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Yannick Gaultier presents and demonstrates Weeblr.com's newest extension for Joomla: 4Command!

00:00 Introduction and Overview
00:00 Introduction
01:03 Introduction by Tim Davis
02:07 Tim's Recent Activities
03:17 Guest Introduction
05:01 Technical Difficulty

07:01 For Command Overview and Demonstration
07:01 Yannick's Introduction to For Command
12:03 Demonstration of For Command
13:11 Using For Command
18:11 Fast Access and New Tabs
19:30 Example Actions

30:59 Managing Trashed Items
30:59 Demonstration of deleting an article and managing trashed items in Joomla
31:40 Filtering and displaying trashed items using For Command
32:16 Enhancements and Comparison

34:12 Global Configuration Shortcuts
34:12 Quick access to common global configurations like enabling system debug and caching
36:00 Demonstration of toggling settings without navigating through multiple pages

37:39 Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequent Actions
37:39 Introduction of keyboard shortcuts for common Joomla actions
39:00 Examples of shortcuts such as clearing cache, accessing global configuration, and installing extensions

40:50 User Management Enhancements
40:50 Sending activation emails to users who haven't activated their accounts
41:30 Resending activation emails directly from the user management interface

42:00 Managing Plugins and Modules
42:00 Direct access and management of plugins and modules with For Command
42:30 Demonstration of editing, enabling, and disabling plugins and modules
43:00 Example of editing a module and seeing changes reflected on the site

50:47 Site Search and Dynamic Content Management
50:47 Introduction of a global search feature to search through articles and categories
52:00 Discussion of future support for other extensions and managing large amounts of content efficiently

54:01 Enhancements for Admin Actions
54:01 Automatic focusing on search fields in list pages for administrators
55:00 Shortcuts for common actions like publishing and unpublishing items
55:30 Discussion of the natural learning curve for shortcuts

56:20 Future Developments and AI Integration
56:20 Ongoing developments to extend live search to other extensions
57:00 Potential future features and admin actions for streamlined processes
57:30 Discussion on AI integration and existing AI assistant extension from Webler

1:00:15 Technical Issues and Troubleshooting
1:00:15 Technical issues with Zoom and troubleshooting during the live stream
1:00:55 Discussion on continuing with audio despite Zoom issues
1:01:30 Recovery from technical issues and continuation of the live stream

1:02:15 Shifting Between Extensions
1:02:15 Discussion on shifting between different extensions developed by Yannick
1:02:55 Sharing user interface and code between extensions for consistency

1:03:31 User Experience and Practical Benefits
1:03:31 Practical benefits of using For Command for regular tasks
1:04:00 Example of resending emails for user registration issues

1:05:40 Future Extension Development
1:05:40 Discussion on future extension development plans
1:06:20 Mention of ongoing projects and focus on current extensions

1:06:57 Thoughts on Joomla's Future
1:06:57 Yannick's thoughts on the future of Joomla and its versions
1:07:32 Emphasis on not breaking existing functionalities while improving Joomla
1:08:07 Importance of in-person Joomla conferences and community vitality

1:09:17 In-Person Conferences and Community Engagement
1:09:17 Benefits of attending in-person Joomla conferences
1:09:50 Virtual components of conferences and community engagement

1:10:32 Consolidation of Joomla Extensions and Templates
1:10:32 Discussion on consolidation of Joomla extensions and templates
1:11:11 Mention of new e-commerce extension by JoomShaper

1:12:15 Future Live Streams and Guests
1:12:15 Announcement of JoomShaper's upcoming appearance on the live stream
1:13:21 Encouragement for people to attend Joomla days and conferences

1:14:05 Handling Extension Discontinuation
1:14:05 Discussion on the discontinuation of K2 for Joomla 4 and 5
1:14:50 Challenges and implications of discontinuing a major extension

1:18:51 Creating Sample Content
1:18:51 Discussion on creating multiple categories at once
1:19:31 Future plans for For Command to include sample content creation

1:20:15 Final Thoughts and Wrap-Up
1:20:15 Reflection on the evolution of Joomla and its features
1:20:52 Encouragement to attend Joomla days and support the community
1:21:30 Mention of upcoming live stream with JoomShaper
1:22:11 Final thanks and wrap-up of the live stream

1:22:42 Farewell and closing remarks with background music

 

Introduction and Overview

 

00:00 Introduction

Opening music

Introduction to the video topic: an overview of the "For Command" extension developed by Webler.

Mention of upcoming guest Yannick Gaultier.

01:03 Introduction by Tim Davis

Tim Davis introduces himself and the Basic Joomla Tutorials YouTube channel.

Explains his experience and offers services related to Joomla sites.

Promotes a sponsor: MySites.guru.

02:07 Tim's Recent Activities

Tim mentions he hasn’t live-streamed for three weeks.

Talks about his trip to Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Shares a picture of the Bluenose II, a famous Canadian ship.

03:17 Guest Introduction

Tim introduces Yannick Gaultier, the guest for the session.

Yannick shares his background and experience with Joomla extensions.

05:01 Technical Difficulty

Audio issue resolved.

 

For Command Overview and Demonstration

 

07:01 Yannick's Introduction to For Command

Yannick explains his history with Joomla extensions.

Details on his latest project, the For Command extension.

Describes the functionality and benefits of For Command for Joomla administrators.

12:03 Demonstration of For Command

Yannick shares his screen to demonstrate For Command.

Explains the extension is available for Joomla 3, 4, and 5, and backend only.

Shows the small module indicating For Command's presence.

13:11 Using For Command

Demonstrates the use of keyboard shortcuts to open the command palette.

Shows how to search for actions like "install extension" or "manage languages."

Explains how For Command simplifies navigation within Joomla.

18:11 Fast Access and New Tabs

Demonstrates how to quickly access various Joomla pages.

Shows opening actions in new tabs for multitasking.

19:30 Example Actions

Shows how to switch between CodeMirror and TinyMCE editors using For Command.

Demonstrates clearing cache with a single command.

Explains predefined actions available in For Command.

 

Managing Trashed Items

 

30:59 Demonstration of deleting an article and managing trashed items in Joomla

Yannick demonstrates deleting an article and the challenge of viewing trashed items in Joomla.

For Command allows users to type "show trash" to filter and display trashed items across various sections like categories, contacts, and banners.

Highlights the ease of emptying the trash with For Command's predefined actions, including emptying specific sections like articles or categories.

32:16 Enhancements and Comparison

Yannick discusses a past extension by Peter Van Weston for better trash management, no longer available for Joomla 4.

For Command simplifies the trash management process without needing to select items manually.

 

Global Configuration Shortcuts

 

34:12 Quick access to common global configurations like enabling system debug and caching

Demonstrates quick access to common global configurations like enabling system debug and caching.

Shows how to enable or disable settings such as debug mode or caching through simple commands.

Emphasizes the ease of toggling settings without navigating through multiple pages.

 

Keyboard Shortcuts for Frequent Actions

 

37:39 Introduction of keyboard shortcuts for common Joomla actions

Yannick introduces keyboard shortcuts for frequently used Joomla actions.

Examples include clearing cache (Alt + Ctrl + C), accessing global configuration (Alt + Ctrl + G), and installing extensions (Alt + Ctrl + I).

Lists several other shortcuts to navigate directly to various Joomla sections like plugins, modules, articles, and user management.

 

User Management Enhancements

 

40:50 Sending activation emails to users who haven't activated their accounts

Demonstrates sending activation emails to users who haven't activated their accounts.

Shows how to resend activation emails directly from the user management interface.

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Managing Plugins and Modules

 

42:00 Direct access and management of plugins and modules with For Command

Users can edit, enable, or disable plugins with ease, and the same functionality applies to modules.

Yannick shows how to edit a module, add text, and see the changes reflected on the site.

--

Site Search and Dynamic Content Management

 

50:47 Introduction of a global search feature to search through articles and categories

Highlights the ability to manage large amounts of content efficiently through For Command's search functionality.

Explains how the search feature will be extended to support other extensions in the future.

 

Enhancements for Admin Actions

 

54:01 Automatic focusing on search fields in list pages for administrators

For Command automatically focuses on search fields in list pages, saving time for administrators.

Provides shortcuts for common actions like publishing and unpublishing items.

Emphasizes the natural learning curve for shortcuts and the speed benefits they bring.

 

Future Developments and AI Integration

 

56:20 Ongoing developments to extend live search to other extensions

Yannick mentions ongoing developments to extend live search to other extensions.

Discusses potential future features and the inclusion of admin actions that streamline multiple-page processes into single actions.

Responds to a suggestion about AI integration, noting the existing AI assistant extension available from Webler.

 

Technical Issues and Troubleshooting

 

1:00:15 Technical issues with Zoom and troubleshooting during the live stream

Discussion on continuing with audio despite Zoom issues.

Recovery from technical issues and continuation of the live stream.

 

Shifting Between Extensions

1:02:15 Discussion on shifting between different extensions developed by Yannick

Sharing user interface and code between extensions for consistency.

 

User Experience and Practical Benefits

1:03:31 Practical benefits of using For Command for regular tasks

Example of resending emails for user registration issues.

 

Future Extension Development

1:05:40 Discussion on future extension development plans

Mention of ongoing projects and focus on current extensions.

 

Thoughts on Joomla&39;s Future

1:06:57 Yannick's thoughts on the future of Joomla and its versions

Emphasis on not breaking existing functionalities while improving Joomla.

Importance of in-person Joomla conferences and community vitality.

 

In-Person Conferences and Community Engagement

1:09:17 Benefits of attending in-person Joomla conferences

Virtual components of conferences and community engagement.

 

Consolidation of Joomla Extensions and Templates

1:10:32 Discussion on consolidation of Joomla extensions and templates

Mention of new e-commerce extension by JoomShaper.

 

Future Live Streams and Guests

1:12:15 Announcement of JoomShaper's upcoming appearance on the live stream

Encouragement for people to attend Joomla days and conferences.

 

Handling Extension Discontinuation

1:14:05 Discussion on the discontinuation of K2 for Joomla 4 and 5

Challenges and implications of discontinuing a major extension.

 

Creating Sample Content

1:18:51 Discussion on creating multiple categories at once

Future plans for For Command to include sample content creation.

 

Final Thoughts and Wrap-Up

1:20:15 Reflection on the evolution of Joomla and its features

Encouragement to attend Joomla days and support the community.

Mention of upcoming live stream with JoomShaper.

Final thanks and wrap-up of the live stream.

1:22:42 Farewell and closing remarks with background music

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