With the stable version of Joomla 4 getting closer, the Joomla Community Magazine is interviewing Joomla extensions developers to find out what path they are following towards Joomla 4. This month we had the chance to interview Oliver Buisard from Simplify Your Web, who develops extensions for Joomla only and is fully committed to making our lives as web designers easier.

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Nicky Veitch had a career in IT, and she came across Joomla when she was searching for a solution to sell digital products. Creating her first website was so much fun that she decided to make a career switch. Nicky is quite active in the Joomla Community, which she describes as ‘friendly and welcoming’.

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No matter if it’s a travel blog, a recipes collection or a company page, all websites have something in common: they present some kind of content to the visitors. With Joomla, it is easy to create and organise your web content.

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We all learn in different ways. Some of us learn by following written step-by-step instructions with or without screenshots, some by watching tutorial videos, some by asking others, and some by clicking around to see what happens. For Julie Steffers, it was a bit of ‘all of the above’. When she needed to create an intranet website, she started out by launching a website on launch.joomla.org, the platform that enables you to build fully functional Joomla websites and experience how Joomla works (for free!). And she learned a lot along the way.

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Joomla is a popular open-source content management system. Joomla is used by 3.4% of all the websites with known content management systems, which makes up 2.1% of all websites worldwide.

Similar to any open-source content management system, hacking attacks pose a threat to Joomla security. This is why it is important to take all possible measures to protect your Joomla site and improve its security.

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Psst!  Have you heard? Joomla! 4 is coming. Yeah, I know that you’ve heard that before, but it’s TRUE!  Earlier this month Joomla 4 Beta 7 was released and you know what that means?! It means that a Joomla 4 Release Candidate is dropping soon, and where there’s a release candidate, a new Joomla release is soon to follow. To get over the finish line, we need a hand, make that several hands to get things done. There’s a saying, something about many hands, making light work, or something like that. We could use MANY hands to write, test, bugfix, market, document, translate and more. 

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So, first, before we even dive into the details, just go ahead and mark a save the date on your calendar for April 23-24, 2021, because Joomla lovers will not want to miss this one! Ok, done? Let me tell you more then...

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The JCM Team is glad to present you the February issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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The JCM Team is glad to present you the January issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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With this article I would like to follow up on that topic with the current status of lazy-loading in the core as well as how to use it in 3.x today already.

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There's a constellation of improvements in Cassiopeia, the Joomla 4 default front-end template.

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Working together as a global community can be fun. It can be rewarding. It can make you feel part of something bigger than yourself. And at times it can be frustrating, tiresome and infuriating because in every community there can be disagreement, misunderstanding and lack of comprehension. The question is: how do you deal with that? Or, better, how do you solve it before it turns into conflict, and keep the fun in working together?

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Eoin Oliver can’t really remember when he made his first Joomla website, but he does remember that it was a very cool one, and how amazed he was to have professional software to build it with. He played around with several different systems before he decided to go with Joomla.

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Everyone in the Joomla community has heard her name, especially if it is related to documentation or translations. We are talking about Sandra Decoux, who has been involved with Joomla since the early days. She has been part of several teams within the organization and is a community pillar. Let's know her a little more!

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OK, so you’re about to create your first Joomla website. But where do you start, and what do you do after that? Who can help you? Where do you find good resources? Do you need to install a template? Will you need extensions to add functionality? Getting to know Joomla and all its possibilities can be a bit overwhelming. But we’ve all been there, and we got your back! For this article, Joomlers from all over the world share their golden tips with us to get you going. Dive in, explore, be patient and have fun!

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Were you ever curious about why large websites load their pages quicker. Sure, they have high performance dedicated servers, but they also use a globally distributed network called Content Delivery Network (CDN). This article will introduce you to the concept of CDN, how it works and how it can be configured on a Joomla website or in other words how to perform a Joomla CDN integration to help improve website content delivery speeds and reduce latency.

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We all know that 2021 will be the year of Joomla 4, that is now approaching the Release Candidate phase and will be released during the year. But while the Production Department and many volunteers are working hard to get the release done, other members and teams of the Community are working towards other goals and achievements. In this article, we had the chance to collect some of the goals defined by teams within the Operations and the Programs Departments.

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In this issue, we'll feature a Case Study of a website built with Joomla, coming from Australia.

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In the Magazine's October issue, Anja showed us where to find the best video tutorials to learn Joomla. One of the sites mentioned is the YouTube channel Basic Joomla Videos, by Tim Davis. An interesting thing about this channel is finding videos of the most different topics, always in a close and simple tone. That is why, on this occasion, we reached Tim to ask him how he does to carry out his channel.

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New Year, Many Opportunities!  We are excited to welcome 2021 and YOU, our new Joomla! Community volunteers.

There is an overabundance of opportunities in marketing, finance, legal, compliance, and more. In our Joomla community, there’s a place for YOU. Read more, scroll down, continue on, you get the idea, your next opportunity to contribute awaits.

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