How to Launch a Free Hosted Joomla Test Site

How to Launch a Free Hosted Joomla Test Site

Are you a complete Joomla beginner? Would you like to practically experience what Joomla CMS is all about?

You can easily do it now with the launch.joomla.org testing site.

By the end of this tutorial, you will learn how to easily launch your own fully functional free hosted Joomla test site. 

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How to Style Joomla Articles with Joomlashack Templates

styling articles

One of our template customers asked us how to style their Joomla articles.

Joomla is flexible enough for any beginner without coding skills to tweak an article style.

In this post, you will learn a few tips for styling your Joomla content.

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We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

We Are Willing to Adopt Joomla Extensions

Update: We published this post in January 2017. I've updated it for mid-2018.

Over the last few days, we've been contacted by several Joomla users. These users were customers of a particular Joomla extension developer. The developer seems to have vanished overnight, shutting down their website. 

This is not the first time we've seen a situation like this. Life happens. People get busy, create new extensions and services, change jobs, or may need to stop development for 1,001 other reasons.

But, if you don't want to disappoint your existing customers, let me offer an option: Joomlashack is willing to adopt your extensions.

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Shack Open Graph Is Now Live at Joomlashack

Shack Open Graph

Back in March, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

As a result, three Perfect Web extensions are moving to Joomlashack. We already moved over Shack Toolbox and Shack Forms.

We are happy to announce that the final extension is also here today. Say hello to Shack Open Graph.

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How to Integrate MailChimp with a Shack Form

mailchimp and shack forms integration

One of our Shack Forms customers asked how to integrate Shack Forms (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") and MailChimp.

In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Shack Form signing up its submitters to a MailChimp list.

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OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate with TLS 1.2

OSDonate and PayPal Users: You Must Get an SSL Certificate

If you're using OSDonate (or any software that integrates with PayPal), your site needs to use a valid SSL certificate with TLS 1.2 protocol starting Saturday, June 30.

PayPal has a post on their blog with details on this important change.

Here's the important section of the PayPal post:

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New Feature in Shack Forms: Review Submitted Data

Joomla logo and Shack Forms icon

One of the customers of our Shack Forms extension (formerly known as "Perfect AJAX Popup Contact Form") asked us for a particular feature.

They wanted to be able to view and search the data sent via their Shack Forms.

We happily implemented this feature. In this quick overview, you will take a look at it.

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Guides to Get You Started With Shack Forms

Shack Forms and Joomla logo

We recently added Shack Forms to the library of Joomla extensions here at Joomlashack. 

Shack Forms will allow you to create contact forms, booking forms, support ticket forms, and many other types of forms.

This forms extension has 10,000's of users, with nearly 300 reviews and a perfect 10/10 score on the JED. 

To help Joomlashack members get started with Shack Forms, we've been writing a lot of Shack Forms documentation.

In this post, I'm going to give you an overview of the most useful new tutorials.

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Shack Forms Is Now Live at Joomlashack

A Quick Tour to Shack Forms

Back in March, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

As a result, three Perfect Web extensions are moving to Joomlashack. We already moved over Shack Toolbox.

We are happy to announce that the second extension is also here today. Say hello to "Shack Forms"!

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Shack Toolbox Is Now Live at Joomlashack

shack toolbox

Back in March, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

As a result, three Perfect Web extensions are moving to Joomlashack.

I'm delighted to say that the first extension is here! The original name of the extension is "Perfect Everything in Everyway". We're going to call it "Shack Toolbox".

Shack Toolbox provides powerful tools to show content from 19 different sources.

Shack Toolbox has over 50 reviews and a perfect 10/10 score on the JED. 

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