These professional video classes will help you to learn the basics, and even extend your knowledge about Joomla SEO, security and multilingual sites.
Screenshot of the Joomla! Video Training website.
Next, I list a brief summary of the Joomla! videos you can watch from here.
This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Joomla 3.
In this class we show you how manage a Joomla 3 site. Rod explains user access control. He also shows you how to maintain, backup, update and move your Joomla site.
Keeping your Joomla website from getting hacked isn't hard, but there are some basics that you simply must ensure get done.
This class teaches you how to build multi-lingual Joomla sites. You'll learn how to translate your Joomla site and attract visitors in more than one language.
In this class, Steve gives us an overview of SEO in Joomla 3. He covers topics such as Joomla! URLs, aliases, metadata and Google Analytics. Along the way he shares some extensions that will help you optimize your Joomla sites.
What are you waiting for? Go to Joomla! Video Training to learn from the experts how to build better sites with Joomla.
Here at JED, we always work hard to make sure you can easily find an extension that will fit your needs and be a solid part of your website. That’s why every extension listed on the official Joomla Extension Directory must meet several Listing Requirements. Now we are adding a new one - the usage of the Joomla Update System.
Keeping extensions up-to-date is one of the key things that are required to secure a Joomla website. For that to happen, there must be an easy way to find information about available updates. It’s unrealistic to assume that everyone will visit extension developers’ websites to check if there is an update available. Although there have been some custom update systems developed over time, we think that the official Joomla Update System should be used as the common standard because it provides information about available updates directly in the Joomla admin interface. More detail about Update Servers can be found here: https://docs.joomla.org/Deploying_an_Update_Server
This new requirement for extensions will make it easier for everyone managing websites as the information about updates will be available in one place. This will also help avoid the need to install custom updaters which often provide no extra functionality, and duplicate Joomla core functionality.
From our experience, using update servers can significantly increase the number of updates. This way more users will user newer, thus better versions of the extensions. Whats more, in the case of commercial extensions it also means additional profits from subscription renewals. Standardising the way the updates are being served will also create update oriented culture among website creators.
This new requirement will come into force on January 10th, 2017. Extensions that are not compatible with this new requirement after this date will not be removed from JED. Alternatively, there will be a popup with a warning displayed when user clicks the Download button on the extension's detail page. A check for this new requirement will also be added to the JED Checker. The error code will be: US1 - update sites not present in xml file.
Checks will be carried out on the latest zip file that was upload to JED, so developers are asked to ensure that the latest copies have been uploaded to their listings.
We firmly believe that this change will not only make website management easier, but that it will also reduce security risks by informing users about available updates for their installed extensions. We hope that all extension developers will comply with the new requirement and that together we will make Joomla better.
In my example, I'm choosing "left" module position and wanted to display 100 modules as maximum.
A popup will come up:
A successful message will confirm your modules has been moved to a new position.
JAB was a great opportunity to meet Joomla Community and have direct contact with many core and extensions developers. Furthermore, several members of the JED team attended. So, we enjoyed the time as a team to hangout together, on one of these rare ocassion when we can meet each other.
On Saturday, in the Make It Happen, we pushed forward several new initiatives... and ... as always... we process many support tickets to clear the queues.
Finally, on Sunday, I had the honor to present the new collaboration process to contribute with JED. In an amazing session, the technologies empowering JED and the process behind were introduced to coordinate a new JED developer team.As the session evolved, we covered many general JED topics and how new features, enhancements and bug fixes can be submitted. Furthermore, at that moment, a well-known senior developer of our community, Ashwin from TechJoomla started to submitted commits and sending feedback. For instance, a new way to configure the developer setup, without the need of virtualization, is now being tested.At this point, the presentation was a total success. However, our work was only starting.
After JAB, we upgraded our Jenkins environment, synchronized all repos and the staging site to finally release the new commits.These are exciting times and we are ready for more innovation to improve our directory. If you would like to contribute and enjoy fun time with Joomlers, please contact Jaz: jaz.parkyn (at) extensions.joomla.org.
These are some of the new features included in this beta:
Important: Don't use Joomla 3.6 Beta 1 in production sites!
3 packages of Joomla 3.6 will be released before reaching the stable version:
The step 4 is equivalent to the stable release, which will be the healthy version available as update through any Joomla 3 backend.
Joomla 3.6 Beta 1 is intended for testing purposes only, in order to improve the coming stable release.
I point here two main reasons to pay attention to Joomla 3.6 Beta 1, Beta 2 and Release candidate:
1. Template and extension developers can test their products within the new Joomla’s code.
If they detect incompatibilities in their products, they have enough time to fix the bugs prior of the release of the stable version of Joomla 3.6.
2. Any #joomler can test Joomla and report bugs to contribute to the community, or just for fun!
The reported issues will be fixed and available in the Beta 2, where the testing process will start again to provide fixes for the Release candidate.
For more details about Joomla 3.6 Beta 1, please read the official announcement.
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