Issues by Year

Adding an Instagram feed to a Joomla site is easier than you probably think, and has the potential to really amplify a site's appeal. Here's why feeds can be a great addition, and step-by-step instructions for adding one.

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The current Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) features a system that has worked very well up to this point, but it has simply outgrown itself. There is a demand for new features and functionality, and the JED Team is seeking proposals from developers interested in creating a new 3.x listing management extension for a shiny, new Joomla Extensions Directory.

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A couple of months ago I wrote an article about my Google Summer of Code project, which aimed to add microdata semantics in the Joomla CMS. Now lets take a closer look at the status of this project to see what has been done.

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Google Summer of Code has come to an end and it was an interesting experience for me at Joomla! My project was about implementing cloud storage support for Amazon Simple Storage Service, Rackspace and Google Cloud Storage.

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Joomla! Ignite is coming to the Joomla! World Conference stage in November! Here is your opportunity to inspire, educate, enlighten and entertain your colleagues!

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With 163 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community - and I hope to produce 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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During the last years I got more and more involved in the organisation of two large Joomla! events that are hosted by the German Joomla! Association. Those two events, the Joomla!Day Germany and the international Joomla! conference J&Beyond are held once a year and attended by 200-250 people from all around globe, so it seems to be reasonable to call them "quite big". Since this year, I'm basically "in charge" of all things related to the technical realisation and with this post I want to give you a look behind the scenes, share some lessons that I had to learn, and tell you some best practices that developed over the past few years.

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The Joomla! World Conference is holding a fan art contest with our sponsor, StickerMule.com, giving community members the opportunity to get creative with the Joomla! logo. 

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Sticking to a deadline can be a challenge in an Open Source project like Joomla! that is run entirely by volunteers. On the magazine, the first of the month is a deadline we cannot miss, and haven't in over three years. We launch on weekends, weekdays, birthdays, vacation days, even New Year's Day! But in order to keep bringing you all the Joomla news that's fit to print, we are  dusting off and adding definition to our submission guide…

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With Joomla’s 8th anniversary there was lots to celebrate. Quite some milestones have been achieved. But instead of taking the time to celebrate there is lots of work yet to be done in order to achieve our next milestones!

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The Joomla! World Conference is coming up soon! It will be held on November 8-10, 2013 at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). If you have never attended a Joomla event before, this is the event to attend. If you are a regular at Joomla events, this is the one you don't want to miss! Learn more: http://conference.joomla.org/

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To SEO or not to SEO, that is the question! There is a wide variety of views on the topic, whether it is necessary to use specific extensions that improve SEO positioning, if it is a good idea to employ people to help with this and to create strategies etc….or, whether that doing all of this won’t pay off as you are forced to change strategy each time Google makes changes to their SEO policy...

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Trop souvent, nous sommes attaqués par des scripts malveillants qui tentent de pénétrer notre site Joomla! afin d'injecter du spam dans les commentaires du site, les forums, pages d'or, ... et, bien sûr, pour générer des utilisateurs fantômes qui, s'ils sont automatiquement approuvés, disposeront alors d'un niveau "utilisateur enregistré" qui leur permettra probablement de poster des données et donc, du spam.

Il y a quelques techniques efficaces à mettre en place sur son site Joomla! afin de diminuer cette menace.

Deux techniques concernent le fichier .htaccess et l'autre, la gestion des utilisateurs.

 

 

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This is Step 2 in the Rebuilding Our Site series. We had to upgrade from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5. This entry discusses the tools and tactics we considered when upgrading to a newer version of Joomla.

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Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht? Wie die Zeit vergeht, wenn man Artikel schreiben soll - und es wird jedes Mal wieder knapp zum Stichtag hin. Wahrscheinlich geht es den Leuten, die ihre Erweiterungen dokumentieren müssen genauso. Meistens sehen wir Benutzer uns ja nur die Demo an, lesen die Kurzbeschreibung und laden dann das Teil herunter und installieren es ... Aber da fehlt ein Schritt dazwischen; sehen wir uns doch kurz an, warum wir die Doku lesen sollten ...

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Today, the Joomla CMS is mainly implemented using PHP where JavaScript (JS) and CSS are contributing as minor supportive technologies. Joomla mainly uses JS to improve usability by providing rich interactions and responsiveness, but is it done right? Can we improve it? What are the new technological advancements related to JS? Can we use these in Joomla? This article is an attempt to answer these questions and bring more attention to improving Joomla CMS’s JS usage.

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With 164 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community - and I hope to produce 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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Seeing how are open source technologies can make a real difference in someone's life is something quite special, but see how it can help a nation to develop into the central hub for technology is just inspiring.

Joomla!Day Kenya was my first visit to Africa, and I really didn't know what to expect. I had heard there was a lot of suport for Open Source technologies in Kenya and Africa as a whole, with there already being several Joomla! user groups in existence across Africa, but none in Kenya ... yet.

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At the request of many of our foreign users, we found a unique way to translate our Joomla developer tool.

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Est-ce déjà l'heure ? … Je suppose que c'est la même chose pour les personnes qui écrivent des documentations sur leurs extensions. La plupart d'entre nous, en temps qu'utilisateurs, regardent simplement la démo, la description courte, puis nous téléchargeons et installons...
Mais laissez-moi vous donner quelques raisons pour lesquelles nous devons consulter la documentation.

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