Where to find the best Joomla tutorial videos
We all have them: those moments when you wish someone showed you how. How to install or use an extension, how to configure something within Joomla core, how to use the SEO settings, how to make a multilingual website, how to maintain your website and keep it safe, how to create overrides... The ultimate how-to is, of course, a video, so here’s a listing of the best Joomla tutorial videos.
1. Find our YouTube channel
The first thing you can do is head over to Joomla’s official YouTube channel, where all tutorials are neatly listed in multiple playlists. Here you’ll find tutorials on all kinds of subjects, from customizing Joomla to patch testing.
Joomla Tutorials playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0Lg2fzcJu1TqH4iC8sfZby_0F02Ib56p
How to patch test playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RXppJjXf8&list=PL0Lg2fzcJu1R3q6aYKX-olfGQm_o6uXyq
How to develop an MVC component playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JDsdfnlOhE&list=PL0Lg2fzcJu1R8PCZi0wVNE6QYZUqATvpE
2. Official Free Joomla training videos from OSTraining
OS Training provides online training to teach people how to build websites. For Joomla, they developed free classes on five topics: a beginners guide, maintenance, security, creating multilingual sites, and SEO. Each class contains multiple videos. With over 80 videos suitable for various skill levels, the official Joomla training covers most of the tasks you could possibly want to do with Joomla. The videos have been there for quite some time now and some of them may seem outdated, but the basics have remained the same so these tutorials are still a useful resource.
Find the official free videos here: https://training.joomla.org
3. More Joomla training videos from OSTraining (paid)
Apart from this, our official training partner has even more video tutorials on their website. You can watch them all for a relatively small fee. OS Training works together with JoomlaShack University, so if you have a Joomlashack subscription, you can access these videos as well on the Joomlashack website.
Videos on OS Training: https://www.ostraining.com/joomla-classes/
4. Cloud Access
Cloud Access is our partner and service provider for the free joomla.com domains. On their website, they have loads of free tutorials, both video and written.
5. Tim Davis Basic Joomla Tutorials
The Basic Joomla Tutorials channel on YouTube features Joomla tutorials and live streams that help Joomla fans and users get more success and enjoyment out of their Joomla sites. Tim Davis, the host, is very experienced in creating videos (his company provides video tutorials for their clients) and good at explaining complex things. The videos look professional and are fun to watch.
6. Eoin Oliver’s Joomla Tutorials
OK, this one is a true hidden gem and we are really glad we found it: Eoin Oliver provides tips for professional web designers. If you are looking for ways to make your job easier, Eoin Oliver’s channel is the place to go! Eoin has great tips that can save you a lot of work and reduce the number of support requests. Very interesting!
7. Videos from JUGs and Joomla Events
Several Joomla User Groups have their own video channels where they share the videos from their meetings. Not really how-to’s, but interesting nevertheless.
Various Joomla User Groups, for example Joomla Australia and Joomla London, organise virtual meetups you can join.
Joomla Australia’s channel has a number of sessions from both JoomlaDay Australia and more recently their Joomla User Group sessions from 2020 when they’ve been virtual: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoomlaAustralia
Joomla London’s channel goes into some detailed sessions on numerous topics including a number of Joomla 4’s new major features: https://www.youtube.com/c/JoomlalondonUk/videos
Parlez-vous Français? Check out the videos from JoomlaDay France: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNTe8CGmY4U_Qpj8YfGQ5qQ/videos
Hablas español? Podcast-channel Mastermind Joomla has videos as well: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBc-rjWEkjTjJegZ2f08hnA
Parli italiano? On Joomla.it there is a free video course on the basics of Joomla 3.x
J and Beyond, the annual European international Joomla Conference, has made hundreds of interesting videos, from presentations and talks on all kinds of topics.
Extension developers often have tutorial videos on their website as well. Akeeba, the developer of Akeeba Backup and Admin Tools, has great videos on how to use their extensions: https://www.akeeba.com/videos.html
These are just a few of the tutorial videos available. If you type in “Joomla training” on YouTube, you’ll find there are many more to choose from, for all levels: beginner tutorials, developers guides, one-time explanations on how to fix certain errors, and complete crash courses. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joomla+training
Have more great video sites? Add them in the comments, or contribute to this Joomla Documentation Resource for Beginners: https://docs.joomla.org/Tutorials:Beginners
A big thank you to...
For this article, I got the help of Alison Meeks, Crystal Dionysopoulou, Djamel Kherbi, Eoin Oliver, Gio Bulo, Julie Steffers, Marc Dechèvre, Nicky Veitch, Robbie Adair, Ruud van Lent and Tim Davis. Thank you all!