Issues by Year

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

Is it already time? Time flies when you're writing articles, and it's a close call each time again. I guess that's the same for people writing documentation about their extension. Most of us, as users, just look at the demo, the short description, and then we download and install... But let me give you some reasons why we have to add the step of reading the documentation...

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Co-founder and former First Chairman of the PCJ Open Source Foundation Council (the Polish OSM). One of the organizers of the first JoomlaDay™ Poland, Radek Suski is bringing Joomla to his home country once again with a new community magazine and website at Joomla.net.pl.

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Every year around spring we do a redesign of our site. This time we went for responsive design and added a few more HTML5 & CSS3 tricks we learned along the way. We also thought more about our content strategy and audience in this build. Checkout Part 1 of our "Rebuilding Our Site" Series!

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Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.... That would give the impression that we’re slowing down a bit and enjoying some sunshine. The part about enjoying the sunshine might be true but when it comes to slowing down? On the contrary!

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In an effort to walk the thin line of balance between the for- and not-for-profit dynamics in our project, we recently made a change on the magazine limiting JCM author links in their bios. This debate is something Dianne and I face every day as Co-Lead Editors on the Joomla Community Magazine, and also as members of the board of Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). What is fair? What is proper? How can we know, and what do you think?

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Have you harnessed the power of controversy to gain more traffic to your Joomla site? If not, you're not alone. There are, however, two kinds of controversial writers: those who write controversial articles, and those who write controversial articles and promote the 'fight'. In this post we'll go into which is best for your Joomla site and how to promote healthy controversy that will bring troves and troves of traffic to your Joomla site.

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Salut à tous et soyez les bienvenus pour l’ultime partie de codage de notre série sur le développement d'une extension. Si vous avez suivi les précédents tutoriaux, vous avez passé toutes les étapes du développement nécessaires à la création d'une extension native pour Joomla 3.x. Ce fut un long processus, mais je l'espère, enrichissant et instructif. J'ai apprécié l'opportunité de partager avec vous, tout au long de ces précédents articles, des trucs et astuces sur le développement d'une extension pour Joomla!. Dans ce dernier tutoriel, nous allons explorer quelques derniers concepts, faire un peu de nettoyage et discuter de fonctionnalités supplémentaires que nous pourrions ajouter dans le futur. Alors préparez-vous à plonger dans l'ultime article sur le développement d’un composant pour Joomla! 3.x…

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Which exactly is the best social medium for business promos? Of course, it is a million dollar question and everyone acquainted to social networks will obviously seek an answer for this. There is quite a lot of chaos out there in the space over deciding the best ever social platform to enhance business needs; and, the answers vary from person-to-person. 

 

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We've been hearing for a while that SEO may be affected by the time your page takes to load - so recently we've started an intensive exercise of getting our websites to load in the absolute minimal time possible. Our belief is that the current load speed and rating in GTMetrix is relatively good: 85% for PageSpeed, and 95% for YSlow Grade and a load time of 1.29 seconds, so we thought we'd share how we did this. Some of these are Joomla! specific, but the general concepts apply to ANY content management system and any website.

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Hello, I'm P.Alex ― and believe me, I love all that is connected to the web world. Thanks to Google Summer of Code, this summer I will revise the accessibility and add microdata semantics in Joomla!

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How's Going To Be The Upcoming Joomla! Front End Administration

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Joomla is using MooTools as the standard JavaScript framework starting from version 1.6. This has made it to be used heavily throughout the project. In Joomla version 3.0 it introduced Twitter Bootstrap and jQuery to the core code as a front-end framework. 

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I'm a student from India participating in Google Summer of Code 2013 program with Joomla. My project is about dramatically improving the Template Manager and adding a host of new functionalities to it.

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Automated Testing uses one computer program to test another computer program. In Joomla, we use PHP test programs to test our PHP Joomla code. With automated tests, we can run a set of tests repeatedly, and as often as we like.

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I am a Achal Aggarwal from India entitled as "GSOCer" or better I form it "JGSOCer" for 2013 summer. I am all set to code away this summer with Joomla. I am working on form field library so that it match up with standards of HTML5 and can provide developers an option to deisgn form elements in a more descriptive way.

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Every time I needed to create a new website, the first option that sprang to mind was always Joomla!. So it came natural to get involved and help with the development of the open-source project that in turn helped me so much when I needed it.

 

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Hello everyone, I am Quan and I have been chosen to complete the Google Summer of Code 2013 project of Joomla called "New Media Manager for Joomla 3".

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This article is about building a new vulnerable extension list (VEL) website to support future development with the JED and Joomla core, how it was done, and why.

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Débutant ou confirmé ? Nous rencontrons tous parfois le problème pour trouver l'extension répondant entièrement aux besoins du site que nous sommes en train de construire. Parfois c'est un jeu d'enfant, parfois vous avez envie de casser votre poste de travail et de crier à votre client, “Pourquoi, Pourquoiii ?”. Néanmoins, les extensions sont des blocs de construction permettant d'obtenir des sites Joomla! plus puissants. Regardons quelques conseils et directives sur la façon de choisir une extension.

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Working in digital marketing, I spend about 98% of my day online. Most of the time I'm managing social interactions, furthering my own education, and writing content. But sometimes, I like to stop and smell the online flowers. Despite having little background in web design, these experiences have led me to pick up on a few things that do and don't work on websites.

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