Issues by Year

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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Tra le tante nuove funzionalità rilasciate con la versione 3.2 di Joomla!, forse una delle meno pubblicizzate ma sicuramente molto utile per amministratori ed interessante per gli sviluppatori, è la cosidetta "post-installation messages", informa l'amministratore del sito circa l'avvenuta installazione di estensioni e funzionalità che richiedono la sua attenzione, vediamo nel dettaglio le sue caratteristiche e come usarlo.

 

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Dear Joomla! developers, jQuery is already installed in Joomla! 3... KNOCK IT OFF! 

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Mit mehr als 157 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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If your clients want a simpler backend to their websites, don’t log them in to an 'admin' template – serve them a 'client' template.

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A big thank you to all who submitted artwork for the Joomla! Fan Art Logo Contest, we had some great logos to choose from! All three stickers will be printed by StickerMule.com and will be available at the upcoming Joomla! World Conference!

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Have you got your tickets yet? This is the Joomla! conference you don't want to miss! We kick it off on Thursday, November 7th with our J!Party Pre-event... there are not many tickets left for that (space is limited!) Can't make it for the whole weekend? Join us on Friday for Business Day! The best thing is to be there for all the action, with all the Joomlers, all weekend!

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The Joomla Project leadership news roundup for the month of November includes some egg-cellent items that will make you smile :-)

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This picture says it all! Look at all the Joomla women! 

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If you haven't heard of Twitter, you've been living under a rock. Twitter is one of the fastest growing social networks on the Planet. It's the fastest growing for an older 55-65 demographic. It also gets a lot of interaction. This month we had a chance to sit down with Twitter Expert Branden Hampton. Branden manages the most interactive handle on Twitter @notebook.

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It is known that the text editor in Joomla allows special configurations needed to incorporate content in the code. There are times when I do not want to change these settings to keep some order on our website for the authors, but nevertheless we would like to add modules with PHP or XHTML code, as in the case of widgets. The subject of this article, by way of tutorial, is to explain how to enter Javascript, PHP, HTML or CSS code in modules without relying on the editor you have installed (JCE, TinyMCE, FCK, etc..). As an example, I will illustrate how to add a Twitter widget to your website.

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Dans un projet internet, le choix de la plateforme qui va supporter le site web est très importante. Les chefs de projets se demandent souvent quel CMS utiliser, parfois ils s'arrêtent sur Joomla parce qu'ils en ont entendu (ou lu) du bien. La question vient inéluctablement : Pourquoi utiliser joomla plutôt que wordpress ou drupal ? Les trois CMS ont leurs particularité, et aucun n'est supérieur à l'autre (je dirais qu'ils sont tous complémentaire).
Alors, pourquoi donc choisir Joomla ???

(L'article qui va suivre, n'est nullement un comparatif entre trois CMS.)

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Als Mitglied der Joomla! Gemeinschaft frage ich mich manchmal wie das war vor 6-7 Jahren, als ich angefangen habe mit Joomla! ... Es gab damals weder Facebook noch Twitter, so wie war das noch gleich mit Hilfe und Support? Heute stellt sich für mich die Frage ein bisschen anders: Wissen die heutigen Newbies (sorry) überhaupt noch, wie man den Joomla! Extension Directory (=JED) gezielt durchsuchen kann.
Suchen? JED? neuer Brotaufstich, Wat...?

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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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Every so often I have some tweets in my timeline where I can watch people from Joomla! talking really bad about Wordpress. Or Drupal. Or another CMS. And most of the times, people do this because they see all the opensource CMS as opponents on something that they call "the CMS market". Now, take a seat, because here comes a shocking truth: neither Drupal nor Wordpress nor any other opensource CMS is an opponent for Joomla. 

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До того, как я начал работать над текущим проектом, я не думал, что мне когда либо придется использовать инструменты для автоматической сборки проектов. Ведь работаю я исключительно с интерпретируемыми языками, которым не нужна компиляция. Однако, как оказалось, они могут быть полезными и при разработке на PHP, и особенно при работе с Joomla!

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