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It's Confirmed! Joomla Will Have Custom Fields

joomla custom fields

Last month, we wrote about possible new features in Joomla 3.7.

The first feature on the list was "custom fields", and we described it this way:

This will be the headline feature, if it's included in Joomla 3.7. You will be able to add custom fields to articles, user profiles and contact forms.

Good news! We can confirm that custom fields will be coming to Joomla. Congratulations to Allon Moritz who lead the project, and to everyone who helped him. This is one of the most important new features since the launch of Joomla 3 in 2012.

Let's take a detailed look at how fields will work in Joomla. You can also read our overview of all 19 field types.

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You Can Now Include All Types of Media in OSCampus Lessons

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're releasing a major update to OSCampus, the new Learning Management System (LMS) for Joomla.

OSCampus is designed for online courses. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. 

OSCampus is incredibly robust and is already used by 1,000's of people every week. OSCampus runs the video training on OSTraining, and it's architecture is the basis for Joomlashack University and the official Joomla.org training site!

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Page and Module Class Suffixes in Joomla

Page and Module Class Suffixes in Joomla

When creating modules in Joomla, you may have seen a "Module Class Suffix" option.

When you add menu links in Joomla, you may have seen a "Page Class" option.

Did you know that these two features are very closely related? These features allow you to add custom CSS to specific modules or pages. This makes suffixes a really good way to style individual modules and pages.

Many Joomla template designers rely heavily on these suffixes to create their unique designs.

In the videos below, we'll introduce you to page and module suffixes. These videos are part of our "CSS for Joomla" class which is available inside Joomlashack University.

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Meet the New Optimus: a Stylish Joomla Template

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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.

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Free Tutorials on Updating From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3

How to Update From Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 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.

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