Joomla development has been the most requested topic by Joomlashack University members.
So, I'm delighted to release another in a series of several Joomla development classes. We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building extensions.
This new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Components. Part 1: the Administrator".
This class follows on from "How to Develop Joomla Modules" and "How to Develop Joomla Plugins".
Do you want to learn Joomla extension development? Click here to join Joomlashack University.
For the last year, Joomlashack clubs were sold only as 6 or 12 month plans, and they were a wonderful value for the money.
For example, you could get our Extension Club for as little as $129 for a 6 month plan. You could also get all our templates for $79 on a 6 month subscription.
Today, we're introducing a more affordable 3 month options for all Joomlashack clubs.
Over the last few days, we've been contacted by several Joomla users. These users were customers of a particular Joomla extension developer. The developer seems to have vanished overnight, shutting down their website.
This is not the first time we've seen a situation like this. Life happens. People get busy, create new extensions and services, change jobs, or may need to stop development for 1,001 other reasons.
But, if you don't want to disappoint your existing customers, let me offer an option: Joomlashack is willing to adopt your extensions.
Joomla has recently announced a new rule for extensions published on the Joomla Extensions Directory (JED).
Extensions on the JED must now support the Joomla Update System. This means that you can easily apply updates via your site's administrator area.
We're 110% behind this new rule. It will make your Joomla site safer and easier to maintain. The JED team wrote a great explanation of the benefits to website builders and extension developers.
Some of our extensions, especially the original extensions from Joomlashack, were still missing that feature. We've have been working hard over the last few weeks to make sure all Joomlashack extensions support the Joomla Update System.
Are you feeling cold this week? The absolute best remedy is a trip to Florida.
Why not plan to meet us in Florida for JoomlaDay Florida next month?
The second annual JoomlaDay Florida will be in Tampa on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th.
This can't be a complete year-in-review post.
The OSTraining team took over Joomlashack in April 2016, so we can really only talk about the last 8 months.
However, it's fair to say that the last 8 months were some of the most exciting in Joomlashack's 11 year history.
This year's Joomlashack survey consists of a single question: What can Joomlashack do better in 2017?
You might be thinking,
This seems like a very simple thing to answer
Yes, you're right! There's just a single box and you can write whatever you want.
In April 2016, the OSTraining team took over Joomlashack. This site was still running, but it needed an injection of fresh energy after 11 years.
So, we planned a 2016 roadmap to bring new life back to Joomlashack.
I'm delighted to say that almost all the items on the 2016 roadmap have now been completed:
Today we're delighted to officially launch OSCampus.
OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.
OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and its architecture is the basis forJoomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!
OSCampus allows you to publish online classes. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs. Your lessons can be YouTube or Vimeo Videos, Slideshare or Google presentations, simple text or complex code.
Do you want to become a Joomla developer? Joomlashack University has the classes to help you.
Last month, Joomlashack published class called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".
This week we have a new class called, "How to Develop Joomla Plugins".
If you watch the first class you'll learn the basics of Joomla development. In this second class, you'll learn how to build plugins. These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine.