How to Show All Joomla Articles With a Specific Tag

How to Show All the Articles With a Joomla Tag

Besides categories, Joomla tags are your best option for organizing your content. You can even consider Tags to be better than categories. A Joomla article can belong only to one category. A Joomla article can be associated with as many tags as you want.

Joomla tags also work across extensions. If you create a Content Category, you can only use that with articles. However, tags work with Content, Contacts, News Feeds, and multiple other extensions.

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a module showing all the content that has a particular Joomla Tag.

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Get Email Notifications When Users Join Your Joomla Site

Email Notifications When Users Join Your Joomla Site

One of our users asked us how they could receive an email notification whenever a new user registered at their Joomla site.

In this tutorial, I will explain how to set up your Joomla site so that site administrators will get notifications of newly registered users.

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How to Add Custom Fields to the Joomla Contact Form

How to Add Custom Fields to the Joomla Contact Form

Many people choose to use an extension such as Shack Forms to create their contact forms.

Shack Forms is a great choice, but with the arrival of custom fields in Joomla, you can also customize contact forms with the Joomla core.

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How to Catch Every Important Error on Your Joomla Site

How to Catch Every Important Error on Your Joomla Site

Earlier this year, I was working with the Joomlashack team on a project. We were busy and the work was difficult.

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed that sales were slow, but I didn't pay too much attention.

Perhaps it was just a bad day? Maybe things will improve in the afternoon?

Then I got an email. It looked like this:

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How to Use Joomla's Privacy and GDPR Features

How to Use Joomla's Privacy and GDPR Features

The GDPR privacy laws came into force in May 2018. If you're new to the GDPR, we've got some reading resources at the bottom of this post.

In this guide, I'm going to focus on how Joomla is dealing with the GDPR. The Joomla team have developed several extensions to help you protect the privacy of your users.

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How to Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

Create Custom Administrator Menus in Joomla

One useful feature for Joomla site builders is the ability to create new admin menus.

This is a very handy feature for sites with multiple users. Instead of trying to manipulate the permissions for some users, you can simply give them a different set of menu links.

In this example, I'll show you how to make an admin menu that only shows for the Administrator user group. We also have a tutorial on creating custom administrator modules in Joomla.

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Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Matomo: The Best Alternative to Google Analytics for Joomla

Over the last year or so, we've heard from more and more people who want to drop large, centralized services such as Google Analytics.

The most common reason is privacy. People want to stop sharing so much data with Google. I suspect this is partly driven by a new focus on privacy and data protection laws. But increasingly, many users just don't trust Google.

Another reason is simplicity. The Google Analytics interface is increasingly busy and people often want easier access to important trends.

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Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

Building Modern Joomla Websites With The Cloud, APIs and CLIs

George Wilson is one of the lead developer working on Joomla 4. You may have seen his very popular video introduction to Joomla 4.

In this new video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, George focuses on the tools we need to develop modern websites.

  • How do you build Joomla websites on Amazon Web Services?
  • How do you make Joomla work with Elastic Beanstalk and what are the pros and cons?
  • Can you build automation workflows in Joomla?
  • How do you use a CLI with Joomla?

Those are some of the questions answered in George's talk.

This is a developer-focused talk for people who want to use modern dev techniques with Joomla. By the end of the talk, you'll see how to create a fully automated Joomla environment with just 7 commands. This means you can spin up that environment again and again.

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Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

If you use Joomla, you've probably used FTP / SFTP software to access your Joomla files. And there's a good chance that your choice of software was Filezilla.

Filezilla is the most popular FTP application in the world. It's free to download and there's a Pro version for only $19.

In this video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, Robbie Adair from OSTraining shows you how to super-charge your Filezilla skills. She has tips you can start using now to more efficiently manage your Joomla site.

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How and Why to Use Dark Mode with Joomla

How and Why to Use Dark Mode with Joomla

Nicholas Dionysopoulos from Akeeba has long been one of Joomla's most innovative developers. He has recently built a "Dark Mode" option into his extensions and website.

In the video below, Nicholas explains why Dark Mode is important and how you integrate it into your work. Nicholas' starts by explaining why Dark Mode is so helpful for some people visiting your site, particularly those with photophobia. He then talks us through the options for enabling Dark Mode:

  1. Let the user decide
  2. Let the browser decide
  3. Hybrid: let the browser decide and the user override.

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