A First Look at Joomla 4

A First Look at Joomla 4

Here at Joomlashack we've started to get questions about Joomla 4.

We've even had people asking us why we don't have training available for Joomla 4 yet!

So, it's time to give people an overview of the progress being made on Joomla 4. What's the current state of this new version? What features will be included? Will it be easy to update?

Let's dive in and answer those questions.

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13 Free Videos on the Wright Framework

The Wright Framework for Joomla Templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. It's the best Joomla framework you'll find anywhere. Wright powers all the templates here at Joomlashack.

We've just released a free 13 video class on how to use the Wright Framework.

You'll learn how to use Wright to quickly create your own custom Joomla templates.

Simon Kloostra shows you how to install Wright and use Wright's default styles to quickly set up your template. You'll learn how Wright provides you with many of the Bootstrap's key features and components. You'll also be able to safely customize your template using custom CSS and PHP files that won't be over-ridden during any updates.

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JandBeyond and the Plans for Joomla 4

JandBeyond and the Plans for Joomla 4

Update: we took our first look at Joomla 4 here.

JandBeyond was last weekend in Poland. This is big annual Joomla conference in Europe. The session videos are now on YouTube.

Almost all the Joomla teams were at the conference, so there was lots of Joomla news from the event.

There is now a plan for the release of Joomla 3.8, which will include a new router and the initial steps towards Joomla 4.

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What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

What You Need to Know About Joomla 3.7.1

The Joomla team released a security update today.

Joomla 3.7.1 fixes a high priority security issue, plus some bugs. The official announcement is here.

As we find out more about 3.7.1, we're going to update this post with things you need to know.

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Meet the New Features in Joomla 3.7

When Will Joomla 3.7 Be Released?

The stable release of Joomla 3.7 is here!

In a series of blog posts over the last few months, we've covered some of the most important new features in Joomla 3.7:

You can click the links above for in-depth explanations on all those major changes. There are also several smaller features that you will see in 3.7.

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How to Create a Blog in Joomla Like This One at Joomlashack

How to Create Blog in Joomla Like the One at Joomlashack

Would you like to know how to build your own Joomla blog like the one we have here at Joomlashack?

Joomla is a powerful and flexible content management system. It has blogging features built into its core. So, why wouldn't we use them?

In this tutorial, I'll show how you can build a Joomla blog just like the one we use here at Joomlashack.

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What Are the 15 Field Types in Joomla?

joomla custom fields

Joomla now has custom fields that you can add to articles, user profiles, and contact forms.

This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3, and will transform the way that many Joomla sites are built.

If you haven't done so already, read our guide to Joomla's fields. Now, here's a detailed overview all the new fields types. 

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How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

How to Fix the "Cannot write to log file" Error in Joomla

A number of our students have had an error message occur inside Joomla:

"Cannot write to log file"

Here's how the error message appears inside their Joomla administrator area:

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How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

How to Remove .html in Joomla's URLs

One Joomlashack University student was wondering how to remove the .html at the end of his URLs.

This tutorial will show you how to do that and provide a useful SEO tip.

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How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

How to Share New Joomla Articles to Facebook Automatically

If you find yourself manually sharing on Facebook each article that you've created, this tutorial is for you.

It'll show you how to automatically share your Joomla articles to Facebook. You can share to your Facebook page, profile, and/or Group.

Let's get started.

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