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MAR
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JoomlaDay USA 2022

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Danico Enterprises is proud to be a Community Sponsor of JoomlaDay USA 2022! JoomlaDay USA 2022 is a FIRST-EVER IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE of individuals, including web designers, site managers and other Joomla users—from novice to experienced—for a two day-long conference. We invite you to join us for this unique and exciting opportunity to learn fro...

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FEB
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Joomla 4.1.0 Stable - New standards in accessible website design

The Joomla! Project is thrilled to announce the features-packed and timely release of Joomla 4.1.

This release sets new standards in accessible web design and brings exciting new features, highlighting Joomla's values of inclusiveness, simplicity and security into an even more powerful open-source web platform.

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MAR
20
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The March Issue

The JCM Team is proud to present you the March Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

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JUL
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Joomla Privacy Tool Suite

New to Joomla? The JCM has got your back! In our Explore the Core series, experienced Joomla users help you discover Joomla's powerful core features. In this month's issue, Sigrid Gramlinger explains one of Joomla's most amazing features: the built-in Privacy Tool Suite. Find out what it’s all about!

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JUL
20
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Custom Fields - Episode 5 - List of Resources

After a series of 4 episodes published in the previous editions of the Joomla Community Magazine, hopefuly you already know a lot about Custom Fields.

But learning is a continuous process and it is always nice to learn from each other. This is exactly what I like about the Joomla Community: the fact that many people share their knowledge and enthousiasm.

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AUG
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Explore the core! The Joomla 4 Dashboard

When you're new to Joomla (or just new to Joomla 4), your first impression of the Joomla administrator can be a little overwhelming. So many possibilities, and what do all these things even mean? Don’t worry. We’ve all been there. In this series, experienced Joomla users help you find your way. In this month’s issue, Vivana Menzel gives you a guided tour through the heart of the backend: the dashboard. Enjoy!

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AUG
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Pre-Update Check - Your path to Joomla 4

Joomla 4's now available, but if you're thinking about upgrading from Joomla 3.9, here's some important things to keep in mind before you click the Update button.

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AUG
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Joomla 3.10: End of Support Handling

As documented in the announcement of Joomla 3.10 as well in a recent magazine article, Joomla 3.10 is a bridge between the Joomla 3.x series and 4.x. It will be initially released together with 4.0.0 and starting from there gets two years of official support.

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AUG
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Recruitment, Retention and Recognition

With the release of Joomla 4.0, Joomlers - Joomla's hard-working volunteers - are as important as ever. Whether you're completing an occasional task to support the project, a regular contributor to a team's activities, a member of a team or working group, right through to the various levels of leadership in the organisation, I thank you on behalf of Joomla and look forward to many years of contributions to come.

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JUN
20
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Leadership interview: Philip Walton, Marketing & Communications DC

Listen, understand and help solve the existing problems: that’s what Philip Walton planned to do once he got elected as Joomla’s new Marketing and Communications Department Coordinator (and had started doing already in the weeks before). JCM had the pleasure of interviewing this highly committed brand new DC, who is, according to his Manifesto, happy to roll up his sleeves and get on with the job - but he may need you and me and a couple of others to become a ‘unified force’ and really get the job done.

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SEP
20
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My favourite Joomla 4 feature - customizable dashboard

Joe Sonne about his favourite Joomla 4 feature

Joomla 4 comes with a couple of pretty neat new features, and at the Joomla Community Magazine we love to hear what you do with them. In this issue, Joe Sonne tells us how he customizes the administrator dashboard for his backend users. This is relatively easy; all you need is curiosity, creativity and a good idea of what your users need. And if you know a bit of CSS and HTML, you can knock yourself out creating the best user experience ever for your users.

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SEP
20
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The plans for Joomla 4.1

After the release of Joomla 4.0, I met online with Sigrid Gramlinger-Moser and Benjamin Trenkle to discuss the process and people behind the testing and production of Joomla 4.1, the next Joomla minor version.

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SEP
20
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Joomla 4: Tweak Cassiopeia with a top banner and horizontal navigation

You don't have a logo and there is no text that fits instead of the logo on your website. Instead, you want to display a banner at the top of your Joomla website. Your menu should appear under this banner. The logo or the alternative text should not be visible at all. You would prefer your website to look exactly as you created it using Joomla 3 and Protostar. How can this be done with Cassiopeia?

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SEP
20
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Design becomes reality. J4 landing page, part 2

For those just joining the story so far here is the first instalment where I discover that there is such a thing called the Joomla 3 landing page, stumble across the designs for the new Joomla 4 landing page and realise there is a lot more to this than meets the eye.

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SEP
07
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Explore the core! Structure your Content with Categories

Guess what’s the most important on your website? A beautiful template? Wrong! Nice colours and barrier-free? Wrong! Good SEO URLs? Wrong again!

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SEP
20
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Can you give some Time4Joomla?

Do you sometimes wonder who the people behind the scenes are putting Joomla together? Most of the time it's users like you who have decided to give a little bit of time - answering a form post, translating some language strings, writing some documentation or perhaps testing some patches. Here's how you can give some Time4Joomla.

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JUL
29
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Birthday Present Announcement - Joomla 4 Stable 17th August

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The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the planned release of Joomla! CMS 4.0 Stable and Joomla 3.10 Stable. Joomla! will be 16 on the 17th August 2021 And it is with great pride that the Joomla! Project would like to announce the planned launch of Joomla 4.0 and Joomla 3.10 to coincide with its birthday celebrations. Joomla4You Nearly nine long years in the making, Jo...

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JUN
20
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What type of Joomler are you?

When you hover around in the Joomla Sphere long enough, you’ll see that, like every community, it comes with its own personality types. In this article, you’ll meet a few of them. And if you recognise yourself in one (or more) of these Joomlers, we also advise you on what role you could play in the Joomniverse. Have fun finding your personality type!

Friendly Neighborhood Joomler

Everyone should have one around: the Joomler always ready to help us out when we’re stuck. We can find you at a JUG meeting, Googling away before the Doctor Joomla-question is even asked, or answering questions in forums or on social media. If you are the friendly neighborhood Joomler, you can be someone who knows everything, but more likely you like to search for the right answer to help out in the best possible way.

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APR
20
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The April Issue

The JCM Team is glad to present you the April issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

This month's edition features:

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FEB
20
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Explore the Core! Organise Your Content with Articles and Categories

No matter if it’s a travel blog, a recipes collection or a company page, all websites have something in common: they present some kind of content to the visitors. With Joomla, it is easy to create and organise your web content.

What is content?

Content is any kind of textual or visual information that is encountered as part of the user experience on websites (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_content).

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FEB
20
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Community Openings - Joomla! 4 Edition

Psst!  Have you heard? Joomla! 4 is coming. Yeah, I know that you’ve heard that before, but it’s TRUE!  Earlier this month Joomla 4 Beta 7 was released and you know what that means?! It means that a Joomla 4 Release Candidate is dropping soon, and where there’s a release candidate, a new Joomla release is soon to follow. To get over the finish line, we need a hand, make that several hands to get things done. There’s a saying, something about many hands, making light work, or something like that. We could use MANY hands to write, test, bugfix, market, document, translate and more. 

In this special edition of Community Openings we are highlighting opportunities for anyone, even YOU to be a part of this new major release of Joomla. If you have an hour or many hours, are a writer, coder, marketer, and something in-between, here’s your chance to be one-of-the-many hands to help this next release happen.

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FEB
13
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JoomlaDay USA 2021

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Danico Enterprises is proud to be a Community Sponsor of JoomlaDay USA 2021! JoomlaDay USA 2021 is the  FIRST-EVER IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE of individuals, including web designers, site managers and other Joomla users—from novice to experienced—for a two day-long conference. We invite you to join us for this unique and exciting opportunity to learn from ...

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DEC
24
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JUGCN 2020 Year in Review

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Joomla is a favorite tool for building websites and I have been leading the Joomla User Group Chicago North for a few years.  Check out the year in review shared below, on magazine.joomla.org and on joomlachicagonorth.com The end of 2020 is here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics, hosted fantastic guest speakers, and are looking forward to 2021. J...

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DEC
19
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The December Issue

The JCM Team is proud to publish the December Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine.

Featured this month, the brand new WebAuthn passwordless login method of Joomla 4.

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OCT
27
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Joomla 4 Beta 5 and Joomla 3.10 Alpha 3 are here: test them now!

Once again the Joomla Project is pleased to announce the availability of the Joomla 4.0 Beta 5 release, and Joomla 3.10 Alpha 3.

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NOV
20
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The November Issue

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The JCM Team is proud to publish the November Issue of the Joomla Community Magazine.

In this Issue

  • Editor's Introduction
  • Meet a Joomler: Russell Winter
  • Joomla 3.10 Status & Release Strategy
  • 19 mistakes about Joomla extensions Part 1
  • Leadership Interview: Wilco Alsemgeest
  • It's not about the money
  • 10 reasons why Joomla is the ideal CMS for Non-profits
  • Mind the contrast: Check your colors and make a difference
  • Leadership Interview: Justine Ayebale Abunyanga
  • Protecting your resources from web attacks using a new Feature called FetchMetadata
  • What have you done for Joomla lately?
  • Community Openings - November 2020

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OCT
09
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One Week to JoomlaDay Chicago 2020

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What a ride! After a year of planning (and re-planning), JoomlaDay Chicago 2020 is a week away on October 17th.  This year's event is an online summit (you know already know why so I won't go over it) which is good and bad.  The obvious bad part is that we will not be able to have our Sip'n Social event to just hang out with each other.  Last year'...

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SEP
20
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Updated JoomlaDay Chicago Schedule

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JoomlaDay Chicago is Oct 16-17th A weekend of Joomlers helping Joomlers! JoomlaDay Chicago 2020 has sessions for beginners, advanced developers, and more. Joomla! President Brian Mitchell is our Keynote Speaker. Beginner's Workshop The weekend starts with a Beginner's Workshop on Friday, October 16th. This is a full-day event led by Laura Gordon from RytechSites and Joomla...

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SEP
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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
17
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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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APR
02
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An Imperfect Girl Who Codes

I will start by saying that this blog is going to be a bit different. You might have already guessed that by the title.  The other day I watched a TED Talk by Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani. If you are unfamiliar with TED Talk, it is a non-profit organization that spreads worthy ideas. While I find something to take away from many of the talks, this o...

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SEP
17
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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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JUN
27
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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

J2Store / j2store.org

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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JUL
20
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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
29
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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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MAY
03
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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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MAY
31
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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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JUN
20
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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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MAR
31
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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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MAY
19
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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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APR
09
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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
29
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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
30
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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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FEB
28
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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
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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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MAR
03
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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
22
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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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JAN
28
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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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