Just like search engines, Facebook scrapes metadata information from your Joomla site. This metadata includes the description, title and image, as we explained in a previous post.
You can control the metadata that Facebook scrapes from your page.
In this post, I'm going to show you how to control how your site shares metadata with Facebook. Let's start...
Did you know that the Joomla! project now offers official certification?
People are already becoming Joomla! certified. Exams were recently held at JoomlaDay Italy, JoomlaDay Poland, and the Joomla! World Conference in Vancouver.
We spoke with Luca Marzo from the Joomla! Certification Team and asked him about these questions:
Quality content still remains one of the best ways to engage your online audience, but recently the trend has shifted towards video.
In fact, Cisco predicts that by 2017 nearly 90% of all web traffic will be video. Video marketing offers a few unique advantages over its written counterpart. Try using both forms of content to give your online marketing the one-two punch it needs.
Are you still unsure about video marketing?
Here are five reasons you should consider uploading a video to your site right now to propel your business forward (before everyone else does):
Joomla 3.5.1 introduced a new feature that makes it easy to create hidden menu items in Joomla. You can create menu links that don't have to be displayed inside menu modules
One very common use case is to hide the "Home" menu item. Many sites, including Joomlashack, follow this approach.
We also use this technique to create links to special sales pages and landing pages. We want to use the menu link to set up the page, but we don't want the links to be easily visible. This technique is the perfect solution.
Check out the new version of Novitas, a beautiful Joomla template that's designed for magazines and newspaper sites.
This update brings a major design refresh. If you're building websites focused on content, Novitas can fit that purpose very well.
We've also added support for one of our popular extensions, Shackslides. If you buy Novitas, then you'll also get free access to Shackslides.
Very recently, the Joomla team confirmed that custom fields will be part of an upcoming Joomla release.
This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3, and will transform the way that many Joomla sites are built.
We're already investigating fields to see how they can be integrated with our Joomla templates and extensions.
If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all the new fields types.
In April 2016, the OSTraining team took over Joomlashack. This site was still running, but it needed an injection of fresh energy after 11 years.
So, we planned a 2016 roadmap to bring new life back to Joomlashack.
I'm delighted to say that almost all the items on the 2016 roadmap have now been completed:
Today we're delighted to officially launch OSCampus.
OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.
OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and its architecture is the basis forJoomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!
OSCampus allows you to publish online classes. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs. Your lessons can be YouTube or Vimeo Videos, Slideshare or Google presentations, simple text or complex code.
Check out the new version of ABC, a colorful Joomla template that's designed for education sites.
This update to ABC features a major design refresh. If you want to create sites for a school or online course, then ABC is an excellent template choice. ABC has excellent support for OSCampus, the new Joomla LMS.
We've also added support for one of our popular commercial extensions included for free: Easy Social Icons. If you buy ABC, then you'll also get access to Easy Social Icons.
Additionally, ABC is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.
OSDonate is the best PayPal donation extension for Joomla.
Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSDonate Pro!
OSDonate Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your donation form.
Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSDonate.