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!
The Joomla team has now released Joomla 1.7.0 stable. This version includes many fixes and improvements over the 1.6 version.
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.
Here 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
Here 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!
Yesterday, 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.
Here 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
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
The 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.
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
Here 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
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
Here 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