Issues by Year

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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Konum bazlı fotoğraf ekleme ve takipçileriniz ile paylaşma servisleri arasında yer alan bir Google hizmeti olan Panoramio Google Earth ile entegrasyonu ile hayli kullanışlı bir servis. Çekilen resimlerin konumu itibari ile etiketlenip ayrıca konum bilgisi ile beraber paylaşılması sonucu dünyada bir çok bölgeye ait resimleri bulabildiğimiz çok geniş bir veritabanına sahip. Tabi bu servisi ilginç kılan en önemli sebep resimlerin Google Earth servisi üzerinden de görüntülenebilmesi.

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With the upcoming Joomla! CMS releases, the new MVC will play a major role. Through my Google Summer Of Code project, I've taken the initial steps for that.

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This article follows the introductory article in Joomla magazine July issue (https://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-july-2013/item/1366-module-modernization). In this article, I will briefly introduce some of the new modules which will be added to Joomla in near future and few of the new features such as module ACL and global configuration.

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As a technical writer, I think Opensource Matters is missing an important marketing opportunity by not targeting Joomla! at the professional writing community. By "professional writing community," I don't mean novelists, poets, or publishing company editors (though, Joomla! would be great for them too) - I mean professional writers in the corporate world: technical writers, instructional designers, and marketing personnel. While the professional writing community is a smaller, more-niche market than the corporate CMS market and the software development community, I have thought for some time that Joomla! could be the next "killer app" for professional writers.

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Anyone who knows me knows I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I'm a sucker for chocolate, cheesecake and ice cream. It's extremely hard for me to walk past the local gelato shop. As I yield to temptation, I'm affronted with an assortment of flavours and mix-ins. I can choose between standard or sugar cones or have it in a cup. I can tailor my order for the likes and dislikes of my family, and get serving sizes that are realistic for their appetite (or my budget). Decisions, decisions ...

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This article introduces you to the new JLayouts features in Joomla! 3.2. Most of the changes are focused in improve the flexibility of the system for third party developers.

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I was a JoomlaDay virgin. I had not been to a JoomlaDay anywhere in the world. I had not organised a JoomlaDay ever before. Back in February of 2013 when my co-organizer, James Foreman, said he wanted to do a JoomlaDay in our area, I had no idea what was ahead.

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With 157 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 email me 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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This month I'll try to clarify how Joomla works for users without any technical knowledge. We will start by defining Joomla as a CMS (Content Management System). That means that Joomla does... what? It's easy: Joomla allows you to manage any "content" on the internet which covers just about anything you can think of.

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I sometimes come across Joomla sites that are built only for blogging. There are a lot of possibilities: you can use Joomla native , K2, and all sorts of CCKs. Today I decided to test an extension from the community choice extensions poll from several months back. Let's put EasyBlog from Stackideas on the bench...

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