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Thu

27

Sep

2012

Joomla! 3.0 FAQ
Written by Gary Brooks   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 15:57

Mobile Ready.  User Friendly.

Important! Current Joomla 2.5 / 1.7 /1.6 site owners (Backup before you upgrade)

2.5/1.7/1.6 Joomla sites allow for easy one click updates to the next version.  Before you attempt any updates to your site, make sure you have a backup ready.  If you have not done your diligence on all templates and extensions in your site to make sure they are 3.0 ready. You run a large risk of breaking your Joomla site from incompatible template or extensions.  It is suggested you upgrade a 2.5 site on a replicated staging site, once you have the site up and going, move it to production. The most important fact is to make sure you keep a current backup of your site that you can easily restore.

What are the major differences between Joomla 2.5 and 3.0? 

The most noticeable difference is the totally revamped administrator, which is updated to a modern design with many simpler and more friendly user-interfaces.  Also, Joomla 3.0 is now mobile friendly and can be used with any modern device.
 
In addition, there are dozens of improvements to the details of all of Joomla, such as a new installer which you will notice when creating a new Joomla 3.0 install.  Finally, Joomla 3.0 is packed with goodies for extension developers,  such as Bootstrap support and jQuery support.
 
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Fri

21

Sep

2012

Joomla 2.5 is the Recommended Version for Most Sites
Written by Steve Burge   
Friday, 21 September 2012 14:15

Joomla MobileLast month we wrote a blog post called “The 3 Things You Need to Know About Joomla 3”.

As a reminder, here are those 3 things you need to know:

  1. What is great about Joomla 3? Mobile. Joomla 3 will be the first major Content Management System to be completely mobile-ready.
  2. Who is Joomla 3 for? Early adopters. Initially, Joomla 3 is best used by early adopters, developers and more experienced users.
  3. I am on Joomla 2.5. What do I do? Stay where you are. Joomla 2.5 a wonderful version of Joomla and will be supported until 2014.

In this blog post, we’re going to expand a little on the third point:

Joomla 2.5 is the recommended version for most existing sites and will remain so for another year.

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Thu

20

Sep

2012

Join Us for Final Bug Squish before Joomla! 3
Written by Nick Savov   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 21:10

Consider this your invitation to join us this Saturday, the 22nd of September, for the final Pizza, Bugs, and Fun (and Birthday Party!) before Joomla 3.0's release next Thursday, the 27th of September.  It's an all-day global event that's open to all virtual participants that are interested.  There will also be local venues wherever they are organized.  The key goal is to fix as many Joomla 3 bugs as possible before Joomla 3's release.

This Bug Squish is a great opportunity for intermediate to advanced users to learn how to contribute to Joomla bug fixes within the community.  You do not have to be an expert coder or even a coder to contribute;  all we ask is that you are familiar with running Joomla on your localhost before the event and that you consider yourself at least an intermediate user.  We will provide you with the help and documentation that you need to test the Joomla 3 patches (i.e. fixes), so please join us this weekend and help us to make Joomla 3 better!

Detailed information about the event can be found in the wiki at http://docs.joomla.org/Pizza_Bugs_and_Fun_September_22,_2012

To comment or discuss this post, go to http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=754496

 

Thu

20

Sep

2012

Joomla! Day Spain - September 28 - 29, 2012
Labels: Joomla Days

Written by Isidro Baquero   
Thursday, 20 September 2012 14:56

 Joomla!Day Spain 2012, Mérida

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What is it?

The 5th Joomla! Day Spain is taking place in Mérida, Spain on September 28 - 29, 2012. This conference is the biggest Joomla! event taking place in Spain, and a great opportunity too meet many of this great community's members. A beautiful venue will welcome all attendees, that will be able to share knowledge about the modern CMS Joomla! while they admire Mérida's mighty roman theatre or any of the many other monuments of this great city (we even have ruins INSIDE the venue! :D ).
 
This year the event organizers have taken extra care not only with what will happen during the sessions, but also with what will take place before, between and after them. Because Joomla!Days are great events to learn and discover, but very specially to meet people. Ranging from a Guinnes record (guess on what! clue: food related) to typical spanish games, coffee breaks and lunch time will be as exciting as the sessions.
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Wed

19

Sep

2012

Thanks to Pizza, Bugs and Fun Participants!
Written by Andrea Tarr   
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:01

Thanks to everyone who participanted in the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun this past weekend. Almost 50 people worldwide tested, coded and fixed bugs in Joomla! 3.0, helping to get it ready for release. A majority of the people participating were not in the Joomla Bug Squad so it was great to see so many different people volunteer to help. I'd also like to give a special thank you to Nick Savov for making this happen.

The fun may be continuing over the next weekend for those who didn't get enough of it yet...

Statistics over the Weekend

These are the statistics from the Joomla CMS Issue Tracker and Github for the period. Thanks must also go out to the people not on these charts including those who did documentation, those who tested but didn't have a login to the trackers and those giving support.

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