- Do you need a sitemap to successfully optimize your Joomla site for Google?
- Do you want your sitemap to be reliable, free and supported by an expert team?
If you answered yes to either question, then you're in the right place: today we released OSMap.
OSMap is the new, free and powerful way to build sitemaps for Joomla.
[UPDATE] OSMap is now ready. Click here to download OSMap.
Over a month ago, we wrote a post called "The Future of XMap", wondering whether the extension could be revived.
Very little has changed since that post and we've come to the conclusion that we should continue development of the extension under a different name.
For people using Joomla, it's absolutely essential that there be a reliable and free sitemap extension. A sitemap is absolutely critical if you want to successfully optimize your site for Google.
So today we're announcing OSMap, which we'll release in the next couple of weeks.
Keenly - A New Intense and Distinctive Template
Keenly was crafted to be a multipurpose template with a distinctive and timeless look. Fully responsive, you don't have to worry what platform it will be viewed in - tablet, smartphone, notebook or desktop. Keenly will communicate your ideas cleanly and beautifully.
6 Color Options & 16 module positions
Keenly comes with 6 color themes in intense and high vivid tones. The versatility Keenly will give to any web developer will let them choose between 16 different module positions that easy lets your website with a trendy new look.
Easy Setup: a Quicklauncher with ALL the Demo Content
With Joomlashack's Quicklauncher, you can download and install Keenly as a Joomla installation with the template and content pre-configured as it looks and works on our demo*.
* Note: The quicklauncher was not designed to aid with updating existing sites. It is only suitable for new installations.
The Shackslides you and over 10,000 others grew to love is back with great new features and responsiveness. Its traditional ease of use and lightness returns. Check our our demo here.
Still priced at just $18, Shackslides will enhance your site and its images with essential cool new features:
- Amazing CSS3 Effects
- Flexible layout
- Compatible with mobile devices
- Responsive Ready
- Touch Ready
- Incoming text effects
- Awesome navigation styles
You can easily customize the way it appears. The amount of effects, combined with the flexibility of color and opacity you can use, and the customization of navigation objects as well, will let you do almost anything in your slideshow. All of this features will help you create a more visual impact of your site.
It works on Joomla 2.5, 3.X and supports K2, and Joomla content (so long as these extensions work in the Joomla version).
We have just released OSDownloads 1.3 with several great new features.
The most important new feature in OSDownloads Pro is email validation. Now you can email download links to users. This makes sure that they enter a valid email address.
If someone does enter valid email address, you can automatically add them to your MailChimp list.
On the other hand, if they enter a fake email address or don't click the link, they won't be added to MailChimp.
You can also disable this feature for logged-in users (because they have probably already confirmed their email address).
The best YouTube video embedder just received two new features that will give you more control and flexibility. We have improved the autoplay capabilities and added a smart autolinker
YouTube already supports autoplay and it is great, but we've found a way to add further improvements so you can control how and when a video will autoplay.
We've also resolved a limitation with links to YouTube. Previous versions of OSYouTube would automatically convert all YouTube URLs into videos, but now you have the option to leave the link as it is.
We're Knights of the Round Table,
We dance when ere we're able,
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impeccable.
We dine well here in Camelot,
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.
--Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Last year at OSTraining.com, we started using an unobtrusive technique on some of our web forms in an attempt to stop the flood of spambots submitting junk on those forms. It worked better than we could have hoped and we've been talking about turning it into a Joomla! plugin ever since.
With apologies to Monty Python we are calling it OSpam-a-not.
There is something unique for me about XMap.
We first used XMap back in 2007 and we're still running XMap on OSTraining.com in 2015.
I can't think of very few other Joomla extensions that have been so useful for so long. We hope we're able to use XMap for a long time to come.
But, XMap development isn't moving forward. The last major release was version 2.3 back in 2012. The last minor update was in the summer of 2013.
We'd love to help move XMap forward.
About a year ago we ran into a serious SEO problem at OSTraining.com.
We had 1000's of articles and menu links. We had too much content and trying to manage the search engine titles and descriptions was becoming an impossible task. I needed to open and edit each article individually.
So, we set out to build OSMeta. Finally, after a year of effort, OSMeta is what I hoped it would be.
It truly is the easiest way to add metadata to Joomla.
We've just released OSMeta 1.2 with a ton of improvements. Here's what's new: