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Joomla! Community Magazine - November 2010 Issue Released

The November issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here with news about exciting volunteer opportunities, along with inspirational Joomla! success stories, invaluable how-to articles, and so much more.

In this Issue:

Editorial

Joomla! Rising!, written by Dianne Henning

Feature stories

The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!

International stories

Leadership Connections

Website Case Studies

  • Robert Vining brings us to Zuno Studios' Maribel Lackey, Director of New Media & Client Services to ask her about a recent site build they just completed: Women's Refugee Commission.
  • Keeping it on the African continent, and welcoming Joomla! community contributor,Phehello Mofokeng, we learn how the Dihlabeng Local Municipality embraces the positive and strong traits of Joomla! and rebrands their website.

Extensions and Services Evaluations

Developers Workbench

  • In this month's The Joomla! Setup, Arlen Walker takes us to the Big Easy with an interview of art and renaissance progeny, Louis Landry.

Did you know…?

Designer's studio

Administrator's toolkit

  • Community contributor Theophanis Mastakas gives us some sound advice on website security.

Joomla! in the Press/Media

On the lighter side...

A special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Michael Babker, Lars Eggert, Mike Hamanaka, Theophanis Mastakas and Phehello Mofokeng.
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We want to publish your Joomla! story in the next JCM issue! So take a look at our Author Resources content to get a better idea of what we are looking for, and then register to become a JCM author and submit your Joomla! story!

Joomla 1.6 Beta 13 Now Available

1.6 Beta LogoThe 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, we have fixed approximately 71 issues in the tracker. We have closed an additional 28 tracker issues. At the present time, we have 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 for all your hard work in bringing us one increment closer to stable!

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

What's next?

This is the 13thin our series of continuous beta releases. Beta 14 (or possibly 1.6 Release Candidate 1) will be released on November 15, 2010.

Download here: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/frs/?action=FrsReleaseBrowse&frs_package_id=5496

Related Links:

Joomla! 1.6 Development Shifting Gears
http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1168-joomla-16-development-shifting-gears.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5275-joomla-16-beta-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 2 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5278-joomla-16-beta2-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 3 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5279-joomla-16-beta3-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 4 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5280-joomla-16-beta4-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 5 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5282-joomla-16-beta5-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 6 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5285-joomla-16-beta6-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 7 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5291-joomla-16-beta7-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 8 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5292-joomla-16-beta8-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 9 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5294-joomla-16-beta9-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 10 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5295-joomla-16-beta10-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 11 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5295-joomla-16-beta11-now-available.html

Joomla 1.6 Beta 12 Now Available
http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5304-joomla-16-beta12-now-available.html

Joomla! Extensions Directory Reaches 138 Million Downloads!

138 Million Extension DownloadsThis past week the Joomla! Extensions Directory reached 6000 published listings.  However, it also reached 138,000,000 downloads of extensions!  This impressive number surpasses the other top open-source CMS competitors and shows substantial growth and extendability.   Read more about this achievement and what's coming up for the Joomla! Extensions Directory here.

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