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JUL
03

The 4th of July

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May the 4th of July bring you and those you hold dear some joy.  It may be awkward and weird. You may be a socially-accepted distance apart. Hugs may be replaced with air high-fives, jazz hands, or some other non-touch action.  But most of all you will have each other to share a smile and laugh, maybe even a plate of barbeque.

Be safe, stay cool, and look up to the sky, you might catch a firework or two.

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JUN
27

Three Ways to Sell Online

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You may be looking for another way to connect with your customers.  Selling online may be the answer.  You can sell services or products.  There are so many ways to get started, here are 3 of them.

  • J2Store
  • Ecwid
  • Shopify

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J2Store is an e-Commerce extension that leverages Joomla! articles for sale items. With a click, an article that might be used for page content or a blog post can be turned into a salable item. Extended pricing, coupons, discounts, etc. can all be added to products including downloadables.  J2Store works with 75+ payment gateways and 60+ extensions that add features such as subscriptions/memberships, booking/reservations, partial payments/deposits, and more.  Since Joomla articles are used to create your catalog there is no limit to the number of items that can be sold, proper categorization is strongly encouraged.  The J2Store extension has three (3) plans: Free, Professional, and Developers which costs, $0, $49, and $99 respectively.

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JUN
20

10 Reasons Why Joomla Should Be Your CMS of Choice

10 Reasons Why Joomla Should Be Your CMS of Choice

Whether you want to create a business website or start a blog, the most efficient way to do so is with a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is ideal for the entrepreneur who does not have HTML or CSS coding skills or cannot access developer talent.

In the last decade, there have been numerous CMS solutions to choose from, one of which is Joomla. Having relied on this CMS for many years, I have put together the 10 reasons why it works for me and why it should be your CMS of choice:

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MAY
31

JoomlaDay Chicago June 2020 Update

JoomlaDay Chicago June 2020 Update

Around the world and here in Chicago, the world is starting to open up again.  The JoomlaDay Chicago team encourages all of you to follow the rules set by your area to stay safe.

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MAY
28

Congrats to RSJoomla on 13 Years

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Today marks 13 years of RSJoomla! providing Joomla! extensions.  

RSJoomla! is the maker of RSForm! Pro and RSEvents! Pro (as well as many others) extensions that have appeared in our Favorite Extensions presentation for Joomla! User Group Chicago North (JUGCN).  The functionality, ease of use, continuous innovation, and support puts them on the list time and time again.  One such innovation is the Zoom Video Conferencing integration, which is very timely with the change in how we gather.

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MAY
22

Celebrating Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day is different than what we're used to but no less important.  Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1968 and was once known as Decoration Day. It is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

While we may be social distancing, here are a few at-home ways to honor the military:

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MAY
19

Covid-19 Survey Tool built in Joomla!

Covid-19 Survey Tool built in Joomla!

One of our clients at WebLab42 is a public health and safety organisation in The Netherlands aiming to protect the safety of everyone in the region. Police, fire squad and health and safety institutes work together in this organization. During the Covid-19 situation, we got a phone call from our contact: “Could you help us out? We need a tool to gather data from all kinds of health institutes on a daily basis, and we need this integrated in our website. And it needs to be up and running next Tuesday.”

The client needed to collect information about contamination, need for personal protection and available beds in all the health facilities in the region. How many people have tested positive on the virus in nursing homes, in mental health institutes, at shelters for the homeless? What is the exact situation on personal protection in these facilities? And where can we find extra beds, should the crisis run out of hand?

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MAY
03

JoomlaDay Chicago May 2020 Update

JoomlaDay Chicago May 2020 Update

Wow! The last couple of months have been beyond different with stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks, and such.  JoomlaDay Chicago is still planned for this October.  We are hopeful that we will be able to gather together in-person, but if not, we will gather online.  To that end, here's our May Update.

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APR
11

Top 5 Ways We’re Staying Sane During the Pandemic

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The team has been working hard to create, edit and post client messages quickly on their websites and social media channels, no matter how many times they change, keeping up with the changing environment.

Aside from working, how are you spending your time?  We thought we would share some of the things we are doing to ... well ... stay sane.  

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APR
09

Spring Clean Your Website Content

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Springtime is fighting its way through, with the sun shining brightly urging temperatures higher. Spring typically brings with it thoughts of renewing, refreshing and possibly restarting.  This makes it a great time to spring clean your website content.

Using your site analytics report and sitemap, navigate your way through, reading, really reading each page of your site as if it were the first time that you’ve visited (it should not be).  As you read each page, ask yourself three questions:

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MAR
31

JoomlaDay Chicago April 2020 Update

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Keynote Speaker, Brian Mitchell   We are honored to have President-Elect Brian Mitchell as this year's keynote speaker. Brian is the founder and president of interGen web solutions in Milwaukee, WI. Brian is responsible for business operations, strategic direction, business development and everything in between. He has been a Joomla! volunteer for years, ser...
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MAR
31

Joomla, supporting our community through these unprecedented times

Joomla, supporting our community through these unprecedented times

The current global crisis has changed the way most of us live unrecognisably in recent days.  We would like to take this opportunity to assure you of the support of the whole Joomla Project throughout this period.  With many regions and countries already in lockdown for weeks and more entering into it daily, we would like to encourage our community and users to stay in touch over these hard times. There is no better time than now to remember what unites us and makes us the strong, dynamic, caring community we are all proud to be members of.

Communicate, Engage, Exchange Ideas, Contribute.
Let's face this crisis "together as one".

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MAR
30

Keeping your Joomla business alive in a changing web industry.

Keeping your Joomla business alive in a changing web industry.

As we look forward to the passing of another year, the ever-changing web industry offers new challenges and problems for web developers. Technology is quickly moving forward with every decade our overall rate of progress doubling, and no signs of slowing down. With the rise of AI and with Elon Musk's Neuralink company ready to implant devices, these giant leaps in technology make it unclear of what the internet will be in just the next decade. For now, there are several things you can do to make sure your Joomla business is vital for the current market.

Are you a Joomler? 

If you are a Joomla user, you are a Joomler, but are you promoting yourself as a Joomler? Sander Potijer started the Joomler community page in 2014, and currently, there are less than 2,000 registered Joomlers. For me, it was an undeniable choice, but resulted in something not so obvious - Job Offers! In just one month I had four people contacting me about hiring me for some freelance projects. Showing the world, you are a Joomler by creating a Joomler profile page is simple - Get started today: https://volunteers.joomla.org/joomlers

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MAR
29

How to Build Your Business Website Using Joomla

How to Build Your Business Website Using Joomla

A Thorough Step-By-Step Guide for Beginners to Getting Started with Joomla.

Do you remember when the only website building options for businesses were HTML static pages with fixed content, or dynamic websites with lively content, but they required a substantial amount of coding to build? If you lacked the knowledge of CSS and HTML or did not hire someone who did have these skills, then you had to go without a website for your business. My, how things have changed. Luckily, you now have the option to use a free Content Management System (CMS), like Joomla, where you no longer have to use these difficult and sometimes costly methods.

What Is Joomla?

Joomla is a Content Management System, which offers your business the ability to build websites and powerful online applications. As your CMS, Joomla provides you and your team with website collaboration, authoring, multi-user permission levels, and administrative tools. It is user-friendly and does not require you to have technical or coding skills. Webmasters can efficiently manage various content types, different resources, and data, necessary to have a website, today. This Customer Management System, is one of the most, popular, open-source, and free website softwares. Your website benefits from using Joomla, as it makes your site, mobile-friendly, fully extensible, multilingual, flexible, accessible, responsive, search engine optimized and much more. Over the years Joomla has won several awards, including their most recent one in 2018, for ‘The Best Free CMS.’ If your company’s goals are to create memorable online customer experiences and to grow your online presence with the efforts of landing more sales, then you must learn how to build your business website using Joomla. So, what is Joomla? It is your websites soon-to-be best friend. Still, before you can learn the “How,” of Joomla, you must first understand the “Why.”

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MAR
22

Entering a New Normal

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Boy oh boy, when I started outlining this blog, I never thought the world would look the way it is today with all of us, literally everyone in the world, adjusting to life during a pandemic. This post is probably the most personal post ever written. Mourning  Unfortunately, during the time that things were starting to happen with self-quarantines and border closi...
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MAR
03

Planners vs Thinkers: Those Who like Pagebuilders and Those Who Don't

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In the Winter quarter, I teach a course at DePaul University on Designing for Content Management Systems. I enjoy teaching this course as it keeps me on my development toes. In the last class, I opened it up to questions. Students could ask questions about the class project, Joomla! or Danico. I was impressed with the questions that were asked (I've got some really in...
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FEB
28

JoomlaDay Chicago 2020 March Update

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We are seven months away from JoomlaDay Chicago set for October 17th at DePaul University, Loop Campus. The Sponsors we have so far are: Gold Sponsor: Yellow Web MonkeySilver Sponsor: The Turn Group Silver Sponsor: Joomlastars Community Sponsor: Bhavesh Khatri The Speakers we have so far are: Robert Jacobi, RobertJacobi.comOlivier Buisard, SimplifyYourWebKendall Cabe,...
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FEB
22

The Hot Air Podcast - Episode 2

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11 Episode 2 - SD Williams at Danico Enterprises - Watchful Blog Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the team over at Watchful, a website manager for Joomla! and WordPress. Watchful is one of our "go-to" tools for managing our client sites. We especially like the uptime monitor that runs 24/7 so that we are aware of issues and can fix them quickly, often before ou...
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FEB
16

Just Write

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 When I talk with clients about their websites, one topic that seems to give them pause is blogging. Whether it is the fear of not having anything to say, inability to type or not seeing the point, it always is a conversation they seem to want to avoid. I get it. Sometimes when I think about blogging for Danico, I (momentarily) have some of those same fears. I'm not s...
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FEB
07

JoomlaDay Chicago 2020 February Update

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We are eight months away from JoomlaDay Chicago set for October 17th at DePaul University, Loop Campus.  The Sponsors we have so far are: ​Silver Sponsor: The Turn GroupSilver Sponsor: JoomlastarsCommunity Sponsor: Bhavesh Khatri​​ The Speakers we have so far are: Laura Gordon, Rytech Sites/Rutgers UniversityDonata Kalnenaite, Termageddon, LLC​​ New thi...
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FEB
04

How can we make it better?

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The web has completely changed since its birth, 25 years ago. It has changed from a small niche group of users to a global user base in just a few years. Out have sprung the giants of Tech and the tools to produce and manage ever more content online. Over that time the ecosphere of web creation tools has changed. For example the advent of mobile phones has forced us to change the way we build our websites. Joomla has also had to evolve over the years to stay alive. Even a strong community and good quality code is not enough to keep your place in this competitive world. 

In 2014 I decided to help Joomla with the skills I had at hand. I became involved in many different projects. I got the chance to participate in several international meetings. Each of these meetings gave me the opportunity to get to know and exchange ideas with exceptional people from all over the world. Many have become my friends.

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JAN
28

Joomla 3.9.15 Release

Joomla 3.9.15 Release

Joomla 3.9.15 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three low security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.15?

Joomla 3.9.15 includes three security vulnerability fixes and addresses several bugs, including:

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JAN
14

First JUGCN Session of 2020

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The 2nd Wednesday of each month, is the JUGCN or Joomla! User Group Chicago North meeting. These meetings are hosting by me for the local Joomla! community. Last Wednesday was the first for 2020.  The topic was rather fitting as it was, Web Trends for 2020.  Additionally, I covered implementing SEO for Joomla! sites.    2020 Web Design Tr...
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DEC
22

Call for Mentors - Joomla Google Summer of Code 2020

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 It is this time of the year! The Joomla Project will apply to Google to participate in this year's Google Summer of Code™ (GSoC) program.  Now, we need help from our community and beyond! We are looking for talented individuals who are willing to work with students and guide them. Participating in GSoC is a great opportunity for the Joomla Community. It allows t...
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DEC
17

Group Form Conditionals for RSForm!Pro

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One of our favorite extensions is RSForm!Pro from RSJoomla.  A versatile form builder, we are excited about the newest update, the ability to do a group of conditionals.   What is RSForm!Pro? RSForm!Pro is a form builder for Joomla!  It has undergone a major update in recent updates adding in a drag-and-drop grid, which makes it easier to create and layout w...
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DEC
17

Joomla 3.9.14 Release

Joomla 3.9.14 Release

Joomla 3.9.14 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses two security vulnerabilities and contains over 35 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.14?

Joomla 3.9.14 includes two security vulnerability fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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DEC
04

The Date is Set for JoomlaDay Chicago 2020

The Date is Set for JoomlaDay Chicago 2020

We are pleased to announce that the date has been set for JoomlaDay Chicago 2020.  It will be on Saturday, October 17th at DePaul University Loop Campus.  We've checked and the Chicago Marathon is the weekend BEFORE, so we should not have any issues with street blockage due to pre-event activities.  

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NOV
28

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Our office is closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  
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OCT
31

JoomlaShack Conference 2019

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 You may recall that back in July we shared the news that the Joomla World Conference was not moving forward.  JoomlaShack, a leading provider of free and commercial Joomla templates, extensions and Joomla training, stepped in and created the JoomlaShack Conference.  This 3-day conference will include presentations from around the world.  The conference...
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OCT
28

Enter for chance to win a Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Card

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With today being a chocolate holiday (one of my favorites), I thought it might be fun to get you to help me with this year's compilation of favorite Joomla! extensions.  Each year, I compile a list of Joomla! extensions that are my favorites covering forms, calendars, social sharing, galleries, and such.  Except for 2018, where the focus was on calendar...
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OCT
24

Adding Lead Generation to Your Joomla! Website

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Joomla! is one of the most widely-used content management systems (CMS) on the web. It runs nearly 2 million active websites, accounting for over 3 percent of the entire web. Its popularity makes it a good choice for building a website because it's kept up-to-date and secure, with plenty of add-on features available. Let's look at how you can add lead generation to your Jo...
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OCT
21

Joomla! Pizza, Bugs & Fun Had Been...Fun

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This past Saturday Danico hosted Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun (PBF). It was a worldwide event to help advance Joomla!4. This event was a great way to be apart of the Joomla community. The organizers prepared lots of documentation, videos and more to help the local organizers assist their participants. What is Joomla Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system ...
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OCT
20

We Did It! JoomlaDay Chicago was a Hit!

We Did It! JoomlaDay Chicago was a Hit!

Oh my gosh!  Can you believe that JoomlaDay Chicago is done! 

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OCT
17

There's Still Time to Join Us for PBF

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Back in August we announced that we would be hosting Joomla! Pizza, Bugs & Fun or PBF.  A worldwide event to bring the Joomla! community together to work on the next release, Joomla! 4.  PBF is here!  This Saturday at 9 am the fun begins.   What is Joomla!  Joomla! is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that is used to publish w...
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OCT
03

Congrats Joomla! for Being Named Best Free CMS by CMS Critic

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The 2019 People's Choice Winners of the Critics' Choice CMS Awards have been announced.Joomla!, our favorite CMS, was named the Best Free CMS (YAY!) What is CMS Critic? CMS Critic, founded by Mike Johnston, has been around since 2008 as an unbiased, honest reviews for resources on the web.  The cmscritic.com website is source for information, advice and the "late...
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SEP
24

Joomla 3.9.12 Release

Joomla 3.9.12 Release

Joomla 3.9.12 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.12?

Joomla 3.9.12 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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SEP
23

Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission

Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission
 

The first day of Fall is here and brings with it 20% off savings on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission.

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SEP
17

PBF Training Sept 21 Live on YouTube

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 A few days ago, we announced our hosting of Pizza, Bugs and Fun on October 19th with Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN).  This is a worldwide event to help Joomla! to be the best Content Management System (CMS).   This Saturday Sept 21st at 8am AND 7pm UTC,  Benjamin Trenkle and Mike Brandner will give an introductory training for P...
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SEP
10

How to secure API keys for Google Maps Platform | Google Cloud Blog

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Starting September 16, 2019, API key restrictions will be enforced for the Places API. Any calls to the Places Library using API keys which don’t have the Places API in their list of authorized APIs will begin to receive errors.

API keys are the primary way we authenticate access to Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs. Here's a rundown on the key restrictions available, best practices, and a video tutorial on how to restrict your keys. 

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Ms. Monopoly is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs

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Something a little different. Today Hasbro announced the release of Ms. Monopoly.  A new version of the beloved Monopoly game.  In this game, female players start off with Monopoly money than their male counterparts, and even are awarded more when passing, 'Go'.  Another change is that instead of collecting properties, you collect inventions made by women. &...
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SEP
08

JUGCN Wed Sept 11th at 11 am - EasyBlog

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​Every second Wednesday is the Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN) meeting.  This Wednesday, Sept 11th we will be giving an overview of EasyBlog, a blogging extension from StackIdeas.   To be clear, blogging can be done in Joomla! by creating articles.  With the latest enhancements to categories, tags and custom fields you can do all of your blogging wit...
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AUG
31

Joomla! Certification Exam Registration Link Now Available

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The JoomlaDay Chicago Joomla Certification Exam is now available for purchase!

Here's how to register:

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AUG
28

Labor Day Special

Labor Day Special
 

We know it's a little bit of work, but...take a few minutes and REGISTER for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event.  

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AUG
25

6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago

6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago
 

Time flies... it was not long ago, we just starting to plan for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event, now were are just 6 short weeks away.  As you may imagine, things are heating up around here.

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AUG
25

Pizza, Bugs and Fun Saturday, Oct 19th

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We are pleased to announce that we are hosting Pizza, Bugs and Fun on Saturday, October 19th.  This is worldwide event that brings together the Joomla! community to document and test future versions of our favorite content management system (CMS).   You may be thinking that this event is not for you because you're not a hard core developer, but WAI...
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Joomla 3.9.11 Release

Joomla 3.9.11 Release

Joomla 3.9.11 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.11?

Joomla 3.9.11 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019

2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019
 

In exactly 2 months from today is JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 in the Chicago Loop!  It has been a few years since we've been in the heart of Chicago.   This year's event has some fantastic sessions.  If you've not seen it, click here to check it out the schedule of the day.

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AUG
06

Joomla, we have a problem.

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All volunteer communities have to address the same issues at some point. How to recognise the work of volunteers? How to acknowledge their contributions?

Joomla is no different. For 14 years we've faced these issues without finding an answer.

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AUG
04

Joomla Turns 14

Joomla Turns 14
 

Did you know that August 14th is Joomla's 14th birthday?  To celebrate there is a limited edition 14th birthday design available in the Joomla Shop.  The design will only be available until August 31st.  Show your support and get your Joomla Gear TODAY!

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JUL
31

Google Ads Close Variants to Include Words With the Same Meaning

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This article, Google Ads Close Variants to Include Words With the Same Meaning, posted on Search Engine Journal, discusses the Google Ads is expanding close variants to include words that have the same meaning as the original keyword. This change, will be rolling out in the coming weeks, impacting broad match modifier and phrase match keywords.

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JUL
30

Information about the Joomla World Conference 2019

Information about the Joomla World Conference 2019

After a year without a JWC in 2018, the board were eager to bring together the Joomla! Community with a World Conference in 2019. London was chosen as a venue and the dates were announced for November 2019.

Planning for this event was at an advanced stage and tickets were being sold. Then the deadline for Brexit was extended to 31st October 2019 and in the last week the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been elected with a mandate to ensure Brexit happens on 31st October, even if that means without any form of deal with the EU.

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JUL
25

Golf Fore Youth Fundraiser 2019

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The Bridge Youth and Family Service is hosting their annual golf fundraiser on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Inverness Golf Club. The proceeds from this event go towards providing programs and services for children and their families throughout northwest suburban Chicagoland, with some services extending further. The Bridge is a non-profit organization located in Palatine,...
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JUL
20

Rocket Scientist and 50 Year Moon Walk Anniversary

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50 Years ago on July 16, 1969, two men step onto the moon. It took hundreds of people from various backgrounds to make it happen.  It took courage to believe that it was possible and even greater courage to ask others to follow.  Today, you see companies like SpaceX and billionaires like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos dreaming, planning, funding, and working towar...
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JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

The 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago schedule is now live on our site.  We have some fantastic sessions to help you build a better Joomla! site.  The day includes informational sessions, Panel Discussion with our speakers, exam review sessions, and the Joomla Certification Exam.

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JUL
10

Joomla 3.9.10 Release

Joomla 3.9.10 Release

Joomla 3.9.10 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one bug introduced into 3.9.9, affecting template styles of multilingual web sites.

What's in 3.9.10?

Joomla 3.9.10 is fixing one bug introduced into Joomla 3.9.9 which affects the template styles of multilingual sites and results in lost data.

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09

Joomla 3.9.9 Release

Joomla 3.9.9 Release

Joomla 3.9.9 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

Note to users with multilingual sites: Please do not update to 3.9.9 and wait for 3.9.10.
More information can be found here

What's in 3.9.9?

Joomla 3.9.9 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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01

Closed for July 4th Holiday

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 In recognition of the 4th of July Independence Day Holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Our site monitors will be running and emergency support will be available. Regular hours resume on Friday, July 5th at 9 am. Full list of holiday hours
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JUN
30

The Single Sign On, Identity and Consent Management on Joomla.org

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Privacy Laws like GDPR introduced several new requirements that changed the way we think the data management and the pathway to the privacy compliance.

Privacy by design and by default were just some of the requirements that web developers should take under consideration before they develop new apps. But of course, apps were online also before GDPR effectiveness and as expected the Joomla Project and more specifically the Joomla Compliance Team, has started to evaluate the current situation to result to effective, security and privacy solutions.

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JUN
28

4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

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JUN
26

JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

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JUN
24

JWC Speakers Confirmed

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JUN
22

Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

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JUN
20

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Bye Bye Preferred Domain setting

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With the new Search Console experience the Preferred Domain setting is being sunset.

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11

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one bug introduced into 3.9.7 which affects web sites using the French Help Server.

What's in 3.9.8?

Joomla 3.9.8 is fixing one bug introduced into Joomla 3.9.7, due to the removal of the French Help Server.

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 40 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.7?

Joomla 3.9.7 includes three security vulnerability fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

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JUN
07

Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support

Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support
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JUN
07

Have You Seen Our Video

Have You Seen Our Video

With the help of Joomla.org, we have a new video for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event. View. Register. Share.

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MAY
22

Closed for Memorial Day, May 27th

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In recognition of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.   Our site monitors will be running and emergency support will be available.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 am. Full list of holiday hours
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MAY
17

JED Server Security Incident Report

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Following a server level compromise of the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED), we would like to provide our community a postmortem summary of the events leading to this issue, the response from the Joomla project team members, and a plan of action moving forward to prevent a similar type of issue in the future. In summary, this was a preventable compromise, and after analy...
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MAY
07

Joomla 3.9.6 Release

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 Joomla 3.9.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.

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APR
09

Joomla 3.9.5 Release

Joomla 3.9.5 Release

Joomla 3.9.5 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.5?

Joomla 3.9.5 includes three security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
25

Because Open Source Matters … and Domains too!

Because Open Source Matters … and Domains too!

It’s an exciting day for The Joomla Project and BRANDIT!
As the consolidation and packaging of web services move forward, we are happy to announce the official launch of our domains platform (powered by BRANDIT), domains.joomla.org.

Every website starts with a domain name, and by offering domains directly from Joomla.org, our users gain a new way to help build their online presence whilst helping the project financially.  

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MAR
12

Joomla 3.9.4 Release

Joomla 3.9.4 Release

Joomla 3.9.4 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains 28 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.4?

Joomla 3.9.4 includes 4 security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
08

Recognizing International Women's Day

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​What is International Women's Day? March 8th is International Women's Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the achievements of women.  The first reported gathering was in 1911.  IWD is recognized everywhere, it is not country, group or organization specific.   The 2019 campaign is about balancing gender equality, #BalanceforBetter. "A balanced world is a bet...
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MAR
06

A Statement on the Recent Report by Check Point

A Statement on the Recent Report by Check Point

A report by Check Point Research has been brought to our attention relating to a security vulnerability that was patched back in December 2015. This report has also been picked up by Threat Post.

Both reports contain a great deal of inaccuracies and intimate that the vulnerability detailed is a current one. 
This statement serves to clarify the facts surrounding this issue. Furthermore we would like to assure our user base that, much as these posts attempt to state that this is a current issue, the truth of the matter is far from that.

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MAR
02

Auctria Update: Mobile Bidding for Apple and Android

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 For events we use Auctria for guest and auction management.  Typically, our clients have a combination of online preview, online and silent auctions to help raise funds for their causes.  While we love to see the fun-natured ribbing as guests chide each other to increase bids, there is also the ability to use mobile bidding.   To understand how mo...
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MAR
02

JUGCN March 13 MyJoomla

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For the March 13th JUGCN meeting the topic is MyJoomla, a well-known go-to service for site recovery when thought to be hacked. They also provide other services that are fantastic for monitoring and overall site health that helps prevent the need for site recovery. MyJoomla is multiyear award winning software. It is a great place for learning and then applying best practic...
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FEB
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Joomla attended the CMS Security Summit at Google in Chicago

Joomla attended the CMS Security Summit at Google in Chicago

January 30th 2019 - It’s freezing cold in Chicago today and according to the news, it’s even colder than on the Mount Everest - so a perfect day to stay inside a warm building, sitting in front of your machine and having a (sorry, bad Everest joke) summit!

The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) was invited to send a delegation to the CMS Security Summit, organised by Google and taking place in Chicago. JSST leads David Jardin and Tobias Zulauf took that opportunity and travelled to Illinois to meet security team leads from other CMS, web hosts and of course a bunch of Googlers representing various projects and initiatives from the company.

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FEB
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Joomla 3.9.3 Release

Joomla 3.9.3 Release

Joomla 3.9.3 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 6 security vulnerabilities and contains 30 bug fixes and improvements.

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FEB
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Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven

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Some PPC guides suggest you could get a successful PPC program up and running in just a few hours. But the reality isn't so simple.

The post Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

Original author: Pauline Jakober
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Keeping your Joomla website up-to-date

Keeping your Joomla website up-to-date

As of release 3.5 Joomla is collecting stats data, thanks to the stats plugin (only works if it’s enabled), and it found too many websites are not using the currently supported release of 3.9.2. This data is based on the Joomla, PHP, and database version. These are some pretty alarming statistics, and should not be ignored! We have provided some links at the bottom of this article for your reference, review, and to even get the latest release of Joomla.

 
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FEB
10

A Thought on Fixing Marketers Feeling Unfulfilled

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 Too often Marketers work long, hard hours to meet client needs and find themselves struggling for fulfillment and happiness.   "Happy marketers are much more valuable," MarketingProfs head of content Ann Handley said. "They do a better job when they are inspired, when they feel supported, connected and challenged." CMSwire's article shares with all of us a remin...
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JAN
31

Confused About Joomla Cache? Here's a Beginner's Guide

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Everyone wants their site to be FAST.  Caching helps.  So you log into your Joomla site's administrator panel.  You go to your Global Configuration and then.... you don't know what to do next.  There are more options than just 'Yes - cache'.  Check out this: The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options This JoomlaShack blog post, walks through what ...
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Joomla 3.9.2 Release

Joomla 3.9.2 Release

Joomla 3.9.2 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains over 50 bug fixes and improvements.

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JAN
01

Have a great 2019

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 Happy New Year!  I've heard it said that a new year is a time for renewal.  As we reflect on 2018, we appreciate all of our clients, colleagues and vendors.  We are excited for the new year and all that we can accomplish together.   Our office is closed today but we're back tomorrow with ideas to help you reach your goals.
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DEC
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Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

As we countdown to 2019, we’ll be raising a glass (or two) to all our incredible volunteers who have made the leaps and bounds of 2018 possible.

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DEC
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Happy Holidays

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We are closing at 3 pm on December 24th and will be closed all day December 25th.  Happy Holidays from all of us here at Danico!
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DEC
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Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist (SEJ)

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Looking for ideas for your holiday marketing strategy? This checklist from Search Engine Journal has some great ideas.  One thing often overlooked is the first item on the list - 'Holidize' Your Website.  I admit that we don't think about it for our website, only for our social media do we think about it.  The article by Sergey Grybniak also includes email campaign ideas.  Check out the full article  Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist: 6 Essentials on Search Engine Journal and let us know which ideas resonates with you.

Original author: Sergey Grybniak
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DEC
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Joomla 3.9.1 Release

Joomla 3.9.1 Release

Joomla 3.9.1 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 40 bug fixes and improvements. 

 
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DEC
06

JUGCN 2018 Early Year in Review

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​Originally posted joomlachicagonorth.com where SD is the group leader.​ The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with dif...
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NOV
22

Grateful This Thanksgiving and Every Day

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Today as I prepare to sit down with family and friends, I cannot help but take a moment to think about how grateful I am to have so many people who love and support me.  I am also grateful for the people and companies I get to help reach their goals. I have the best job, because I have the opportunity to learn about them and their company, where I get to lea...
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NOV
08

Tracking YouTube Video Performance In Google Tag Manager

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A look at Google's time-saving YouTube trigger for Google Tag Manager.

Tag managers arrived on the technology scene years ago, making analytic tag adjustment easier for marketers. Over the years, they have saved marketers time by making it possible to integrate sources for reporting.

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NOV
04

What to Know About Joomla 3.9

What to Know About Joomla 3.9
 A few days a go, the Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suite was released. GDPR went into effect a few months ago.  The Joomla team responded developing: An easier way to get user consent for recording their dataThe ability to manage user data requests through a new componentThe ability for extension developers to report data collection via a new API The consent is a plug...
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NOV
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Talking about a Modern Joomla

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There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.
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OCT
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Joomla on the move in the USA

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The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Hoston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.
 
 
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The First JoomlaCamp Chicago

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The first JoomlaCamp Chicago was held on September 22, at DePaul University's Loop Campus. With a wide range of questions and answers covered, participants left feeling excited to put their expanded Joomla! knowledge to use on their own sites.  
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OCT
05

Our Office is Closed for Columbus Day

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You've heard about Columbus discovering American, but do you know how the Columbus Day holiday came to be?  It was proclaimed in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and for many is a celebration of Italian-American Heritage.  Learn a more about the history of Columbus Day and the alternative holidays proposed in the 1970s.   Our office will be closed on Monday, Oc...
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Facebook Security Update

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​Today, Facebook posted about a breach discovered on September 25th and was said to have affected almost 50 million accounts.  You can read the entire statement here.  They have addressed the issue and reset access keys for affected parties.  We recommend the following precautions. 1. Logout of All Devices You can do this by going to the Facebook Securi...
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