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Add the New Google ReCaptcha to Joomla Contact Forms

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At the end of 2014, Google reinvented it's ReCaptcha spam prevention system.

The new Google system is known as No Captcha ReCaptcha. This new system is way more user friendly and only requires the user to click in a checkbox. No longer do you have to squint over distorted letter and numbers.

In this tutorial we will show you how to enable this spam prevention solution in your Joomla site.

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The Easiest Way to Create Template Overrides in Joomla 3

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Creating a template override for the first time can be intimidating. This tutorial will show you the easiest way to create a template override in Joomla 3.

And this approach only uses the Joomla administrator. No other software is needed.

Let's get started.

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New Video Class: Joomla 3 Security

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Any website can get hacked. Keeping your Joomla website secure isn't hard, but there are some basics that you simply must ensure get done.

In this class, you'll learn the basics of Joomla security, how to update Joomla! and the extensions you have installed, how to backup your site, and how to keep it safe with Admin Tools. You'll also get some tips on what to do if your website is hacked!

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Query Your Joomla Database with Jumi

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Jumi is a powerful extension that allow you to add custom PHP code in your site.

One way to use Jumi is to create custom PHP scripts that can be easily and safely used inside Joomla.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to build Joomla database queries using the Jumi module.

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Love it or Hate it, Bootstrap is Winning the Web

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Back in August 2013, we wrote a post called, "The Bootstrap Boom is Just Getting Started".

At that time, we estimated that Bootstrap powered between 1.5% and 3% of the web.

2 years later, I decided to check in on Bootstrap. How is popular is the framework now? Did the Bootstrap boom continue, or has it bust?

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New Video Class: Google Search Console

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When it comes to getting your website noticed by the world, your best friend is Google. Many websites rely on Google for far over 50% of their traffic.

In this class, Topher introduces you to a fantastic set of tools called Google Search Console (formerly Google Webmaster Tools).

Whether you run a Drupal, WordPress or Joomla site, Google Search Console helps you understand how Google sees...

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Find Your Joomla Extension Version Number

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We answer this question often: "How can I find the version number of my Joomla extension?" So we decided to create a quick tutorial for it.

Some extensions don't display their version numbers within their user interfaces. This tutorial will show you how to find the version number of any Joomla extension.

Let's get started ...

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How to Reinstall a Joomla Extension

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There's an age-old piece of advice for fixing computer issues: reboot the computer. As with computers, simply reinstalling a Joomla extension can fix many bugs.

For example, today one of our OSTraining members was having an issue uninstalling an extension. Reinstalling the extension first was the key to being able to uninstall it.

This tutorial will show you how to reinstall Joomla extensions.

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Create a Custom Short Link in Joomla

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This week one of our members was planning to hold an event.

They had a long, complicated URL from their events provider and wanted to replace it with a short, simple link.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to replace external URLs with great looking links from your own site.

This technique can not only be used to create short URLs, but you can use it to run an affiliate program. If you put...

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How to Set Up a Joomla Dropdown Menu

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Many people want dropdown menus on their Joomla sites.

However, when you first install Joomla, there's a good chance that it won't have a dropdown menu available out-of-the-box.

To get a dropdown menu you need to make sure your template, menu links and modules are all working correctly.

If you have trouble getting your Joomla dropdown menu to work, follow these four steps ...

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