Joomla! Day USA West 2010 - An Un-Conference

Joomla! Day USA West 2010 - An Un-Conference

Many exciting Joomla! Days are coming in the near future all around the globe. While on-line communication and collaboration is great, nothing beats the opportunity of meeting in person. I am delighted to see so many Joomla! Days being announced from Nigeria to Denmark, Brazil to the US. So many chances to meet, share and learn.

Joomla! Day USA West 2010 in San J! California, October 1-3 and Joomla! Day DC October 16.

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Spring Cleaning in the JUG section

Spring Cleaning in the JUG section

Have you visited the Joomla! User Groups pages on Joomla.org lately? For a few months, Sandra Warren has been working with a small team to re-design and revive the JUG team and the JUG pages on Joomla.org. After having read many reports about how hard it has been to register a new Joomla! User Group, it's been a great pleasure to see how the new JUG team has been able to streamline the registration process, clear the backlog and redesign the JUG pages. Many new features have been added to the JUG pages and more features will be added over the coming months.

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Open Source Awards: Vote for Joomla!

Open Source Awards: Vote for Joomla!

The annual Open Source Awards are here again. You can nominate and vote for your favourite CMS and other Open Source projects in the Hall of Fame CMS category.

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Joomla! in the Press/Media - September 2010

Joomla! in the Press/Media - September 2010

Welcome to Joomla! in the Press/Media. You will find links and short descriptions of where you can read recent articles about Joomla! in the Press and Media.

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Interview: Paul Orwig, Joomla! Community Magazine Lead Editor

Interview: Paul Orwig, Joomla! Community Magazine Lead Editor

The third evolution of the Joomla! Community Magazine has taken on a life much different than its ancestors. The approach that has been taken with the new JCM team has provided the community with a resource that is already becoming invaluable. We wanted to take a moment to sit down with Paul Orwig, the lead editor, to find out where this approach came from and what's in store for the future.

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Website Case Study: Kosher Kingdom

Website Case Study: Kosher Kingdom

Expression in Design, a small Florida web design firm that focuses on Joomla!, was contacted by Kosher Kingdom to redesign their difficult to manage website that was previously built on Flash. Expression not only gave them a fresh new look, but also integrated the Joomla! template into their online shopping cart system, and created a second template that is used for the in-store Point of Sale screens that are located at each checkout.

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The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup

The Joomla! Setup is a series of interviews with developers in the Joomla! community, talking about the tools they use to get the job done, inspired by the setup. Can you tell who it is?

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Community Leadership Team: Volunteer Profile-Pierre Gazzola

The Joomla! Community Leadership Team has the responsibility to manage the Joomla! forums, the Community website, the JCM, the Joomla! Resources Directory, the Joomla! Extensions Directory, Joomla! Events, and Joomla! User Groups. For this issue’s article from the Community Leadership Team, we want to recognize Pierre Gazzola and his significant volunteer contributions.

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Production Leadership Team: Volunteer Profile-Matt Thomas

The Production Leadership Team manages all areas of Joomla! development, including documentation, design, coding, and development cycle. In addition, the Production Leadership Team manages all areas of the Joomla! project which relate to the production of the Joomla! CMS software and its documentation. For this issue’s article from the Production Leadership Team, we want to recognize Matt Thomas and his significant volunteer contributions.

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Volunteers wanted for adventurous journey...

Volunteers wanted for adventurous journey...

In 1911, Ernest Shackleton was looking for recruits to join him on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The plan was to make the first ever overland crossing of the Antarctic continent from west to east.

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Team EaSE Article: .htaccess and robots.txt files

Team EaSE Article: .htaccess and robots.txt files

Last month, in our article SEO, Joomla! and your Template we explained that before visiting the pages on a web site, search engines (for instance Google and Yahoo) check for the presence of instructions about the web site on its server. These instructions can be given by two files that are distributed with Joomla! and are normally found in the top level of your Joomla! installation: htaccess.txt and robots.txt.

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Open Source Matters: August 2010 Report

Open Source Matters is the non-profit organization which was formed to manage the legal, financial, and trademark related matters for the Joomla! project. In this issue's Leadership connections article from Open Source Matters, OSM board member Steve Burge shares some of the work that OSM has been doing during July on behalf of the Joomla! project.

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Joomla! Template Tools Part Three

Joomla! Template Tools Part Three

This is the final part of our current Template Tools series and we evaluate Joomlashack, Rumi, Shape5 and YooTheme together with two great articles. The first explains the various techniques of minification and compression (CSS & Javascript) used by Developers and the second examines those very important files - the robots.txt and .htaccess.

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Happy 5th Birthday Joomla!

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Joomla! la-la

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CB Delimiter Field Magic

CB Delimiter Field Magic

Community Builder is the most popular extension for Joomla (at the time this article was published). It is filled with features that will help Joomla websites manage online communities. One of the most powerful but perhaps also most overlooked feature is its “delimiter” field. As a member of the CB Team I have used the delimiter field concept on many occasions to address various use cases.

This is the first of a series (2 or more depending on interest expressed) article that will give small use case examples regarding potential use of this powerful feature that will hopefully inspire readers to further investigate.

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Jane Beyond & friends

Jane Beyond & friends

Illustration by:  YeprJane Beyond

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Interview: Elin Waring, former Open Source Matters, Inc. President

Interview:  Elin Waring, former Open Source Matters, Inc. President
There are many volunteers throughout the Joomla! community and from time to time we like to highlight substantial contributors that have given a lot of themselves to make for a better project. One such person is Elin Waring.
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Creating end user documentation

Creating end user documentation
End user documentation is key to the success of any Joomla! extension. The most popular and the most favored extensions in the Joomla! Extensions Directory have extensive documentation.
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Team EaSE Article: SEO, Joomla! and your Template

Team EaSE Article: SEO, Joomla! and your Template

Many people ask “Is Joomla! good for SEO or not?” and my final answer is: “Yes it is!”.

Joomla! is the ideal software with which you can build any website: business, corporate, education, government, portals etc. At the same time it is one of the easiest content management systems to set up, for many reasons, and good for the purpose of better rankings in search engines too.

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