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Joomla news (362)

Even though I try not to chase the news (it wears you out, I promise you), there's a lot going on in the Joomla commounity. I will comment on certain things happening with Joomla, other stuff I will just link to in my Twitter account. Enjoy!

joomla-version-17The Joomla team has now released Joomla 1.7.0 stable. This version includes many fixes and improvements over the 1.6 version.

Key updates in the new version include pre-defined search options, a new defense against form manipulation, language specific font settings and more.

Most notable, however, is the fact that you can upgrade from the latest version (1.6.5) from inside the Joomla administrator. No more FTP upload of files!

This might seem like a simple thing to do, but it has taken some time to get this right.

joomla-week-27Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 27: 

• What You Need To Know About Joomla 1.7

• Cloud.com, recently acquired by Citrix for $250m is running on Joomla! & K2

• New Joomla templates from Joomlashack

• Ecolift Joomla 1.6 Template Released

• Our Tienda Joomla Templates Updated

• Powerplay Joomla 1.6 Template now available

• News Cycle Joomla 1.6 Template now available

joomla-week-26Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 26: 

• Helping me to spread the Joomla!Love

• A Lawyer for All Seasons

• Where is the code? Where is the tracker?

• Multilang in 1.7 What's new?

• Even More 1.7 Features

• Help Wanted for the Joomla! Events Team

• DealsInJoomla.com - Coming soon to help Extension Devs collaborate in promoting their extensions !

• Joomla 1.6.4 and deals plazajoomla

• Slight delay on Joomla July Template + RokGallery Release

• Joomla 1.6 version of captifyContent is now available

• 2000 reasons to celebrate

• It's a small world - I'm famous (he he) but why my daughter doesn't like Joomla!

First post on Smashing MagazineYesterday, my first ever article was published on the great Smashing Magazine web site. Smashing Magazine is an online publication about design, coding and all things related to web development.

My article was published on the coding.smashingmagazine.com sub site, which contains hands-on tips and tutorials on coding, server setup etc.

The article is called How to modify a default Joomla 1.5 template. In the post, I describe in detail how to take the JA Purity template of Joomla 1.5 and modify the header, logo and other elements.

The purpose of the post is primarily to teach users how to modify a template. How to discover where settings are hidden and what CSS and code to change.

joomla-week-25Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 25: 

• K2 and Why you need a good Joomla Web Host

• Joomla!Day Malaysia 2011 Recap

• RokGallery, a New Spin on Managing Images

• We just hit 50000 messages on the forum

• We’re not the only ones growing - join the Joomlapolis celebration and save on sh404SEF

• Google - the nosy neighbor who gets easily confused

joomla-week-24

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 24: 

• Ninjaboard Announcements, growing team, new releases and a RocketTheme sponsorship

• Making Joomla Idiot Proof (part 1)

• Peeking at Joomla 1.7

• DOCman Secrets: Standard Buttons

• Different handling of empty Categories in Virtuemart 1.1.9

• K2 meets JCE 2.0 - love at first... site!

• The contact page how to make the most of your blind

• Music to Design to - Thin Red Line

• jFlickr Flickr Module Joomla 1.6 Ready

• JB Library updated to latest version of jQuery

• Hoverbox Image Gallery for Joomla 1.6

• Pretty Box Image Gallery now available for Joomla 1.6

• Joomla 1.6 Template Version of Cultivate

• Standardising the way we include jQuery

• A K2 lightbox video gallery using Microblog

• A sneak peak at the July Joomla Template

• Element Joomla 1.6 Template now available

• Making our equal heights jQuery script smarter

Joomla 1.7 statusThe release of Joomla 1.7 is not far away. In fact, the stable version (1.7.0) is scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 19 (new date!).

In this post, you'll find some dates and information on upgrading to Joomla 1.7 from versions 1.5 and 1.6.

The Alpha version of 1.7 was released on June 5th.

Joomla 1.7.0 beta is targeted for release on Tuesday, June 28.

joomla-week-23

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 23:

• Joomla! Night Chile to be broadcast LIVE!

• Repairing our Joomla Community - Avoiding the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

• J and Beyond Presentation - Continuous Integration

• Site of the Year competition

• Avatar Competition - Take 2

• Design Inspiration - Cultural Solutions

• Introducing the Element Joomla Template

• jTweet is now Joomla 1.6 Compatible

• JB Type is ready for Joomla 1.6

• Little Snapper + Ember = Heart

joomla-week-22Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 22:

• Why Open Source?

• eBay Agrees to Acquire Magento and Joomla! eBay Update

• Zen Grid Framework Updated to v1.1.18

• A sneak peak at the Element Joomla Template

• Newstream Joomla 1.6 Template Released

• Interview with Ronni Christiansen from Red Shop

• Simpleshop Joomla Template ported to Joomla 1.6

• Avanti Joomla 1.6 Template Released

joomla-week-21

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 21. This week was a huge one in terms of Joomla content. From debate and controversy, to useful tips and information, to event reports and coding insights, to updates for extensions and templates, you got it all:

Enhanced User Profiles with Joomla - Don't use a hammer

Some Personal and Business Updates

JED Listing Redesign and Enhanced Features

Joomla!Day Greece 2011 Recap

JED Announces Support System

Paul Orwig: Navigating the code development process

Introducing zaTours and ask a question.

My view about the JCM debates

Joomla Drama: JCM, Censorship, Bans, Nooku, and Hope for Leadership

The Joomla Dilemma

Understanding Open Source

JoomlaDay Greece 2011 a success!

For Those Who Don't Know Joomlashack, Let me Introduce You

Forms for Joomla 1.6 – Released to Testers

Sneak peek into DOCman 2.0 development

Hub Joomla 1.6 Template and Quickstart now available

Introducing Hub - A Magazine Template for Joomla

Nooku Development at Warpspeed

joomla-week-20Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 20:

Government of Greece Uses Joomla

JPeople Communication Manager

Giving Thanks for Community Help Documenting Governments Using Joomla!

The Joomla! Community Leadership Team is Growing!

Joint Leadership Summit Goals

2011 goals and budget for the Joomla! project

Open letter to Brazilian Joomla Community

Creating forms in Joomla 1.6 with bfForms

joomla-week-19

Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 19:

J & Beyond 2011 - The aftermath

Open Source Matters at J and Beyond

The JAB11 King Skis!

Joomla related Domain Names for sale

Have a great week!

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