All the Joomla News for December 2021

All the Joomla News for December 2021

Hey everyone. Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community.

We've posted all of these updates, plus a lot more in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.

Joomlashack 2021 Review and Thank You

At the end of every year we write a review of what happened at Joomlashack. We always aim to avoid writing "everything was awesome" posts. We try and give you honesty and insight into Joomlashack's year. There are always many ups and downs. Here's our review of 2021:

Read Joomlashack's review of 2021

Shack Analytics is Ready for Joomla 4

Shack Analytics is now available for Joomla 4 users. This is a single extension to manage all the analytics code on your sites. Joomla site owners often have scripts from services such as Google Analytics, Adwords, Clicky, Facebook, and MailChimp. But those scripts are hidden away inside random modules, plugins or template files.

Find out more about Shack Analytics and Joomla 4

Video: Lock Users to Their Own Media Folder

If you've ever wanted each user on your Joomla site to have their own media folder AND be restricted to only that folder, then the RestrictedFS plugin from Dimitri Grammatiko is what you're looking for. This video from OSTraining shows how it's done.

Watch the video on restricting media library access

Joomla 4.1 is Due Next Month

The next big release of Joomla 4 is due on February 15th. All the features in this release are now available and ready for testing.

Help test the new features in Joomla 4.1

Video: Understanding Joomla's Database

This is a very helpful presentation by Peter Martin. He talks about SQL databases in general and the Joomla 4 database in particular. There's useful stuff in here for people who know very little about databases, and for people who want to learn about Joomla 4 specifically.

Watch the video of Peter's presentation

Kunena is Almost Ready for Joomla 4

It looks like the Kunena team are making good progress on Joomla 4 support. This has long been the best community forum option for Joomla.

Read more about Kunena and Joomla 4

Video: Speeding up Joomla

Nick from Akeeba gave a presentation last month about speeding up your Joomla website. That video is now up on YouTube.

Watch the video of Nick's presentation

Custom Admin Dashboards in Joomla 4

This is an interesting post by Florian Bauer. He always makes custom admin dashboards for his clients: "I decided to simplify things and only show [clients] the options they really need, and maybe some additional info like a short documentation so that they find everything in one place."

How to create custom admin dashboards

Video: Create a Custom 404 page

This video combines the brains of Tim Davis and Daniel from Web-eau. This tutorial shows how to make a custom 404 error page for your Joomla site.

Watch Tim's video on 404 pages

True WYSIWYG for Joomla

We mentioned one cool tool from Dimitri Grammatiko earlier in the newsletter. Here's another: this plugin will allow the WYSIWYG editor inside Joomla to use the same styles and fonts as the frontend of your site.

Check out the True WYSIWYG plugin for Joomla

Flexicontent for Joomla 4

Flexicontent is one of the best ways to build a complex site in Joomla. It's almost ready for Joomla 4 and now has integration with Joomla's new Workflows feature.

More about Flexicontent for Joomla 4