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Joomla Community Magazine | December 2012

JCM December 2012

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

Editors Introduction

On Track with Joomla!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

My Joomla Timeline, by Helvecio
A Bright Future, by Alice Grevet
The Conference Crasher, by Brandon Boswell
The X Factor and Women in Joomla!, by Dianne Henning

Sitebuilders

Breaking Down Barriers for Joomla! Users, by Eden Orion
Part 2 - Review 9 Premium Web Hosting Services to take a Joomla! Site Live, by Tuan Bui

Project News

Leadership Highlights - December 2012, by Alice Grevet
Help the Joomla Certification Program Come Alive! - A Call for Volunteers, by Sarah Watz

Administrators

A New Way to Protect and Accelerate Your Site, by Ofer Cohen

Developers

Automating Your Component Demo Site, by David Hurley

Did you know...?

Trick to Use "Same" Email Address on Multiple Joomla User Accounts, by Nicholas G. Antimisiaris

Events

Kevinjohn Gallagher at the JWC12: Blunt, but Kilted., by Robbie Adair
JUG Bay Area, California, USA, by Jennifer Gress

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for December, by Dianne Henning

Community Choice Extensions

The First Community Choice Extensions Winners! - December 2012, by Dianne Henning

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 3.0.2 Released

joomla-3.0

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 3.0.2. This is a security 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.

Download

New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.2 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.1 to 3.0.2 (Update package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 3.0.2 (for updates from Joomla 2.5)  (Update package)  »

Note: If you are running version 3.0.0 please read the special update instructions before updating.

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

Statistics for the 3.0.2 release period

  • Joomla 3.0.2 contains:
    • 1 security issue fixed
    • 1 new feature
    • 50 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

New Feature

  • 27373 Implementing Items associations in multi-language. With this function you can assign articles and article categories from different languages together and the module will display the correct link if you change the language itself. Click here for more information.

Tracker Issues Fixed

IDSummary/LinkCategory
29610 User and Notes views missing chosen/bootstrap Administration
29471 Save as Copy Overwrites Menu Titles (always) for External URL Administration
29533 Missing closing link tag in submenu layout Administration
27989 Filtering of extension update list and additional notice before updatiing Administration
29587 *Adding Author alias in Article Manager Administration
29615 *Hathor edit user broken Administration
29582 User Profile cannot be edited from user manager Administration
29606 *New Feature Items associations also displays the parameter for other categories than com_content Administration
29411 Missing function _unix2DOSTime in libraries/joomla/archive/zip.php. CMS Libraries
29583 JForm media field element is unable to determine the selected image root path CMS Libraries
29565 Joomla! 3.x version update information issue on 64-bit servers CMS Libraries
28379 *Normalizing Hathor css and js load in index.php + correcting a small error Code Quality
29128 Add a heading menu item, use Bootstrap's markup for separator Code Quality
29568 *Patch correcting issues in Featured/blog/archive for the info display Components
29545 Incorrect label / date in article created date Components
29251 Com_content caches article view no matter of Itemid Components
29499 "Browser Page Title" Not Considered in Category Blog Layouts Components
29547 Category parent link missing Components
29480 Removed class=" form closing tag in contacts default view Components
29551 Fixed list_price and sale_price Database
29239 Increment the hit counter of the category Database
29597 'Title' label doesn't appear when editing an article in frontend Front End
29478 Incorrect Home link from 500 error page Joomla 3.0 Front End
29488 Missing JText In Language Installer Languages
29604 *Language no more available in Extension Manager after uninstall Languages
29521 J3.0.1 JLIB_FILESYSTEM_ERROR_PATH_IS_NOT_A_FOLDER_FILES INSTL_ERROR_INITIALISE_SCHEMA Languages
29584 *Untranslated strings in chosen.jquery.js using Isis Languages
29477 Missing style for Cancel Layouts
29401 Repeated htmlspecialchars() Applied When Multiple Breadcrumbs Active Modules
29536 XHTML syntax error in default system Breadcrumbs module Modules
29570 Recaptcha fails Platform
29530 *Language override search broken Plugins
29339 User Manager: Viewing Access Levels - layout Templates
29553 Convert Hathor's brown color scheme to Less Templates
29543 Category on article is sometimes not displayed Templates
29527 *Beez category list display issue Templates
29535 Invalid XHTML syntax in Protostar Joomla 3.0.1 Templates
29599 *Beez article category list display issue Templates
29470 *Hathor submenus broken Templates
29305 Adding red colour to invalid fields Templates
29487 isis error.php is accessing unexisting object $this->params Templates
28960 Correct system message output Templates
29494 *Normalising Edit Category page User Interface
29577 Wrong status filter in Plug-in-Manager User Interface
29525 No tooltip help for Global Configuration Text Filters User Interface
29476 Isis: Fixed btn-group labels not getting right colors in component subtemplate User Interface
29602 Add bootstrap-extended to the CSS compiler User Interface
29519 *Edit Menu Item layout usability User Interface
29552 *Com_messages "My Settings" broken User Interface
29340 Menu Manager: Menus Web Services

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 the past three months include: Akarawuth Tamrareang, Andrea Tarr, Angelika Reisiger, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daria Mikhailova, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Ian Galpin, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Jan Kuchař, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jonathan M. Cameron, Kevin Griffiths, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Prasit Gebsaap, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Rob Joyce, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder , Rouven Weßling, Sam Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Tessa Mero, Tim Plummer, Troy Thomas Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator.

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, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

How can you help Joomla development?

The great news is you don’t have to be a developer to help build Joomla. 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 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.

Joomla 2.5.8 Released

Security Release

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.8. This is a security 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 2.5.8 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.8 (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 2.5.8 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.8 release period

  • Joomla 2.5.8 contains:
    • 1 Security issue fixed
    • 9 tracker issues fixed

Security Issues Fixed

Tracker Issues Fixed

IDSummary/Link
29575 Article Manager excludes identity of author
29574 Backport JAccess fixes from platform. Thanks Elin
29401 Repeated htmlspecialchars() Applied When Multiple Breadcrumbs Active. Thanks Peter and Roland
29264 Field "alias" disappears in menu manager with type "External URL". Thanks Roberto
29488 Missing JText In Language Installer
29463 Notice in language manager when FTP layer is enabled.
28764 user notes category is not properly nested in the assets table. Thanks Peter
28849 Publishing date instead of creation date in com_content/category/view.feed.php. Thanks Tobias Ribizel.
28297 com_banners: BannersModelClients SQL error (group by banner id). Thanks Nils

 

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, Andrea Tarr, Angelika Reisiger, Bill Richardson, Brian Teeman, Constantin Romankiewicz, Daria Mikhailova, Dean Clarke, Dennis Hermacki, Elin Waring, Emerson Rocha Luiz, Harald Leithner, Ian Galpin, Itamar Elharar, Jacob Waisner, James Brice, Jan Kuchař, Janich Rasmussen, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jonathan M. Cameron, Kevin Griffiths, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Mark Lee, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Nicholas K. Dionysopoulos, Nick Savov, Nikolai Plath, Ofer Cohen, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Prasit Gebsaap, Radek Suski, Rob Clayburn, Rob Joyce, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder , Rouven Weßling, Sam Moffatt, Shaun Maunder, Soheil Novinfard, Tessa Mero, Tim Plummer, Troy Thomas Hall, Viet Vu.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter, Coordinator.

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, Bill Richardson, Elin Waring, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jeremy Wilken, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Dexter, Michael Babker, Rouven Weßling, Samuel Moffatt.

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