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Joomla at CMS Garden at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, Germany
Written by Peter Martin   
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 13:51

This week (Monday 10th - Friday 14th 2014) Joomla will be present at CeBIT 2014, which is the world's largest and most international computer expo in Hannover, Germany. Joomla shares a booth called “CMS Garden” together with 7 other open source content management systems. Last year the shared booth was a great success and this year we hope to continue that...

So if you happen to be at CeBIT this year, come and say hello to us at the CMS Garden booth. You'll recognize us.. we are the ones with the Joomla Tshirts!

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Hosting companies - Engage with the Joomla! Community and add immense value to your offerings
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Friday, 14 February 2014 10:07

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Powering approximately 4% of the web, Joomla! is one of the leading content management systems today.

As a leading hosting company, positioning yourself to support Joomla can be a great value addition to your marketing strategy without any major impact on your infrastructure outlay in terms of hardware or manpower.

The minimum requirements for Joomla are pretty standard, but there are other steps you can take to ensure that your company is providing top quality support to your Joomla customer base.






Seven Tips for Safer Internet Day
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:45

The 11th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide today, February 11, 2014.

  • The theme for the day is: "Let's create a better internet together"
  • It is like any other Tuesday on your calendar, but should it be?
  • Just how secure is YOUR website?
  • Just how safe is the information you store about your customers, clients and users?

Sadly, when it comes to security, any system can ultimately be compromised. But there are numerous small steps you can take that make the pathway to your data just a bit more difficult. Each little barrier adds up, making the task of breaking into your site just inconvenient enough for a hacker to move on to the next site instead of spending more time on yours.






GSoC 2014 Kickoff
Written by Chad Windnagle   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:31

Greetings to my fellow Joomla Community:

Google Summer of Code is close and fast approaching! I’m proud to say that over the last two years Joomla has had a very successful GSoC program with a great success rate of projects that have become major Joomla features or essential developer tools in libraries.

I’m personally excited to be able to coordinate the program again this year. It’s a fact though, the only way that such a program is successful is because of the wonderful volunteer efforts that go into coordinating the program and mentoring the students.

There are a few key places that we could really use some volunteer help this year: Project Management, Student Mentors (Primary and Backup), and Testers.

Google requires we have two dedicated project managers, this role doesn’t necessarily require code level experience, but good communication skills and some availability in terms of time would definitely be essential!

For our mentors we like to have two mentors per project, this gives our students a few people to bounce ideas off of, and hopefully a good chance of getting someone’s advice quickly when they have questions. Mentors work closely with the students and have a lot of influence on the project’s direction, timeline, goals, and overall success.

New this year is an idea to have some community members available for testing. One thing that is always needed are some people interested in testing our student’s project code. I’m planning to have a project schedule so testing can be done on a planned basis. This position will require very little time from a volunteer, but has a huge positive impact for quality projects and code, as well as getting input on the project from a larger community of people.

We would greatly appreciate any help that this wonderful Joomla community can offer us. Please take a moment to use the form below to send us your contact info! And, if you have any questions about the program please feel free to ask by sending me an email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Visit this Link to Volunteer as a Project Manager, Mentor, or Tester







Marketing Team Leadership Announcement
Written by Ruth Cheesley   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 21:12

The Marketing Working Group (MWG) is pleased to announce the addition of new team members.

The primary focus of the Marketing Working Group (MWG) is to raise awareness of the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) and Framework within the international Joomla community, as well as the general open source community.

In December we announced that we were seeking nominations from the community for new members to join the Marketing Working Group. The original article can be accessed here:

We are pleased to announce that Jess Dunbar will be leading the Marketing Working Group, which is formed of the following members:


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