OSMap 4 is Easier to Use and 1,000% Faster

osmapWe're delighted to release OSMap version 4! This is the biggest change that we've ever made to OSMap. 

OSMap 4 has a vastly improved codebase and several important new features.

OSMap Free and OSMap Pro both have a more stable codebase and a better admin interface. OSMap Pro also now has a powerful caching feature to support medium and large sites.

Here's an overview of the key changes in OSMap 4 ...

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Techie, a Fresh and Corporate Joomla Template

We're continuing to modernize our older templates.
 
Today, we bring you an update for the Techie template.
 
This new version has numerous design improvements, including changes to make the text easier to read. The template also now uses the latest version of the Wright Framework.

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Vintage 4, New Styles for a Classic Joomla Template

Two weeks ago, we launched Clementine a beautiful new template.
 
Today, we bring you an update on the beloved Vintage Template.
 
The original Vintage template was launched in 2007 and became an instant bestseller. We believe that web design clients loved it's classic aesthetic.

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Translate Any Joomla Extension With Neno Translate

Translate Any Joomla Extension With Neno Translate

Whenever you are using a Joomla component for creating new content you are storing data in the database. This could be a new house in a real estate web site, a new event in an event calendar or a new field in a form builder for example.

This content cannot be translated using the core Joomla multilingual functions. To translate this dynamic content from 3rd party Joomla components, you will need to use a translation extension.

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We're Retiring Some Joomlashack Templates

Joomlashack logoEarlier this week, we published our roadmap for Joomlashack.

One of the key points on the roadmap was this:

"We're going to focus. During the last 11 years, Joomlashack has released over 100 templates. That's just too many to keep updated and supported. Over the next few weeks, we're going to retire some older templates, particular those that are only available for Joomla 1.5 or 2.5. All future releases will be for Joomla 3 only."

So, today we're releasing more details around that decision.

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The Shack is Back! Here's Our 2016 Roadmap

The Shack is Back! Here is Our 2016 Roadmap About one month ago, we welcomed Joomlashack into our larger OSTraining team.

Since then we've been hard at work creating a roadmap for Joomlashack. Here are the 7 major items on our roadmap for the next few weeks:

  1. Joomlashack is releasing templates again! This week, we released Clementine. In the next couple of weeks, we'll release a new and responsive version of Vintage. We also have a 100% new design in progress. Stay tuned for major improvements to our selection of Joomla templates.
  2. Joomlashack extensions are getting updates again! All major bugs with Joomlashack extensions will be fixed very shortly.
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Clementine is Our New, Bright and Airy Joomla Template

Meet Clementine, our versatile new template

Clementine is a responsive template with a bright and airy design. Clementine will communicate your ideas cleanly and beautifully.

Clementine comes with 7 color themes in strong and vivid palettes. You can choose between 17 different module positions to give your site a sleek and modern design.

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Make Joomla Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules

Make Plugins Work in Custom HTML Modules in Joomla

By default, Joomla content plugins will always work inside articles. 

However, they may often not work inside Custom HTML modules, even though those modules also have a WYSWIYG editor.

In this short tutorial, we will show you how to enable content plugins within your Custom HTML modules. 

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Updates and Bug-fixes for mid-May 2016

Updates and Bug-fixes for mid-May 2016

In the last few days, we've released new versions of all extensions.

One important change is that we don't support Joomla 2.5 anymore. These latest extension releases won't install in older Joomla versions and won't be seen by Joomla 2.5 users trying to update. Joomla 3 is the minimum requiremed version. If you still need a Joomla 2.5 version of extensions, please contact us.

Also, we've added support for Watchful, which allows you to manage many Joomla sites from one dashboard. Watchfull will soon add Alledia support. If you enter your Alledia Pro License Key into Watchful, you will be able update all Alledia Pro extensions.

In addiiton to those general changes for all extensions, here are some specific changes:

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How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

OSMap: How to Create a Google News Sitemap for Joomla Sites

Google News is an excellent source of traffic for many sites.

To help them find your articles, Google wants you to submit a specially-formatted sitemap which has custom news tags and only lists content added in the last 2 days.

I'm going to show you how to create a sitemap for your Joomla site that Google News will accept.

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