How to Show Social Media Icons in Joomla

How to Show Your Social Icons in Joomla

Almost every website builder wants to make it easy for visitors to find them on social media. Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.

If you want a great-looking set of social icons on your site, then try the Easy Social Icons module.lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site.

Easy Social Icons lets you easily add all the popular social networks to your site from Delicious and Digg to YouTube and Yelp.

All you have to do is add the username of the site you want to add and save. Easy Social Icons will automatically generate nice-looking icons with the correct URL to your profile.

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What Can Joomlashack Do Better in 2017?

What Can Joomlashack Do Better in 2017

This year's Joomlashack survey consists of a single question: What can Joomlashack do better in 2017?

You might be thinking,

This seems like a very simple thing to answer

Yes, you're right! There's just a single box and you can write whatever you want.

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How to Create Layout Overrides for Joomla Tags

How to Customize Tags for Joomla Articles

Joomla allows you to customize almost any feature through overrides.

Layout overrides are a type of override that enable you to customize small elements such as the article author or published date.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a layout override for Joomla tags.

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How to Change the Facebook Metadata for Your Joomla Site

Integrate your Joomla Site with your Facebook Page

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...

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Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

Introducing the Joomla! Certification Exams

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:

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5 Reasons You Need to Post Video On Your Joomla Site Right Now

5 Reasons You Need to Post Video On Your Joomla Site Right Now

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):

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How to Stop Bootstrap Loading Multiple Times in Joomla

Tips to Fix Bootstrap Being Loaded Multiple Times in Joomla

Bootstrap is the most popular CSS framework to build and design websites. Developers and designers depend on it on a daily basis.

However, Bootstrap is so popular that some sites end up loading it several times. Imagine this scenario where Bootstrap loads three times:

  • Bootstrap loads from Joomla core
  • Bootstrap loads from a third party component
  • Bootstrap loads from a third party module

In this post, I'll give you some tips to fix the load of several instances of Bootstrap in your Joomla site.

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A New Version of Novitas, a Joomla Template for Beautiful Content

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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, Shack Slides. If you buy Novitas, then you'll also get free access to Shack Slides.

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The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

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:

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Show or Hide in Joomla With Conditional Content

Joomla With Conditional Content

If you have worked in Joomla for any time, you've probably used the excellent extensions by Peter at Regular Labs. Recently, he unveiled a very useful new extension called Conditional Content.

Previously, it was difficult to get full control over the "4 Ws" of how your content displayed ... who, what, where, and when. This required multiple Joomla extensions and often a bit of PHP coding. Conditional Content makes it much easier to show your content only under certain conditions.

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