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Case Study: Joomla 1.0.15/Fireboard 1.0 to Joomla 3.8.6/Kunena v5 Migration

Case Study: Joomla 1.0.15/Fireboard 1.0 to Joomla 3.8.6/Kunena v5 Migration

Recently we were approached by the Chairpersons of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America. We were told that they most likely would have to shut down their Joomla 1.0.15 website with a Fireboard 1.0.3 forum, as they had not been able to find a Joomla Developer to assist them. Their site urgently needed an upgrade to the latest version of Joomla and a good new forum, without losing any existing forum entries or uploaded images.

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How our JUG worked towards 7 new Aussie Joomla! Certified Administrators

How our JUG worked towards 7 new Aussie Joomla! Certified Administrators

On 28 March 2018, the Joomla! User Group Melbourne hosted the first ever Joomla! Certification exam in Melbourne, Australia. We ended up with 7 new Joomla! Administrators, from 8 people who chose to sit the exam (and the 8th who was quite new to Joomla wasn't far off and is keen to try again!). Our JUG went through a bit of a journey together to achieve an excellent overall result, which I thought was worth sharing.

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The April Issue

The April Issue

It's April and in the Northern Hemisphere, it is associated with Spring, when flowers bloom. And the Joomla Community Magazine is blooming with yet another great issue for our readers.

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An Interview With: Alison Meeks, Social Media Team

An Interview With: Alison Meeks, Social Media Team

An interview with Alison Meeks, Social Media Team Lead and Administrator of the Joomla Facebook Group.

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How far can we go with Joomla! and Custom Fields?

How far can we go with Joomla! and Custom Fields?

As you may know, Custom Fields were introduced in 2017 with the release of Joomla 3.7.

Many of us are aware of their existence, but not everybody has already realised how powerful these are or had the opportunity to exploit them. The idea of this article is to present a few recent projects which have used Custom Fields. Hopefully this will stimulate many of us to give it a try and to start to play with them.

And I think it is really worth it : Custom Fields bring Joomla to another level.

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An Interview With: Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, President, Open Source Matters

An Interview With: Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, President, Open Source Matters

Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall commenced as new President of Open Source Matters on 25 March 2018. The Joomla Community Magazine had the opportunity to interview her in person during JoomlaDay Florida 2018 in the US. We talked about what she expects from the role, and what we should expect from her regarding the Project. It was informative and FUN (for us, at least)!

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New AbandonWare Category

New AbandonWare Category

 Abandonware is a term used for a piece of software that is no longer developed or supported by the original author.  In the Joomla-world, abandonware can include third party extensions such as components, modules, plugins, templates and/or libraries.

 

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Sandra Decoux, Marketing & Communication Department Coordinator

Sandra Decoux,  Marketing & Communication Department Coordinator

This month we find out more about Sandra Decoux, the Marketing & Communication Department Coordinator for Joomla.

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GDPR Awareness: From privacy risks to the need for countermeasures

GDPR Awareness: From privacy risks to the need for countermeasures

Nowadays, due to the advances of information and communication technologies in conjunction with the so-called social web, the amount of personal data that users are sharing publicly is continuously increasing. We are witnessing the phenomenon of the development of an online "heaven" of personal data sharing that can be potentially transformed to a personal "hell" for any individual or company. At the same time, cybercriminals are becoming even more sophisticated and malicious users can in many ways track and/or spy other users at their online activities.

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An Eventful Spring for Joomla

An Eventful Spring for Joomla

As the seasons change, with cooler weather signalling the end to a very hot and dry summer here in Cape Town, and the Spring Equinox in Northern Hemisphere is upon us, we look forward to some of the larger Joomla events of the year.

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