Joomla blog posts from around the web (41/12)

Joomla blog posts from around the web (41/12)

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 41:

• Peugeot Uses Joomla
• Survey for 2013 Overall Project Goals
• How To Package Joomla Libraries
• Joomla 3.0 templates and Joomla 1.5 end of life
• New hosting partners - SiteGround
• New multilingual editor makes Joomla translation even easier
• Talks announced for 2012 Joomla World Conference
• SEO fun and more at Mozcation Milwaukee
• Joomla 3.0 - should I upgrade?
• Josetta 1.3.0 released
• User Extended fields language file for Joomla 2.5.x

Peugeot Uses Joomla

Written by Steve Burge

Peugeot is one of the most famous car brands in Europe.  Peugeot can trace their company history back to 1810, eighty years before they even started making cars. Peugeot is now part of the Peugeot Citroën group, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.  Last week we mentioned that Leonardio Di Caprio uses Joomla and was using a particularly sophisticated design.  Well, also runs on Joomla and they are pushing design boundaries. Check out their beautiful, multi-lingual site.

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Survey for 2013 Overall Project Goals

Written by Paul Orwig

For the first time, the Joomla project is conducting a survey to ask for input and feedback about overall goals for the upcoming year. As a community driven project, your participation is important - the results of this survey will be one of the inputs that will help determine Joomla's overall goals for 2013.  This survey will remain open until October 29. Please follow this link to the english language version (currently available translated versions are listed at the end of this blog) so your input and feedback will be included on this important subject:

About the 2013 project goals survey

This survey is 16 questions long and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. No personally identifiable information is collected (although you may optionally include your email address if you want to volunteer to help with future surveys). Here is what this survey consists of:

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How To Package Joomla Libraries

Written by Joseph LeBlanc

You’ve seen it before: the monster Joomla installation package. It’s a giant component, several side modules, and at least one plugin. Once you dig through the code, you notice the plugin isn’t even responding to events: it’s merely there to load up code shared by the other extensions. 

Fortunately, Joomla 1.6 and higher provide a better way of handling this. Reusable code libraries can now be installed into the libraries folder without creating extraneous plugins. Just like any other extension in Joomla, a library is packaged as a .zip file with an XML manifest to guide the installation.

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Joomla 3.0 templates and Joomla 1.5 end of life

Written by Anthony Olsen

As most of you will know Joomla 3.0 was released a few weeks ago. This release marked the end of life of the Joomla 1.5 series of Joomla and barring any major security issues that may pop up, it is unlikely that we will see another release in the Joomla 1.5 series. 

Given that maintaining packages across three versions of Joomla is a somewhat staggering task and that we will (hopefully) start to ship a Joomla 3.0 version and quickstart of the next Joomla template we need to draw a line in the sand in regards to support for Joomla 1.5. This will free us up to focus on some more progressive development of our templates, extensions and framework.

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New hosting partners - SiteGround

Written by Anthony Olsen

We are pleased to announce that we have recently partnered with SiteGround to deliver hosting services for the JoomlaBamboo website. In fact, we moved servers a few months ago but I wanted to hold off on the blog post as we put the new server through it's paces.

SiteGround knows Joomla

SiteGround is a well known supporter of Joomla and has been offering specialized Joomla hosting services for many years now. They currently host more than 80 000 Joomla websites and have proven to be a reliable, secure and specialized Joomla hosting provider. That's why we chose them in the first place.

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New multilingual editor makes Joomla translation even easier

Written by Victor Drover

The ability to translate your Joomla multilingual web site without the need for a third-party add-on — a feature first introduced in Joomla 1.6 — is widely recognized as one of the most important steps in the development of this content management system.  In practice however, keeping track of translated articles and properly associating them the original language with is very challenging. To solve this problem, we created and released Josetta — the Joomla translation manager — back in March.  Today we are proud to announce Josetta version 1.3 that includes a major improvement that makes Joomla translation even easier.

Joomla multilingual editor

In previous versions of Josetta, translations were created one at a time by selecting a content item such as an article and then choosing the desired language. While effective and certainly a big improvement over translating content with Joomla alone, it is common for translators to know three or more languages.  Thus, the original Joomla translation workflow in Josetta did not maximize the time of a translator.

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Talks announced for 2012 Joomla World Conference

Written by Victor Drover

If you haven’t noticed, the first-ever Joomla World Conference is fast-approaching — Nov. 16-18 — and excitement is building in the Joomla community.  As we mentioned previously, the keynote speakers have already been announced and look very compelling. I’m happy to report that in addition to sponsoring the event, we’ll be attending and speaking as well.  At noon on Nov. 17, I will deliver a talk entitled Is Joomla 3 ready for enterprise? 

Yannick Gaultier, the author of sh404SEF® and Josetta, will also be in attendance. He is giving a lightning talk on multilingual Joomla web sites with Josetta.  Tickets are still available, so we hope you can make the time to attend and we look forward to meeting you at one of our sessions.

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SEO fun and more at Mozcation Milwaukee

Written by Victor Drover

On Oct. 3, 2012 we were honored to speak at Mozcation Milwaukee, a local SEO event organized by the good folks over at SEOMoz.  Mozcation Milwaukee was an excellent event — held at the gorgeous Harley Davidson Museum — and Rand Fishkin and his crew gave exciting talks and brought new insights for the 200+ crowd who attended.

All about SEO

I spoke about what things to look for when selecting and optimizing a CMS with regard to SEO. To broaden the scope of the talk, I used open source examples from Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress to highlight some of the key elements such as canonical URL support, page title patterns and customization, the importance of a centralized URL manager and more.

About Mozcation Milwaukee

Mozcation events are held in 2-3 locations each year and I want to thank our friends at Regal Creative for spearheading the efforts to make Milwaukee a stop on the 2012 Mozcation circuit.

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Joomla 3.0 - should I upgrade?

Written by Victor Drover

On September 27, 2012 the Joomla project released the much-anticipated 3.0 version of the CMS.  Although many additions and improvements have been made, the most significant change in this build is the adoption of the Bootstrap framework from Twitter.  Twitter Bootstrap instantly adds mobile responsiveness to Joomla — the ability to adjust the layout of the web site based on the size of the screen — making it one of the first open-source content management systems to become mobile-ready. 

While Bootstrap adds enormous and clear benefits for site builders, add-on developers can also build their extensions using the Bootstrap elements baked into Joomla. This reduces development time and improves standards and usability for consumers.  Given the rise and popularity of mobile and responsive web site design, you might be tempted to upgrade a previous Joomla version to Joomla 3.0.  However, you must consider a number of factors to decide if Joomla 3.0 is right for you.

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Josetta 1.3.0 released

Written by Ron van Schaik

Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of Josetta 1.3.0 build 429, which is fully compatible with Joomla! 2.5!  This is a major release.  Release notes:  Introducing a new tabbed translation interface, with all languages together, plus popup access to translation page from anywhere in the backend! Increased speed for displaying items available for translations, and several updated translations.  Also note that the latest release of K2 has built in support for Josetta translation manager!

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User Extended fields language file for Joomla 2.5.x

Written by Alan Sparkes

If using the User Extended field plugin on Joomla 2.5 there is some weird ness with the language files. Attached to this post is a working admin language file. The file has been edited to work with Joomla  2.5.7 and is working on K2 2.5.7

Install it via ftp to administrator/language/en-GB/en-GB.plg_k2_userextendedfields.ini  Note its lowercase whereas original sees to have Camel Case. Also rename it so it ends in 'ini' and not '.txt'

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