The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained

The Updated Version of Joomla 3 Explained Book

The Completely Updated Joomla 3 Explained is Here and it is proudly sponsored by us.

Joomla 3 Explained is the best-selling and best-reviewed guide to Joomla 3. This is a completely new version of the book, updated for 2017.

The book covers all the new features in Joomla 3.7, including custom fields.

Using Joomla 3 Explained, you can master Joomla 3 by using step-by-step examples. 

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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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Wylia 2, Our New Joomla Ecommerce Template

Wylia 2, Our New Joomla Ecommerce Template

We released Wylia 2, a Joomla template that's perfect for several types of websites, especially ecommerce sites.

Wylia 2 is designed with an elegant approach. Wylia 2 can match any business and organization that wants to show-off a portfolio of products. It is easy on the eyes, and intuitive to navigate - a great template for small and medium store sites.

Wylia 2 is compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework, and Hikashop, the ecommerce extension.

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How to Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

How to Add Custom Fields to Joomla Contact Forms

Many people choose to use a extension such as Shack Forms to create their contact forms.

Shack Forms is a great choice, but with the arrival of custom fields in Joomla, you can also customize contact forms with the Joomla core. Every Joomla site ships with a "Contacts" extension. This is easy-to-use and doesn't require an extra extensions. The main disadvantages are that you don't get many features and the Joomla core doesn't save form submissions. For that, you'll need Shack Forms or an alternative.

However, the Joomla core form is getting more features. I'll walk you through the basics of creating a Joomla contact form, and then you'll see how to add fields.

The examples in this tutorial are taken from "Joomla 3 Explained", the best-selling Joomla book. If you join the Everything Club you can get a copy of Shack Forms and also Joomla 3 Explained.

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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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Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

Joomla: Updates Table Doesn't Exist

One of our students was having a problem updating his site. The issue was the "updates" table in the database had become corrupted.

We found a solution for him, but it required running a query in phpMyAdmin. He wasn't familiar with the process of running a database query before, so we created this tutorial for him and you.

In the step-by-step tutorial, we'll describe the issue and demonstrate how to resolve it.

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How to Manually Install Joomla Using cPanel

How to Manually Install Joomla in cPanel - Step by Step

One of our students was having trouble installing Joomla in cPanel, so we created this tutorial for him.

This tutorial will cover setting up the database, the files, and the configuration of the Joomla install.

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You Can Now Get Easy Updates for the Wright Framework

Wright Now Supports Joomla Update System

The Wright framework is the base of our Joomla templates

Wright is bootstrapped, responsive and lightweight. You can learn more about it and why it's unique in a world of everything-but-the-kitchen-sink bloated frameworks. You can also download it for free from this page.

Despite it's lightness, like many Joomla templates, updating Wright was not a straight-forward and easy process. You had to update Wright manually, by downloading the latest version from Joomlashack. So many of our customers never saw the benefits of Wright's updates and bug-fixes.

We have just released Wright 3.2, and this version uses Joomla update system. It now super easy to update your template when a new version of Wright is available.

Read more about what makes the Wright Framework unique.

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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 Use Joomla Custom Fields

joomla custom fields

Custom fields are now part of Joomla!

Congratulations to Allon Moritz who led 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. 

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