The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

The 2017 Joomlashack Roadmap

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:

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Say Hello to OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

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.

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Learn to Build Joomla Plugins at Joomlashack University

How to Develop Joomla Plugins

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.

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You Can Now Include All Types of Media in OSCampus Lessons

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're releasing a major update to 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. 

OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and it's architecture is the basis for Joomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!

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New Joomla Class: Introduction to Object Oriented PHP

Object Oriented PHP

We're delighted to launch an important new class called, "Introduction to Object Oriented PHP".

This class is part of a series of new developer-focused classes at Joomlashack University. Last week, you saw the launch of new Joomla development classes.

Object oriented programming (OOP) is the most popular model used by PHP developers.

Joomla has long been a leader in terms of OOP. Back in 2008, the Joomla team launched version 1.5. This was a completely rewrite, in part to introduce OOP principles.

In this class, you'll learn the fundamentals of OOP and, in particular, how they apply to Joomla and PHP.

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New at Joomlashack University: Become a Joomla Developer

New at Joomlashack University: Become a Joomla Developer

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".

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Introducing OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Introducing OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

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!

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Win a Copy of MySQL Explained. Improve Your Joomla Skills!

mysql explained book

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!

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The New Joomlashack is Here

We're Going to Merge Alledia into Joomlashack

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.

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The JCal Pro Events Calendar is Coming to Joomlashack

jcal pro big 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!

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