The Joomla! Community Magazine™

2012 August

Debating Migrating?

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.
Tagged under: Editors Introduction

A Case for Role-Based ACL

A Case for Role-Based ACL
If your client has more than one person maintaining the site, you should consider providing role-based ACL. What is "role-based" ACL and why should you use it instead of the 1.5 approach of ACL?
Tagged under: Sitebuilders

Simple Security Guide, Part 2

Simple Security Guide, Part 2
This is the second part of my secure website which is translated from the Hebrew guide. The first part was more basic and targeted beginners. This part is more advanced, with details and explanations.     
Tagged under: Administrators

Joomla! Websites: The Home Page of Champions

The Olympic Rings suspended from London's world-famous Tower Bridge. London, United Kingdom is currently hosting the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
The Games of the XXX Olympiad are underway in London, United Kingdom. They're powered by the world's best athletes, years of training and a lot of muscle. It turns out that a lot of the Olympics are also powered by…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Template from Scratch

Using the Twitter Bootstrap Framework to build a responsive Joomla! Template from Scratch
In this article we want to look under the hood of the Joomla template system to understand the basics. Creating a template from scratch is not rocket science. When you are building a website you always need to decide whether…
Tagged under: Designers

Towards A More Testable Module

Towards A More Testable Module
What can you do to start automated unit testing when you're writing extensions for a complex existing system like Joomla? It's not always easy, but with a few simple changes you can get started. Once you've started, remember the first…
Tagged under: Developers

Joomla! at the Community Leadership Summit 2012

Joomla! at the Community Leadership Summit 2012
This year I was honoured to represent the Joomla! project with Paul Orwig at the Community Leadership Summit 2012, the meeting place for community managers and leaders from all around the world that took place in Portland, Oregon (United States)…
Tagged under: Events

Inspiring Young People to Consider Open Source Technologies

Chris Smith
In the summer of 2011, Virya Technologies had reached a point where the company needed to expand due to the volume of work, but also wanted to invest in the community and provide an opportunity for a young person to…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

Lead Nurturing: The Secret Sauce for Conversions

Lead Nurturing: The Secret Sauce for Conversions
Each and every day you likely have hundreds or thousands of visitors to your website. If you've done your proper content/promotional offers, call to actions and landing pages there's a chance that you will convert between 1 to 4 percent…
Tagged under: Business Matters

Teaching Joomla! to the Masses

Teaching Joomla! to the Masses
A lot of people hear Joomla and say, "What?...what is Joomla?", but when people hear Wordpress they say, "Oh, the blogging software?". It is a common practice to use something like Wordpress when trying to build a website. Why not,…
Tagged under: Sitebuilders

Six Good Opportunities to Join the Joomla! Team

Six Good Opportunities to Join the Joomla! Team
The Joomla! team brings together many great Joomla! users and developers, which makes Joomla!, in general, and the Joomla! community, in particular, growing and maturing. Do you feel good about some area about Joomla!, have enthusiasm and especially believe in…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

An Update from Joomla’s Google Summer of Code

An Update from Joomla’s Google Summer of Code
A detailed update for Joomla's Google Summer of Code Program. With the summer winding down, find out what the students have been up to over the last few months. Learn about their project's progress and how you can get involved!…
Tagged under: Google Summer of Code

The Best Thing About a Summit...

The Best Thing About a Summit...
Javier Gomez and I had the privilege to represent the Joomla! project at this year's Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon on July 14 and 15. I had a great time at this conference last year, and I was excited…
Tagged under: Events