All the Joomla News for September 2022

All the Joomla News for September 2022

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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. We have over 1,000 members now!

OSCampus is Ready for Joomla 4

OSCampus is now available for Joomla 4 users! You can download OSCampus version 3.0 and it will work on both Joomla 3 and Joomla 4. This is the 23rd extension that we've updated for Joomla 4. OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.
See more about OSCampus for Joomla 4

Create a footer for Joomla blog articles

Daniel from the French Joomla community wrote an excellent guide showing how to create a footer for Joomla 4 blog articles. This tutorial includes a newsletter subscription box and also a multilingual author bio.
See how to create a blog footer

Video: Build a sticky header in Joomla 4's Cassiopeia Template

Tim Davis' new video will show you how to have a sticky header in Cassiopeia, the default template in Joomla 4.
Watch the sticky header video

More news on Joomla 5

The Joomla Production Team are making plans for Joomla 5. One change is that they will move deprecated code into a system plugin. This looks like a good move and should mean that "components running in Joomla 4 should also work with Joomla 5"
Read the latest Joomla 5 update

A WAMP development stack for Joomla

Troy Hall has been around the Joomla community since the beginning. He's working on a "Bearsampp" which is a WAMP development stack specifically designed for Joomla developers:
Read more about Bearsampp

Improving Joomla 4's Media Manager

Do any of you have a lot of images in the Media Manager? There's an interesting discussion here on how to make it scale for Joomla 4 users. Pagination? Lazy load? A stream?
More about improving the Media Manger

Watchful is 10 Years Old

Congrats to Victor Drover on 10 years of building Watchful, the best site maintenance tool for Joomla:
Watchful's 10th birthday

The new Joomla 4.3 release team

Congratulations Olivier Buisard and SD Williams (who you may remember from Joomlashack Conferences). They are the new Joomla 4.3 release team:
Meet the Joomla 4.3 team

Video: How to Invalidate Browser Cache in Joomla 4

Are you making changes to your Joomla site that your visitors and clients don't see because their browser is showing an older cached version? In this Tim Davis video, you'll see a Joomla module you can install to fix that right away!
Watch Tim's cache video

Joomla 4 API examples

Alexandre Elisé is on a mission to help people use the new Joomla 4 API. He's posting tons of examples on his Github account. He's just added new examples for Postman and also Swagger UI.
See Alexandre's API examples

A new tool to help upgrade Joomla 3 extensions to Joomla 4

Nicholas from Akeeba has released a new tool to help refactor your legacy Joomla 3 component into Joomla 4 MVC patterns.
See Nick's new upgrade tool

Updating Joomla's infrastructure

Hannes Papenberg has a new article sharing some of the work done to update the Joomla 4 infrastructure, including their Continuous Integration systems.
Read about Joomla's infrastructure improvements

The unofficial Joomla template directory keeps growing

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 His directory now has over 1,300 templates for Joomla 4.

Video: The Subform Field in Joomla 4

Tim Davis has a new video explaining the "Subform" custom field in Joomla 4. This is a new and improved replacement for the repeatable field in Joomla 3. Tim also included a terrible pun on the video thumbnail.
Watch the subform field video