Migrating from JoomGallery to Phoca


The process of migrating a Joomla website can sometimes present non-trivial challenges for users. If your site is built using standard components, the migration process is typically straightforward and even sometimes a child's play.

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Core URL Shortener: Simplify Your URLs with Apache


Are you looking for a straightforward way to shorten URLs on your website? If you’re running an Apache server, you’re in luck – you already have everything you need. Shortening URLs not only makes them easier to remember and share, but it also provides a cleaner, more professional look. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to set up a simple URL shortener using Apache’s `.htaccess` file.

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How to solve the Joomla Error 500 - Sorry, there was a problem we could not recover from.


Sorry, there was a problem we could not recover from.

The server returned a "500 - Whoops, looks like something went wrong."

Gee, thanks, Joomla. I can see that. My site isn't working. Want to give me any further information so I can fix the darned thing?

It's all just dreadfully unhelpful. Not only that, but it's a big ugly red screen. It's not even styled like my site any more. What have I done? Have I lost everything? Is all my work gone? Have I been hacked? Perhaps I shouldn't have pressed that button?

And I haven't got a clue how to solve it or what is wrong.

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Explore the Core: How to easily embed videos in your Joomla Articles


Joomla has built-in functionality for embedding videos from, for example, YouTube or Vimeo or any other platform that provides embed codes. You don’t have to install anything for this; all you need is a little preparation.

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I create the website for my business for free with Joomla - Part 1


Create a website for your business, it's vital nowadays. But often, we have neither the budget nor the skills. This tutorials serie will guide you until you succeed on your own!

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Explore the Core: Easily embed PDFs in your Joomla content


You probably know how to place images, maybe even videos in your Joomla articles. But did you know you can add PDFs that your visitors can read without having to open or download them first? It's super easy! And the good part: you don't even have to install an extension to do it. The functionality is built right into the Joomla 4 core. Here's how you do it.

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How to create a reading bar in your Joomla website


You may have noticed when you scroll down the pages in the magazine that there's a blue-coloured bar (just below the menu items at the top of the page) that moves.

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Custom Fields - Episode 7 Part 2: without limits


Spoiler alert: there is a challenge for you at the end of this article and if I get enough answers there will be an ultimate article about Custom Fields in the Magazine.

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Explore the Core! Play with Custom Fields to enrich your content or your design

May-ExploretheCore Joomla basics for newbies

In our Explore the Core series, experienced Joomla users help you find your way through Joomla's powerful core features. In this month's issue, Marc Dechèvre shows us what you can do with Joomla's built-in custom fields (spoiler alert: a lot). Dive in and explore!

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Explore the Core! Put blocks on your website with modules


In the last two issues of the Joomla Magazine, we wrote about organizing content with articles and categories and creating menu items. Now it is time to spice up your website! In Joomla, the go-to way to do this is by using modules: all kinds of blocks you put on your pages. In this article, we want to give you an idea of the things you can do with Joomla modules.

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