Issues by Year

All the 2018 Issues of the Joomla Community Magazine can be found here.

The Joomla community was represented by six people at the 18th edition of FISL - International Forum of Free Software that took place from July 11th to 14th in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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The second annual CMS Summit Orlando is again set to bring together web designers and developers from the biggest and brightest Open Source communities. Speakers and attendees from WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Frontend Design experts, will share their insight into web design, security, digital marketing and the top Content Management Systems.

 

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It is possible to use generic webmail accounts (e.g. Gmail, Outlook.com, iCloud) with Joomla! but there are constraints on their use and some people have problems configuring their websites to use them. This article is not about how to fix webmail-to-Joomla! configuration issues. This article is about the appropriateness in choosing to use webmail accounts when developing Joomla! websites for your business or for your clients.

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The 17th of August 2018 marks the 13th year since Andrew Eddie, on behalf of the then Mambo Development Team, announced the birth of Joomla in a letter to the community.

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Zapier is a popular task automation service that utilizes "Zaps"; a Zap is made of a "trigger" (ex.: When I receive a new email in Gmail...) and an "action" (ex.: ...send me an SMS message). Zaps run automatically to move and manage data without any work on your part. Zapier offers integrations for more than 1,000 apps, letting you easily transfer data between them to automate repetitive tasks.

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You’re looking for a CMS to create your website? Numerous are available, and choosing one for many people is not easy. You need to know which one fits to your project, what are the features, what level of experience you need to have to use them, and so on.

So here are 10 reasons why you should choose Joomla!

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Joomla, Best Free CMS, powers over 9% of all known business websites. If you would like to help improve Joomla, join us! 

In this article, I’ll show you how you can help Joomla with translations, with examples from English to Bengali(BD). Joomla is used worldwide, with a global audience, speaking any possible language, it’s why translations are important so that our CMS can be accessible to all.

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In the December 2017 issue of the Joomla Community Magazine my original article "10 Web Designs of 2018" focused on new and upcoming trends in design. As 2018 quickly moves by, I thought this would be a good time to share some of the latest emerging trends.

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There is one thing for sure; you can't attend a Joomla! Event and leave without learning new things. One thing that has keeps Joomla growing is the community. At Joomla events like the JAB, everyone sees him/herself as family and hence, the Joomla Love is shared. You feel this strong sense of belonging which makes you feel at home and because you are now carried along, the event becomes fun! COLOGNE was exceptionally AWESOME!

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After three years, Brazil will again organize its Joomla Day in August, which will take place in the city of Guarulhos, the main financial, corporate and commercial center of South America. JCM interviews Kazuo Gomi Filho, one of the organizers, about the event.

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In this issue we publish an interview with Armen Mnatsian, former Joomla Accessibility Team Leader.

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Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018. I guess we all agree that it's one of Joomla's key priorities to offer a software that is as secure as possible, as this plays a crucial role in the user's experience running Joomla - a hacked user, is a very unhappy user.

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Welcome to the JUG Round Up! It's time to see what's been happening with Joomla! User Groups around the world!

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With some of the finest joomlers in the world getting together, Cologne was a great place to be in May! JCM had the opportunity to attend and check out this great event.

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Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields. 

 

 

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The Joomla community is made up of passionate volunteers, that truly believe in the idea of Open Source. They invest tremendous amounts of time to improve the CMS, provide support to other users or spread the word of Joomla’s awesomeness – and the better part of those people is completely “Jeck”. Time for you to become a Jeck too, by attending J&Beyond on 11-13 May 2018!

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Kigali went live last week as it hosted the sixth edition of the CMS Africa summit. CMS Africa is an organisation that champions the use of technology (open source) to change the way we develop economies. The Summit brings together both global and Africa-based speakers and delegates. It is a premier event that host tech business owners, tech innovators, and experts in the area of web & mobile design, e-commerce solutions, online business, and online exchange. In terms of delegate attendance, the summit attracts web & mobile designers, bloggers, e-commerce & online stores builders.

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EU citizens will soon expect that their personal data will by default be processed more carefully, transparently and only for the purposes for which they provided their explicit consent. The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) introduces many improvements to personal data protection. It doesn’t matter whether the service provider is physically located in EU area or not, or if the provided services are paid or free of charge. If the service is available to people within the EU and personal data is involved, the regulation shall be applied and personal data must be protected according to the GDPR.

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Recently we were approached by the Chairpersons of the Carson City Coin Collectors of America. We were told that they most likely would have to shut down their Joomla 1.0.15 website with a Fireboard 1.0.3 forum, as they had not been able to find a Joomla Developer to assist them. Their site urgently needed an upgrade to the latest version of Joomla and a good new forum, without losing any existing forum entries or uploaded images.

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On 28 March 2018, the Joomla! User Group Melbourne hosted the first ever Joomla! Certification exam in Melbourne, Australia. We ended up with 7 new Joomla! Administrators, from 8 people who chose to sit the exam (and the 8th who was quite new to Joomla wasn't far off and is keen to try again!). Our JUG went through a bit of a journey together to achieve an excellent overall result, which I thought was worth sharing.

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