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September 2020 Edition of the Joomla! Magazine Now Available

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The latest edition of the Joomla! Community Magazine was released on September 20th.   The magazine went through a sort of rebirth this year. It now uses EasyBlog, the same extension used for this blog and several client blogs.  It also has new energy.   There are three that I really would like you to read, really I want you read all of them but if you ...
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DEC
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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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SEP
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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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DEC
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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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JUL
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Teaching Joomla to teens in New Jersey - Covid-19 "Joomla style"

Teaching Joomla to teens in New Jersey - Covid-19 "Joomla style"

Recently, I had the opportunity to help a colleague teach teens Joomla! It was a great experience, being able to share with newbies what Joomla can do.  Below is the write-up that appeared in the July 2020 edition of the Joomla Community Magazine.


So what do you do when the state of New Jersey is on quarantine, and 15 teens want to learn web? You teach them Joomla!

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JUL
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Joomla 4 Beta 3 is here and it comes with Joomla 3.10 Alpha 1

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The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla 4.0 Beta 3 release, and the first Alpha of Joomla 3.10. We invite you to download, install and test the package to improve quality assurance for the forthcoming 4.0 release and to discover the new features introduced in this major release. Do you want to try Joomla 4.0 Beta without migrating one of yo...
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JUN
20
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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
28
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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
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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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MAR
29
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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
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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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JAN
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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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FEB
04
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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
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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
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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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OCT
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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
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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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OCT
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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
21
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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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SEP
24
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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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AUG
04
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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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AUG
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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
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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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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
28
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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
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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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JUN
28
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4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

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

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The latest info on JoomlaCamp and JoomlaDay Chicago

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JUN
26
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JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

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JUN
24
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JWC Speakers Confirmed

JWC Speakers Confirmed

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JUN
22
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Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

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JUN
11
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Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

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JUN
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Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

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JUN
07
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Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support

Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support
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JUN
07
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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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JUL
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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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AUG
06
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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
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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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JUL
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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
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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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JUL
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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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JUN
30
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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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JAN
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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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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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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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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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MAR
06
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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
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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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APR
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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
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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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MAY
07
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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.

What's in 3.9.6?

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