JCE 2.0Yesterday, JCE 2.0 "Stable" for Joomla! 1.5 and Joomla! 1.6 was released. Ryan Demmer, the developer of JCE, extends a big thank you to everyone who helped bring JCE 2.0 to this milestone. 

Please note that "stable" does not necessarily mean bug free but rather refers to the end of the development process for this version. Ryan asks you to please continue to post bug reports and issues you find in the Forum.

Ryan will be updating installation and other documentation this week and will also be posting the first in a series of "Developer Walk through" videos soon.

Joomla 1.7 statusThe release of Joomla 1.7 is not far away. In fact, the stable version (1.7.0) is scheduled for release on Tuesday, July 19 (new date!).

In this post, you'll find some dates and information on upgrading to Joomla 1.7 from versions 1.5 and 1.6.

The Alpha version of 1.7 was released on June 5th.

Joomla 1.7.0 beta is targeted for release on Tuesday, June 28.

joomla-week-22Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 22:

• Why Open Source?

• eBay Agrees to Acquire Magento and Joomla! eBay Update

• Zen Grid Framework Updated to v1.1.18

• A sneak peak at the Element Joomla Template

• Newstream Joomla 1.6 Template Released

• Interview with Ronni Christiansen from Red Shop

• Simpleshop Joomla Template ported to Joomla 1.6

• Avanti Joomla 1.6 Template Released

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Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 21. This week was a huge one in terms of Joomla content. From debate and controversy, to useful tips and information, to event reports and coding insights, to updates for extensions and templates, you got it all:

Enhanced User Profiles with Joomla - Don't use a hammer

Some Personal and Business Updates

JED Listing Redesign and Enhanced Features

Joomla!Day Greece 2011 Recap

JED Announces Support System

Paul Orwig: Navigating the code development process

Introducing zaTours and ask a question.

My view about the JCM debates

Joomla Drama: JCM, Censorship, Bans, Nooku, and Hope for Leadership

The Joomla Dilemma

Understanding Open Source

JoomlaDay Greece 2011 a success!

For Those Who Don't Know Joomlashack, Let me Introduce You

Forms for Joomla 1.6 – Released to Testers

Sneak peek into DOCman 2.0 development

Hub Joomla 1.6 Template and Quickstart now available

Introducing Hub - A Magazine Template for Joomla

Nooku Development at Warpspeed

Joomla security releaseThe Joomla Project today announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6.2.

This is a security release and I recommend that you upgrade as soon as possible.

Joomla spring cleaningSpring is here, at least in my part of the world. When living in a country with 5-6 months of winter and snow, you really appreciate the spring arriving! This winter has been a long one, and we've had snow since October! Fortunately, the snow is now mostly gone (where I live) and we're starting to see nature waking up again.

As always, when the snow disappears, it reveals the sins of the months past. It's time for a spring cleaning. Leaves, dust, things left in the snow during the winter and more will be swept away. Trees will be trimmed and houses cleaned. The city will again look its best. There's no doubt we need a spring cleaning in our houses and cities.

But how about your Joomla site? The spring is an excellent time to look at your site and determine if there's a need for a thorough cleaning there as well. My guess is it's long overdue ;)

In this post, I suggest some things you can do to clean up your Joomla site.

joomla-week-12Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 12.

This week, Brian Teeman tells us to follow the SCAM and we'll will be building an easy to manage Joomla web site.

Sudhi Seshachala has written a post on deploying Joomla on multiple databases.

Additionally, Thomas Kahl has been made aware of and fixed a security issue in the Virtuemart Paypal payment module.

joomla-week-11Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 11.

The Joomla! Extensions  Directory (JED) reached 7000 published listings this week.


PHP web apps with New Relic RPM.


Joomlashack just recently released the Enterprise template.

joomla-week-10Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 10.

Joomla! Day Pune, India to be broadcast LIVE!

New projectfork theme and admin template by Anthony.

Joomlabamboo version 3.0 is introduced.

Bouml can automatically generate HTML documentation.

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Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 9.

Joomlabamboo is now an official sponsor of the Joomladay in India

Joomla.org now has more than 7,5 million visitors per month!

Community Magazine online has published a feature article by JoeJoomla.

Zen Simpleshop Joomla templates, Lacuna Joomla template released by Anthony Oslen

Joomla 1.5  framework, extensions, and templates are converted to Joomla 1.6.

Have a great week!

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