One of the most frequently asked questions by OSTraining member is this:
How can I change the layout of Joomla content?
The technique that allows you to do that without touching your Joomla core files is called "templates overrides".
Proposals to improve the Drupal contribution process have been heavily debated for the last few years.
Until now, the only thing everyone could agree on was the current process was broken.
Currently, many submitted modules are hung out to dry, because very few people have time or energy to fight through the submission process. You are lucky if you get your module accepted within 6 months. Many developers have waited much longer.
We were astonished to learn that our theme, called Breeze, was the first theme project to complete the approval process in 2016. And it was published in September! There were no new theme contributors for the vast majority of 2016.
Fortunately, big changes have come to the approval process for code on Drupal.org.
Google Maps make it easy to embed a map in your own website.
However, by default, Google Maps doesn't provide responsive support.
In this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make your maps responsive, using just a few lines of CSS. This technique will work on any website platform.
This tutorial will show you an easy way to password protect your entire site.
This technique is very useful for development sites, where you don't want users or Google to access your work.
Let's get started.
Your new client has an emergency. Their site has been down for two days after they tried upgrading and they can't log into the admin. They can't figure out how to fix it and need your help.
Thankfully, you've learned OSTraining's Reset Core Files trick. But, since it's a new client, you're not certain what their version is and they haven't respond to your latest email. So what do you do now?
This tutorial will show you a quick way to figure out the Joomla version via the files. Let's get started.
YouTube, Vimeo and other video hosts make it easy to embed their players in your own website.
However, Youtube, Vimeo and others don't provide responsive videos by default.
In this short tutorial, we'll show you how to make YouTube, Vimeo and other videos responsive in your website, using just a few lines of CSS.
Entity Reference Views are a great way to make life easier for Drupal content creators.
Normally, when people create content on your site, each field is very plain. However, Entity Reference Views allows you to provide far more information. For example, instead of just showing a list of users, your content creators can browse through a list of names, photos and personal details.
Did you start seeing sponsored ads above and below your Disqus comments on your Joomla based site recently? If you did, then it means that Disqus, without your permission, has included your site in their advertising program Reveal. We first wrote about this in "How to Opt-Out of Disqus Reveal".
The only alternative Disqus provides to avoid ads is to pay them $10 a month. But what if you don't want to? Fortunately, it is possible for Joomla users to migrate your comments away from Disqus.
Being one of the most popular and most downloaded Content Management Systems, Joomla is also one of the most attacked.
Learn in this checklist how you can protect your Joomla based web site by developing and fostering appropriate security mindset, even if you are not tech savvy. Equipped with this checklis, you can start fine tuning your Joomla site security right away.
Today, we're delighted to launch Drupal 8 Explained.
Drupal 8 is an amazingly powerful system, but many newcomers can find it confusing. We wrote this book to make Drupal 8 as simple and straight-forward as possible.
Using Drupal 8 Explained, you can master Drupal 8 by using step-by-step examples.
The book walks you through a complete site-build, using a city called "Drupalville". You start by planning the site, then you build out content types, fields and Views, before moving on to themes, modules and Site Management.
Drupal 7 Explained has been used by 10,000's of readers, from individuals learning on their on, to students in university courses and DrupalCon classes. We hope you enjoy Drupal 8 Explained just as much.
The TV industry was stuck in a declining business model until subscription services like Netflix arrived.
The music industry was stuck in a declining business model until subscription services like Spotify arrived.
The publishing industry is still stuck today. This is particularly true for books about major open source platforms, where there are several key problems:
Are you new to Joomla? Would you like to start building your own website with this fantastic content management system?
Do you feel like you don't know where to start? Fear not! Watch the short (3 minutes 32 seconds) video lesson below. In that video, you'll learn a seven-step process for building your Joomla website:
Today users have an abundance of solutions for creating a website.
The demand for CMS platforms is so huge, and so is the supply. This makes it possible for a customer to choose from dozens of systems.
One of the newest and most interesting CMS options is MotoCMS. We talked with Demetrio Fortman, the CEO and founder of MotoCMS, who shared his story.
Your Joomla site was built on code. The right code in the right place brings your site to life. However, there are many places where it can also be a huge security risk.
The downside to this is that some common code snippets, from well-trusted sources, will be blocked. For example, Joomla doesn’t allow you to insert embed codes from sites like YouTube and Google Maps.
One of our OSTraining members asked us how to make a process of creating Joomla articles less time-consuming. Is there any way to create content on a mass scale, like, for example, several Joomla articles, in one go?
Yes, with just a few clicks, you can create Joomla content quickly using our OSContent component.