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.
With the release of Joomla 3.6.3, some sites are getting this error message:
"Error decoding JSON data: Syntax error".
This tutorial will explain the issue and how to resolve it.
On Tuesday, October 25, the Joomla team released version 3.6.4, which is an urgent security update.
We've compiled a short FAQ to help you, and we'll keep this updated as we know more.
Here's what you need to know about the Joomla 3.6.4 release ...
A few weeks ago, we wrote about 6 possible new features in Joomla 3.7.
Well, one feature is guaranteed for Joomla 3.7. That feature is improved URLs.
Joomla 3.7 will allow you to remove the numbers from URLs.
In this post, I'll show you how to test this upcoming feature. This guide is for testing purposes only. Please don’t use this for production sites yet!
When creating modules in Joomla, you may have seen a "Module Class Suffix" option.
When you add menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.
Did you know that these two features are very closely related? These features allow you to add custom CSS to specific modules or pages. This makes suffixes a really good way to style individual modules and pages.
Many Joomla template designers rely heavily on these suffixes to create their unique designs.
In the videos below, we'll introduce you to page and module suffixes. These videos are part of our "CSS for Joomla" class which is available inside Joomlashack University.
Joomla 3.6.3 was released on October 18th.
This is a bug-fix release that fixed over 300 issues. You can see the complete list of bug-fixes on Github.
As with any release, some users may see one or two glitches. In this post, we'll keep a list of any glitches that are reported.