Written by Sully Sullivan
The Portuguese islands of Madeira lie about 550 kilometres to the west of Morocco. We visit the tropical paradise to see why some of the world’s best hotels are attracting their guests with Joomla! websites.
Written by Mike Carson
This month we asked our Joomla Global Platinum Sponsors some questions about what attracted them to the project as supporters at this level, and how they felt in regards to the project itself, the community, and the benefits of being a Joomla Sponsor. We also wanted to get to know them better and get a better understanding of how they are connected to Joomla, and learn more about the services they offer.
On the road.... Usually this headline can be found at the end of the article about what is going on in the Leadership Teams every month. However this month it will be on top, together with a great picture of 18 leadership team members from 10 different nationalities (Chile, Germany, Ireland, Israel, South Africa, Spain (2x), Sweden, The Netherlands (3x), UK (2x), US(5x)) who are present at the J and Beyond conference in the Netherlands.
Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.
In April 2013, Alice and I gave a keynote session about the Joomla Community Magazine at JoomlaDay Netherlands. We spoke about the internationalisation of the JCM and at that time were announcing the launch of the new Spanish section in the May issue.
Written by Helvecio da Silva
In June I will be in São Paulo, Brazil, the largest city in South America. During an event called The e-Show, I will be making a presentation about how the community is important to Joomla! I sent out a request for a video where people would state their names, occupation and proudly say: "I AM JOOMLA!".
Written by Luke Summerfield
There's a good chance that if you're a website owner or marketer you're already working hard to drive traffic to your website, however, this is only one piece of the puzzle. Once on your website, you must convert them on some type of offer. This is usually done on a landing page. In today's Joomla Community magazine whiteboard I'll explain some of the more important steps to creating a highly effective landing page. Enjoy and comment with ideas or questions.
Written by John Rampton
This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Sander Potjer. Sander's passion for Joomla! began back in 2005 when he designed and built a Joomla! web site for his rowing team. His involvement with the Joomla! community started in 2008 as co-founder of the local Dutch community www.joomlacommunity.eu.
Written by Victor Drover
OK, so maybe "party" isn’t the right word, but Joomla User Group (JUG) in Milwaukee (Wisconsin, USA) met last Thursday for their 50th meeting.
Written by Shannon Good
Social media is no longer just an option for companies looking to penetrate a tech savvy or youthful audience, it has become an irreplaceable tool utilized to market brands and ideas of every size, industry, and purpose. With this cultural shift towards accepting social media as an integral part of everyday life, and oftentimes everyday marketing, businesses are sometimes left wondering how to build a necessary bridge between their brand, website, and social presence. The process of creating what I'll refer to as a "socially friendly" website should not be considered a possibility to be explored, but instead must be understood as essential to a site's success in modern day marketing practices. In this article, I'd like to share a few tips which will lead every site you create (whether it's for your own business or a client) toward being socially engaging and positioned for success.
Written by Vitaliy Marenkov
В першій частині я розповів про практичні аспекти створення та адаптації розширень для Joomla 3. Мабуть ви помітили, що в ній не було нічого принципово нового. Річ у тім, що Joomla 3 настільки нова, що навіть її вдудовані розширення працюють в режимі сумісності з Joomla 2.5. Цього разу мова піде про справді нове. Настільки нове, що поки що немає зразків, щоб подивитися, як же це використовувати на практиці.
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Greetings from the nippy and partly cloudy city of Noordwijkerhout, in The Netherlands where J and Beyond 2013 is currently underway. As always, JAB brings together a great group of website users, developers and designers for three days of networking, learning and fun... we will do the same at the Joomla! World Conference.
Blogging has many uses, the obvious to create great educational resources for people to consume. But if used correctly, you can blog in a way that can be used for lead generation. I’m not talking about the stage that attracts the visitor to your blog. No, I’m talking about the part that helps convert into a lead. It is an undeniably great tool due to the fact that you can potentially attract and convert a lead in one blog post. In order to avoid you thinking I’m crazy, I will provide you with some great tips for nurturing leads with your blog.