19 common mistakes about Joomla extensions - Part 1

November-ExtensionsMistakes Choosing and using extensions

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself,” is a famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote. In this article series, we list the most common mistakes users make when choosing and using extensions for their Joomla website(s), and how you can avoid them.

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Protecting your resources from web attacks using a new Feature called FetchMetadata


In June 2020 Google published an article called “Protect your resources from web attacks with Fetch Metadata” on web.dev. It's a new set of request headers to protect your site against common attack vectors for web applications.

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The December Issue


The JCM Team is proud to publish the December Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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Passwordless authentication for secure, fast and easy logins in Joomla! 4

December-WebAuthn A Joomla 4 security feature

Joomla! 4 introduces a plethora of new and exciting features. While most of them are very visible, giving you new ways to build and use your sites more easily, there's an abundance of features designed to enhance the security of your site. Today we'll be talking about WebAuthn, a feature that has the unique distinction of belonging in both categories: it makes your site login more secure and easier at the same time.

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Meet a Joomler: Viviana Menzel

December-Viviana Meet a Joomler: Viviana Menzel

Viviana Menzel is co-organizer of JoomlaDay Germany, a member of Joomla’s CMS Maintenance team and, together with Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, team leader of the Frontend Template Working Group. Would you like to know how this Argentinian biology graduate ended up in Germany building websites for a living? Read her story below!

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Joomla and your consents


You may have recently received an email from Joomla asking you to renew your consent to the processing of your personal data. In certain times during the year, or when new privacy laws go into effect, consent renewal emails seem to flood all of our inboxes. Why do you need to renew your consent? Why is consent so important to privacy?

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Getting services ready for Joomla 4 - Victor Drover (Watchful)

December-Watchful Getting services ready

The Joomla ecosystem is vast. A large community among which, in addition to extension and template developers, there are also service providers. In our interviews about the preparation for the release of Joomla 4, we also needed to know how this part of the community is working. That's why, on this occasion, we approached Victor Drover from Watchful.net, a website management tool.

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A new proposal process

December-GitHub A new process to propose features

Have you ever wondered how new features make it into the Joomla core? While in the past, Joomla followed the paradigm "write the code, then we look at it and make a decision," Joomla today has a professional process that supports the "think first, then implement" strategy.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4: Søren Beck Jensen (Component Creator)

November-Componentcreator Component Creator

Joomla 4 Beta 5 has been released, meaning that the Release Candidate version is one step closer. The Joomla Community Magazine continues to approach developers, to see first-hand how they are preparing for the arrival of the next major version of Joomla.

On this occasion, it is the turn of Søren Beck Jensen, the man behind Component Creator, a component to create components.

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Joomla becomes CVE Numbering Authority: what does this mean?

December-CVE CVE number meaning

You may have read about it in the official announcement: Joomla has been authorized as a CVE Numbering Authority. But what is this, you might wonder, why is it such a big deal, and what does it mean to the average Joomla user?

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19 common mistakes about Joomla extensions part 2

November-ExtensionsMistakes Choosing and using extensions

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself,” is a famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote. In this article series we list the most common mistakes users make when choosing and using extensions for their Joomla website(s), and how you can avoid them. 

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The Making of “The Best Website”


Peter Martin was annoyed by bad websites, got inspired by some packaging, and built a multilingual Joomla website in 5 languages under 5 Top Level Domains about the best practices for websites.

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Community Openings December 2020

JCM-openroles3 Join our team

Help us end the year on a HIGH NOTE! Join the Joomla community behind the rockstar content management system, Joomla!

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When the Covid-19 couldn’t stop Students, Joomla triumph in the Arab nation of Oman.

December-Markathon Education outreach

In the new era of the knowledge-based economy where digitalisation and online learning has become the new norm, how do we keep up with the teaching of Joomla among students especially when the pandemic has greatly impacted us all? Joomla Education Outreach...

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JUGCN 2020 Year-end Review

December-JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago

The end of 2020 is here. Looking back at JUGCN, we’ve covered some great topics, hosted fantastic guest speakers, and are looking forward to 2021.

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It’s not about the money


Unlike other open-source CMS projects, Joomla is fully volunteer-driven. This means there’s no large company behind it and no corporate interests to take into account. We have a genuinely non-profit organisation, Open Source Matters, facilitating the project by providing financial, legal and organisational support. Every penny Joomla gets from partnerships and sponsors goes directly into the project, and no one contributing to Joomla gets paid. So why do we do it?

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The November Issue


The JCM Team is proud to publish the November Issue of the Joomla Community Magazine.

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Meet a Joomler: Russell Winter


Beach bum meets geek! Russell Winter, who lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has been involved with the Joomla! community since the early days. He worked for forum.joomla.org and helped organise the very first Joomla Day Australia.

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Joomla 3.10 Status & Release Strategy


As covered a few times already in the magazine and announced in the Developer Portal, Joomla 3.10 will be released together with 4.0 and will then be supported for two years after its initial release.

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Leadership Interview: Wilco Alsemgeest, Operations DC


Wilco Alsemgeest has been a Joomla volunteer for years and despite his election as Operations Department Coordinator is recent, he has contributed to the activities of the Board of Directors of OSM for months, actively supporting the DCs and the Officers in charge.

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