Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

Introducing the Joomla 4 Workflows Feature

The Joomla team have been working hard on version 4, which is likely to arrive before the end of 2020.

Here at Joomlashack, we've been writing about all the new features in Joomla 4, If you missed any of those updates, you can check out the ultimate guide to Joomla 4.

I'm going introduce you to another new Joomla 4 feature: Workflows. This new extension allows you to approve content before it's published.

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How to Update Your Joomla 4 Beta Test Site

How to Update Your Joomla 4 Alpha or Beta Test Site

Are you testing new features of Joomla 4 and would like to know how to keep it up-to-date with the latest developed version? The technical term for the latest Joomla version that is still under development is "nightly build".

But here is a small issue: by default Joomla 4 installation doesn't set the Update component to Joomla nightly builds. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to set your Joomla 4 Beta 1 Update server to the latest nightly builds.

Let's get started.

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Your Beginners Guide to Multi-lingual Joomla Sites

Beginner Guide to a Multi-lingual Joomla Installation

If you would like your Joomla site to communicate in multiple languages, you need a multi-lingual Joomla site. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install a multi-lingual Joomla site with dummy content and localized menus.

Once you finish the installation, you will then be able to replace the dummy content for every language with your own.

Here is the process in a nutshell:

  • Get ready for Joomla installation. Firstly, you want to upload and unpack the latest Joomla installation pack to your server and create a database for your Joomla site.
  • Run the installation. Then you want to run the installation process for a multi-lingual Joomla site.
  • Translate the dummy Joomla content and add new content for every required language.

Let's take a look at this process in more detail.

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Use Joomla as a Static Generator and Make Your Site Blazing Fast

Use Joomla as a Static Generator and Make Your Site Blazing Fast

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

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

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We've videotaped all the presentations and uploaded the videos to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Javier Olivares. Javier is based in Madrid. He works as a web developer and system administrator. He specializes in turning CMS based sites to static sites. This will make sure that your site is much safer and also much faster. 

It comes with some pros and cons. In this session, Javier will get us through how you can use your Joomla site to spin up static sites. 

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The Joomla School of Hospitable Technology

The Joomla School of Hospitable Technology

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

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

I was amazed at how good the presentations were. We posted all of them to the Joomlashack YouTube channel.

This presentation was from Joe LeBlanc. This was the final, the closing session of the event and I don't think we could've picked a more appropriate closing session. Joe is one of my oldest friends in the Joomla community. He wrote many of the first and most useful Joomla extensions tutorials. He certainly wrote the first Joomla development book. We still have some useful tutorials over here at Joomlashack that he wrote over a decade ago.

Joe used Joomla as the jumping off point for a full-stack web developer career. His career has taken him to Ruby-on-Rails, deep into JavaScript and all sorts of other coding skills, working for big e-commerce companies. Joe's topic today is on how you can do the same: how you can get skills you use in the Joomla environment and build a wide-ranging and successful web development career.

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Joomla System Plugins Explained

Joomla System Plugins Explained

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

This was a free conference featuring over 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 is from Randy Carey. I've known Randy for many years. I think he presented the last time we had a conference like this five years ago. Randy has a skill of presenting a technical topic in a way that even non-technical people like myself can understand and appreciate. Randy is a long-time member and volunteer of the Joomla community. He is going to be talking about the magic of Joomla system plugins.

They may look like one of a kind of plugin. If you go to your Joomla admin area, there are many different types: Content, Authentication, User. But System plugins are perhaps the most powerful of all. In this presentation, Randy is going to dig into what exactly makes them different and what you can do to power your Joomla site.

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Rapidly Building Semi-bespoke Joomla Templates

Rapidly Building Semi-bespoke Joomla Templates

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

This was a free conference featuring over 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 Eoin Oliver from London. He has been involved in several Joomla working groups for a few years now. When he first started with Joomla, he loved it. He could make any website look great by buying a template from a club and then putting his fee on top. Often it left him trying to fit the clients ideas into a pre-made solution.

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Yes, You Can Visually Design Websites Without Code

Yes, You Can Visually Design Websites Without Code

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

This was a free conference featuring over 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 Mike Demopoulos. Mike has been a friend of mine probably for a decade or so. He has been around the Joomla community in all sorts of roles. At the moment, he works for BoldGrid whose main product is a page-builder tool which allows you to do a lot of visual website design without any code. And page-builders are the focus of Mike's presentation.

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Building Award-winning eCommerce Sites with Joomla

Building Award-winning eCommerce Sites with Joomla

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

This was a free conference featuring over 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 Adam Melcher from Nashville, USA. He is going to take you through some advanced tips and tricks he has for building e-commerce sites with Joomla.

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A Fast and Secure Joomla Website

A Fast and Secure Joomla Website

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

This was a free conference featuring over 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 Victor Vogel. Victor works for Plesk, the company that is deep inside the hosting industry. Victor is deeply involved in Joomla as well. He has I think about one hundred and fifty extensions of the last count and has volunteered and helped out in just about every area of the Joomla project. Victor is a good friend and I am delighted to welcome him to present to us today.

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