Since its creation, Phil Walton has been using Joomla moving his client base away from his own primitive CMS to Joomla!

Phil is involved in a few departments and initiatives, enjoying the community aspect of Joomla and learning much through the kindness of others.

A member of the London User Group JUGL and a developer in his company SoftForge. Phil also enjoys meeting up with other Joomla Users at J&Beyond and the JWC events.

An avid rower on the Thames, juggler, cricket fan, warm beer tasting expert and unicyclist, he is also a patented inventor and is owned by many cats that take terns in looking after him.

Work4Joomla. Apply Within!

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Many companies use Joomla as the basis for their business. It's in everyone's interest to make Joomla work well. So Work4Joomla, allowing staff to work on Joomla and improve Joomla while at work is an initiative to do just that.

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Help4Joomla needs you!

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So many people in the Joomla community have hidden talents. They have the skills, software or resources that someone else needs to get something done, but they may not want to go steady and join a team or commit to lots of hours. Likewise, people need a little help but don’t know who to turn to finish a task for Joomla. So how can we bring the talent and the need together?  Here is how you can be part of Help4Joomla. 

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The plans for Joomla 4.1

September-J4.1

After the release of Joomla 4.0, I met online with Sigrid Gramlinger-Moser and Benjamin Trenkle to discuss the process and people behind the testing and production of Joomla 4.1, the next Joomla minor version.

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Design becomes reality. J4 landing page, part 2

September-LandingPage

For those just joining the story so far here is the first instalment where I discover that there is such a thing called the Joomla 3 landing page, stumble across the designs for the new Joomla 4 landing page and realise there is a lot more to this than meets the eye.

In this episode, we unpack the wonderful work that Chiara Aliotta put into the landing page before the Joomla World Conference in Rome. Get to find out what the webmasters' team do and experience the synergy that goes into making the page happen.

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Celebrating Joomla 4

August-J4 Hello Joomla 4.0

In September 2012, Barack Obama had just accepted the second Democratic nomination for US President and his second campaign and election was still to come. In sport, tennis had a new name: Andy Murray, who won his first Grand slam event that month. The world was gripped by the Olympics that summer, the London Olympics.

I was still to become a Grandad. And on the 27th of September 2012, Joomla 3 was released.

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Designing the Joomla 4 landing page - part 1

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On becoming Media and Communications Director I worked through the jobs that were on the to-do lists. One looked so simple - Joomla 4 landing page.

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GSoC 2021 - Candidates announced

May-GSoC

GSoC 2021 Candidates were announced by Google on Monday 17th May 2021.

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Searching for a GSoC Student

April-GSoC GSOC team

The mission: Recruit about 20 mentors to help guide four students through four projects that will ideally be integrated into future releases of Joomla 4.

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Tooling up to write good software. We had it so easy in the early days!

March-DevelopaSoftware

When we come to writing software and contributing to a major Open Source project there is much to consider. And that's often the problem.

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