Joomla Overrides / Introduction to Gantry 5 framework

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Butterfly Internet

Level 2, 364-372 Lonsdale Street · Melbourne

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Please wait downstairs and somebody will come down to collect you at 6.25pm. The doors close at 6pm but if they open, you can go in and up the stairs to level 2.

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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!


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