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How to Share Your Joomla System Information With Support

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Joomla 3.5 implemented the ability to export your System Information settings.

This short tutorial will highlight why and how to share your system information with support.

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Drag-and-Drop Images in Joomla with TinyMCE

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Starting with Joomla 3.5, drag-and-drop image uploads are built into Joomla's default editor - TinyMCE.

It has a really nice new usability improvement: drag-and-drop image adding. You can pick up any image from your desktop and drop it directly into your content.

And it's simple to use. Here's how easy it is ...

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How to Update Joomla to use PHP 7

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PHP 7 is the fastest PHP version yet. Simply changing the PHP version to 7 can make your Joomla site run 50% faster or more.

We get questions often about how to upgrade to a new PHP version, so we figured we should write a short tutorial for it. This tutorial will explain how Joomla interacts with PHP and how to update to PHP 7.

It's written at a beginner level and doesn't get into too much...

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Joomla 3.5 Now Collects Anonymous Site Data

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Joomla 3.5 includes a new data collection plugin that allows the Joomla project to gather anonymous data about installs. 

The data collected is very similar to the data already being collected by the WordPress and Drupal projects. The plugin is also opt-in and can be easily enabled or disabled.

This tutorial will explain what information it collects, why it collects it, and how to enable...

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How to Opt-Out of Disqus Reveal

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We use Disqus to power the comments on several sites.

This week, Disqus sent a friendly email:

"Congratulations! After careful review, we’ve approved your site OSTaining for Reveal—Disqus’ monetization solution for publishers."

Congratulations? I didn't even know what Reveal was until that moment.

Then a few days later, on Friday, another email arrived to say that Reveal would be...

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Is Robots.txt Blocking the Right Files on My Site?

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By default, all the URLs on your site can be crawled by Google. However, if we don't want Google to index some specific pages, you can use a robots.txt file.

In your Robots.txt file, you can request that Google not index certain pages by using this "disallow" rule:

{codecitation}Disallow: /dont-scan-this-url/{/codecitation}

In this post, I'll show you how to use Google Search Console to check...

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How to Fix the Database Connection Error in Joomla

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Do you have a blank page on your Joomla site showing this message?

Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error: Could not connect to MySQL.

This means that Joomla can't connect to your database. Because your site's data is stored there, it is highly important to fix the connection to get your site back.

Continue reading this post to know how to fix the database connection...

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Supercharge Your Joomla Page Views With Pagination

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One technique that websites use to increase the number of page views is to split up their articles into multiple pages. By splitting up their articles into multiple pages, they increase the amount of advertising they can sell.

Have you ever seen one of those top 10 lists where each item is on a different page?

One OSTraining member wanted to do the same thing with Joomla.

I'm going to show...

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Discover Which Sites Are Copying your Content

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Copyscape is a great tool to know if other websites copied your content.

For SEO purposes, it's always a good idea to keep an eye on whether your content is being ripped off.

In this short post, I'll share with you how to use Copyscape to look for duplicated content on other sites. 

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Use OSDownloads for Autoresponders in Joomla

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If you use Joomla for marketing automation, we have a new OSDownloads feature that you'll love.

OSDownloads now integrates with MailChimp Groups. This means you can send targeted emails to people who download a particular file.

For example, if someone downloads OSDownloads, we can send them a series of follow-up emails about that extension.

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