Upcoming Sessions


We are excited to share the upcoming sessions for JUG Chicago North! 

With these new online sessions we are changing a few other things.  The first is the time. We are moving from 11 am to 5 pm.  The same Second Wednesday of the month. The session will include Bring Your Questions from 5 to 5:30 pm, followed by the presentation and Q&A.

The upcoming sessions we've planned are:

  • Oct 13th: Dynamic Content for Joomla 4
    Showcase how to use Custom Fields with YooTheme Pro inside of Joomla 4
  • Nov 10th: A Blog Two Ways
    Blogging using the Joomla core vs an Extension
  • Dec 8th: Holiday Social
    A social to close out the year
  • Jan 12th: New Year, New Site
    Debut of the new JoomlaDayChicago.com website in Joomla! 4 with highlights from update from 3.x to 4.x
  • Feb 9th: Joomla4Lawyers
    A case study of using SP Page Builder and Joomla! 4 for lawyers or a law firm

Please send any suggestions for future sessions. Our sessions are geared toward beginners and implementators, often showcasing no-code solutions. 

The sessions are longer, with more time for your questions, the schedule will be:

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Not Today, But Coming Soon


Hi JUGCNers and Friends,

We are asking for your patience as the team and I continue to put together content for upcoming sessions. There is so much to talk about with Joomla 3.10 and Joomla 4. Our goal is to give you relatable and actionable information.  We also continue to drive to connect you with other Joomla groups and information to help you have the best Joomla site ever.  Lofty goals but with your help, and patience, we think they are doable.

Stay Tuned!

If you were not able to attend our Joomla 4 Launch After Party, the recording is now available

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Welcome 2021!


Hey JUGCNers!

I hope that this year, the new year has started out well for you.  Things are revving up on JUGCN and you can help set the direction for the year. Joomla core, extensions, SEO, marketing, agency help, etc.

Let me know!  Request a Topic

Save the Date

April 23rd and 24th

Details in the works for JoomlaDay USA
a virtual conference

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2020 Year in Review


The end of 2020 is here. Looking back at JUGCN, we’ve covered some great topics, hosted fantastic guest speakers, and are looking forward to 2021.

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Migration from MailChimp to AcyMailing


Starting with the July meeting announcement we are using AcyMailing for our email newsletter. In our May meeting, AcyMailing Ambassador Joris Stolker walked us through AcyMailing 6.  Our interest in this extension was not just to discuss what it does but also because we were looking at using it for our newsletter.  

Why the Change to AcyMailing?

The first reason is that we like to support and use products that work with Joomla!  The second reason is that we wanted to streamline our communications.  

Getting started with AcyMailing was easy.  The new drop-and-drag editor made it easy to add content and add dynamic Joomla content.  We exported our list from MailChimp, imported into AcyMailing and we were ready to send our first newsletter.

What is AcyMailing?

AcyMailing is an Email and Marketing for Joomla! and Wordpress.  There is link testing, spam testing, click tracking, and marketing conversion. 

How much does AcyMailing Cost?

You can start with AcyMailing for free.  There are 3 paid plans, Essential, Enterprise, and Multisite.

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13 Reasons to Choose Joomla for Your Next Project

We thought this infographic summed things up quite nicely! Thanks JoomDev.


© infographic courtesy of JoomDev

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2018 (Early) Year in Review


The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with different names, but always here for Chic...

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla's Metadata - Joomlashack

joomlashack-logo_circle image credit: Joomlashack.com

This is a great companion to our May JUGCN meeting on SEO extensions.

Read the guide on JoomlaShack.com

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Upcoming Sessions


Many suggestions have been made and here's the topics for upcoming sessions.  If you have more ideas or are interested in presenting, contact us

  • Securing Your Joomla Site
  • Quick Site Builds
  • CRM: Jinbound
  • CRM for Non-profits: CiviCRM
  • Framework: Gantry
  • Framework: Helix 
  • Framework: T3
  • SEO Tool: OSMeta
  • SEO Tool: OSMap
  • eCommerce: J2Store
  • Calendar Battle
  • Fields and Field Groups Deep Dive
  • Marketing Automation
  • EasyArticles

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