Custom Fields and External Data Sources (JUG NJ)

On August 26, 2020
Categories: Joomla User Groups
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Join our friends in New Jersey for their August user group meeting.

Guest Speaker:
Marc Dechèvre - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joomla 4 Beta was released on 30 May 2020 and I am happy to see that this causes much excitement and many interesting discussions in the Joomla Community.

Amongst the new major feature we have :

The new media manager, which will be obviously useful to all users, The workflow, which will be useful in many cases, And Webservices, which is more a developer thing but really open new possibilities. This will indeed allow for example to use your Joomla website as a source for other websites/apps/…

So in this context of Webservices I was thinking : what about using Joomla Custom Fields to synchronise data from other sources (like open-data in json format for example) ?

  • So instead of having Joomla feeding other websites/apps/… like we will be able to do with J!4, we can already easily feed J!3 from external sources.
  • Thanks to the Joomla friends on we quickly came up with a simple plugin, very light and very easy to edit/customise.
  • To have a preview of how to synchronise your Custom Fields with an external source on a multilingual Joomla website, you can already see

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