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
Written by Brian Teeman
One of the complaints I've seen often about Joomla is that the registration process on your site doesn't gather enough data. As supplied it's restricted to asking for just the name and email address which for many people is just not enough.
Written by Steve Burge
It all starts from the same point: we're having a second little girl later this year. She's due in mid-August.
I naively thought that two babies wouldn't be much more work than one. I'm already wrong.
Written by Andy Sharman
The JED is planning to redesign the listing details pages and offer enhanced premium features to the community. The individual listing pages haven’t really grown with the needs of the extensions which are listed and the users that are reviewing them, so we have decided to change that.
Written by Ryan Ozimek
When the opportunity presented itself for me to speak at Joomla!Day Greece on May 28-29, 2011, I hopped at the chance to be there. Having kicked-off two Joomla!Days in the US myself back in 2007, I know how much preparation and anxiety can rest on the shoulders of organizers for these inaugural events.
Written by Matt Lipscomb
In March 2011 the JED hit 7000 listings. Now, half way to 8000, we are announcing a major change and improvement to the JED. It's my pleasure to introduce the JED Support System. With over a quarter million registered users in the JED, providing support is the primary use of volunteer time.
Written by Amy Stephen
Paul has a great article in the Joomla Community Magazine for community developers who want to understand how to get involved with the project for code. It can challenging for new folks to know what to do to report bugs, or test fixes, or contribute patches and features. If you want to learn more about it, check out the Navigating the code developmentprocess in this month's Joomla Community Magazine.
Hi all, next month, I present during the Joomla User Group Nürnberg (JUGN) meeting a new component named zaTours. I’m sure this will be a great fun - we have a new meeting location and I can introduce this cool component in a very friendly atmospehre. Thanks Stefan! I do it more for our devs in the group, just to explain a bit nooku in german, but the component make also use of layer of awesome, so it will entertain the endusers under us too.
Written by Steven Zeegers
So, yesterday the latest edition of the JCM was launched. Unlike the previous times, where people were pumped to see it launch, people were angry and frustrated because two articles on Nooku had been turned down on JCM.
I couldn't help but comment on this, from my perspective. As excited as I was to have published my very first article in the JCM, I was less excited to hear that those two Nooku articles were refused.
Written by Amy Stephen
Twitter today was another one of those Joomla! dramas. For those who like to point fingers, let's save everyone some time and just point our fingers in our own general direction as everyone - those leading, those complaining, and those standing silently on the sidelines, all share a burden in making certain our community stays healthy and strong.
Written by Johan Janssens
The Joomla Project is our tree of life. We feed of it’s fruits. In order to allow it to produce and grow it requires our continuous nurturing. If not, Joomla will die. In my keynote at the JoomlaDay Greece I addressed the dilemma between project and product, while Joomla as a product is growing and is used on 2.5% of all websites on the internet, Joomla is failing as an open source project.
Written by Johan Janssens
Talking to people at open source events, and recently at JandBeyond, I’m always surprised how easily people use the excuse ‘I don’t have time to contribute’ to the open source projects they use personally or as part of their business. Those same people are however quick to point out governance issues, code bugs and missing features. Some of them even dare to demand for solutions for their problems.
Written by Fotis Evangelou
More than 600 hundred people came past the doors of Danaos in Athens, the weekend of 28 and 29 May, 2011. Thanks to all the visitors, the speakers and the #jd11gr sponsors for making JoomlaDay Greece 2011 (the first ever JoomlaDay in Greece!) such a successful event!
See you all in JoomlaDay Greece 2012!
Written by Gary Gisclair
Hi Friends, as you may have already noticed, we have started promoting Joomlashack. As some of you may have known, Joomlashack acquired Joomlapraise a while back. We were very happy when this happened because as some of you know all too well, Joomlashack is possibly the best template company out there. Joomlashack templates are reliable, bloat free, and work as promised years and years after they were made no matter what browser you are using.
Written by Phil Taylor
Ok so I never quite made a public release, I have not had time to update the website and distribution methods for automation, but I am pleased to say that we have a stable build of bfForms for Joomla 1.6! Woo Hoo!
Written by Tom
Last week we gave you a view behind the Joomlatools curtain. Today we are pleased to tell you more about what our development team is doing, working hard on DOCman 2.0! Our talented team have completely rewritten DOCman from top to bottom. DOCman 2.0 is powered by Nooku Framework and promises to be smaller, faster and smarter than ever before. Compatible with Joomla 1.5, Joomla 1.6 and Nooku Server out of the box.
Written by Anthony Olsen
I know I only just posted the notice regarding the availability of the Joomla 1.5 version of the Hub Joomla template but I'm happy to announce that the Joomla 1.6 version of the template and the quickstart are available now also. Members can download both packages from the Hub download page.
Written by Anthony Olsen
I had hoped to start this blog post with the news of the release of version2 of the Zen Grid Framework but alas that is not the case. Yesterday I released the Joomla 1.5 version of the Hub Joomla template (Joomla 1.6 version coming later today) which as you can see is a striking magazine styled template that comes with some beautiful large date formatting in the Joomla content as well as the k2 Joomla template that ships with the template.
Written by Joha Janssens
Not even 6 months ago we announced our plans for Nooku Server, a multi-site distribution of Joomla 1.5. We created a diet for Nooku Server and defined a roadmap. We initially planned to add multi-site support, caching improvements and a new administrator template which we did in alpha 1 and alpha 2, and then … community happened!