How to Secure Your Joomla Site During Installation

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Keeping your Joomla website from getting hacked isn't hard. However, there are some critical basics that you simply must get right first.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make your website safe during Joomla installation.

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How to Control Joomla's Metadata with OSMeta

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If you want to update your titles or descriptions in Joomla, you normally need to open up each of your articles one-by-one.

The more content items you may want to edit, the more time-consuming this process will be.

A Joomla extension called OSMeta will make this task much easier. I'm going to show you how to quickly update all the titles and descriptions for your Joomla content.

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Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

Your Guide to All the Default Components in Joomla

If you want to add an exciting extra feature to your site, there’s a good chance it’s a component. Do you want to show an advertising banner? That’s a component.

Want a contact form? That’s a component too. How about an events calendar or a discussion forum? Both are components.

Joomla arrives with eleven default components such as advertising banners and contact forms. In this blog post, we show you how they work.

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How to Create a Multilingual Joomla Blog

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During the last few posts on how to translate Joomla, you have seen how to translate articles and menus.

In this tutorial, you're going to take that a step further. You will learn how to translate a whole area of your site.

You're going to make a blog page for both your English and your French visitors.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Metadata

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In "The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases" you learned how Joomla's URLs are actually set up in your Joomla site.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to control what appears in Google search results when people find your site.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Menus

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If you followed "The Easiest Workflow to Add Your Joomla Content" post, you learned how to easily create a dozen articles on your site. You practiced that task and built your site using the CASh workflow.

In this lesson, you'll continue using the same site and learn why the task of creating its menu links must follow the same CASh workflow.

Menu links allow visitors to find pages on your site. Without menus, all your visitors would be stuck on the home page. In Joomla, menu links also have substantial control over how your page is laid out and displayed.

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Beginners Guide to Translating Joomla's Menus

3 Different Approaches to Multilingual Joomla Sites

In the "How to Add More Languages to a Joomla Site", you learned to use the power of Associations.

You mastered how to link articles together to take your Joomla article visitor from one language version to another.

In this tutorial, you will go a step further. You will learn how to offer to your visitor menus in two languages as well. This will enable you to offer them the smoothest and most reliable multilingual experience.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Aliases

Absolute Beginner Guide to Joomla Aliases

In "The Complete Guide to Joomla Search Engine Friendly URLs", you've seen how to turn Joomla's default Search Engines Friendly URLs into URLs that are shorter, easier to remember, and easier to read.

What you are going to learn in this post is how these URLs are actually set up in your Joomla site. You will take a look at how to work with the alias feature that appears in various places in your Joomla site.

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Joomlashack Has Acquired Perfect Web

Joomlashack Has Acquired Perfect Web

Joomlashack creates extensions and templates to make your Joomla sites better.

Over the last 11 years, the Joomlashack team have built popular and powerful extensions including OSMap, OSEmbed, OSMeta and OSCampus.

Joomlashack has also successfully acquired JCal Pro, jInbound and Tabs and Sliders from other developers.

Today we’re delighted to announce another acquisition that allows Joomlashack to move closer to being a one-stop destination for all your Joomla needs.

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Custom Fields

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In the "previous tutorial", you learned how to make your Joomla articles look more exciting and more interesting. But what if your content needs more than a title and text?

This tutorial explains how you can add interesting and useful data to your Joomla articles with custom fields. Joomla provides custom fields which you can use to show dates, numbers, images, URLs and much more.

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

  • Understand the different types of Joomla fields.
  • Display the fields on your Joomla articles.
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