2008-09 Joomla! Community Magazine
Wilco Jansen opened the September Joomla! 3rd Birthday issue by sharing great extensions now available from the Google Summer of Code 2008. Chris Davenport introduced Joomla!'s Mission, Values, and Vision while Alan Langford introduced the Joomla! Security Strike Team. Site developer, David Umlaf, showed off his very cool Philly Roller Girls Web site. Internationally, from Cape Verde to Brasil, people are using and talking about Joomla!. Chris Szabo is ranting about J! (or is he?) and Dion Hinchcliffe of ZDNet declares Joomla! the #1 platform for creating online communities.
Google Summer of Code 2008 Completions
Check out these great extensions!by Wilco Jansen
The Joomla! Google Summer of Code project is complete. Thanks to Google for inviting us to participate and funding 15 projects this year. Thanks to each student, mentor, and those who tested and provided feedback.
So, is anyone interested is seeing what is now available? If so, come on in!
Joomla! 1.5 Web site David Umlauf Philly Roller Girls
Joomla! 1.5 Powers the Liberty Bellesby David Umlauf
Site developer David Umlauf shares his first experience developing with Joomla! 1.5 as he designed and developed the Philly Roller Girls Web site. This is a great example of how even those just starting with Joomla! can build powerful solutions. Since January, David has continued working with Joomla! and now has ten Web sites completed.
PackT Voting Begins - Bring home the Gold for Joomla! in 2008
Vote for Best PHP *and* Best Overall Open Source CMSby Ron Severdia
The Joomla! Community has worked very hard this past year releasing and improving Joomla! 1.5. Vote for Joomla! as the Best Overall Open Source CMS and the Best PHP Open Source CMS. Banners to spread the news to others are in this article. Proudly display yours today and get the word out!
Joomla! Forum Member of the Month for August 2008
Ron Severdia is the one behind the J org site redesignby Ken Crowder
Ron Severdia is a member of the Joomla! Communications Team, the Bug Squad, and is a forum moderator. He's also the design genius behind the Joomla.org Web site redesign and the August 2008 Joomla! Forum Member of the Month.
International: Cape Verde - e-Governance, Society and Joomla!
Putting Joomla! to good use around the worldby Lorenzo Garcia
Lorenzo Garcia is researching the use of Joomla! around the world to learn how well Joomla! and other open source solutions are accepted. Today, he shares findings from Cape Verde where e-Governance solutions and Web technologies have helped to usher in progress for developing nations.
Event: Joomla! Day Brasil 2008
Joomla!'s GSoC Student, Flavio Kubota, shares his experience presentingby Flavio Kubota
Joomla!'s Google Summer of Code student, Flavio Kubota shares the results of the Joomla! Day Brasil 2008 held this past August 16, 2008. The event held in São Paulo was very successful with over 120 participants in attendance. Eight speakers representing business and government shared Joomla! implementation and development talks.
ZDNet ranks Joomla! first for online communities
Ten leading platforms for creating online communitiesby Amy Stephen
Dion Hinchcliffe declared Joomla! the number 1 platform for creating online communities in his ZDNet article Ten leading platforms for creating online communities.
Top 5 Drawbacks of Joomla!
With tongue placed firmly in cheek, Chris Szabo rants about Joomla!by Chris Szabo
"When it comes to CMS solutions, some things are just plain obvious - here are five ways Joomla! falls down again and again."
Now, read on as author Chris Szabo makes five rock solid points regarding the drawbacks of using Joomla!.
Joomla! 1.5 and the Million Dollar Wedding
Joomla!, quick, rapid, fast, speedy and customby Arno Zijlstra
Joomla! developer and designer Arno Zijlstra had no clue his niece, a contestant on The Million Dollar Wedding, would call and ask for a beautiful Web site, right away! In this tutorial, Arno shares his standard approach and "starter template package" that help him quickly develop fabulous, standards compliant, custom designs, one right after the other.
Migrating rhuk SolarFlare II into Joomla! 1.5
To Infinity and Beyond!by Harry Reinhardt
HarryB is a long time Mambo and Joomla! community member who has helped out over the years. In this tutorial, he uses the classic rhuk SolarFlare II template to detail the steps needed to migrate a Joomla! 1.0.x template into 1.5. Thanks Andy Miller for the SolarFlare and to HarryB for making certain we don't leave good friends behind. To Download or find Support.
Extending the User Object in Joomla! 1.5
How to easily add additional data elements for Usersby Kevin Devine
Kevin Devine is the author of a system plugin for Joomla! 1.5 called Usermeta. This plugin makes it easier for users/developers to extend the user parameters. We asked that Kevin share some of the details behind this plugin so that others might learn how to take advantage of this capability.
Add Styling Parameters for Joomla! 1.5 Articles Titles
So, what do the pro's do to get cool effects?by Casey Lee
Casey Lee, long-term Joomla! community member and incredible design talent, shares a professional technique with lots of potential. In this tutorial, Casey shows how to add a parameter to Joomla! 1.5 Menu Types to create a unique style for Article Titles that can vary for each menu item. Learning this can open a new world of creativity.
Add Acceptance Terms to the Joomla! 1.5 Registration
Hannes shows how he created HP Registrationby Hannes Papenberg
Untapped Potential with Joomla! Module Chrome
Arno Zijlstra reveals Joomla! 1.5 Designer Secretsby Arno Zijlstra
With all this talk about Google Chrome recently, Arno Zijlstra decided it is time to take a moment to explain for us how to use "Module Chrome" with Joomla! v 1.5. If you have not used capability, yet, now's the time. It's pretty powerful stuff - way cool!
Fun with Google Charts
Joomla! developer and Open Source Matters Board Member, Rob Schley, shares a step by step tutorial describing how to use Google Charts in your Joomla! Web site. This article was reprinted, with Rob's permission from Webimagery.
Works as designed, but not necessarily as expected...
(for those non-Australian's out there, translate to; “Gee... It didn't do what I thought it would...")by Russell Winter
When I was first approached to write an article for the Joomla! magazine, my first thoughts were that of panic..... OMG... my ramblings would now need to actually make some sort of sense. Then the reality set in, jeeeesh, I had already agreed, you know how hard Amy and Elin are to say no to. Now what am I am going to write about, that might be vaguely interesting or useful?
Happy Third Birthday, Joomla!
Pictures of the Joomla! Core Team and OSM Board, then and nowby Amy Stephen
It takes an entire community of people working hard all over the world to make a project like Joomla thrive. If you help write documentation, answer questions in the forums, report, patch or test bugs, share GPL-compliant extensions on the Joomla! Extension Directory, write core code, create translation files, run a Joomla! User Group, organize Joomla! Day events or participate as an active member in a Joomla! Working Group, then you are an important part of making Joomla! available to the world.
Joomla! Mission, Values and Vision
Foundations for the projectby Chris Davenport
On this, Joomla!'s third birthday, Chris Davenport, Joomla! Core Team member announced the completion of important statements of the Mission, Vision and Values for the project. These foundation principles help to guide project decisions and inform the strategy for taking the project forward.
Introducing JSST: The Joomla! Security Strike Team
Joomla! is serious about security.by Alan Langford