When Joomla 3.0 was released, it incorporated a lot of new user interface elements in the administrator. Compared to Joomla 1.5 and 2.5, it was a big step forward, in my opinion. The inclusion of Twitter Bootstrap did a lot for the interface, but in the first iterations of Joomla 3.0, it was a bit immature.
Now, with the release of Joomla 3.2, the interface has been reworked quite a bit. Nothing revolutionary, but little things in many places, to improve how you work with the administrator. As one who has built large sites with Joomla 3.1, I think these improvements will be very helpful and time-saving.
At J and Beyond 2012, the idea of a Joomla! App Store was discussed. Now, a couple of years later, we will soon see the arrival of the Joomla Extension Finder. Also known as "Install from web".
Joomla 3.2 is just around the corner, with the RC (Release Candidate) version released last week. One of the major things in Joomla 3.2 is content versioning. This means you can roll back to older versions of an article. You also have functions like compare, so you can see what has changed between different versions of your article.
Check out the video, where Mark Dexter explains how content versioning in Joomla 3.2 works in detail.
In this video, Jack Bremer does his yearly walk-through of the J and Beyond venue in Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
The hotel itself is HUGE and we only managed to cover the actual conference area. I actually had to use a map to find my room when I arrived at the hotel. Now, sit back and let Jack take you on a run through the venue.
It's Saturday night at J and Beyond 2013 (well, it's already Sunday), and I'm about to go to bed. Checking the #jab13 tweets, I find a tweet from Sander Potjer with an image from the Bug Squashing Session going on - and I head over there to see what's going on. The room is packed with coders and testers, and the hours fly by!
One of the hot topics after the release of Joomla 1.6 was how to upgrade from version 1.5. The only viable solution at the moment is using the jUpgrade component by Matias Aguirre.
Below, I've embedded the video made by people in the Joomla project to show how to upgrade your site to 1.6.
In this video Brian Teeman, co-founder of Joomla! and OpenSourceMatters Inc, is explaining WHY JOOMLA.
What is open source, why is Joomla! different and what does the numbers and statistics say about Joomla?
Last weekend, the first JoomlaDay Denmark was held in Kolding.
The event gathered 150 Joomla enthusiasts of varying ability to explore different subjects and socialize.
Brian Teeman and Nicholas Dionysopoulos were there to give presentations, and were asked by the organizers to prepare a short presentation on what's coming in Joomla 1.6. They gave a 15 minute presentation called "Joomla 1.6 - a date with the future", and the result can be enjoyed in this post.
There has been many efforts going lately to encourage people to contribute to the Joomla! project in various ways.
Jeremy Wilken of Gnomeoftherun.com is one person with a strong opinion in this matter. I met up with him during the J and Beyond conference to hear what he had to say about contributing to the Joomla! project.
In this video interview Jeremy shares his thoughts on how you can contribute to Joomla! for our common benefit.