How to Produce the Complete Deliverable for Your Joomla Project

How to Produce the Complete Deliverable for Your Joomla Project

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation (51:01) was from Duke Speer. I have known him for over a decade now. Duke is based in Park City, Utah. He has been deep inside non-profit and project management work.

He runs a company called Turntothepros.com and is a great guy and a great speaker. In this presentation, he talks about how to systematize your business so that every website you produce meets certain standards that become your brand and ensure long-lasting relationships with your client.

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How to Create Joomla Sites That Clients Love to Update

How to Create Joomla Sites That Clients Love to Update

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from SD Williams. SD is a really enthusiastic Joomla volunteer. She runs Joomla Day Chicago, one of the biggest Joomla Days event in the United States. In her presentation, SD shows you how to create self-maintainer Joomla sites that clients love to update.

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Security Best Practices for your Joomla Agency

Security Best Practices for your Joomla Agency

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel. There's a single playlist for all conference videos.

This presentation is from Vic Drover, the CEO of Watchful. We've written before about how we rely on Watchful here at Joomlashack.

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How Joomla Helped Build a Site for Writers, Readers and Publishers

How Joomla Helped Build a Site for Writers, Readers and Publishers

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel. There's a single playlist for all conference videos.

This presentation is from Robert Fairhead, from Sydney, Australia. It is his personal case study. This is the first presentation of this type where the speaker talks about one particular website they built, all the ins and outs and the challenges that were involved in building it.

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How to Optimize and Improve the Joomla Admin Area

How to Optimize and Improve the Joomla Admin Area

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Peter Martin and shows you how to improve the Joomla admin area.

Peter's presentation has 101 different tips for improving your site. If you're a regular Joomla user, you may know several of them, but I 100% guarantee you'll come away from this talk with at least several great new ideas.

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Everything You Need to Know About Joomla 4 in One Video

Everything You Need to Know About Joomla 4 in One Video

We held the Joomlashack Conference over 3 days in mid-November.

This was a free conference featuring 20 of the best speakers from around the Joomla world.

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We're currently editing all the videos and posting them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel. There's a single playlist for all conference videos.

The first presentation we've published is from George Wilson, one of Joomla's lead developers. I introduced George and joked that this was the conference keynote. George is such a humble guy that he brushed off that compliment. But there's no doubt that everyone interested in Joomla should watch George's talk.

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Introduction to Web Assets in Joomla 4

Introduction to Web Assets in Joomla 4

One of my favorite improvements in Joomla 4 is the "Web assets" feature. It allows you to load a set of JavaScript and CSS files in a specific order with a single call.

Let's say you want to load CSS or JavaScript files that depend on other files. For example, you may want to load a JavaScript file that depends on jQuery being loaded first.

In this short tutorial, I will show you how the "Web assets" feature of Joomla 4 works.

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Joomla 4 Has Customizable HTML Email Templates

Joomla 4 Has Customizable HTML Email Templates

Joomla 4 is making progress with Alpha releases every month or so. Last month, we got a new admin template and before that it was a new search engine.

The latest version of Joomla 4 is Alpha 12. You can read the release announcement here.

The major new feature in this release is customizable email templates. You will be able to control the content of the emails sent from your site. This is thanks to a new extension called com_mails.

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How to Use OSCampus, the Joomla LMS

OSCampus is our popular Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla. This Joomla extensions is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week.

In this getting started guide, I'll show you how to add OSCampus to your site.

OSCampus is organized in a very simple way: Classes contain Lessons. Everything is a secondary feature, so we'll focus on setting up those core elements.

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Joomla eCommerce Users: Are You Ready for SCA?

Joomla eCommerce Users: Are You Ready for SCA and PSD2?

Last year, website owners needed to deal with the new European privacy laws known as GDPR. We wrote a guide to Joomla and the GDPR.

This year, there are new European rules that involve eCommerce. There are two names for these new requirements:

  • PSD2: Payment Services Directive.
  • SCA: Strong Customer Authentication.

PSD2 is the overall set of laws and SCA is the specific group of regulations launching this month. So SCA is what we're going to talk about in this post.

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