SEBLOD: a Powerful Joomla Content Builder

media_1413819328562.pngIt's really great to be able to talk with people who are pushing the boundaries of their software.

The Octopoos team is really expanding what can be done with Joomla. They make a content-building extension called SEBLOD, which is a very flexible and highly-regarded.

Octopoos also use SEBLOD to build sites for the likes of General Electric, Unilever and Lipton Tea.

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Simple Renew Beta 2 with Multiple Subscriptions

simple renew logoSimple Renew is the best way to create a membership site with Joomla 2.5 or 3.

We're pleased to announce the second beta release of Simple Renew.

This new version adds a new option called "Multiple Subscriptions". Setting this option to "Yes" will allow your subscribers to sign up for more than one plan. This is ideal for software developers, SaaS services, or anyone selling more than one product.

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Track Google Analytics Clicks and Downloads in Joomla

joomla-advanced-google-analyticsOver the last week, several people have asked us about tracking Google Analytics "events" on their Joomla site.

"Events" describe anything from clicking on an external link to leave your site or downloading a file from your site.

Advanced Google Analytics is a plugin that can track all the events you need. Here's how to set it up and use it:

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OSWistia - Add Wistia Videos to Joomla

Whenever you watch videos at Joomlashack, you watch videos streamed from Wistia.com.

To make publishing our videos easier, we built a Joomla extension called OSWistia.

Here's how to use OSWistia ...

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Update Joomla 3.3.5 to 3.3.6 or 2.5.26 to 2.5.27

joomla updateEarlier this week, Joomla released security updates for both version 2.5 and 3. The new versions were 2.5.26 and 3.3.5.

Shortly after the release, a bug was found with the file installer that's used for core updates and extension installs.

This bug was found very quickly, so it will only impact people who upgraded within 24 hours to 2.5.26 and 3.3.5.

If you did update, you will need to run a second, short update to fix the problem. So, only for users on exactly 2.5.26 or 3.3.5, here's what you need to do ...

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SP Page Builder, Drag-and-Drop Joomla Sites

sp pagebuilderSP Page Builder is a new Joomla! extension from Joomshaper which allows you to build Joomla pages via a drag-and-drop interface.

SP Page Builder is similar to Drupal's Panel in that it allows you to easily create pages and choose from many different layouts. Once the layout has been selected, you can add modules, accordions, icons, images, tabs and much else.

In this tutorial, we'll introduce you to SP Page Builder and show you how easy it is to build pages.

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How Joomla Menu Levels Work

menu-levelsJoomla menus allow you to create different levels. This is essential for creating any kind of sub-menu such as a dropdown menu.

Sometimes it's necessary to show only one or two levels from the menu. For example, you may show the top level links in the main navigation and sub-links in the sidebar navigation.

In this post, we'll show you how to display only specific menu levels.

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Add Social Bookmarks to Kunena

bt social kunena joomlaIf you run a forum, you probably hope that your community creates interesting posts that are worth sharing.

Kunena is the best Joomla forum, but by default it doesn't have any sharing options.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to integrate the BT Social Sharing plugin with Kunena so that your visitors can share posts on social media.

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30 Minutes to Truly Understand Joomla Permissions

Joomla Access ControlAny software with more than one user requires permisssions.

However, managing those permissions is never easy and the more users you have, the more difficult it gets.

If you've been confused about Joomla's groups and access levels, you need to watch this video.

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How to Build Multi-Lingual Joomla 3 Sites

Joomla Multi-lingual sitesLast week we edited and posted all of the videos from Joomla 3 Day.

One of my favorite sessions was from Ron van Schaik, who talked about how to build multi-lingual sites with Joomla 3.

Ron takes you through the process you'll need to follow, explaining each step carefully and pointing out common mistakes.

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