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!
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.
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.
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).
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.
The JCM Team is proud to publish the November Issue of the Joomla Community Magazine.
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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.
Joomla 3.9.14 includes two security vulnerability fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:
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 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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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!
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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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:
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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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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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?
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:
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.
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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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.
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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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.
Joomla 3.9.15 includes three security vulnerability fixes and addresses several bugs, including:
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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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.
Joomla 3.9.12 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:
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The JoomlaDay Chicago Joomla Certification Exam is now available for purchase!
Here's how to register:
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