Past Meetup

Custom Fields (Joomla Core) and How to Use Them

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Online Login will be sent to those who RSVP · San Francisco, CA

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ONLINE Meetup: Login / Access will be sent about an hour before the meetup

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In this quarters meetup, we have our own famous Eric Guerin sharing with us about how to use the recently added Custom Fields in Joomla core. Eric shared a brief bit with us at the 2016 extension potluck and we all wanted to know more. Fast forward a year or so and he's graciously agreed to share some more with us.

Here's what you can expect during this online meetup:

Why custom fields
What people were doing before
Advantages to built in Custom fields
Setting up fields in Joomla
Field types
Basic field parameters
Grouping fields
Creating different Categories
Adding fields to Articles, Contacts and User Profiles
Concepts and usage
Setting up field layouts
Basic field layout setup
Custom field layout setups
Template Overrides for Field Layout
Other things you can do
Developer specific things
Question and Answer Session

Join us for this online meetup that helps us better utilize Joomla core which is always the best practice.

Login details for GoToMeeting will be sent about an hour before the meeting. Just RSVP and we'll send the details before the meetup.

*About Eric*
Before the World Wide Web was a thing, Eric spend his time 3d modeling UFO's from Area 51. Then he built his first website in 1997 and never looked back. In a previous position Eric spent 3 years developing web portals and web applications using Joomla. Today Eric works for the University of California, San Francisco, where he's a Senior Web Developer and manages the hosting of over 1500 websites.