What’s New in the OSToolbar for Joomla?


The OSToolbar is our way of making life easier for webdesigners. Using the OSToolbar, you can place video tutorials directly into the Joomla administrator.

Your clients can watch the videos and learn how to use Joomla without needing to call you all of the time.

The OSToolbar is available to all members of OSTraining. If you’d like to use it, you can click here to become a member.

A new release of the OSToolbar is coming in the next few days. Here are the five new features in this Joomla release.

New Feature 1: More Videos

There’s now over 40 Joomla videos in the OSToolbar, with more to come.


New Feature 2: Choose Videos

You can choose which videos to show for your users. For example, you might want some users to learn the very basics of Joomla. You might have some users who should not modify templates, install extensions and change access levels. You can now remove any video you don’t want to show. You can also re-order all the videos that you do show.


New Feature 3: Whitelabel the OSToolbar

We aim to allow you to white-label the OSToolbar as much as possible. You can now change the images shown in the OSToolbar:


You can can also change the language people see when they use the OSToolbar:


New Feature 4: Permissions

One of the OSToolbar users asked us whether we could add permissions to the OSToolbar. He had some users who were at the Manager level and by default, they can’t see most extensions. We said “sure” and now the OSToolbar uses Joomla access control levels.


New Feature 5: Tutorial Icons Everywhere

Everywhere you go in your Joomla site, the OSToolbar icon will now be in the top-right of the screen.


Click on the icon and all of your videos will be right there in a pop-up. You don’t even have to leave the page you’re on to watch the videos.



  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. He was a teacher for many years before starting OSTraining. Steve wrote the best-selling Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress books.

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