The December Issue


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

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Joomla rising - how hard work and a good attitude can make all the difference


Joomla had not shown growth since 2016 - 2017 and that was just 0.1%. Over 60 months of the line going down or remaining level. So in early June when the w3tech graph showed a small uptick which wiggled back and forth between a tiny up and baseline flat there was some hope for change.

At the time of going to print Joomla has grown 0.2% in both usage of CMS and usage of the entire web in 6 weeks. Let us explore why

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Upgrading your site to PHP 8


As many of you have heard, PHP 7 became End of Life last month, on November 28th. You probably also heard that this is terrible news for the security of your site and / or that upgrading your site to PHP 8 is a dreary task. While neither affirmation is the absolute truth, there are always a few kernels of truth in every plausible lie. Let's see what the end of PHP 7's service life means for your site and what you can do about it in pragmatic, practical terms.

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Transition your Joomla 4 website from Search to Smart Search


The 'Search' and 'Smart Search' components have coexisted since Joomla 2.5.

Search (or com_search) would provide a straightforward search feature while Smart Search would offer indexing and more advanced search capabilities with filtering.

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Joomla Community Magazine highlights of 2022


As 2022 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on what happened in the Joomla Community Magazine in the past twelve months. Team members Luca Marzo, Anja de Crom, Hans van der Meer and Phil Walton look back on the past year and forward to the next.

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I create the website for my business for free with Joomla - Part 3


If you start to read this article, it's because the matter of creating a website interests you and that - for the challenge, for the intellectual curiosity or for the sake of savings - you would like to create it on your own. It still seems impossible to you for the moment but I bet you that after reading this series of tutorials, you will have made your website without anyone's help!

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Send Joomla your holiday wishes!


This time of the year means holiday season in the Joomniverse! Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, we’d love it if you share the holiday happiness with us, your fellow Joomlers from around the corner or the other side of the globe. Check out how you can do this in a few simple steps (yes, we love tutorials at the JCM)!

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Mattermost - Tips, Tricks and Playbooks


In this article, we'll discover Playbooks and other interesting tips to get the most out of Mattermost.

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Google Analytics GA4 Reporting...


Last month we looked at GA4 events and how GA4 collects data. This month we're going to look at how GA4 reports data, the standard reports and how we can customise those reports…

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What to do if you disagree with an article in the Joomla Community Magazine


So you’re scanning the articles in the JCM, you see something and you think: say what? As you read further, clouds of steam gather around you, and after you’re done reading you decide it’s time for action. But what can you do?

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Case Study: a different domain for each language


Dealing with multilanguage websites might result difficult, especially when you have a different domain name for each of the languages handled. Let's see how to use Joomla 4 in a successfull multilanguage and multidomain implementation.

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Meet the Joomla Forum Team


The Joomla CMS version 1.0 was released on 17 August 2005 but did you know the forum was live a week prior to that? As I (Hans) wasn't around at that time I can't tell how it was used in that week before the first release, but since then many, many, many questions have been posted on the forum. And there is a team on the forum maintaining it and taking care the rules are followed and actions sometimes are taken. In this interview we will meet the Global Forum Team members.

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This article has been removed. The article was about an extension. The owner of the company behind this extension has posted statements on social media that go against our core values and could damage Joomla and its community. Joomla does not...

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Frustrated? Don't take it out on others


Being a member of the Social Media Team sometimes gets you in the storm of a lot of comments where you can’t really do something.

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