Joomla news (360)

Even though I try not to chase the news (it wears you out, I promise you), there's a lot going on in the Joomla commounity. I will comment on certain things happening with Joomla, other stuff I will just link to in my Twitter account. Enjoy!

joomla-week-07Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 7.

This week, features a post about how the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence uses Joomla.

Now Joomla information is in many languages!

Change your language files to 1.6 versions

Hjoomla-week-06ere are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 6.

J and Beyond calls out to the community to submit proposals for sessions. The deadline is March 4th.

There's also a piece about Molajo - is it a fork?

Last week also saw some controversy around the upgrading to 1.6 for a certain CCK extension for Joomla, and there's a really interesting sneak peek at the coming redesign of (I love the mega menu!!).

There's also an interview with Gary Brooks of about his background and the demo site - and many more posts this week.

Enjoy the read and have a great week!

joomla-week-05Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 05.

This week, the Brian has another hidden Joomla secret up his sleeve.

There's also a look at how the WWF use Joomla and a short post about how a Joomla User Group struggles with attendance. Are they worth all the work that's required?

Enjoy the read and have a great week!

joomla-week-04Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during the last week.

Brian Teeman's been busy this week - presenting three posts about various Joomla topics. That's what happens when you travel, I guess - you get inspired!

There's also a post about the first JoomlaDay Chile by Ryan Ozimek.

Lastly, Amy Stephen has taken a look at how to create overrides for the Joomla! 1.6 menu item metadata.xml file. Warning: Geek stuff ;)

Have a great week!

joomla-week-03Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during the last week.

Joomla Day Chile took place last week, and Ryan Ozimek shares his experiences from the event. There is also a post on the road ahead for Joomla 1.6.

And as always, some template news and neat Joomla tips.

Enjoy the read - and have a great week!

joomla-week-02Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during the last week.

Of course, the hot topic in the Joomla sphere last week was the release of version 1.6.

Brian Teeman has done a post with links to movies, presentations and articles about Joomla 1.6. Ryan Ozimek presented Joomla at CodeMash, Amy Stephen has looked at overriding 1.6 framework classes and the project thanks the volunteers.

In other news, there is info on the Santiago Times Joomla site, about Joomla friendly hosting and the release of NinjaBoard 1.0, to mention some.

migration-traffic-illAs I wrote yesterday, lots of people are talking about the migration of websites from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6.

Yesterday's interview with developer Matias Aguirre has resulted in a connection between him an more people in the community. I hope this will result in a powerful and stable migration script as soon as possible.

I also noticed a sharp increase in the traffic to my 2009 post Migration from Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 will be easy. There's no doubt that this subject is something people are concerned about.

joomla-16-ga-releasedToday, Joomla! 1.6.0 has been released. The wait has been long, and now it's finally here!

Of course, there are still things to be resolved. The version is not released as stable, because it still contains bugs.

Even so, I think it's important to get the software out there. Developers need to rewrite their extensions. Template designers need to update and create new templates. Users need to test and learn the new version.

joomla-week-01Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during the last week.

Jeremy Wilken has written a really nice review of 2010 and shares some thoughts on 2011.

And Anthony Olsen shares his and Kyle Ledbetter's top Joomla templates for 2010.



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

There is a post about upgrading to Joomla 1.6, some info from Joomla Bamboo about their new products, a new version of Tienda ecommerce, some thoughts on the introduction of "virtual currency" for the Joomla community, as well as some ideas for making Joomla more powerful.

Enjoy the read!

joomla-org-redesign-122010After some years with the same design for, it's time for some changin'. A team of designers and usability experts are working hard on the redesign. The process will focus on a new visual design and increased usability for the site.

Some alterations have already been implemented, like the mega menu now found on The site has millions of hits every month. It's divided into several sub sites and sections, which has made it hard to navigate it and find what you're looking for.

The need for more international focus (multi-language and local info) has also become apparent as Joomla has expanded throughout the world.

In this post, I give you the most popular posts of 2010. This year was the first full calendar year blogging about Joomla. I started in May 2009. The year has been incredible, and I think the future is bright for Joomla.

When we approach the end of this year, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you - my loyal reader - for supporting my blog. A special thank you goes to all those who comment on my posts, subscribe to my email list, follow my RSS feed and my Twitter account.

Without you, the time I put into writing this blog wouldn't be worth it. However, getting your positive feedback is a constant inspiration to me. It's what makes me want to write better and more informative posts. I continuously learn from you and your feedback, and I hope you take some value from my posts as well. I wish you and your family a happy holiday and a prosperous 2011.

Read on for the 10 most popular posts of 2010.

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