Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven

Kristoffer Sandven is a photographer, filmmaker and web consultant living in Oslo, Norway. He's the founder and author of JoomlaBlogger.

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Monday, 22 June 2009 23:44

JoomlaDay New England recordings

JoomlaDay New England seems to have been a great success. The team behind the event had succeeded in getting a great team of speakers assembled.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009 01:17

Joomla 1.6 Alpha ready for release

joomla-logoJoomla 1.6 Alpha is now only hours away from being released to the Community, according to Brian Teeman.

It's very important to note that this is an Alpha release - and is far from ready to be installed on a live site.

The upcoming Version Control Backend system for Joomla is nearing completion, and now we're invited to test it out by the developer Victor Carbune.

Naveen Gavini over at has written a blog post about the future multi-site functionality of Joomla.

The multi-site component project, which is a Summer of Code project, has progressed, and some changes have been made since the last update from the developer.

Saturday, 13 June 2009 18:53

Joomla Resource Directory (JRD) launched!

In response to overwhelming interest and requests from the Joomla community, the Joomla Project announced that the Joomla Resource Directory goes online today at

If you're a Joomla user, there's no easier way to find developers, service providers, and other valuable resources. This is a huge, and long-awaited, step forward for the Joomla Community, as it provides a way even for smaller companies to show off their services without paying for them.

Tuesday, 09 June 2009 09:27

New version of sh404SEF available

sh404sef-logoSiliana has released a new version of their SEF component sh404SEF. The new version number is 1.0.20 Beta build 237.

The update is released to fix a conflict with Superblogger.

The Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) front page has been updated with some layout changes.

I must say I think it looks good, but there's still room for improvement in the way that information is presented.

Joomla security release

The Joomla Project announces the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.11 [Vea]. This is a security release and users are strongly encouraged to upgrade immediately.

This release contains 26 bug fixes, two moderate-level security fixes and one low-level security fix. It has been 11 weeks since Joomla 1.5.10 was released on March 28, 2009. The Development Working Group's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community.

Sunday, 31 May 2009 22:08

SuperBlogger for Joomla released

superbloggerlogoSuperBlogger is a new powerful plugin adding blogging functionality to Joomla! 1.5 articles. The plugin integrates popular services like (for comments) and Twitter, along with commonly used blogging tools like tagging, rating, bookmarking and social media sharing.

Add to that MVC template overrides and the ability to process images server-side and you got a real Wordpress contender, if not better in some areas!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 10:20

Joomla 1.6 Alpha release June 22nd


I've previously written about the upcoming release of Joomla 1.6. The Joomla community is eagerly awaiting this exciting version, but it hasn't been known when we will see a working version.

Now, it seems there is a release date - at least for the Alpha version of Joomla 1.6.

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