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How to add a YouTube video to an article page

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There are lots of way to add a YouTube video to a Joomla webpage and this will apply to other Content Management Systems and HTML pages. This way is also required to ensure that 3rd party sites like LinkedIn will properly display the thumbnail of the video in shared posts instead of an untidy "placeholder" image that no one will click!

I am using the popular JCE editor but most wil work the same.

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Update Joomla to 3.8 error 1054 - Lost Admin?

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There is a "bug" in Joomla update if you try to upgrade from a Joomla version prior to 3.6 straight to Joomla 3.8. This results in your Admin (backend) showing a white screen and there is no way back without some very complex MySQL adjustment which are way above the many mortals who just want to update their Joomla website!

The first time i tried this i ended up with an Admin section white screen with a title tag error saying "error 1054 Unknown column 'client_id' in 'field list"

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PDF to "Flipping books" on your website

We have a few clients that have asked about this capability so we looked into it in detail and eventually after trying various plugins/components and modules for Joomla settled on a conversion process that takes place on your local machine and then the final product is uploaded to your website.

I am not going to link to "Flipbuilder" here because their after sales service was absolutely abysmal and I wouldnt recommend spending well over £300 with this company unless you are prepared to fix multiple issues and complications yourself! A simple Google search will find them, dont hold your breath if you need them AFTER you have paid for it though.

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Multi Variants in Virtuemart 3 with Joomla 3.5

This is actually a massive improvement on the variant system with Virtuemart and as you can see from the video clip below you can easily achieve setting up a complex product with "multiple variants" in ten minutes or so.

A few things to remember:

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Sale prices on a Gingerweb shop

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If you would like to reduce a few prices to have a sale in your shop then follow these steps, its really simple and looks effective too!

Login to your Administrator area : www.yourdomain.co.uk/administrator

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Related products setup in Virtuemart 3

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Related products is a killer when it comes to up-selling your products and should never be ignored. Think of the spotty teenager behind the desk when you buy a Mars bar: "As you bought this Sir would you like to look at our range of Twix's?"

When the customer clicks "Add to cart" they are immediately shown your choice of perhaps similar of maybe totally different products as something "they might like as well".

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