Joomla Blog Posts from Around the Web (week 40)

joomla-week-40Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 40.

Anthony Olsen has written a post on how to upgrade your Joomla site, there are some announcements from on various topics (redesign team, blog comments and more).

There is also a recap of Joomla! Day West which, according to the author, was "one of the best Joomla! events he'd been to yet".

Enjoy the read and have a great week!


How to update your Joomla site

Written by Anthony Olsen

In case you missed the official announcement Joomla 1.5.21 has been released to fix a medium level XSS injection. It's recommended that you upgrade to the latest version of Joomla if you haven't done so already.

Read the complete post here... Redesign Team

Written by Wendy Robinson

If you’ve been following the blogs on in recent months then you are aware of an initiave that’s been taking place to redesign the look of the Joomla! family of sites here at

Read the complete post here..

Blog Comments

Written by Sandra Warren

Two new groups have been created on, Community Blog and Leadership Blog
Each blog post will have a thread created in the appropriate JPeople group and a link provided at the end of each blog post.

Read the complete post here..

Orange Uses Joomla

Written by Steve Burge

Orange is the fifth largest telecom operator in the world. The company has around 200 million customers and is part of France Télécom.

Read the complete post here..

Recap of Joomla Day West 2010

Written by Daniel Baron

Joomla Day West, held at the Ebay Center in San Jose last weekend, was one of the best Joomla events I have been to yet.
On Friday night, we gathered together on the back patio of eBay Town Center for Joomla night, including some announcements, delicious food, and authentic Oktoberfest music and beer.

Read the complete post here..

JED Editor's Picks Nominations - One Week Only!

Written by Matt Lipscomb

The Joomla! Extensions Directory Team is proud to announce a new set of guidelines for the once Top Secret Editor's Picks!  With no new selections since 2008 and only 8 current listings, it's was past time to review our procedures and add new ones.

Read the complete post here..

Joomla! 1.5.20 Exploit, Temporary Fix and Tracker Item

Written by Amy Stephen

Today, an exploit on Joomla! 1.5.20 was published by the YGN Ethical Hacker Group. Jeff Channell (who you know as a security expert) saw the report and got the word out today. (Thanks very much, Jeff.)

Read the complete post here..

MissionControl - New Joomla Admin Template

Written by Andy Miller

For the past month we've been working on a little "SkunkWorks" project that started off life as an experiment, but has slowly morphed into a working prototype. The idea was to create a cleaner, more flexible Administrator template that could be color-configured, and also clean up some UI elements that have long bothered us.

Read the complete post here..

Price change is coming next week

Written by Anthony Olsen

Back in December I announced a change in our pricing structure for our Joomla template club - a change that I have let slide for almost 10 months now. So given that the Australian dollar is almost at parity with the US Dollar and that I first gave warning of the change in December I thought it only right that I implement the change now.

Read the complete post here.

eBay to use Joomla as the 'open source glue'

Written by Source Seeker

When I heard it signed the Joomla! Contributor Agreement as part of its plans to build a cutting-edge social network for 16,000 employees, my first thought was "Will eBay be building an open source auction app for Joomla?"

Read the complete post here..

Joomla 1.6 Admin Template Concept Update VII

Written by Kyle Ledbetter

It's time for another installment (#7) of our Joomla 1.6 admin template concept series! Last time we covered an all new concept for the Module Manager.

This time we're covering something totally new to Joomla: Pages! The idea of a wizard to help create a new "page" (menu item) has long been a dream of mine, and has begun to pop up in the J!UX discussions.

Read the complete post here..

Ryan to keynote Joomla!Day DC

Written by Ryan Ozimek

There’s few things I enjoy more in the Joomla! world than having the opportunity to meet members of the community.  Between session talks and evening drinks, the conversations are amazing.

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Rollover image on your website? That will be $80,000 (please)

Written by Matthew Lasar

"Dear website owner, congratulations on your excellent site, which includes features covered by our registered patent, #5,251,294. As the description indicates, many of the components on your pages, particularly your menus, rollover images, and shortcuts, are detailed in our claim.

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JoomStew News Brief – Philip Locke – OSM Board Member

Philip Locke, newly elected board member for Open Source Matters, joins JoomStew to talk about his new role, his thoughts about leadership and his Joomla! involvement.

Read the complete post here..

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