JoomlaShine Blog

Joomla Tutorials

The Joomla world is rich with various extensions, templates, services, etc. With our Joomla Tutorials, you can explore the Joomla world as well as learn the way to use Joomla effectively.
Category contains 3 blog entries contributed to teamblogs

5 famous Joomla blogs - have you visited them yet?

/ / in Joomla Tutorials

From the first time I used to Joomla, I was really excited and I wanted to know more about it, so I looked for resources, materials, tutorials, articles or anything that involved Joomla. I realize that blogs are a perfect choice. There are a large number of blogs with many different styles, and blogging content: Joomla news, reviews of products, opinions of Joomla, etc. After reading some helpful and amazing blogs, I have gathered them together and I'd love to share my list of 5 famous frequently updated Joomla blogs with you. I hope that you will be interested in these resources.

JoomlaBlogger

JoomlaBlogger page

JoomlaBlogger page

We start the list with JoomlaBlogger, one of the most famous blogs, which was the winner of Blog Web Site at J and Beyond 2011.

The author of this blog is Kristoffer Sandven, who is a designer, SEOer and web consultant. Kristoffer Sandven has a wide knowledge of Joomla and he loves to share it.

JoomlaBlogger is a great tutorials resource that no one should skip if they join the Joomla world. It stores many articles about Joomla tutorials, Joomla tips and Joomla News for beginners and intermediate users. All of them are useful and practical since Kristoffer shares his experience with deep enthusiasm.

Note that you shouldn't miss an ebook named "The best of Joomlablogger.net" which collects the most helpful blog posts for a Joomla user. This book is for version 1.5. However, Kristoffer will update it for version 2.5 soon. I see that I love Joomla more every time I visit this blog.

Hits: 26989 / Comments
- Continue reading -

Joomla 2.5 video extensions - To transform your site to a media library

/ / in Joomla Tutorials

Close your eyes and try to imagine the present without videos and images. Oh my god, it's terrible, right?! Those things help me relax and feel full of life and I even want to set up a lively site containing a gallery of favorite videos that I'd love to share with everyone. As a Joomla user, this is not so difficult because there are many Joomla video extensions on Joomla extensions directory (JED) to support embedded links to video and audio, and create my own dynamic galleries. I chose the 7 best Joomla 2.5 video extensions split into 2 types - "Video players & galleries" and "Video channels". I also tested them on my site.

What are a Video channel and a Video player?

A Video channel is used to present videos from external video streaming sites such as Youtube, Vimeo and so on. Your site doesn't need to use a lot of bandwidth if you choose this method. A video player, meanwhile, helps to play videos from local folders or external video streaming sites. A video player might be expected to understand and translate several video codecs, containing many video formats.

Now we can start to discover what the 7 best Joomla 2.5 extensions are.

Wish-list

I'm looking for a good video extension which could meet my following requirements:

  • Easy to use (this is always a priority on the list)
  • Support most major video formats: avi, mp4, mpeg, flv, wmv, etc.
  • Support for popular video-sharing websites: Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo
  • Multiple galleries and playlists
  • Social media sharing: Facebook, Twitter
Hits: 197245 / Comments
- Continue reading -

5 awesome free Joomla 2.5 shopping cart extensions - Pick one, sellers!

/ / in Joomla Tutorials

Click to see shopping cart preview

5 excellent shopping cart extensions for Joomla webshops

Apparently, the more the Internet develops, the more new online shops are launched. I'm nearly a shopaholic and I like buying goods online for the convenience. But there are too many web shops, with the result that not all of those impress and attract customers like me. So what connects sellers with buyers effectively? The shopping cart is the answer.

If you are a seller using Joomla, you will absolutely need a good shopping cart extension for your Joomla business website. You might wonder where you could find it. To help you, I have already made a list of 5 excellent well-known shopping cart extensions on Joomla Extensions Directory (JED). I also installed and tested all on my local host to make sure they run well. What else? All of them are free and ready for Joomla 2.5.

Let's find out what these shopping cart extensions are.

Criteria

I made a wish-list for choosing a suitable shopping cart extension below:

  • Easy to use: I can install it quickly and simply; also it has a dashboard for easily managing and configuring.
  • Rich features: Some are necessary for shoppers such as discounts, coupons, media integration for each product.
  • Multi-language and multi-currency support: Maybe I will have many customers from various countries, so this makes purchasing easier.
  • Many payment methods: My customers may feel happier if there are a lot options for payment
  • Available documentation: It can help me to use, set up, and configure in the right way, and quickly.
Hits: 169057 / Comments
- Continue reading -

Free Joomla 2.5 extensions to connect to social media

/ / in Joomla Tutorials

Not only for businesses but also for individuals, it's essential to show your social activities to visitors. You have written many helpful articles, and they're worth sharing. Integrating your Joomla site with social media channels will help you drive more traffic to your site and advertise your articles better. I've tested many Joomla 2.5 extensions and in this article, I am going to tell you about some of the best free social extensions that you need. Firstly, you should have a look at several types of extensions I will mention today, categorized by functionality:

  1. Display your channels
  2. Add comments
  3. Bookmark and share
  4. Display social profiles
  5. Login using a social network's account

Display your channel

Stalker

When I build my social media channels, the first thing I do is show them on my website for people to notice. It's really difficult for me to go to each channel and grab the integration code. I need one extension that allows me to show all my channels easily. Stalker is a great Joomla social extension for that need. The main reason I chose this Joomla 2.5 extension because I can show up to 52 social media channels to my visitors: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google+, just by entering my user ID for each channel. I can also add more networks or customize my icons to fit my template. Moreover, Stalker can display icons anywhere on the site: in a module position, directly in an article or even in a Community Builder profile.

Joomla 2.5 social extension | Stalker

Stalker module on the site

Hits: 110472 / Comments
- Continue reading -

Add the Facebook like box : How to do with a Joomla website

/ / in Joomla Tutorials

Facebook is now so popular, most people have their own account. And when you visit many pages, you can see Facebook like box where they invite you to follow them. You also can see how many people liked them. Do you want to add fan box code on your page? Just follow our guidelines, and you can do it not only on Joomla website 1.5! but also on 2.5!. There are 2 parts:

  • Part 1 is for people who only have a Facebook account; you need to create your own fan page.
  • Part 2 is for people who already have a fan page. You can start to add fan box code right now.

Create a Facebook Fan page

  1. Just login your account and Create a page (You can find in the footer of your page)

How to integrate the Facebook module - Create a page

Hits: 145655 / Comments
- Continue reading -