Getting Started with Shack Toolbox

Getting Started with Shack Toolbox

We are happy to announce the release of Shack Toolbox. This is one of the extensions we recently acquired from Perfect Web.

Shack Toolbox will take your Joomla modules to a new level. You can use Shack Toolbox to display Joomla articles, multimedia content, or posts from your social networks.

The extension enables you to use many themes, animations, and visual effects including lightboxes, slideboxes, and popups.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use Shack Toolbox. We'll see how to display your site's Cookie Policy and a Joomla article.

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Introduction to jInbound's Smart CTA Module

How to Present a New Content to a New Lead with the Smart CTA Module

Our inbound marketing component jInbound ships with the Smart CTA module. CTA stands for Call-To-Action.

Set this module to show laser targeted calls to action depending on the visitor status in your jInbound marketing campaigns.

Learn in this post how to display one call to action to a first-time visitor and another - to a new marketing lead.

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How to Hide the Course Difficulty in OSCampus

Hiding a course difficulty level in OSCampus

One of our OSCampus customers asked how to remove a course difficulty from a course and a pathway frontend pages.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to achieve this with a powerful set-and-forget technique called "template overrides".

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to edit a couple of the OSCampus core files even you know nothing about coding.

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All You Need to Know About Joomla and the GDPR

Joomla GDPR

The GDPR privacy laws come into force next week on May 25!

If you're new to the GDPR, we've got some reading resources at the bottom of this post.

In this guide, I'm going to focus on how Joomla is dealing with the GDPR.

The Joomla team aim to release a new version of Joomla 3. Originally, they were focused on Joomla 4 and had no plans to add more features to Joomla 3. But, the GDPR changes are considered important enough that there will be a GDPR-focused release: Joomla 3.9.

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How to Add the Font Awesome External Link Icon to Joomla

Icon for external links

Small details in your website design make a big difference for its visitors.

Take care of such details, and your visitors will pay you back with their trust and repeat visits.

One of such important details is the little icon you may have seen placed in some sites, like BBC, before or after a weblink to an external site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to manually add such helpful icon to external links in your Joomla articles.

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How to Set the Joomla Article Title to h1 for Joomlashack Templates

Picture of Joomla logo with the letter H next to it

One of our customers asked us how to wrap the title of a Joomla article in h1 tags. By default, the tag used for Joomla article titles is h2.

In this blog post, I'll show you how to change the tags used for your article titles, thanks to template overrides.

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How to Hide the SEF Advance External Link Icon

External link icon

One of our templates customers asked how to hide the SEF Advance external link icon.

Mind you, this icon looks pretty cool. You may even see its variations on some big sites, like BBC.

Our customer, though, seemed to prefer a conventional look for their external links. And we obliged.

In this use case tutorial, you will learn where your external links get this pretty icon from and how to hide it.

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Send Test Emails From a Locally Installed Joomla Site

Picture of Joomla logo and an envelop

One Joomlashack user asked us if they can test a contact form on their Joomla site even though the site was installed on their personal computer.

This is a great question because normally local servers are not configured to send out emails.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up your local Joomla site to send out emails.

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Track a jInbound Marketing Goal Completion

Converting a lead

Inbound Marketing is all about converting a passive visitor to your site into an active lead.

You can easily achieve this goal with our cool jInbound component, even if you have no marketing experience whatsoever.

In this blog post, you will learn how to convert a passive viewer of a jInbound landing page into a lead and the lead - into a goal completed lead.

This will enable you to trace who actually responded to your marketing offer. You then will be able to effectively nurture or further market your new or goal completed leads.

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3 New Extensions Are Coming to Joomlashack

3 New Extensions Are Coming to Joomlashack

Just over two months ago, we announced the acquisition of Perfect Web, another Joomla extension company.

I'm delighted to say that three Perfect Web extensions will be moving to Joomlashack in the next couple of weeks.

As each one is released, we'll publish posts explaining that extension in detail. For now, here's an overview of the three next extensions.

If these new arrivals will be useful for you, save over 60% when you sign up to the Everything Club today!  You will get access to these 3 new extensions as well as all our other extensions, templates, and Joomla training. 

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