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Joomla Community Magazine | May 2014

JCM May 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Celebrate the First Year of the Spanish JCM!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Tracking the Trends of Joomla, by Helvecio da Silva
Welcome Sarah Watz, New OSM President, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights May 2014, by Marijke Stuivenberg
Roundup from JUG Corner - April 2014, by Ruth Cheesley

Developers

Introduction to Plugin Development for Site Builders, by Tim Plummer
Joomla JavaScript Dependency Management, by Ashan Fernando

Events

J and Beyond 2014, by Dianne Henning

Sitebuilders

Why Every Joomla Sitebuilder Should Learn Plugin Development, by Ray Lawlor
Migration SEO Tips Series - Part 2 - Monitoring Your Migrated Site's Health, by Ruth Cheesley

Administrators

Channels, Chunks, and the Death of the "Web Page", by Randy Carey

Google Summer of Code

SQL Optimization Project for Joomla CMS, by Nadeeshaan
Project: JIssues Tracker, by Zehan Zhao
Web Driver System Test of Joomla! CMS, by Kshitij Sharma
GSoC 2014: Managing Date and Time, by Tomasz Hanc

Help Wanted

Wordpress to Joomla (WP2J) Documentation - Help Wanted!, by Peter Martin

International Stories

Français

Joomladay France 2014 et l'atelier découvrir Joomla
JFBConnect : Faites-en plus avec les Réseaux Sociaux
Pratique du développement (épisode 3) : projet et IDE
Joomla! World Conference - 2014
Analyser les erreurs...
Série : Astuces SEO pour migration - Partie 1...
Joomla! 3.3, Joomla! 3.4 et la nouvelle feuille de route Joomla!

Italian

Joomla Google Summer of Code 2014

Portuguese

Migração complexa de Joomla! 1.5 em seis minutos

Spanish

Cómo aplicar los metadatos en Joomla de forma correcta
5 claves para confiar en nuestros respaldos
Yo quiero WordPress!!
Como ocultar articulos que no se pueden editar en el backend
Truco del Mes: Mayo 2014
10 consejos para obtener un sitio web rápido con Joomla!
CCKs & Microdatos una combinación explosiva

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! 3.3.0 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.4 and 3.3, the latest releases of the 3.x release series.

If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2 on a server with PHP 5.3.10 or later, we encourage you to update immediately to Joomla! 3.3 via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at http://www.joomla.org/download.html. For sites on servers with a version of PHP less than 5.3.10, 3.2.4 is the release for you. However, please talk to your host about updating to PHP 5.3.10+, which is easy to do. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended as soon as possible.

Note that in order to update directly to 3.3 via the core update component, you must be running 3.2.2 or later due to the raised minimum supported PHP version and the update system not supporting checking the server’s PHP version in older releases. Older 3.x releases will be prompted to update to 3.2.4 before being presented the 3.3 update.

Read more: Joomla! 3.3.0 Released

Joomla! 2.5.20 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.20.  This is a maintenance release for the 2.5 series of the Joomla! CMS.

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 2.5.20 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.20 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.

Instructions

*Please clear your browser's cache after upgrading

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

Release Notes

Check the Joomla 2.5.20 Post-Release FAQs to see if there are important items and helpful hints discovered after the release.

Statistics for the 2.5.20 release period

  • 5 tracker issues fixed

See http://developer.joomla.org/version-2-5-20-release-notes.html for details of the tracker items fixed.

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, 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! Documentation Wiki and, if you wish to join, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., our Bug Squad co-coordinators.

You can also help Joomla! development by thanking those involved in the many areas of the process. In the past year, for example, over 1,000 bugs have been fixed by the Bug Squad.

Contributors

Thank you to the code contributors and active Bug Squad members that created and tested this release:

Achal Aggarwal, Allessandro Rossi, Alexandru Pruteanu, Andrea Zagli, Andrew Nester, Anibal Sanchez, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Carles Serrats, Chris Davenport, Constantin Romankiewicz, Dan Walker, David Hjelm, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dimitris Grammatikos, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Fiona Coulter, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jurian Even, Kshitij Sharma, Lara Petersen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marco Richter, Mark Dexter, Marko Đedović, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mohamed Infaz, Nikolai Plath, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, R Rajoz, René Alain Erichsen, Reinhard Hiebl, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Sebastian Hopfe, Stefania Gaianigo, Simon Asika, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Joomla! Bug Squad

Thank you 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: Achal Aggarwal, Adam Przybylski, Alexandru Pruteanu, Andrea Zagli, Andrew Nester, Anibal Sanchez, Ben Charlton, Ben Griffin, Benjamin Trenkle, Brad Markle, Brian Teeman, Chris Davenport, Christiane Maier-Stadtherr, Constantin Romankiewicz, Cyril Rezé, Dan Walker, Daniel Dimitrov, David Jardin, Demis Palma, Denise McLaurin, Dennis Hermacki, Dimitris Grammatikos, Edwin Cheront, Elijah Madden, Fedik Zinchuk, Gary Mort, George Wilson, Hannes Papenberg, Hugo Avila, Itamar Elharar, Jean-Marie Simonet, Jurian Even, Kevin Griffiths, Lara Petersen, Marc Antoine Thevenet, Marco Richter, Marko Đedović, Matias Aguirre, Matt Thomas, Michael Babker, Mohamed Infaz, Nikolai Plath, Peter Lose, Peter Martin, Peter van Westen, Peter Wiseman, Piotr Mocko, Robert Deutz, Robert Gastaud, Roberto Segura, Roland Dalmulder, Sander Potjer, Stefania Gaianigo, Thomas Hunziker, Tino Brackebusch, Tobias Zulauf, Todor Iliev, Toivo Talikka, Valentin Despa, Viktor Vogel.

Bug Squad Leadership: Mark Dexter and Nick Savov, Co-Coordinators.

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, Beat, Bill Richardson, Claire Mandville, David Hurley, Don Gilbert, Gary Brooks, Jason Kendall, Javier Gomez, Jean-Marie Simonet, Marijke Stuivenberg, Mark Boos, Mark Dexter, Matias Griese, Michael Babker, Nick Savov, Pushapraj Sharma, Roberto Segura, Rouven Weßling, Thomas Hunziker.

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