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How to Opt-Out of Disqus Reveal

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We use Disqus to power the comments on several sites.

This week, Disqus sent a friendly email:

"Congratulations! After careful review, we’ve approved your site OSTaining for Reveal—Disqus’ monetization solution for publishers."

Congratulations? I didn't even know what Reveal was until that moment.

Then a few days later, on Friday, another email arrived to say that Reveal would be...

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VirtueMart Releases VM3.0.14 and Announces a New Collaboration with 2Checkout to Provide Seamless In

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We are excited to announce the release of two different versions. The 3.0.14 is the direct succesor and is without VirtueMart Frame VMF. The new 3.1.0 is with new VirtueMart Frame VMF. Both versions include the addition of several notable new features.

VirtueMart is pleased to announce a new partnership with global payments provider, 2Checkout. 2Checkout enables merchants from nearly anywhere...

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Is Robots.txt Blocking the Right Files on My Site?

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By default, all the URLs on your site can be crawled by Google. However, if we don't want Google to index some specific pages, you can use a robots.txt file.

In your Robots.txt file, you can request that Google not index certain pages by using this "disallow" rule:

{codecitation}Disallow: /dont-scan-this-url/{/codecitation}

In this post, I'll show you how to use Google Search Console to check...

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The Women’s Special!

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The women in our lives have a huge impact on us and the world . Playing a variety of roles and inspiring us with their multitasking skills and a lot to learn.

Today, we take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful ladies for being awesome and doing everything that you do!

Special Women's Only Discount  25%

Tweet with #jwomenrock mentioning @techjoomla and we’ll send you your discount...

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How to Fix the Database Connection Error in Joomla

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Do you have a blank page on your Joomla site showing this message?

Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: Could not connect to MySQL.

This means that Joomla can't connect to your database. Because your site's data is stored there, it is highly important to fix the connection to get your site back.

Continue reading this post to know how to fix the database connection...

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Live chat support closed

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Dear users

We have decided to close the live chat support option for professional supporters. This feature was not sustainable with our workload and led to people leaving questions there that were not answered in a timely manner. From now on please address all support questions via the forums in the appropriate board. 

Thanks for your understanding.

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Supercharge Your Joomla Page Views With Pagination

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One technique that websites use to increase the number of page views is to split up their articles into multiple pages. By splitting up their articles into multiple pages, they increase the amount of advertising they can sell.

Have you ever seen one of those top 10 lists where each item is on a different page?

One OSTraining member wanted to do the same thing with Joomla.

I'm going to show...

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Discover Which Sites Are Copying your Content

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Copyscape is a great tool to know if other websites copied your content.

For SEO purposes, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on whether your content is being ripped off.

In this short post, I'll share with you how to use Copyscape to look for duplicated content on other sites. 

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Use OSDownloads for Autoresponders in Joomla

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If you use Joomla for marketing automation, we have a new OSDownloads feature that you'll love.

OSDownloads now integrates with MailChimp Groups. This means you can send targeted emails to people who download a particular file.

For example, if someone downloads OSDownloads, we can send them a series of follow-up emails about that extension.

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JCM: Looking Into The Future

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The Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) is starting to undergo some changes. Since its re-launch in 2010, JCM has been helping to tell the story of how far the Joomla Community has come.
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