Issues by Year

JoomlaDay Denmark 2010, Brian Teeman, founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc, and Nicholas Dionysopoulos, founder of Akeeba backup, is presenting what is new in Joomla 1.6 compared to Joomla 1.5.

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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During Joomla! Day West 2010 and the Community Leadership Team and Production Leadership Team Summit, Kyle Ledbetter and Jeremy Wilken were asked to produce a series of video interviews with Joomla! Leadership that was in attendance.  Additionally, some interviews were done with other members of the community that were there.  In the first two of these released, Peter Martin, Wendy Robinson, Chris Davenport and Mark Dexter share their thoughts on the project, community and why they love Joomla!

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According to Wikipedia, “Joomla!” is the Romanized spelling of the Swahili word jumla meaning “all together” or “as a whole”. The very definition of Joomla! invokes a sense of community; and what a diverse and talented community we are! We span the globe, our skill sets range from development to design, from coding to communication. We are multilingual, multinational and multicultural. And, we are volunteers.

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Candy for the eyes... occasionally I come across a website that inspires me. The connection between the users and the identity of the website can be astonishing.

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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 October on behalf of the Joomla! project.

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During Joomla!Day West 2010 Pearson Publishing announced the release of Joomla! Press. The mission of Joomla! Press is to enhance the Joomla! experience by providing useful, well-written, and engaging publications for all segments of the Joomla! Community from beginning users to framework developers. Titles in Joomla! Press are authored by leading experts and contributors in the community.

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Most any site that sees longevity on the internet will at some point need a redesign. Recently, I did this with one of my sites, and now I'd like to share my thoughts and planning going through this process.

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A step-by-step tutorial on how you can easily create a professional-looking video library with the help of Amazon Web Services and HD FLV Player for Joomla! to provide a true YouTube-like experience for your users without impacting server performance and bandwidth use.

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Illustration by:  YeprJane Beyond More frogs: OurCmsRocks!

In continuation of the first “CB Delimiter Field Magic” article, as promised I will be presenting some simple CB Delimiter field logic that will give your users the ability to show/embed their YouTube playlist in their user profile. The example given is based on YouTube, but the logic can be easily adapted to support any embedded content hosted on most providers (Vimeo, Google Video, etc.).

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Dihlabeng Local Municipality has turned to Joomla! CMS for development of its brand new and revamped website. The developers BC Solution (and Nanu Media & Systems) teamed up to deliver a stunning website that embraces all the positive and strong traits of Joomla! — simplicity, class and a solid foundation.

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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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Zuno Studios is one of the top design studios in the USA that works with Joomla! on a regular basis. Voted as the "Best Joomla! Web Design Firm" at this year's CMS Expo, they are well known in the Joomla community and produce beautiful Joomla sites on a regular basis. In this month's Joomla Community Magazine Website Case Study, we sat down with Maribel Lackey, Director of New Media & Client Services for Zuno to ask her about a recent site build they just completed.

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The Joomla! project is proud to announce a unique opportunity for you and other members of the Joomla! community to work hand-in-hand with the United Nations to help change the world!

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Here is an easy and fun way for you to share your feelings about Joomla! with the rest of the community: Simply write a haiku about Joomla! below in the comments area of this month's page. Be sure to check back here to read more haiku submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haiku in every upcoming JCM issue.

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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 Olaf Offick and his significant volunteer contributions.

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Today, there are many choices available that allow site builders to quickly configure products, display small product catalogues and enable customers to easily add products to a shopping cart. In most cases, these solutions hand off payment processing to a service like PayPal or Google Checkout. For many, this limited processing is all that is needed and the simplicity translates to much appreciated ease of use. This month, Team EaSE takes a look at five easy-to-use options that will help you quickly offer eCommerce on your Joomla! web site.

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Team EaSE Article: Maximizing SEO Possibilities for your Images

You’ve heard it before: Content is king. To elaborate, the unique content on your website is very important for your Search Engine Optimization because it differentiates your site from all the others. That unique content is not just the text in your articles, it also can and should be the images associated with it. In this tutorial, we’ll demonstrate methods for boosting your image SEO, both with proven and experimental methods.

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I am often asked for support on different problems appearing in projects people work on. As I am a very curious person, I always ask how this problem came up and why. And, for sure, the answer is: "Because my client asked for it, but the system I use doesn't have the features to do so."

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