OSTimer Free 2.8.3 and Pro 2.9.1 Released

OSTimer Free and Pro New Releases

We would like to notify OSTimer users that we just released OSTimer Free v.2.8.3 and OSTimer Pro v.2.9.1. Both are maintenance releases dealing with minor fixes.

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OSCampus 1.1.1 is Now Available

Maintenance Release of  OSCampus 1.1.1

We are happy to announce immediate release of OSCampus v.1.1.1.

This is a useful new release which introduces some enhancements, as well as ensures compatibility with Joomla 3.7.

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How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

If you find yourself manually sharing on Facebook each article that you've created, this tutorial is for you.

It'll show you how to automatically share your Joomla articles to Facebook. You can share to your Facebook page, profile, and/or Group.

Let's get started.

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How to Automatically Tweet New Joomla Articles

How to Auto-Tweet About New Joomla Articles

One of our members was wondering how to automatically tweet when a new article is created. So we created this tutorial for her.

To make this work, we'll install a free extension, and also create an app on the Twitter site.

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How to Simplify the Joomla Registration Form

How to Simplify Default Registration Form in Joomla 3

This week, a Joomlashack University member asked us about simplifying the Joomla signup process.

Yes, in Joomla 3.7 you will be able to add fields. However, this member wanted to remove fields, without touching Joomla core files.

He wanted to remove the Name field and keep just three fields: "Username", "Password" and "Email address".

We will do this with a neat technique thanks to Lodder from JoomJunk.co.uk.

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How to Add a Joomla Module Position Inside Any Component

Joomla Tip: Add New Module Positions Inside a Component

Do you know that you can display modules inside components? This is possible with a single line of PHP code.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to display a module inside any component.

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5 Creative Ways OSEmbed Can Spice Up Your Joomla Posts

Image of media sources you can use in OSEmbed

With so much content bombarding people on a daily basis, it can be difficult to get and keep the attention of your target audience. One proven method for engaging site visitors is to use media. Text is great, but you can say so much more with images (static or animated), audio, and videos.

Here are 5 ways you can use embedded media to keep viewers engaged and coming back for more.

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New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

 
New Class: How to Build Joomla Components

Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.

So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.

This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".

This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins". 

Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.

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Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Best Hosting for Joomla

Joomla is one of the most content friendly content management systems (CMS) in the market today. It is free to use and offers extensive options for building and maintaining a content-rich website. Anyone without programming skills and knowledge of content management systems can successfully run a feature-rich website.

Joomla follows the best industry practices for content management systems. Hence, it is an ideal platform for all sorts of websites, web apps, and especially e-commerce stores. Getting started with Joomla is fast and easy, provided you have the right platform to power the Joomla installation. Once you have installed Joomla on a reliable platform, you have access to a host of tools for building your ideal website.

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Joomlashack Clubs Now Have More Affordable Options

New Joomlashack Clubs are a Greater Value

For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.

For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.

Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.

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