The Joomla! Project Wants You - September 2011

The Joomla! Project Wants You - September 2011

Volunteering to help with Joomla! is fun! Check here for listings of current volunteer openings throughout the Joomla! project that have been posted in the "Help wanted in the community” forum.

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Open Source Matters August 2011 Report

Open Source Matters August 2011 Report

August was a month for the Joomla! leadership to travel home from the Joint Summit, resume jobs for some, vacation with family for others, and begin to formulate plans and continue conversations begun in San Jose. As the hot summer sun beat down on many of our whereabouts, the big wheels of Joomla! continued to turn with new events and developments taking flight…

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Software Freedom Day 2011

Software Freedom Day 2011

Software Freedom Day (SFD 2011) will be celebrated world-wide on Saturday, the 17th of September 2011.

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Getting Down in Cape Town: Joomla!Day South Africa

Getting Down in Cape Town: Joomla!Day South Africa

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.

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Joomla!Day Events around the World

Joomla!Day Events around the World

The Joomla!Day events are organized by the local Joomla! communities.

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Open Source Matters July 2011 Report

Open Source Matters July 2011 Report

A lot happened in the Joomla! leadership in July... read all about it!

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Summing Up the Joint Summit

Summing Up the Joint Summit

For three days this weekend, 21 members of the Joomla! project leadership met in San Jose to bond, exchange, and make plans for the future. The days were packed with many important topics. Fortunately Gunner, our facilitator, mixed the right amount of humor and physical movement as he deftly moved the agenda points along and constantly verified that each person had a chance to be heard.

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Joomla! in the Press/Media - August 2011

Joomla! in the Press/Media - August 2011

Welcome to Joomla! in the Press/Media. You will find links and short descriptions of where you can read recent articles about Joomla! in the Press and Media.

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Search Engine Optimization and Public Relations: The New Brotherhood

Search Engine Optimization and Public Relations: The New Brotherhood
On the surface, public relations and search engine optimization (SEO) seem worlds apart. One is based on search engine algorithms, while the other is based on subjective persuasion. However, in today's new media landscape they are brothers in arms.
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Unlimited Joomla book resources in multiple languages

Unlimited Joomla book resources in multiple languages

"What is Joomla!?" , "Learning Joomla!, is it hard?", "Mastering Joomla!, how long does it take?" — They seem to be the FAQs of all Joomla! users, at whatever stage — beginners, beginner plus or advanced users. How do you get them answered?

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Joomla! in South African government

Joomla! in South African government

Due to its simplicity, ease-of-use, scalability and popularity, Joomla! CMS seems to be gaining some ground in South African government. Despite having immense human resources and skill in Joomla! CMS, our government’s willingness to adopt this popular CMS has been a bit slow.

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Download the Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide and save money!

Download the Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide and save money!

A new version of Joomla! always attracts new people to Joomla!. Therefore it is very important to embrace beginners. Sometimes they are very experienced in cms related stuff, sometimes not. After the launch of Joomla! 1.7 on July 19th, it was time for a new Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide.

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Join the Joomla! Tweet Team

Join the Joomla! Tweet Team
Sometimes stuff happens! I am now one of the responsible people for the Joomla! Twitter Account and the Joomla! Facebook page - don't ask :)
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Nine Questions When Preparing Clients for Joomla 2.5

Nine Questions When Preparing Clients for Joomla 2.5

*On August 9, the name for the January 2012 Joomla release changed from Joomla 1.8 to 2.5.

Joomla's release schedule has been described in its development strategy, and much analysis has been put forth as to whether one should upgrade websites or not to the next version of software.

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5 Great Reasons to Become a JCM Author

5 Great Reasons to Become a JCM Author

I have been part of the Joomla! Community Magazine team for an year now, and it has been a very rewarding and inspiring experience, not to mention the many new things I’ve learned and the wonderful people I have met as a result of my participation in the project.

So I thought it would be a good idea to give you my five great reasons for being a JCM writer, hoping that this quick list would help those interested in contributing to the magazine make a more informed decision and hopefully join us soon. So here goes…

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What I learned at the Community Leadership Summit

What I learned at the Community Leadership Summit

I (along with Sandra Warren from the Community Leadership Team) was given the distinct privilege to represent the Joomla! project at this year's Community Leadership Summit in Portland, Oregon on July 23rd and 24th. It was a great opportunity to meet other people from around the world who are all passionate about serving their open source communities and learn from their experiences.  

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The Road Forward...

The Road Forward...

I write this from San Jose following the third and closing day of the Joomla! Leadership Summit. This has been an incredible few days, not only for meeting fellow leadership team members, but also for discussing and making concrete plans for pushing the project forward.

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The Joomla! project wants you - August 2011

The Joomla! project wants you - August 2011

Volunteering to help with Joomla! is fun! Check here for listings of current volunteer openings throughout the Joomla! project that have been posted in the "Help wanted in the community” forum.

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Post your haikus for August

Post your haikus for August

Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.

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Praiseworthy Joomla User Experience

Praiseworthy Joomla User Experience

As I stand here, staring down the corridor of endless possibilities for interfaces and user experiences, I must report that I can see the future and it looks good. Joomla’s administrator template system has come quite a long way.

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