JoomlaNxt - November - Make your Joomla Website Dance

I was thrilled to present at the JoomlaNxt November 2021 Session

Summary of Presentation:

Using only Joomla 4 to make the 'magic happen', join me as I take you through how to add functionality to your Joomla website to make it more dynamic in displaying content, and easier to work with for your customers.  A Content Management System is only as good as how you put the 'pieces together', if done properly you and your client will have an easier time maintaining it moving forward.  The ultimate goal for any website is for it to be easy to maintain, and easy to gather information from.


  • Random Image Module - Display a slideshow from core!
  • Language Overrides - easy and powerful!
  • Articles in a Category Module - not just a ‘list’!
  • News Flash - how can you use this in a new way?
  • Tabs & sliders in content - get rid of long pages…
  • Easy Admin - EASY for your ‘non techie’ to add content
  • Put it all together with module - LET’s DANCE!

Meet a Joomler - Laura Gordon


She has been working with Joomla since 2005 and started to organize Joomla events in 2009. A proud mama and a proud New Yorker, as she defines herself. We talk about Laura Gordon, and in this interview, we know her a little more.

Thanks for participating in this interview, Laura!  Could you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m originally from New York, which I’m proud of, yes, a proud New Yorker! I currently live with my husband and two adult children in East Brunswick, NJ. Our boys are attending college.  One attends the University of Connecticut and is studying Material Science Engineering, and the other is a Freshman at the University of Massachusetts in the Business School. I also graduated from UMass Amherst; I’m a proud mama. Currently, I’m pursuing my Masters of Business Science in UXD through the Rutgers MBS Program.

My husband is an accountant, but he spends a lot of his spare time running the only Roller Coaster Teen tour, ThrillCoaster Tours, where he takes kids to amusement parks for the summertime. We have been running this business since 2005. Personally, I love to exercise, go on great Roller Coasters, spend time with my family and friends, and take walks with our dog, Luna, who we adopted in May 2020. She is a true pandemic doggie and does not know how to be alone!

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JoomlaDayFlorida 2019

I had a great time at this year!  Was able to reconnect with some great friends, and learned TONS!!!

Thank you to Jay and team for an amazing event!

What did I do?

I taught RS!Forms:

I taught Introduction & Intermediate Joomla to over a dozen excited new 'joomlers'!

Feel free to download my handouts and distribute!






Joomla World Conference 2017

I was given the opportunity from both and Rutgers to attend the Joomla World Conference in Rome, Italy for 2017.  Here are some of my thoughts about it, and photos, of course!

Joomla World Conference - 2017

Italy, The Italian Bridge

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First of all, I must thank the entire team at OSM for considering and granting me the scholarship for JWC2017.  I have been grateful to give so much to the community over the years, and it felt so good to be recognized.  I can only hope that I can continue to help the Joomla community in the future.

The event had 3 main themes to it that I would like to focus on...Theme number 1 is the social / friendship effect that the joomla community has on me and so many others.  Theme number 2 is the extensive knowledge of Joomla that was shared at the conference and how we can make Joomla better with action.  Theme number 3 includes the other topics that were covered at the conference just a little outside of the joomla technology, but with this knowledge will help us all to become better Joomlers and joomla developers.

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