Today, we bring you a big update for the Optimus template.
We have completely redesigned Optimus with a minimalist approach. The template is also now responsive and based on version 3 of the Wright framework.
Along with this, we're happy to complete one of the major goals set out in our 2016 roadmap: all our Joomla templates are responsive, stylish, Joomla 3 compatible, and based on Wright 3.
Joomla 3 is a wonderful way to build websites!
It's been nearly three years since the last update to Joomla 2.5, so we want to help anyone stuck on 2.5.
We've released a 100% free class from Joomlashack University. This class explains how to move Joomla 2.5 sites to Joomla 3.
Joomla itself updates smoothly from 2.5 to 3. The main issues occur with extensions or templates that haven't been adapted for Joomla 3. Watch these videos, and you should be ready to migrate. If you need help, click here to talk with our Joomla migration experts.
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.
If you are a Joomla developer, and you are creating your own extension or template, it will often happen that you need a nice way to organize your output so that it looks neat on the page.
A good way to do this is using a tab set, that is, a clickable set of information panes.
This article shows how to do this using Joomla Bootstrap. The Bootstrap framework is a jQuery plugin which is distributed as part of the Joomla core.
The image below has an example of tabs in action:
The Joomla! World Conference (JWC) is back for the 5th year!
After two years in the USA, followed by a year in Mexico and then India, the JWC is now headed to Canada.
The 2016 edition of JWC is in Vancouver. If you've never been to Vancouver before, you'll find it's one of the most beautiful cities in North America.
The conference is about six weeks away now, so there's plenty of time to get your tickets.
OSWistia now supports the excellent new Vulcan video player from Wistia.
If you want to show video on your site for marketing or teaching, then Wistia is an excellent choice for video hosting.
Wistia's new Vulcan player adds several features, and also rearranges some buttons to more logical locations.
Joomla developers are working hard on Joomla 3.7, and they are proposing a lot of exciting changes.
In this post, I'm going to give you a preview of 6 new features that may be added to Joomla 3.7.
We're not even at the Alpha phase of development for 3.7 yet, so nothing is set in stone. I'm sure the developers would love more feedback and testing on these great ideas. I've added a Github link next to each proposed improvement, so you know how to get involved.
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".
Five days ago, we launched Community, the Social and Business Joomla template.
Today, we bring you an update to the Travertine Template.
This new version has design improvements. The template also now uses the latest version of the Wright Framework.
Back in June, we announced the 2016 roadmap for Joomlashack.
One of the key steps on that roadmap was updating our all templates to be responsive, stylish and based on Joomla 3, plus also version 3 of the Wright framework.
We're getting close to meeting that goal. Today, we bring you a beautiful new version of the Community template.