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Joomla 3.2 Video Overviews

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Joomla 3.2 was released today. 

This is one of the most important and interesting releases that the Joomla community has ever put out.

The headline features are an app store and content versioning. We've got video overviews of those two features, plus 5 more.

This videos are absolutely worth your time and include interviews with several of the developers involved with these features.


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The T3 Template Framework for Joomla

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In Joomla, there are two widely-used, commerical template frameworks.

We previously covered one of those frameworks by showing how to use Gantry from Rocketheme.

This week we're going to examine the T3 framework from JoomlArt. Just as Gantry was created by Rockettheme, so T3 was originated by JoomlArt for their internal use.

T3 has since become the framework of choice for another well-known...

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15 New Features Worth Noting in Joomla 3.2

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Joomla! 3.2 is set to be released on November 6, the day before the Joomla World Conference

3.2 is going to be the biggest, or at least one of the biggest, releases that Joomla has ever had.

Here is a list of 15 new features worth noting in Joomla 3.2, followed by a description and/or screenshots for each:

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Easily Test Joomla 3 Patches

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Joomla 3.2 is coming soon and it's time for developers to start testing.

The Joomla team say that, "the amount of contributions for this release is amazingly high and we are most likely looking at the largest release of the CMS ever."

To make testing the change much easier, the Joomla team have released a component called "Patch Tester".

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Delivering Joomla Email via Mandrill

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We send almost all of the emails from OSTraining via a service called Mandrill.

Why would we use a 3rd party to deliver the email that our site creates? 

In a word: Deliverability. Mandrill is run by the team at MailChimp and their entire business revolves around making sure that emails get delivered, rather han hitting the spam folder. We think that more of our site's users will get our...

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Rotating your Joomla template background

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Lately, I've received requests to implement a feature that will change background of a website on each page visit.

I have to admit, it took me some time to learn how to do it by myself. I thought about sharing my experience with larger audience with step by step tutorial explaining how to achieve this using “real” template in a real situation.

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Retina.js: Support Retina Images in Joomla

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You can blame it on the iPad 3.

Ever since the launch of the iPad 3, really high resolution images have been a requirement for looking great on larger screens. 

Webdesigners have had different reactions to need for high resolution images, but the most common practice is to create two images:

  • myimage.jpg - used for regular desktops.
  • myimage@2x.jpg - used for high resolution devices. This image...
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Reorganize Joomla 3 Articles, Modules and Menus

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This is a short tutorial to clear up confusion that some of our members had with a new Joomla 3 feature.

Joomla 3 introduced drag-and-drop for re-ordering articles, categories, modules, menu links and plugins.

The drag-and-drop feature works perfectly, but it can be hard to spot for new Joomla 3 users.

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TinyMCE is Much Improved in Joomla 3.2

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Joomla 3.2 is shaping up to be one of favorite Joomla updates.

There are some headline improvements such as the Joomla AppStore and also Versions for articles.

There are also some useful smaller improvements. One such an improvement is the move from TinyMCE 3 to TinyMCE 4.

TinyMCE 3 was released in early 2008 and here's how it looks in existing Joomla versions.

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Akeeba Backup and Amazon Web Services

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The old song says "Breaking up is hard to do" but for your site, is "Backing up hard to do"? It shouldn't be.

The Joomla community has a wonderful tool called Akeeba Backup that does a really great job.

My main issue with it is that people generally use it to back up to the same server and directory where their website is. The problem with that setup ocurs if there's a failure with that...

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