The access control levels (ACL) is one of my favourite features in Joomla.
ACL is an essential feature for sites with many users because it allows you to restrict to access to articles, menu items and more.
One of our members has a site with multiple user groups and they wanted to combine them into a single access level. A good example from OSTraining might be combining Video Members,...
Welcome to the third post in our 5-part series on the Gantry 5 framework from RocketTheme.
In the previous post, we learned how to build a simple website using Gantry and the Hydrogen template.
Now that we've created our first website, let's look at creating a more advanced layout.
Normally, as a Joomla user, we would now add some modules to the site. However, Gantry 5 introduces a few other...
"Where is my .htaccess file?"
This is a problem that we've helped resolve over and over again at OSTraining.
The .htaccess file is absolutely crucial for the correct operation of many sites, whether they're running WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or similar platforms. The .htaccess file controls the URLs for sites and also adds many important security features.
Today, one more user was having...
Google's Chrome browser includes DevTools, a built-in feature similar to Firebug.
DevTools is really helpful for debugging CSS problems ... on a desktop computer. However, DevTools is not available for mobile devices.
In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to use the Chrome Canary browser to debug CSS on your Android phone. Chrome Canary is a version of the normal Chrome browser, but it...
When people are setting up an e-commerce store, it's common to use PayPal.
Love it or hate, many of us have PayPal accounts and it's the first way that many of us try to accept money.
However, your account may well be showing your personal name rather than your business name. It looks so much more professional to pay "OSTraining" rather than "Steve Burge".
In this video, Topher shows you how...
Welcome to the second in our 5-part series on the new Gantry 5 framework from RocketTheme.
In the first post, I gave you a general introduction to Gantry 5. Now it's time to start using Gantry 5 and building websites.
The best way to learn a framework is to work with it, so in this tutorial I'm going to show you how to build a simple Joomla site using Gantry 5.
Sometimes error messages on websites are clear. Other times they confuse users.
One Joomla error message that has confused several OSTraining members is this:
Joomla 3.4.4 was released today.
Mostly version 3.4.4 aimed at fixing some small bugs, although there was one low-level security fix.
However, there was one noticeable change that will impact our videos, books and blog tutorials. The Joomla team removed the word "Manager" from all administrator links.
Links that were "Article Manager" and "Category Manager" now read simply "Articles" and...
The Gantry 5 framework was recently released and I have a series of five blog posts coming up to help you get familiar with it.
Gantry 5 is the successor to Gantry 4, which has been around for quite a while. Gantry is a free template framework that is very popular among Joomla and WordPress users. It is also used (and actually maintained) by the RocketTheme team.
While Gantry 4 was very...
For SEO reasons, it's best to redirect your non-www site URL to www or vice version.
For example, When trying to access our site via https://ostraining.com, it redirects to https://www.ostraining.com. Note the "www" in the second URL.
Technically, the non-www version and the www version are two different domains. So redirecting one to the other improves our SEO. Google and other search...