What to Know About Updating to Joomla 3.6.3

What to Know About Updating to Joomla 3.6.3

Joomla 3.6.3 was released on October 18th.

This is a bug-fix release that fixed over 300 issues. You can see the complete list of bug-fixes on Github.

As with any release, some users may see one or two glitches. In this post, we'll keep a list of any glitches that are reported.

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We Updated Élan, a Minimalist and Elegant Joomla Template

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Do you like clean and elegant design? Check out Élan, one of our favorite templates at Joomlashack.

This week's update to Élan includes minor changes to be compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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Meet the New Optimus: a Stylish Joomla Template

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Today, we bring you a big update for the Optimus template.

We have completely redesigned Optimus with a minimalist approach. The template is also now responsive and based on version 3 of the Wright framework.

Along with this, we're happy to complete one of the major goals set out in our 2016 roadmap: all our Joomla templates are responsive, stylish, Joomla 3 compatible, and based on Wright 3.

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Free Tutorials on Updating From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3

How to Update From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3
Joomla 3 is a wonderful way to build websites!
 
We want to help anyone stuck on 2.5.
 
We've released a 100% free class from Joomlashack University. This class explains how to move Joomla 2.5 sites to Joomla 3.

Joomla itself updates smoothly from 2.5 to 3. The main issues occur with extensions or templates that haven't been adapted for Joomla 3. Watch these videos, and you should be ready to migrate. 

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New Joomla Class: Introduction to Object Oriented PHP

We're delighted to launch an important new class called, "Introduction to Object Oriented PHP".

This class is part of a series of new developer-focused classes at Joomlashack University. Last week, you saw the launch of new Joomla development classes.

Object oriented programming (OOP) is the most popular model used by PHP developers.

Joomla has long been a leader in terms of OOP. Back in 2008, the Joomla team launched version 1.5. This was a completely rewrite, in part to introduce OOP principles.

In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of OOP and, in particular, how they apply to Joomla and PHP.

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How to Create Tabs Using Joomla and Bootstrap

How to Create Tabs Using Joomla Bootstrap
If you are a Joomla developer, and you are creating your own extension or template, it will often happen that you need a nice way to organize your output so that it looks neat on the page.

A good way to do this is using a tab set, that is, a clickable set of information panes.

This article shows how to do this using Joomla Bootstrap. The Bootstrap framework is a jQuery plugin which is distributed as part of the Joomla core.

The image below has an example of tabs in action:

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The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla World Conference is in Vancouver in November

The Joomla! World Conference (JWC) is back for the 5th year!

After two years in the USA, followed by a year in Mexico and then India, the JWC is now headed to Canada.

The 2016 edition of JWC is in Vancouver. If you've never been to Vancouver before, you'll find it's one of the most beautiful cities in North America.

The conference is about six weeks away now, so there's plenty of time to get your tickets.

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OSWistia Supports Wistia's New Vulcan Player

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OSWistia now supports the excellent new Vulcan video player from Wistia.

If you want to show video on your site for marketing or teaching, then Wistia is an excellent choice for video hosting.

Wistia's new Vulcan player adds several features, and also rearranges some buttons to more logical locations.

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6 Possible New Features in Joomla 3.7

6 Possible New Features in Joomla 3.7

Joomla developers are working hard on Joomla 3.7, and they are proposing a lot of exciting changes.

In this post, I'm going to give you a preview of 6 new features that may be added to Joomla 3.7.

We're not even at the Alpha phase of development for 3.7 yet, so nothing is set in stone. I'm sure the developers would love more feedback and testing on these great ideas. I've added a Github link next to each proposed improvement, so you know how to get involved.

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New at Joomlashack University: Become a Joomla Developer

New at Joomlashack University: Become a Joomla Developer

Before today, it was really difficult to find Joomla development training. There are few resources available if you want to learn how to build Joomla extensions.

Today, I'm delighted to say that has changed.

At Joomlashack University, we've released the first of several Joomla development classes.

We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building Joomla extensions.

This first new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".

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