Before today, it was really difficult to find Joomla development training. There are few resources available if you want to learn how to build Joomla extensions.
Today, I'm delighted to say that has changed.
At Joomlashack University, we've released the first of several Joomla development classes.
We've worked with Cory Webb, a Joomla developer since 2005, to produce a series of classes on building Joomla extensions.
This first new class is called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".
We're delighted to introduce OSCampus, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla.
OSCampus is designed for online courses. 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.
OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, here at Joomlashack University and also on the official Joomla.org training site!
If you use Joomla, then you use MySQL.
MySQL is the world's most popular database program and if you build Joomla sites, you'll benefit from an understanding of MySQL.
Today we're giving away 10 copies of the best-selling book, MySQL Explained. This book was published 6 months ago, and has been sitting on top of Amazon's listings ever since.
MySQL Explained is a clear, step-by-step guide that will enable you to understand how your data is being stored and give you the ability to design your own custom applications!
We have some very positive news for Joomlashack and Alledia.com users: we have merged Joomlashack and Alledia.
In addition to templates, Joomlashack now has a new site design, plus some of the most popular extensions in Joomla. These include JCal Pro, OSMap, OSYouTube, Tabs and Sliders and more.
This blog post is an overview of everything you need to know about the merger.
Last week, we announced that over a dozen extra extensions were coming to Joomlashack, thanks to a merger with Alledia.com.
So, if you're a member of our Extensions Club, you will suddenly get 400% more value. Instead of 5 extensions, you'll have access to about 20.
Alledia's extensions include some of the most popular extensions in Joomla, such as OSMap, OSYouTube, Tabs and Sliders and more.
Today, we're can add one more to that list: JCal Pro.
JCal Pro is one of the most popular calendar and events components in Joomla.
We intend to make Joomlashack a one-stop destination for all your Joomla needs. We hope you'll agree that this another big step in that direction!
We have some very positive news for Joomlashack users.
We're going to merge Alledia.com into Joomlashack.com. If you're a member of our Extensions Club, you will suddenly get 400% more value. Instead of 5 extensions, you'll have access to about 20.
Sometime in the next few weeks, Alledia.com will redirect to Joomlashack.com, and over a dozen extra extensions will appear on Joomlashack. These include some of the most popular extensions in Joomla, such as OSMap, OSYouTube, Tabs and Sliders and more.
Since taking over Joomlashack in April, we've hard at work revamping everything.
We launched Clementine, a new template, plus major updates for Onyx, Vintage and Techie. We're also planning new versions of Breeze, Community, Optimus and Travertine. Once that's done, all our templates will be running on the Wright 3 framework.
Earlier this week, we published our roadmap for Joomlashack.
One of the key points on the roadmap was this:
"We're going to focus. During the last 11 years, Joomlashack has released over 100 templates. That's just too many to keep updated and supported. Over the next few weeks, we're going to retire some older templates, particular those that are only available for Joomla 1.5 or 2.5. All future releases will be for Joomla 3 only."
So, today we're releasing more details around that decision.
About one month ago, we welcomed Joomlashack into our larger OSTraining team.
Since then we've been hard at work creating a roadmap for Joomlashack. Here are the 7 major items on our roadmap for the next few weeks:
- Joomlashack is releasing templates again! This week, we released Clementine. In the next couple of weeks, we'll release a new and responsive version of Vintage. We also have a 100% new design in progress. Stay tuned for major improvements to our selection of Joomla templates.
- Joomlashack extensions are getting updates again! All major bugs with Joomlashack extensions will be fixed very shortly.
Joomlashack is now part of OSTraining
As you may know, Joomlashack University became powered by OSTraining in 2013. Since then, Eddie (the CEO of Joomlashack) and I have continued to collaborate on a number of ventures and companies.
Eddie, who has become an integral part of the OSTraining team, asked me to help him with Joomlashack. He wanted Joomlashack to move forward more quickly and with more resources.
Enter the OSTraining team of developers, designers, and support staff …
We have taken over Joomlashack’s template and extension development projects. We'll strive to increase product launches, as we bring the company's technological excellence on par with the high standards we have at OSTraining and Alledia.