Install many different extensions at once

Hello Super Joomlers!

Just a little question: Would you find useful to you if you were able to install many different extensions from different developers all at once using drag-n-drop?

As of today Joomla! only allows one extension at the time using drag-n-drop.

I know that there are packages, but packages are from the same developer.

Waiting for your answers, feedback and suggestions.

Drag-n-drop your menu links at any depth

Hello Super Joomlers!

Another idea popped in my head. It came from a user experience issue that I stumbled upon whan using menu links reorder in Joomla! 3 backend (I didn't tried yet on J4). Here is the problem : Be able to drag-n-drop the menu links to reorder them no matter their depth in the menu hierarchy. As of today we can just reorder the menu links of depth 0. Do you have the same user experience? If you do, does a solution to this precise problem would you be interested in a solution to this problem?

I am waiting for your answers, suggestions and feedback

Powerful relative time feature of custom fields
Hello super joomlers!

Let's say you want to add a calendar custom field for some event (business, party, meeting)
and you want to have a default datetime for the event that is let's say 3 days from now.
The start date is now.For just 3 days it seems easy to calculate in your head,
but what if you don't want to bother do that and rather say something like:
Hey Joomla! I wanna 3 days from now please. Can you do that? Sure.

  1. Create two custom fields of type calendar: start-date and end-date
  2. Set default for start date by typing now
  3. Set default for en d date by typing now +3 days

That's it change and experiment with other values it should work.

WHY ?

This project start because of a challenge a joomler friend of mine posted in JUG Breizh on FB on February 16th 2021 The challenge was: Given an url structure like: /parent-category/subcat-a/article-1 /parent-category/subcat-a/article-2 /parent-category/subcat-c/article-7 How to make it work with urls like: /parent-category/article-1 /parent-category/article-2 /parent-category/article-7 In other words without the subcategory

WHAT ?

The answer to that delicious puzzle was custom router rules.

HOW ?

TLDR; Custom router rules injected via a system plugin onAfterInitialise event just right after Joomla! started "booting"
How to use modular SQL in your XML manifest

Hello super joomlers!

A new Joomla! core juicy trick just for you.

Did you know that you can use multiple sql files for the install process of your custom component?

They are red sequentially following the order in the xml manifest file of your component

Here is an example. Pay close attention to the install part.

Relax, you are our guest : The Power of the Guest

Hello super joomlers!

During your Joomla! journey, you will from time to time have a problem that can be solved by: "The Power of the Guest"

In fact it is the Guest access level, that is by default in Joomla! core

 

The Power of the Guest relies upon the fact that we can show elements of our Joomla! site like (menus, articles, modules, etc...) just to guests (not logged in users)

Therefore we can tailor an awesome user experience just for our guests.

 

Don't hesitate to use this functionality in your Joomla! sites.

 

That's all for today! Take care

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