Joomla! Annotated – April 2021
In this april edition of Joomla! Annotated, you can read about the latest release of Joomla and related extensions. As usual, we’ve curated a collection of Joomla-related articles, tools, videos, and streams to share with you.
📰 Official News
- Joomla 3.9.26 Release - This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 2 security vulnerabilities and contains more than 30 bug fixes and improvements
- Update on the Marketing & Communications DC Replacement
- Joomla is looking for Advisors - Following the 2017 and 2021 reforms of the Bylaws of Open Source Matters, the organization needs to appoint an Advisory Board and we would like to hear your suggestions and recommendations to help find the right people for such a role.
🚀 Frameworks & Libraries
- [New update] Joomla Framework - Official Joomla Framework
- [New Update] Joomlatools Framework - Modern PHP extension framework for Joomla , release link
- [New Update] Gantry Framework - Next Generation Template / Theme Framework
- Laravel Lumen Boilerplate for Joomla
- [New Update] Juumla - new update of this python cli tool developed to help with Joomla information gathering
- [New Update] Joomlatools Pages - new update of this Joomla page generator
- [New Update] JooTranslate - CLI generator for joomla translations
- JEXUpdate - Joomla Extension Update Server with GitHub integration.
🔥 Recently Updated Extensions
- Editors Switcher - This Joomla Plugin allows to dynamically change the active editor in the Joomla CMS.
- JEM - an Event Manager for Joomla
- Responsive images for articles - A tiny content plugin that create a few different sized images on the fly and also update the markup to use the well established and supported HTML5 image tag srcset
- DJ-Notifications - a free Joomla! plugin for system notifications with two new themes + adaptive mode that will automatically adjust the theme to the OS/Browser's mode (Dark/Light).
- URL Normalizer - Rewrite all internal (and some common external) URLs to match your settings, which greatly helps when migrating a Joomla site from one domain to another and/or for switching from HTTP to HTTPS (or vice versa).
- SchuWeb Sitemap - sitemap generator for Joomla CMS
🆕 New Extensions
- Vitality - A Joomla! admin module for Core Web Vitals
- Social Magick - This plugin allows you to automatically generate Open Graph images for your site's pages, superimposing text and graphics over an image or solid color background.
- Clean Edit - A system plugin to make editing content in the front end of your Joomla 4 website distraction free.
- Invalidate Cache - A Joomla module to refresh the mediaversion hash. This effectively invalidates the browsers caches
- Jiji - Jiji is a System Plugin leveraging the Joomla! 4 webservices by adding custom actions to core Joomla! console without "hacks" using DI Container and other Joomla! 4 advanced capabilities.
- Sloth - the first SPA/PWA template for Joomla 4
- Content Custom Filter - Custom fields filter plugin using Joomla! core features
- 7 tips and tricks to Optimize Your Joomla Website to Rank Higher on Google
- 9 Tips to Make Money Online With Joomla in 2021
- Women's portraits at Joomla: Anna Veronesi
- Women's portraits at Joomla: Chiara Francesca Storti
- Explore the Core! Put blocks on your website with modules
- Joomla 4: Customising Admin Dashboards
- Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4 - Roland Dalmulder
- Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4 - Tassos Marinos
- Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4 - RSJoomla
- How I learned Joomla - Steven Trooster
- Jiji, your new Joomla! 4 Console friend
- Memoriam - Fiona Coulter
- Meet a Joomler - Shivam Rajput
- Best Practices to Secure your Joomla Website
- Searching for a GSoC Student
- Community Openings April 2021
- What Is Web Accessibility and How to Achieve It on Your Joomla Site
- Joomla Changes Workflows, Drupal Needs Feedback
- All the Joomla News for April 2021 by Joomlashack
- Joomla, Custom Fields and external data ● powerful overrides made easy with Joomlatools Pages
- How to pin an article in a Joomla blog?
- How to Enable Two Factor Authentication in Joomla
- How to translate a single word in a Joomla module or Joomla component?
- How to Contribute to Joomla! - Find out all the ways you can contribute to Joomla
- Improve your Lighthouse scores dramatically - In this video Patrick Jackson takes us through a real example of how to use Lighthouse tools and how to improve your site performance with some very handy tips and tricks.
- Joomla & Visual Studio Code - Anibal Sanchez gave an overview of how his instance of Microsoft Visual Studio Code is configured for contributing to Joomla.
- Joomla's Rise And Fall illustrated in one chart - In this video, we discuss the rise and fall of Joomla... from the perspective of an accountant. We lied in the title, by the way.
- Better Notifications On Your Joomla Website
- How to Manage Multiple WordPress or Joomla Sites with Watchful
- Login into Joomla using Salesforce
- Joomla as an alternative to SAAS - Parth Lawate
- Checking Out Route 66 for Joomla
- 237 Pull requests merged by 29 people at Github
- 2 Releases published
- Alexa Ranking:
- In the first three months of 2021, Joomla! was the fastest growing work requirement since 2020, with a growth of +433%.
🗣 Active Social Groups
- Facebook Groups:
- Youtube Channels:
- Joomla! Australia - Join the Joomla Australia community online
- Basic Joomla Tutorials - The Basic Joomla Tutorials channel features Joomla tutorials and live streams
- Joomla & More - Tips and tricks about Joomla and more
- OSTraining - Subscribe to the OSTraining channel, and you can watch the world's best free Beginner classes for WordPress, Magento, Drupal, Joomla.
- ThemeGlobe - An unbiased collection of themes and templates for Joomla, Gathered from all the major professional providers and tested through Google Lighthouse