The November Issue

November

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

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Seasons of Coding and Documentation, our own program of excellence - The Joomla Academy

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Joomla has been fortunate to benefit from the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and other events over the past few years. Often, from these projects Joomla's core features are improved, and the members of the teams that work on these features go on to become pillars of the community. But is it now time for us to think about launching our own program alongside these and bring stability to the cycle of development?

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Embracing Change: Why Joomla 5’s Requirement for MySQL 8 is a Leap Forward…

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Joomla 5, released on October 17th, marks a significant milestone in CMS evolution. This latest version, two years in the making, elevates the Joomla experience with its unmatched security, swift performance, and stellar code quality. At the heart of this leap forward is Joomla's unwavering dedication to innovation, performance, and security, necessitating a match in its underlying database systems.

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Making a safe space for all in Joomla

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To misquote Jack Swigert, “Okay, Joomla... we've had a problem here.

We have tried to address this problem over the years, and it continues to be a problem in our community.
Making Joomla a safe space for all has proved challenging; we still have members making others feel threatened and intimidated.
But we must not give up; all together, we will make Joomla a safe space for all.

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Introducing the Joomla 5.1 Release Managers

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What’s in store for Joomla 5.1? JCM meets Release Managers,  Martina Scholz and Luca Racchetti. Let's find out a little more about who they are and what to expect…

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Language! How to comment and be heard

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One of the big challenges in Joomla is we don’t have enough volunteers to do the work. Or rather: the volunteers we have are often overloaded with work, and no one is available to help new people find their way, so they don’t know what’s expected from them and just start working nevertheless. This is a vicious cycle we can’t seem to break out of. As a result, not every contribution gets the friendly reception it deserves. To put it mildly.

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How Joomla! helps me take my clients' user experience to the next level - Jonathan Magoga

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There's more to a website project than installing, templating, and populating a CMS like Joomla!

One of the most important aspects to be respected is UX (User Experience). This is an emerging humanities science that fascinates Jonathan Magoga, so much so that he has made it his specialty, with a strong focus on UX Strategy. 

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Meet a Joomla User Group: JUG Athens

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Next in our Joomla User Group series is JUG Athens, Greece. Here the organizers do more than "just" organizing the JUG as you can read in this interview. So, let's visit Greece!

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Quarterly Highlights from Open Source Matters

November-QuarterlyReport

Get a brief overview of OSM happenings from the current board president.

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Interview with Joomla’s President: six months in, how is it going?

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It's been six months since Crystal Dionysopoulos started her term as President of Open Source Matters (the not-for-profit organization facilitating Joomla). Time for a mid-term evaluation: what's happening, and what's to expect in the coming months?

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The promise you made

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For many of us, making a promise is a strong moral engagement. For some of us, it's also linked to a musical souvenir since decades.

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Scheduled Tasks

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Since version 4.1 (and so also in 5.x series) Joomla introduced a very interesting new feature called "Scheduled Tasks".

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What is GPL, and why is it so important?

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User of Joomla, you probably know that Joomla is an open-source content management system (CMS) that is licensed under the GPL version 2 or later as are the extensions published in the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED).
But did you ask yourself about the main reasons for this choice and the impact on Joomla and its extensions?

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Explore the Core - Smart Search and Search results settings

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Search is such an important part of a website especially when there is a large amount of content. It helps improve engagement, or dwell-time as it’s sometimes known. Most of all it makes the site user-friendly as it helps visitors find what they’re looking for.

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