Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 43:
• Multilanguage in 3.0.2 What's new?
• Guaranty Trust Bank Uses Joomla
• Open Source Matters Third Quarter Goals Update
• sh404SEF® 126.96.36.1991 released
• Update JSN ImageShow to version 4.4.1 and enjoy new amazing features
• How to test JoomlaShine's templates before purchasing?
Multilanguage in 3.0.2 What's new?
Written by Jean Marie Simonet
n the 1.7 release of Joomla! was introduced a cool functionnality, Menu Items Associations for a Multilanguage site.
Compatibility with 2.5
The new feature is backward compatible. One just needs to save again the parameters in the System Language Filter plugin and make sure all is fine for the already associated Menu Items. The screenshots below are done from an updated Multilanguage demo site ( See 2.5 version here: http://multilingual-joomla-demo.cloudaccess.net/ )
How does it work?
1. Edit the System Language Filter plugin and make sure that Items associations is set to Yes.
Guaranty Trust Bank Uses Joomla
Written by Steve Burge
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) is the biggest and most profitable bank in Nigeria. They are one of the biggest companies in Western Africa and have opened branches in Cote d'Ivorie, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. GTBank are also pioneers in mobile banking, so it's no surprise that their new website is mobile. And, what better choice is there for a mobile-ready website than Joomla? See their new Joomla site at http://gtbank.com.
Open Source Matters Third Quarter Goals Update
Written by Paul Orwig
The final part of the 2012 goal setting/budget planning process suggests that each leadership team publish quarterly updates on progress for each of their major goals. Following through on this part of the process is important-it promotes increased openness and transparency, it strengthens accountability and trust between the project's leadership and the community, and it recognizes the volunteer contributors who are the most important resource for our project's continued growth and success.
This post gives a summary of progress that was made during the third quarter for Open Source Matters' (OSM) four major 2012 goals, along with the names of key contributors for each of the items. Sincerest thanks go out to everyone who contributed to the progress that was made on these goals during the third quarter!
Here are blogs summarizing OSM quarterly goal updates from earlier this year:
Written by Victor Drover
Today we are proud to announce the immediate availability of sh404SEF® 3.6.4 (build 1481), which is fully compatible with Joomla! 2.5. Release notes: Maintenance release, Google analytics bug. Also of note in recent releases is the use of a database and caching library that can vastly speed up a site if using memcache or APC cache server for SEF url caching and for Joomla! general database operations. The Open Graph data tags have been updated to reflect Facebook's new documentation. In addition to this, several mobile sites improvements have been made.
Update JSN ImageShow to version 4.4.1 and enjoy new amazing features
Written by Bui Thi Mo
JSN ImageShow version 4.4.1 has been released with a lot of new enhancements; did you get this news? If you have updated yours and can see the new things, you might be looking at our blog to help you understand more about this new version, I guess! Let's scroll down!
New Highlight Features
Other enhancements (Added JSN Framework, change in Facebook mechanism, etc.)
How to test JoomlaShine's templates before purchasing?
Written by Bui Thi Mo
The JoomlaShine team understands that it's not easy for you to decide whether to buy a product or not, since you have a million questions in mind about how exactly a template works. Therefore, we spend time on building a "Demo Builder", which will help you test all templates easily.
What you get from the DEMO BUILDER?
You have a chance to try before buying
You can enjoy full features of the Pro Editions
You can access the back-end of the demo builder and do anything you want.
You are also free to edit content and graphics of the Demo site.
The Demo is available for 5 days.