Rebasing

Rebasing

If you think this involves a teaspoon and a spirit lamp, take your F and go home. Git's "rebase" command takes advantage of the distributed nature of git to enable you to do some really useful and creative things in your repository. Of course, like all power tools, rebase can be abused. Let's take a closer look at what can be done through rebasing, and where and when you should use it. This article assumes familiarity with software version control systems in general, as well as a basic familiarity with git itself. While it does explore some git fundamentals, it is not intended to be a primer on git usage.

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Joomla SaaS – A Good Start for Joomla Newbie

Joomla Newbie, I’m sure you are going to ask “What the hell is SaaS? Why is it a good start for me?” And I assure that you will be interested in the things I’m about to say, just as many of my clients were before.

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Joomla! from a Japanese viewpoint

Joomla! from a Japanese viewpoint

For six years I have been struggling to make a living out of Joomla! in Japan. Not many web site developers are using Joomla, but are using WordPress instead. There are many reasons for this. Joomla is a very powerful information publishing tool and I believe Joomla is the next generation home page system for those who are unfamiliar with HTML tags and Dreamweaver, and I am one of them.

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Sorting Articles by Recently Touched Date

Joomla 1.5 has several sort orders defined to arrange the articles in a specific sequence for displaying in the blog and list layouts. The sort orders are primarily based on the created date, title, hits, and pre-defined order of the articles. There may be situations where one would like to see a combination of articles in the order that has been recently modified and/or created like the option View New Posts in the Joomla forums. Currently, there is no sort order available to handle this situation. This paper discusses about how to implement this new sort order, Recently Touched Date.

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Top 5 Holiday Tips for Joomla! Nerds

Top 5 Holiday Tips for Joomla! Nerds

The holidays are right around the corner and unfortunately, I am not talking about Pi or Hobbit Day. I'm talking about traditional holidays with non-techie folk.

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Administrator Templates - Does your backend need an upgrade?

Administrator Templates - Does your backend need an upgrade?

One of Joomla!'s best features is how easy it is to change the look and feel of a website simply by using a different template. But many users may not know that the look and feel of the backend administrator's area for a Joomla! website is also defined by a template, and backend templates can be changed just as easily as frontend templates. This article shows how to do that and also gives links to some different current free administrator templates.

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The Joomla! Project Wants You - November 2011

The Joomla! Project Wants You - November 2011

Volunteering to help with Joomla! is fun! Check here for listings of current volunteer openings throughout the Joomla! project that have been posted in the "Help wanted in the community” forum.

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Leaf It to Joomla!

Leaf It to Joomla!

Yesterday I took out the garbage and came back inside carrying this beautiful sign of the changing seasons. It got me thinking about the many chapters of the Joomla story, and how it's always something new...

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Leadership Highlights from October 2011

Leadership Highlights from October 2011

Neither horrifying zombies nor creepy computer ghouls could keep the Joomla Leadership from its work in the spooky month of October!

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Joomla!Day Events in November 2011

Joomla!Day Events in November 2011

November will be another busy month for Joomla!Day events around the world.

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US Latinos: Understanding their Importance Online and How to Reach Them

US Latinos: Understanding their Importance Online and How to Reach Them

In the last two years, we have seen an explosion of Latina bloggers who are now considered “the” fastest growing population online. Not only is this because the web has become more accessible, but Latinos account for 56% of US growth in the past decade. The US census predicts that by 2020, 18% of the population, or 1 in 5 people will be Latino. Not surprisingly, this past spring, Google symbolically hired a team devoted specifically to Hispanic marketing.

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Responsive Design

Responsive Design

As more web enabled devices are released on the market, people are viewing the internet with different tools. Smart phones, tablets, portable gaming devices, car entertainment units and even household appliances, like fridges, have empowered users to stay connected to the internet all day long. 

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Build a Multilingual Site in Joomla! 1.7

Build a Multilingual Site in Joomla! 1.7

Did you know that Joomla! is used by more people who are non-native English speakers than native English speakers.The Joomla community is working hard to improve support for internationalisation in all the areas of the project, particularly for the CMS.

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Joomla! in the Press/Media - November 2011

Joomla! in the Press/Media - November 2011

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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Post your haikus for November

Post your haikus for November

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 the haikus submitted by other members of the community. We will have a page for new haikus in every upcoming JCM issue.

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Joomla 1.6/1.7 Redirect Component Tutorial

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