Recordings of Joomlashack's Online Joomla User Groups

Let's Have a Weekly Online Joomla Meetup

During March, April and May 2020 we ran a series of weekly, online Joomla user groups.

This was a project that we ran wile many stuck in lockdown at home.

We were lucky enough to have speakers that included George Wilson, Randy Carey, Peter van Westen, Vic Drover, Andy Miller and Johan Janssens.

You can find videos of most of the earlier user group sessions on Joomlashack's YouTube channel.

Thursday, March 26 with George Wilson

I'm delighted that George Wilson from the Joomla team joined us to talk about Joomla 4. George gave a must-watch talk about Joomla 4 at last year's Joomlashack Conference. This session was more informal. George did a Q&A and a demo of Joomla 4. Click here to see a recording of George's session.

Thursday, April 2

This was a private, group discussion. No live-streaming. No recording. We had an off-the-record chat for Joomla businesses in the Covid-19 era.

Thursday, April 9 with Randy Carey

Randy Carey gave an excellent talk at the Joomlashack Conference about Joomla plugins. Randy spoke about how to really provide value to customers through development work. He talked using a "chunking" strategy to make it easy for users to add content. Click here for a recording of Randy's session.

Thursday, April 16 with Peter van Westen

I was delighted to welcome Peter van Westen from to talk about his work. Peter is one of the most talented, interesting and successful developers in Joomla. Click here to see a recording of Peter's session.

Thursday, April 23 with Vic Drover

We welcomed Vic Drover from Vic has built a fascinating business that we rely on here at Joomlashack. Vic runs a business that deals with site maintenance for 10,000's of Joomla sites. Click here to see a recording of Vic's session

Thursday, April 30 with Andy Miller

This week we welcomed Andy from Andy was a Joomla co-founder and is the brains behind such popular and innovative projects as Gantry, RocketTheme and Grav. Click here to see a recording of Andy's session.

Thursday, May 7 with Johan Janssens

This week we welcome Johan from Johan is a Joomla co-founder and one of the very best developers in the community. He now build extensions at Joomlatools. Johan joins us to talk about his new innovation, "Joomlatools Pages". This is an easy-to-use page generator for Joomla. Click here to see a recording of Johan's session.

Thursday, May 21 with the Joomlashack Team

For the final Jomlashack user group session, the Joomlashack staff introduced all our new extensions released in 2020:

  1. Shack Error Notify
  2. Shack User Switching
  3. Shack Article Layouts
  4. Shack Article Manager
  5. The new Simple Renew beta version
Click here to see a recording of Joomlashack's session.

About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.