In our forecasts for 2014, we made this prediction:
"When people use Joomla 3, they seem to love it. The interface and features are far more user-friendly than previous versions. So there's really no rush to move on to version 4. The community is still absorbing Joomla 3 and there's a lot of sites that still need to upgrade. Most people just aren't ready for version 4 yet.
OSVimeo is our new plugin to embed Vimeo videos in your Joomla articles.
OSVimeo works exactly same way as our YouTube Embedder plugin. All you need to do is copy-and-paste the URL from Vimeo.
This plugin is so easy to use that you'll love it!
Here's how to use OSVimeo:
Last week we launched the Joomla 3 Access Control and Maintenance class..
In that class, Rod shows you how to use Joomla's access controls. How do give different permissions to different users? How do you control different groups of users?
After the class launched, Rod held a webinar all about access control.
You can watch a full reply of the webinar here:
Last week we completed the Joomla 3 Intermediate class.
In that class, Rod takes us through the process of building a complete Joomla site.
The final part lessons in the class cover design, using the Breeze template.
After the class launched, Rod held a webinar with Valentin, the designer of Breeze. This is a great introduction to Joomla templates and overrides.
Macros are really useful, whether you're writing a document, a spreadsheet or a website. Put simply, a macro is a shortcut to a task you do repeatedly.
RokCandy is an elegant way to create macros in Joomla.
We're going to show you some examples of what's possible with RokCandy, including adding font icons to our new Breeze template.
We recently did a guest webinar for Siteground called, "8 Ways To Manage Joomla Hassle-Free".
We showed how to set up your Joomla admin area for the easiest possible management.
We'll also introduced some of the newest features in Joomla that will make your website life much, much simpler.
In previous tutorials we've covered other Joomla template frameworks: Gantry from Rockettheme and T3 from JoomlArt.
In asking around the OSTraining roundtable about other frameworks, one that was consistently mentioned was the Wright framework from JoomlaShack.
This tutorial will cover the installation and overview of Wright.
In the last years, web site front pages left their specifity giving way to a look similar to other pages. According to TheNextWeb article on web design trends for 2014, it seems that hero pages are one of the most common features in new websites, requiring a front page slightly different from the others.
Let's see how we can accoomplish this work in Joomla!
Joomla Content Editor (JCE) is one of the top 5 Joomla extensions ever.
First launched in 2006, JCE is a powerful WYSIWYG editor and remains the best way to create Joomla content.
One of the most useful, but rarely used features in JCE is profiles.
Profiles allows you to present different editing options to different users and even on different devices.
This week several of our members received an email from Bluehost.
Bluehost are telling all of their customer on Joomla 1.5 that they'll be suspended if they don't upgrade.
All in all, it was a messy and confusing email. They seem to confuse Joomla 1.5 and 2.5 and they also seemed to say that they'd forcibly migrate users.
First we'll show the email, then we'll post our recommended solutions.