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Book Review: Programming Joomla! Plugins by Jisse Reitsma

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Programming Joomla! Plugins by Jisse Reitsma is a very precisely named book.

Jisse takes 350 pages to cover every aspect of coding Joomla plugins.

Plugins are often forgotten about by Joomla users, relegated in importance behind templates, components and modules.

Jisse dedicates a whole book to restoring plugins to their proper place - central to Joomla's power and flexibility.

If anyone is...

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Create a Slideshow with Joomla and FlexSlider 2

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Flexslider 2 is a jQuery plugin by WooThemes and it makes it very easy to create slideshows.

The Newsflash module is part of the Joomla core and it can automatically display a list of articles, together with images from your body text.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to combine FlexSlider 2 and Newsflash in order to create a beautiful slideshow that updates automatically.

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Clear Joomla's Cache with One Click

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We've written about Joomla's cache and how to clear it before.

However, clearing Joomla's cache takes time because it's not easily accessible inside the Joomla admin.

This tutorial will show you an even quicker way to clear your cache using an extension called Cache Cleaner. Let's get started.

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Find The File for Any Joomla Template Override

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Template overrides are wonderful because they are allow you to safely redesign almost any part of your Joomla site.

Here at OSTraining, we teach people how to create template overrides in Joomla.

However, for beginners, it can be difficult to find the right file. If you're looking at the front of your site, how do you know which file is controlling the layout?

This tutorial will show you an...

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4 Useful Tips for Fabrik in Joomla

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Fabrik is a Joomla extension that allows to create many types of applications. From simple forms to complex applications with extended database integration, the possibilities are huge.

Our members really like Fabrik, but at the same time they have been stuck regularly because the amount of features and settings are almost endless.

In this post, I'll share 4 helpful tips for when you're using...

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Day 1 Review of PayCart, Joomla E-Commerce

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PayCart is a new Joomla 3 e-commerce extension from the team at ReadyBytes.

Good shopping carts are always hard to find. In Joomla, we currently recommend HikaShop, but that comes with hundreds of different options.

So, we were excited to test PayCart which presents itself as a very simple, easy-to-use shipping cart. Here's our review of PayCart.

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The Joomla Reorganization in Plain English

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Last week, the Joomla project voted in favor of a major reorganization.

Several people have asked us about this change, but we could never find a simple, plain-English explanation of what was happening.

So, for those of you have been too busy to follow along, here's what's changing with the Joomla project.

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What to Expect in Joomla 3.5 and 3.6

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Joomla 3.4 was released at the end of February and the roadmap is starting to take shape for Joomla 3.5.

There's no estimated release date yet, but there are some exciting plans.

Here's an overview of what you might see in Joomla 3.5.

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Multi-Lingual Joomla Sitemaps with OSMap

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  • Do you have a multi-lingual Joomla website?
  • Do you want to improve your site's SEO?

If both answers are yes, you're in the right place.

In this tutorial we will show you how to create sitemaps for a multi-lingual site using OSMap.

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Change Google's Page Titles and Descriptions in Joomla

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What many starting site builders don't realize is that it's possible to change the information that Google displays about pages.

That means that you can optimize it for the people that are searching for your site.

We do that at Alledia, OSTraining, and other other sites using OSMeta. This tutorial will show you how to do it as well. Let's get started.

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