The August Issue - 18th Birthday Edition

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The JCM Team is proud to present you the August Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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18 amazing facts about Joomla to celebrate its 18th Birthday

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It's Joomla 18th birthday this month and it's a perfect timing to have a look back about what have been proudly accomplished by all the incredible volunteers over these 18 years.

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Securing the Joomla updater - by making open source even better

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If you are a loyal reader of the Joomla community magazine, you surely remember the project to secure the Joomla updating process by using “The Update Framework”. Even though it has been a little quiet on the project in the last couple of months, work has continued in the background - finally leading to another code sprint at the end of June 2023.

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18 ways to give back to Joomla

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Born 18 years ago, Joomla is an open-source project supported solely by volunteers. Here are 18 ways to help Joomla if you want to support this project.

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How Joomla became my Ikigai

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Joomla is a technical and serious thing, we admit, but we spend a lot of time on it, and it ends up taking up a lot of space in our lives.

As a result, our relationship with Joomla becomes philosophical, even metaphysical... 

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Thank you Tobias!

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Hello Tobias,

After over three years of service your term as Joomla! 3.10 Release Lead is over. What should I say? It had its ups and downs but the stable factor was you. The whole Joomla community was lucky to have you as the 3.10 release lead during this time.

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Joomla and the EU Cyber Resilience Act

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You may have heard of it already: the EU is preparing its Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), a European law about hardware and software. This CRA is coming our way, and it affects Joomla and other open source software. 

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Merge Your Passion & Knowledge Over a Slice of Your Favourite Pizza!

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The wait is almost over for one of the most anticipated Joomla events of the year! Dive into the upcoming PBF event scheduled for 26th August 2023. Get ready to Test, Fix & Eat!

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Chat GPT extensions to aid web development

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AI is becoming part of Joomla with extensions and plugins, but it should also become part of your workforce, becoming your assistant, allowing you to be more productive and taking away some of the day-to-day chores.

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Explore the Core: showing tagged items

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Joomla provides us with two Tags modules by default. These are Tags - Similar and Tags - Popular. Let’s take a look and see what these modules can do for us.

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Style your Joomla website: The mindful movement

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In the last article of this series we created a website for a fitness center called “Be fit” and added some colors to the menu and a few page elements. In this article we will stay by “Be fit” and add some movement.

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Get inspired! 18 Joomlers share 18 Joomla 4 sites

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It’s that time of the year again: we’re celebrating Joomla’s birthday. August 17, Joomla turned 18. For this special birthday edition article, we’ve asked Joomlers from all over the world to share with us one Joomla 4 website they’re particularly proud of. The result? See for yourself: a wonderful variety from blog to business, from shop to business directory and from government to community. All built with love… and Joomla!

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The challenge of updating the look and feel of Joomlas websites

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You may have seen the two previous articles Joomla 5 is coming, time for a new look for all our sites? Join the challenge and have a say and Joomla 5 challenge, the responses and the winners, well since then we have set up a test site and people are working on various design elements. This is a quick update of where we are at and what we are aiming for.

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How I chose Joomla - Elisa Foltyn

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Elisa Foltyn is very invested in Joomla and spares no time or effort in promoting the project, improving the cms and helping users.

She describes her path to Joomla as a journey with no end in sight.

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50 Non-Joomla tools to make your agency more profitable

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This is the second part to my original blog post Ways to become more profitable as a Joomla! Agency. This part focuses a lot more on the tools than the processes that we use. I would love to hear in the comments if you have any other suggestions, better suggestions, or you take my suggestions and find them useful. 

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Meet a Joomla User Group:  Milano Centro, Italy

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The third Joomla User Group (JUG) that will be interviewed is Milano Centro. And as perhaps you might have guessed, this JUG resides in Italy. Let's meet the organizers!

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