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.
More Joomlashack extensions ready for Joomla 4
In October we released five more extensions for Joomla 4:
- Shack Open Graph
- Tabs and Sliders
Next week, we may have three more releases, including OSMeta, Shack User Switching, and Shack Article Manager.
How to Keep a Joomla Business Growing in 2021
It's no secret that Joomla businesses are facing headwinds in 2021. However, it is possible to run a profitable company that does good work and keeps growing. I gave a presentation with TechJoomla about success in Joomla in 2021:
Custom Fields Improvements in Joomla 4
Marc Dechèvre is the person to listen to about Joomla custom fields. He has a new post in the Joomla magazine where he talks about two cool new features that weren't mentioned in the Joomla 4 marketing: Repeatable Fields and Subform Fields
Understanding the Cassiopeia layout
This is a nicely-done guide to the Cassiopeia template in Joomla 4, with all the module positions and color variations:
Video: Using The Joomla 4 API
George Wilson is one of the lead developers of Joomla 4. He gave a talk a couple of weeks ago about the new REST API in Joomla 4.
Dark Mode in the Joomla 4 Admin
If you like Dark Mode on your websites, there's a dark-themed administrator template for Joomla 4. It's called "Bettum", and version 1.0.3 is out now.
Make the Joomla 4 Admin Look Like Joomla 3
If you want to use Joomla 4, but still want the old-school Joomla 3 admin interface, we have the solution for you. The Phoca Top Menu Module restores the old admin area layout.
Video: What's Coming in Joomla 4.1
This one is for developers who want to get into the weeds of Joomla 4. Benjamin Trenkle from the Joomla team talks about the lessons learned from the 4.0 release and what's coming in 4.1:
The Joomla 4 Book, by Simon Grange
Simon Grange, CEO of Cinnk, well-known contributor in the French Community, wrote a book, available in French and English, to help newbies and usual users to learn how to use the new features and create a website using Joomla 4.
Build Joomla 4 Extensions With No Code
This is a really cool service: Joomla Component Creator can generate fully functional, ready-to-install, extensions for Joomla 3 and 4. All you do is enter the details you want, and it does everything else.
Video: First Look at the Media Manager in Joomla 4
Tim from "Basic Joomla" takes a look at the Media Manager in Joomla 4, including some of the free ways you can extend it with DPMedia Manager from Digital Peak. The video is long but useful!