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Tuesday, 31 July 2007

Recently, we've begun (somewhat silently) adding QuickLaunch Template Installers to our products for public download. As of now, we have completed the installers for Vintage and Lightfast. This is a pretty cool idea which began with the Shack Packs, but these allow you to install the latest version of Joomla! and set up your demo content in just a few clicks. This will hopefully alleviate the common "Why doesn't my template look like the demo" confusion. If you own a Joomlashack template and want to make use of the QuickLaunch Installer, it won't be long before we have them all updated and ready. Hope you enjoy.

 

Written by Paola Gómez
Friday, 27 July 2007

If you're one of the many people using Joomla! for small and medium sized websites, Vintage was designed with you in mind Check out some of Vintage's great features:

Joomlashack Vintage Template

  • Pure CSS/Tableless Design
  • CSS Suckerfish drop-down menu system
  • 15 fully collapsible module positions
  • Supports all major browsers and OS
  • Lightweight and fast-loading design
  • Four gorgeous color choices

Vintage is a great match for a coffee shop, cafe, wine shop, antique shop, bookstore, record store, a writer's community, or maybe even a personal blog. At first glance, Vintage looks a little basic, but this 15 module position, pure CSS template is deceptively simple.

Joomlashack Vintage-  just $39.95!

 

 

Thursday, 26 July 2007

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.

Sometimes, a new Joomla! user may ask the question, "Why doesn't my template look like the demo?"

Each Joomlashack demo should contain  important pieces of information such as module map, module class suffixes, and the differences of template and content. If you have a problem trying to achieve a desired effect, we suggest looking through the actual demo for the necessary documentation. Our documentation is on the live demo of the template you purchased. This makes documentation much more up to date.

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

The next generation of open source content management, Joomla 1.5 is now available as a Release Candidate. This takes it one step closer to being a stable release.

Written by Paola Gómez
Monday, 09 July 2007

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.

Thanks for purchasing a Joomlashack Pro Template. Now, how do you install it?

(**you must have Joomla! installed to use a Joomlashack template)

 

Written by TJ Baker
Wednesday, 04 July 2007

 
Celebrate your independence and freedom of speech with Joomla's best blogging components!

Here in the U.S. where Joomlashack is based, today is the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate our nation's independence. While many remember the American Revolution as a war, the real struggle was one of ideas and words, not bullets and bayonets.

Written by TJ Baker
Saturday, 30 June 2007

Back in May we sponsored our first-ever Joomla User Survey and received an incredible reponse. Whether it was the opportunity to participate in a study of Joomla users or the chance to win our awesome prizes (or to get 30% off any Joomlashack order), we'll never know.

We do know that more than 3,500 unique respondents answered the survey and were entered to win. If you haven't checked out the results from the survey yet, you might find them very interesting. How do you compare to other Joomla users? Find out.

So, now that Joomlashack has finally finished the migration of our entire site over to several new systems, with a whole graphic redesign of our own site thrown in for good measure, we can take a deep breath and finally draw the winners of our survey. Drumroll please!

Written by TJ Baker
Friday, 29 June 2007

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.

The goal here is to get a full-width page with no left or right modules showing.

First, you will need to create a menu item linking to the page to be displayed. This can be anything you want such as a gallery, wrapper, forum etc.

Next, go to the Module Manager (Modules > Site Modules).
The filter drop down is your best friend within the Module Manager. To the right you will see a "select position" drop down list.
Select the LEFT position.

A list of all modules available in the LEFT position are now displayed. Obviously the only ones of importance are the ones that are published. Starting at the top, click on a (published) module title link.

When the page loads you will see several parameters. Look to the ones at the right of the page labeled "Pages/Items". These are the menu items (or pages) which the module is to be present in its respected position, in this case LEFT. Use your control or  cmd (mac) or cntrl (pc) key to select or deselect multiple items. You can also use the shift key to select multiple items in a row. The menu item you created to be full width should NOT be selected because you don't want this or any other module in the left column.

Make your way down the list in your Module Manager through all the LEFT positioned modules with the above method and do the same for the RIGHT position.

Written by TJ Baker
Friday, 29 June 2007

Who is using Joomla? Does our survey tell us?

In April and May of 2007, Joomlashack conducted the first ever major survey of Joomla Users. Over 3,600 people filled out 31 questions ranging from how many Joomla sites they managed to what Joomla tasks they do most often.

The Joomla survey results confirmed many things about this powerful open source CMS, and also had a few surprises. Here are the results with some Joomlashack editorial observations!

Written by Paola Gómez
Saturday, 23 June 2007

SlideShowPro for Joomla!

EasySSP is a live preview builder for SlideShowPro.

A module to integrate your settings into Joomla! is freely available for Joomla! 1.0 & Joomla! 1.5 native versions.

This module replaces the previously released SlideShowPro Joomla! module. If you are using the previous module release, it is recommended to update. EasySSP requires SlideShowPro version 1.8.8 or higher.

 

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