Change Joomla without core hacks

21 April 2012

Joomla is open source software under the GPL license. One of the benefits of open source software is that you can (and are allowed to) read and change the source code.

Therefore it's very easy to make small changes in Joomla's core code. But loosing those changes by just upgrading is even easier! 

In this presentation Peter will show you how you can make changes in Joomla and 3rd party extensions without using core hacks:

  • what's a core hack
  • why you should not use core hacks
  • an example of a core hack
  • eight alternatives to change Joomla without using core hacks
  • how to fix (core) hacks (e.g. done by other people).

Presentation done at

Joomladay UK 2013

5 October 2013
Ascot, United Kingdom

Joomla User Group Rotterdam

18 December 2012
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Joomla World Conference 2012

18 November 2012
San Jose, CA, USA

Joomla User Group Den Bosch

2 October 2012
Den Bosch, Netherlands

Joomladay Cape Town 2012

18 August 2012
Cape Town, South Africa

Joomladay Cape Town 2012

27 September 2012
Zwolle, Netherlands

Joomladay Netherlands 2012

21 April 2012
Zeist, Netherlands
Peter Martin
Joomla Linux Specialist

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