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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Beginners Guide to Marketing Lead Nurturing Emails [Video]

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Lead nurturing emails are the best way to automatically direct your marketing leads through your customer funnel.

Learn in this blog post:

  • Content best practices for a lead nurturing email.
  • Design tips for increasing email open rates and lead engagement.
  • Considerations for email scheduling.
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How to Create Marketing Calls to Action In Joomla

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Create a call-to-action to catch the interest of your site visitors and direct them to a jInbound landing page. There they will express interest in your offer and enter the lead funnel.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • Best design practices for calls-to-action.
  • When and where to use calls-to-action on your website.
  • How not to create calls-to-action.
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The Complete Guide to Google Analytics in Joomla

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Learn to analyze web traffic to your Joomla site. The more you know about its visitors, the better site you will build.

The best way to analyze traffic to your site is the popular Google Analytics.

In this post, you will learn some benefits of using Google Analytics and what you can do with it for your Joomla site.

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