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Joomla Overrides / Introduction to Gantry 5 framework
As all good Joomla users know, modifying core code is a big no-no! Fortunately, there are many ways to achieve your goals in Joomla without compromising software or site security. This month we'll talk about Joomla Overrides, and see some real-world examples that members have implemented. Following that, we'll take a look at the Gantry 5 framework. Free beer and pizza will be provided by our sponsor Raygun This event will be livestreamed to Facebook - please join us! AGENDA: 6:30-7:30pm - Topic 1: Joomla Overrides (Nicky Veitch/Patrick Jackson). Overrides are a very powerful part of Joomla which help you to achieve exactly what you want to achieve. We're going to take a look at both language and layout overrides, with some simple and more complicated examples. If you have a favourite override, please bring it along to show the rest of us. [masked]pm - Topic 2: Introduction to Gantry 5 framework (Nicky Veitch). Gantry is a powerful framework that the RocketTheme template club uses as the basis for all of its Joomla template designs, but Gantry also provides a free template. As a long-time RocketTheme/Gantry 4 user, the learning curve from Gantry 4 to Gantry 5 was quite steep, but once you get your head around Gantry 5 it is incredibly powerful. Nicky will demonstrate some of the basics and things she's learned along the way. 8:15-8:30pm - General Q&A session & discussion - bring your Joomla questions to ask the group All welcome, beginners-advanced

Butterfly Internet

Level 2, 364-372 Lonsdale Street · Melbourne

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    What we're about

    The Joomla! User Group Melbourne has been running since 2007 and attracts a regular group of Joomla!® users from all over Melbourne including:

    beginners - people building their first Joomla! site

    hobbyists - people tweaking their own Joomla! site

    designers - people who design Joomla! sites for a living

    implementers - people who implement more than just basic Joomla! sites
    eg ecommerce, forums, interfaces etc

    guns - people who can answer almost any question you may have about Joomla!

    Often members are 'multi-functional' with several specialists in hosting, design, security and more.

    Meeting monthly (current venue Butterfly ('s office in Melbourne CBD - see venue details on each meetup) we cover a number of Joomla! topics that ideally provide all members of the group with something each month.

    Additionally we're planning a few other meetups during the year with skypecasts with Joomla! luminaries, doccamp/barcamp style events, training workshops, and assisting with JoomlaDay! Australia ( conference every few years.

    You can also participate in more discussion, find out more on the Group, and get Joomla! tips and assistance in the forums by visiting or find all the Australian Joomla User Groups on Facebook at (

    Joomla! User Group Melbourne is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Joomla!® Project or Open Source Matters. The Joomla!® name and logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters, the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.

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