If your site doesn't have an SSL certificate, you should seriously consider getting one in the near future.
An SSL can help protect your customers' data, and it may well give you a ranking boost in Google's search results.
This article will explore the most important advantages and disadvantages of getting SSL for your Joomla site.
The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is due on March 28th, 2017.
There's already a beta version available, so you can download and test the new features today.
Click here to download the beta version of Joomla 3.7.
In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:
We have already covered several new features in Joomla 3.7 including custom fields and an improved URL structure.
Joomla 3.7 will also include a new component called "Multilingual Associations". This will make your life much easier if you build multi-lingual Joomla sites.
At the moment, there's no easy place to manage all of your translation items. Every translated item had to be found and edited individually. With the Multilingual Associations component, you will be able to edit all your translations in a single interface. This will save you a lot of time and energy.
Joomla 3.7 is not due until later in 2017, but this feature is already available in Joomla 3.7 Beta 2. You can download the Beta installation package from here. Please don't try this for production sites.
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.
Are you ready to learn how to build Joomla plugins?
These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine. Plugins are responsible for a huge variety of tasks on your site from logins, to search, to article features and 1,001 other things.
Inside Joomlashack University, you'll find detailed classes on every aspect of Joomla development. In these 3 videos, we'll show you how to set up your Joomla plugin environment and create a "Hello World" plugin. For more in-depth development training, click here and become a Joomlashack University member.
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 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.