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The next Joomla generation - Joomla 4 will make an end of Joomla 3x. Since the alpha version has sneaked out, we hope that the stable version would be released soon.

Joomla 4 will introduce new features, raise the minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7, Media Manager rebuilt as well as remove previously deprecated functionality. Joomla 4.0 uses Joomla! Framework 2.0 and new core User Interface based on Bootstrap 4.

Let me brief them in an infographic, which you can share with others to help spread the Joomla 4 news.

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Great news for Joomla fans: Joomla 4 alpha has been released and the stable Joomla 4 would be released soon. Joomla 4shows up with both user experience and code quality improvements such as: Framework 2.0, Bootstrap 4 integration, raise minimum supported PHP version to PHP 7, new media manager, back-end UI improvements, remove previously deprecated functionality and more is expected to give Joomla! large functionality improvements with limited backward compatibility breaks.

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JA Joomla Page Buider is still in RC stage but we were amazed at how our friends have been using it to create really cool landing pages. We are sure there would be more such coming up as we release our next version with ready to use pages and more block layouts. JA Page Builder as it is confirmed by our users also is the easiest yet powerful page builder for Joomla. We will let these showcase blog posts coming as we go through the thousands of pages created so far.

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One of the most common questions we hear all the time, is how to move a site from a development environment to a live site, or how to move a site from one directory to another, or even from one server to another. For many this seems to be a huge challenge, fortunately, this can be one of the easiest things you do with Joomla.

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Joomla 4 has been released for testing and even it is still in development phase, we already see lots of new features and improvements. Joomla 4 will have better security system by requiring minimum PHP 7, using new technologies, removing deprecated functionalities … to help secure websites based on Joomla 4.

In this blog post, we will guide you how to secure your Joomla 4 website login using built-in 2 factor authentication system - this feature was firstly introduced in Joomla 3.2.0.

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JA Quick Contact module allows you to quickly add a contact form in a Joomla module on any pages in your Joomla site. It is compact and sleek. If you are afraid of spam, just install the "extra" JA Multiple Captcha Engine Plugin (for free) and can officially say goodbye to the evil spammers.

The module supports AJAX method.

  • Multiple layouts supported by default
  • All field title in contact form are configurable
  • Send a copy of the submitted contact form to the author
  • Set page to be redirected when submitting form
  • Enable CAPTCHA to prevent spam
  • Use Ajax sending or not
  • Add unlimited recipients
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Joomla 4 alpha download is available for testing. JoomlArt team have researched and got you some FAQs for your concerns about this new upgrades. We will keep posting new questions and answers frequently.

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Joomla menu items play an essential role to display the navigation.The Menu items used to display different types of the layouts and items in Joomla. For advertisement & E-commerce site owners hidden menu play an important role. As they have new deals and ads page every day or weekly on landing pages. Using this option in Joomla menu, the page will be published and menu item not shows on frontend.

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Joomla 4 already spreading its popularity with its new features like new user interface, new media manager and many more, There are still some features that look hidden at beginner user level. In this blog post, we will discuss one of an important feature in Joomla to create an override for Joomla modules, component and layouts through Joomla back-end panel.

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Our Joomla 4 tutorials provide useful tutorials / tips for Joomla users from basic to advanced. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step instructions to remove index.php from URLs for your Joomla 4 websites to make friendly url system.

Search engine friendly (SEF), human-readable or clean URLs are URLs that make sense to both humans and search engines because they explain the path to the particular page they point to.

From Joomla! Documentation http://docs.joomla.org/
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What is Joomla articles ?

Joomla Article is a piece of content consisting of text, links to other resources, image, media, ect. Articles are the basic units of information in the content system and the bottom level in the content hierarchy.

How to create new article

Access your site back-end, go to: Content → Article Manager and hit the "New" button to create new article.

create joomla article

In the adding new article page, add article title, article content and assign it to a category.

joomla article edit page

To add intro images and full article image for the article, open the tab Images and Links then browse image for intro image and full article image. The image size depends on your site layout, we suggest you to optimize the images to make the page performance better, check out the tutorial to create optimized images

add image for joomla article

The intro image is to display in article listing page, the full article image is to display in article detail page.

You can embed image in any position in article content, use the format below. But please note that, you have to disable the editor so you can add HTML markup to your article.

<img src="/image_url" alt="" />

Back to the article management page, all the created articles will be listed in this page. In the header, you can see list of options to manage articles, select articles and hit the option. To search and filter article, click on the "Search Tool" to open all filtering options.

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Display Articles in Front-end

To display an article in front-page of your Joomla site, the standard way is link it in the menu of your website. To do this, we will create new menu item. Go to Menus → Main menu → Add New Menu Item.

create new menu item

In the adding new menu item, add title for the menu and select menu type, there are lots of menu type, to show article in front-page, we suggest to select menu type: Articles → Single Article

edit menu item

Next, assign article you created, configure other fields and save the menu item.

edit menu item

Done, open your site front-end to see how the article is displayed.

Joomla article tags

Tags is new feature represented in Joomla 3, Joomla Tags provides a flexible way of organizing content, the same tag can be used for different articles (Tag is applied for other content types: Categories, Weblink, Contacts, Newsfeeds). Once an item is tagged with a specific tag, browsing to the link for that tag will give a list of all items that have been tagged with that tag. Once an item is tagged with a specific tag, browsing to the link for that tag will give a list of all items that have been tagged with that tag.

Manage Joomla tags

You can browse to the Tags manager (link on the Components menu). There you can create detailed tags in a way similar to creating an article. Besides a name, tags can include a description, images, meta data and other items similar to all other Joomla content types. In the Tags Manager you can also choose a parent for a tag to create nested tagging.

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Create tags for Joomla article

You can add tags for article in the article editing page, just type tag in the "Tags" field.

Display tagged content

Once you have tags and some tagged items you can display them in the front end in several ways.

1. Tags embedded in each item

By default Joomla! will display tags embedded in each item that has been tagged. You can turn this display off by changing the parameters.

2. Create menu link to display list of tags

You can create a menu link that displays a list of tags, with links to the tagged items for each tag.

3. Create menu link to display tagged items for a given tag

You can create a menu link that displays a list of tagged items for a given tag and display either as a list or blog style.

4. Use tags module

You can use one of the tags modules. Popular tags will display a linked list of the tags that have the most tagged items. Similar Tags will display a list of items that have a similar set of tags to the currently displayed item (note that this module does not display on pages that are not showing content items).

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Hate it when the article you are working on is lost or overwritten or that one time your content gets “mysteriously” modified, and you have no clue who did it?

I know it’s rather frustrating and annoying to a certain extent confronting those situations (right?!). This is when Joomla content versioning comes in handy.

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Joomla 4 is on the way of stable release since its alpha 2 version was release on 19th Dec 2017, Joomla 4 is long term support version - LTS, it is major release with many new features have been introduced so far and we can expect more on the stable release. Joomla 4 is developed using all the latest technologies and usability. In this blog post, we will discuss on the new features and improvements that would be available in Joomla 4 stable release.

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