The February Issue

February

The JCM Team is proud to present you the February Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 2: Creating a Streamlined Admin Experience

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Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. We now have the ability to totally control our clients' editing experience, above and beyond what we could do with Joomla 3. In this post, we're going to cover setting up client editor profiles, creating a custom admin menu, and creating custom dashboard pages from scratch.

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What will Joomla 4.2 bring in August 2022?

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As we celebrate the launch of Joomla 4.1.0 and enjoy the new features and functionality that it has brought to Joomla there are a few who have been working away on the next iteration of this rejuvenated CMS.

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New image convention to help developers

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All developers love to know the right way to achieve something. Often it's through trial and error but in this article Dimitris Grammatiko shares his insights and presents the definitive way to add images in Joomla 4 as well as how you can backport these advantages into older Joomla versions. Dimitris explains the history and usage of native support for lazy loading images and also with a new concept of adapters for storing images, both of which shipped in Joomla 4.0.5.

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Joomla 4 – Cassiopeia Template – a bunch of Tips & Tricks

February-Cassiopeia

In this article, Marc Dechèvre will present a collection of tips and tricks related to the Joomla 4 default frontend template: Cassiopeia.

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Meet the Joomla Bug Squad

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Remember from the movie way back in the eighties: “If there's something weird, and it don't look good, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!”? In Joomla we have our own ghostbusters. They’re called the Bug Squad, our own special forces, fixing weird things that don’t look good and other stuff that is broken. But who are these people? What do they do? And could you be one of them? Read and know!

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Page Builders for Joomla: YOOtheme Pro

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In this article we'll get to know one of the most used Page Builder for Joomla: YooTheme Pro. YooTheme has been an active template club for more than a decade, with hundreds of templates developed and published for all the versions of Joomla.

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The JCM Team is looking for you!

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The Joomla Community Magazine comes out each month with at least 10 - ideally more - articles on everything Joomla. Our magazine allows people to discover Joomla core’s features, read case studies, and get to know Joomlers, members of the leadership, extensions developers and template designers through interviews. We do this with a team that is very enthusiastic and dedicated, but a little too small. We would very much like you to join us - here's the vacancies we currently have!

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Joomla 4 Basic Training: Boots on the Ground - Author Interview

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We sit down with Herb Boeckenhaupt, Sharon Lee Hall, Brandon Batie and Philip Cave, the creators of a new Joomla book called Joomla 4 BASIC TRAINING: Boots on the Ground. We talk about the book, plans for additional books, and writing in general.

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The January Issue

January

The JCM Team is proud to present you the January Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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Joomla Performance Tuning III: Static Media Optimization

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In the second part of this series I described how to unlock a base level of performance out of your Joomla site with a few, simple changes. Today we're diving deeper into static media: JavaScript, CSS and image files. These changes are more involved but can turn a junker of a slow site into a decently performing one. Arguably, not all of these changes make sense for all sites but the performance benefits you get are substantial.

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Joomla 5 is in the planning, meet the release leads

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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are the joint release leads for Joomla 5, now in the planning stage. I managed to ask them both for their ideas and views on the project at the end of a Production meeting. This joint venture is being undertaken by two very experienced developers. 

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Meet a Joomler: Anja de Crom

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This month we had the chance to interview one of the most active authors of the Community Magazine, the one who has always a nice idea about new series to produce and a serial interviewer: Anja de Crom, our Co-Editor.

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Explore the Core - Workflows

Joomla 4 Basics for Newbies: Workflows

As you probably know, Joomla is super complete right out of the box, so you can use it for different types of websites without the need to install extensions. That means you have a lot of possibilities, right at your fingertips. But how to use them? The JCM’s Explore the Core series explains all the cool core features. In this episode, Chris Keen shines a light on the workflow feature that takes ‘content management’ to a whole new level.

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 1: Managing Users, Access, & Permissions

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Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. Dashboards, side bars, and quick icons, oh my! As developers and integrators, we can take full advantage of all of these features and modules - but our clients might feel overwhelmed with the default options available to Super Users:

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Why Host.it used Joomla to rebuild its corporate website

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During December 2021, Host.it, a major hosting service provider in Italy, published its new website made in Joomla 4. Let’s dig more into their “adventure with Joomla 4” talking with their CEO, Marco Mangione.

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Page Builders for Joomla: SP Page Builder

January-SPPageBuilder

If you’re used to working with another content management system and creating your first Joomla website, you may wonder how to make your pages. Joomla doesn’t have a built-in page builder and the pages are by default content-driven.

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Meet the Joomla CMS Maintenance Team

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So you are looking at the Joomla Volunteers Portal and browsing through the list of teams, and all of a sudden you see “CMS Maintenance Team”, and you might wonder: what is this team? What do they do? Who is in it? Are they happy with what they do? You are about to find out: meet the CMS Maintenance Team!

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Call for Mentors - Joomla Google Summer of Code 2022

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It is this time of the year! The Joomla Project will apply to Google to participate in this year’s Google Summer of Code™ (GSoC) program.
Now, we need help from our community and beyond! We are looking for talented individuals who are willing to work with new contributors and guide them.

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Joomla Stack Exchange has Graduated!

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I am excited to announce some big news for Joomla Stack Exchange (JSE) - the most advanced platform for sharing knowledge and support for Joomla users. Before I do, let me tell you about my Joomla "origin story" so that you understand why I'm so thrilled.

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