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Turn on Error Reporting for Joomla Super Users Only

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Joomla's default error reporting is great for debugging a test site. However, Joomla's error reporting is not ideal for live sites because it's visible to everyone, including your users.

Let's fix that with a plugin called Easy Error Reporting.

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What Were You Doing 10 Years Ago When Joomla Arrived?

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Joomla is celebrating it's 10th birthday this month.

When Joomla launched in 2005, it was a different internet. There were no iPhones, no Twitter, no Chrome, no Instagram. Social media,  apps and the mobile web barely existed at all. It was a more innocent time online, before Edward Snowden and the NSA.

Fast forward 10 years and Joomla has changed many of our lives. I asked our team this...

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How to See Module Positions in Joomla 3 Templates

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If you can see an overview of all the module positions on your site, it becomes much easier to edit your modules and layouts.

However, the ability to see an overview of module positions is disabled by default in Joomla.

Here's an easy way to enable a preview of your module positions:

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How to Edit Joomla Modules via the Front-end

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One of the hardest things about updating a Joomla site used to be figuring out which module to edit:

  • What was the name of the module?
  • What position was the module in?

Thanks to a new feature Joomla 3.4, that problem can now be solved very easily. You can edit your modules just by visiting the front-end of your site and clicking on them.

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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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