Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven is a photographer, filmmaker and web consultant living in Oslo, Norway. He's the founder and author of JoomlaBlogger.

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Yesterday, the Joomla Production Leadership Team decided on adding Twitter Bootstrap to the core of Joomla 3.0. Twitter Bootstrap is a free collection of tools for creating websites and web applications. It contains HTML and CSS-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, charts, navigation and other interface components, as well as optional JavaScript extensions. 

This decision will have ramifications for the whole project. It will make it easier to style Joomla across the core and extensions, having a common styleset and markup. The framework is also used by other major website projects.

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 18:

• Joomla UI (JUI) and Bootstrap
• MTV Uses Joomla
• The JED and Version Support
• Introducing the new Corporate Joomla template
• Proud to support Joomla events like J and Beyond
• Using JCal Pro as community events resource for the Joomla project
• How to upgrade JSN ImageShow from Free to PRO without re-installing?

Yesterday, the first commercial Joomlablogger e-book was released. Blogging with Joomla!® is a 287 page e-book (delivered as a downloadable PDF, which covers a lot of information on how to blog with our favorite CMS.

Even if the book is written with a focus on blogging, the information can be used by anyone who wants to improve how they build Joomla sites.

I have worked on the book for around a year, so I'm pleased to report that the feedback has been positive so far. It seems people like the information and that they learn from it.

My friend over at Joomla Bamboo, Anthony Olsen, wrote this after reading through the e-book:

Kristoffer Sandven is at the leading edge when it comes to using Joomla for blogging. The detail covered in his Blogging with Joomla book is simply mind-boggling, which makes it a must for new or even seasoned Joomla users.

and TJ Baker of Joomla Shack said:

There's so much information in this book it would be good resource for someone looking to build ANY type of Joomla site.  It's a great investment for anyone looking for guidance with setting up their Joomla powered blog site, written by one of Joomla's best bloggers!

Go get your copy today - it sells for only €9.95. I set the price as low possible so it would be affordable to a larger audience. It's my hope that it will inspire and help many Joomla users around the world.

Read more about the e-book and order

or you can just order it directly by clicking the below button ;)


Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 17:

• Ninjaboard 2.0 Beta Available For Testing
• Joomla guy invited to speak at DrupalCon
• Joomla! begins with a P!
• Google Summer of Code Students Announced
• An Idea for the Joomla 3.0 Editing Mode
• Poll: Where Is The Best Place For To Communicate With You?
• Zenkit - Responsive templates for K2
• J And Beyond 2012 is coming! Many gorgeous activities will be held
• JSN PowerAdmin extension has a positive review after the first week of release

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 16:

• Native Joomla 2.5 Blog Site
• A First Look at the Mobile-Ready Joomla 3.0
• PraiseFrame, PraiseQuery, Greybox Image Gallery PraisePosition, and PraiseRegister now Joomla! 2.5 compatible!
• Duplicate Template Fix for Joomla 2.5
• Independent Review/Video of bfForms for Joomla
• See you at the Dutch Joomladays!
• New Thumbs and Populate releases
• A new business Joomla template - sneak peek
• JCal Pro released
• How to write a Josetta plugin
• Advanced Site Search released
• Enter now to win a free site upgrade to Joomla 2.5, search engine optimization with sh404SEF and more
• How to upgrade JoomlaShine Templates from FREE to PRO
• Share your Joomla Story at
• JSN PowerAdmin extension has a positive review after the first week of release
• JavaScript Library Management for Joomla

If you have followed this blog for a while, you know that I have promoted Joomla 2.5 and upgrading to it. The latest version of Joomla was released in January 2012. Soon after its release, it was announced that all major updates of previous versions would end in April of this year.

With millions of Joomla users need to upgrade their Joomla 1.5 installations. That's why some of the world’s top Joomla companies now have taken it upon themselves to work together to provide the opportunity of a lifetime for one lucky Joomla user.

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 15:

• New and Improved Updater
• The JED and Version Support
• On the fly, language files
• JoeJoomla To Present A Session At Joomla and Beyond In Germany
• Introducing the Vintage Joomla Template
• Find the nearest event with the new locations feature in JCal Pro for Joomla 2.5
• 10 ways Josetta is different from other multilingual solutions for Joomla
• New themes available for Agora Pro bulletin board
• JSN ImageShow v4 - A lot of useful new features to discover
• Joomla! 2.5 - Things you need to know
• Using Joomla easily and joyful with JSN PowerAdmin
• K2 v2.5.6 released released
• Meet us at J and Beyond!

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 14:

• Joomla 2.5.4 is now available patches two low-level security issues
• Future-proof your multilingual web site with Josetta - the fastest and easiest translation solution for Joomla 2.5 and beyond
• Joomla! 2.5 - details of new features
• Add the Facebook like box : How to do with a Joomla website
• The new K2 demo site

Monday, 02 April 2012 19:00

Joomla 2.5.4 released

The Joomla Project has just announced the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.4. This is a security release with two important security fixes and you should upgrade your site immediately.

In additon there, are 3 new features and 157 bug tracker issues fixed in this release.

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 13:

• Free Joomla! 2.5 Multilingual Training Webinar
• Call for OSM Board Nominations
• How To Upgrade MAMP
• New and improved support forums
• Agora 4.0.01 released

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