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How to add a PDF to a Joomla Article

How to add a PDF to a Joomla Article

VIDEO: A common request we receive is how to upload a PDF (or any file) to a Joomla site and then link to it in an article or module. Well, here is a step-by-step video demonstration on how to do just that.

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Joomla 2.5 Sample Data

Joomla 2.5 Sample Data

When installing Joomla 2.5, an option exists to install one of three sets of sample data. This post includes a video walkthough of the difference between each of the sample data options.

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Move a Joomla installation to a new folder using cPanel

Move a Joomla installation to a new folder using cPanel

Where do you build your Joomla website, when you already have a live website? You could build the Joomla site locally, but this can be problematic and doesn’t allow an outsider to access the development site. You could setup a second web hosting account, but this costs money. Or you could build the new site inside a sub-folder of your existing site and move everything when you’re ready to change. That’s a popular approach, but what is the right way to move the files? This video tutorial demonstrates our recommended procedure.

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Getting Started with RSS Feeds

Getting Started with RSS Feeds

Joomla can display RSS feeds from other sites. But how do you create an RSS feed from your own site? This function is built-in to Joomla, but it isn’t so obvious how it works. In this video tutorial I demonstrate how to use the default Joomla RSS feed and how to create a unique feed using a free extension.

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Joomla Hidden Menus

Joomla Hidden Menus

If you've built static websites before, making the transition to a dynamic site such as Joomla can cause frustration. Seemingly simple tasks can end up being a nightmare. That's potentially the case when you need to create a hidden page. But there is an easy way around this as demonstrated in this week's video tutorial.

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How to Install Joomla Extensions Manually

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Logging in to a Joomla site using the GMail Authentication Plugin

GMail authentication in JoomlaIf you have ever browsed through the list of standard Joomla plugins, you might have stumbled on one called Authentication - GMail. Read on to discover what this is and two reasons why it could be useful for your Joomla site.

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How to embed a Google form into Joomla

How to insert a Google form into JoomlaWorking with forms in Joomla is probably one of the most popular requested topics. We've already covered one great solution, Wufoo forms, and now I will share another option, Google Forms.

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Picnik Replacement

Picnik alternativeThe tool we have previously recommended for resizing images is about to disappear. This post introduces you to a great replacement that's not only dead simple to use, but a lot of fun too.

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How to use Captcha in Joomla 2.5

reCaptcha(VIDEO) Sick of getting spam registrations on your Joomla website? This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the Captcha feature that was introduced in Joomla 2.5.

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