The Wright Framework Works with Joomla 4!

Hey, Wright (Almost) Works with Joomla 4!

Here at Joomlashack, we use the Wright Framework to build great Joomla templates.

Wright currently works perfectly with Joomla 3 websites.

However, we had no idea whether it would work on Joomla 4. After all, Joomla 4 isn't even in alpha yet. And future Joomla updates have always been complicated. Surely the move to Joomla 4 would be difficult?

We were wrong. Moving Wright to Joomla 4 was surprisingly easy.

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Our Alasse Template is Back and Available for Free

Our Alasse Template is Now Available for Free

Many of our customers requested this, and we listened to their request. As the result, our Alasse template is back, improved and available for free.

Alasse has a clean and open design, which makes this Joomla template ideal for a huge variety of end uses.

The free version of Alasse has the same design as the Pro version. However, if you buy the Pro version you'll get support and two Pro extensions: Easy Social Icons and Shack Slides. If you are interested in getting the full experience with the Alasse template, we recommend you buy a subscription.

Read more: Our Alasse Template is Back and Available for Free

Joomla Mobile Toolbar Module from JoomForest

Joomla Mobile Toolbar Module from JoomForest

A good navigation menu can hugely improve your website user experience. If your site does not have an easy to use navigation menu system, then your customers will most likely get confused and leave to your competitors. Keeping your site navigation menu as simple as possible, will increase your customer satisfaction and make them come back to your site for more.

JF Mobile Bar is a complete mobile navigation solution for Joomla. It can either partially or completely replace your Joomla template's own header or menu. It offers your mobile visitors a flawless browsing experience that is tailored specifically to small screens. This unique Joomla tool can also work on tablet or desktop browsers.

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Our Community Template is Now Available for Free

Our Community Template is Now Available for Free

We are happy to announce our Community template is now available for free.

Community is a simple and practical Joomla design. Because it is so fun and easy to use, we used it as the example template in Joomla 3 Explained, the most popular book for Joomla beginners.

The free version of Community has the same design as the Pro version. However, if you buy the Pro version, you'll get support and the Easy Social Icons extension. If you are interested in getting the full experience with Community Joomla template, we recommend you buy a subscription.

Read more: Our Community Template is Now Available for Free

Flow, Our New Landing Page Template

Flow, Our New Landing Page Template

Today we released Flow, a Joomla template that's perfect for landing pages.

Flow is designed with a simple and clean approach. With clear call-to-action areas throughout the template, Flow is ideal for promoting products and services. 

Flow is compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework, and comes with two commercial extensions: Easy Social Icons and Shack Slides.

Read more: Flow, Our New Landing Page Template

The 4th Joomla Development Class is Here

 

How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2

We are delighted to publish the 4th major class in our Joomla development series. These 4 classes now cover all the key areas of building Joomla extensions.

We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to create this series of 70 videos.

This 4th class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 2: the Frontend".

In these videos, you'll finish building the todo list component that was started in Part 1. 

Join Joomlashack University for access to all these videos

Cory shows you how Joomla uses the MVC pattern for component development. You'll learn how to build Models, Views and Controllers in the recommended Joomla way. You'll also see how to create router files and language files, plus how to package your work for distribution.

Read more: The 4th Joomla Development Class is Here

How We're Improving the Admin UI for JCal Pro

Improved Admin UI for JCal Pro

We released today JCal Pro 4.2.5, a new version of the best calendar component for Joomla.

Over the last few releases, we been improving the admin UI, so that JCal Pro looks more like the core Joomla UI.

In general, we think that extensions should look like Joomla, rather than have their own, completely unique design style. This makes it much easier for users, who don't have to learn a new interface.

In this post, we'll give you a quick summary of how the JCal Pro backend evolved during the last updates.

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13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

The Wright Framework for Joomla Templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. It's the best Joomla framework you'll find anywhere. Wright powers all the templates here at Joomlashack.

We've just released a free 13 video class on how to use the Wright Framework.

You'll learn how to use Wright to quickly create your own custom Joomla templates.

Simon Kloostra shows you how to install Wright and use Wright's default styles to quickly set up your template. You'll learn how Wright provides you with many of the Bootstrap's key features and components. You'll also be able to safely customize your template using custom CSS and PHP files that won't be over-ridden during any updates.

Read more: 13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

Improved RTL Support for the Wright Framework

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

All our templates are built using the Wright Framework so we are constantly updating it and adding features. We just released version 3.3 of the Wright framework, and in addition to several improvements and bug fixes, it now includes improved RTL support.

If your website has text oriented from right to left (mostly likely you're using a language such as Hebrew and Arabic), then Wright is now better able to follow this approach.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

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Using Phing with the Wright Framework to Get a Working Joomla Template

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

Wright is the template framework we use at Joomlashack to create our commercial templates. We are always making it a little more awesome.

In this post, we will show you the process we follow to generate a working Joomla template by using Phing in combination with the Wright repository from Github, plus how to add your custom styles.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

Read more: Using Phing with the Wright Framework to Get a Working Joomla Template