Joomla Community Magazine | September 2014

JCM September 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Feature Stories

Yes! I accepted the #IceBucketChallenge :)
JWC 2014 is Just Around the Corner!
Joomla! Announces New Demo Site and Free Hosting Option!

Sitebuilders

10-Minute Joomla SEO & Conversion Makeover
Creating an Article in Joomla! Has Never Been This Easy!

Google Summer of Code

Reaching the End of Summer with SQL Optimization
Web Driver System Test of Joomla! CMS
Summary for Date Package, Part 1

Project News

Leadership Highlights September 2014
Joomla! on Lanyrd
Announcing the Update Working Group

Developers

Developing JSON API with Joomla Framework
Code Poetry at JDevCon

Book Reviews

Joomla! 3 – The Book for Everyone

Events

Fantastic Joomlaholics’ Meeting in Jawor, Poland
Software Freedom Day 2014
Great Results at JoomlaDay México City 2014
Upcoming Joomla! Events – September & October 2014
Roundup from JUG Corner – August 2014

International Stories

Français

Et si on se penchait sur la sécurité de votre site Joomla! ?
Joomla! 3 Le livre pour tous ou l’art de partager un savoir
10 minutes : Référencement Joomla & conversions
La sale affaire de l’usurpation commerciale de marque
Le coeur de Joomla! est sa Communauté
Le cache de Joomla!
Socialement votre

Spanish

Se prende la JWC
Lo que se viene con Joomla! 3.4
Joomla! Mejorará servicios de hosting demo
El corazón de Joomla! es su comunidads
No pierdas de vista lo que ocurre en Joomla!
Certificación Joomla!

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!

Joomla! will provide improved demo and a new free hosting option in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, – August 28, 2014Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites and blogs to custom apps and Intranets, announced today that SiteGround web hosting company is the RFP winner for the ongoing official Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting option. The partnership is expected to increase the number of new users to Joomla by making it easier to get started.

The opportunity to create a temporary Joomla Demo account has been available at demo.joomla.org since 2010, but included only a short 30-day free trial. With SiteGround as the new official host, the trial period will be extended to 90-days to give users more time to evaluate all the features of Joomla CMS. Additionally the sign up process will be faster and easier. This new version of the Official Joomla Demo will replace the current offer in September 2014. The Free Joomla Hosting option is expected to be launched later this year and it will allow the users to create and maintain a free Joomla website for unlimited time.
The aim of both the extended Joomla Demo and the new Free Joomla Hosting is to make the start with the Joomla CMS easier and to increase the number of people, who choose Joomla as their favorite website platform.

The contract has been granted to SiteGround by Open Source Matters (OSM) – the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project. The President of OSM, Sarah Watz says: “SiteGround has been a very active and appreciated member of the Joomla Community for a many years supporting Joomla at many events globally and providing Joomla hosting that makes it easy to get started. I’m pleased to see that this new partnership brings that great experience to all users who are just starting with Joomla. “

Lilyana Yakimova, who is the Marketing Director of SiteGround and will be in charge of the two projects, says: “We are very happy to be able to bring our Joomla hosting expertise to both these projects and to be a part of the future growth of this amazing CMS. I am also excited about the opportunity to work closely with the Joomla community, as it has always been a great example for me how the purely volunteer efforts of many people, who truly believe in an idea, can make a dent in the world, even in the IT world.”

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. Its hosting platform is optimized for additional Joomla security with the help of specific account isolation and in-house developed Joomla security plugin and proactive Joomla security monitoring. The performance of Joomla CMS and its loading speed is also enhanced on SiteGround servers with the help of a special caching solution, developed by the company. SiteGround has also been an active sponsor of multiple Joomla events, including the Joomla! World Conference 2012, 2013, and 2014, JAB 2012, 2013 and 2014 and more than 40 other local Joomla! Days for the last 3 years.

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 more than a half million active 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 close to 60 million times.

Editorial Contacts:

Sarah Watz for Joomla
+46708755115
sarah.watz@opensourcematters.org

Lilyana Yakimova for SiteGround
+359885443999
lilyana@siteground.com

Joomla Supports Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as Silver Sponsor

 

Joomla!®, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites to blogs to custom apps to Intranets, is delighted to be supporting the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as a Silver Sponsor.  The event is the largest of its kind in the world, with over 4,700 women coming together from 8-10 October in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) to learn, share and inspire.

Joomla Community Magazine | August 2014

JCM August 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Putting the U in Community!

Feature Stories

Joomla Project and Product Marketing. One Can Not Exist Without the Other!
Pizza, Bugs and Fun in The Netherlands
Cum Munus – J and Beyond 2014
The Nasty Business of Passing Off
Talking Joomla! at WordCamp?
The Heart of Joomla! is the Community

Developers

Video: David Hurley Becomes Joomla! 3.4 Release Leader
Introducing The Wheel (The Power of Collaboration)

Project News

Leadership Highlights August 2014

Events

Roundup from JUG Corner – July 2014
Upcoming Joomla! Events – August & September 2014
JoomlaDay Minnesota and the Hope for a Local Joomla! Community
Joomla! Bug Sprint in Manchester

Designers

Joomla! for Web Designers

Book Reviews

Book Review: Using Joomla!

Google Summer of Code

Keep Calm and Write Test
An Easy Way to Benchmark a Webserver
Project: JIssues Tracker Status Update
Why Simple Structured Data (Microdata, RDFa) isn’t so Simple

International Stories

Français

Créer facilement son site avec Joomla! (partie 2)

Le Tour d’Adresse du Développeur

J’ai le même problème…

Portuguese (Brazil)

Joomla Day Cidade do México 2014

Spanish

Resultados del Joomla Day Ciudad de México 2014
J&Bellong, Joomla y el marketing
01. Instalar VirtueMart 2.6.6
Joomla! Para Diseñadores
Tutorial: MasterBootstrap, instalación y puesta a punto
Joomla en las Administraciones locales
¿Qué podemos hacer para cambiar la tendencia?

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!

Joomla! 3.3.3 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.3. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of Joomla! and addresses issues introduced in 3.3.2 with the e-mail cloaking code and user configuration options not applying correctly.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.3 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.3 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3.3 update.

Joomla! 2.5.24 Released

Joomla! 2.5The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.24.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of Joomla! and addresses two issues found with the e-mail cloaking code introduced into the 2.5.23 release.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.24 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.24 (Update packages) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.24 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.24 release period

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Aditya Didwania, Anja Hage, Bernard Saulme, Brian Coale, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Craig Phillips, Cristiano Cucco, Cyril Rezé, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, Eugen Istoc, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hilary Cheyne, Izhar Aazmi, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Khanh Le, Kyle Luzny, Leo Lammerink, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Nha Bui, Peter Lose, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sam Moffatt, Sander Potjer, Thomas Hunziker, Tobias Zulauf, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel, Vlad Zinculescu.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla! 3.3.2 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.2. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of the Joomla! CMS.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.2 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.2 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3.2 update.

Joomla! 2.5.23 Released

Joomla! 2.5The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.23.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of the Joomla! CMS.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.23 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.23 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.23 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.23 release period

  • 8 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-23-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Aditya Didwania, Anja Hage, Bernard Saulme, Brian Coale, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Craig Phillips, Cristiano Cucco, Cyril Rezé, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, Eugen Istoc, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hilary Cheyne, Izhar Aazmi, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Khanh Le, Kyle Luzny, Leo Lammerink, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Nha Bui, Peter Lose, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sam Moffatt, Sander Potjer, Thomas Hunziker, Tobias Zulauf, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel, Vlad Zinculescu.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: A. Booij, Achal Aggarwal, Anja Hage, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hilary Cheyne, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Joe Steele, Josien Verreijt, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Max Sarte, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Nick Savov, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Dam, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla Community Magazine | July 2014

JCM July 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Goooaaal Joomla!

Feature Stories

Thanks to the Joomla! Event Travel (JET) Program
Time to get to WORK!
Joomla! Pride
Report from JoomlaDay Moscow 2014

Events

Roundup from JUG Corner – June 2014
Upcoming Joomla! Events
Joomla Developer Conference – August 7-8

Developers

The Developer’s Balancing Act
Why the Poor Old Singleton was Banned

Sitebuilders

Practical use of Microdata in Joomla! 3 and 2.5
Benefits of Using Pirated Joomla Extensions

Administrators

Website Monitoring, Backup, and Two Cups of Coffee

Google Summer of Code

The Value of Value Objects
Current Status of Web Driver System Test Suite of Joomla! CMS
SQL Optimization Project for Joomla CMS (Status Update)

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Nominate Joomla! for the CMS Critic’s People’s Choice Award!

International Stories

Français

Cum munus – J and Beyond 2014
Utiliser SobiPro en tant que CCK
Robots.txt : optimisation SEO et sécurité
Mon premier JoomlaDay
Pratique d’utilisation des Microdata dans Joomla! 3 et 2.5

Italian

Impressioni dal “Joomla and Beyond 2014″

Portuguese (Brazil)

Google Page Insights para otimizar o carregamento do Joomla
Hora de trabalhar!

Spanish

Bienvenido Julio
Dando soporte a extensiones Joomla!
Usando SobiPro como CCK
Experiencia en el J And Beyond 2014
Tutorial: Gantry, módulos izquierda y derecha con diferentes anchos

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!

Joomla! 2.5.22 Released

Joomla! 2.5The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.22.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of the Joomla! CMS addressing a fatal error introduced into the contact form in the 2.5.21 release yesterday.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.22 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.22 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.22 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.22 release period

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

Abd Al-Mageed Suckar, Achal Aggarwal, Angel Toribio, Bastian W, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Camden Narzt, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Chris Davenport, Christopher Masters, Daniel Sloof, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Florian Dal Fitto, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hans Kuijpers, Håvard Kristoffersen, Izhar Aazmi, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Juelis Junior, Jurian Even, Klas Berlič, Kristijan Zivcec, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Niels van der Veer, Ove Eriksson, Ozan Ozkan, Patrick Alt, Peter Lose, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Pruteanu Alexandru, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Roberto Segura, Roelf Pringle, Roland Dalmulder, Sebastien Heraud, Sergey Gribinichenko, Sergio Manzi, Seyi Awofadeju, Simon Asika, Stefania Gaianigo, Stefano Storti, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Andrea Zagli, Anibal Sanchez, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Dan Walker, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitris Grammatikos, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Jean-Marie Simonet, jelle kok, Jurian Even, Lara Petersen, Leo Lammerink, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Mohamed Infaz, Nick Savov, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla! 3.3.1 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.3.1. This is a maintenance release for the 3.x series of the Joomla! CMS.

If you are currently running a Joomla! release on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3.1 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3.1 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3.1 update.

Joomla! 2.5.21 Released

Joomla! 2.5The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.21.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of the Joomla! CMS.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.21 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.21 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.21 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.21 release period

  • 5 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-21-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

Abd Al-Mageed Suckar, Achal Aggarwal, Angel Toribio, Bastian W, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Bernard Saulme, Brian Teeman, Camden Narzt, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Chris Davenport, Christopher Masters, Daniel Sloof, David Jardin, Dennis Hermacki, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Florian Dal Fitto, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hans Kuijpers, Håvard Kristoffersen, Izhar Aazmi, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Juelis Junior, Jurian Even, Klas Berlič, Kristijan Zivcec, Leo Lammerink, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Niels van der Veer, Ove Eriksson, Ozan Ozkan, Patrick Alt, Peter Lose, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Pruteanu Alexandru, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Roberto Segura, Roelf Pringle, Roland Dalmulder, Sebastien Heraud, Sergey Gribinichenko, Sergio Manzi, Seyi Awofadeju, Simon Asika, Stefania Gaianigo, Stefano Storti, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Andrea Zagli, Anibal Sanchez, Beat , Benjamin Trenkle, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Dan Walker, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitris Grammatikos, Elijah Madden, George Wilson, Hans Kuijpers, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Jean-Marie Simonet, jelle kok, Jurian Even, Lara Petersen, Leo Lammerink, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marcel van Beelen, Marco Richter, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mikhail M, Mohamed Infaz, Nick Savov, Niels van der Veer, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sergio Manzi, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla Community Magazine | June 2014

JCM June 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Why do YOU support Joomla!?, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

European Community Leadership Summit – Berlin, Germany, by Ruth Cheesley

Project News

Leadership Highlights June 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg

Events

Roundup from JUG Corner – May 2014, by Ruth Cheesley

Google Summer of Code

No Silver Bullet – Fail Proof Systems, by Achal Aggarwal
GSOC14 MVC Project, by George Wilson
Joomla! Semantics (Microdata, RDFa), by Alexandru Pruteanu

Developers

Using Joomla to Make Joomla! Starting with JDatabase, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez

Sitebuilders

Using SobiPro as a CCK, by Dennis Kmetz
Building Joomla! Web Help Systems – Part 3, by Matt Majeske

International Stories

Français

Citius Altius Fortius
Créer facilement son site avec Joomla! (partie 1)
Introduction au développement de plugin
Les améliorations de JLayout pour Joomla! 3.2
Astuces SEO pour migration – Partie 2

Spanish

Ventajas de conseguir extensiones de Joomla piratas
Canales, divisiones, y la muerte de la “Página Web”
Monitorización de sitios web, copias de seguridad…
Hola ¿Qué hay de nuevo?

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!

Joomla Community Magazine | May 2014

JCM May 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Celebrate the First Year of the Spanish JCM!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Tracking the Trends of Joomla, by Helvecio da Silva
Welcome Sarah Watz, New OSM President, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights May 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Roundup from JUG Corner – April 2014, by Ruth Cheesley

Developers

Introduction to Plugin Development for Site Builders, by Tim Plummer
Joomla JavaScript Dependency Management, by Ashan Fernando

Events

J and Beyond 2014, by Dianne Henning

Sitebuilders

Why Every Joomla Sitebuilder Should Learn Plugin Development, by Ray Lawlor
Migration SEO Tips Series – Part 2 – Monitoring Your Migrated Site’s Health, by Ruth Cheesley

Administrators

Channels, Chunks, and the Death of the “Web Page”, by Randy Carey

Google Summer of Code

SQL Optimization Project for Joomla CMS, by Nadeeshaan
Project: JIssues Tracker, by Zehan Zhao
Web Driver System Test of Joomla! CMS, by Kshitij Sharma
GSoC 2014: Managing Date and Time, by Tomasz Hanc

Help Wanted

Wordpress to Joomla (WP2J) Documentation – Help Wanted!, by Peter Martin

International Stories

Français

Joomladay France 2014 et l’atelier découvrir Joomla
JFBConnect : Faites-en plus avec les Réseaux Sociaux
Pratique du développement (épisode 3) : projet et IDE
Joomla! World Conference – 2014
Analyser les erreurs…
Série : Astuces SEO pour migration – Partie 1…
Joomla! 3.3, Joomla! 3.4 et la nouvelle feuille de route Joomla!

Italian

Joomla Google Summer of Code 2014

Portuguese

Migração complexa de Joomla! 1.5 em seis minutos

Spanish

Cómo aplicar los metadatos en Joomla de forma correcta
5 claves para confiar en nuestros respaldos
Yo quiero WordPress!!
Como ocultar articulos que no se pueden editar en el backend
Truco del Mes: Mayo 2014
10 consejos para obtener un sitio web rápido con Joomla!
CCKs & Microdatos una combinación explosiva

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!

Joomla! 3.3.0 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.4 and 3.3, the latest releases of the 3.x release series.

If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2 on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. For sites on servers with a version of PHP less than 5.3.10, 3.2.4 is the release for you. However, please talk to your host about updating to PHP 5.3.10+, which is easy to do. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended as soon as possible.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3 update.

Joomla! 2.5.20 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.20.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of the Joomla! CMS.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.20 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.20 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser’s cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.20 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.20 release period

  • 5 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-20-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn’t matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla! Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla! development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla!, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email Mark Dexter or Nick Savov, our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

Achal Aggarwal, Allessandro Rossi, Alexandru Pruteanu, Andrea Zagli, Andrew Nester, Anibal Sanchez, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Carles Serrats, Chris Davenport, Constantin Romankiewicz, Dan Walker, David Hjelm, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dimitris Grammatikos, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Fiona Coulter, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jurian Even, Kshitij Sharma, Lara Petersen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marco Richter, Mark Dexter, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mohamed Infaz, Nikolai Plath, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, R Rajoz, René Alain Erichsen, Reinhard Hiebl, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sebastian Hopfe, Stefania Gaianigo, Simon Asika, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you to the Joomla! Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla!, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla! Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Achal Aggarwal, Adam Przybylski, Alexandru Pruteanu, Andrea Zagli, Andrew Nester, Anibal Sanchez, Ben Charlton, Ben Griffin, Benjamin Trenkle, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, Cyril Rezé, Dan Walker, Daniel Dimitrov, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitris Grammatikos, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Fedik Zinchuk, Gary Mort, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Lara Petersen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marco Richter, Marko Đedović, Matias Aguirre, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mohamed Infaz, Nikolai Plath, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Toivo Talikka, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla! secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

Joomla! 3.3 Release Candidate Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla! 3.3 Release Candidate. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled…

Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on…

Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2 Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.3 Beta 2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for release on…

Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta Released

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.3 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.3 release, which is scheduled for releas…