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Hi 👋! My name is Ben Morss. I’m a Developer Advocate at Google, where my job is to help make it easier to make websites that are excellent for everyone. I also used to be a 'serious' musician, so you can still find me recording songs in the attic that's now my workspace. And laboring on my opera that's sort of about Steve Jobs.

Methods of adding Google Tag Manager. There are a few ways to enable Google Tag Manager on your paga. Let’s start with the easy way: Method 1: Inserting GTM using a Joomla Extension Installing the plugin. There are a few plugins designed specifically for embedding Google Tag Manager on your Joomla. Joomla, one of the world’s most popular Content Management Systems (CMS), announced its sponsorship from Google today. Google’s sponsorship of Joomla will enable the Project to continue providing one of the most widely used Open Source CMS. Together, Joomla and Google have a shared interest in fostering a thriving web ecosystem. See full list on

A few weeks ago, Joomla and Google announced a new sponsorship as part of Google’s efforts to support the open-source CMS community during these challenging times and to advance our shared goal of enabling amazing content on the web.

Google is no stranger to partnering with CMS communities. Whether we're providing platform-specific guidance in our developer tools, like Lighthouse, collaborating on WordPress plugins that enable superior integration with Search and AMP, or bringing new mobile-friendly formats to the web, like the open source Web Stories editor, we want open source CMSs to continue fostering a thriving web ecosystem.

But what’s in it for Joomla? How will it all work? Well, we’ve already kicked off a few projects. We wanted to tell you about one in particular - lazy-loading images and iframes without a plugin in Joomla core. Automatic lazy loading appeared on the web in 2019, was adopted as a WHATWG HTML standard, and is already supported by most major browsers. It provides an easy way to speed up load times and decrease data usage for users everywhere.

Google engineers worked with the Joomla contributor team to determine whether Joomla could benefit from adopting the new lazy-loading feature in core, and to help troubleshoot some of the unique challenges on Joomla, like limiting layout shift by including image dimensions and avoiding a JavaScript-based fallback. The feedback we got from the Joomla developer team also helped us to improve our own implementations and the guidance we share with all CMS developers. The Joomla community has already included this feature in the upcoming 4.X release. We're looking forward to watching it speed up Joomla sites soon!

So what’s next? You tell us! We can’t wait to meet more of the Joomla community, to learn more about the opportunities and challenges you face, and to find out how Google can help. We are passionate about making the web faster, more secure, and more accessible for everyone, and about adding new capabilities and tools to make developers' lives easier. We would love to hear your ideas!

You can reach out to me on Twitter at @benmorss. Stay tuned for more content, best practices, and collaborations from the Google and Joomla partnerships team.

Comments 3

Carlos Rodriguez on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:04

Excellent news! I like this integration of lazy-load to the core. While I agree on keep as clean/light as possible the CMS, integration like this is a must in our favorite CMS. Thank you for make this happen!

Excellent news! I like this integration of lazy-load to the core. While I agree on keep as clean/light as possible the CMS, integration like this is a must in our favorite CMS. Thank you for make this happen!
Impression eStudio on Thursday, 22 October 2020 14:21

I am looking forward to see the result in real websites in Joomla 4.

I am looking forward to see the result in real websites in Joomla 4.
Panayiotis Kiriakopoulos on Monday, 26 October 2020 07:38

Well i would like to see a build in integration of AMP pages at core

Well i would like to see a build in integration of AMP pages at core :)

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JA Google Map Plugin Introduction

Quick Info

  • Updated on:17 Jan, 2020
  • Version:2.6.6 Changelog
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Snagit 21st century. A Google Map Plugin allows users to embed Google Maps, into articles. A step further, it comes with Code Generator, which allows generation of multiple maps with varied configurations and layouts.

  • Supports various map types viz., Road Map Satellite Map Hybrid Map Terrain Physical Map Direction Maps.
  • Easy back-end, descriptions and usage instructions in the tooltips.
  • Customize place description details, shown as a popup on front-end.
  • Preview map settings right in the back-end.
  • Various button layout options for Zoom Toolbar and Map type toolbar.
  • Display or hide various available options.
  • Show images Wikipedia Articles You Tube Movies as layers on your maps.
  • Generate unlimited customized maps to use anywhere in your site, using unique Code Generator.

Main Features

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Embed variety of Google Maps into articles

Supports various map types

The plugin supports 4 map types named: Road Map, Satellite Map, Hybrid Map, Physical Map. These settings can be overridden when you embed Google map to content.

Place description details in Popup

Each time you embed Google map into content, you can add description of the defined location then display it in Popup in front-page when users click on Location point.

Preview map in the back-end

To have right tags to add to content to embed Google, we provide map preview settings in back-end, select the configuration then its code will be generated in the Code container field.

Various button / layout options

Multiple options to customize button, layout for Zoom Toolbar, Map type, etc. For each of those option, you can configure its position to display in front-page.

Easy Back-end configuration

The plugin comes with powerful admin panel, all built-in functionality is included in back-end settings. Each setting has very clear tooltip that shows the setting's functionality and usage.

Use anywhere in your site, with unique Code Generator

You can embed Google map anywhere in your site, in article or in Custom HTML Module. All you have to do is to add embed code into article/custom HTML module.

Version 2.6.6 17 Jan, 2020

Bug Fix
  • Remove drag on joomla 3 version
  • Update working with open street map.
  • Disable draggable remove glitch modal
  • Allow to open tooltip after map render
  • Remove js warning.
  • Remove images in description
  • Change to parseFloat
  • Remove resize

Version 2.6.5 03 Oct, 2017

New Feature
  • Marker Clustering
  • Set Location to center of Map
Bug Fix
  • Fatal Error: operator not supported for strings

Version 2.6.4 15 Feb, 2017

Version 2.6.3 25 Oct, 2016

Bug Fix
  • The Disable Scroll wheel Option don't work
  • Ja google map not responsive in the good way

Version 2.6.1 07 Jul, 2015

Bug Fix
  • Direction mode is not working with zoom setting

Version 2.6.0 09 Jun, 2015

Version 2.5.9 10 Apr, 2015

Bug Fix
  • Edit module front end: ' Style 2 - Google Map' module is missing space

Version 2.5.8 03 Feb, 2015

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  • Add option to enable / disable scrollwheel
Bug Fix
  • Google Maps plugin: no information pop-up

Version 2.5.7 20 May, 2014

Bug Fix

Joomla Google Analytics Plugin

  • Fix js error when preview Map on BackEnd from Joomla 3x