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Track Google Analytics Clicks and Downloads in Joomla

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Over the last week, several people have asked us about tracking Google Analytics "events" on their Joomla site.

"Events" describe anything from clicking on an external link to leave your site or downloading a file from your site.

Advanced Google Analytics is a plugin that can track all the events you need. Here's how to set it up and use it:

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Simple Renew Beta 2 with Multiple Subscriptions

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Simple Renew is the best way to create a membership site with Joomla 2.5 or 3.

We're pleased to announce the second beta release of Simple Renew.

By default, this second beta release of Simple Renew will continue to operate just like the first beta.

However, in this new version, there is a new option called "Multiple Subscriptions". Setting this option to Yes will allow your subscribers to...

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Social Networking Extensions for Joomla

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Alex Andreae is a experienced Joomla developer who focuses on social apps.

In this talk, he introduces you to the complete world of social tools.

Alex covers social network authentication, share buttons, comments, Facebook Open Graph, Twitter Cards, Google Structured data and more. 

Alex explains the purpose of these different tools and explains how you can utilize social networks to promote...

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How to Duplicate a Joomla Template

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One of the mistakes I see often by new Joomla users is modifying a core Joomla template and using it directly.

The problems occur when updating Joomla and all their changes are lost in the process.

The solution is to create a copy of the template and modify the copy instead. This will preserve your changes when you update Joomla.

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OSShow - A Lightweight Slideshow Module

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This week, we have another nice little extension for you: OSShow. OSShow is a lightweight slideshow module.

The OSShow Module will scan a folder on the server and flip through all the images. If the user specifies a Web Links category ID, the name, description, and url will be used for each of the images.

We made the slideshow easy so you can focus on managing your content instead of...

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Import HTML Sites into Joomla with HTML2Articles

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One of our OSTraining members had a very old HTML site.

They wanted to import that old site into Joomla and were wondering how to do it.

HTML2Articles is a very good solution for this. It will take your old HTML files and import them as Joomla articles.

Here's how HTML2Articles works:

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Joomla Website Security by Tony Perez

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Sucuri are one of the biggest names in website security, keeping many thousands of Joomla and WordPress sites safe.

Tony Perez is the co-founder and CEO of Sucuri. He gave this talk on Joomla security at Joomla Day Atlanta.

Tony starts by explaining that between 85% and 90% of hosting companies are infected at some point. Tony talks about all the different ways that a website and server than...

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Where Do I Edit Content in Joomla?

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One common problem we see with CMS sites is that new users often find it hard to understand where to edit content.

In most CMSs, content can be stored and edited in many different places.

So, we've created this guide for new Joomla users.

We hope it will help users find and edit content, even on complex sites.

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Joomla in the Enterprise with Sears

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Cory Webb used to be run a Joomla design shop, but since last year he's been working for Sears.

His role at Sears is to manage an internal Joomla website for over 1000 Sears associates.

In this talk, Cory talks about the server architecture, workflows and user authentication methods used to power this Joomla site.

Some of the tools he talksa bout include Jenkins CI server, GitHub, JomSocial,...

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Display Tweets in Joomla with SP Tweets

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We often get tweets from OSTraining members wondering how to show tweets on their site.

Twitter doesn't makeit particularly easy to do this. Certainly there are no YouTube-style embed codes for multiple tweets.

For Joomla sites, we recommend the SP Tweet extension to make the process easier.

In this tutorial, we'll show you how use SP Tweet to automatically show your tweets inside a module.

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