Joomla Resources Directory Updates & Milestones
The Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) team has been hard at work and we've got some milestones, announcements and other important pieces of information to share with the entire community. Feel free to register for our newsletter on our homepage or read our blog to get frequent JRD updates. The JRD is the place to find approved professional service providers quickly so you can get the most out of your Joomla CMS.
Major Milestone: All Applications have been Reviewed!
When we set out to create the new JRD there were over 350 submissions waiting to go through the approval process. We’re happy to share that we have reviewed of all of these submissions! Moving forward, our goal is to process each new submission within a two week period of time.
You should have received an email if your submission was approved or placed into a pending status. If your listing is pending, review the JRD Approval Process to be sure you have met all criteria. One of the most common reasons submissions were not accepted was because it was not clear how the applicant is actively volunteering for the Joomla Project. You can log in to update your submission by including links to your forum.joomla.org profile, your volunteers.joomla.org profile or by adding details about how you volunteer to support the project.
Other reasons applications were not accepted is because the applicant did not have a working website, there were issues with the trademark and/or disclaimer on the applicant’s site or the site had a language issue. Once you resubmit the application, we will be happy to take another look - just make sure to update your support ticket. If an applicant does not respond to their ticket within three months, the ticket will be closed.
Sunsetting the Archives: Last Call Before Archives are Removed
The new JRD has been live since September of 2014, but you can still access archives from the old JRD. These archives will be available until April 1, 2015. The old JRD is built in Joomla 1.5 and for security and SEO purposes, we are consolidating both directories into one holding. Please apply for a listing in the new JRD soon. This is the last call to submit a new listing before you lose your archive.
Another exciting piece of news is that there will be a JRD badge that approved Registered Providers will be able to display on their web property. We’ve been working on a design for this badge that will be ready by April 1, 2015. You’ll be able to place the badge in an article or module on your site certifying that you have an approved listing in the JRD.
We’ve also been working hard on a Portuguese translation for the JRD, which should be ready by April 1, 2015. We all know how important it is to reach as many people as we can in our international Joomla community, and we hope to provide additional translations in the future.