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Nominations extended to December 8th!

Has there ever been a time when non-profits needed our support more?

 The world's many problems- dirty water, hungry children, oppressed people, forgotten animals- are often only solved by the dedicated volunteers and staff of our non-profits and NGOs. In a time of darkness, these organizations make the world brighter.

Announcing our 3rd Annual Charity Contest- where our community nominates and chooses a deserving charity to win a 1,000 USD cash donation.


Discuss the charity contest in our forum!

Still thinking about CMS Expo Denver? Here's the best offer yet!

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Joomlashack friends and customers get $50 off your registration- just $499!

Register 3 or more and get $100 off your registration fees- $449 per person!

Learn more about CMS Expo Denver and register today!

 

 

Looking for a Professional Grade Free Joomla! 1.5 Template? 

Our latest free Joomla! template features 800/1024/Fluid layout options, custom column widths, and is loaded with beautiful typography and other convenient options.

 If you like how Optimus performs, you can easily upgrade this great template with the pro expansion pack - includes suckerfish menus, graphic source files, and 5 color packs!

Check out Optimus!

Get the free version of optimus!

The Optimus template comes in a free and pro version. If you'd like to check out the free Joomla template - Optimus, fill out the form below and we'll send you the template and some useful information about how to use it, and a bunch of great discount coupons for our products and other Joomla extensions.


Written by TJ Baker

UPDATED 10/23: Special deal for Joomlashack friends! $50 off the registration price through November 1st!

 

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The JoomlaExpo in Chicago last May was so fun, our friends at the Content Management System Association (CMSA) decided to do it again this December in lovely mile high Denver! 

Announcing CMS Winter Expo!

You're invited to the 2008 Winter CMS Expo, to be held at Denver's historic Brown Palace Hotel on December 4th and 5th.  Joomla! will be the spotlight CMS, with Joomlashack's own Barrie North and Tom Elliott presenting

Written by TJ Baker

Lightfast Redesign

We're excited about one of our more popular template designs, Lightfast which has just undergone a huge update.

We've added 2 more gorgeous themes as well as completely overhauled the CSS structure, making it easier to customize than ever.

 Lightfast is one of the only true source ordered templates for Joomla! This means, if you use this template we guarantee better SEO.

 

Lightfast is perhaps our most unique template available. We're confident you won't find another Joomla! template like it in terms of SEO, usability, and accessibility.


Update Highlights:

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Are you keeping up with Joomla 1.5 updates?

The Joomla Project is moving along and fixing security and other problems monthly now, and it's important to keep on top of these regular updates.

Need a template for your Joomla 1.5 site?

From their news release, see what's changed in this most recent version:

Written by Paola Gómez

HURRY TO VOTE BEFORE MONDAY, OCTOBER 20th!

PacktIt's time for the third annual Open Source Content Management System Awards.

Last year, over 18,000 voters and a panel of judges named Joomla the best PHP open source CMS. Joomla lost to Drupal for best overall open source CMS. But that was before the release of Joomla 1.5.

Voting has begun for the 2008Open Source CMS Awards. Joomla has again been nominated in two categories:

Overall Open Source CMS Award

Best PHP Open Source CMS

To vote for Joomla in either of these categories, click on the links above and then click on the links for Joomla. The "vote now" button is at the bottom of the description.

At stake are bragging rights and $7,000 in prize money for the Joomla Project. So go vote!

 

Want to learn more about how to build professional websites with Joomla? Then check out Joomlashack University, the #1 Joomla online training program in the world.

One of the most asked questions we get in our support ticket system, is why a particular template is 'messed up, broken, not right, etc etc' upon first installation.

The following is taken from a tutorial on how to set up the Onyx template with Joomla 3.5, however, there are some concepts that might help a user of any Joomlashack template understand why a template does not look like the demo right out of the box.

This information is not designed to help you set up any particular template besides Onyx (for that please see the template documentation in the demo of the template you are seeking help with) but it is important as a user of Joomla to grasp some concepts that will make life a little easier as you learn how to use this sometimes confusing system.

Default Template installed

New installation of Joomla 3.5 - Default Template

So you've installed Joomla successfully, and now you want to us a profession template. First you need to install your template. For help with installing that template, see the tutorial 'How do I install a Joomlashack Pro Template'

Joomlashack Template installed

You've successfuly installed your template and set it as the 'default', and gone to view your wonderful new template and WHOA! It looks like something went terribly wrong!
it's not all that bad - you just need to do some simple template setup now. Keep reading and it will all look good in a time.

First Things First - know your available module positions!

Before you can put things where they belong (or where you want them), or move things from where they don't belong, you need to know what module positions are available with your particular template. Each template demo contains a 'Module Map'. The module map will outline your available module positions. This is the Module Map for Onyx, to view the module map for your particular template, see the Demo.

Where is my menu?

Let's have a closer look at the top of the template where everything seems to be all messed up. Notice the module positions. Now, have a look at the next screenshot that shows the default template in use with the same default content.

position-1 for default template

You'll notice in the default template, that content is published nicely to the 'position-1' positon. When you change the default template to the Onyx template (in this example), that content is still going to get published to the 'menu' postion, only, now we don't want that (at least, if you don't want your site to look bad you don't want that).

For now, we're just going to get rid of that unwanted content from the top of the template.

Know your available module styles.

Onyx Modules Class Suffix

Just as you need to know what module positions are avaialbe if you want to put things where you want them - you also need to know the styles that are available for your particular template. And just as each demo contains a Module Map guess what?. they also contain info on what styles are at your disposal!

The above image shows the 'Module Class Suffixes' and corresponding formatting for the Onyx template (for your template's available suffixes, see the Demo).

Add the suffix.

The module itself will gain styles based on the Module Class Suffix, which is added in the module's parameters as seen in the screenshot below:

module class suffix

Remember, if you need help further assistance after viewing this information and the documentation for your template, please Submit a Ticket (only available for purchased templates and Template Club customers).

Thanks for using Joomlashack's template, and Have Fun!

Written by TJ Baker

From the Joomla.org website:

The Joomla! community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla! 1.5.6 [Vusani]. This is a quick turnaround security release to address a high level security issue and it is recommended all users upgrade immediately.

A flaw in the reset token validation mechanism allows for non-validating tokens to be forged. This will allow an unauthenticated, unauthorized user to reset the password of the first enabled user (lowest id). Typically, this is an administrator user. Note, that changing the first users username may lessen the impact of this exploit (since the person who changed the password does not know the login associated with the new password). However, the only way to completely rectify the issue is to upgrade to 1.5.6 (or patch the /components/com_user/models/reset.php file).

For more information about this exploit, click here to visit the Joomla Security Blog.

 

Written by TJ Baker

Earthblog

The "Earthblog" Joomla! template is a great template for technical sites, blogs, communities, churches, portals, and so many more.

This template has a variety of time saving extras such as matching JCalPro themes and a super-lightweight mootools slider module to attract readers to your featured content!

When you purchase the Earthblog template package, you'll get all the preset styles shown in this demo as well as the Fireworks graphic source files used to create this template. To make things even easier for you, we've separated the entire CSS structure from presentation in a separate commented file that can easily be modified.

EarthBlog is a Joomla 1.5 native template only. Check it out today!

Written by TJ Baker