How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

How to Disable XML Styling in OSMap

One of our members was having trouble submitting his sitemap to Google. The message displayed at Google was:

"Your Sitemap appears to be an HTML page. Please use a supported sitemap format instead."

This tutorial will show you how to disable XML styling in OSMap, which should fix the issue. Let's get started.

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A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

A New Version of Joomla 3 Explained is Coming

The team behind Joomlashack wrote the most popular Joomla books.

  • Joomla Explained was published in 2011 and focused on Joomla 2.5.
  • Joomla 3 Explained was published in 2013 and focused on Joomla 3.

These books sold well over 10,000 copies each. However, we haven't been able to release an update in recent years. Finally, that's going to change.

Why release a Joomla 3 Explained update?

There are several good reasons to release a new version now:

  • Joomla 3.7 will bring major changes with fields, multi-lingual changes.
  • After 4 years, the book badly needs an update. The book is actually being used in classrooms around the world. I'm embarrassed to even think about what the students must think.
  • The Joomla certification project is underway, and there needs to be affordable, high-quality study materials.
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OSYouTube Free and Pro, Version 3.3.3

How to Mute YouTube Videos in Joomla Articles

This week we released OSYouTube Free and Pro plug-in versions 3.3.3.

OSYouTube 3.3.3 is a maintenance releases, fixing minor issues.

OSYouTube Pro 3.3.3 adds a new feature: muting videos.

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Civic 2, a New Version of Our Joomla Video Template

Civic 2, a New Version of Our Minimalist Video Joomla Template

We released a new version of Civic, a Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, especially those that rely on video.

Many video displays are hard-to-configure, so we focused on making Civic as simple as possible. Especially for Civic, we added a new "mute" feature in the OSYouTube plugin. This makes it easy to have a beautiful, and silent, video on your homepage.

Additionally, Civic is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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OSTimer Free 2.8.3 and Pro 2.9.1 Released

OSTimer Free and Pro New Releases

We would like to notify OSTimer users that we just released OSTimer Free v.2.8.3 and OSTimer Pro v.2.9.1. Both are maintenance releases dealing with minor fixes.

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OSCampus 1.1.1 is Now Available

Maintenance Release of  OSCampus 1.1.1

We are happy to announce immediate release of OSCampus v.1.1.1.

This is a useful new release which introduces some enhancements, as well as ensures compatibility with Joomla 3.7.

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How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

If you find yourself manually sharing on Facebook each article that you've created, this tutorial is for you.

It'll show you how to automatically share your Joomla articles to Facebook. You can share to your Facebook page, profile, and/or Group.

Let's get started.

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How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

How to Auto-Tweet About New Joomla Articles

One of our members was wondering how to automatically tweet when a new article is created. So we created this tutorial for her.

To make this work, we'll install a free extension, and also create an app on the Twitter site.

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How to Simplify the Joomla Registration Form

How to Simplify Default Registration Form in Joomla 3

This week, a Joomlashack University member asked us about simplifying the Joomla signup process.

Yes, in Joomla 3.7 you will be able to add fields. However, this member wanted to remove fields, without touching Joomla core files.

He wanted to remove the Name field and keep just three fields: "Username", "Password" and "Email address".

We will do this with a neat technique thanks to Lodder from

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How to Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Joomla Tip: Add New Module Positions Inside a Component

Do you know that you can display modules inside components? This is possible with a single line of PHP code.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to display a module inside any component.

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