Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 1)

Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 1)

During Joomla!Day West 2010 Pearson Publishing announced the release of Joomla! Press. The mission of Joomla! Press is to enhance the Joomla! experience by providing useful, well-written, and engaging publications for all segments of the Joomla! Community from beginning users to framework developers. Titles in Joomla! Press are authored by leading experts and contributors in the community.

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Planning and Doing a Site Redesign

Most any site that sees longevity on the internet will at some point need a redesign. Recently, I did this with one of my sites, and now I'd like to share my thoughts and planning going through this process.

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Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 2)

Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 2)

During Joomla!Day West 2010 Pearson Publishing announced the release of Joomla! Press. The mission of Joomla! Press is to enhance the Joomla! experience by providing useful, well-written, and engaging publications for all segments of the Joomla! Community from beginning users to framework developers. Titles in Joomla! Press are authored by leading experts and contributors in the community.

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How to add a video library to your site in 6 easy steps

How to add a video library to your site in 6 easy steps

A step-by-step tutorial on how you can easily create a professional-looking video library with the help of Amazon Web Services and HD FLV Player for Joomla! to provide a true YouTube-like experience for your users without impacting server performance and bandwidth use.

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Jane Beyond & friends

Jane Beyond & friends

Illustration by:  YeprJane Beyond More frogs: OurCmsRocks!

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CB YouTube Player Delimiter Magic

CB YouTube Player Delimiter Magic

In continuation of the first “CB Delimiter Field Magic” article, as promised I will be presenting some simple CB Delimiter field logic that will give your users the ability to show/embed their YouTube playlist in their user profile. The example given is based on YouTube, but the logic can be easily adapted to support any embedded content hosted on most providers (Vimeo, Google Video, etc.).

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A Local Municipality in South Africa Turns to Joomla!

A Local Municipality in South Africa Turns to Joomla!

Dihlabeng Local Municipality has turned to Joomla! CMS for development of its brand new and revamped website. The developers BC Solution (and Nanu Media & Systems) teamed up to deliver a stunning website that embraces all the positive and strong traits of Joomla! — simplicity, class and a solid foundation.

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The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?

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Website Case Study: Women's Refugee Commission

Website Case Study: Women's Refugee Commission

Zuno Studios is one of the top design studios in the USA that works with Joomla! on a regular basis. Voted as the "Best Joomla! Web Design Firm" at this year's CMS Expo, they are well known in the Joomla community and produce beautiful Joomla sites on a regular basis. In this month's Joomla Community Magazine Website Case Study, we sat down with Maribel Lackey, Director of New Media & Client Services for Zuno to ask her about a recent site build they just completed.

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How you can help change the world!

How you can help change the world!

The Joomla! project is proud to announce a unique opportunity for you and other members of the Joomla! community to work hand-in-hand with the United Nations to help change the world!

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Post your Haiku here for November 2010

Post your Haiku here for November 2010

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 back here to read more haiku submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haiku in every upcoming JCM issue.

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Community Leadership Team: Volunteer Profile-Olaf Offick

The Joomla! Community Leadership Team has the responsibility to manage the Joomla! forums, the Community website, the JCM, the Joomla! Resources Directory, the Joomla! Extensions Directory, Joomla! Events, and Joomla! User Groups. For this issue’s article from the Community Leadership Team, we want to recognize Olaf Offick and his significant volunteer contributions.

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e-Commerce for Joomla! Part Two

Today, there are many choices available that allow site builders to quickly configure products, display small product catalogues and enable customers to easily add products to a shopping cart. In most cases, these solutions hand off payment processing to a service like PayPal or Google Checkout. For many, this limited processing is all that is needed and the simplicity translates to much appreciated ease of use. This month, Team EaSE takes a look at five easy-to-use options that will help you quickly offer eCommerce on your Joomla! web site.

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Team EaSE Article: Image SEO

Team EaSE Article: Image SEO

Team EaSE Article: Maximizing SEO Possibilities for your Images

You’ve heard it before: Content is king. To elaborate, the unique content on your website is very important for your Search Engine Optimization because it differentiates your site from all the others. That unique content is not just the text in your articles, it also can and should be the images associated with it. In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate methods for boosting your image SEO, both with proven and experimental methods.

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Converting a client's thoughts - or how to analyse, plan and project.

Converting a client's thoughts - or how to analyse, plan and project.

I am often asked for support on different problems appearing in projects people work on. As I am a very curious person, I always ask how this problem came up and why. And, for sure, the answer is: "Because my client asked for it, but the system I use doesn't have the features to do so."

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Small Talk

Small Talk

You've heard the talk. There's so much buzz about it sometimes it seems like it's a hive. But what does all this talk about a smaller Joomla! or a different Joomla! mean, anyway? Here's a framework to help you make up your mind just what the fuss actually means to you.

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Website Case Study: Cantalupi Lighting

Website Case Study: Cantalupi Lighting

Cantalupi Lighting is a 60 year old company that has grown from a small boat repair facility in Italy, to one of the leading high-end lighting and control solution providers in the marine and residential industries. Expression in Design (XiD) created a fully integrated online store that features over 600 products for customers to browse and buy. CantalupiUSA.com not only looks good, it makes shopping for lighting easier than ever before thanks to the custom search functions created by XiD.

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Joomla! Hosting Security

Joomla! Hosting Security

Joomla! security is one of the most frequent topic of conversation among Joomla! users. Joomla! has received a lot of unjustified and misinformed criticism concerning its security. A vast majority of providers are often concerned about the seeming high number of hacked Joomla! sites while assuming Joomla! itself is the problem.

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Website Case Study: Big League Dreams

Website Case Study: Big League Dreams

When a company that builds and runs sports complexes needed a new website to power its corporate presence that would integrate "micro sites" for its several locations with many features, Joomla! and its development community offered solutions which required minimal custom programming from its web development and creative agency.

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Joomla! Day DC

Joomla! Day DC

Joomla! Day DC will be held on 16 October 2010 just one block outside the United States' capital city of Washington, DC. The event is being sponsored by the Northern Virginia Joomla! Users Group. We caught up with its President, Bruce Scherzinger, to learn about their plans.

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