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Joomla – The next 10 years?

Joomla – The next 10 years?

This year Joomla has its 10th anniversary. So, on to the next 10 years... What will Joomla look like, 10 years from now, in 2025? A couple of current trends might change the way we work with, and how we look at, websites in the future. The main change regarding websites (and thus Joomla) is that there will be a shift in sharing information via HTML web pages to linked structured data exchange via (web) applications.

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Category Item Count: To a Generic Solution

Category Item Count: To a Generic Solution

Last month I described how a new feature was developed to count the number of articles in each category. At the end of the 2nd day of JoomlaDay France 2015, the feature was working… that is, it counted all articles (for com_content) in the Category Manager for Articles. I got it working by adding a hard-coded “if extension = com_content” check in the Category Manager. That’s not a solution but a workaround, I was fully aware of that.

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Category Item Count: A Possible New Feature?

Category Item Count: A Possible New Feature?

How does a new feature end up in Joomla? This is a story about how a new feature is developed and how it might get into a next version of Joomla. From conception, to development, to community feedback & help, to testing, and (hopefully) to adding it to the core code. The story you are about to hear is true; only the names have not been changed to credit the people who helped me out.

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Nominate Joomla! for the CMS Critic's People's Choice Award!

Nominate Joomla! for the CMS Critic's People's Choice Award!

For the 3rd time the website CMS Critic organizes the annual Critics' Choice CMS Awards. Help Joomla to get more exposure... by nominating it for a CMS Critic's People's Choice Award!

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Wordpress to Joomla (WP2J) Documentation - Help Wanted!

Wordpress to Joomla (WP2J) Documentation - Help Wanted!

Have you ever tried another CMS? How did that go? It can be quite difficult to understand the workflow of new software. In the Joomla! forum many questions are asked by other CMS users who have some difficulty in understanding Joomla’s workflow or migrating their other CMS to Joomla.

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10 Arguments That Threaten the Security of Your Website

10 Arguments That Threaten the Security of Your Website

Nobody wants to have their website get hacked. And yet almost everyone has some reason to ignore security measures. This article talks about "hackers", however "crackers" would be a better name. Hacking is the ingenious use of tools (e.g. software) for purposes that differ from normal use. Cracking is the unauthorized entry of a website to do things that are not allowed by the owner. Because cracking is often referred to as "hacking", I’ll reluctantly use the word “hack” in this article.

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Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 2 of 2)

Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 2 of 2)

There are many ways to be involved in the Joomla! community. This article (the second in a series of two articles) presents some ideas about how you can help out within the community. Part one can be found in JCM Magazine of September 2011.

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Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 1 of 2)

Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 1 of 2)

There are many ways to be involved in the Joomla! community. This article (part 1) presents some ideas about how you can help in the community. Part 2 will be available in next month's issue of JCM.

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