As we are working hard on updating our most popular templates from EF3 to EF4 framework, we decided to release an article that will help you to jump quickly from one to another.
One of the key differentiating points of Joomla is it's extensive language control and the ability to create multi-lingual websites.
New feature implemented in Joomla 3.x (and since 2.5.6) is the fact that the Extensions Manager now proposes a new tab: Install Languages, where you can find all 3.x compatible language packs and install them directly from Joomla back-end.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to install and change your site language in Joomla 3.
Who said Joomla template must be the same on every page?
Not Joomla! CMS, that’s for sure! You can use one template with different properties to chosen (sub)pages provided that your Joomla 3.x template includes configuration options which allow to create multiple different styles of a template with variations of these options.
After clean Joomla or quickstart installation there may occur that subpages don't work properly and you keep getting "no input file specified" or "404 - component not found" error messages on front-end while navigating a menu.
This issue is related to the server configuration and has nothing to do with Joomla 3.x/2.5 or quickstart package.
While administrating Joomla! you may come across quite a common issue.
After adding a custom HTML code in an article or a module, you may find out the HTML code is stripped out from some keay HTML tags once you saved the module/article.
Especially, this issue applies to scripts (e.g. if you try to add Google Adsense on your website) or iframe and embed tags (e.g. if you try to add YouTube or Flash video).
We receive a lot of questions about language translations for Joomla 3.x & 2.5.
Joomla users simply have problems to find the correct language pack with Joomla translation files.
So far, you had to download the appropriate Joomla language package from Joomla! Community Portal or on local websites dedicated to Joomla! and then install it using the Extension Manager.
Now it's much quicker and simpler :)
Many customers ask as how to configure the search module to display search results on completely different page than the search module is assigned to.
Why is it a problem?
If you see a padlock next to content items - for example article title, menu items or any modules at Joomla! administrative backend, it means that other user is currently editing the item. There are few ways to get rid of locks.
If you need to add a new module with your own text or image, you need to create Custom HTML module using WYSIWYG editor.
We provide many examples of custom code with our templates, just follow Typography article to check how you can diversify the way of placing the content on your site.
The configuration of a single contact may seem to be a little bit complicated since there are plenty parameters to configure but if you take a closer look at all of them, you will find it quite simple.
Many hosting providers offer auto installers (e.g. Fantastico, Softaculous) for Joomla installation via server cpanel. It may be confusing for many customers who would like to install a demo copy (Quickstart) of purchased template.
Since quickstart is a demo copy it means that the package already includes Joomla so it's impossible to install Quickstart via Extension Manager as many customers try to do it in this way.
Have no idea what module positions your J3.0 template includes? Can't find the template's documentation and you're getting more and more frustrated with it? :) Here's the solution!
Would you like to create your own menu and then display items horizontaly (for example at the top of the site) or verticaly (for example in the right column)?
This article explains how to do it step by step.
Would you like to divide one template position into many columns? It's not all, each column can be as wide as you wish!
You will be able to do it with bootstrap size option. Let's check it.
Joomla 3.0 installation is easier than for the previous Joomla versions. You may find the installation process much friendly - since it's completely reorganized to make it more simply and intuitive accroding to the idea of the optimized user experience (UX).
Joomla 3.0 stable version is going to be released in the end of September but it's worth to learn the roadmap for development of Joomla 3.0 before making decision about upgrading.