OSMap is the most popular way to create a sitemap for Joomla sites.
Google Search Console is the most popular way to make sure your site is listed in Google's search results.
Use OSMap and Google Search Console together, and you'll give your site an SEO advantage.
Submitting your OSMap sitemap to search engines is easy. All that's needed is to copy the URL and add one line to your robots.txt file.
This tutorial will show you how to do that, step by step. Let's get started.
One of our users asked us how they can receive an email notifications whenever a new user is registered at his Joomla site.
In this tutorial, I will explain you how to setup your Joomla so that site administrators will get notifications of new, registered users to site administrators.
One of the most useful content management features in Joomla is the "Start Publishing" option.
Start publishing allows us to decide the date when an existing article will be published automatically in future. This allows you to create time-sensitive content before you need it, and thus, you can publish it while you're still in bed or on vacation.
In this post, I'm going to explain how you can schedule articles to be published in the future.
Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media. Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.
If you want a great-looking set of social icons on your site, then try the Easy Social Icons module.lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.
Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site from Delicious and Digg to YouTube and Yelp.
All you have to do is add the username of the site you want to add and save. Easy Social Icons will automatically generate nice-looking icons with the correct URL to your profile.
Joomla allows you to customize almost any feature through overrides.
Layout overrides are a type of override that enable you to customize small elements such as the article author or published date.
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a layout override for Joomla tags.
Just like search engines, Facebook scrapes metadata information from your Joomla site. This metadata includes the description, title and image, as we explained in a previous post.
You can control the metadata that Facebook scrapes from your page.
In this post, I'm going to show you how to control how your site shares metadata with Facebook. Let's start...
Joomla 3.5.1 introduced a new feature that makes it easy to create hidden menu items in Joomla. You can create menu links that don't have to be displayed inside menu modules
One very common use case is to hide the "Home" menu item. Many sites, including Joomlashack, follow this approach.
We also use this technique to create links to special sales pages and landing pages. We want to use the menu link to set up the page, but we don't want the links to be easily visible. This technique is the perfect solution.
Very recently, the Joomla team confirmed that custom fields will be part of an upcoming Joomla release.
This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3, and will transform the way that many Joomla sites are built.
We're already investigating fields to see how they can be integrated with our Joomla templates and extensions.
If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all the new fields types.
Last month, we wrote about possible new features in Joomla 3.7.
The first feature on the list was "custom fields", and we described it this way:
This will be the headline feature, if it's included in Joomla 3.7. You will be able to add custom fields to articles, user profiles and contact forms.
Good news! We can confirm that custom fields will be coming to Joomla. Congratulations to Allon Moritz who lead the project, and to everyone who helped him. This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3 in 2012.
Let's take a detailed look at how fields will work in Joomla. You can also read our overview of all 19 field types.