Guiding you through Guided Tours

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Whenever Joomla gets picked as a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) candidate there is a flurry of activity around several projects. In 2022 one of the projects put forward was Guided Tours. This is a project that has been tackled by several students over several years and each one has nudged closer to the finishing line, but never quite got there. That's why it's especially gratifying to see Guided Tours as the main feature of the Joomla 4.3 release. It's the culmination of a lot of teamwork and a great example of what can be achieved if you just keep at it.

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Accessibility, Joomla and Cookie Notices

July-Cookies

So you want to follow the rules and you installed a cookie notice for your website. Maybe it’s a modest one, maybe it’s one of those extended walls presenting your user with tons of boxes to tick. Whatever type you use: if you want to have a fully accessible website, guess where your cookie notice should be? Hint: probably not where you’d expect it. Julian White explains.

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An Introduction To Website Accessibility

May-Accessibility

We all know, or at least have heard or read somewhere, that websites need to be accessible for everyone. But what does that mean, and what can you do to make your website fully accessible? Julian White, who experiences accessibility issues on a daily basis, explains the basics for the Joomla Community Magazine

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 2: Creating a Streamlined Admin Experience

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Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. We now have the ability to totally control our clients' editing experience, above and beyond what we could do with Joomla 3. In this post, we're going to cover setting up client editor profiles, creating a custom admin menu, and creating custom dashboard pages from scratch.

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Page Builders for Joomla: YOOtheme Pro

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In this article we'll get to know one of the most used Page Builder for Joomla: YooTheme Pro. YooTheme has been an active template club for more than a decade, with hundreds of templates developed and published for all the versions of Joomla.

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Joomla 4 for Clients, Part 1: Managing Users, Access, & Permissions

January-Joomla4Clients

Joomla 4 is here, and with it comes a completely revamped administration panel. Dashboards, side bars, and quick icons, oh my! As developers and integrators, we can take full advantage of all of these features and modules - but our clients might feel overwhelmed with the default options available to Super Users:

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Explore the core! Give your site a comfortable navigation

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Open any website - where do you look first? In most cases you will first see a beautiful photo or graphic and with the next glance you will look for a menu with links to more pages.

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To Cache, Or Not To Cache, That Is The Question…

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With the change in Google’s site rating and ranking criteria, the reasonably new “Web Vitals” measurements have generated new interest in a variety of caching technologies to improve content delivery times in the never ending race to the elusive “100% across the board” and satisfactory search engine indexing results.

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My Custom Dashboard - Quick icons module

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As we all know or experienced first-hand, the Joomla 4 Dashboard can be pretty overwhelming if you’ve never seen it before. The good news is: it doesn’t have to be. The Dashboard is very customisable, and more and more website designers decide to create beautiful and easy to use custom Dashboards for their clients (or for themselves). Jeroen Moolenschot, for instance, made a custom Dashboard module to add quick icons for much-used functionalities… and decided to share it with the whole Joomla community.

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Joomla 4: HTML Email templating

Email-Templating

Continuing our series introducing new features you’ll find in Joomla 4, this month we look at the improved email template system that allows you to override system email messages, as well as creating HTML templates on your site.

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