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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How to Add Google AdSense Auto Ads to a Joomla Site

How to Add Google AdSense Ads to a Joomla Site

A few customers recently asked us about how to add ads from Google AdSense to their Joomla sites. If your Joomla site is live and has some content, you have an opportunity to monetize it by displaying ads from Google AdSense.

You have two options to display ads:

  • Allow Google to place their ads on your site automatically. This option is called "Auto ads".
  • Create ad units yourself and manually place them throughout your site as you see fit, unit-by-unit.

Our blog post "How to Display Google AdSense Ad Units" discusses ad units. In this blog post, I'll show you how to place Google AdSense ads automatically.

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How to Display Google AdSense in Joomla

How to Display Google AdSense Ad Units

Many of you asked us about the best way to place Google ads on your Joomla sites. If your Joomla site is published and already has some content, you have an opportunity to monetize it with Google AdSense ads.

You have two options:

  1. Let Google place their ads on your site automatically. In Google Ads interface this option is called "Auto ads".
  2. Create ad units by yourself and then manually place them throughout your site as you see fit, unit-by-unit.

We previously wrote about how to use "Auto ads". In this blog post, you will learn how to display ad units manually.

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How to Customize and Rebrand Your Joomla 4 Admin Area

Customize and Rebrand Your Joomla 4 Admin Area

Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the upcoming Joomla 4. If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

We're now at version Beta 4 of Joomla 4. As we get close to release, we'll keep explaining and documenting the new features in Joomla 4.

This week, we'll show you how to re-brand the Joomla 4 admin screens with your colors and logo.

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Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 Will Have a New Default Search Extension

Joomla 4 is making steady progress with Beta releases every month or so. The latest version of Joomla 4 is Beta 4. You can read the release announcement here.

One important change has been introduced recently: there is now a new default search extension. The old com_search has been replaced by com_finder.

This isn't an entirely new extension because com_finder was available in Joomla 3: it was called "Smart Search". So for several years, Joomla has had two search extensions in the core. This did not make much sense, and so it's good to remove one of them. The old com_search will join other retired extensions, such as Weblinks, as an optional Joomla download.

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How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

How to Remove a Deleted Component Menu Link in Joomla

Sometimes, Joomla users have deleted a component but still see the component's menu item in their admin area.

This is exactly what happened with one Joomla user this week. His unwanted component was Akeeba Subscriptions.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to get rid of such unwanted menu items. Akeeba Subscription will be used as an example component. 

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What is Joomla 3.10 and How Will it Impact Joomla 4?

What is Joomla 3.10?

Over the last year, we've talked a lot about the upcoming Joomla 4. If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

There is one important Joomla 4-related topic we need to talk about. The topic is Joomla 3.10, which will be the final release for Joomla 3.

Here are some key things to know about this final Joomla 3 release:

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Check Out This Video Introduction to Shack Article Layouts

Video Introduction to Shack Article Layouts

Shack Article Layouts is the newest extension available at Joomlashack.

It launched in May and allows you to display your articles in many attractive layouts. As we update our templates for Joomla 4, Shack Article Layouts is going to take pride of place. We're doing that because it's easy-to-use and is also ideally suited for homepages, landing pages, blogs, and much more.

Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video introducing the features of Shack Article Layouts:

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