Joomlatools Dashboard Preview: What's next

In January we shared our year in review for 2017 and mentioned we had some exciting projects coming for 2018.

The biggest project we’re focused on is the release of a new product we call “Joomlatools Dashboard”, which began last summer. This post is the first in a series of previews we’re sharing as we get ready to launch in the coming months.

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Private videos on your Joomla site, on a shoestring budget

Video, although projected to make up 76% of all web traffic in 2018, can require a lot of expensive server disc space and internet bandwidth.

If you’re on a shoestring budget, but still need to serve private video content on your site, it can be challenging to answer the age old question “how do I show my site’s users and members private video content and keep the costs down?”

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How to play videos in Joomla.

It’s 2018 and video has taken over the internet, projected to make up 76% of all web traffic, online video is here to stay.

Last year we gave you a sneak peek at playing video and audio files in Joomla. Today we’ll explain a little bit more about how to play video and audio files in your Joomla website using DOCman and FILEman.

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How to link to a page in a pdf file.

One of our customers, Jason, recently asked:


Is there a way to link to a given .pdf page with DOCman?

I usually just copy/send the file link as so:
https://www.example.com/index.php/11-training/file

Is there a way to get it to open to page 6 of that document for instance?

Yes, you can. Keep in mind that not all browsers open PDFs. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Safari (Mac OS) are capable of opening PDF files in the browser by using the Adobe Acrobat plug-in. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will open PDF files in the browser and (at-the-time-of-writing) are the only browsers that support PDF page linking.

Here’s how it’s done.

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