Your Joomla Administrator Panel: make it yours!

2024-02-Backend

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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Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: the basics

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When you start creating your website, you may want to search for a template that fits the design you have in mind. Instead of looking at extensive templates, page builders or frameworks with endless possibilities, you could also try Joomla’s core template, Cassiopeia. It looks simple, but it’s so powerful once you know how to use it. In this article, we cover the basic settings and options of Joomla’s built-in powerhouse.

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Joomla is Yours: create user avatars in the Backend Template Atum

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Not only the sites you produce with Joomla – but also the Backend where you and your customers develop and maintain the site can and should be yours. With a few hacks, you can make it even more yours.

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Embracing Change: Why Joomla 5’s Requirement for MySQL 8 is a Leap Forward…

November-Mysql

Joomla 5, released on October 17th, marks a significant milestone in CMS evolution. This latest version, two years in the making, elevates the Joomla experience with its unmatched security, swift performance, and stellar code quality. At the heart of this leap forward is Joomla's unwavering dedication to innovation, performance, and security, necessitating a match in its underlying database systems.

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Scheduled Tasks

November-TaskScheduler

Since version 4.1 (and so also in 5.x series) Joomla introduced a very interesting new feature called "Scheduled Tasks".

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Guided Tours, the Comeback Tour

September-GuidedTours

One of the main features of Joomla 4.3 was Guided Tours. When you install or update to Joomla 4.3 and log into the administrator area, you are greeted with the ability to “Take a Tour” in the top menu. This has helped many to learn how to use Joomla and understand the functionality of Joomla, but now Guided Tours has had a makeover. Here, we take a deep dive into all that Guided Tours in Joomla 5 has to offer.

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Style your Joomla website: Bring color to your menu

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Do you use Joomla’s built-in Cassiopeia template? And would you like to (re)style the pages on your website, but don’t know where to start? Then this series is for you! Joomla has some lesser known functions we can use to style our pages without the need of overrides.

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Explore The Core: Articles Related

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Wouldn't it be great if you could show related articles below or next to the article your visitor is reading? Joomla has an easy to use feature for that, built into the core. It's a module called Articles Related, and it's really easy to use.

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Explore the core: resize your images upon upload

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Wouldn't it be nice to have your images resized upon uploading? Without having to use a third party plugin? Let's explore the core, because Joomla! 4 has this built in. All you need to do is configure it!

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Template Overrides - Recycle and reuse

May-recycle

Template overrides are, for me, the most powerful feature of Joomla. I use them a lot and they are what makes the difference between a good looking website and a great one. They can be as simple as moving the intro image above the article title to something more complex, including CSS and JavaScript changes, such as creating a photo gallery from a category of articles or creating a set of buttons to filter the content.

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