How to Link to PDFs and Other Files in Joomla

One of the things that many people use their websites for is sharing documents. Many organizations produce a large number of documents and need to make them available on their site.

In this tutorial, we'll show you two ways to share PDF documents in Joomla.

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How to Integrate OSDownloads with Dropbox

How to Set OSDownloads for a Dropbox Files Repository

A few of our customers asked how to set OSDownloads for a remote files repository with Dropbox.

Dropbox offers fairly generous disk space. Letting your site users download files hosted with Dropbox will also save you bandwidth. 

In this tutorial, you will learn how to configure OSDownloads Free to offer a file hosted with Dropbox for downloads.

For the purpose of this lesson, downloads will be available only to your site registered and logged in members.

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CSS Grid #13: The auto-fill and auto-fit Keywords in CSS Grid

The auto-fill and auto-fit Keywords in CSS Grid

Welcome to the 13th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

As you already learned, it is possible to create repeating track patterns with help of the repeat notation.

However, using this method gives you a fixed number of tracks, independently of the content inside each one of them.

The auto-fill and auto-fit keywords will allow you to place as many tracks of the specified size as possible, depending on the size of the viewport. This tutorial will explain the usage of these keywords.

Let’s start!

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Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

The Joomla team have been working hard on version 4. 

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing about all the new features in Joomla 4, including the new admin template, media library and installer.

I'm going introduce you to another new Joomla 4 feature: Workflows. This new extension allows you to approve content before it's published.

Keep in mind that Joomla 4 is only at the Alpha stage. A lot of work remains to be done before Joomla 4 is ready for production use. However, this Content Workflow feature is really great!

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CSS Grid #12: The minmax() Function

Welcome to the 12th tutorial in our series on the CSS Grid.

We are presenting this series to help Joomla developers learn about CSS Grid. The introduction of CSS Grid will be one of the major changes in upcoming Joomla 4.

Accordng to the CSS Grid Specification, minmax()

Defines a size range greater than or equal to min and less than or equal to max.

In other words, the minmax() function provides a method to specify the minimum and maximum sizes of a grid track. Thus, the minimax() takes two values as parameters.

This tutorial will explain the use of this CSS function.

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Shack Forms Now Has Extra Privacy Options

Shack Forms Pro Now Has GDPR Control Options

Shack Forms is one of the two or three most popular Joomla forms extensions. But we're always trying to make Shack Forms better.

Several customers asked us to allow more control over the user data collected by Shack Forms so they can comply with Europe's new GDPR laws (click here to read about Joomla and the GDPR).

Starting from Shack Forms 4.0.10, you will now see extra privacy features. 

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Fixing the Joomla White Screen of Death

Joomla White Screen of Death

Sometimes you may change some code on your site or even install an extension, and then you refresh your website and all you see is a blank white screen.

In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to recover from the White Screen of Death (WSOD).

We'll show you how to find the error that's causing your WSOD, and we'll show you how to fix it.

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Introducing the Marker Images in Shack Locations

5 Types of Markers in Shack Locations

Shack Locations is the best way to create map-based directory in Joomla.

In this guide, I'm going to explain how you can customize the markers used on your Shack Locations maps.

Your can use the same marker image for every location, or can also be customized individually

In this blog post, I will show you the four types of markers in Shack Locations. This will help you make informed decisions and avoid mistakes as you work with them.

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Getting to Hello World With Your First Joomla Plugin

Are you ready to learn how to build Joomla plugins?

These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine. Plugins are responsible for a huge variety of tasks on your site from logins, to search, to article features and 1,001 other things.

Inside Joomlashack University, you'll find detailed classes on every aspect of Joomla development. In these 3 videos, we'll show you how to set up your Joomla plugin environment and create a "Hello World" plugin. 

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25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

25+ Best Joomla Extensions in 2018

Joomla extensions can significantly improve your Joomla website. They can enhance your Joomla site front end and improve the experience of your site visitors.

They can enhance your Joomla administrator panel and help you administer your site more efficiently. It's hard to imagine a website without Joomla extensions.

In this blog post, you will find our list of 25+ best Joomla extensions in 2018. These are extensions that we would recommend for almost any Joomla site and which we use ourselves.

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