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Joomla! Annotated – February 2021


In this 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

Frameworks & Libraries

  • 🔥 Yoyo Reactive Framework - create reactive components that are seamlessly updated without the need to write any Javascript code with Joomla! CMS.
  • Dx Library - useful, fast and clean Joomla library!
  • Fields Library - useful library for Joomla fields (in Russian)
  • FOF -  the best Rapid Application Development framework for Joomla!™ 3 and 4
  • VenoBox Helper - Provides JHtml helper for Venobox integration in Joomla
  • BladeUnbound - brings the Laravel Blade templating engine to Joomla
  • Astroid Framework - New update of the most Powerful Joomla Template Framework (2 fixes and 1 new improvements)


  • Joomla SPA Component Creator - check online version here
  • 🦁 Juumla - python cli tool developed to help with Joomla information gathering
  • 🔧 JED Checker - New update to the best tool for finding common errors that will prevent you from publishing your extension on the JED (Joomla! Extensions Directory).
  • JEXT-CLI - This is the cli tool for creating Joomla component using terminal.
  • Constans Builder System - This tool help the Joomla community in the development of extensions.
  • ComBuilder - A CLI utility for generating Joomla components
  • 🔓 Bprute - Brute Force Tool for Joomla!
  • DPDocker - This repository contains different docker tasks which do help for Joomla core and extension development.
  • JCB - The Component Builder for Joomla is highly advanced tool that is truly able to build extremely complex components in a fraction of the time.
  • PHPCompatibilityJoomla - Using PHPCompatibilityJoomla, you can analyse the codebase of a Joomla-based project for PHP cross-version compatibility.
  • Joomlatools Console - simplifies the management of Joomla sites. It is designed to work on Linux and MacOS. Windows users can use it in Joomlatools Vagrant box.
  • Joomlatools Pages - easy to use page generator for Joomla inspired by the ideas and concepts of flat-file CMS systems, static site generators and Headless CMS system.

Recently Updated Extensions (Free)

  • GPXTrack - Joomla Custom Field for displaying a GPX-Track
  • Phoca Top Menu Module - a Joomla! CMS module which displays horizontal top menu in Joomla! 4 administration.
  • PWA For Joomla - Optimize any Joomla website and/or turn it into a Progressive Web Application
  • TZ Portfolio+ - good portfolio developing extensions for Joomla that allows users to display, style and manage their portfolio easily.
  • 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 HTML5 image tag srcset
  • Jodit - editor for Joomla
  • OSMap - the easiest way to create a Joomla sitemap.
  • FF Explorer - file manager on joomla site.
  • Phoca Cart - powerful shopping cart for Joomla! CMS.

New Extensions (Free)

  • Sort by Field - A Joomla 3 plugin to sort the articles in a category by the value of a custom field.
  • CKEditor - Free Joomla Plugin editor
  • IWS.BY Google Analytics - plugin that allows you to connect the analytics counter of the Google Analytics service without any difficulties.
  • JMG Article Slider - This free module shows your Joomla! articles as sliders.
  • DJ-Notifications
    plugin that displays system messages from Joomla! core and 3rd party extensions in a nicer, modern way in popups instead of inline messages.

Recently Updated Templates (Free)

  • JD Seattle - Free Multipurpose Business Joomla Template
  • Lightning - Joomla 4 template using HiQ CSS
  • Lyquix - This template is intended for advanced developers, or those looking to learn advanced template development.
  • Zero - A very basic Joomla Template without any additional CSS or JS, only the basic, with special positions codes






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