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 1.6 beta 13The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 13 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 12 release on October 18, the team has fixed approximately 71 issues in the tracker. They have closed an additional 28 tracker issues. At the present time, there are 13 issues that are blocking the release 1.6 Release Candidate 1.

This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to a stable release of Joomla 1.6!

See the CHANGELOG below for details of what has been changed in this release.

joomla-week-42Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 42.

This week, the topics of posts are Joomla events, some new templates and some opinions about the Molajo distribution of Joomla 1.6.

Enjoy the read!

halloweenAs you might know, Halloween is this weekend.

To mark the occasion, several Joomla template and extension providers have Halloween sales with good discounts on their products.

In this post I've collected a selection of disounts you can take advantage of. But be quick, they all expire on Oct 31st.

Best of JoomlaBlogger.netI'm happy to announce that I've published my first ebook today. The book is a 48-page PDF featuring a selection of the most popular posts from this blog.

From the feedback I've gotten so far, people seem to like it :)

I hope you will enjoy the ebook!

joomla-week-41Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 41.

This week, there are some posts on the topic of Joomla distributions. I've touched on that topic before, in my post Should the Joomla core be lightweight or feature rich? Now, Steve Burge and Amy Stephen share their views on this subject in two posts.

The Joomla Extensions Directory now has over 6000 extensions - not bad at all - considering all of them are GPL!

There's also a report from JoomlaDay Italy, to mention some of this week's posts from other Joomla blogs and websites.

Enjoy the read!

Joomla 1.6 beta 12The Joomla Project is proud to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 12 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 11 release on October 4th, the team has fixed approximately 52 issues in the tracker. We have closed an additional 27 tracker issues. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad. Thanks to everyone involved for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to a stable release of Joomla 1.6!

See the CHANGELOG below for details of what has been changed in this release.

joomla-week-40Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 40.

Anthony Olsen has written a post on how to upgrade your Joomla site, there are some announcements from joomla.org on various topics (redesign team, blog comments and more).

There is also a recap of Joomla! Day West which, according to the author, was "one of the best Joomla! events he'd been to yet".

Enjoy the read and have a great week!

joomla-jed-editors-picksThe Joomla! Extensions Directory Team announced a few days ago that they have made some new guidelines for "the once Top Secret Editor's Picks".

With no new selections since 2008 and only 8 current listings, the team thought it was past time to review the and add new ones. Throughout discussions many ideas were brought up on how to handle the selection process.

To bring in community involvement, a nomination form was created. The criteria for selection is listed on the nomination form (link below). The nomination process closes in October 14th, 2010. So make sure to get yours in quickly!

joomla-logoThe Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.21 [senu takaa ama wepulai]. This is a security release, and users are strongly recommended to upgrade immediately.

I mentioned this update in my newsletter earlier today, as the Joomla project released a test package before the final upgrade was ready.

You should upgrade your site as soon as possible.

Read more to find download links and upgrade instructions.

joomla-week-39Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 39.

There's a really nice post about Joomla 1.6 caching and Brian Teeman talks about meetups at Joomla!Days and about the spending of Open Source Matters funds.

The October issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine is out, and PC World talks about eBay using Joomla, just to mention some of the notable posts from this week.

Have a great week!

Joomla 1.6 beta 10Last night, the Joomla project announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.6 beta 11 (download). IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a beta version and is not intended to run any type of production site. It is intended to be used for evaluation purposes only.

Since the Joomla 1.6 beta 10 release on September 20, the team has fixed approximately 21 issues in the tracker. They have closed an additional 33 tracker issues. This progress is directly related to the continued efforts of the Joomla! Bug Squad.

Thanks for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable! Read on for complete changelog for Joomla 1.6 beta 11.

joomla-week-38Here are some interesting Joomla blog posts I found during week 38.

There is a look at what happened in the Joomla project during 5 days in October five years ago. There is also a post on the TapTheme Android Joomla template concept.

You also get some posts on the redesign of Joomla.org, as well as a post on a new Palm site using Joomla and a status report the Joomla 1.6 development and upcoming release.

Enjoy the read and have a great week!

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