How to increase Joomla’s market share

How to increase Joomla's market share

Joomla is an amazing piece of software. It’s extremely powerful, super flexible and very reliable. With Joomla, you can create any kind of website. I know that. You probably know that. But the rest of the world? Not so much, which translates in Joomla’s market share dropping. The good news is: I can do something about that, and so can you.

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Joomla 15 years later - Founders' memories: Brian Teeman

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The Joomla! Project was founded on August 2005 and some people in the Community might have joined a few years later, not knowing which were the emotions felt or the challenges that were faced by the founders of the project. After 15 years and countless releases of Joomla, we're happy to take a moment to collect the memories of those people who started this Project and founded our amazing Community.

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10 Reasons why Joomla is the ideal CMS for web agencies

Joomla, the ideal CMS for Web Agencies

As a web agency, you may be looking for the CMS that fits your clients’ needs best, so you can create professional, powerful, secure, mobile-friendly and easy-to-maintain websites for them. Look no further: Joomla, time and time awarded as “best free CMS”, has it all. It’s versatile, flexible, easy to use, secure, and suitable for countless types of websites. And on top of all that it’s completely free. We give you ten reasons why you should try it today!

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Meet a Joomler: Philip Walton

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This month we talked to Philip Walton from the London Joomla User Group. Philip’s also the Joomla CMS Release Team Leader. During COVID-19 he’s been keeping the patch testing process ticking along with Bugs & Fun @ Home, which is how I came to meet him virtually back in April this year.

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Breaking Bad? No, it's Good!

September-BreakingBad Bugs & Fun

Good bug testing for software projects is about destruction not confirmation. You can easily follow the test instructions for a Pull Request (PR) and show that it fixes the problem it’s designed to fix. But what else might the new code be doing?

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Leadership Interview: Jaz Parkyn

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Elections happen twice per year in Joomla and the Magazine takes this opportunity to interview the newly elected Board Members to know their program and vision for their role. In this election cycle, Jaz Parkyn has been confirmed at the head of the Programs Department of Joomla, the house of the Certification Team, Volunteers Engagement Team, Education Outreach and Joomla Event Travellers Program.

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How do I update my PHP version?

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Speed, security, compatibility, performance. These are just four of the reasons you should keep your PHP version up to date. In this 2020 revision on the topic, we cover a number of ways you can go about updating your PHP version to avoid problems in the lead up to the release of Joomla 4 which has a minimum requirement of PHP version 7.3 or above.

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The Power of Open Source

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Users don't want to feel locked into what a software platform provides. Open source comes to the rescue! Open source software means that the source code for that software is publicly available to be used and modified within the developer community. This type of software promotes collaboration, transparency, and mutual benefits. 

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Making Software Wood

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Software, the programs whereby a computer and the internet functions, has become one of the most used commodities since the advent of computers and the internet. Every electronic device runs on software. It is software that makes these things useful and smart to us. It is now more than ever necessary for software to be licensed in such a way that it will be as versatile and as free as wood in the hand of the user.

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Accessible resources in Joomla! 3.x (Part 2)

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We continue our research on accessible resources for Joomla! 3.x and to present what we are doing in the Joomla Accessibility Team waiting for the new 4.0 release.

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Community Openings - September 2020

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Would you like to get more involved with Joomla? Read more about this month’s highlighted volunteer positions below.

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The August Issue

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August 2020 marked an important milestone in the Joomla's story.
In fact, on August 17, the Community celebrated the 15th birthday of our beloved CMS and Open Source Project.

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15 milestones in 15 years

August-Birthday

It all started with a...fork.

Fifteen years ago, a group of people decided to follow their vision and principles and take a different path than the one that was planned for the future.

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The Joomla! Identity Portal

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On May 16, 2020, the Privacy Compliance Team announced the release of the Joomla! Identity Portal, a new website that is meant to serve as the home for all Joomlers’ personal data and as Single Sign On service to access all the *.joomla.org websites.

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Meet a Joomler: David Jardin

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David Jardin made his first website at the age of 13, for his brother’s football team. He got involved in the German Joomla community a couple of years later. David, who’s a sucker for good food and nerdy conversations, started his own business as a freelance web developer and became more and more active in the community.

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Joomla Web Services API 101 - Tokens, Testing and a Taste Test

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Joomla 4’s new Web Services API will give you the ability to create a range of new integrations for Joomla.

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Joomla extensions: where to find them?

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With all its options and all kinds of custom fields available in the core, Joomla is a pretty complete content management system. But sometimes you need functionality that is not among the core features. A webshop, for instance,  enhanced forms, a newsletter, e-learning platform, a gallery or a different template. For these purposes you can use an extension.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4 - Marco Biagioni (J! Extensions Store)

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While the development of the new major version of Joomla, the 2nd most used CMS worldwide, is in progress, the Joomla Community Magazine is continuing interviewing Joomla extensions developers to understand their own path towards Joomla 4. This month we had the chance to interview Marco Biagioni, the man behind J! Extensions Store, a renowned brand in the Joomla sphere, with its flagship JSitemap Pro extension.

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The EU-US Privacy Shield Framework invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union

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On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published their highly anticipated ruling in the Schrems II (Irish Data Protection Commissioner vs. Facebook & Schrems) case.

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Kids build websites - new blood for the Joomla project

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From 14 to 19 April 2020 the German-speaking Joomla community started the project "Kids bauen Webseiten” (Kids build websites).

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