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  • 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.

    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! 3.2.1 Released

    Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone

    The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.1 which resolves a significant number of issues and bugs.

    If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2, we recommend that you apply this update immediately via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended at the next convenient opportunity.



  • Joomla! 2.5.17 Released

    Joomla! 2.5The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.17.

    Joomla 2.5.17 is a maintenance release. Most notably this release fixes errors that have been reported including:

    • Registration emails in multilingual websites
    • The 2.5.14 to 2.5.16 update errors
    • Recaptcha function updated after Google’s API update causing broken captcha

    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 2.5.17 (Full package) »

    Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.17 (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 2.5.17 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

    Statistics for the 2.5.17 release period

    • 19 tracker issues fixed

    See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-17-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 1,150 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, Alan Hicks, Amy Stephen, Anderson Martins, Andy Kirk, Artur Stępień„, Ashan Fernando, Beat, Brian Teeman, Bruno Batista, Buddhima Wijeweera, Carlos pt, Chris Davenport, Christelle Olivier, Daniel Dimitrov, Daniele Rosario, David Beuving, David Hurley, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Dennis Hermacki, Don Gilbert, Elijah Madden, Elin Waring, Florian Dal Fitto, Gaurav Jain, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hannes Papenberg, Isabelle Eff, Javier Gómez, Jérôme Glatigny, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jelle Kok, Jisse Reitsma, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Klas Berlič, Lao Neo, Leo Lammerink, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marcel van Beelen, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mohammad Hasani Eghtedar, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Panayiotis Halouvas, Patrick Kohl, Peter Bui, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Phương Lê, Piotr Cz, Rafael Logvinski, Ray Lawlor, Robert Gastaud, Robert Gregor, Roberto Segura, Simon Asika, Stefania Gaianigo, Steve Binkowski, Thomas Hunziker, Tobias Zulauf, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Viet Vu, Vitalij Lokucijevskij.

    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, Adelene Teh, Aleksander Linkov, Angelika Reisiger, Anibal Sanchez, Anja Hage, Artur Alves, Ashan Fernando, Beat , Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daniel Kanchev, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitar Genchev, Duong Nguyen, Edwin Cheront, Elin Waring, George Wilson, Gunjan Patel, Hans Kuijpers, Hervé Boinnard, Hugh Messenger, Janich Rasmussen, Jason Rey, Jérôme GLATIGNY, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jern Wei Tan, Jerri Christiansen, Jozsef Tamas Herczeg, Khai Vu Dinh, klas 10, landor landor, Lao Neo, Lara Petersen, Le Van Thuyet, Leo Lammerink, Loc Le Minh, Lu Nguyen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mario Proenca, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matias Aguirre, Michael Babker, Mihail Irintchev, Mike Biolsi, Mike Veeckmans, Nha Bui, Nicholas Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nik Faris Akmal, Ofer Cohen, Olaf Offick, Patrick Alt, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Konieczny, Radek Suski, Richard McDaniel, Rob de Cleen, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ronni Christiansen, Sam Teh, Sander Potjer, Sandra Thevenet, Sebastian Łuckoś›, Sergio Iglesias, Seth Warburton, Shafiq Mazlan, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, TJ Baker, Tobias Zulauf, tompap, Troy Hall, Tu Diep The, Valentin Despa, Victor Drover, Viliam Kubis, Yiliang Yang.

    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, Rouven Weßling.



  • Joomla! Framework 1.0 Released

    Joomla! Framework

    The Joomla! Project and Community is excited to announce the release of the Joomla Framework! The Joomla Framework is a major step forward in the evolution of the Joomla! Project. Taking advantage of years of experience in creating the Joomla! CMS and later the Joomla! Platform, the development team has extracted and refactored many of the essential functions necessary to create, manage and deploy a modern PHP web application and compiled them into a library of modular packages that can be easily mixed and matched with other PHP frameworks and packages using Composer for dependency management.

    This step enables two major areas of growth for the Joomla! project:

    First, it makes several packages, inspired by the demanding needs of the Joomla! CMS, available to the larger PHP developer community, paving the way to build new web applications and services. These packages are distributed via Packagist.org for use with Composer and can be combined with packages from other best-of-breed PHP frameworks such as Symfony, Zend, and Laravel. Web Applications built on a server with the Joomla! Framework will have the advantage of creating, managing and authenticating user accounts; retrieving, managing and displaying content retrieved from one or more databases; and taking advantage of many social media integration features. For example, the social media packages for Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter are well executed. They have a common API that interacts with each of the services, and offers good coverage of each service’s program interface.

    Second, it allows a future version of the Joomla! CMS to be built upon this Framework and thereby benefit from the broader base of PHP developers that adopt and can contribute back to the Framework, as well as the dependency management features of Composer. The Framework will bring new rapid development tools to CMS extension developers that will allow them to create and maintain more sustainable and robust extensions.

    Together these areas of growth combine to increase the development velocity of the Joomla! project and facilitates project collaboration and growth for the Open Source community as a whole.

    What does this mean for the typical user of the Joomla! CMS for their website? Not much at this moment as the Framework is a toolkit for software designers and developers. Downloading the Framework will do nothing to enhance your current Joomla! website. It is, however, a great promise of things to come for future versions of the Joomla! CMS.

    A new era of rapid web application development is ahead and the many lightweight, modular and decoupled packages within the Joomla Framework positions the Joomla! Project to be an even more prominent leader in the larger community of Open Source PHP solution developers.

    For more information about the Joomla! Framework, please visit http://framework.joomla.org.



  • Joomla Community Magazine | December 2013

    JCM 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 the Joomla! Torch, by Gene Page
    WordPress and Drupal at the Joomla! World Conference, by Steve Burge

    Administrators

    10 Arguments That Threaten the Security of Your Website, by Peter Martin

    Sitebuilders

    Introduction to the Power of Bootstrap in Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

    Developers

    Joomla! 3.2 New Features: Post-Install Messages, by Nicola Galgano

    Events

    One Year of Joomla! Events, by Sigrid Suski
    Yeah Baby, I Went to Harvard!, by Helvecio da Silva
    Fires were Lit at the First Joomla!Ignite, by Duke Speer

    Business Matters

    Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs, by Abdulkadir Shehu

    Project News

    Leadership Highlights - December 2013, by Alice Grevet
    Roundup from JUG Corner - November 2013, by Ruth Cheesley

    International Stories

    Browse the international articles submitted this month.

    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!