The Joomla! Community Magazine™

Alice Grevet

Alice Grevet

Joomla! sitebuilder and freelance web designer specializing in non-profits. Co-Lead Editor on the Joomla! Community Magazine, and member of the Joomla Community Leadership Team (CLT).

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Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

A Decade of Joomla!

The Joomla project is turning 10 in the coming days and weeks. It is the conviction, hard work, love and passion of the Joomla Community that has brought us this far. It is the talent of countless people, some no longer active, and many who are, that has brought us this far. Collaboration is not always smooth sailing. But each one’s contribution makes a difference, and thanks to them today the Joomla CMS is a jewel and an exquisite solution for building websites.
The Ebola epidemic, the Liberian government, and connecting with local tech enthusiasts are some of the areas where Thomas Karyah is using Joomla to make an impact in his home country of Liberia.
Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Happy 5th Birthday, JCM!

For five consecutive years the Joomla Community Magazine has published an issue every month, with stories and articles for Joomla site builders, administrators, designers, developers, and the entire Joomla community as a whole. Thank you Joomla community for making it possible!
Friday, 01 May 2015 00:00

To All Our Joomla! Volunteers

May 1st is a holiday in many countries: labor day for some, and a flowery celebration of spring for others. In some places the date is marked by a big bonfire. Traditions are as numerous and varied as our global Joomla community is diverse. It seems like an auspicious date to reflect on the hard work that goes into the Joomla project in order for it to be productive, relevant, and grow.
Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00

Do More With Joomla 3.4

Last week Joomla version 3.4 was released. It’s brought to you by the Production Leadership Team (PLT) and over 130 total contributors, and it fixes 700 bugs.
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

Joomla's Year

At this busy holiday time, it's a small but heartfelt JCM issue, wishing Joomlers all over the world a very Happy New Year! The start of a new calendar year is a time to look back on the past year, and look to the future. What did 2014 bring for the Joomla Project? And what does 2015 have in store?
Saturday, 01 November 2014 00:00

Wheels Up #JWC14!

It’s the beginning of November and hundreds of people from the global Joomla community are preparing to travel to Cancun, Mexico, for the 3rd annual Joomla World Conference. I’m excited about it. Here’s why…
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Have you heard? Joomla is nine years old! And now this powerful and free CMS is offering free for life hosting! There’s lots to celebrate!
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 00:00

Goooaaal Joomla!

What do the World Cup and Joomla have in common? They bring together people on every continent, focusing all their attention and energy on one objective. The 2014 ball design even reminds me of the Joomla logo. As many of us cheer our home teams, and those of our friends, let’s take a look at a new goal coming up on the Joomla Community Magazine…
One year ago today the Spanish Joomla Community Magazine launched its first issue. Twelve issues and 225 articles later, it is still going strong. Join us in celebrating this first birthday milestone!
The Joomla Community Magazine will be four years old in a few months. Since the beginning, this unique and popular communication channel, where the community is the primary contributor, has grown and matured. It’s an on-going process, and today we’d like to mention a few recent changes, and thank some of the people who are making it possible.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 00:00

Case Study - CrimeSuspect.Net

How does one build a website for crowd-sourcing citizens and law enforcement agencies to better fight crime? With Joomla! of course! “You can’t outrun the click of a mouse…”
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Interview with Chad Windnagle

One of the most exciting areas of involvement for Joomla has been the participation of young Joomla programmers in Google Summer of Code. Their work has helped to make the software better, and has contributed to numerous articles in this magazine detailing their projects. Chad Windnagle has been coordinating this effort for the past couple of years, and he kindly took the time to sit down for an interview...
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 00:00

Looking to the Future

New Year’s Day is a time for reflection on the past, and for looking ahead to the coming year, thinking about where we have come from, and where we want to go.
Sunday, 01 December 2013 00:00

Leadership Highlights - December 2013

Last month the majority of the Joomla Leadership Teams (CLT - Community Leadership Team; OSM - The Board of Open Source Matters; PLT - Production Leadership Team) gathered in Boston just before the Joomla World Conference, for individual and joint team summits. Recent weeks have been very busy, so for this month's highlights we'll keep it short and sweet:
At the Joomla World Conference in Boston last month I attended Ryan Boog’s session on “Making Your Website Wicked Awesome - Practical Uses and Tips on Utilizing Bootstrap in Joomla!”. My understanding of Bootstrap was pretty minimal, so I decided to pull myself up… and dive in!
Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00

Leadership Highlights - November 2013

The Joomla Project leadership news roundup for the month of November includes some egg-cellent items that will make you smile :-)
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 00:00

Raising the Bar

Sticking to a deadline can be a challenge in an Open Source project like Joomla! that is run entirely by volunteers. On the magazine, the first of the month is a deadline we cannot miss, and haven't in over three years. We launch on weekends, weekdays, birthdays, vacation days, even New Year's Day! But in order to keep bringing you all the Joomla news that's fit to print, we are  dusting off and adding definition to our submission guide…
Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Bio Feedback

In an effort to walk the thin line of balance between the for- and not-for-profit dynamics in our project, we recently made a change on the magazine limiting JCM author links in their bios. This debate is something Dianne and I face every day as Co-Lead Editors on the Joomla Community Magazine, and also as members of the board of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). What is fair? What is proper? How can we know, and what do you think?
Monday, 01 July 2013 00:00

Leadership Highlights - July 2013

Here is a quick roundup of leadership news from recent days...
Monday, 01 July 2013 00:00

Happy 3rd Birthday JCM!

In July of 2010 the first issue of the Joomla Community Magazine was launched. Three years, 1,100 articles, 4,400 comments and one multilingual site later, the JCM is still going strong!
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

CiviCRM Interview with Paul Delbar

CiviCRM handles non-profits and registration with membership. It's a kind of contact management plus. Civi ties in to an organization, and handles donations, households, etc. It's different from a CRM to run your business. Paul Delbar tells us what is new with CiviCRM, and why he finds this community inspiring and enriching.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Introducing the JCM/ES

Three men, two continents, one island and a common language. Through their hard work, today we welcome the first multilingual experience on joomla.org. Their story is Joomla at its very best...
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Beauty and the Beach

By now you know that JandBeyond is an event you can't afford to miss if you are a Joomla afficionado, but what about those cute JAB websites? Read on to find out the creative process behind the most creative international Joomla conference…
Monday, 01 April 2013 00:00

Listen Up!

More and more leaders in the Joomla project have been talking about how important it is to listen. At JoomlaDay France last weekend, I had the opportunity to hear in person what people are thinking. It was an enriching experience for me, and sometimes surprising…
Au JoomlaDay France à Toulouse la semaine dernière, j'ai assisté à la session de Jean-Marie Simonet sur ​​la création d'un site multilingue. C'était tellement fantastique que je dois partager le fichier PDF avec vous!
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

More Hands on Deck

The big news in leadership in recent weeks is the new kids on the block. Meet them!
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

We Heart Joomla!

The Joomla Community Magazine is like a box of chocolates…
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - December 2012

The Joomla! Joint Leadership summit was an excellent opportunity to spend time together as one big group, share ideas, plan and increase our understanding of each team's ongoing work. 
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

On Track with Joomla!

Happy but feeling like I'd been hit by a train, as I crawled into bed after the first day of the Joomla World Conference (JWC), I thought, "This is gonna kill me!"
Saturday, 01 December 2012 00:00

A Bright Future

One person at the Joomla World Conference stood out in his own special way, as the youngest attendee sporting a name tag pass. His name is Cade, and he came all the way from southeastern Missouri to San Jose. Cade agreed to an interview…
Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - November 2012

While zombies roamed the earth and goblins danced in October, the Joomla project cooked up a bubbling pot of leadership news, with just a pinch of chicken giggle…
Thursday, 01 November 2012 00:00

Thinking Bigger

Joomla is one of the most popular CMS choices available today. What if it also became the CMS that is trying to make the world a better place? We have the community, the skills, and the resources. We have a generous tradition of giving back.
Monday, 01 October 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - October 2012

Joomla – the stuff great CMS's are made of! A lot happened in September – Joomla had a birthday, and also gave birth to Joomla 3.0, weighing in at 7.7 MB...
Monday, 01 October 2012 00:00

Get R3ADY!

The Joomla! 3.0 release came out on schedule last week, and it really puts Joomla on the CMS map in exciting new ways. We are blazing a new trail, being true to the evolution of technology and the ingenuity of the community that drives our project.
Monday, 01 October 2012 07:00

Interview: Paul Orwig on JDay Colombia

As President of OSM you travel to many JoomlaDay events around the world. What was unique about JDay Colombia?
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - September 2012

There is so much news this month let's just go down the list...
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

A Visit to Bootstrap Headquarters

On August 1, the Joomla! project flew Andrea Tarr of the Production Leadership Team from Massachussetts to San Francisco to take part in a Bootstrap accessibility coding session. Why? Because Bootstrap is becoming part of Joomla, and Joomla cares about accessibility. In this interview Andrea describes that experience and what it means for Joomla 3.0.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Joomla! 3.0 - JUX Doing It

In this interview with Kyle Ledbetter, leader of the Joomla User Experience (JUX) Team, find out what's in store for users, both frontend and backend, with Joomla 3.0!
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - August 2012

July was a month for upgrades and migrations. Lots of new improvements under the hood - check them out!
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

Debating Migrating?

Joomla 3.0 is due out next month, and if you're thinking "oh no, another migration situation!", don't get your feathers all ruffled yet. If you're on Joomla 2.5 you'll be absolutely fine staying where you are, probably until 2014.
Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights - July 2012

In the July 2012 Happy Birthday issue of the JCM, it's up, up and away with another month of Joomla! leadership updates!
Sunday, 01 July 2012 00:00

Interview: Umuntu Media

Africa has over a billion people. But with just one registered domain per 10 000 people, it is a continent crying out for local content. We are bridging that gap, using technology to directly connect people who want to know what's going on in their area, all day, every day.
Friday, 01 June 2012 14:40

Leadership Highlights - June 2012

Joomla! project leadership clocked a lot of travel miles last month as they got out to attend the JandBeyond conference and participate in the joint leadership summit. Much was learned, new friends were made, and all were enriched by the opportunity for exchange with the community.
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

Summer of Opportunity

Where can a young university student or graduate participate in a prestigious summer project, create something original and new, learn from experienced mentorship, while proposing and determining his or her own specific idea? Joomla and the Google Summer of Code, that's where!
Tuesday, 01 May 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights for April 2012

Here's what's been happening around the project in April…
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights from March 2012

Joomla! downloads hit the thirty million mark in March - get DOWN with Joomla!  
Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:00

The Reel Deal

April’s “nauty” theme for this article evokes maritime images of past issues that helped chart the course for the Joomla! Community Magazine from her maiden voyage to the present day. In-between the lighthouse and the ship is a deep blue sea with a life of its own...
Thursday, 01 March 2012 21:14

Interview with Steve Burge of OSTraining

Steadfast contributor to the Joomla! Project, and highly respected in the Joomla! community, Steve Burge shares his experience bringing Open Source training to a city near you!
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

Leadership Highlights from February 2012

With leaders who care, milestones reached, and vibrant user gatherings, Joomla! rocks around the world!
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