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Create a Flip Effect with jQuery to Show Images and Text

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Have you seen websites where photos of the staff members flip over? You hover your mouse over the picture of the staff member and the image flips over to reveal the staff member's name.

Sounds difficult? Thanks to the jQuery Flip plugin and a bit of CSS, this effect is easy to achieve.

To create a flip animation with HTML, you need to create two containers: the front (visible) and the back...

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New Class: Joomla 3 Multilingual Sites

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The week's new class is Joomla 3 Multilingual Sites. This class teaches you how to build Joomla sites where visitors can easily switch back-and-forth between different languages.

Joomla 3 really is a powerful tool for multilingual sites. Once you understand the power of "associations", you can create sites in multiple languages that are still easy to manage.

In this class, we'll show you how...

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How to Embed SoundCloud Audio Files in Joomla

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If you use Joomla, then you may have encountered problems with embeds.

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to use OSEmbed to include SoundCloud audio files in Joomla content.

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Install a Joomla Template Manually with Discover

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It is very common that large Joomla templates with many features are over 2 MB in size. This can make these templates hard to install in the standard way.

Luckily, Joomla provides an alternative for those cases - the "Discover" feature.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to install a large template by uploading it through cPanel and installing with Joomla Discover.

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Create a Database with cPanel and phpMyAdmin

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Creating a database is one of the common tasks before building a new site with WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.

Luckily, phpMyAdmin and cPanel make this process easier than ever.

In this post, I'm going to show you how to create a new database and link to a database user. Let's start...

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How to Embed Slideshare Presentations in Joomla

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If you use Joomla, then you've had problems with embeds.

Before the launch of the OSEmbed extension, it was difficult to reliably embed any outside sources into your Joomla articles.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how easy it is to embed Slideshare presentations into Joomla.

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Don't Use Pixel-Width Values in HTML Tables!

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Yes, it is still acceptable to use tables in your website. Just remember to use tables for their intended purpose (showing data in rows and columns) rather than for layouts.

However, be careful when designing tables, especially when your width property uses px. Why? It can break the responsive design of your site, especially on mobile devices.

In this post, I'll show you how to fix this...

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Build Your Own Image Scraper with PHP

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There are various ways to scrape information from other websites, including JSON and RSS. However, it's also possible to build a scraper using PHP.

With regular expressions you can extract portions of content such as images, text and metadata.

Why would you do this? In one example, I built a WordPress site that automatically generates new posts every day by crawling the content of my Facebook...

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The Easiest Way to Switch Editor in Joomla

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When I'm using Joomla, I often need to change my editor settings.

Sometimes I'm working with HTML or CSS code, so I choose "No editor" from my account settings. Other times, I use JCE for writing blog posts.

This process is slow because it requires me to close the article I'm editing, go to my account settings to choose a different editor, and finally go back to edit my article.

In this...

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Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

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ZOO and K2 are popular Content Construction Kits for Joomla. Both extensions have ready to use features such as social sharing, comments, custom fields management and more. 

OSYouTube by Alledia makes simple to embed YouTube videos in Joomla.

In this post, I'll show you how to easily embed YouTube videos in ZOO and K2 items.

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