Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).
Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.
We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.
Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.
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.
Are you feeling cold this week? The absolute best remedy is a trip to Florida.
Why not plan to meet us in Florida for JoomlaDay Florida next month?
The second annual JoomlaDay Florida will be in Tampa on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th.
We have provided Joomla support to hundreds of thousands of clients for more than 10 years. You could say that we have heard every possible hosting story every told. This gives us a very clinical analysis of the way different hosting companies treat our clients.
This can't be a complete year-in-review post.
The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.
However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.
We released a new version of Tripod, a Joomla template that's perfect for photography and for portfolios.
This update to Tripod includes a major design refresh. The template looks ready for 2017. We also improved Tripod's color schemes to optimize readability.
Additionally, Tripod is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.
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.
Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla.
Template styles allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.
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.