Joomla 5 is coming, time for a new look for all our sites? Join the challenge and have a say.

May-Joomla-5

Wouldn't it be great if Joomla had a coherent look and feel to its real estate, all those sites that are under the Joomla banner, as well as feeding into the Joomla template that people use?
Well now is your chance to have your say in how they will all come together!

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Template Overrides - Recycle and reuse

May-recycle

Template overrides are, for me, the most powerful feature of Joomla. I use them a lot and they are what makes the difference between a good looking website and a great one. They can be as simple as moving the intro image above the article title to something more complex, including CSS and JavaScript changes, such as creating a photo gallery from a category of articles or creating a set of buttons to filter the content.

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How to become a Joomla extensions developer

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One of Joomla! Key strength lies in its extensibility through the use of Joomla extensions. If you have a passion for web development and want to contribute to the Joomla community, becoming a Joomla Extension developer can be a rewarding path to follow. In this article, we will explore the knowledge and skills required, along with some essential dos and don'ts, to help you embark on your journey as a Joomla Extension developer.

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How I learned Joomla - Alison Meeks

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If there is one person you can ask for help, it is Alison Meeks. When she knows and can come and help, she is the first to say yes, especially if it's about Joomla: She admits herself: she hardly knows how to say no!
That's why she was appointed to the Joomla Social Media Team - Team Leader, Admin on the Facebook No Spam group (among others).

And that's also why we asked her how she learned Joomla: we knew that with her legendary kindness she wouldn't refuse us anything!

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Playing with the Joomla Web Services (API) - part 3

May-API

[ this article is part of a series ]

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The 15th edition of the Dutch JoomlaDays!

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After a few years of no Dutch JoomlaDays, it was finally time again!
On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 May 2023, the Joomla Netherlands Foundation organized the JoomlaDagen for the 15th time. The ROC in Tilburg (a school focused on IT education) was our host for this edition. We have been given three rooms to organize the sessions in, in addition to the general room where the canteen was also located.

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Artificial Intelligence, is it natural to use it with Joomla?

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I remember when the internet was first popularised and the words “world wide web” and “internet” became essential for any headline writer. Soon after the point that the average person in the street would rant “If I hear one more mention of this wibbly wobbly web thingy Im going to” and you can use your own imagination to end that sentence.

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Books about Joomla 4: start reading!

May-Books

If you want to learn more about Joomla, you have the Joomla documentation, tutorials (written ones, like the ones in the Joomla Community Magazine, and video tutorials), or you can ask questions in the forum, on social media, in the Joomla Improvers channel on Mattermost or on StackExchange. But, people, nothing beats a book. Yes, a book. With pages, and all the information nicely structured in chapters and paragraphs. Are you looking for books about Joomla 4? We hear you: here’s a list of books! For beginners, experienced users, and developers. Start reading!

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Explore The Core: Newsflash Module

May-Newsflash

“The Article Newsflash Module will display a fixed number of Articles from a specific Category or a set of Categories.”

Newsflash? Sounds dramatic doesn’t it? It suggests breaking news that is so important that it interrupts everything else. And maybe you have news that your website visitors really have to see over any other content. Lucky then that this is a module, and we can place modules almost anywhere in Joomla.

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Show us your Joomla User Group!

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For a long time now we have been interviewing lots of Joomler volunteers and Joomla Teams. Now it is time to introduce a new series, interviewing Joomla User Groups (JUG). Are you in a JUG? Then we’d love to get to know you!

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JoomlaDayUSA 2023 - Texas and Beyond

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JoomlaDayUSA, in its third year, was finally able to meet in person. The conference was held entirely virtual for the first two years - which was a challenge in and of itself. 2023's conference, held in Austin, Texas, was also attended worldwide in a hybrid format. This statement screams success to those who took an idea and brought it to life four years ago.

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Explore the core - Contact Component - Part 2

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This is the second part of the small series of 3 articles about the Contact Component (com_contact).

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The April Issue

April

The JCM Team is proud to present you the April Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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Joomla 5, find out who is in the driving seat

April-J5

Wait, what? Joomla 5? Surely that’s a typo?
It is not. You read correctly: Joomla 5 is on the horizon and due to land in October 2023. JCM has the pleasure to meet with Release Manager Harald Leithner, who is excited about all the improvements coming our way!

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Getting to know the team behind Joomla 4.4

April-J4.4

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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Joomla at the Cloudfest Hackathon 2023: multidomain solution

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The CloudFest Hackathon is an annual event in Rust (Germany) that brings together developers, designers, and open source enthusiasts from around the world. They collaborate and innovate on various projects, aiming to create cutting-edge solutions that address different challenges in the world of web hosting and content management systems. Like last year, a team worked on a new core Joomla feature: a multidomain solution. In this interview, Elisa Foltyn and Timo Feuerstein tell us what happened. 

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Leadership interview: Crystal Dionysopoulos

April-Crystal

At the moment of writing (mid April 2023), Crystal Dionysopoulos has survived her first few weeks as President of the Board of Directors of Open Source Matters (the organisation that powers Joomla). We at the JCM are very curious about our new president: what is she like, what will she bring and how can we all help her move Joomla forward?

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Joomla at FOSS Backstage 2023: A Recap

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FOSS Backstage is an annual conference in Berlin that is all about the behind-the-scenes work at open source projects, from community management to leadership. Robert Deutz, Sigrid Gramlinger, Jules Weigel, and I were lucky to attend on March 13th and 14th on behalf of Joomla. We all learned a lot from the diverse and engaging sessions, all of which were recorded and are freely available. Here are some of my top takeaways from the two days of learning and networking!

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If you build it they will come (or: the 90-9-1 principle of user engagement)

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If you are a movie buff then you will have recognised the title of this article as a quotation from the Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams. But like all great quotations, that everyone knows, it is never said in the movie. The actual line is "If they build it he will come".

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Quarterly Highlights from Open Source Matters

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Get a brief overview of OSM happenings from the current board president. 

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