At our July Joomla User Group Sydney meeting we took a look at how you can customise Joomla without hacking core code. We looked at the various types of overrides and ways to apply customizations that wont break when you update.

Specifically we looked at:
  • Template overrides
  • Alternative Layouts
  • Language overrides
  • Media overrides
  • plugins

While many people are already familiar with template overrides, how many actually have used layout overrides? They are a hidden secret powerful feature of Joomla that not many people are aware of.

At our April Joomla User Group Sydney meeting we took a look at some of the new features of Joomla 3.5, and also a sneak peak at what might be coming up in future Joomla versions.

Once you've build a Joomla website, do you just hand it over to the client and run for the hills? Probably not. In this presentation we take a look all those things you to do keep a website running. We'll look at tools you can use to make things easier, as well as disaster recovery planning, and other ongoing tasks. We'll also look at how you can charge a client for this ongoing work, but at the same time make the client feel they are getting value for money and not just getting shafted.

Presented at Sydney Joomla User Group on 9th Feb 2016, this presentation covers some basic SEO settings in Joomla, and a useful tool called BF SEO to help you manage it.


Joomla 3.5 beta has just been released, with the stable version due out around December 8th 2015. I thought I'd record a quick video and take a look at what some of the new features are in this version, such as the drag and drop images.