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FEB
12

Joomla 3.9.3 Release

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Joomla 3.9.3 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 6 security vulnerabilities and contains 30 bug fixes and improvements.

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JAN
31

Confused About Joomla Cache? Here's a Beginner's Guide

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Everyone wants their site to be FAST.  Caching helps.  So you log into your Joomla site's administrator panel.  You go to your Global Configuration and then.... you don't know what to do next.  There are more options than just 'Yes - cache'.  Check out this: The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options This JoomlaShack blog post, walks through what ...
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JAN
15

Joomla 3.9.2 Release

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Joomla 3.9.2 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains over 50 bug fixes and improvements.

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DEC
27

Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

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As we countdown to 2019, we’ll be raising a glass (or two) to all our incredible volunteers who have made the leaps and bounds of 2018 possible.

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NOV
27

Joomla 3.9.1 Release

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Joomla 3.9.1 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 40 bug fixes and improvements. 

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NOV
25

JUGCN 2018 Early Year in Review

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​ Originally posted joomlachicagonorth.com where SD is the group leader. ​ The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with d...
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NOV
04

What to Know About Joomla 3.9


  A few days a go, the Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suite was released. GDPR went into effect a few months ago.  The Joomla team responded developing : An easier way to get user consent for recording their data The ability to manage user data requests through a new component The ability for extension developers to report data collection via a new API The consent is a ...
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OCT
17

Talking about a Modern Joomla

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There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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OCT
15

Joomla on the move in the USA

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The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Hoston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.  Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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OCT
15

The First JoomlaCamp Chicago

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The first JoomlaCamp Chicago was held on September 22, at DePaul University's Loop Campus. With a wide range of questions and answers covered, participants left feeling excited to put their expanded Joomla! knowledge to use on their own sites.  Continue reading on Joomla.org
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SEP
16

The Value I See in JoomlaCamp

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The other day I was speaking with a client about the upcoming JoomlaCamp Chicago event that is this Saturday, September 22nd at DePaul University's Loop Campus. I was giving him some lighthearted ribbing about not having registered and his reply caught me a bit off-guard. He asked me, "What would I get out of coming?". It was a great question. Many answers collided in my h...
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AUG
28

Joomla 3.8.12 Release

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Joomla 3.8.12 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 3 security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

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AUG
17

Happy 13th Birthday to Joomla!

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Today marks the 13th birthday of Joomla!  I personally have been using it for 10 years.  Wow!  Just saying that (or writing it) just seems unreal, like I just started yesterday.  I found Joomla on accident looking for a simple to use, but flexible, system for a non-profit that I was donating my time to.  They want to create a stronger web presence ...
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AUG
16

10 Reasons to choose Joomla

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You’re looking for a CMS to create your website? Numerous are available, and choosing one for many people is not easy. You need to know which one fits to your project, what are the features, what level of experience you need to have to use them, and so on. So here are 10 reasons why you should choose Joomla! Continue Reading on Joomla.org
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AUG
13

JoomlaCamp Chicago Sep 22nd

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For more information on Joomla, a top Content Management System (CMS), go to: joomla.org To see our mentors and find out more information, go to: joomlacampchicago.com Are you a Joomler and want to interact with like minded individuals, or are you interested in becoming one?  JoomlaCamp Chicago  is the place for both. Maybe you're wondering what Joomla! is. Jooml...
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JUN
19

Update on Joomla 4

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Following the release of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 3, the Joomla 4 Working Group has published below a status update on the anticipated release of Joomla 4.

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JUN
13

On your marks, ready, set … Launch!

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The Joomla Project and CloudAccess.net are equally excited to announce the launch of launch.joomla.org, the brand new platform to launch a free Joomla website and test upcoming releases to support the project by helping make our CMS the best it can be.

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JUN
11

JUGCN June Meeting Calendar Battle

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​This Wednesday, June 13th we will be presenting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  The topic is CALENDAR BATTLE.  This session was inspired by the questions we receive from clients regarding the different calendar extensions for Joomla!  We looked quite a few and thought others might benefit from our work.  There are some favorites like RSEv...
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MAY
22

Joomla 3.8.8 Release

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Joomla 3.8.8 is now available. This is a security release which addresses 9 security vulnerabilities, contains over 50 bug fixes, and includes various security related improvements.

 

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MAY
19

Secure all the things - Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018

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Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018 I guess we all agree that it’s one of Joomla’s key priorities to offer a software that is as secure as possible, as this plays a crucial role in the user’s experience running Joomla - a hacked user, is a very unhappy user.Read the full article in the Joomla Community Magazine May 2018 Edition
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MAY
08

Joomla 3.9 and Joomla 3.10

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As you most probably know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May, 2018.Joomla, listening to its users, intends to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla CMS to facilitate the compliance of your sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant.

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MAY
04

Custom Fields - Episode 2 : how to manage your Custom Fields

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Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields.     Read the full article in Joomla Magazine May 2018 Edition
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APR
18

How is SiteGround Getting Ready for the GDPR?

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Siteground, our preferred hosting company, held a webinar on how they are preparing for GDPR. Here's the webinar and the Q&A.

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APR
18

Joomla 3.8.7 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.7 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 70 bug fixes and improvements. Click here for more information
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APR
10

Privacy by default and GDPR, examples and best practises

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EU citizens will soon expect that their personal data will by default be processed more carefully, transparently and only for the purposes for which they provided their explicit consent. The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) introduces many improvements to personal data protection. It doesn’t matter whether the service provider is physically located in EU area or not, or if the provided services are paid or free of charge. If the service is available to people within the EU and personal data is involved, the regulation shall be applied and personal data must be protected according to the GDPR. Read the entire article in the April Issue of Joomla! Magazine 
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MAR
13

Joomla 3.8.6 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla addressing one security vulnerability in the user notes. and including over 60 bug fixes and improvements.  Click here for more information
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MAR
04

ICYMI: 10 Web Design Trends for 2018

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 The December issue of Joomla Magazine included a look at the web design trends for this year.  Recently, I went back to the list looking for inspiration for a site we're working on.  Take a look at the list put together by Jason Nickerson , a Joomla powerhouse.  Two designs trends that brought me back were the hamburger less navigation and the mob...
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JAN
30

Joomla 3.8.4 Release

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Joomla 3.8.4 was released today.  This new version is a security release which addresses four security vulnerabilities and includes over 100 bug fixes and improvements . While these security vulnerabilities are listed as Low.  It is still a good idea to update your site. You can read the announcement here and/or visit GitHub for the full list of bug fix...
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JAN
30

What's a Sprite?

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 At the first meeting of JUGCN (Joomla User Group Chicago North) , this question came up, "What's a Sprite?"   A Sprite is not a clear, cool refreshing drink.  It is a large image that combines all images into one.   Why would you want to do this?  When your looking at improving performance, this may be an option. How do you use it? To show th...
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JAN
10

RSFormsPro! 2.0

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RSJoomla has a major release of one of our favorite extensions - RSFormsPro! 2.0. I'm excited to check out the new features.  If you've been following us for awhile or attended our Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN) Favorite Extensions session, you know that RSFormsPro makes the list regularly for adding forms to Joomla! websites.  

Check out their blog post on the changes.  We will be trying it out soon.  If you've tried it, let us know your thoughts.

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JAN
09

New Joomla Adventure

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At the 2017 JoomlaDay Chicago event during the welcome address, I shared with the attendees a bit about the interns we’ve had the pleasure of working with. I also mentioned that I would like to do more, perhaps at the community college level. I wanted to help others understand the power of a CMS, especially one like Joomla.   

Well, since then an amazing opportunity fell into my lap, the chance to be an adjunct faculty member at DePaul University in the Chicago Loop. The subject is Content Management Systems.  While all the students will walk away with a strong sense of how much I love working with Joomla, they will also walk away (hopefully) with knowledge of how to evaluate and select the right tool for the right job - in this case the right CMS for the content that will be presented. 

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DEC
23

Net Neutrality

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You may have heard that on December 15th, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) voted to repeal Net Neutrality. If you are unclear what Net Neutrality and what it means to you, this Fortune Magazine article, Net Neutrality Explained: What It Means (and Why It Matters) is a great place to start.  

As someone who depends on the internet for my livelihood, I'm watching these events very closely.  Having been was once affected by throttling, prior to the 2015 changes, I worry that I will be affected once again, probably worse than before.

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DEC
13

Joomla Extensions Directory has surpassed the 8,000 mark

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This year we are witnessing a steady growth in the number of extensions, and the JED has surpassed the 8K mark. Find extensions for your Joomla site in the Joomla Extensions Directory, the official directory for Joomla components, modules and plugins.

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DEC
12

Joomla 3.8.3 Release

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Joomla 3.8.3 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which includes over 60 bug fixes and improvements.

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NOV
15

SiteLock Announces Partnership with Joomla!

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Joomla!, one of the leading Content Management Systems (CMS) and SiteLock, a leader in site security are partnering "to expose our users to the fast, affordable website vulnerability detection, automatic malware removal and threat prevention service that SiteLock offers."

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OCT
31

Extensions We're Thankful For

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Wednesday, November 8th is the Extensions We're Thankful For meeting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  This is one of my favorite meetings.  It's a chance for everyone to chime in on the extensions that have made their site development easier.  There are of course some that are included year after year such as AkeebaBackup and RSForms, but it is also a chance to discover new extensions.  With nearly 8,000 (7,948 the last time I looked at extensions.joomla.org) there is bound to be an undiscovered gem of a favorite.  

Check out the 2016 Favorite Extensions, share yours and join us Wednesday, November 8th at 11 am online or in-person (we provide lunch and great conversation) to go over this year's 2017 Joomla Extensions We're Thankful For.

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OCT
04

Joomla 3.8.1 Released Today

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The latest release of Joomla is available today.  it is bug fix release 3.8.1. Click here to view the announcement and details on the bug fixes.

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AUG
17

Register for JoomlaDay Chicago and Enter to Win Joomla 3 Explained!

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It's getting close to JoomlaDay Chicago and I'm excited. We're at a new location and we're offering the Joomla Certification Exam. In talking with members of Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN) and the JoomlaDay Chicago committee, we were trying to find resources to help those looking to take the test. I started reading this book, Joomla 3 Explained, by Steve Burge and OSTraining. I like it a lot, both for its structure and content. I've been using Joomla for about a decade and I still learned a lot. It's because I enjoyed this book so much that I thought it would be a good idea to give away a copy to a fellow Joomler in time to read BEFORE JoomlaDay. So, anyone who is registered by September 1st (including those who registered some time ago - thank you) are eligible to win. You will have your choice of digital or paperback. Go to JoomlaDayChicago.com to register today

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JUL
14

Why I Use Joomla! as my CMS of Choice

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At least twice a week I'm posed the question "Why use Joomla!?"  Ok, really that's the follow up question to "Do you develop WordPress sites?"  While the correct answer is that I use the technology most appropriate to the task, it is true that more times than not, I use Joomla!.

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JUL
07

Joomla! 3.7.3 Release

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In case you missed it with all of the fireworks and barbecue, Joomla 3.7.3 was released. It includes security patches and bug fixes. If you need help updating your site, we're happy to help.

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JUN
27

Joomla Tip of the Day: Reorganizing your image files!

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So you've had a site for a really long time, like super long, and you've assigned your promising young intern to some simple tasks. Shouldn't take too long, maybe one hour max. Well, two hours later your intern comes into your office looking completely exhausted and hating his/her life. He/she comes to you explaining how they couldn't find any of the right pictures easily. The company folder was empty and the logo was found in some random folder named 'a'. Maybe it's time for some spring cleaning.
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JUN
13

Using Adobe Typekit with Gantry5 in Your Joomla Website

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You've hired a graphic designer to create the new look-and-feel of your website.  They've come back with a great design that you absolutely love.  You give it to your web developer and they tell you the fonts the designer has chosen are not in Google Fonts or other means but can be purchased for a somewhat high fee.   

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MAY
05

Willie Nelson said it best “Always On My Mind”

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Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind” was the Billboard number one country album of the year in 1982 earning two Grammy Awards. Selling records is not very different from SEO (search engine optimization), let us explain.

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OCT
25

SC4Me and ContentBuilder


Supplychain4me.com is a website that connects those who are interested in supply chain careers with insightful educational programs. It also informs visitors about the different types of careers that make up supply chain professionals. This was a fun project to work on, not only because it brought work with a great client, but it presented an opportunity to expand the exte...
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OCT
20

Farewell to our Joomla! Student Web Developer

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The first day of fall has come and gone. With it I said good bye and best wishes to intern Eric, who has started his freshman year of college. Eric came to Danico as a high school junior with an interest in computers. He learned the basics such as HTML and CSS along with content management system Joomla! As part of my welcome address for the 2016 JoomlaDay C...
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SEP
08

Easy RSForms! Pro Dropdown List Validation Solution

One of our favorite extensions is RSForms! Pro. We use it a lot! Awhile ago we created a form for one of our clients with textboxes, dropdown lists, etc and connected it with a RSEvents! Pro event.  Then the client asked that one of the dropdown lists be required. Ok, so change the validation from no to yes. All done, right?  Well, not quite.  Because we'd s...
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AUG
04

Joomla! 3.6.2 Released

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The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.6.2.
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JUN
14

Has the sidebar passed its use by date? | Webdesigner Depot

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The sidebar, an unsung page element long taken for granted, but often used

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APR
25

"USA Web Development Market and Careers" Interactive Map from TemplateMonster - MonsterPost

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​This infographic has some interesting information about the web design and development industry. A couple of things that jumped out at me where the fact that females is still low at 12% and favorite CMS, Joomla!, is one of the most popular platforms. What jumps out at you?
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APR
20

NoNumber is now Regular Labs

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A long time favorite extension builder, NoNumber, has changed its name. If you are unfamiliar with NoNumber, now Regular Labs, now is a great time to get to know them. I use many of the extensions such as Modals and Sliders when creating Joomla! sites. They have both free and paid versions. For those already familiar, it may take a minute to get used to the new name. Take a look at the blog post link and read all about it.
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