The July Issue

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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.

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Getting templates ready for Joomla 4: Kawshar Ahmed (JoomShaper)

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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.

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Joomla 4 and Accessibility: give back the web to everyone

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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.

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My experience with the Beta of Joomla! 4

My experience with the Beta of Joomla! 4

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.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4 - Alejandro Schmeichler (JReviews)

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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.

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Your first project proposal? Do not worry!

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

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Teaching Joomla to teens in New Jersey - Covid-19 "Joomla style"

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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!

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Joomla 4: The new Media Manager

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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.

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Newsletters and GDPR

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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.

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Installing Joomla! has never been so easy and so fast

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Let’s cook up a Joomla! 4 installation!

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Meet a Joomler: Alison Meeks

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If you follow Joomla on one of the social media channels, the name Alison Meeks might have a familiar ring to it: Alison is everywhere!

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10 Things to Know About Extending and Connecting Joomla

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Integration and connection are critical to providing a seamless experience for users and customers through your website or blog.

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10 Reasons: Joomla is Easy For Everyone

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Users love the results from software platforms but are often wary of whether they will be able to understand how to use it themselves. Joomla is one of the tools that has been admired but feared in the past, with many thinking something so powerful could also be user-friendly.

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Community Openings - July 2020

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Would you like to get more involved with Joomla? Read more about this month’s highlighted volunteer positions below.

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How the Joomla Community can help a web project - A Case Study

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In 2001, I had a bright idea. I'd combine my love of writing with my software skills and create a writers' website, a place where writers could share and showcase their work, readers would enjoy a wide range of writing, and publishers could unearth new talent.

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