A special thank you to the Joomla! Update Working Group
Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta
We launched the final release of Joomla 2.5 today. We've watched the most incredible community come together for this release. The marketing team worked closely with the Update Working Group and Leadership to create artwork, infographics, videos and raise awareness of Joomla 2.5 end of support.
This is the last release of Joomla 2.5 now what?
Image credit: Helvecio
The Joomla developers are proud to bring you the absolute latest and greatest CMS software.
Joomla 2.5 is reaching its end of support on December 31st 2014. End of support means that the release shall not be actively developed and maintained from now on. Your website will still function as normal.
Since May 2013 the Vulnerable Extensions List website has performed brilliantly as a much needed resource for the Joomla community at vel.joomla.org .
With Joomla 2.5 coming up to end of life in December and the vel team attempting to be the champions in keeping up to date, we are about to launch vel3.
After consultation, VEl3 will run the same RSformsPro script but will have some other changes.
Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun October 17, 2014
Please consider this your personal invitation to join us next week, Friday, the 17th of October, for our Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun event. 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 and Joomla 2.5 bugs as possible before the next maintenance releases.
Friday October 17th
We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. Last year's event was a huge success and we'd love it if you join us for this year's. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation. For more information, check out our landing page at http://developer.joomla.org/pbf.
Joomla will be at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - Come and join us!
Image credit: Chiara Aliotta
The Joomla! project recently announced their support for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing as a Silver sponsor. The event, which attracts around 8,000 women from around the world, is being held in Phoenix, Arizona (USA) between 8-10 October 2014.
J and Beyond 2014 & Joomla! Marketing
Since its inception, JAB has been an awesome & feature packed event which gets together 300+ Joomla! users across the world. The best innovations and advancements in the Joomla world are shared here and it would be fair to say that it is the Mecca of anyone working in Joomla. As always it was a rocking event ! Read on to see what Marketing did at JAB14 !!
2014 Joomla Google Summer of Code Students Accepted
Once again Joomla will be participating in the Google Summer of Code, and this year we have 8 excellent student projects that were accepted by Google on April 21, 2014. Congratulations to all the students that will be joining the Joomla Google Summer of Code project this year!
It's amazing ... how easy it is to Do More with Joomla 3.3
As a website owner, if you could invest 30 seconds, click one button and improve the performance of your website by 10% or more, would you do it?
What if that one click also greatly improved the security of your website overall, as well as the security of your users?
This all sounds pretty great, and it is. Read on and get ready to take advantage of the Joomla! 3.3 Stable release scheduled for 30 April 2014. Get ready to Do More with Joomla!
Joomla! 3.3 Beta - Get Ready to Do More
The stable release of Joomla! CMS 3.3 is only a few weeks away, so it’s time to start planning the upgrade, as there are some significant enhancements that will improve your site.
So what do I need to know?
Joomla! CMS 3.3 Stable release is scheduled for 22 April 2014
- 3.3 will be the most stable Joomla! CMS release. Ever
- Microdata implementation
- The release is geared to help you Do More …
2014 Google Summer of Code Student Application Deadline is Near!
We currently have several students who are participating in the GSoC Mailing List discussions and deciding on which project they want to tackle this year from the Joomla 2014 GSoC Project Ideas list. But we would really like to see as many students as possible take advantage of this great opportunity.
A few short weeks ago, Joomla was accepted into the 2014 Google Summer of Code! That makes 8 years that the Joomla project has participated as a Mentor Organization and we’re excited to take part again this year.
Joomla at CMS Garden at CeBIT 2014 in Hannover, Germany
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...
Hosting companies - Engage with the Joomla! Community and add immense value to your offerings
Start today & make sure you don't miss out !
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
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
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.
Marketing Team Leadership Announcement
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.
We are pleased to announce that Jess Dunbar will be leading the Marketing Working Group, which is formed of the following members:
Joomla Event Team Meeting Minutes for December 15, 2013
The Joomla Events Team held a meeting on December 15, 2013. At this meeting the team discussed the goals for 2014 and also identified several areas that could be improved and potential solutions.
Attendees at this meeting were: Radek Suski, Mike Carson, Dianne Henning, Sigrid Suski, and Saurabh Shah
The new goals identified for 2014 are as follows:
We just want to say thank you.
Since launching Joomla 3.2 less than two weeks ago, we've watched the most incredible community come together, and we've been inspired every moment along the way. The marketing team created, artwork, infographics and videos.
This is just the beginning. Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing some exciting new Marketing initiatives. As always, we'll share details on updates as we release them.
A huge thank you to everybody who made this happen!
Call for Marketing Working Group members
The newly-forming Joomla! Marketing Working Group is currently looking for new active members from the Joomla community to join our team.
If you know a fellow Joomla community member who has experience in marketing and would be available and suitable for the position, please nominate him or her - you can also nominate yourself. If you are nominating someone else, please make sure that you've asked their permission.
Please keep in mind that this is *not* a voting contest: asking all your acquaintances to nominate or vote for you doesn't give you any bonus points :-)
Infographic: 10 new features of Joomla! 3.2
On November 6th the Joomla Project and Community announced the availability of version 3.2 as a stable release. With about 600 new features and bug fixes, version 3.2 is the biggest release of the CMS ever. In the infographic below 10 new features of Joomla 3.2 are highlighted, Something New for Everyone!
Marketing Materials for Joomla! 3.2
Yesterday the Joomla project released Joomla 3.2. Joomla 3.2 is truly a Something New for Everyone release. We have some marketing materials ready for you to share the exciting new features of Joomla 3.2.
Joomla 3.2 main image
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Optional webinar training session: 16 October, 2014, at 15:00 UTC.
Optional Q&A/getting-started: 16 October, 2014, from 17:00-18:00 UTC.
Date: Friday, 17 October 2014
Location: Online globally
Who's invited: everyone
How to test bug fixes
How to submit bug fixes
How to report a bug
We've dubbed the event as a Business PBF, since it's on a weekday (Friday) and we'd like to get more businesses involved. We've created badges that you can use on your sites to spread awareness of the event and get recognition for your participation.
Furthermore, we'd like to give you more recognition and highlight your pledge of participation by placing your logo and a link to your site on this landing page. To be listed on this landing page, please submit this form.
There are four participations levels: Epic, Platinum, Gold, and Bug Squasher.
- is for 100 hours or more pledged to the event
- is for 10 hours or more pledged to the event
- is for 5 hours or more pledged to the event
- Bug Squasher
- is for individuals that have pledged to participate
So, for example, if Company ABC had five of their developers for two hours, then they could use the Platinum badge and have their logo (and link) in the platinum area on the landing page.
The hours you choose to pledge towards the event is totally up to you as an individual or business. As a bonus, if you write a blog post about the event, you can count it as 30 minutes towards your pledge. So if you pledged 5 hours and write a blog post, you'd be helping at the event for 5.5 hours.
Finally, on the day of the event, come and go as you'd like and fulfill your pledged hours. You can help with testing bug fixes, reporting bugs, coding bug fixes, etc. Most of all, enjoy every minute! Have fun, enjoy the fellowship, learn, and make Joomla better for you, your business, your clients, and your friends.
Credits and special thanks to
- Joomla! Bug Squad (JBS)
- Nick Savov
- Designer for landing page
- Developer for landing page
- Janich Rasmussen
- Designer for badges
- Helvecio "Elvis" da Silva and OSTraining