Since 2008, I am creating websites with Joomla. In 2014 I started volunteering in the Joomla community and I am now active in various teams (Maintainers, Accessibility, Events). I like to write articles for the Joomla Magazine and other blogs. Since 2019, I have been (co-)organising the JoomlaDay Germany / D-A-CH.

Create a banner from Joomla's category description

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A gorgeous banner for your category blog, easy to adjust and maintain by the content manager of the site - surely you must need an extension for that? Nope. Not in Joomla. You don’t even have to be Super Coder to achieve this! Read all about the power of custom fields to style your categories.

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Collapsible sections with Bootstrap

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Do you have pages with a lot of content, or do you want to create a page where the visitor can decide for themselves which info they’d like to see (like an FAQ page)? An accordion is perfect for that. The visitor gets an overview of the topics, clicks on the interesting ones and the content gets revealed. And the good part is: you don’t need an extension for this, you can do it with a little tweaking - creating an override - of one of Joomla’s core views. Here’s how you do it!

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How to add an icon to the article title

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A while ago someone asked in a Mattermost channel how to add an icon to the article titles in a blog layout. My first impulse was “with CSS of course!”. But the requirement was extended with “each article should have an individual icon”. That’s a nice challenge, and one that can be done with an override that makes adding icons easy for content managers.

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Explore the core: multiple pages, tabs and sliders with the Page Break Plugin

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When you want to present your content with tabs, sliders, or multiple pages with navigation, you could head over to the Joomla Extensions Directory… but you don't need to. The functionality is built right into the core, super easy to use!

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Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: how to use css classes to style images

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In the last article of this series (Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: how to use css classes for your category blog) we talked about css classes for the category blog. Now we want to explore the possibilities for styling and positioning images inside an article.

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Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: how to use css classes for your category blog

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There are a number of content display options in Joomla. One of them is the category blog, that allows us to display multiple articles from a category. This option has many settings, which can be confusing for users, so this article will describe the parameters and demonstrate what they do.

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Cassiopeia, Joomla’s powerful built-in template: the basics

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When you start creating your website, you may want to search for a template that fits the design you have in mind. Instead of looking at extensive templates, page builders or frameworks with endless possibilities, you could also try Joomla’s core template, Cassiopeia. It looks simple, but it’s so powerful once you know how to use it. In this article, we cover the basic settings and options of Joomla’s built-in powerhouse.

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Style your Joomla website: The mindful movement

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In the last article of this series we created a website for a fitness center called “Be fit” and added some colors to the menu and a few page elements. In this article we will stay by “Be fit” and add some movement.

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Tribute to Hagen Graf

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It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Hagen Graf, a Joomler from the very beginning and a really nice guy.

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Recap Rheinwerk Accessibility Conference & Workshop

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In June I attended the online Accessibility conference and the workshop “Accessible editing with content management systems” (Barrierefreie Redaktion mit Content-Management-Systemen) organized by Rheinwerk.

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