19 common mistakes about Joomla extensions - Part 1

November-ExtensionsMistakes Choosing and using extensions

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself,” is a famous Eleanor Roosevelt quote. In this article series, we list the most common mistakes users make when choosing and using extensions for their Joomla website(s), and how you can avoid them.

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Protecting your resources from web attacks using a new Feature called FetchMetadata


In June 2020 Google published an article called “Protect your resources from web attacks with Fetch Metadata” on web.dev. It's a new set of request headers to protect your site against common attack vectors for web applications.

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It’s not about the money


Unlike other open-source CMS projects, Joomla is fully volunteer-driven. This means there’s no large company behind it and no corporate interests to take into account. We have a genuinely non-profit organisation, Open Source Matters, facilitating the project by providing financial, legal and organisational support. Every penny Joomla gets from partnerships and sponsors goes directly into the project, and no one contributing to Joomla gets paid. So why do we do it?

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The November Issue


The JCM Team is proud to publish the November Issue of the Joomla Community Magazine.

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Meet a Joomler: Russell Winter


Beach bum meets geek! Russell Winter, who lives on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, has been involved with the Joomla! community since the early days. He worked for forum.joomla.org and helped organise the very first Joomla Day Australia.

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Joomla 3.10 Status & Release Strategy


As covered a few times already in the magazine and announced in the Developer Portal, Joomla 3.10 will be released together with 4.0 and will then be supported for two years after its initial release.

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Leadership Interview: Wilco Alsemgeest, Operations DC


Wilco Alsemgeest has been a Joomla volunteer for years and despite his election as Operations Department Coordinator is recent, he has contributed to the activities of the Board of Directors of OSM for months, actively supporting the DCs and the Officers in charge.

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10 Reasons Why Joomla is the Best CMS for Nonprofit Websites

November-Nonprofits Why Joomla is the best CMS for nonprofit websites

There are many website builders, platforms, and CMSs out there to consider for your organization's new website. While it can be tempting to choose a DIY hosted service, it might not be the best option for you in the long-term.

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Mind the contrast: Check your colors and make a difference

November-Contrast Colour contrast matters

When designing a website one technique for people with lousy design abilities (as myself) is to use Color Wheel to choose the best matching ones that fit your design.

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Interview with Justine Ayebale Abunyanga, Vicepresident

November-Justine Justine Ayebale Abunyanga, Vicepresident

After Justine Ayebale Abunyanga got her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, she started working as a web designer. First, she made hardcoded HTML websites, but when she discovered Joomla, her life suddenly became a whole lot easier. Today, she co-directs the Ugandese IT-company Webstar Uganda. Justine had been an active member of the local community for a while when she decided to run for VP, a role she considers as a broad one: “This role requires that you represent everyone.”

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What have you done for Joomla lately?

November-Bear Giving back to Joomla

Troy Hall (aka Bear) has been actively involved in many areas of the Joomla Community including the Bug Squad since the early days. He is often found helping users in the Joomla Facebook group. He knows Joomla well and from the very early days. He has forgotten more about how Joomla ticks than many of us will ever know.

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Community Openings: November 2020

Community Openings: November 2020

Joomla! is all about community. This community is strong because of individuals who give of their time and talent, people like YOU! While coders are needed, other skills are too. There are many opportunities in marketing, finance, legal, compliance, testing, and more.

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