Joomla Improved Override Management

July-Overrides

Maybe you've heard people talk about overrides. Or maybe you've seen the mysterious notification "Overrides to check" in your Joomla 4 backend. What are these overrides you hear so much about? Astrid Günther explains.

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Sweet child o' mine... A deep dive into Joomla Child Templates

March-ChildTemplates

Did you ever make changes to your template file(s), only to discover that everything you changed was gone with the next update? Then we have good news for you: starting with Joomla 4.1, this has become history! With the option to create child templates added to the core, you can make changes that last. This article explains how it works.

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A Dive into the WebAuthn API in Joomla 4

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Have you noticed there’s a new Web Authentication button on the new Joomla 4 login screens?

It's there because of Joomla’s new WebAuthn API that allows secure logins with a FIDO certified key. So, let's take a dive into passwords, security, and WebAuthn, and find out how to activate it on your user account in Joomla 4.

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Explore the Core - Accessibility Add-ons in Joomla 4.1

March-Accessibility

Everyone has his own preferences and needs - and Joomla takes care of them all.

In addition to all the measures taken in the core for providing an accessible authoring tool there are add-ons in Joomla that can make your life easier and make your users and customers feel more comfortable. 

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Get to know the new Joomla! Task Scheduler

March-Task

Joomla’s Task Scheduler is a new addition to the core operating system of Joomla! 4.1. The Joomla development team added it to the core to help automate repetitive tasks that maybe you’d rather not do. You can use the Task Scheduler for a wide variety of maintenance and reporting tasks, and it runs on a Plugin system that can be added to and customised.

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What will Joomla 4.2 bring in August 2022?

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As we celebrate the launch of Joomla 4.1.0 and enjoy the new features and functionality that it has brought to Joomla there are a few who have been working away on the next iteration of this rejuvenated CMS.

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New image convention to help developers

February-ImageConvention

All developers love to know the right way to achieve something. Often it's through trial and error but in this article Dimitris Grammatiko shares his insights and presents the definitive way to add images in Joomla 4 as well as how you can backport these advantages into older Joomla versions. Dimitris explains the history and usage of native support for lazy loading images and also with a new concept of adapters for storing images, both of which shipped in Joomla 4.0.5.

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Joomla 5 is in the planning, meet the release leads

January-J5

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. are the joint release leads for Joomla 5, now in the planning stage. I managed to ask them both for their ideas and views on the project at the end of a Production meeting. This joint venture is being undertaken by two very experienced developers. 

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Explore the Core - Workflows

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As you probably know, Joomla is super complete right out of the box, so you can use it for different types of websites without the need to install extensions. That means you have a lot of possibilities, right at your fingertips. But how to use them? The JCM’s Explore the Core series explains all the cool core features. In this episode, Chris Keen shines a light on the workflow feature that takes ‘content management’ to a whole new level.

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My favourite Joomla 4 feature - Extendibility (Søren Beck Jensen)

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Yes, we all love the Joomla core and all the possibilities that come with it. But for Søren Beck Jensen, the beauty of Joomla lies in the extendibility. Joomla follows a predictable development pattern, which makes it very suitable for complex projects that need custom (extensions) development. In this issue, Søren tells us how every core feature and functionality can be extended, and along the way provides us with some useful tips on how to do it.

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