The January Issue


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

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


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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Your Guide to the Joomla Year


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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Joomla and the EU Cyber Resilience Act - the Follow Up


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


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


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


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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Just a Break, no Goodbye - Thank you, Harald Leithner


Elections again… one of the reasons is that you, Harald, stepped down as Operations DC. I understand your decision, being totally in the hot spot of Joomla! leadership is, at times, absolutely no fun. But it is also a very sad moment for the Joomla! project as you, Harald, were the rock in the surf for many people in Joomla!. Hundreds (probably thousands) of volunteers benefited from your support and millions of website owners benefited from your dedication for Joomla.

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Elections for Joomla's Leadership coming up!


Elections are coming up again! This time, four board positions will be open for election. If you've always wanted to be in Joomla's leadership, this is your chance to help shape the future of Joomla. Read more and discover how you can become a candidate for Joomla's Board of Directors, and which positions are up for election!

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Meet a Joomla User Group: JUG London


Sadly this will be the last Joomla User Group interview in this series. But we have one of the most popular JUGs for last! I came across JUG London myself somewhere in 2022 I think, they were doing online meetings and why not join it from abroad? Lot's of other volunteers I know (at least their name) from the Joomla Project also attend the meetings online.

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We are the world, we are Joomla!


Good bye 2023 ... We have just entered a new year according to the Gregorian calendar. In 2023, the hottest year on record, the world has suffered an ongoing climat crisis, new conflicts have emerged, and wars continue just about everywhere....

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Why I contribute to Joomla - Olivier Buisard


Olivier Buisard is a man of many talents who loves code.

He entered the Joomla world as an extension developer, and then got involved in developing the Joomla core, where he continues to help the community with his knowledge. Today he tells us how he managed to contribute and how he combines the two activities. 

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Joomla User Group - Organizers


It is about that time of year again.  Twice a year the Joomla User Group team meets with anyone that is organizing their own Joomla User Group or thinking of organizing one.  

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