Inspiration, and the Winds of Change...
Joomla! is a volunteer community. And, within that community, people come, people go, people stay. With each new arrival or departure, there are opportunities for change. Inspiration. A new direction, or a different way of looking at things. The changes may be subtle, or a total in-your-face-whammy. You, the User/Developer/Designer, may see it, or you may not. But know this... Change is inspiration, and, like the wind, it can go in many directions.
Each month, this magazine brings forth the best of the Joomla! community. From articles submitted and knowledge being shared, to the spirit and collaboration of working together to find the right image, or help with editing and making suggestions along the way. That goes across the board, with all of our community members.
In January, our dedicated developers gave us Joomla! 1.6, which brought some big, and very welcome changes! This July, we'll have Joomla! 1.7... and we will grow from there. With each new release, we will have added functionality and usability. We will be better able to adapt more quickly to different marketplaces and enterprises.
But, change is not just about the technology, it's also about the possibilities. It's about changing our way of thinking... To quote a good friend, “Change is all around us every day. How we respond to changes defines who we are and what our lives amount to.”
Joomla! has so much potential. Let us work together. Let us inspire each other. And let us be courageous enough make the change within ourselves to better our message and our project.
With that in mind, our own bluebird of happiness, Joe Sonne (some of you may know him as JoeJoomla), offers up a few ideas on how you can get involved in the Joomla! project! Our international community has stepped forward and we have six non-English language articles. And, to celebrate all things green, we ask you to Join the Jimerick!
In this issue:
Thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Abolhassan Firoozmandan, Hagen Graf, Grigor Mihov, Denys Nosov, Nick Savan, Joe Sonne, Jeremy Wilken, Mehmet Yazici.
- Alice Grevet sits down for an Interview with Matt Lipscomb - Broadcasting Joomla!
- Joe Sonne offers up some Friendly Advice For Your Joomla! Adventure
- Hils Cheyne did it! Turning the Table on Brian Teeman
- دیتابیس جوملا 1.6 - Abolhassan Firoozmandan, Farsi
- Joomla! 1.6 für Einsteiger ist da und es ist KOSTENLOS lesbar! - Hagen Graf, German
- Etkili Backlink (geri bağlantı) Çalışması Nasıl yapılır? - Mehmet Yazici, Turkish
- Створення документації по Joomla! українською мовою, Як забезпечити повну безпеку сайту? and Особливості Joomla 1.6 та міграція з Joomla 1.5 на Joomla 1.6 - Denys Nosov, Ukranian
- Opportunities are now open for community members to submit articles in 20 different languages.
- OSM board member Alice Grevet shares some updates on what OSM has been doing during February on behalf of the Joomla! project.
JUGs and Events
- Jon Neubauer takes us to Suffolk, UK for some JUG highlights.
- Jeremy Wilken asks, Is it me, or is this a bug?
Did you know…?
- Milena Mitova shows us 5 Quick SEO steps that will help you get better rankings and more traffic to your Joomla! site.
- Nick Savov shares Joomla 1.? and how to gain some hands-on experience
- Kyle Ledbetter gives us the lowdown on the February Template Club Roundup.
- Grigor Mihov shows us a few pointers on how to Increase your site's speed dramatically.
Join the Jimericks
- The Joomla! mag team in Skype
said limericks were just not their type
of rhyming for a reason
but, in the spirit of the season,
they submitted their sanitized hype!
Share your Joomla! Limerick!
- Bo Astrup reviews Joomla! 1.5 Site Blueprints
- Hagen Graf has written a PDF for Joomla! 1.6 Beginners and offers a free download!
Joomla! in the Press/Media
- Mark Bender bring us Joomla! in the Press/Media — March 2011.
On the lighter side...
- Yepr has contributed another Jane Beyond & friends cartoon.
In our next issue
We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!