All the Joomla News for July 2021

 All the Joomla News for July 2021

Thanks for using Joomla and Joomlashack.

Every month we post a round-up of news from around the Joomla community. Here's our guide to what's interesting in Joomla right now.

I try to post one of these helpful items every day in the Joomlashack Facebook group, so join if you do want daily Joomla updates.

The Joomlashack Approach to Joomla 4

The launch date has just been announced, so we've spent the last few days finalizing our plans for Joomla 4. In this blog post, I'll explain Joomlashack's roadmap for dealing with Joomla 4 updates.

Read about Joomlashack's roadmap for Joomla 4

Joomla 3.10 is the Bridge to Joomla 4

Joomla 3.10 will be the final release for Joomla 3. This will also be the version that you must move to before upgrading to Joomla 4. Here are some key things to know about this last Joomla 3 release:

Read about the Joomla 3.10 release

Watch this Joomla 4 Video

New from Rod Martin and the OSTraining team: a video guide to the administration side of Joomla 4 and some of the great enhancements found there.

Watch OSTraining's Joomla 4 video

A Guide to Joomla 4 Extension Development

This is awesome from Astrid Guenther: it's a complete guide to Joomla 4 extension development, available in both English and German.

See the Joomla 4 development guide

The Best Way to Automatically Shrink Images in Joomla?

One member of Joomlashack's Facebook group asked this question: "what is your recommended way to shrink images when they are uploaded?" The community responded with some excellent answers.

Check out the Facebook conversation

A Beautiful New Joomla Website

This is an excellent new site just launched by Sandra Decoux. It may be the best Joomla site I've seen in 2021. It's for a real estate development company on the island of Sint-Maarten in the Caribbean.

See Sandra's new Joomla design

Build a Pricing Table in Joomla with Custom Fields

This is a really cool tutorial from Bjørn Ove Bremnes: he shows how to make a pricing table using only Joomla's core custom fields. Doing it this way makes it very easy for non-technical users to update the table:

See the pricing table tutorial with custom fields

Joomla videos on YouTube

If you learn well from videos, Tim Davis at "Basic Joomla Tutorials" is by far most prolific Joomla video blogger. Check out his channel. He's even launching a couple of extensions that he talks about in his latest videos:

Check out the Basic Joomla channel

Joomlashack in the Joomla Magazine

We wrote about Joomla 4 for the Joomla Magazine. They've been asking extension developers what’s going to happen with their extensions. We replied that our developers are working on Joomla 4 updates and that they have been pleasantly surprised. The changes in Joomla 4 are genuine improvements.

Read the Joomlashack article in the Joomla magazine

Everything You Need to Know about Custom Fields

Kudos to Marc Dechèvre for putting together this comprehensive list of resources for custom fields. And when Marc aims for "comprehensive", he does it! This is a big, helpful list!

See Marc's resources for custom fields

Joomla 4 Sites Going Live Already!

JoomlaDay Germany/Austria/Switzerland is coming up in September and they're already using Joomla 4 for their live site!

Check out the JoomlaDay site in Joomla 4

Joomla and Core Web Vitals

Yannick Gaultier is the developer behind sh404SEF, and he's an SEO expert. He has a new video about Google's new "Core Web Vitals". The video is about 20 minutes long, but packed with useful info for Joomla sites:

Watch Yannick's video on Core Web Vitals