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Convert Old School Emoticons into Emojis with ReReplacer

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Emojis are popular. You can see them everywhere on Facebook, Twitter, and now in Joomla too!

I'm a fan of typing emoticons in the old way. On the web, I usually type the smiley one with :) and (y) to represent a thumbs up.

In this tutorial, I'll share a trick to convert those old school emoticons into the new emojis supported in Joomla 3, using the ReReplacer extension.

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How to Easily Insert Modules into Joomla Articles

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With Joomla 3.5's release, there's now an easy way to add modules to articles. The old way still works, but it's slower and not needed with the new click-and-set feature.

Here's how easy it is...

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Add Custom Javascript to Your Joomla Site

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One OSTraining member wanted to add Javascript to their site, but didn't feel comfortable enough to modify any existing files.

If you want to add custom Javascript to your Joomla site without modifying any existing files, we recommend the "Add Custom JS" plugin.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how to safely load your custom Javascript.

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How to Set up Login and Logout Links in Joomla

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One of our Pro members was browsing around OSTraining and saw that the menu link "Login" was automatically replaced by "Logout" once someone had logged in.

This task has become even easier, thanks to a new feature in Joomla 3.5.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a Login menu item that only appears users that aren't signed in. Once they sign in, they'll get a Logout menu...

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New Video Class: SASS: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets

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We're happy to add a whole new topic to the OSTraining library, today: SASS: Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets.

CSS stylesheets can become hard to manage on large projects. SASS is a CSS extension language that helps solve this problem.

SASS allows you to use features that are not part of CSS. You'll find SASS used in many Drupal themes, WordPress themes and Joomla templates.

In this class,...

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How to Add Icons to Joomla Menu Links

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Many Joomla templates come with icon support for menu items.

However, if your template doesn't support menu icons, we have a solution for you.

Continue reading this post to know how to add Font Awesome icons to your menu items.

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Smile! Joomla Now Supports Emoji

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Last year, WordPress added emoji support to posts and pages.

When that release arrived, I half-jokingly wrote that it was the most important WordPress feature in years. Emoji are hugely popular on mobile devices, amongst younger users, and in Asia.

Now, with the release of Joomla 3.5, you can use emoji in Joomla also!

Emoji are fun, of course, but there are also some serious issues behind...

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Switch Joomla to PHP 7 on Shared Hosting

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We recommend that you run your Joomla 3.5 sites on PHP 7.

PHP 7 is faster, more secure and will be supported for much longer than any other version

However, many shared hosting providers will not upgrade your PHP version automatically. If you run Joomla 3.5 on shared hosting and want to use PHP 7, I'm going to show you how.

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OSMap: Removing Links From a Joomla Sitemap

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OSMap is the best and easiest way to create a sitemap in Joomla.

When you install OSMap, it automatically creates a sitemap for you.

For more advanced users, it's possible to edit your sitemaps to include or exclude certain URLs. You may want to do this for visual purposes (you want a short and clean sitemap) or for SEO purposes (to exclude certain URLs from Google's index).

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Save 30% on WordPress, Joomla and Drupal Themes

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A lot of OSTraining readers are looking for a good theme for their site.

So we've partnered with Template Monster, one of the world’s leading sources of CMS themes.

Having been around for over 13 years, Template Monster offers an extensive collection of WordPress themes, Joomla templates and Drupal themes.

Now you can get a 30% discount on all purchases from Template Monster.

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