This can't be a complete year-in-review post.
The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.
However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.
We released a new version of Tripod, a Joomla template that's perfect for photography and for portfolios.
This update to Tripod includes a major design refresh. The template looks ready for 2017. We also improved Tripod's color schemes to optimize readability.
Additionally, Tripod is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.
One of the most useful content management features in Joomla is the "Start Publishing" option.
Start publishing allows us to decide the date when an existing article will be published automatically in future. This allows you to create time-sensitive content before you need it, and thus, you can publish it while you're still in bed or on vacation.
In this post, I'm going to explain how you can schedule articles to be published in the future.
Template styles are a very powerful feature in Joomla.
Template styles allow you to assign different versions of the same template to specific pages.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to assign two template styles. We'll assign one style to the home page and another style to the rest of the site.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
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):