The Joomla Community Magazine

Read up on the latest news and views from Joomla authors around the world.

Tooling up to write good software. We had it so easy in the early days!

March-DevelopaSoftware

When we come to writing software and contributing to a major Open Source project there is much to consider. And that's often the problem.

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Protecting your resources from web attacks using a new Feature called FetchMetadata

November-FetchMetadata

In June 2020 Google published an article called “Protect your resources from web attacks with Fetch Metadata” on web.dev. It's a new set of request headers to protect your site against common attack vectors for web applications.

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Getting services ready for Joomla 4 - Victor Drover

December-Watchful Getting services ready

The Joomla ecosystem is vast. A large community among which, in addition to extension and template developers, there are also service providers. In our interviews about the preparation for the release of Joomla 4, we also needed to know how this part of the community is working. That's why, on this occasion, we approached Victor Drover from Watchful.net, a website management tool.

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A new proposal process

December-GitHub A new process to propose features

Have you ever wondered how new features make it into the Joomla core? While in the past, Joomla followed the paradigm "write the code, then we look at it and make a decision," Joomla today has a professional process that supports the "think first, then implement" strategy.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4: Søren Beck Jensen

November-Componentcreator Component Creator

Joomla 4 Beta 5 has been released, meaning that the Release Candidate version is one step closer. The Joomla Community Magazine continues to approach developers, to see first-hand how they are preparing for the arrival of the next major version of Joomla.

On this occasion, it is the turn of Søren Beck Jensen, the man behind Component Creator, a component to create components.

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Join the Joomla Override Challenge!

Join the Joomla Override Challenge!

A different view for a core Joomla module. An event calendar based on the category blog view. A photo gallery, also based on a category blog. A directory. A product listing. These are just a few examples of the great things you can achieve by overriding Joomla’s core.

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The progression of Joomla! software

The progression of Joomla! software Learn how the Joomla CMS is developed

Joomla! is an Open Source project that allows the development of Websites and applications through the use of tools – sophisticated or not – that allow their creation, such as articles or the construction of modules. With each release, we find new features or improvements that allow easier use for those who want to create their own site.

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Breaking Bad? No, it's Good!

September-BreakingBad Bugs & Fun

Good bug testing for software projects is about destruction not confirmation. You can easily follow the test instructions for a Pull Request (PR) and show that it fixes the problem it’s designed to fix. But what else might the new code be doing?

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How do I update my PHP version?

September-PHP

Speed, security, compatibility, performance. These are just four of the reasons you should keep your PHP version up to date. In this 2020 revision on the topic, we cover a number of ways you can go about updating your PHP version to avoid problems in the lead up to the release of Joomla 4 which has a minimum requirement of PHP version 7.3 or above.

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Joomla Web Services API 101 - Tokens, Testing and a Taste Test

August-API

Joomla 4’s new Web Services API will give you the ability to create a range of new integrations for Joomla.

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