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Mon

21

Dec

2015

Thank You Chiara Aliotta!!
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Monday, 21 December 2015 00:00

Thank You Chiara!

 

Thank You Chiara for all the beauty you’ve brought to our community! Chiara joined the Marketing Working Group in 2012 and took on the role as Brand Manager. She created the new brand manual and a lot of different imagery still used within our community today. Chiara is an inspiration for many and designed beautiful images for many Marketing projects and events in the past years. Just to mention a few the design of the booth and flyers, the imagery for 10 Years Together, and many more. We can't remember a time when our campaigns & brand have looked so nice.

Today we regretfully announce the resignation of Chiara Aliotta as Joomla’s Brand Manager. She will be focusing on her business and her family. This is a great loss for us but we can only respect the decision and wish her the best.

We were proud to have you as part of our team and look forward to your future contributions as time allows.

Image Credit: Helvécio da Silva
 

Tue

01

Dec

2015

Irish is the 64th language pack added to Joomla!
Written by Mark Simko   
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 15:29

Irish joins 63 other officially released language packs for the Joomla CMS, making web publishing via a CMS accessible to more languages around the world.

The Joomla Translations Working Group has accredited Irish as an official language pack for Joomla. Now Irish joins 63 other accredited language packs for Joomla, and is now available for the 3.4 releases of the popular CMS.

The aim of the Joomla Irish Language Localisation Project is to provide an up-to-date translation of the core Joomla content management system (CMS) into Irish. Additionally, some commonly used optional extensions may be translated also. This is a significant project, and requires tens of thousand words to be translated for the core Joomla CMS alone.

The new language pack is now available from the Joomla back end (Extensions: Install Languages) and from the translations page community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html#ga-ie and pre-releases (not accredited) are available for older Joomla versions github.com/joomla-irish/language_pack/releases.

The Irish language pack has been merged into the code for the upcoming release, and could also be selected in Joomla as the default install language starting in the official release of Joomla 3.5. The 63 currently approved language packs (including en-AU, en-US, fr-CA...) can be found here: community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html

Joomla language packs affect standardized buttons, inputs, messages, etc. Language packs can still be overridden with the standard Joomla language overrides, so it is easy to substitute your own labels and messages for buttons and dialogs.

Joomla can be used to create a single language website (e.g. Irish only, or English only), or a multilingual website (English, Irish, French, Spanish, etc). Each language requires the core Joomla CMS to be translated into that language, so that the correct text is displayed as required. For example, when filling out a contact form: ‘You must enter a subject’ becomes ‘Ní mór duit ábhar a chur isteach’. With the Joomla Irish Translation Pack installed, these translated text snippets are immediately available in a new website, even before any user content is added.

The new language pack represents months of work by a dedicated team of many Joomla contributors, including Kevin Scannell (New Translation Team Coordinator), Eoin Ó Murchú and Síne Nic an Ailí. Kevin and Eoin have previously collaborated on several important Irish localisation projects, including the translations of Gmail and Twitter into Irish.

The full list of contributors to the Irish Language Pack:

  • Kevin Scannell
  • Eoin Ó Murchú
  • Síne Nic an Ailí
  • Clíodhna Ní Mhurchú
  • Andrew McCarthy
  • Hervé Boinnard
  • Laura Dempsey
  • John Duffy
  • Steve Jacobs

Hervé Boinnard facilitates communication with the Joomla project in general (the translators are new to Joomla community), and managed the files and history of the previous releases, since he joined the team in 2009. Steve Jacobs provided the first translation of the frontend of Joomla! version 1.0.12 back in the summer of 2006. Since then, John Duffy has managed partial translation of subsequent Joomla! releases, allowing some Joomla websites to have effective front end in Irish. Yet, a full release translation has only been possible with the participation of recent contributors, most notable Kevin Scannell.

Irish (Gaeilge), is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. It is spoken as a first language by a small minority, and as a second language by a larger group. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national language of the Republic of Ireland, is an officially recognised language in Northern Ireland, and is also among the official languages of the European Union.

One can find all the accredited language packs on this page: community.joomla.org/translations.html
Earlier (not accredited) Joomla Language Packs for Irish can be found here:
https://github.com/joomla-irish/language_pack/

 

Fri

06

Nov

2015

Joomla Will Be At The Madison PHP Conference - Come Join Us
Written by Mark Simko   
Friday, 06 November 2015 14:17

The Joomla project is sponsoring the 2015 Madison PHP Conference as Conference Partner. The conference is being held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin (USA), Saturday, November 14th, 2015.

Madison PHP provides support, education, and networking opportunities to PHP developers. The group is not-for- profit and run by community volunteers. Membership has been steadily increasing and is now at over 350 members.

As part of the sponsorship, Joomla will host a booth at the conference. Representing Joomla at the booth will be Jessica Dunbar, PLT, and Robbie Adair.

A Joomla related session will be delivered by Robbie Adair of Media A-Team of Houston TX, entitled ‘Building Custom Applications With Fabrik’. Fabrik is a popular Joomla extension that provides a framework to rapidly and easily build Joomla based web applications.

The event focuses on PHP and related web technologies. It is organized by Madison PHP and offers something to attendees at all skill levels. If you are available, it promises to be a day of networking, learning, sharing, and great fun!

We would really love to meet up with community members at the Madison PHP Conference, so if you’re planning to attend do let us know, and drop by the booth to say hello!

 

Wed

23

Sep

2015

Call for volunteers: Trademark & Licensing Working Group (TLWG)
Written by Marco Richter   
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 20:15

The trademark team manages and defends Joomla-related trademarks and licensing on behalf of the the Joomla Community. We want to make sure the world respects the policies and regulations we have around the use of the Joomla! name and brand mark.

This comes with a lot of work. We need active team members that will pick up on tasks such as building our own trademark subdomain on the Joomla!-website, finetuning processes as we want to make it easy for applicants to apply online and follow their submission. Furthermore we need license administrators to take in the requests and give follow up. In time, licenses have to be checked randomly and regularly on proper use.

Are you interested in taking part in our team? Or do you have suggestions on who would be interested in joining? Please let us know by writing a short (introduction) e-mail to our team-leader, Marco Richter ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Most roles only require less than a couple of hours per week. No special experience is necessary. As a team we will manage. We will teach you what you need to know.

We welcome your response!
You can expect a reply within two business-days.

 

Wed

12

Aug

2015

Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!
Written by Mike Veeckmans   
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 10:01

Spread The Joomla! Love

On August 17 Joomla! will turn ten. 10 Years Together as a community, as contributors and as friends. For this special occasion co-founder, Brian Teeman, has created a website to celebrate 10 Years Together. As a community we’re selling unique and time-limited shirts.

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