Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 5:
• Pizza, Bugs, and Fun March 3, 2012
• Latin American Joomla: Joomleiro, Juuntos and Jokte
• Starting the Joomla CCK Conversation
• Superbowl Sale: Save 30% on all JP plans now thru Feb 6, 2012!
• We are ready for Joomla 2.5!
• Get Ready For Joomla 2.5
• Agora 4 beta release due in february
• Joomla affiliate program : make money online step by step
• 5 mobile solutions about Joomla templates and plug-ins
• How to find out if you are on the homepage of Joomla 2.5
• bfForms for Joomla 2.5 released!
Written by Andrea Tarr
We are announcing a Joomla! Pizza Bugs and Fun event scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event is global for virtual participants with local venues where ever they are organized. We squashed a lot of bugs last month, but as more people use a new release, we always find more. We'll also have documentation ready to be worked on.
Our goal is to work on coding and testing issues in the CMS Issue Tracker. The coding will obviously require programmers to do, but you don’t need to be able to code to test.
Written by Amy Stephen
I wanted to share a quick post on community initiatives in Latin America. You might have noticed tweets from folks in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and other Latin American countries and wondered what's going on. While some of the discussion has related to difficulties with the Joomla trademark, the more important message is that community is strengthening and more active in that region. That's good to see and deserving of our support.
Writen by Joss Sanglier
As a result of talking to several people on this site and others and with some help and encouragement from Matthew Schenker from this forum, I have put together a document discussing the issues around adding full content control (or CCK) to the core of Joomla.
I am not technical, so this is not a technical discussion, but rather looks at the entire issue from the point of view of an administrator and client.
Written by Gary Gisclair
The countdown to SuperBowl XLVI (#46) has begun so let's celebrate the BIGGEST game of the year with even BIGGER savings on all JoomlaPraise Club memberships—even renewals!
Whether you're a Giants or Patriots fan, you'll still come out a winner when you save 30% on ALL JP Club Plans from now through Monday night, February 6th:
Written by Johan
Joomla has announced the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5. This new major version comes with a host of new features including new search functionality, multi-database support, and update notifications.
Our extensions are ready
We are pleased to announce that DOCman 1.6.x and our upcoming FILEman 1.0 and LOGman 1.0 extensions are Joomla 2.5 ready!
Written by Victor Drover
After much anticipation and progression from Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.7, the next long-term Joomla release went live last week, Joomla 2.5.
I’m also happy to report that our extensions are Joomla 2.5 ready:
• Advanced Site Search - Available to subscribers since January 24 (download)
• Agora Bulletin Board - Available to subscribers for download on February 17 (try the demo!)
• JCal Pro®/RSVP - Beta version available free to the public for testing since January 24 (download)
• sh404SEF® - Available to subscribers since January 24 (download)
Written by Victor Drover
Today we are excited to announce that work on Agora 4 is nearing competition. It is is slated for a beta release in February and as of this writing is the only bulletin board written natively for Joomla.
Rebuilt from the ground up, Agora 4 will work natively in Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and beyond.
Agora 4 was designed for simplicity and modularity. That means you’ll be able to easily redesign views such as a post layout using standard Joomla template overrides.
Written by huyennt
There are many ways to make money online with Joomla; one of them is by joining a Joomla affiliate program.
You just need to register an account, promote a Joomla product and the money will roll right in. It sounds attractive, right? I know that some of you might want to be an affiliate to make money online. So now, let's get some behind-the-screen secrets revealed.
Written by Huyennt
In the mobile age which we are living in, more and more users access websites via smart mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android-based or Windows-based mobiles. It brings a new challenge to website developers - Providing the look-and-feel of a mobile device's user interface effectively.
Joomla CMS is not an exception. Joomla developers provide some mobile solutions for your websites. Take the phone out of your pocket and check out yours website with the mobile Joomla products below.
Written by Phil Taylor
Occassionally in PHP Joomla Extension/Plugin development you need to work out if the current rendered page is inface the default home page. The old way of doing this was to check the Itemid, but later versions of Joomla have a better way.
In order to see if you are on the homepage you can do something like the following snippet of code:
Written by Phil Taylor
I’m pleased to announce that the new bfForms for Joomla 2.5.x has now been released and can be downloaded from its very new website at http://www.Joomla-Forms.com/