This past year, our community didn't wait. We took matters into our own hands and resolved to tackle any obstructions to progress, we committed ourselves to collaborating on numerous fronts, from this magazine to enlisting bug hunters and squashers en masse. Because of the relentless spirit for community of those who led this, dare I say, revolution, you are reading my words and those of others who have joined the ranks of Joomla! fan boys and girls to contribute their time and talent.
This magazine served as a catalyst for getting the community involved in nothing less than changing the world, starting with the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 website project. With an overwhelming response to the call, this month we are forging ahead. And that's only one of many community powered initiatives that brings us together to share and empower one another while we work on the common goal of keeping Joomla! a top contending CMS. Our willingness to collaborate towards that goal is what makes us a community; and our collective skills, ingenuity and passion keep Joomla! moving forward.
There is a place for everyone in this community and you can find or learn more about how to get involved in many different areas in one of this month's feature stories, Ask not what Joomla! can do for you...
Don't wait until next January, join us. Seize the day. Each day. Resolve, commit and keep it movin' — Joomla! Forward.
In this issue...
A special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Theo van der Zee.
- Alice Grevet invites us to Party Like It's Joomla! 1.6
- Jon Neubauer invokes Camelot: Ask not what Joomla! can do for you...
- Alice Grevet maps out the New Year with Open Source Matters: December 2010 Report
- Matt Lipscomb talks with Paul Orwig, Sandra Warren, Ron Severdia and Louis Landry: The 2010 Video Interviews - Part 3
Website Case Studies
- Robert Vining looks at migrating/upgrading from Mambo to Joomla! in this month's Website Case Study: Kineo E-Learning
Extensions and Services Evaluations
- Team EAsE sez: Back it up, back it up, back it up! Backup Now! - You know you should!
- Team EAsE Podcast: Passwords - Don't walk in front of a Bus!
JUGs and Events
- Jon Neubauer gets the inside scoop on JAB11: Interview with Robert Deutz & Brian Teeman
- Dianne Henning sends out a casting call for your Joomla! videos with Lights, Camera, Action!
Did you know…?
- Milena Mitova makes it look as easy as ABC with her Tried and Tested Tools for Building a Teacher-Friendly School Website
- Theo van der Zee shares some Zen enlightenment and explains What Joomla! and Bonsai Trees Have In Common
- Anthony Olsen offers his Top 10 Joomla! Template Picks for 2010
- Nicholas Dionysopoulos takes us to the dark world of ownership, users, groups and permissions. 777: The number of the beast
- Matt Lipscomb offers up more Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 3)
- Bo Astrup reviews ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! Site Cookbook which serves up some tasty recipes for successful form configuration and implementation.
Joomla! in the Press/Media
- Mark Bender logs in with Joomla! in the Press/Media - January 2011
On the lighter side...
- Yepr pops a cork with Jane Beyond & friends
The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!
- Prolific poets,
punsters and word masters too,
spread the Joomla! love...
Post your Haiku here for January 2011 This month's theme: Resolutions!
In our next issue
We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!