Understand and create forms with conditional custom fields

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For quite some time now, the utilization of conditional fields in Joomla was primarily a task for developers involved in form creation. However, with the advent of Joomla 4.3, there is now the capability to display custom fields conditionally, enhancing the user experience. We’ll explain how it works first, and after that, we’ll show you how you can use conditional fields in your Joomla content.

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Updating a Rather Complex Site To Joomla 5.0.0

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For the July 2023 issue I had written a Joomla Magazine article about my first experiences with Joomla 5.0alpha1. I started with an empty installation and tried out some features: Creating articles, installing and using extensions. Now we are in October 2023. The final release of Joomla 5.0.0 is out since October 17, 2023, as well as the “bridge release” Joomla 4.4.0. One day later, I had all my sites on J4.4.0 without significant difficulties.

My next goal was a reality check for Joomla 5.0.0!

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Explore the Core: Energize Your Joomla 4 Website with the Banner Manager

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Are you looking for a way to breathe new life into your website? Look no further! This article delves into the workings of Joomla 4's Banner Manager component. Maybe you haven’t used this component yet, or underestimated its potential until now; we're here to show you how to transform your Joomla site into a captivating showcase. Fasten your seatbelts, as you're about to unlock the full potential that awaits you!

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18 amazing facts about Joomla to celebrate its 18th Birthday

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It's Joomla 18th birthday this month and it's a perfect timing to have a look back about what have been proudly accomplished by all the incredible volunteers over these 18 years.

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Get inspired! 18 Joomlers share 18 Joomla 4 sites

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It’s that time of the year again: we’re celebrating Joomla’s birthday. August 17, Joomla turned 18. For this special birthday edition article, we’ve asked Joomlers from all over the world to share with us one Joomla 4 website they’re particularly proud of. The result? See for yourself: a wonderful variety from blog to business, from shop to business directory and from government to community. All built with love… and Joomla!

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My first upgrade to Joomla 5

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My name is Michael Michael (yes really) and I suspect I may be a very typical Joomla user. I have a full-time job completely unrelated to web design. Almost twenty years ago I wanted to build a website for a personal project and found Mambo. I loved it and what it became in Joomla.

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Getting to know the team behind Joomla 4.4

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What’s in store for Joomla 4.4? JCM meets the Release Managers, Allon Moritz and Martin Kopp. Let’s find out who they are and what they like most about Joomla 4!

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A builder's guide to Guided Tours

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In the last magazine article: Guiding you through Guided Tours, we looked at guided tours (available in Joomla 4.3) and walked through their use. We stopped at the point of creating a guided tour as an administrator and as a developer.
Now we will finish that journey so you can build your own!

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Migrating to Joomla 4 is easier than you think

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If you’re still using Joomla 3 you’ll no doubt have seen the message that: “Support for Joomla 3.10 ends on 17th August 2023” I was last in this situation with Joomla 2.5.28 and at the time I carefully documented my experience as it took a number of goes to update and included several quirks, such as turning off the “Remember Me” plugin and then copying library files once the update had been done. For me this was a painful process.

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Playing with the Joomla Web Services (API) - part 1

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The Joomla API is a very interesting topic because it is so powerful.

But there is much to tell so I propose to start a new series of articles.

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