How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

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.

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How to Solve the "Alledia framework not found" Message

How to Solve "Alledia framework not found"

We occasionally get reports of some Joomlashack users experiencing this error:

[OSSystem] Alledia framework not found

This problem is normally caused by not uninstalling a Joomlashack extension correctly. We use the "Alledia" framework to power many of our extensions.

Here's how to solve this message.

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You Can Customize Your Site's Emails in Joomla 4

Joomla 4 Has Customizable HTML Email Templates

Joomla 4 is making progress with regular beta releases. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 3. You can read the release announcement here.

One of the major new features in Joomla 4 is customizable email templates. You will be able to control the content of the emails sent from your site. This is thanks to a new extension called com_mails.

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10 Excellent Extensions, Recommended by Joomlashack Users

10 Excellent Extensions, Recommended by Joomlashack Users

Our new Joomlashack group on Facebook has been growing quickly with some really helpful posts.

One question in particular got some great responses: "Do you have a really cool extension that you install on most sites?"

I specified we were not looking for famous extensions that everyone knows, but something that's almost a little secret. 

My contribution was ImageRecycle. It automatically optimizes the size of our images when we upload them. ImageRecycle definitely makes our sites faster and other members of the group agreed, including Marcel who uses it on 60 sites.

If you have your own recommendation, let us know on this Facebook thread or in the comments below.

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How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

How to Use the User Actions Log in Joomla

One of my favorite new features in Joomla over the last couple of years is the "User Actions Log". This allows you to audit user activities. This core extension allows you to track who is doing what on your site. You can track who logged in, who created articles, who installed extensions and much more.

In this blog post, I will give you a tour of the User Actions Logs feature.

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What Are the 16 Field Types in Joomla?

What Are the 16 Field Types in Joomla?

Joomla now has custom fields that you can add to articles, user profiles, and contact forms.

If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all thee Joomla fields types. 

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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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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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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 Upload and Use SVG Images in Joomla

How to Upload and Use an SVG Image in Joomla

One of our customers asked how to insert an SVG image in their Joomla content. SVG images are great since they retain quality in any screen resolution.

But for security reasons, your Joomla system doesn't treat SVG images the same way as JPG, PNG or GIF. This seemingly creates two problems:

  • You won't be able to upload an SVG image to your Joomla site via "Media" component. If you try, the "Media" component will throw "This file type is not supported." error message.
  • You won't be able to insert an SVG image in your Joomla content items with point-and-click. If you try, you won't see the SVG image available.

In this blog post, I will show you how to overcome both of these problems.

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