How to Add Font Awesome or Bootstrap Icons to Your Joomla Menu

Adding Font Awesome or Bootstrap Icons to Your Joomla Menu

Icons can make your Joomla site look much more professional and appealing. You have now tons of cool icons in Font Awesome and Bootstrap libraries to choose from. 

Your site main menu is one of the first places your visitors will pay their attention to. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a Font Awesome or Bootstrap icon to your Joomla main menu. Even if you don't know any code.

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The New Joomla 4 Administrator Template

The New Joomla 4 Administrator Template

Back in August, we took a first look at Joomla 4.

This was part of a series of posts on Joomla that have also covered the new Media Manager  and the new installer.

Overall, I was really impressed with Joomla 4 ... except for the administrator template. The admin screens were not well-designed.

Well, I now have much better news! The first alpha version of Joomla 4 has just arrived, and the Joomla team are making great progress on the admin area.

Elisa Foltyn has a post in the Joomla Magazine with screenshots from the new admin.

Read more: The New Joomla 4 Administrator Template

Why Do I See a Deleted Component Menu Item in Joomla?

Why Do I See a Deleted Component Menu Item

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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Introducing The New Joomla 4 Installer

Introducing The New Joomla 4 Installer

Over the last few weeks, we've been previewing what's to come in Joomla 4.

We took a first look at Joomla 4, and mentioned that the Wright Framework now works on Joomla 4 sites! We also wrote about the new Media Manager in Joomla 4.

This week, we're going to look at the new installation process in Joomla 4.

The new installer is designed to be much easier to use, and to be fully A11Y compliant.

Read more: Introducing The New Joomla 4 Installer

The New Joomla 4 Media Features

The New Joomla 4 Media Features

Here at Joomlashack, we've started to get questions about Joomla 4.

Joomla 4 is a long way from being ready. There's not even Alpha version available yet.

But, because we get questions, we want to keep our readers informed about the progress of Joomla 4.

We recently took a first look at Joomla 4, and mentioned that our Wright Framework now works on Joomla 4 sites!

In this blog post, we'll take a look at the new Media Manager in Joomla 4.

Read more: The New Joomla 4 Media Features

Joomla 3.8 Launched With a Secret Feature

Joomla 3.8 Launched With a Secret Feature

There's an Easter Egg hidden in the new Joomla 3.8.

Earlier this week, we wrote about (almost) all the new features in Joomla 3.8.

Well, it turns out we missed one, and it wasn't mentioned in any of the launch announcements either.

Thanks to this patch, the Articles screen now has much more powerful features.

Go to Content > Articles in your Joomla site, and you'll be able to use multi-select filters to search for articles. This will be very useful for sites with large numbers of articles. This feature supports Categories, Access Levels, Authors, and Tags. 

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What New Features Will You See in Joomla 3.8?

What's New in Joomla 3.8?

Joomla 3.8 has been released and it's time to update your sites.

Much of the energy in the Joomla project is going towards Joomla 4, but there still new features arriving in 3.8.

The headline improvement in 3.8 are new URLs that will make Joomla more search engine-friendly, but there are several interesting new features for developers.

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The New, SEO-Friendly URLs in Joomla 3.8

How to Test the New Friendlier URLs in Joomla

Joomla 3.8 brings major changes to the URL structure of new Joomla sites.

Existing sites won't be impacted, but new sites may want to use these improvements.

Read more: The New, SEO-Friendly URLs in Joomla 3.8

A First Look at Joomla 4

A First Look at Joomla 4

Here at Joomlashack we've started to get questions about Joomla 4.

We've even had people asking us why we don't have training available for Joomla 4 yet!

So, it's time to give people an overview of the progress being made on Joomla 4. What's the current state of this new version? What features will be included? Will it be easy to update?

Let's dive in and answer those questions.

Read more: A First Look at Joomla 4

13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

The Wright Framework for Joomla Templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. It's the best Joomla framework you'll find anywhere. Wright powers all the templates here at Joomlashack.

We've just released a free 13 video class on how to use the Wright Framework.

You'll learn how to use Wright to quickly create your own custom Joomla templates.

Simon Kloostra shows you how to install Wright and use Wright's default styles to quickly set up your template. You'll learn how Wright provides you with many of the Bootstrap's key features and components. You'll also be able to safely customize your template using custom CSS and PHP files that won't be over-ridden during any updates.

Read more: 13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework