JoRobo: How to professionally manage extension development

Maintaining Extensions

So you created your own Joomla extension, maybe for a client, maybe for general usage, and now you're wondering how to best manage it for the future. You will have to handle bugfixes, store it somehow, create releases and maybe improve it with new features. So how could we do this? There are several ways you can do this, but today I'd like to show you the one possible solution that works good for me.

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Thank you George Wilson - the Great Migrator!

George Wilson

fyi now that the main joomla.org site is on j4. my next target is the magazine”. That was the first sentence of the very first direct message I ever got from George Wilson. Followed by a link, and “i've got a backup here that i'll be working on over the next few weeks. don't need anything from you either (for now). but just to make you aware so that when the moment comes it isn't a total surprise”.

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Meet a Joomla User Group: JUG Wien

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Come and meet Joomla User Group Wien! It has been active for almost a decade now and also looking for new Joomlers to come and visit. This time we found Florian available to answer our questions. I would’ve loved to do it in person, as I (Hans) liked Vienna when I was there for a half marathon. But enough about me, let’s go and start the interview.

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Leadership interview Sigrid Gramlinger, Production Department Coordinator

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Sigrid Gramlinger loves to contribute to Joomla. In her opinion, her role as newly elected Production Department Coordinator entails: making sure everyone in the department does their work the best way possible, providing them with a safe and pleasant place where they can excel and grow together, and keep improving Joomla so it remains the best CMS to create websites with. 

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Leadership interview Louise Hawkins, Outreach Department Coordinator

Louise-Hawkins

What is our marketing strategy? How are we going to increase our volunteer base? What will we do to make Joomla more popular? These are just a few of the issues on the plate of Joomla’s Outreach Department. Right up the alley for Louise Hawkins, who was the Marketing Team Lead until she got elected as Outreach Department Coordinator.

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Volunteering for Joomla: what’s in it for you? 

Volunteering for Joomla

Maybe you’re wondering if volunteering for Joomla is your thing. You might be uncertain about your English or your knowledge, or about what would be expected in terms of commitment and time. I get that. I was really hesitant about all these things myself. But I did it anyway, I found a team that suits me, started working, and soon discovered that volunteering can be rewarding in ways I had never expected. And I’m not the only one: in this article, five Joomlers tell us what volunteering brings for them! 

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Leadership interview - Nadja Lamisch, Treasurer

Nadja-Lamish

She has been passionate about Joomla since version 2.5, and over the years become more involved in the Joomla Community. After her first term as Joomla’s treasurer on the Board of Open Source Matters, she got re-elected for a second term. It very much looks like together is her favorite word. Here’s Nadja Lamisch!

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The End of the Journey for 4.3 Co-Release Managers

Joomla4.3 Release managers

Our journey is coming to an end… 

Joomla 4.3 Co-Release Managers Olivier and SD, share their experience as release managers now that their branch has been surpassed by the release of 4.4 and 5.0.

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JoomlaDay ES 2023 recap

JoomlaDay Spain

Four years have passed since our last encounter at JoomlaDay Madrid 2019. The enthusiasm for reuniting with old friends, meeting new people, and exchanging the latest insights into Joomla and web development was tangible. This is how this JoomlaDay ES 2023 went.

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How I learned Joomla - Rolf Dautrich

Rolf-Dautrich

Rolf Dautrich was a professional in IT and one day he was asked to create a website, and he chose Joomla. Since this time, this site has got some brothers and sisters. As he described himself, he is a hobbyist who doesn't create websites commercially, only for “friends and family”. Let's listen to his story, which has followed the development of Joomla from the outset and throughout version changes.

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Joomla Documentation - A Joomla Solution

Writing Documentation for Joomla

Joomla documentation is plentiful and easy for anyone to contribute to. Over the years the Joomla Documentation Wiki has grown considerably, which in itself is good, but also brings challenges.

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The September Issue

September

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

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Joomla: the ideal web solution for local governments

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In this case study, Olivier Guillard (Deputy Major, Saint-Léger-en-Yvelines) tells us how his town used Joomla to structure and create their municipal website. He shows us why Joomla is the perfect tool to build a user-friendly, accessible website that's perfect for a local government.

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Meet Joomla's brand new Advisory Board!

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You probably knew Open Source Matters, the organization behind Joomla, has a Board representing all volunteers. We also have a group of experts who help Joomla grow and achieve its goals, by lending us their skills, advising us, guidance, and knowledge. These wonderful people form our Advisory Board, and a brand new one has just started their term. Let’s find out who these people are and where they come from, what skills they bring to Joomla, how they can help Joomla forward and what ideas they have for Joomla’s future!

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What is it like to be a Joomla release manager? Why not become one and find out!

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The point of this intro is to stop you from running scared. If you think this is way out of your reach, then think again. Seriously, we have had many release managers over the last few years, and several have NOT been coders. The job has changed for good reasons, and the outcome has been better: more stable releases with a growing support network of past managers who can help with the process.
Read on, and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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Guided Tours, the Comeback Tour

September-GuidedTours

One of the main features of Joomla 4.3 was Guided Tours. When you install or update to Joomla 4.3 and log into the administrator area, you are greeted with the ability to “Take a Tour” in the top menu. This has helped many to learn how to use Joomla and understand the functionality of Joomla, but now Guided Tours has had a makeover. Here, we take a deep dive into all that Guided Tours in Joomla 5 has to offer.

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Rich Snippets in Joomla 5

September-RichSnippets

Hey there, Joomla enthusiasts! Have you ever wondered how to enhance your website's search engine visibility and provide a more informative experience for your users? Well, you're in for a treat! In this article, we're diving into the exciting world of Rich Snippets, a fantastic feature in Joomla 5 that will revolutionize the way you handle structured data.

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Leadership Interviews: Philip Walton, Vice President

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The future of Joomla looks bright and sunny, if you ask our new Vice President, Philip Walton. In his capacity as Marketing / Outreach Department Coordinator, he put lots of effort into making Joomla grow. He is and has been working on making our community more welcoming and safer for everyone. What else does he want to achieve in his new role as VP? Read this interview and you know!

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Joomla SEO title tags: everything you must know (and more)

September-SEO

When browsing through a bookstore window, it is often the title that persuades you to choose one book over another. It's the same thing when you look at the results of the Google search results pages. You click on the most relevant result to your search, and you ignore the poorly written or unclear titles.

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In cyberspace where dangers creep

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In cyberspace where dangers creep,
Your secrets kept are not that deep,
Beware the hackers, lurking near,
They'll steal your data, and cause you fear.

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