The May Issue


May is about to end and it's being a period very rich of news in the Joomla sphere.

Our passionate volunteers are working to make the Joomla 4 Beta release happen within this month, as well as the Community is going to gather virtually for 24 hours at JandBeyond on May 30th.

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Getting extensions ready for Joomla 4


The release of Joomla 4 Beta is getting closer. Reaching this milestone is a crucial moment in the development roadmap of a product, and it means that the stable version is almost there. However, there is still plenty of work to do.

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Joomla 4: What to expect?

Joomla 4: What to expect?

I’ve been using Joomla since it was Mambo. This month I’ve installed the Joomla 4 “Beta Dev” version and here are a few of the new features you should get excited about...

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Joomla 3.10 and the Update Checker


Joomla 4 is getting closer with the Beta version expected for the end of this month, but, at the same time, Joomla's contributors are working hard to develop another important release: Joomla 3.10.

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Covid-19 Survey Tool built in Joomla!


One of our clients at WebLab42 is a public health and safety organisation in The Netherlands aiming to protect the safety of everyone in the region. Police, fire squad and health and safety institutes work together in this organization. During the Covid-19 situation, we got a phone call from our contact: “Could you help us out? We need a tool to gather data from all kinds of health institutes on a daily basis, and we need this integrated in our website. And it needs to be up and running next Tuesday.”

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Joomla 4: Are we there yet?

Joomla 4: Are we there yet?

I will let you into a little secret, one that others in production will never tell. When is Joomla! 4 ready? Well, that’s simple.

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Do I really need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that protects the privacy rights of residents of the European Union.

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The right to be forgotten


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a privacy law that aims to protect the personal data of European Union citizens. One of the ways in which GDPR achieves this is by providing individuals with certain privacy rights, including the right to be forgotten.

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Getting GitHub set up for newbies


Looking to contribute to the development of Joomla? Then you’ll need to know about a little thing called GitHub.

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Data minimisation: do you really need all of this data?


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was enacted to protect the privacy rights of residents of the European Union. One of the ways in which GDPR protects privacy is by enacting certain principles relating to the processing of personal data. In the data minimisation principle, GDPR specifies that personal data must be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which that personal data is processed. In this article, we will discuss the data minimisation principle, including tips on how to determine if you are processing too much data and how you can evaluate your data management practices.

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Community Openings - May 2020

Community Openings - May 2020

Would you like to get more involved with Joomla? Read more about this month’s highlighted volunteer positions below.

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Leadership Interviews: Elisa Foltyn

Joomla's Vice President Elisa Foltyn

"Joomla is an amazing and powerful system, and has a great community" Elisa Foltyn stated in her manifesto prior to her election as Joomla’s Vice President. Elisa studied marketing as well as media design and has lots of experience in web development. She knows Joomla, she knows the community and she knows how to get the message to the whole world, which is exactly what she would like to see happen for Joomla.

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The Importance of Data Ownership in a World of Proprietary Saas


During the last decade, there has been a definitive migration from a software license strategy to a subscription-based integration service that delivers the software across the Internet. This service is better known as SaaS or Software as a Service.

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The Phoenix Rising: A Call for Authors


Like many things in Life, the Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) is like the mythological Phoenix that obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

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