The Joomla Community Magazine
Joomla!’s first World conference is just around the corner! Set for November 16th-18th in the heart of Silicon Valley, USA, the Joomla! World Conference brings together Joomla users, builders, and developers from around the world. For one weekend, the international Joomla community will meet for a first of its kind event in the Joomla world.
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.
Since the introduction of Joomla! 2.5, an updates notification system is now available for both Joomla and third-party extensions. In this article we will see how to use the native Joomla updates notification system for all extensions except templates.
The Production Leadership Team is looking for a volunteer for a new leadership position -- the Community Development Manager. This unpaid volunteer position is an opportunity for the right person to make a tremendously valuable contribution to the Joomla project. Some familiarity with Joomla programming is needed, but the position is mostly about coordinating and facilitating the Joomla development effort. Note that we are looking for someone who is able to devote about 20 hours per week to the job.
Providing a great content management solution is one thing. Convincing customers to buy it from you is another. Successfully selling a Joomla-based solution involves both sales fundamentals and a message that speaks to Joomla's strengths while thoroughly satisfying a prospective client's needs.
Last week, together with Robert Deutz, I attended the European leg of DrupalCon in Munich Germany. Although I had been invited to speak at the conference I was also interested to observe the Drupal Community and how they run their events. After receiving my invitation to speak there were a few hurdles to clear and I am grateful to OpenSourceMatters for supporting me in "Spreading the Joomla Love" and helping me to share our own unique experiences.
As much innovation is happening in the world of Joomla 3.0, there's another industry in a period of rapid innovation, the Inbound Marketing industry. Some of the advances in the Inbound Marketing industry would blow the average business owner's mind. This past week, Gabe Wahhab and I attended the world's biggest Inbound Marketing conference in Boston: "Inbound 2012". With over 2,800 in attendance, over 60 tracks and top industry speakers there was a lot to takeaways from this great event. In this article, I'm going to share 10 amazing Inbound Marketing takeaways for you to use to grow your Joomla business.
We have all been there, we sign up a new client, deliver a few projects and become a trusted partner. But then, somewhere along the way, the relationship sours and you find yourself fired. You have no idea why. There were no major failures and everything seemed fine. But in reality good relationships can always survive the major issues. It’s the little things that get you fired and below we will explore why it happens.