Meet a Joomler: Martijn Maandag

Martijn Maandag

Martijn Maandag is the Dutch translation coordinator for the Joomla core. He also translates the release announcements for Joomla and puts them on the Dutch Joomla forum, a forum he moderates as well. Besides this, Martijn translates documentation on and marks documentation for translation, and, if that wasn’t enough already, he also provides translations for several Joomla extensions.

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Tribute to Aris Ntatsis


On June 09, the JCM Team received very sad news: Aris Ntatsis, a valuable team member, esteemed Joomler and founder of the Greek Joomla Community, passed away.

The JCM Team decided to write an article to tribute Aris Ntatsis, collecting some words and memories from other Joomlers, either from the Greek and the Global Joomla Community.

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How to deal with a data breach under GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law aimed at protecting the personal information of residents of the European Union. GDPR strives for that goal by imposing certain requirements on those processing and controlling personal data, including requiring a legal basis for such processing, ensuring that websites have compliant Privacy Policies, and requiring reporting of certain breaches of personal data.

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Why using Joomla for your multilingual projects


In these times, with the rise of e-commerce, having a multi-language website is essential to expand our online business globally. Customers find it more convenient to shop in their language. In many cases, it is also necessary for countries that have more than one official language.

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Contact forms and GDPR


A contact form is key to any website that brings in new business - it’s how customers can inquire about your products or services, ask you questions, engage with your brand, and more. Individuals usually input some personal data into contact forms such as their name, email, phone number or address to allow you to contact them.

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Showcase the Power of your Joomla! Site

Submit you site to Joomla! Showcase Directory

On October 3, 2016 Joomla! announced the new and improved Joomla! Showcase Directory, a place where you can demonstrate the flexibility, variety, extensibility and strengths of Joomla! as well as your design and creative skills. If you haven’t submitted your creative websites yet, now is the time to do so.

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Joomla 4: Using the Security Header Features


How secure is your Joomla site? Joomla 4’s new features to manage security headers from within your site make protecting your site even easier.

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J and Beyond 2020 - Bridging the Corona Gap


When our team kicked off organizing an international Joomla conference in May 2020, we had no idea that a global pandemic would ruin all our plans. However, as a community born in the online world, nothing seemed more obvious than turning our beloved family meeting into an online event, bringing people from around the globe together in these crazy times.

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GitHub - Installing Git


Contributing to the Joomla project is much easier when you’ve got a local testing environment. This month we’ve prepared a tutorial on how to go about configuring a local testing environment.

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June news from JAT (Joomla Accessibility Team)


Joomla! Participation in Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May is an important month for accessibility, every year a community event of great strength is celebrated all over the world: Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

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Community Openings - June 2020


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

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A facelift for the Forum Post Assistant


Over a decade ago, a developer volunteering in the Joomla! Security Forum launched a suite of tools (Joomla Tools Suite) to help Joomlers diagnose issues with hosting, the installation and other matters associated with Joomla! Part of this suite was what is now known as the Forum Post Assistant or FPA.

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The May Issue


May is about to end and it's being a period very rich of news in the Joomla sphere.

Our passionate volunteers are working to make the Joomla 4 Beta release happen within this month, as well as the Community is going to gather virtually for 24 hours at JandBeyond on May 30th.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4


The release of Joomla 4 Beta is getting closer. Reaching this milestone is a crucial moment in the development roadmap of a product, and it means that the stable version is almost there. However, there is still plenty of work to do.

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Joomla 4: What to expect?

Joomla 4: What to expect?

I’ve been using Joomla since it was Mambo. This month I’ve installed the Joomla 4 “Beta Dev” version and here are a few of the new features you should get excited about...

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Joomla 3.10 and the Update Checker


Joomla 4 is getting closer with the Beta version expected for the end of this month, but, at the same time, Joomla's contributors are working hard to develop another important release: Joomla 3.10.

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Covid-19 Survey Tool built in Joomla!


One of our clients at WebLab42 is a public health and safety organisation in The Netherlands aiming to protect the safety of everyone in the region. Police, fire squad and health and safety institutes work together in this organization. During the Covid-19 situation, we got a phone call from our contact: “Could you help us out? We need a tool to gather data from all kinds of health institutes on a daily basis, and we need this integrated in our website. And it needs to be up and running next Tuesday.”

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Joomla 4: Are we there yet?

Joomla 4: Are we there yet?

I will let you into a little secret, one that others in production will never tell. When is Joomla! 4 ready? Well, that’s simple.

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Do I really need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that protects the privacy rights of residents of the European Union.

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The right to be forgotten


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that aims to protect the personal data of European Union citizens. One of the ways in which GDPR achieves this is by providing individuals with certain privacy rights, including the right to be forgotten.

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