Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 11:
• St. Patrick's Day Sale: Save 25% on all Memberships now through March 19th
• Duplicate Template Fix for Joomla 2.5
• A 5 Year Affair with the Dutch Joomladays
• Joomla 2.5.3 released and Quickstart packages updated
• Using Twitter Bootstrap to Create a Responsive Web Design (RWD) for Joomla
• Urgent security update available - Joomla 2.5.3
• JCal Pro 3 - the calender for Joomla 2.5 - with custom fields and event registration is now available
Written by Team JoomlaPraise
Our St. Patrick’s Day Sale is going on all week at joomlapraise.com!
Whether you're Irish or not, you can still join in on all the festivities with us & save 25% on ALL JoomlaPraise Template Club Plans from now through Monday night, March 19th!
Get instant access to over (41) simple, beautifully-designed Joomla! templates including our two latest Joomla 2.5 updates, SoftPraise 2.5 & EleGlance 2.5. Both come with 5 colorful themes, Google Fonts, responsive mobile layouts, a ton of customizable parameters and much more!
Written by Andy Miller
Since the release of Joomla 2.5 there has been a particularly annoying “duplicate template” bug that becomes clearly evident when you install or update a template. As our primary business involves templates, and as a result the vast majority of our users install templates, this has caused a great deal of confusion and consternation among our users.
This bug was identified and patched in the Joomla platform shortly after the 2.5.0 release, however, Joomla is currently at 2.5.2 and this issue remains because the Joomla platfrom fix has not been merged into the Joomla CMS code.
Written by Myra
The second quarter of the year ushers in one of the oldest and most popular Joomla events in Europe. The Dutch Joomladays is happening on the 21-22 of April and we are proud to be a Gold sponsor for this year’s event.
Since 2008, we have attended, presented and shared the latest developments from our HQ. We have collaborated with Joomladay NL attendees doing talks and workshops.
Written by Anthony Olsen
Over night Jeff Channell posted some information regarding the privilege escalation vulnerability recently found in Joomla 2.5. If you haven't already updated, then it's advised that you upgrade to the latest version of Joomla via the Joomla update process as soon as possible.
A big thankyou ...
A big thanks goes out to Jeff for spotting and fixing this - the Joomla world is a safer place when Jeff is on the case.
How to update Joomla...
As we all know, mobile/smartphone and other handheld devices/tablets are hugely popular and the uptake is growing month on month. There is enormous growth in this sector, not just with device specific applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android, etc - but also websites being made easily accessible via these devices in a usable way.
I have just finished a makeover of the Fastnet Web Design website to make it mobile/smartphone/tablet friendly, using what we have come to know over the the past 6+ months as 'Responsive Web Design'.
Written by Victor Drover
On Thursday the Joomla project released version 2.5.3 to patch two serious security vulnerabilities affecting all Joomla 2.5.2 and all earlier versions including Joomla 1.6 and 1.7.
It is CRITICAL that all Joomla instances — version 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 — upgrade immediately to version 2.5.3.
Anything Digital is proud to recognize Jeff Channell — our very own Senior Developer — for identifying one of the vulnerabilities on Monday and reporting it to the Joomla Security Strike Team who acted quickly to release the update.
JCal Pro 3 - the calender for Joomla 2.5 - with custom fields and event registration is now available
Written by Victor Drover
It gives me great pleasure today to officially announce that JCal Pro® for Joomla 2.5 is now available from our app store. Back in January we released a public beta version and used the feedback to make JCal Pro® the best calendaring solution for your Joomla 2.5 web site.
Most if not all of the features you have come to enjoy and expect from JCal Pro® are available in this most recent release. In addition, we’ve built upon the power of Joomla 2.5 to add great new options such as placing events in multiple categories, fine-grained control of user permissions, event registration, custom fields for your events and more.