Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack. This week we're trying something a little different. It's a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. Please let us know if you find this useful and want more round-ups in the future.
I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you want daily Joomla updates.
Video introduction to Tabs and Sliders
Tabs and Sliders has over 100 reviews on Joomla.org, and is one of our most popular extensions. Rod Martin and the team at OSTraining were kind enough to create a video showing how to use our Tabs and Sliders. Click to watch the Tabs and Sliders video.
Optimize your Joomla site's performance
Nick from Akeeba has just finished a big 6-part series on optimizing Joomla sites. It's on his personal site and is definitely worth reading. Nick has already moved his site to Joomla 4. He is a brave man! Read the first part of Nick's 6-part series.
January's Joomla Magazine is really good
This month's version of the official Joomla Magazine is excellent. There are articles on all this and more:
- Cassiopeia, the Joomla 4 default template.
- Lazy-loading in Joomla core.
- What to expect for 2021 in Joomla.
Joomla Day USA is coming in April
This will be a virtual event. The organizing team are looking to throw a collaborative event, and want to include talks about Joomla, web development, and also broader topics. They have just opened the call for speakers and sponsors. Click for more about Joomla Day USA.
Joomla 4 will use Bootstrap 5
It looks like Joomla 4 will ship with Bootstrap 5 instead of Bootstrap 4. Version 5 is still in beta, but it's the recommended version on the official Bootstrap site, and it should give Joomla 4 a longer shelf-life. Read a (very long) discussion on using Bootstrap 5.
Create a Responsive Vertical Timeline
This is an awesome tutorial. A vertical timeline can showcase historical facts, the growth of your company, your achievements, etc. This tutorial shows how to create and display an awesome responsive vertical timeline using only Joomla. See how to build a timeline in Joomla.
There's a new Joomla SEO team
Other Joomlashack updates
Here are other updates and tutorials from the Joomlashack team in January: