Date: August 26, 2020
Time: TBD (2:00 EST, 18:00UTC)
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 https://forum.joomla.fr 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 https://sync.joomlacustomfields.org/fr/