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Easily embed PDFs in your Joomla 4 content
Anja de Grom writes:
"You probably know how to place images, maybe even videos in your Joomla articles. But did you know you can add PDFs that your visitors can read without having to open or download them first? It's super easy! And the good part: you don't even have to install an extension to do it. The functionality is built right into the Joomla 4 core. Here's how you do it."
See how to embed PDFs in Joomla 4
Joomla 5: Should we be afraid?
Tim Davis has a new video:
"Just the mention of Joomla 5 has been scaring people and making them wonder if it will break Joomla 4 when it is released someday. In this video, we hear the significant points about whether or not we have anything to fear.
Add fonts to Cassiopeia in Joomla 4
Michael Russell writes:
"The IcoMoon fonts were distributed with Joomla 3 ... When Joomla 4 was released, the developers decided to use FontAwesome fonts instead of IcoMoon. This article will show you how to host any font you like, and we’re using the IcoMoon font files included with Joomla 3 as an example".
Hide a Joomla module on mobile
This question was posted in our Joomlashack Facebook group:
"I can't figure out how to hide a module for mobile using the Cassiopeia template. I've found the Module Class in Advanced but whatever I put in there changes nothing. Does anyone have the answer?"
See how to hide a module on mobile
Have a sticky header in Joomla 4's Cassiopeia template
In this video, Tim Davis shows you how to set a sticky header in Cassiopeia, the default template in Joomla 4.
The Joomla Force is Strong in Central Europe
Florian Bauer writes:
"On September 23 and 24, the joint JoomlaDay DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) took place in Bad Hersfeld (Germany), and the feedback was extremely positive. Nearly 120 participants took the opportunity to (finally) attend live talks and presentations again."
Google Analytics 4 and Joomla 4
Philip Walton writes:
"In my previous article: “As Googles Universal Analytics comes to a close, what alternatives, if any, do you need?” we explored Google Analytics' origin story. I took a look at whether Analytics is even right for all sites and the impact just adding Analytics defacto can have. And we touched on one of the alternatives out there. Join me now in a deep dive into the setup of Google Analytics 4."
Read Philip's article on Google Analytics 4
20 default Joomla settings you should change
From Michael Russell:
"I’ve lost count of the number of Joomla websites I’ve created—some of which lasted a couple of hours, and some of them have lasted for years—but I have a standard process that I follow when I create websites. Therefore, in no particular order, this is my checklist of things I do between creating a new Joomla website and adding the first piece of content:"
See Michael's checklist for new sites
How to add custom CSS to the Joomla 4 admin area
Tim Davis has a new video that he introduces this way: "Adding custom CSS to Joomla templates isn't just for frontend templates - you can do it for the admin template as well. In this video, we'll see the how and why to customize the CSS of the admin template of your Joomla site."
The Joomla Production Team's goals
Philip Walton says: "Last quarter, the Production department published the team's goals for the next quarter ... Take a look at what is planned for the next quarter and see if there is anything you can put your weight behind."
Read about Joomla's production goals
How Daniel built his unofficial Joomla template directory
For a long time, there was no single place to find Joomla templates. Daniel from the French Joomla community has solved that with his excellent TemplateJoomla.com. His directory now has over 1,400 templates for Joomla 4. In this blog post, he introduces the directory and explains how he built it.
See how TemplateJoomla.com was built
Nick from Akeeba wrote an online book all about extension development
Nick Dionysopoulos from Akeeba is one of the best and most prolific developers in Joomla. He wrote a new online book and introduced it this way: "This book aims to distil my experience writing Joomla software since 2006 and includes some useful background on how some features were decided, how they are meant to be used, and where they fit in the larger picture of writing efficient, maintainable code. This is neither a tutorial nor a reference book. It's more of a practical guide through the Joomla extensions development API."