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Explaining All 19 New Field Types in Joomla

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Very recently, the Joomla team confirmed that custom fields will be part of an upcoming Joomla release.

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.

We're already investigating fields to see how they can be integrated with our Joomla templates and extensions.

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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Say Hello to OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

OSCampus, the New Joomla LMS

Today we're delighted to officially launch OSCampus.

OSCampus is the best way to build an online training site with Joomla.

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

OSCampus allows you to publish online classes. You can use OSCampus to create classes with multiple lessons and quizzes. The lessons can consist of anything from videos or text, to presentations and PDFs. Your lessons can be YouTube or Vimeo Videos, Slideshare or Google presentations, simple text or complex code.

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We Updated ABC, our Joomla Template for Schools and Education

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Check out the new version of ABC, a colorful Joomla template that's designed for education sites.

This update to ABC features a major design refresh. If you want to create sites for a school or online course, then ABC is an excellent template choice. ABC has excellent support for OSCampus, the new Joomla LMS.

We've also added support for one of our popular commercial extensions included for free: Easy Social Icons. If you buy ABC, then you'll also get access to Easy Social Icons.

Additionally, ABC is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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Meet OSDonate Pro, the PayPal Donation Extension for Joomla

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OSDonate is the best PayPal donation extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSDonate Pro!

OSDonate Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your donation form.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSDonate.

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Meet OSTimer Pro, the Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer Pro is Here, the Professional Countdown Extension for Joomla

OSTimer is the best countdown extension for Joomla.

Today, we're happy to announce the release of OSTimer Pro!

OSTimer Pro includes extra layout options, and the ability to customize the color of your countdown clock.

Additionally, we've done a lot of work to improve the admin UI for both the Free and Pro versions of OSTimer.

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We Updated Mondrian, our Landing Page and Events Joomla Template

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Check out the new version of Mondrian, a beautiful Joomla template that's designed to showcase events.

This update to Mondrian features a major design refresh. If you're holding an event, then Mondrian will be an exciting and stylish choice.

We've also added support for two of our popular commercial extensions included for free: OSTimer Pro and Shackslides. If you buy Mondrian, then you'll also get access to both extensions.

Additionally, Mondrian is now compatible with the very last version of the Wright framework.

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Learn to Build Joomla Plugins at Joomlashack University

How to Develop Joomla Plugins

Do you want to become a Joomla developer? Joomlashack University has the classes to help you.

Last month, Joomlashack published class called "How to Develop Joomla Modules".

This week we have a new class called, "How to Develop Joomla Plugins".

If you watch the first class you'll learn the basics of Joomla development. In this second class, you'll learn how to build plugins. These powerful extensions act on Joomla's trigger events to perform almost any task that you can imagine.

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It's Confirmed! Joomla Will Have Custom Fields

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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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