Issues by Year

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

We've all been faced with our fair share of 404 error pages. Now think back to those experiences, do you remember how you reacted?

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In Part 1 we looked at some selection steps, now let's go deeper into some of those steps. The one that we call "Please, I need some help...", or, in a word: support. Remember that support on an extension is crucial, but also your input toward the support is also crucial! Let's go over some tips, and remember these come from my personal point of view...

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Rogério Costa (@matofino) created and carried out an initial exploratory research with approximately 30 specific questions about the use of Joomla. The issues covered important points, and among them we can mention: technical questions, learning, information exchange in the community, type of clients and services, prices, etc. The research was conducted in January and February of 2012, and involved the participation of 170 users in 21 states of Brazil. With the results we have the first map about the Joomla industry which can be analyzed from several aspects.

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In July of 2010 the first issue of the Joomla Community Magazine was launched. Three years, 1,100 articles, 4,400 comments and one multilingual site later, the JCM is still going strong!

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Here is a quick roundup of leadership news from recent days...

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I'm so pleased to be a part of Joomla community in this summer and help out with development while obtaining a great exposure to the open source and web development areas. Through this project I would like to help out Joomla users as well as the developers to get the maximum out of the Joomla modules.

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Joomla's got a great thing going right now. There are currently 7.5 million + entrepreneurs using the CMS platform. This equates to about 2.8% of the internet. Surely it will continue to improve and carve out more market share. I wanted to ask you a serious question today: "Is your Joomla site optimized to receive the maximum amount of leads and sales?". What's your answer to that question? Every site needs to have a few things:

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Everyone who has a Joomla website sooner or later faces the problem of duplicate pages. So let’s have a look at this problem from inside, we’ll sort out what duplicate pages are, how search engines react to them, and how to get rid of these evil twins.

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Depuis quelques mois maintenant, notre série sur le développement pour Joomla! 3.x progresse à un rythme régulier. À ce stade, vous devriez avoir une assez bonne compréhension des bases du développement d'extensions et j'espère que vous avez d'ores et déjà commencé l'écriture de votre propre code. Dans cet article, vous allez pouvoir approfondir vos connaissances en code par l'utilisation de Bootstrap dans le cadre de notre développement. N'oubliez pas de réviser vos connaissances actuelles en relisant les précédents articles de la série.

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Newbie or oldtimer? We all sometimes have issues finding the correct extension for the site we're building. Sometimes it's a piece of cake, sometimes you could bash up your workstation and yell at the client, "Why, whyyy?". Nevertheless, extensions are the builldingblocks to better and more powerful Joomla sites. Let's look at some pointers or guidelines about how to choose an extension.

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Diesen Monat hatten wir die Gelegenheit, Mark Dexter zu treffen und mit ihm über die spannenden Einführung von Joomla! 3.1 zu sprechen. Es ging auch darum, was Mark alles macht im Projekt, über sein Privatleben und wie er mit Joomla! in Berührung gekommen ist.

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Blogging has many uses, the obvious to create great educational resources for people to consume. But if used correctly, you can blog in a way that can be used for lead generation. I’m not talking about the stage that attracts the visitor to your blog. No, I’m talking about the part that helps convert into a lead. It is an undeniably great tool due to the fact that you can potentially attract and convert a lead in one blog post. In order to avoid you thinking I’m crazy, I will provide you with some great tips for nurturing leads with your blog.  

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Greetings from the nippy and partly cloudy city of Noordwijkerhout, in The Netherlands where J and Beyond 2013 is currently underway. As always, JAB brings together a great group of website users, developers and designers for three days of networking, learning and fun... we will do the same at the Joomla! World Conference.

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В першій частині я розповів про практичні аспекти створення та адаптації розширень для Joomla 3. Мабуть ви помітили, що в ній не було нічого принципово нового. Річ у тім, що Joomla 3 настільки нова, що навіть її вдудовані розширення працюють в режимі сумісності з Joomla 2.5. Цього разу мова піде про справді нове. Настільки нове, що поки що немає зразків, щоб подивитися, як же це використовувати на практиці.

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Social media is no longer just an option for companies looking to penetrate a tech savvy or youthful audience, it has become an irreplaceable tool utilized to market brands and ideas of every size, industry, and purpose. With this cultural shift towards accepting social media as an integral part of everyday life, and oftentimes everyday marketing, businesses are sometimes left wondering how to build a necessary bridge between their brand, website, and social presence. The process of creating what I'll refer to as a "socially friendly" website should not be considered a possibility to be explored, but instead must be understood as essential to a site's success in modern day marketing practices. In this article, I'd like to share a few tips which will lead every site you create (whether it's for your own business or a client) toward being socially engaging and positioned for success.

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OK, so maybe "party" isn’t the right word, but Joomla User Group (JUG) in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) met last Thursday for their 50th meeting.

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This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Sander Potjer. Sander's passion for Joomla! began back in 2005 when he designed and built a Joomla! web site for his rowing team. His involvement with the Joomla! community started in 2008 as co-founder of the local Dutch community www.joomlacommunity.eu.

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There's a good chance that if you're a website owner or marketer you're already working hard to drive traffic to your website, however, this is only one piece of the puzzle. Once on your website, you must convert them on some type of offer. This is usually done on a landing page. In today's Joomla Community magazine whiteboard I'll explain some of the more important steps to creating a highly effective landing page. Enjoy and comment with ideas or questions.

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In June I will be in São Paulo, Brazil, the largest city in South America. During an event called The e-Show, I will be making a presentation about how the community is important to Joomla! I sent out a request for a video where people would state their names, occupation and proudly say: "I AM JOOMLA!". 

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In April 2013, Alice and I gave a keynote session about the Joomla Community Magazine at JoomlaDay Netherlands. We spoke about the internationalisation of the JCM and at that time were announcing the launch of the new Spanish section in the May issue. 

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