Marc Dechèvre

Marc Dechèvre

Marc Dechèvre makes his very first website in 1994, when the web was still quite confidential.

In 2008, he discovers Joomla, its strenghts... and the power of its Community.
That Community gave him a lot... so in return he is very pleased to try to give back.

So that is why he's happy to be a regular speaker (in French / English / Dutch) at

  • international conferences like :
    • JoomlaDay FR
    • JoomlaDay NL
    • Joomla World Conference
    • CMS Africa Summit
  • meetings of several Joomla User Groups :
    • JUG Wallonie (French-speaking Belgium), being co-organizer
    • JUG Vlaanderen (Dutch-speaking Belgium)
    • JUG Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso, West Africa), that he founds after having lived there a few years

In addition, he regularly publishes articles, available a.o. on 


En 2016, he is the 1st French-speaking person to get the Joomla Certification.

In 2017, he enters the Board of AFUJ (Association Francophone des Utilisateurs de Joomla), the French-Speaking Association of Joomla Users.

In this 3rd episode about Custom Fields: (1) we will first cover in detail all the possible parameters (2) then we will give an overview of some new exciting features which will ship with Joomla 3.9 (3) and finally, we will end up with an example of site making an interesting use of Custom Fields
Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields.     
As you may know, Custom Fields were introduced in 2017 with the release of Joomla 3.7. Many of us are aware of their existence, but not everybody has already realised how powerful these are or had the opportunity to exploit them. The idea of this article is to present a few recent projects which have used Custom Fields. Hopefully this will stimulate many of us to give it a try and to start to play with them. And I think it is really worth it : Custom Fields bring Joomla to another level.