Upload Your Site Backups to Google Drive Automatically with Akeeba Backup

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One of our customers asked how to upload backups of their site to Google Drive. They were creating backups with the popular Akeeba Backup extension.

In this blog post, you will learn how to set it to automatically upload your Joomla site backups to Google Drive.

Just click to start your backup and the component will do the rest.

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Why the www. Domain Mismatch Causes Joomla Errors

Joomla Errors and the www. Domain Mismatch

Many website builders experience problems with their site for a surprising reason: the www version of your site and the non-www version are the not the same address.

This is not a Joomla-specific issue, but it can cause problems with Joomla sites.

This issue can manifest itself as login failures, WYSIWYG editors failing to load or failing to save content, javascript execution halted with error messages.

In this blog post, you will learn what causes the www domain mismatch and what to do to avoid it.

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How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

How to Troubleshoot Joomla SEF URLs

In "The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs," you learned how to make your Joomla URLs easy-to-remember and easy-to-use.

This will help your site in the eyes of both human visitors and search engines.

In this blog post, we are going to give you some troubleshooting tips, in case you would like to set up the search engines friendly URLs exactly how you want.

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Introducing the Joomlashack Redesign

introducing the joomlashack redesign

We are happy to announce that we launched a new Joomlashack design this week.

In Joomlashack we strive to keep things simple. So we aimed at making the new design as minimalistic as we possibly could.

In this blog post, you will learn what the new design is, and what changes you'll see as a Joomlashack user. We'll also explain how we executed the redesign with only five minutes of downtime.

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How to Embed Google Maps in Joomla

How to Embed Google Maps in Joomla

Google Maps are some of the trickiest things to embed in any Joomla website. Or, at least they used to be. That's no longer the case, thanks to the OSEmbed extension.

Using OSEmbed, You can embed Google Maps into your Joomla site with just a URL. This feature is so cool that it's not even available in WordPress, which is famous for easy embeds.

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How to Make Your Joomla Content Look More Interesting and Exciting

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If you followed "The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content" tutorial, you learned and practiced the easiest and fastest way to add content to your Joomla site. You ended that tutorial by creating about a dozen articles on your site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make those articles look more interesting and more exciting. Specifically, you will work on formatting the text, adding images and links, and choosing the best options for your articles.

At the end of this tutorial, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Format the text of your Joomla articles.
  • Add images to your content.
  • Add links to different articles and to other sites.
  • Choose the best publishing, article, and metadata options for your articles.

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Fabrik and Custom Joomla User Registration Forms

Create Joomla custom registration forms with Fabrik

Fabrik is a wonderfully powerful and flexible Joomla extension. In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to use Fabrik to create a contact form.

In this post, you are going to use Fabrik to create your own Joomla user registration form.

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Installing a New Multilingual Joomla Site

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In this tutorial, we show you how to install a brand new multilingual Joomla site. If you already have a unilingual Joomla site and want to add another language, skip this post.

In this blog post, you will learn:

  • The best place to install Joomla
  • The best way to install a multilingual Joomla site

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How to Add Font Awesome or Bootstrap Icons to Your Joomla Menu

Adding Font Awesome or Bootstrap Icons to Your Joomla Menu

Icons can make your Joomla site look much more professional and appealing. You have now tons of cool icons in Font Awesome and Bootstrap libraries to choose from. 

Your site main menu is one of the first places your visitors will pay their attention to. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a Font Awesome or Bootstrap icon to your Joomla main menu. Even if you don't know any code.

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3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In our "Introduction to Joomla Multilingual Sites" you learned what multilingual sites look like, what companies or celebrities use them and their advantages and disadvantages. 

In this blog post, you are going to review different approaches to building multilingual sites. There are many different ways to build a multilingual Joomla site, but these are three of the most common:

  • Approach #1: Use Joomla's core features
  • Approach #2: Use different websites for each language
  • Approach #3: Replace Joomla's core features with a third party extension

The choice is not always straightforward. So in this post, you'll take a close look at all three approaches. You then will learn which of the three we recommend.

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