Stretching Configuration.php for Git

Stretching Configuration.php for Git

My company worked on a web application that was basically an extension of the Joomla 2.5 core a few years ago.  We took over the app from another development company that had gotten stuck (we never would have modified the core.) It was being deployed to AWS and the original developers altered the configuration.php file to return different values from their local environments based upon environmental variables set by Amazon's cloud servers. When I saw this I thought, "There has got to be a better way."

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J and Beyond 2016 - a family gathering!

J and Beyond 2016 - a family gathering!

Joomla! Is often referred to as a large extended family, with that in mind, it goes without saying that JandBeyond is certainly considered to be "The Family Meeting" par excellence of the Joomla! Event calendar.

Now in its seventh year, this year’s edition of JandBeyond sees the Joomla! community gather in Barcelona, the colorful, lively, creative Spanish city on the stunning Mediterranean coast. In Barcelona soulfulness, vitality, impressive architecture and an element of high-tech combine to make a unique melting pot brimming with creative energy, the parallels to the lifeblood of the Joomla! community could not be clearer.

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Celebrating Joomla in All Seasons

Celebrating Joomla in All Seasons

In many cultures, Autumn and Spring are times of festivals celebrating harvest and thanksgiving, or life, renewal and rebirth.

 

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Translating Joomla Community Magazine Articles

Translating Joomla Community Magazine Articles

The international Joomla Community Magazine is a major repository of knowledge about Joomla. It holds valuable content, generally in english. Every now and then, some contributors take the time to translate these articles into their native languages. In this article I present some tips and tricks for translators to help them improve their contribution.

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Joomla 3.5: from 8-bit ASCII to full Unicode

Joomla 3.5: from 8-bit ASCII to full Unicode

From a historical point of view, in computing, we can testify how character representation has evolved. Since the basic binary encoding of 0s and 1s, each bit has added more expressiveness. Today, Joomla 3.5 is here to introduce the current gold standard, full 4-byte Unicode (Utf8mb4).

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Helpful Tips for Speeding Up your Joomla Site

Helpful Tips for Speeding Up your Joomla Site

Here are 5 things that you can do right now to both speed up your website and help your users have a much more enjoyable experience on your website.

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Avoid Duplicate Content With A Menu Item Alias

Avoid Duplicate Content With A Menu Item Alias

The Alias Menu Item Type is an often overlooked type of Menu Item that is available in Joomla. In plain terms, it is used to create a Menu Item that links to an existing Menu Item. We can use them to create a duplicate menu item without creating a duplicate URL or duplicating content. It is very simple to use and it can solve SEO and content management challenges in Joomla.

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A Selfless Effort to Grow Together

A Selfless Effort to Grow Together

Quite a sarcasm it is whenever we hear 'selfless' in this world where being self-less is actually less or rare. We are trained now a days by our elders that 'every person is selfish today, be careful..ssshhhh!'. Does this happen with you all as well ? If yes, then read further to break their heart with the power of our community love and to prove them that it is no more a reality but a mere illusion because We Have Joomla! here :)

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