After our previous series last year about how extension developers are getting their extensions ready for Joomla 4, we now have contacted a few developers in how in hindsight this transition went and if they came across challenges.
Starting a new project with Joomla can sometimes be a little bit like writing a new article. I find myself staring at the blank page, overwhelmed by all the possibilities and different ways to acheive the same goals.
Joomla 3 has been around for a long time. It is easy to forget how successful the series has become and how much it has evolved over the course of the minor versions.
As it approaches its final year as a mature, stable version of Joomla, it is about to enter its security support phase.
I managed to meet Ryan Demmer at the virtual water cooler on a cold morning in early December, and quickly asked him a few questions about his experiences migrating the very popular JCE Editor to Joomla 4. Read on, for valuable advice, from a very experienced Joomla extension developer.
Joomla 4 is just around the corner. With the RC4 version released, the stable version is approaching, and the JCM is still asking extension developers what's going to happen with their extension(s). This time, we talk to Yannick Gaultier, the developer behind Weeblr SEO extensions, who tells us how, at some point, he decided Joomla was the way forward.
Joomla 4 stable is coming closer every day! If you have been around since Joomla 2.5, or even 1.5 or 1.0, you may remember upgrading as a difficult process, mainly caused by extensions not being ready for the new major version. With Joomla 4 on the way, the JCM asks extension developers what’s going to happen with their extension(s). Joomlashack has been around from the very beginning of Joomla, so if anyone knows what to do when a new major version comes out, it’s them! This month we had the pleasure of talking to Joomlashack’s CEO Steve Burge, who is pleasantly surprised by the smoothness of Joomla 4.
The 4th of July means many things to many people, especially in the USA, but for the Forum Post Assistant project it marked the 10th anniversary of the Forum Post Assistant utility being available on Github, having migrated from the old JoomlaCode SVN project some 3 years earlier. (Yup, you got it, the project has been around nearly as long as Joomla! itself!)
As you may have noticed (and who wouldn’t): Joomla 4 Release Candidate is out! Extension developers have been working hard on making their extensions compatible. This month Nicolas Claverie talks with us about getting their Joomla e-commerce solutions HikaShop, HikaSerial and HikaMarket ready to run smoothly with Joomla 4.
For some months now, we have been approaching extension developers to ask them how they are working towards Joomla 4. This time we talked to Tomasz Kowalski, from DJ-Extensions, whose primary focus is on the customers and making the next version upgrade as smooth as possible.
With Joomla 4 coming closer, we know that extension developers are working hard to get their extensions compatible with Joomla 4, so you will have a seamless migration once the stable version of Joomla 4 is out. Over the last few months, several extension developers told us where they are in this process and what to expect from them. This month we had the pleasure to interview Rüdiger Schultz, who became an extension developer by coincidence but is now the man behind several interesting extensions.