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?

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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

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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?

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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

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Joomla Community Magazine | April 2014

JCM March 2014

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

Editors Introduction

What’s New in the Joomla! Community Magazine?, by Alice Grevet

Project News

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

Developers

Practical Development 3: Project, by Marco Dings

Sitebuilders

10 Tips for a Fast Joomla Website, by Simon Kloostra
Core Features I want from the Components I Choose, by Randy Carey
Migration SEO Tips Series – Part 1 – Planning Your Link Migration Strategy, by Ruth Cheesley

Feature Stories

Case Study – CrimeSuspect.Net, by Alice Grevet

Events

Joomla! World Conference – 2014, by Dianne Henning
JoomlaDay Boston 2014, by Dianne Henning
Joomla! at CeBIT 2014 – Big Business!, by David Jardin

Help Wanted

Joomla! Q&A Site on Stack Exchange, by Craig Phillips

Extensions and Services Evaluations

JFBConnect: Let’s do more with Social Networks, by Mike Veeckmans

International Stories

Arabic

نظام أمن لجوملا

Français

Joomleur, je t’aime !
Encore sous Joomla 1.5, il devient urgent de migrer
Migration complexe d’un site Joomla! 1.5…
Un système de sécurité pour Joomla!
Le CMS, le Framework Joomla! et les licences
10 meilleures astuces pour un site Joomla! rapide
Pratique du développement (épisode 2) : l’environnement de travail

Spanish

Qué hacer cuando Joomla no encuentra las actualizaciones
Override del mes: Metamorfosis al mod_menu
Migración compleja de Joomla! 1.5 con tiempo de inactividad…
¿Por qué actualizar las extensiones de terceros?
Usando Joomla para hacer Joomla!. Empezando por JDatabase

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Joomla Community Magazine | March 2014

JCM March 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Joomla! CMS, Joomla! Framework, and Licenses, by Guillermo Bravo

Project News

Leadership Highlights March 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Joomla Certification – We Keep On Moving!, by Irene López

Developers

Practical Development 2: Working Environment, by Marco Dings

Sitebuilders

Building Joomla! Web-Help Systems – Part 2, by Matt Majeske
Using Hidden Menus, by Duke Speer

Joomla! in Education

Why Universities Should Consider Joomla, by Randy Carey

Administrators

Explaining Joomla! to Non-Technologists (Part III), by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
RTL Administrator Template, and More!, by Shirat Goldstein
Complex Joomla! 1.5 Migration With Minimal Downtime, by Sander Potjer

Events

Joomla! Winter Weekend Podlasie (Poland), by Marek Dylewicz
JoomlaDay Boston 2014, by Dianne Henning
Joomla’s Got Talent – Have you got the J Factor?, by Brian Teeman

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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Joomla Community Magazine | February 2014

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

Editors Introduction

All You Need is (Joomla!) Love…, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Women in Joomla!, by Shirat Goldstein
Interview with Chad Windnagle…

Joomla Community Magazine | January 2014

JCM January 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Looking to the Future, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Joomla!-Based New Year’s Resolution Ideas, by Jennifer Gress

Project News

Roundup from JUG Corner – December 2013, by Ruth Cheesley
More About Joomla! Certification, by Irene López

Designers

Do You Know Who You Are?, by Ian Nelson

Events

First Joomla! User Group Meeting in Poland, by Danuta Idzik

Developers

Review: Component Creator for Joomla!, by Carlos Rodríguez
Lessons in Good Coding Practices: Don’t Repeat Yourself, by David Hurley

Sitebuilders

Explaining Joomla! for Non-Techies (Part II), by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Go that Extra Mile to Deliver Simplicity!, by Gene Page
Using Joomla! as a Help Development Tool, by Matt Majeske

Administrators

Facebook And Your Joomla! Website, by Nicole Ouellette

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2013 Summary, by Chad Windnagle

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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Joomla Community Magazine | December 2013

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

Editors Introduction

JWC13: Signed, Sealed and Delivered, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

So a Joomla! Guy Walks in to a WordCamp…, by Jon Neubauer
Dropping…

Joomla Community Magazine | November 2013

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

Editors Introduction
Join us at #JWC13!, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories
Joomla! Fan Art Logo Contest – We have a Winner!, by Dianne Henning
The Power of Twitt…

Joomla Community Magazine | October 2013

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

Editors Introduction
Raising the Bar, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

What about Microdata in Joomla?, by Alexandru Pruteanu
Cloud Storage Final Report, by A…

Joomla Community Magazine | September 2013

JCM September 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Time to Hit the Road Running!, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Joomla!Day Kenya 2013 – Asante Kenya!, by Ruth Cheesley
Interview of the Joomla! Certification Team, by Irene López

Administrators

Joomla from Permissions to the FTP Layer, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Crowd Sourced Translation of a Joomla Site, by Soren Beck Jensen

Events

JoomlaDay Houston – Preparing for Launch, by Robbie Adair

Developers

CiviCon London 2013 – Oct 3 & 4, by Michael McAndrew
Joomla JavaScript, Fix it Right?, by Ashan Fernando

Sitebuilders

How to Choose an Extension: Searching the JED (Part 4.1), by Mike Veeckmans
Rebuilding Our Site Part 2: Moving from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5 (not 3.0?), by Ryuhei Yokokawa

Project News

Leadership Highlights September 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Roundup From JUG Corner – August 2013, by Ruth Cheesley

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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Joomla Community Magazine | August 2013

JCM August 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Bio Feedback, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

New Look Template Manager – Project Update, by Ram Tripathi

Feature Stories

The Telescopic CMS: Reaching New Users & Bridging Nations, by Ryan Bernstein
A Joomla Bug Squad Lesson on JLayouts, by Peter Wiseman
Ĝumla goes International, by Stella Lindblom

Designers

Rebuilding Our Site Part 1: Wireframes, Design and Our Audience, by Ryuhei Yokokawa
Colour and Its Influence on a Website, by Victoria Stone
Hello, Flat Design. 17 Joomla! Templates for Inspiration, by Scott Greenwald
Design Should Reflect Your Brand Identity, by Hannah Kaufman

Administrators

When Should You Upgrade Your Joomla 1.5 Site, by Alan Langford
How to Add Google+ Authorship to Our Joomla! Site, by Victoria Stone
Higher Rankings and Basic SEO for Your Joomla! Website, by Stephany C Jones

Sitebuilders

How to Choose an Extension? Part 3: Documentation, by Mike Veeckmans
How to Approach to Big Projects with Joomla!, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Can Joomla! Help me Save Money on E-learning Projects?, by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Website Case Study: Polish Joomla! Magazine, by Robert Vining

Developers

Master Bootstrap – Free Template for Joomla!, by Victoria Stone
Getting Started with Composer and Joomla!, by David Hurley

Events

JoomlaDay San Francisco – A New Paradigm for Joomla!, by Jennifer Gress
Joomla! World Conference 2013, Get Your Tickets Now!, by Dianne Henning

Business Matters

How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read, by Shannon Good
Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site, by John Rampton

Project News

Leadership Highlights August 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Joomla! Resources Directory – It’s Time for a Change!, by Chad Windnagle

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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Joomla Community Magazine | July 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Happy 3rd Birthday JCM!, by Alice Grevet

Google Summer of Code

Improve Joomla! Frontend Semantics & Accessibility, by Pruteanu Alexandru
Cre…

Joomla Community Magazine | June 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Joomla! World Conference 2013…, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Help the JCM Go Dutch!, by Dianne Henning
Interview with Dutch Joomla Leader…

Joomla Community Magazine | May 2013

JCM May 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Introducing the JCM/ES, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Victor Drover, Expert Behind Multilingual Joomla Magazine, by John Rampton
Interview with Mark Dexter About Joomla 3.1, by John Rampton

Events

Upcoming Joomla! Events, by Jacques Rentzke
You’ve Got a Friend…, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights – May 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
New Home for the Vulnerable Extensions List, by Mandville

Designers

Beauty and the Beach, by Alice Grevet

Business Matters

Maximizing Your Blog’s ROI – JCM Whiteboard, by Luke Summerfield

Developers

Thinking Outside the Platform, by Chris Davenport
CiviCRM Interview with Paul Delbar, by Alice Grevet
Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Admin Configuration and Code Cleanup, by David Hurley |
Tools To Do LESS, by Peter Bui
Dead Links Walking, by Arlen Walker and Martin Raja
Help Wanted – Testing Joomla! Multi-Database Compatibility, by Michael Babker

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for May, by Dianne Henning

On the Lighter Side

Are You Joomla?, by Helvecio da Silva

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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J and Beyond 2013 Details Announced

jab13 logoJ and Beyond, an International Joomla! Conference, is back for a fourth year.

From May 31st to June 2nd,  Joomla! developers and site builders from over 30 countries will gather in Noordwijkerhout, near Amsterdam.

J and Beyond is one of two big international Joomla conferences every year, with the Joomla World Conference being the other.

Why Come to J and Beyond?

Come to J and Beyond for all these reasons and more:

  • Learn from others
  • Share your ideas
  • Plan for the future
  • Meet the people behind the avatar
  • AND most importantly – to have fun!

Keynote Speakers Announced

The J and Beyond team are excited to have such a great and varied lineup of Keynote speakers including Pierre Joye from php.net who has made over 6000 commits to php.net.

It’s not just about the code – it’s about the relationships that are made. Chiara Aliotta will be speaking about the relationship between the designer and the developer and Xavier Dutoit will be there to build bridges between the Joomla and CiviCRM communities.

David Hurley (community development manager) and Andy Tarr (PLT) will be speaking on what have we accomplished in the past few years? Where are we in the current state of the web? Where are we going?

Finally there are two wildcards. Rod Martin and Peter van Westen will be bringing their unique, thought provoking and truly entertaining presentation styles with “Life Is Short And So Am I” and “What Nothing – Regular Expressions and other confusing s(?:tu|h[1i])([f]{2}|t)$”

Click here to find out more about our keynote speakers.

2013 Location

Noordwijkerhout, is very conveniently located. The venue is near Amsterdam and is only 25km away from the Netherlands largest airport, Schiphol

Free Beer!

Well almost. The early bird ticket sales end at the end of April and with the money you save you can buy more beer (or soda).

Click here to buy tickets now.

Do you have something to say or share?

You can only win a speaker slot if you enter the competition. If you were waiting for an invitation to speak: THIS IS YOUR INVITATION. Submit your session proposal today. The deadline is the 15th April (no exceptions).

This year we are offering three different session lengths:

  • Show and Tell (5 to 10 minutes)
  • Regular (1 hour)
  • Super-sized (2 hours)

We want you to present. 

Click here to submit your sessions today!

Joomla Community Magazine | April 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Listen Up!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Community Development Manager David Hurley, by John Rampton
Joomla! is the People,…

Joomla Community Magazine | March 2013

JCM March 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Adventures in Joomla! Event Planning…, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Interview with Andrew Eddie from The Art of Joomla, by John Rampton
IXAPI startup, by Stefan Neculai
Joomla! Facebook Page Hits 100,000 Fans, by John Rampton

Events

Joomla User Group Toronto — The Journey, by Bob Bloom
The 2nd JoomlaDay Switzerland 2013 in Berne, by Roger Perren
The 3rd Joomla! Day India, by Ashwin Date
JoomlaDay Events in April and May 2013, by Jacques Rentzke

Project News

Leadership Highlights – February 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg

Designers

Do LESS in Joomla!, by David Hurley

Business Matters

SEO Optimizing Your Joomla Website, by Luke Summerfield

Book Reviews

Installing Joomla 3.0 on local host using XAMPP, by Tuan Bui

Developers

Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Writing The Core, by David Hurley
Differences between the Joomla Framework and Joomla Platform, by Matt Thomas

Sitebuilders

Training Your Clients with Video – Part 3, by Rod Martin
Adding Access Control through Overrides, by Randy Carey
Standing Out in the Stream – Adding Interactive Posts to your Content, by Ruth Cheesley

Help Wanted

The Joomla! Project Wants You – March 2013, by Dianne Henning

Administrators

It Can’t Be Said Often Enough. Save, Update and BackUp Your Site, by Markus Færø-Lunde
Are you Suffering from Keyword Overload? Keeping Google Happy after the Exact Match Domain (EMD) Update, by Ruth Cheesley
Joomla Security Tips 101, by John Rampton

Community Choice Extensions

Community Choice Extensions – March 2013, by Peter van Westen

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for March, by Dianne Henning

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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Joomla Community Magazine | February 2013

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

Editors Introduction
We Heart Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories
Going to Production with Joomla!, by Marek Husek
Have You Browsed Joomla.org Lately?, by Hel…