The Joomla! Community Magazine™

2012 February

Open Minds

Open Minds
One of the things I like best is looking ahead to a goal, and knowing that the skills and tools needed to meet it are available. I may not know exactly how the process will unfold — in fact it's better…
Tagged under: Editors Introduction

The Roadmap For a Great Joomla! 3.0 UX

image created by Harry Splinter for the JCM
Joomla! 3.0 is scheduled to be released in September 2012. It will include major new core features built on top of our rapidly advancing framework. But in order to apply that power effectively, everything has to be tied together in a…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

5 Great SEO Resources: Be Your Very Own SEO Expert for Free

More than 18.2 Billion Searches were recorded in December 2011 according to comScore
Last year, I joined forces with JoomlaBlogger’s Kristoffer Sandven to give you 5 quick tactics to jump-start your Joomla! website’s SEO. This year I want to share with you 5 great and super-easy to read SEO guides that will enable…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

Customizing an Extension's Edit Screen

Customizing an Extension's Edit Screen
Clients grumble too often about a hard-to-use CMS.  The problem, often, is delivering to clients edit screens that are unchanged from how they come out-of-the-box.  We can do better. In this example we’ll be tailoring a complex edit screen into…
Tagged under: Developers

Developing a Smart Search Plugin

Developing a Smart Search Plugin
With the Joomla! 2.5 release, a new search component has been included to improve the search engine in Joomla! sites. Based on JXtended's Finder, Smart Search is quite the powerful tool and can be used to improve search results and…
Tagged under: Developers

Website Case Study: FTSE Global Markets

Website Case Study: FTSE Global Markets
The brief was to design and build a new online news portal for the offline publication, FTSE Global Markets, with complete SEO best practice, site monetisation and user database leveraging preferences, interest areas and email alerts. Their target audience is…
Tagged under: Sitebuilders

Joomla ACL: Access Levels

Joomla ACL: Access Levels
Now that you have a grasp on the terminology of ACL, let's implement a simple system where different users see different content on a website. To follow along with this example, you should be working with Joomla 1.7 or higher.
Tagged under: Administrators

Capire la Joomla!Platform

Capire la Joomla!Platform
Nell' annuncio ufficiale del rilascio di Joomla 2.5 si può notare la dicitura che è stata usata l'ultima versione della Joomla!Platform la 11.4. Il termine Joomla!Platform è relativamente nuovo, cerchiamo di capire un pò meglio cosa vuol dire.
Tagged under: Italian

Microformats – a way to display more content in the search engines

The article below is targeting more advanced users, who have some knowledge in HTML and preferably in PHP. We expect that you have knowledge on Joomla! plugin system and template overwrites. Otherwise, it will be very hard for you to…
Tagged under: Business Matters

JAB is not Just Another Beer!

JAB is not Just Another Beer!
Brian Teeman, a Joomla! founder, speaker and FOSS aficionado, also wears another hat as an organizer of J and Beyond (JAB). As we approach JAB12, I sat down with Brian to find out what will be happening at the weekend-long…
Tagged under: Feature Stories

Help! With 1.7 Out and 2.5 Just In, What Should I Do? Upgrade or Wait?

Upgrade or Upgrade Not?
With the new 2.5 release comfortably settling in and the old 1.7 one almost at the end of its life, many site builders and users are asking what they should be doing next and what decisions they should be making…
Tagged under: Did you know...?

Post your haikus for February

Post your haikus for February
Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check…
Tagged under: The Joomla! Haikus

The Joomla! Project Wants You - February 2012

The Joomla! Project Wants You - February 2012
Volunteering to help with Joomla! is fun! Check here for listings of current volunteer openings throughout the Joomla! project that have been posted in the "Help wanted in the community” forum.
Tagged under: Help Wanted