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 https://raygun.com.
This event will be livestreamed to Facebook - please join us! https://www.facebook.com/JoomlaAu/
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