Issues by Year

Read up on the latest news and views from Joomla authors around the world.

I challenge the youth around the world to venture into business and become self-reliant - Joomla! can empower you to do that!

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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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I've long believed in the virtues of Open Source. I'm not well known in the Joomla community, I haven't spoken at any Joomla events or worked on the core project, but I've always tried to do my part: proselytizing Joomla, providing free (anonymous) tech support to new users, and donating beer money to promising developers. But there was always a blind spot. I'd like to tell you about the time I failed Joomla and didn't even know it.

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Among the many new features released with version 3.2 of Joomla!, the one that most caught my interest, and perhaps one of the less publicized but certainly very useful for administrators and interesting for developers, is the so-called "post-installation messages". These inform the site administrator about features that require your attention after the successful installation of an extension.

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This month I had the opportunity to go to a tech conference and talk about Joomla!, Open Source Communities, and Education – nothing unusual for me, I do that all the time at colleges and Joomla! events around the United States and elsewhere. But this time was different, because I was showing up to an event I’d never been to, a WordCamp. The most common questions I got almost non-stop for two days? “Why in the world are you here?” and “Isn’t this ‘enemy territory’ for you?” Here’s what I said, and why I went, and why I’m definitely going to go to more events in other Open Source communities.

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With 159 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community! This is a monthly round-up highlighting new Joomla! User Groups, events, and reviews of JUG meetings. If you have anything you would like me to feature from your Joomla User Group please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be writing from a registered Joomla! User Group (i.e. listed at https://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html).

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Mit 159 User Gruppen weltweit gibt es immer etwas Neues oder Aufregendes aus der Joomla! Gemeinschaft zu berichten - dies ist mein monatlicher Bericht über neue Joomla! User Gruppen, Events und Berichten zu JUG Treffen. Wenn du Infos zu deiner Gruppe hast, die hier erwähnt werden sollen, schreib bitte eine Mail an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - bei der Gruppe muss es sich aber um eine registrierte Joomla! User Gruppe handeln (bei https://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html gelistet).

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Joomla!Ignite was a new presentation style added to the 2013 Joomla World Conference. Twelve presenters took the stage at Harvard University to battle a tightly controlled five minute presentation format where 20 slides changed automatically every 15 seconds. Topics varied widely, but generally fell into three areas – self improvement, the Joomla! community experience, and soapboxes for change.

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Avec 159 groupes d’Utilisateurs à travers le monde, il se passe toujours quelque chose d’intéressant au sein de la Communauté Joomla!. Voici un petit tour d'horizon mensuel afin de mettre en lumière les nouveaux Groupes d’Utilisateurs Joomla!, les évènements et de revenir sur les réunions des différents JUG. Si vous souhaitez que je mette en avant un élément en particulier en relation avec votre Groupe d’Utilisateurs Joomla!, n’hésitez pas à m'en faire part en me faisant parvenir un email à l’adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Merci de m’écrire depuis un Groupe d’Utilisateurs Joomla! enregistré et listé à l’adresse https://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html.

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This year was very successful considering the number of Joomla! events held around the world. I'm very happy and proud to have been able to participate in many of them. Each event was different, and each was very special. Here is a short report from the events in which my husband Radek and I were able to participate.

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When I arrived at the Harvard Medical School building for the Joomla! World Conference 2013, I took a moment to look around. In November 2012 I went to San Jose, CA, to attend the very first JWC. There, I expanded my understanding about what the Open Source community is all about, and I got involved in the Joomla community as an illustrator for the Joomla! Community Magazine. After a while I started to wonder: what's next? I went to the second Joomla! World Conference in Boston looking for an answer...

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Quando cheguei ao edifício da Escola Médica de Harvard para a JWC'13, para um instante para olhar em volta. Em novembro de 2012 fui para San Jose na Califórnia para a primeira Joomla World Conference. Lá, ampliei minha compreensão do que é uma comunidade open source e me envolvi com a Comunidade Joomla, presentando serviço voluntário como ilustrador da Joomla Community Magazine. Após algum tempo comecei a me perguntar: o que fazer agora? Em Boston, fui buscar algumas respostas.

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Els dies anteriors a la Conferència mundial de Joomla! (JWC) es van reunir els equips de lideratge de Joomla!, Com fan cada any, per debatre assumptes que concerneixen a tota la comunitat, per això hem volgut traduir les conclusions  a què van arribar els responsables de Joomla!

 

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The 2nd Joomla! World Conference was held last month. Last year in San Jose there were keynote speakers from major open source names such as MySQL and Mozilla. This year the team went a step further and invited a speaker from WordPress. Matt Mullenweg is one of the two co-founders of WordPress and also the founder of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com.

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The second annual Joomla! World Conference was held November 8-10, 2013 at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. People came from around the world to attend. The weather cooperated and a great time was had by all!

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At the Joomla World Conference in Boston last month I attended Ryan Boog’s session on “Making Your Website Wicked Awesome - Practical Uses and Tips on Utilizing Bootstrap in Joomla!”. My understanding of Bootstrap was pretty minimal, so I decided to pull myself up… and dive in!

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Last month the majority of the Joomla Leadership Teams (CLT - Community Leadership Team; OSM - The Board of Open Source Matters; PLT - Production Leadership Team) gathered in Boston just before the Joomla World Conference, for individual and joint team summits. Recent weeks have been very busy, so for this month's highlights we'll keep it short and sweet:

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A Equipe de Lideranças da Comunidade (CLT) Joomla! está em processo de convidar novos membros para fazerem parte do time. As indicações terminam em 10 de dezembro de 2013, por isso, se você quiser se juntar a CLT, convidamos a ler o artigo a seguir e preencher o formulário.

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I was fortunate to be able to attend JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.

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Mit mehr als 164 User Gruppen weltweit gibt es immer etwas Neues oder Aufregendes aus der Joomla! Gemeinschaft zu berichten und ich hoffe, dass ich es schaffe, hier monatlich eine Zusammenfassung zu posten über Gruppen, Events und Berichten zu JUG Treffen. Wenn du Infos zu deiner Gruppe hast, die hier erwähnt werden sollen, schreib bitte eine Mail an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - bei der Gruppe muss es sich aber um eine registrierte Joomla! User Gruppe handeln (bei https://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html gelistet).

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