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The July Issue

July is the month of the Semi-Annual Members Meeting of Open Source Matters and the restart of the election cycle with the Call for Manifestos for half of the Board roles.

But, besides the "politics" of the Project, a lot more is happening: Joomla 4 Beta 2 has been released and the Community is being busy with continuing the successful "Bugs & Fun @Home" initiative, that is the right opportunity for the contributors to spend time together, virtually, working to improve the best Joomla version ever.

On the way to the stable version of Joomla 4, we also wanted to know how the template developers are working to adapt their products to the next major version of our CMS.

An essential part of the Joomla ecosystem, templates allows us to define the identity of our website, also enabling further customization to meet our specific needs. They will be a significant factor in the migration to Joomla 4.

On this occasion, we talked to one of the leading developers of templates, Kawshar Ahmed from JoomShaper.

Since the beginning, in Joomla, we have worked to make the web accessible to everyone because as we claim in our Accessibility Statement: Inclusion is in our heart.

Joomla! 4 Beta was released during JandBeyond 2020 at the end of May. I reached out to Beta users in the Joomla! Community about what their initial thoughts are.

Joomla 4 Beta 2 was released at the end of June, taking a further step towards the stable version. It also means that Joomla users are starting to test Joomla 4 and wonder what the migration from Joomla 3 will be like and what will happen to the extensions they currently have installed on their sites.

Since May issue, we are talking with extension developers, to know first hand their impressions about this migration. This time, we are pleased to have Alejandro Schmeichler, developer of JReviews.

A guide on things to consider when writing a proposal as a Joomla freelancer.

So what do you do when the state of New Jersey is on quarantine, and 15 teens want to learn web? You teach them Joomla!

Joomla 4 Media Manager was one of the first features upgraded and incorporated into Joomla 4 at the Alpha stage. Find out what’s improved.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that has stringent requirements for the privacy practices of certain websites and how businesses collect, use and disclose the personal data of residents of the European Union. While you may have been collecting emails and sending newsletters to your customers or potential customers for a long time, you must follow the rules that GDPR imposes on newsletters or you could face high penalties for non-compliance. In this article, we will discuss how you can send newsletters properly in accordance with GDPR.

Let’s cook up a Joomla! 4 installation!