Jacques Rentzke

Jacques Rentzke

I specialize in building and supporting web sites on the Joomla! CMS. I'm the owner of New Web Consulting, and former Co-Lead Editor on the Joomla! Community Magazine. I previously served on the board of Open Source Matters. I also helped organize the Joomla! User Group - Cape Town (JUGCT) and JoomlaDay South Africa.

Friday, 17 August 2018 00:00

A Lucky 13th Birthday to Joomla!

The 17th of August 2018 marks the 13th year since Andrew Eddie, on behalf of the then Mambo Development Team, announced the birth of Joomla in a letter to the community.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 01:00

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.
Friday, 07 July 2017 18:57

Celebrating Joomla Community Events

This edition of the Joomla Community Magazine is dedicated to the volunteers who help to organize the various Joomla events and community groups all over the world.
Saturday, 01 April 2017 01:57

The Top 10 Most Read Articles in 2016

We had a look at our site stats in 2016 and found great articles that are examples of what makes a great magazine. In this issue, we are counting down the Top-10 Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) 2016 articles that received the most views throughout the past year.
The Joomla Community Magazine (JCM) cannot exist without Joomla community members freely sharing their knowledge and time.
At the start of 2017 we look back at the Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) statistics for 2016. This is the first of a 2-part review.
Monday, 06 June 2016 00:00

Joomla! Working Together

In the Joomla community, we make progress when we work together. At times we differ (and even strongly so) about the best path to take, but we share a goal of improving the Joomla CMS, for all level of users, from all cultures and nations.
Tuesday, 05 April 2016 16:00

Celebrating Joomla in All Seasons

In many cultures, Autumn and Spring are times of festivals celebrating harvest and thanksgiving, or life, renewal and rebirth.  
Monday, 01 February 2016 00:00

Volunteers making Joomla great!

2016 is only a month old, and there’s already a buzz of activity in Joomla-land.
Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

Joomla: Reflection and Celebration

As we celebrate (along with many in the Joomla community) the start of 2016, we look at some of the highlights of 2015
On the 23rd of September 2005, the Certificate of Incorporation of Open Source Matters, Inc. was filed with the State of NY, in the USA. This created the legal entity that could protect the Joomla assets, and manage the Joomla Project’s trademarks, licences and finances.
Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Joomla 10th Birthday Celebrations

The Joomla community is celebrating the 10 years of Joomla with creative art, video, meetups and cake.
Saturday, 01 August 2015 04:00

10 Years of Joomla! Birthdays

While preparing for the 10th Birthday celebration of the Joomla project and the Joomla CMS, we look back at celebrations from the past 10 years. They grow up so fast!
Le 3 février 2015 marquera le 17ème anniversaire d’Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Sunday, 01 February 2015 00:00

Open Source Initiative Membership Drive

February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Announcing the Update Working Group

Do you have a website that's on Joomla! 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 or 2.5, that you need to Update, Upgrade or Migrate? Need help with that? Want to help others too?
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00

Software Freedom Day 2014

Software Freedom Day will be celebrated on Saturday, the 20th of September 2014.
Friday, 01 November 2013 22:11

JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa

I was fortunate to be able to attend JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 00:00

Upcoming Joomla! Events

If you plan to attend all the Joomla! events over the next few months, your journey will take you from Europe to South America, and on to Africa.
Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in April and May 2013

There’s not much time left until the start of the JoomlaDay™ events for the month of March, 2013 so I hope you have your tickets booked for: JoomlaDay Gabon (March 07), JoomlaDay Boston (March 16), and Joomladay France (March 22). You won't regret it! There are many more events for April and May 2013.  
Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in February and March 2013

JoomlaDay™ events are officially recognized, but not organized, by the Joomla! Project and Open Source Matters, Inc (OSM). Each event is managed independently by a local community.
Sunday, 30 September 2012 19:00

JoomlaDay Events in October 2012

There are JoomlaDay events in Berlin, Germany, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sofia, Bulgaria, Sydney Australia in October.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

Volunteers needed for the Trademark Team

The Trademark team is improving our processes, but we need your help.
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in September 2012

As we go into spring in the Southern hemisphere, and autumn in the North, the local Joomla! communities are organizing six JoomlaDay events in the month of September.
Wednesday, 01 August 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay Events in August 2012

Cape Town, Chicago and Lomé are the cities where you will find locally organized JoomlaDay events in August.
Friday, 01 June 2012 00:00

JoomlaDays from China to Greece

The first weekend of June 2012 brings us two JoomlaDay events! The one is in Greece, and the other in China!
May 2012 brings us JoomlaDay Brazil - Ribeirão Preto; the CMS Expo Learning and Business Conference in the USA, and J and Beyond, an International Joomla! conference in Germany.
There’s a new release in the Joomla! Press series this week: Joomla! Programming by Mark Dexter and Louis Landry.
Farsi, Dutch, French, English. Those are all languages you will hear at JoomlaDay events this month when local communities come together to share and learn Joomla!
Thursday, 01 March 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay events in March 2012

2012 is now well underway, and for the month of March 2012, there's four JoomlaDay events to look forward to. As someone who lives at the Southern tip of Africa, I'm happy to see two events from African countries among these! Here's the roundup for this month:
Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

JoomlaDay events: From Bangkok to Guatemala City

In February 2012, people will be learning about Joomla! from Bangkok to Guatemala City!
Thursday, 01 December 2011 00:00

An Eventful Year!

2011 has been a very active year for the International Joomla community.
Tuesday, 01 November 2011 00:00

Joomla!Day Events in November 2011

November will be another busy month for Joomla!Day events around the world.
Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:00

Joomla!Day Events in October 2011

Pack your bags and roll into town... here's an overview of upcoming Joomla!Day events! 
On the 19th and 20th of August, the Joomla! community in South Africa (including guests from seven countries) came together in Cape Town, to share their experience, and to learn from each other.
Thursday, 01 September 2011 00:00

Software Freedom Day 2011

Software Freedom Day (SFD 2011) will be celebrated world-wide on Saturday, the 17th of September 2011.
Monday, 01 August 2011 23:31

Joomla!Day Events around the World

The Joomla!Day events are organized by the local Joomla! communities.
Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00

Extending Joomla! 1.6

One of the factors that first attracted me to Joomla!® was the number of Free (or low-price) Extensions available. These Extensions (Components, Module, Plugins, etc.) make it possible to build virtually any web site that my clients ask of me.