Joomla! 3.4.6 Released

Joomla! 3.4.6 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses a critical security vulnerability and 2 low level security vulnerabilities. We strongly recommend that you update your sites immediately.
This re…

Timeline update for 3.5

Hello from everyone on PLT! We have been busy over the past weeks testing, and re-testing Joomla 3.5 beta 1. Timelines are always the first thing people want to know; followed with what features will be available.

Timeline update for 3.5

Timelines are a tricky part of planning. Bug fixing can be a challenging task to plan for. Sometimes the answer comes instantly and sometimes we’ll lose days on a single issue. We’ve been working tirelessly on an issue for the last couple weeks. We are adjusting our timeline appropriately.  

Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Noviembre 2015

La edición de Noviembre 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:
Presentación del Editor
Joomla! atraviesa fronteras, por Guillermo Bravo
Este año la Joomla! W…

Important Security Announcement – Patch Available Soon

Security Announcement

A Joomla 3.4.5 release containing a security fix will be published on Thursday 22nd October at approximately 14:00 UTC

The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) has been informed of a critical security issue in the Joomla core.

Since this is a very important security fix, please be prepared to update your Joomla installations next Thursday.

Until the release is out, please understand that we cannot provide any further information.

Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! | Octubre 2015

La edición de Octubre 2015 de la Revista de la Comunidad Joomla! ya está aquí. Nuestros artículos para este mes:
Presentación del Editor
Transición hacia una nueva estructura, por Guillermo Bravo
Uno de los ob…

Joomla Community Magazine | October 2015

The October 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:
Editors Introduction
Joomla in Transition, by Alice Grevet
A fitting milestone for the Joomla project as it turns 10 is the process of implementing its new …

Joomla! 3.4.4 Released

Joomla 3.4.4 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla! This release fixes a low level security issue. We strongly encourage you update your sites.
What’s in 3.4.4
Version 3.4.4 also addresses a few issues:

Further en-…

Joomla Community Magazine | September 2015

Joomla! Community Magazine (JCM) - September 2015 issue

The September 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Dear Joomla! Happy 10th Birthday to you!

Joomla Community Magazine | August 2015

The August 2015 issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:
Editors Introduction
A Decade of Joomla!, by Alice Grevet
The Joomla project is turning 10 in the coming days and weeks. It is the conviction, hard work, lov…

Joomla! 3.4.3 Released

Joomla 3.4.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release for the Joomla 3 series. We strongly encourage you update your sites.
Version 3.4.3 addresses a few issues:

The renaming of the ClassLoader.php file to classloader.php caused issues which i…

Joomla and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, – March 30th, 2015 Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. The partnership will enable Joomla to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers, while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. For Glip, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations. This is the first step in Glip’s commitment to serving the Joomla community.

“We chose to work with Glip because of the breadth and depth of the offering,” said Tessa Mero, board member for Open Source Matters, Inc. “Glip’s group business chat is world class, and it includes many of the features we need to be more productive, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and task management. We can also easily integrate with other cloud point solutions, making Glip our communication hub for everything we do.”

As part of the partnership, Joomla leadership, working groups and volunteers will be using Glip to collaborate in a variety of ways, from scheduling meetings to tracking action items, to sharing and annotating text files and images, all standard features in Glip’s offering.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Joomla to serve their collaboration needs,” said Peter Pezaris, CEO of Glip. “We intend to serve and support the Joomla community with more features and upcoming integrations, making Glip the best business messaging solution for those who manage their content on Joomla. Today marks the beginning of a long term partnership.”

Joomla users can visit glip.com/joomla for more details on the benefits of using Glip and special offers celebrating our partnership.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony.

The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About Glip

Glip, Inc. is the developer of Glip, the business messaging app used by thousands of companies to plan, share and organize work. The result of more than 20 years of research and development in the area of real-time communication, Glip integrates video chat and proprietary productivity tools with secure instant messaging to deliver a fully searchable communications experience for teams.

In addition to built-in task management, file sharing with automatic version control, and shared calendar, Glip offers a growing list of industry leading integrations, to save teams time and providing context for faster, better decisions.

Glip is designed to support teams of all sizes and flexible for working with large amounts of raw data in fast-paced environments. Be it application development teams, marketing teams or teams spread across continents, Glip is the conversation platform that improves business while organizing it all for you.

Joomla Editorial Contact:
Parth Lawate
+91 9823017318
parth.lawate@community.joomla.org

Glip Contact:
Claudio Pinkus
+1 310 2547250
Claudio@glip.com

Joomla! and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, – March 30th, 2015 Joomla!, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools.

Joomla! 3.4.1 Released

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta and Helvecio Da Silva
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.1. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses issues introduced i…

Joomla! 3.4 is Here

Image Credit: Chiara
The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.4.0 latest releases of the 3.x release series.
What’s in 3.4?
The 3.4 release introduces new features into the CMS such as impro…

Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.4 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the la…

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3 Released

Joomla! 3.4 is almost ready!

We have revised the launch timeline slightly to ensure we can get everything up to the quality levels we all would like, and to ensure thorough testing on as many environments as possible.

The schedule is now as follows:

  • 10 February – Beta 3
  • 17 February – Release Candidate (RC)
  • 24 February – 3.4 Release

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

Joomla! 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.4 the fifth standard-term support release in this series. Please note that going from 3.3 to 3.4 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the 3 series of the CMS. That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing and there is no upgrade path from Beta.

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major rele…

Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.
Joomla! 3 is the latest major rele…

Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, – January 20, 2015Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), announced today the launch of its new service: Joomla.com. Users can now create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. The project is run in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company, who has built the server infrastructure that will accommodate the free Joomla sites.

By providing an option to have a free hosted website for unlimited time, Joomla aims to become even more popular and to substantially increase its user base. The target users of the new service are people, who are currently choosing free hosted options with other website building solutions. The new service not only removes the hosting cost of setting up a Joomla website, but also makes it easier to get started. Launching a Joomla.com website takes just a few clicks.

The President of Open Source Matters Inc. Sarah Watz says: “I’m very excited because the new service at joomla.com makes Joomla! CMS a more accessible option than ever.

Joomla.com service provides all the basic standard publishing features of Joomla! CMS but has a limited expandability. It includes a nice set of pre-selected templates and several very useful pre-installed extensions like Google analytics, Google maps integration, Disqus powered comments and social media sharing options. The service may not be the proper solution for users who would like to create an advanced website with their custom code and their own choice of templates and extensions from the very beginning. However, websites started at Joomla.com can easily be developed later into full-fledged self-hosted Joomla projects without any limitations on extendibility.

According to Sarah Watz, the President of Open Source Matters Inc., the main reasons to use joomla.com instead of a self-hosted Joomla CMS are:

  • Hosting of the website is FREE.
  • Free site name at the joomla.com subdomain (ex: mywebsite.joomla.com).
  • Comes pre-installed with additional extensions, templates, and all available languages.
  • Automatic updates.

You can see a more detailed comparison between the two options at: http://tutorials.joomla.com/basics/16-joomla-com-vs-joomla-org

Some of the other great benefits of the new hosted free website service by Joomla are:

  • No Advertising.
  • The Joomla backend is translated in more than 50 different languages making Joomla.com a great opportunity for people all around the world to start their online presence easily and freely.
  • Easy to upgrade to a fully hosted service with custom domain.
  • Can be moved at anytime to any hosting service.
  • Joomla is one of the most popular open source CMS platforms used by millions of people around the world for almost 10 years and Joomla.com users can take full advantage of the already collected knowledge and the existing big and helpful community.

Joomla.com server infrastructure is built and will be supported by SiteGround web hosting company. The hosting partner of the project was chosen by Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) among several candidates through a public RFP. Joomla.com users, who at any point decide to go self-hosted, will be free to move their website to any hosting company of their choice. However, if they choose to use a paid shared hosting plan by SiteGround for such a move, a substantial part of their hosting fees will be contributed directly back to the Joomla project.

We are very proud to be a partner with Joomla in this project. It has been a great way for us to contribute back to the community with what we are best at: our web hosting expertise!” says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing Manager of SiteGround.com.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world’s most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald’s and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla’s power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. It has developed multiple security, speed and management optimizations for its customers who use Joomla. SiteGround has also been actively involved with the Joomla community by sponsoring, attending and/or lecturing at more than 40 Joomla events during the last three years. SiteGround is currently the official hosting partner of Joomla! for its demo service and its new free hosting service.

Editorial Contact:

Sarah Watz
+46708755115
sarah.watz@opensourcematters.org

Joomla Community Magazine | December 2014

JCM December 2014

The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Focusing on Joomla!

Feature Stories

Joomla! Selling the Solution, NOT the CMS!
A Fond Farewell to Joomla! 2.5
Let the World Hear Your Voice!
What do Italy and Mexico Have in Common?
Joomlers on the New Joomla! Volunteers Portal
Interview with Michael Babker

Administrators

How to Install an SMTP Server in Joomla!
Why Migrate? And Then…How?

Events

One Joomler’s World Conference 2014 Experience
Happy As a Joomler, On a Beautiful Trip…
Upcoming Joomla! Events – December 2014
Latin Power in Joomla! World Conference 2014
CMS-Garden 2014 – It’s growing!
Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!

Project News

Leadership Highlights December 2014
Taking over the Joomla! Bug Squad Lead

Developers

Adding Fields to com_content The Smart Way

International Stories

Français

Un chaleureux adieu à Joomla! 2.5
Pourquoi migrer ? Et… comment ?
Un frenchie au Mexique
Comment renforcer le mot de passe d’administrateur de votre site…
Heureux qui, comme un Joomler, fait un beau voyage…
Comment Penguin 3.0 affecte vos sites Joomla!

Portuguese (Brazil)

Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!
Joomla Day Brasília movimenta a universidade

Russian

Зачем мигрировать? А затем … как?
Как укрепить пароль супер администратора Вашего веб-сайта…
Применение основанного на ролях ACL…
Докaзательство основанного на ролях ACL…
Инвестирование в HTTPS важно для чистоты Вашего веб-сайта

Spanish

Checklist antes de entregar tu sitio
Nuevo Virtuemart para Joomla! 3
Joomla! y Multisitios
Fuerza Latina durante la JWC14
Creando una plantilla frontend desde cero
Uso de imágenes para mantener el formato blog en Joomla! 3

In our next issue

We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!