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The February Issue

2024-02

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

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The Backward Compatibility Plugin and why you should switch it off

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Joomla! 5 is there and it brings a lot of improvements. One of them is the “Behaviour - Backward Compatibility” plugin. It’s not a feature you can see in backend or frontend, so what is the purpose of this plugin? Let’s answer the most important questions!

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Smoothest Joomla Upgrade - My History of Joomla Upgrades from 1.5 to 5

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I discovered Joomla in 2008 when a web developer recommended I use it to replace a static HTML website I'd built for my not-for-profit dog training club. "Joomla's super easy to use," he enthused, adding, "after the initial 'WHAT THE!?' shock."

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Why I contribute to Joomla: Allon Moritz

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Allon Moritz began by developing extensions that improved the use of Joomla and made them public. He also invested time in the Joomla development teams so that he could give back to the community what he had received from the content management system.

His experience of coding well is useful and worth asking how he feels about being an extension developer and a member of the core Joomla development group.

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Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: how to use css classes for your category blog

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There are a number of content display options in Joomla. One of them is the category blog, that allows us to display multiple articles from a category. This option has many settings, which can be confusing for users, so this article will describe the parameters and demonstrate what they do.

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The Value of Open Source Software

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If your software is free for everyone to use, does that mean it isn’t worth anything? Surely not! Three researchers from Harvard Business School and the University of Toronto have found a way to estimate the value of Open Source Software. Spoiler alert: it’s nowhere near nothing.

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I've met a Joomler in... Stockholm!

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Wherever you will travel for holidays, for business, or for any other reason, there's probably a Joomla volunteer around.
Recently, I've been in Sweden and I've took this opportunity to meet Sarah Watz, a famous Joomla volunteer but also a well-known former OSM President.

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Local Community liaisons, what are they and do you have what it takes to join them?

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What is a Community Liaison, what do they do and do you have what it takes to become one? All good questions that this article is intended to answer. And in answering we deal with the beating heart of volunteer Open Source community-driven projects just like Joomla!

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Joomla at FOSDEM 2024: launching the Open Website Alliance

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Imagine a super large open source developer's conference, with thousands of attendees and over sixty conference rooms. Joomla's president Crystal Dionysopoulos was there, and for a very good reason: together with Drupal, WordPress and Typo3 we launched the Open Website Alliance.

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Joomla User Groups: the place where Joomlers meet 

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Where can I find other people working with Joomla? How can I learn more about Joomla? Who can I discuss issues with? The answer to these questions: a Joomla User Group! We have JUGs all over the world, and virtual ones, and everyone can join. There’s a Joomla Team dedicated to JUGs: coordinating, encouraging, supporting and helping JUGs. In January 2024, the second international Joomla User Group meeting took place. Laura Gordon tells us what happened there and what’s going to happen next.

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It Started With A Glitch - How I Helped Improve The Joomla Core

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Not every feature works the first time we use it on a website, but sometimes there really is an issue that cannot be fixed by changing settings. This is the story of how my "glitch" became a code change in the Joomla Core.

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Turning home-built into an on-brand illustrated showcase

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As a business owner working with many global and household names, Abi knew she needed a website which truly reflected her services and personality.

Working with bespoke illustrations and professional copywriting, the finished website is a beautiful, custom result, to replace a dated and tired website that was no longer fit for purpose - demonstrating that Joomla can be used for stunning results at the same time!

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Your Joomla Administrator Panel: make it yours!

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As Joomla enthusiasts, we focus on the design, the user experience and the functionalities offered by our favourite cms, so as to build the perfect site for our visitors, but we also have to think about the administration interface, AKA The Backend.

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The January Issue

2024-01-January

The JCM Team is proud to present you the January 2024 Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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Your Guide to the Joomla Year

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Every year, I promise myself I will see more national events, then promptly forget to book them. I think I’m not the only one. So, for all of us: here is your guide to what is happening in Joomla and how you can become more active.

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Crafting Success: 7 Captivating Projects to master Joomla! in 2024

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Evolving into a proficient web developer hinges on continuous practice and overcoming diverse challenges encountered in your journey. To aid you on this path, I've curated a list of seven projects designed to enhance your skills as a Joomla web developer.

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Joomla and the EU Cyber Resilience Act - the Follow Up

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Remember when we wrote about the EU preparing its Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), a European law about hardware and software? We were really concerned about the way it would affect Joomla and other open source software. Well… there's news.

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Book Review - Developing Extensions for Joomla! 5 by Carlos M. Cámara Mora

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I became aware of the changes in extension development in Joomla when I started looking at migrating websites from Joomla 3 to Joomla 4. A sticking point for me was that some extensions hadn't been made Joomla 4 compatible. Some took a long time to be updated and some didn’t ever work in Joomla 4. It was a big jump and reading this book I can now see much more of what that was about. 

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Creating a custom Form field type in Joomla 5 using the Modal Select example

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Using the ModalSelect Form field type in Joomla 5 to simplify finding the right product, from thousands, by filtering in a modal window using category, manufacturer and search when developing an extension.

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Joomla Community Magazine’s Top 20 articles from 2023

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Last month we asked you to share the links to your favorite articles from the Joomla Community Magazine in 2023. And you did! Turns out you really love tutorials, and a lot of you also like the articles about leadership and communication. From the articles you submitted, we've managed to make a top 20. Let's dive into the most valued articles of 2023!

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