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Patrick Jackson's a long term Joomla user based in Melbourne, Australia.

He's been using Joomla since it was forked from Mambo. Patrick's currently excited to be deep-diving into what Joomla 4's new features are going to bring to the table, and is familiarising himself with GitHub so he can help with resolving some issues during Bugs & Fun At Home to help get Joomla 4 closer, faster.

A Certified Joomla Administrator, Patrick's been involved in the Australian Joomla community since starting the Melbourne Joomla User Group in 2008.

Patrick's company, KPS, specialise in hosting and supporting Joomla websites around Australia, and he's currently working on several projects utilising Joomla and to assist Joomla users with tools to help them make more from the Joomla CMS ecosystem.

Meet a Joomler: Philip Walton

September-Philip-Walton

This month we talked to Philip Walton from the London Joomla User Group. Philip’s also the Joomla CMS Release Team Leader. During COVID-19 he’s been keeping the patch testing process ticking along with Bugs & Fun @ Home, which is how I came to meet him virtually back in April this year.

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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?

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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

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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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My experience with the Beta of Joomla! 4

My experience with the Beta of Joomla! 4

Joomla! 4 Beta was released during JandBeyond 2020 at the end of May. I reached out to Beta users in the Joomla! Community about what their initial thoughts are.

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Your first project proposal? Do not worry!

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A guide on things to consider when writing a proposal as a Joomla freelancer.

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Joomla 4: The new Media Manager

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Joomla 4 Media Manager was one of the first features upgraded and incorporated into Joomla 4 at the Alpha stage. Find out what’s improved.

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Installing Joomla! has never been so easy and so fast

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Let’s cook up a Joomla! 4 installation!

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Joomla 4: Using the Security Header Features

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How secure is your Joomla site? Joomla 4’s new features to manage security headers from within your site make protecting your site even easier.

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GitHub - Installing Git

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Contributing to the Joomla project is much easier when you’ve got a local testing environment. This month we’ve prepared a tutorial on how to go about configuring a local testing environment.

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