How to Embed Joomla Tweets in Articles

How to Embed Tweets into Joomla

If you tried share tweets in your Joomla site, then you've had probably had issue with Joomla Tweets.

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed tweets from Twitter into Joomla.

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How to Embed Facebook Posts in Joomla

How to Embed Facebook Posts in Joomla

If you use Joomla, then you've had problems with embeds. 

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Facebook posts into Joomla.

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Hide Joomla URLs from Google with OSMap Pro

osmap

OSMap is the easiest and most reliable way to create a Joomla sitemap.

OSMap automatically generates and updates the sitemap you send to Google. However, in some cases, you may need to exclude specific URLs from the sitemap because you don't want them to be indexed by search engines.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to exclude individual URLs from your sitemap with OSMap Pro.

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Why is the Joomla Version Displayed Twice in the Administrator?

Why the Joomla Version is Displayed Twice in the Backend?

This is an odd issue that may happen randomly. Recently I noticed the Joomla version was displayed twice in the administrator area after updating to Joomla 3.4.8.

Why is this happening? The short answer: a duplicated administrator module.

I'm going to show you how to disable the module that duplicates this information.

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OSEmbed: the Extension to Help You Embed ANYTHING in Joomla

OSEmbed

Social media is really important for web sites. Sooner or later, everyone needs to embed a Tweet, a Facebook post, a YouTube or Vimeo video.

The old, painful process was to copy-and-paste the embed code - a solution that often didn’t always work.

OSEmbed makes it far easier. All you need is the URL and you can embed almost anything into a Joomla site!

Watch the video and you'll see just how easy it is to embed ANYTHING with OSEmbed ...

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Move to a Safer PHP Version for Joomla 3

How to Move to a Safer PHP version for Joomla 3

Joomla has just released 3.4.7, a new update which specifically targeted people on old, out-of-date PHP versions.

If you are impacted by this security issue, then you really need to talk to your hosting company. They have you on an old and insecure version of PHP.

I'm going share some tips to keep your Joomla site secure before and after the release of Joomla 3.4.7.

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Create a Custom Administrator Module for Joomla

Create a Custom Module to Display in Joomla Backend

Modules normally allow you to display small blocks of content on the frontend of your Joomla site.

However, you can also show modules in the backend. The quick icons, site information, latest articles and logged in users are all examples of this type of module.

I'm going to show you how to build a custom administrator module to show important information to your site's administrators.

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Stop Joomla Sending Passwords in Emails

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.

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

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Add a Custom Text Field to a Joomla Template

How to Add a Custom Text Field to a Joomla Template

Do you need to add a new setting in your Joomla template? With a few lines of PHP and XML code you can add a text field to print custom text in your public site.

In this post, I'm going to share with you how to add a custom text field to a Joomla 3 template.

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Update Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 With Security Hotfixes

Update Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 With Security Hotfixes

[Update]This advice applies for both Joomla 3.4.6 and 3.4.7. They are patching the same file.

Joomla 3.4.6 was released today in order to fix a serious security vulnerability. For Joomla 3 users, updating is a simple one-click process from their admin area.

However, unlike previous security issues, this one applies not only to Joomla 3, but also to older versions including Joomla 1.5 and 2.5.

If you have sites running Joomla 1.5 or 2.5, follow these instructions to update today. According to security analysts, this vulnerability is being actively exploited, so please don't waste any time in updating.

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