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Joomla Community Magazine | May 2013

JCM May 2013

The May issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Our stories this month:

Editors Introduction

Introducing the JCM/ES, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Victor Drover, Expert Behind Multilingual Joomla Magazine, by John Rampton
Interview with Mark Dexter About Joomla 3.1, by John Rampton

Events

Upcoming Joomla! Events, by Jacques Rentzke
You've Got a Friend..., by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights - May 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg
New Home for the Vulnerable Extensions List, by Mandville

Designers

Beauty and the Beach, by Alice Grevet

Business Matters

Maximizing Your Blog’s ROI – JCM Whiteboard, by Luke Summerfield

Developers

Thinking Outside the Platform, by Chris Davenport
CiviCRM Interview with Paul Delbar, by Alice Grevet
Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: Admin Configuration and Code Cleanup, by David Hurley |
Tools To Do LESS, by Peter Bui
Dead Links Walking, by Arlen Walker and Martin Raja
Help Wanted - Testing Joomla! Multi-Database Compatibility, by Michael Babker

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for May, by Dianne Henning

On the Lighter Side

Are You Joomla?, by Helvecio da Silva

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

In our next issue

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! 3.1.1 Stable Released

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The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla3.1.1. This is not a security release. This release fixes some problems introduced in the 3.1.0 release. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions areavailable here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.1 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.1.x to 3.1.1 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the instructions below.

Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBoxDocumentation is available for beginners.

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 3.1.1 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 3.1.1 release period

  • Joomla 3.1.1 contains:
    • no security issues fixed
    • 11 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-3-1-1-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

How can I update from Joomla! 3.0 to 3.1?

Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade with backward compatibility and is NOT a migration. The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series. Thus, if you're running a Joomla 3.0 site, please one-click upgrade, within the Joomla! Update component, to Joomla 3.1 to get the new features and the latest bugs fixes.

What is the status of Joomla! 2.5?

Version 2.5 of the Joomla! CMS is a Long Term Support release and support for it will continue until shortly after the release of Joomla 3.5 scheduled for Spring 2014. Joomla 2.5 users do not need to migrate to Joomla 3.1.

Will I be able to update directly to Joomla! 3 from Joomla! 2.5?

Moving to Joomla 3.x from Joomla 2.5 will be a mini-migration not an upgrade, although for the core of Joomla! the migration should be simple. However, it is likely that templates for Joomla 2.5 will need modification to work with Joomla 3 as will many extensions. Always test prior to migrating and consult with the developers of any extensions and templates you use.

What is the status of Joomla! 1.5?

Support for Joomla 1.5 ended in April of 2012 and we continued to support it unofficially until the end of 2012 for medium to high priority security issues.  

Does that mean your 1.5 site will suddenly stop working? No, your site will continue to work as it always has. However, Joomla’s developers will not be releasing new versions for Joomla 1.5, so you won’t be getting bug fixes or security fixes. For this reason, it’s recommended to migrate from 1.5.

Moving from 2.5 to any Joomla 3 version is relatively simple, since Joomla has made the process easy for newer versions. Unfortunately, moving from 1.5 is not a trivial task. Fortunately, there are two good extensions that make the process easier: jUpgrade and SPUpgrade.

You have a choice of going straight to Joomla 3.0 or going to 2.5 first.  Both jUpgrade and SPUpgrade have versions ready for both versions.  Please consult with their documentation on how to migrate from Joomla 1.5 to 3.0/2.5.

For most new/migrated sites, the Joomla! 3 series is the preferred series and starting on it avoids a mini-migration from Joomla 2.5 later down the road. Starting on the Joomla 3 series for a new/migrated site, also provides you with longer backward compatible support (with one-click upgrades) than starting a new site on 2.5 right now, because support for 3.x ends in 2016.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Aleksander Linkov, Alonzo Turner, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Matthew, Angelika Reisiger, Artur Alves, Arunas Mazeika, Ashan Fernando, Ashwin Date, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Chris Smith, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Don Gilbert, Edgars Piruška, Elijah Madden, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, George Wilson, Harald Leithner, Jacques Rentzke, Janich Rasmussen, Javier Gómez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jon Neubauer, Julien Vonthron, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Khai Vu Dinh, Lu Nguyen, marco dings, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Mihàly Marti, Mihir Chhatre, Mike Biolsi, Nick Savov, Ofer Cohen, Parth Lawate, Patrick Alt, Peter van Westen, Piotr Konieczny, Ram Tripathi, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ruth Cheesley, sajal soni, Seth Warburton, Stefania Gaianigo, Tessa Mero, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: Jean-Marie Simonet, Elin Waring, David Hurley, and Brian Teeman.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, David Hurley, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

This release is the result of thousands of hours of work by dozens of volunteers. Thank you so very much for making Joomla the best CMS on the planet!

How can you help Joomla! development?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get actively involved with Joomla! It doesn't matter if you are a coder, an integrator, or merely a user of Joomla!. You can contact the Joomla! Community Development Manager, David Hurley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to get more information, or if you are ready you can jump right into the Joomla! Bug Squad.

The Joomla Bug Squad is one of the most active teams in the Joomla development process and is always looking for people (not just developers) that can help with sorting bug reports, coding patches and testing solutions. It’s a great way for increasing your working knowledge of Joomla, and also a great way to meet new people from all around the world.

If you are interested, please read about us on the Joomla Wiki and, if you wish to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., one of the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can also help Joomla development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. The project also wants to thank all of the people who have taken the time to prepare and submit work to be included in Joomla 1.6,1.7, 2.5, & 3.0, 3.1, and to those who have worked very hard on the Joomla Framework.

Joomla! 2.5.11 Released

Security Release

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.11. This is not a security release. This release fixes some problems introduced in the 2.5.10 release. The Production Leadership Team's goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn more about Joomla! development at the Developer Site.

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.11 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.11 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo or the Joomla JumpBox. Documentation is available for beginners.

Please note that you should always backup your site before upgrading.

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.11 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.11 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.11 contains:
    • no security issues fixed
    • 5 tracker issues fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

IDSummary/Link
30717

Memcached driver breaks Joomla configuration page.

30681

Error in Database tab in Extension Manager. Thanks Amirol Ahmad.

30702

Only titles display in featured/blogged views when hide intro text is selected.

30723

Can't upload file after update from 2.5.9 to 2.5.10

30725

Exception thrown for empty path

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thanks to the Joomla Bug Squad for their dedicated efforts investigating reports, fixing problems, and applying patches to Joomla. If you find a bug in Joomla, please report it on the Joomla! CMS Issue Tracker.

Active members of the Joomla Bug Squad during past 3 months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Aleksander Linkov, Alonzo Turner, Andrea Tarr, Andrew Matthew, Angelika Reisiger, Artur Alves, Arunas Mazeika, Ashan Fernando, Ashwin Date, Ben Tasker, Benjamin Trenkle, Brian Teeman, Chad Windnagle, Chris Smith, Constantin Romankiewicz, David Hurley, Dennis Hermacki, Don Gilbert, Edgars Piruška, Elijah Madden, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, George Wilson, Harald Leithner, Jacques Rentzke, Janich Rasmussen, Javier Gómez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jon Neubauer, Julien Vonthron, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Khai Vu Dinh, Lu Nguyen, marco dings, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Mihàly Marti, Mihir Chhatre, Mike Biolsi, Nick Savov, Ofer Cohen, Parth Lawate, Patrick Alt, Peter van Westen, Piotr Konieczny, Ram Tripathi, Richard McDaniel, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Ruth Cheesley, sajal soni, Seth Warburton, Stefania Gaianigo, Tessa Mero, Thomas Hunziker, Thomas Jackson, Tobias Zulauf, Tom Hutchison, Valentin Despa, Yannick Gaultier.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators. Super-star contributors and leaders by example: Jean-Marie Simonet, Elin Waring, David Hurley, and Brian Teeman.

Joomla! Security Strike Team

A big thanks to the Joomla! Security Strike Team for their ongoing work to keep Joomla secure. Members include: Airton Torres, Alan Langford, Andrea Tarr, Bill Richardson, David Hurley, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Rouven Weßling.

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