The JCM Team is proud to present you the January Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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We’ve all read it, probably more than once: Joomla’s beating heart is the community

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What did 2022 bring for Joomla? 

More awards than ever before followed by growth after many years of decline. 

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Gamification of testing is something often discussed in the threads of Joomla discussions.

Wouldn't it be a great idea if we could reward those volunteers who are doing the work hard and putting in the time with something fun and creative? Well, now we can!

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Patrick Jackson talks with Samuel Marshall, creator of JCH Optimize, a Joomla optimization component that can significantly improve your Joomla website’s performance, on how he got started with Joomla, and where JCH Optimize is headed.

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There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter.
(Obama)

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When you see the name Automated Testing Team (ATT) you might have an idea what the scope of this team is. But what is “automated testing” exactly? And what solutions are they using? In this interview we come and meet the team team members and how this team works.

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Maybe you knew this already: you too can become an author for the Joomla Community Magazine. If you want to share your knowledge about Joomla, extensions, templates, technical topics related to web design, show us a case study of a project you’ve been working on, or let us know what is going on in your part of the community, you’re welcome to write for us. But how to start? And where do you go from there?

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The temperature was mild and sunny that February morning, despite being in Scotland. The dust from the fall of the Berlin Wall was still in the air and there I was, talking to Richard, the husband of the focalizer of a workshop that was taking place in Findhorn, the community I was visiting.

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In earlier issues of the Joomla Community Magazine, we showed you how to create categories and articles.

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I guess most contributors to the code of Joomla have heard of Niels. Personally, I (only) met him at a Joomla Conference in Spain and he striked me as a passionate man. I loved reading his answers on my questions, I hope you do too.

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In the past days the Joomla Community has been hitted by very sad news, Marco Dings, a beloved Joomla contributor passed away. 

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Looker studio is a free data visualisation tool provided by Google. Tell your data story using pie charts, bar charts, paginated tables and more...

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

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Joomla had not shown growth since 2016 - 2017 and that was just 0.1%. Over 60 months of the line going down or remaining level. So in early June when the w3tech graph showed a small uptick which wiggled back and forth between a tiny up and baseline flat there was some hope for change.

At the time of going to print Joomla has grown 0.2% in both usage of CMS and usage of the entire web in 6 weeks. Let us explore why

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As many of you have heard, PHP 7 became End of Life last month, on November 28th. You probably also heard that this is terrible news for the security of your site and / or that upgrading your site to PHP 8 is a dreary task. While neither affirmation is the absolute truth, there are always a few kernels of truth in every plausible lie. Let's see what the end of PHP 7's service life means for your site and what you can do about it in pragmatic, practical terms.

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The 'Search' and 'Smart Search' components have coexisted since Joomla 2.5.

Search (or com_search) would provide a straightforward search feature while Smart Search would offer indexing and more advanced search capabilities with filtering.

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As 2022 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on what happened in the Joomla Community Magazine in the past twelve months. Team members Luca Marzo, Anja de Crom, Hans van der Meer and Phil Walton look back on the past year and forward to the next.

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If you start to read this article, it's because the matter of creating a website interests you and that - for the challenge, for the intellectual curiosity or for the sake of savings - you would like to create it on your own. It still seems impossible to you for the moment but I bet you that after reading this series of tutorials, you will have made your website without anyone's help!

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This time of the year means holiday season in the Joomniverse! Whatever holiday you’re celebrating, we’d love it if you share the holiday happiness with us, your fellow Joomlers from around the corner or the other side of the globe. Check out how you can do this in a few simple steps (yes, we love tutorials at the JCM)!

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