For the meeting on the 15th January 2019, we are pleased to have
Benjamin is very active in the development of Joomla 4 and in particular the WorkFlow functionality. He is also a lead in the Pizza Bugs and Fun group in Germany and will be talking on that subject as well as any we can coerce him into chatting about.
The title of his talk is "What does it take to hold a Pizza Bugs & Fun (PBF) Session?"
This video tutorial shows you how to use the JCE profiles editor to create new profiles. This is particularly helpful if you want to:
- Lessen the learning curve for your users when using JCE as a Joomla! editor.
- Retain control over your styling.
- Increase the upload limit for certain users.
- Set default settings such as the image align and margins.
- Reduce the amount of items in the toolbar.
- Make copying and pasting from websites work correctly.
We also show you how to import and export the profiles for reuse in future projects.
When you're using sites around the web, most of the time we hardly give a thought as to how things actually work until you come accross a process that clearly doesn't work. For a long time Joomla's standard process of login/logout was a convoluted experience of page jumps and extra buttons with limited signposts along the way. But that's all over now...
Have you ever wished you could install all of your common Joomla! components on a site when you first set it up? Installing them all one by one can take a little while, and that's not a productive use of your time. Well I'm going to show you TWO ways to achieve your goal, depending on how you like to do things.
Yes it's that time of year again, it's usually punctuated by a slightly larger event, called GoogleIO, if you're interested in that, and you should be, there is some content overlap with JAB this year...AMP for one but IoT is also covered at JAB this year. JAB15 was always going to be a hard act to follow, the content was amazing, the surge in interest it created was also measurable. It was a significant event and set the bar.
This is just a summary post of some neat plugins I found recently. I am going to start posting my finds as a blog post and then share on social as opposed to sharing them only. I would like this to be an open repository for ideas.
EasyBlog's composer is a new perspective on how to create content. It is totally different from the core Joomla! methodology, and can feel unfamiliar at first. In particular it is nothing like Tiny MCE or JCE, has hardly any toolbars, and works using blocks.
This guide is designed for total novices who have never used composer before, or for people who are finding the process frustrating. Hopefully the tutorial helps you to understand how things work, some of the quirks, and how to overcome them.
Joomla! 3.9 will be a GDPR release. Which will mean the new Joomla! 4 compatibility layer will be Joomla! 3.10. Since GDPR is the word on everyones lips at the moment this is really important. For more information check out this official Joomla! announcement https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5731-joomla-3-9-and-joomla-3-10.html
In our last meeting we discussed an extension which looks pretty sweet too. If you're interested, check it out here: https://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/extension/site-management/cookie-control/gdpr/
You might also find this article useful https://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-apr-2018/item/3318-privacy-by-default-and-gdpr-examples-and-best-practises
Hands up if you love GDPR?
Don't miss out, there were some EXCELLENT talks at JAB this year, from making components to creating custom fields, and everything in between. No matter what level you are at, there is a talk for you. Find them all here, I'm sure we'll be using a lot of them in the future https://www.youtube.com/user/jandbeyondev
The idea of a new Joomla! podcast was raised during Joomla! Day UK 2017 by an attendee who was keen to be its creator. I really would like to see this as there have been some great ones in the past. If you want to see this too, then feedback via Github so he is encouraged to make it happen. https://github.com/joomla/joomla-marketing/issues/109. Here's a link to some of the other podcasts that either still run or have run in the past.
We have lots to discuss on our next meeting 26th of May. Joomla! 3.7 is here along with tonnes of new bug fixes, features, and of course the new fields fucntions. We have a tutorial on how you can call any field in your PHP code so you can really start building out your templates. We also have some news on an Akeeba Backup bug relating to the automated backups feature.
Come down to find out more about Joomla! Hear from the experts, the leadership team, the release team who all regularly attend our meetings and give us an insight into the trials and tribulations of managing such a large bit of volunteer lead software. Meet bug testers, business owners, hobbyists, coders, designer and others who probably have knowledge that you would find useful.
Our next meeting is on the 16th of August, that's 15 days away, just over two weeks. Register to attend (for free) and come down and learn more about Joomla! and surrounding topics. Last meeting had an excellent talk from Gary Barclay (Barclay.Works) regarding Google Tag Manager. We also had some great information from George Wilson (in charge of Joomla! releases) relating to Joomla! 3.6 as well as some feedback from the rest of the room.
This is a tutorial to demonstrate how you can simply use 1 menu, and style it differently on different devices without the need of duplicating your menus!
Here at jSpecialists we always use only 1 menu to display in all of the devices, and with the help of a 'custom module', a small bit of jQuery and CSS we have the ability to style the same menu however we like.
For this demo and guide, we have opted to use one of the default joomla templates (Protostar), a simple single tier navigation, with a 'hamburger' button on mobile devices. We will also be using some 'Font-Awesome' icons. We have set up a mini demo site here: https://www.jspecialists.com/demo-home
Joomla haJoomla has been around for a little over 10 years. in that time much of the code base has benefited from extensive development, to get it to the current version 3.5. Some parts however, have seen very little change, the router is one such area of code, now that's about to be overhauled....completely!s been around for a little over 10 years. in that time much of the code base has benefited from extensive development, to get it to the current version 3.5. Some parts however, have seen very little change, the router is one such area of code, now that's about to be overhauled....completely!
I recently migrated a clients site from Joomla1.5 to Joomla2.5 and would like to share with you some of the issues I ran into. Essentially the migration was a success but only after a lot of extra work trying to recover from poor decisions along the way.
As far as I know there are 4 ways you could migrate your site:
- Manually table by table using the process detailed here: link to joomla migrate
- Using the new JUpgrade Pro Restful methodology (Sounds great)
- Using the older Jupgrade free utility (doesn't sound too bad)
- SP Migrate (Another Commercial App)
During my migration, I used 2 and 3 and a bit of 1.
I implemented the popular RSEvents component for a client. Everything went well including setting up the individual paypal payments option which was a specific requirement for my client. This was to be used by franchisees to collect their own payments.
We were 1 hour before go-live(literally) when my client asked "how do we turn off VAT for some owners and not others?"...