right code in the right place brings your site to life. However, there are many places where it can also be a huge security risk. 

If you allow people to use PHP, Javascript, iframes or other code inside your content, you will greatly increase the chance that your site might be compromised by a malicious code. To minimize this risk, by default Joomla restricts the code you can insert into articles. 

The downside to this is that some common code snippets, from well-trusted sources, will be blocked. For example, Joomla doesn’t allow you to insert embed codes from sites like YouTube and Google Maps.

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