How to Automate a Lead Nurturing Email Campaign in jInbound

How to Automate a Lead Nurturing Email Campaign in jInbound

One of our customers asked how to automate a lead nurturing email campaign in jInbound.

Lead nurturing is in the heart of any inbound marketing campaign and in Joomlashack jInbound you can automate this process.

In this blog post, I will show you how to create such automated emails and how to schedule them. You will also learn how to set up an external cron job that will trigger the emails sending.

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Say Hello to Shack Analytics, the Newest Extension at Joomlashack

Say Hello to Shack Analytics, the New Tracking Extension for Joomla

We're delighted to release Shack Analytics for Joomlashack users.

Shack Analytics is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your sites.

Joomla site owners often have scripts such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Clicky, Facebook, MailChimp, and other sites. But those scripts are always hidden away inside random modules, plugins or template files.

Shack Analytics allows you to see all your analytics on a single screen. This is the same philosophy that inspired OSMeta. We want to make life easier for you by gathering everything in one easy-to-find location.

Shack Analytics makes it easy to assign analytics to your whole site, but you can also choose specific pages or menu links. This means that Shack Analytics is excellent for targeting specific landing pages or "Thank You" screens.

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Someone Has Been Spamming OSMap Reviews For Years

Someone Has Been Spamming OSMap Reviews For Years

Here at Joomlashack, we publish a lot of extensions! There are 25 Joomlashack extensions on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).

The JED is a wonderful platform, and has been an enormous help for developers like us.

24 of our extensions run smoothly on the JED, getting some good reviews and the occasional negative feedback.

However, there's one exception: OSMap.

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We Are Working on a New Joomlashack Logo

We Working on a New Joomlashack Logo

It's hard to redesign your logo.

Last week, Slack announced a major redesign of their logo. It didn't take 5 minutes before people started saying, "I've seen that design before!"

Here is the Joomla logo and the new Slack logo, side-by-side:

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How to Check for US Social Security Numbers in Shack Forms

How to Validate US Social Security Number Field in Shack Forms

One of our customers asked how to validate a US Social Security Number input in Shack Forms.

To validate input of your Shack Forms fields, you must use what is called "regular expressions" or RegEx.

In this post, you will learn how to use one of such regular expressions even if you don't know anything about them.

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Does Joomla Support the MariaDB Database?

Does Joomla Support the MariaDB Database?

Recently, we've had several customers ask us about running their Joomla sites on the MariaDB database.

MariaDB is a fork of MySQL and is nearly identical to it. Yes, it's true that Joomla doesn't officially support MariaDB. However, many webhosts do use it. In fact, Joomlashack.com is running on MariaDB!

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The Joomlashack Roundup: 2019 Starts With Shack Analytics

The Joomlashack Roundup: 2019 Starts With Shack Analytics

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. I hope 2019 is a great year for you. Let's work together to make cool things happen with Joomla.

In case you missed it last week, we reviewed 2018 at Joomlashack .

Now it's time to move forward, and we're getting ready to launch of a new extension: Shack Analytics. Here's a preview screenshot:

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OSCampus Pro Has a New Theme Called Setoff

OSCampus Pro Has a New Theme

We are happy to announce that OSCampus now has a new theme called "Setoff". 

In this blog post, you will take a brief look at how to set it and at subtle changes it introduces to the OSCampus pathway and class pages.

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10 Free Tickets to Meet Joomlashack at JoomlaDay Florida 2019

JoomlaDay Florida 2019

Are you sick of the long, cold winter? The absolute best remedy is a trip to sunny Tampa for JoomlaDay Florida 2019.

The event is being held in the fascinating Ybor City district of Tampa on February 22 to 24. 

As one of the co-sponsors of this event, we are giving away 10 free registration tickets.

Why not grab a free ticket and meet us in Tampa for JoomlaDay Florida?

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Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Why We Use Recurring Subscriptions at Joomlashack

Customers sometimes ask us why we use recurring subscriptions when selling products here at Joomlashack. I decided to write an explanation of why do this. Below you'll find a short and a long answer to this question.

The Short Answer

Recurring subscriptions are the best way to build a sustainable business in 2019. Companies that do not use recurring subscriptions are much more likely to fail. The result is unsupported code and disappointed customers.

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