The team behind Joomlashack wrote the most popular Joomla books.
- Joomla Explained was published in 2011 and focused on Joomla 2.5.
- Joomla 3 Explained was published in 2013 and focused on Joomla 3.
These books sold well over 10,000 copies each. However, we haven't been able to release an update in recent years. Finally, that's going to change.
Why release a Joomla 3 Explained update?
There are several good reasons to release a new version now:
- Joomla 3.7 will bring major changes with fields, multi-lingual changes.
- After 4 years, the book badly needs an update. The book is actually being used in classrooms around the world. I'm embarrassed to even think about what the students must think.
- The Joomla certification project is underway, and there needs to be affordable, high-quality study materials.
This week we released OSYouTube Free and Pro plug-in versions 3.3.3.
OSYouTube 3.3.3 is a maintenance releases, fixing minor issues.
OSYouTube Pro 3.3.3 adds a new feature: muting videos.
We released a new version of Civic, a Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, especially those that rely on video.
Many video displays are hard-to-configure, so we focused on making Civic as simple as possible. Especially for Civic, we added a new "mute" feature in the OSYouTube plugin. This makes it easy to have a beautiful, and silent, video on your homepage.
Additionally, Civic is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about 6 possible new features in Joomla 3.7.
Well, one feature is likely to appear in Joomla 3.7. That feature is improved URLs. Joomla will allow you to remove the numbers from URLs.
[UPDATE] This feature has now been moved to Joomla 3.8
In this post, I'll show you how to test this upcoming feature. This guide is for testing purposes only. Please don’t use this for production sites yet!
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.
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.