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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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!
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!
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: