The Joomla Community Magazine
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 figure out how to do it.
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 something streamlined for a particular client. The technique shown here can be applied to any extension and for any client with specific needs.
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 Institutional Investors.
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 show the user exactly what they want. Out of the box, Smart Search will work for most core data, but third party developers will have to create their own Finder plugins to interact with Smart Search. Not to worry, I'll help you get started with that now!
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 simple and intuitive way that will result in a great user experience (UX). In this interview with longtime community contributor and Joomla! User Experience team member Kyle Ledbetter, you'll learn about his UX vision for Joomla! 3.0 and the high level roadmap for how we will get there.
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 you to gain a better understanding of what SEO really means and how you can use it to get great traffic to your site for free. So, without further ado, here goes...
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 regarding the update and maintenance of their websites. I was able to speak with quite a few Joomla! folks on the subject and got great feedback that I would like to share below.
"Jumla" is the Swahili word for "all together" and was the inspiration for the name Joomla!. The Joomla! project is one of the biggest content management systems worldwide, backed by a global community. Joomla! 2.5 is the sucessor of Joomla! 1.5. It is a long term release and represents the state of the art for the Joomla! project from January 2012 to July 2013. It lets you create unique websites in your own language. Even if you are not a specialist :-)
Vous avez lu le Guide du débutant Joomla!1.6 et 1.7 et vous voulez en savoir plus ? Vous désirez réaliser vos propres trucs avec Joomla! ? Vous voulez gagner de l'argent en devenant développeur ?
Avete letto la Guida di Joomla 1.6 e 1.7 per principianti e volete saperne di più? State cercando di fare da soli con Jooma? Volete guadagnare denaro diventando uno sviluppatore? Questo libro vi dà un'introduzione allo sviluppo di Joomla! ed è un buon inizio per fare il passo successivo.
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 when I don't. That is the essence of the best kind of creative challenge. Satisfaction comes when the goal is achieved, and the different facets of the solution can be savored. Countless times my experience with Joomla! has provided exactly this kind of opportunity…
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 the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
Take a pizza crust and cover it with zesty tomato sauce. Pile it high with peppers, onions, mushrooms, pepperoni, and cheese. Add a generous pinch of Joomla! Invite your geekiest bug-squashing friends and let the fun begin. Mama mia... it's time again for Pizza Bugs and Fun!