Issues by Year

Read up on the latest news and views from Joomla authors around the world.

May

Analyser les erreurs... les siennes pour commencer, forcément. A tout seigneur, tout honneur. Lorsque j’ai mis en place mon premier site Joomla!, j’ai dû commettre à peu près la totalité de ce qui était possible en matière de bêtises et d’approximations possibles. J’en traîne toujours certaines sur mon site... et si j’en ai raté quelques-unes, c’est uniquement par inexpérience et par méconnaissance totale. Partant du principe que les erreurs doivent servir (au moins) à préparer l’avenir, je vous propose une analyse post-mortem de mes gaffes. Si mon expérience passée ne vous sert pas éviter les mêmes bourdes, cela aura au moins le mérite de vous démontrer que vous n’êtes pas seuls à en commettre.

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A versão 1.5 do Joomla já não é mais suportada pelo projeto há algum tempo. Você ainda pode continuar usando essa versão, mas atualizações de segurança não serão mais disponibilizados. Além disso, tanto as versões 2 e 3 tem novos recursos e melhorias que deixam a 1.5 com um ar de ultrapassada, e é possível notar como o Joomla evolui nos últimos tempos.

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A couple of days ago I came across yet another article announcing the decline of Joomla and the ascension of WordPress. As an admirer of the author's past work and presentations, at first I expected this would be some kind of fun article. I was astonished to read a serious article, where WordPress, Wix, Orkut, Facebook, journalists, and digital media agencies were cited as an anticipation of Joomla's demise.

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In Joomla, JavaScript usage has been increasing over the past few years. Now it is becoming a required need to have a proper JavaScript dependency handling mechanism to maintain its JavaScript Code.

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Of all the Joomla Extension types available, plugins are the simplest to implement, but can be the most powerful with regards to customising your Joomla! website. Built into Joomla! are a number of events that trigger the execution of plugins, which essentially allow us to highjack the standard Joomla! code or output and insert our own code.

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Depuis plusieurs années, lors des Joomladay France, un atelier spécial sur la découverte et la prise en main de Joomla rencontre un franc succès, accueillant des utilisateurs très "grands débutants".
Ayant animé plusieurs d’entre eux, je vous livre mes anecdotes, ses origines, mais aussi ce qui fait, je pense, la force de notre communauté.

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Joomla CMS being one of the top Content Management Systems in the world, we need to consider more about improving the speed of Joomla CMS. The major focus of my GSoC project is to ensure that the overheads in database interactions are reduced and improving the speed of Joomla CMS.

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Hey guys, what’s up? I am Zehan Zhao, and my GSoC Project JIssues Tracker has been accepted for Joomla GSoC 2014! I’m really looking forward to having a great summer with everyone from the Joomla Community!

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Le mois d'avril a été très riche pour Joomla!, avec trois évènements importants. Le 5 avril, la PLT (Production Leadership Team) a annoncé qu'une version 3.4 verrait le jour dans le courant du mois de juillet 2014 (normalement le 15 juillet). Au travers de ce communiqué, la PLT a également annoncé la modification de la feuille de route de sortie des versions. Et enfin, fin avril, la version 3.3 stable de Joomla! a été mise à disposition apportant plusieurs nouvelles fonctionnalités. Après toutes ces annonces, où en sommes-nous ?

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Automated system tests allow the developer to test the CMS by automatically running Joomla! from a browser, selecting menu options, and evaluating results.

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Managing date and time is not simple and many of us developers don't like to do it. Unfortunately, we need this in almost any application. To be honest, I can't imagine an application that does not use date or time at some point. My goal is to make it more simple and more intuitive. The result would be writing less code by developers. What am I going to do? I'm going to create a brand new Date class.

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What are some of the thought-leaders in content strategy saying this year? If they are right, what might this imply for Joomla?

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Come ormai accade già da qualche anno, otto per la precisione, anche per il 2014 Joomla è stata scelta per partecipare al "Google Summer of Code" (GSOC) come "Mentor organization". Tra le tante proposte ricevute dagli studenti universitari, sono state selezionate le migliori otto.

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On April 8, Open Source Matters, Inc. elected its new president, Sarah Watz. Sarah had served on the board for two years, leading the Certification program effort before taking on this new role.

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So, if you followed my tips in Part 1 of this series, you’ve hopefully carefully planned out your migration strategy, identified all the links you need to migrate, created your redirects, and at some point, you’re ready to push the button and migrate your site. Before you do this, and for a period of time after the new site launches, you’ll need to make sure you monitor your website traffic in case you missed anything, or ended up with problems such as redirect loops or drops in conversion rate. This article will focus on how you can ensure you are monitoring your website appropriately using Joomla and other tools so that you quickly pick up on developing problems in the few weeks and months following a migration.

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With 168 user groups around the world, there is always something exciting and interesting happening in the Joomla! Community! This is a monthly round-up highlighting new Joomla! User Groups, events, and reviews of JUG meetings. If you have anything you would like me to feature from your Joomla User Group please send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You must be writing from a registered Joomla! User Group (i.e. listed athttps://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html).

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One year ago today the Spanish Joomla Community Magazine launched its first issue. Twelve issues and 225 articles later, it is still going strong. Join us in celebrating this first birthday milestone!

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May is the month when we see our seeds planted in earlier days come to flower. It looks like this is not only happening in nature, but also in our project. A shiny new version just released, a shiny new board of Open Source Matters, eager to turn the page to a new exciting chapter for the Joomla! project.

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If you have never attended JAB, you are missing out on a great opportunity to meet and get to know the Joomla community of developers, programmers and designers. This year JAB will be held from May 30 - June 1 in Königstein, Germany. And, they have a new concept...
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Les Médias Sociaux sont très à la mode… ou tout du moins c'est ce que les gens disent. Alors, jetons un oeil à JFBConnect et examinons si cette extension tient ses promesses d'intégration des réseaux sociaux dans Joomla! sans utiliser un trop grand nombre d'API.

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