The July Issue

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

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Joomla 5 Alpha - First experiences

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Yes, sometimes I'm curious. So, when I read in the Joomla Facebook group that Joomla 5 Alpha1 was out, I decided to give it a try.

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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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Extended Security Support for Joomla 3.x - giving an old friend another chance

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August 17, 2023 marks an historic date for the Joomla project: after more than 10 years, the project’s support for the 3.x version comes to an end. However there are still plenty of 3.x sites in the wild, some of them unable to migrate to 4.x in the remaining time frame. Do these sites need to be switched off in a couple of weeks?

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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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Ways to become more profitable as a Joomla! agency

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Hi, I’m Eoin Oliver and I welcome you to my first ever magazine article. This is a follow up from my talk at Joomla! Day USA titled “50 useful non-Joomla tools”. I’ve broken this into a two part article, this first article will talk about ways to make your agency more profitable, and focus on our process.

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Honest Communication: Finding Balance Between Brutal Honesty and Toxic Positivity

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Last month, I wrote about creating a healthier community and touched on healthy communication. Let's explore a little more about what that means, and how we can find balance and communicate with kindness and honesty.

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Rock the house! 10 Golden tips for a successful Joomla presentation

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We’ve all seen them, at JoomlaDays or at Joomla User Group meetings: the people giving talks and presentations, making it look like it’s super easy. What is their secret, and can you learn to present with flair and confidence? Read more and find out!

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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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Do you have a few hours to help enhance Joomla’s latest feature, Guided Tours?

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Guided Tours in Joomla has been a prominent project within the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program. Guided Tours was the main feature of the Joomla 4.3 release showcasing the power of teamwork and determination. This article highlights the ongoing efforts to refine and expand Guided Tours and the need for users who can help enhance the Guided Tours feature.

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Meet a Joomla User Group: Website Design Company Owners

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The Joomla User Group has always been a meeting in person, but since 2020 things changed. Now it is also possible to have hybrid or online User Groups. And in this months JUG interview we share one of our online JUGs, the Website Design Company Owners User Group.

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Style your Joomla website: Bring color to your menu

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Do you use Joomla’s built-in Cassiopeia template? And would you like to (re)style the pages on your website, but don’t know where to start? Then this series is for you! Joomla has some lesser known functions we can use to style our pages without the need of overrides.

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Explore The Core: Articles Related

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Wouldn't it be great if you could show related articles below or next to the article your visitor is reading? Joomla has an easy to use feature for that, built into the core. It's a module called Articles Related, and it's really easy to use.

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Explore the core: resize your images upon upload

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Wouldn't it be nice to have your images resized upon uploading? Without having to use a third party plugin? Let's explore the core, because Joomla! 4 has this built in. All you need to do is configure it!

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How I became a Joomler - Patrick Smits

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Patrick Smits has followed a path in which many of our readers will recognise themselves. He used to work in design, then got into the web, and naturally chose Joomla. Let him tell us why.

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