Kristoffer Sandven is a Joomla! and SEO consultant living in Horten, Norway. He's the founder and author of JoomlaBlogger.
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 42, 2013:
- We just want to say thank you
- Call for Marketing Working Group members
- Joint Summit Report - Nov. 7, 2013
- Marketing Request for Proposals
- Call for Joomla Event Team Members
- Useful Apps for Business Collaboration
- Improving frontend forms in Joomla
- Launching developer.joomlatools.com
- Sidetrack and Fullscreen Joomla 3 Templates now available
- How to use front end global configuration options in Joomla 3.2
- How to use content versioning in Joomla 3.2
- Cyber Monday Joomla Special
- Black Friday Special
- Can't find an update from Joomla 2.5 to Joomla 3?
- Our Free Joomla extensions can now be installed via Joomla 3 web installer
- Cyber Monday Savings for first time Watchful users
- Cyber Monday Joomla special - The Site Builder's Kit
- Takai, the official K2 demo site, now available as a free download
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 41, 2013:
- Infographic: 10 new features of Joomla! 3.2
- How to Find Quality Images for Your Site
- How to fix a blank screen after upgrading to Joomla 3.2
- A small addition to our custom support service
- Five minutes of your time for a month of ours.
Every month, each of the major Joomla template clubs release a new template. In this post, you'll get an overview of the premium business Joomla templates released during November 2013.
This month, templates from Yootheme, RocketTheme, Joomla Bamboo, JoomlArt, JoomlaShack, JoomlaXTC and Nuevvo are on display. Enjoy!
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 40, 2013:
- Install from Web and JED Listings
- Say hello to your personal dashboard!
- Ignite Joomla template now compatible with Virtuemart
- How to create a multi-column mega menu in T3
- T3 and Zentools updated for Joomla 3.2
- How to install a new language in Joomla 3
- How to remove title from read more in Joomla 3
- How to add icons to your T3 Mega Menu
- Joomla 3.2 Stable now available - Crucial Security Updates fixed
- Joomla 3.2 RC is released and there are some important updating instructions
Online security, and in particular how to create strong passwords, has been discussed a lot lately. Many users create weak passwords in their systems, which is one factor in letting hackers in. As an added security measure, online service providers offer two-factor authentication.
What this means is that you have a username, a password and a one-time password that is generated by a gadget you control. This can be a dedicated gadget (like the ones many banks issue) or it can be an app on your smartphone (like Google Authenticator). These solutions normally give you a 6-digit one-time code that you can enter into the system.
There are also USB solutions that let you put the device into the computer, click a button and the device will enter a strong one-time password into the appropriate field on the computer. One of the larger providers of these USB devices are Yubico, with their USB stick Yubikey.
The Yubikey can be used with popular services like LastPass, to add an extra security layer onto your login. Now, we can have the same solution in Joomla.
Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 39, 2013:
- Marketing Materials for Joomla! 3.2
- Joomla 3.2 Video Tutorials
- PLT Membership Changes
- Call For Joomla! Community Leadership Team Nominations 2013
- Joomla! Documentation Has a New Look!
- Five Tips to Improve Website User Experience
- Composer for Joomla – An extension installer for developers
- DOCman 2.0 RC2 released
- DOCman 2.0 migrator released
- Introducing Ignite - Responsive Shop Template
When Joomla 3.0 was released, it incorporated a lot of new user interface elements in the administrator. Compared to Joomla 1.5 and 2.5, it was a big step forward, in my opinion. The inclusion of Twitter Bootstrap did a lot for the interface, but in the first iterations of Joomla 3.0, it was a bit immature.
Now, with the release of Joomla 3.2, the interface has been reworked quite a bit. Nothing revolutionary, but little things in many places, to improve how you work with the administrator. As one who has built large sites with Joomla 3.1, I think these improvements will be very helpful and time-saving.
At J and Beyond 2012, the idea of a Joomla! App Store was discussed. Now, a couple of years later, we will soon see the arrival of the Joomla Extension Finder. Also known as "Install from web".
Joomla 3.2 is just around the corner, with the RC (Release Candidate) version released last week. One of the major things in Joomla 3.2 is content versioning. This means you can roll back to older versions of an article. You also have functions like compare, so you can see what has changed between different versions of your article.
Check out the video, where Mark Dexter explains how content versioning in Joomla 3.2 works in detail.