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Add a New Module Position to a Joomla Template

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Do you want a new module position in your Joomla template?

Creating new positions involves editing two files: index.php and templateDetails.xml.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you to create a custom module position for almost any template.

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How to Create Redirections with .htaccess

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.htaccess provides an easy way to replace old or broken links with a new url.

In this tutorial we will show you how this process works for Joomla, WordPress and Drupal.

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Exclude Files and Folders from Akeeba Backup

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Sometimes you might have folders and files that you want to exclude from backups. Examples might be folders that aren't updated often or that contain really large files.

In this video, Ron will show you how to exclude folders and files from AkeebaBackup.

You'll also learn how to exclude database tables. Let's get started...

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Immediate update to Joomla 3.4.5 necessary

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If you haven't updated your Joomla 3 to the last security patch 3.4.5 your site is at big risk due to an SQL injection vulnerability that allows the exploiter to acquire full administrative access to your Joomla website.

The 15th of October, the Joomla Production Leadership (PLT) team was notified of the security issue by the internet security company SpiderLabs. The PLT started to work...

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New Book Launch: MySQL Explained

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Do you use Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Magento or other PHP software?

If you answered "yes", then you use MySQL.

MySQL is the world's most popular database program and if you build websites, you'll benefit from an understanding of MySQL.

Today, we're really happy to launch our first self-published book, MySQL Explained.

MySQL Explained is a clear, step-by-step guide that will enable you to...

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Voyager Sneak Peek

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Now that the new ThemeButler site is up, I've moved on to the next project, which is a new child-theme called Voyager. While it's still a way off, I couldn't resist sharing a preview of the WIP design.
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

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After Sarah Watz’s interview, this week we’re in talks with Henry Nguyen in The Joomla Speak Series, who started as a developer in 2003 and now is the Chief Technical Officer of, one of the most favorite template provider for Joomla!

Henry has been working with PHP and open source project since 2004. Joining JoomlaShine team as CTO since 2008 and focus on building...

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How to Find Any Language Constant in Joomla

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Have you had problems customizing or translating the text on your Joomla site?

This tutorial is for those cases when you can't find the language constant, which are the key for language overrides.

Our previous tutorial explains how you can translate or customize language strings. This tutorial will explain what to do if that tutorial isn't enough.

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Webinar: Become a Hikashop Master

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Here at OSTraining, we're huge fans of Hikashop. We have an in-depth video class on Hikashop and cover it regularly on this blog.
We think Hikashop is the best way to build a Joomla e-commerce store.

We're delighted to be hosting a webinar with Nicolas Claverie, the lead developer of Hikashop. Nicolas is going to show you how to power up your Hikashop site and get it ready for the holiday...

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How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

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In Joomla, Module configurations are stored as Module parameters. Typically you only need to use parameters in the module itself. However, sometimes you might need to access them from other places like your component or a plugin. And this can get especially tricky when you have multiple copies of the module. 

A live case example for this is SocialAds Modules. In this case we need to know in...

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