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Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs

Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs

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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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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Dropping the Joomla! Torch

Dropping the Joomla! Torch

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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Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages

Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages

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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So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp...

So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp...

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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