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:

shack analytics

You'll be able to use Shack Analytics to organize all your Google Analytics, Adwords, Facebook, MailChimp, and other tracking codes. Then once you've entered the tracking codes, you'll be able to easily add them to individual articles and pages. This makes it really simple to create landing pages and "Thank You" pages.

Look for more details on Shack Analytics next week.

New from the Joomlashack team

The year kicked off with two template releases: Tripod and Elan.

We also updated OSTimer and OSCampus. The OSCampus update introduced a new set of layout options.

On the blog, we used those OSCampus changes to answer the question: "How do you override Joomla extensions?

Joomlashack users have been sending us a ton of questions so we've been busy writing and updating documentation.

First, a couple of code questions:

Next, some display and layout questions:

Finally, quite a few OSMap users have really large sites! People were asking us if OSMap can support 100,000 or 500,000 links. Our answer was "No: Google hates those large sitemaps!" Read this for the details: Multiple sitemaps are better than one large sitemap.

New from the Joomla team

The biggest Joomla camp in the US every year is Joomla Day Florida. We have 10 free tickets to give away to this year's event. The event is being held in the fascinating Ybor City district of Tampa on February 22 to 24.

The Joomla team wrote their Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018. Joomla turned 13 last year and it's great to see the project still going strong.

Joomla 4 is ticking along. The 6th alpha version arrived a few days ago

About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.