Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 49, 2013:
- Hosting companies - Engage with the Joomla Community and add immense value to your offerings.
- Seven Tips for Safer Internet Day
- New members for Community Leadership Team
- Call for OSM Board Nominations - Feb. 2014
- It's all my fault
- jQuery live search added to forum, tickets and search page
- Selecting the best Group Password Manager for your small business
Written by Ruth Cheesley
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Not only would this help to develop your presence as a reputable hosting provider within the Joomla! community, but it may also help to drive traffic to your site from search engines and social media channels in line with your existing marketing strategies.
Written by Ruth Cheesley
The 11th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide today, February 11, 2014.
- The theme for the day is: "Let's create a better internet together"
- It is like any other Tuesday on your calendar, but should it be?
- Just how secure is YOUR website?
- Just how safe is the information you store about your customers, clients and users?
Sadly, when it comes to security, any system can ultimately be compromised. But there are numerous small steps you can take that make the pathway to your data just a bit more difficult. Each little barrier adds up, making the task of breaking into your site just inconvenient enough for a hacker to move on to the next site instead of spending more time on yours.
Written by Peter Martin
Last November we asked the community to nominate candidates for the Community Leadership Team. From the 32 nominated community members we selected a few people for interviews and asked four of them to join the CLT. We would like to thank all of the candidates for their time & responses, as well as the Joomla Community for the many excellent suggestions.
Here are our four new CLT members and their backgrounds:
Alice GrevetAfter completing a professional certificate in website design at the American University of Paris in 2001, Alice became a Mambo user, followed soon thereafter by Joomla! In 2005 she became a free-lance website developer, specializing in Joomla! website solutions for Paris-based non-profits.
Written by Alice Grevet
Open Source Matters (OSM) is entrusted with providing organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! project. You can find out more about the organization at http://www.opensourcematters.org.
Given those responsibilities, and upcoming term expirations for multiple directors and officers of the board of OSM, a call for nominations for directors of the board is being made at this time.
Shortly following the election of these new directors, the annual OSM members meeting will take place. This annual meeting provides an additional opportunity for nominees to be elected to the OSM board.
Following the annual meeting, an election of officers of the board will take place. All newly elected directors are eligible to be nominated for an officer role.
If you or someone you know is qualified and motivated to serve on the board, please fill out the nomination form and tell us more about your interest, skills, and experience.
Written by Brian Teeman
We live in a blame culture. We are always looking for someone to blame whenever a situation occurs. We are in control of so much of our lives and yet instead of taking control and changing what we can change we expect someone else to do it for us. The reality is that it isn't someone else's fault - it is mine. And when I say mine I mean yours.
Every time we face an issue instead of looking at someone else to blame we should be looking at ourselves and saying - it's all my fault.
My web site got hacked
It happens, we blame the hacker, we blame the software, we blame the host. The reality is that we chose all of them. We chose a host running outdated software. We chose to download software from a "questionable" source. We chose not to do anything special to protect our site. It's all my fault.
Written by Anthony Olsen
I have just added a new live search functionality to the new topic, new ticket and search pages on the Joomlabamboo site. So now when you type a word into the title box of your next ticket or forum thread you will see a list of items that may be relevant for your question.
How does it work?
The live search basically filters a static list of items that can be found on the Joomlabamboo network and displays the relevant articles based on the exact words entered into the list. It's yet to have relevant / useful forum posts added to the list of keywords and we may find that it's worth refining the list depending on user feedback. I decided not to make this dynamic and search the database mainly because it is going to be easier to curate the list of topics if the items are in a static list.
Written by Ron van Schaik
Joomla Launches Campaign for a Safer Internet and raises the bar on delivering security to the open source community.
On the 11th February 2014, the eleventh annual Safer Internet Day will take place with the theme ‘Let's create a better internet together'.
Celebrated globally in over a hundred countries, Safer Internet Day aims to inspire a safe, responsible and creative use of technology.
Recently at Anything Digital we needed to find a solution for a team password manager, here's is how we are making our internal process safe.
Selecting the best Group Password Manager for your small business
When we decided it was time for Anything Digital to adopt stricter policies in our project management methods, one of my concerns was how to share import security information effectively.