May

The May Issue

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

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Making workflows that work for you

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I like the word workflow. It makes me feel more organised just by saying it. When my work flows I’m happy. In Joomla this form of organisation is a hierarchy that enables a means of moderation so that admins or editors can control content, making sure it doesn’t get published without some form of approval.

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Content Templates - the Joomla Page Builder you didn't know you already had

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Why are you using a so-called page builder when Joomla has everything you probably need right in the box? Don't know what I am talking about? Well it's a fairly hidden feature of the TinyMCE editor called Content Templates.

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Templates for Joomla - Episode 1: Templates, Frameworks & Clubs or not…

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In less than 4 months, Joomla will turn 19 - and boy has it evolved into a truly powerful, very capable, yet easy to use solid and accessible young adult (and platform). Thanks to not just its vibrant community of promoters, testers, developers, documenters, marketers and helpers but also our component, module, and plugin builders that are all around - and a very appreciated part of the Joomla project. 

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Smooth operators. A thank you to the Release Managers of 5.0

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Stability and reliability are keywords when it comes to any software release. Only hindsight shows whether such was achieved. Yet Joomla 5.0 hit these two requirements and many more, nailing that many have said is the best release of a major to date. Yes, we need to celebrate the features, but often all the hard work can be eclipsed by the issues that follow. 

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Guided Tours: Getting Better and Better - Here’s What's New!

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You may have seen them in the backend of your Joomla 4 or 5 website: Guided Tours, the ultimate way to get familiarized with your Joomla website. And while Joomla 5 keeps getting better (thanks to our awesome developers), so does Joomla's Little Helper, aka the Guided Tours!

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How to Customize the Joomla 5 Login Page

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In this beginner tutorial, you'll learn how to customize the login page of your Joomla 5 site. No coding skills required, no useless extension to install, just you and the Joomla's magic :)

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Safeguarding Your Joomla Content Against AI Crawlers

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Joomla is no exception to the trend towards artificial intelligence, and there are extensions that allow you to link up with it and use it to create content, but it may also be that you don't want your content to be used to feed this enormous knowledge base.

Ask yourself if your site has been used to train artificial intelligence. You can do the test at this site: https://haveibeentrained.com/ and decide whether you want to leave your site to the AIs.

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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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My Joomla journey - Sergey Tolkachyov

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Sergey Tolkachyov devotes his work and free time to Joomla. What was once a hobby has become his profession, and you can tell he loves Joomla.

He shares his knowledge with the Russian-speaking community and beyond, and today he shares with us what it feels like to be a Joomla developer.

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Joomla Day USA Debriefing - Why everyone should attend next year!

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So… where to start, what a whirlwind of an event. Joomla Day USA, Nashville Tennessee.  

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