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Joomla! and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

Joomla and Glip Enter Collaboration Partnership

New York, NY, - March 30th, 2015 Joomla!, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), is proud to announce its partnership with Glip—the business messaging app with built-in productivity tools. The partnership will enable Joomla! to streamline communication among its many teams and volunteers, while providing a unified approach to tracking tasks, files and events. For Glip, this deployment represents a milestone, serving one of the world’s most prominent open source organizations. This is the first step in Glip’s commitment to serving the Joomla! community.

“We chose to work with Glip because of the breadth and depth of the offering,” said Tessa Mero, board member for Open Source Matters, Inc. “Glip’s group business chat is world class, and it includes many of the features we need to be more productive, such as video conferencing, file sharing, and task management. We can also easily integrate with other cloud point solutions, making Glip our communication hub for everything we do.”

As part of the partnership, Joomla! leadership, working groups and volunteers will be using Glip to collaborate in a variety of ways, from scheduling meetings to tracking action items, to sharing and annotating text files and images, all standard features in Glip’s offering.

“We are very proud to have been selected by Joomla! to serve their collaboration needs,” said Peter Pezaris, CEO of Glip. “We intend to serve and support the Joomla! community with more features and upcoming integrations, making Glip the best business messaging solution for those who manage their content on Joomla!. Today marks the beginning of a long term partnership.”

Joomla! users can visit glip.com/joomla for more details on the benefits of using Glip and special offers celebrating our partnership.

About Joomla!

Joomla! is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony.

The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla's power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About Glip

Glip, Inc. is the developer of Glip, the business messaging app used by thousands of companies to plan, share and organize work. The result of more than 20 years of research and development in the area of real-time communication, Glip integrates video chat and proprietary productivity tools with secure instant messaging to deliver a fully searchable communications experience for teams.

In addition to built-in task management, file sharing with automatic version control, and shared calendar, Glip offers a growing list of industry leading integrations, to save teams time and providing context for faster, better decisions.

Glip is designed to support teams of all sizes and flexible for working with large amounts of raw data in fast-paced environments. Be it application development teams, marketing teams or teams spread across continents, Glip is the conversation platform that improves business while organizing it all for you.

Joomla! Editorial Contact:
Parth Lawate
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Glip Contact:
Claudio Pinkus
+1 310 2547250
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Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on Joomla.com in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, - January 20, 2015 - Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), announced today the launch of its new service: Joomla.com. Users can now create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. The project is run in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company, who has built the server infrastructure that will accommodate the free Joomla sites.

By providing an option to have a free hosted website for unlimited time, Joomla aims to become even more popular and to substantially increase its user base. The target users of the new service are people, who are currently choosing free hosted options with other website building solutions. The new service not only removes the hosting cost of setting up a Joomla website, but also makes it easier to get started. Launching a Joomla.com website takes just a few clicks.

The President of Open Source Matters Inc. Sarah Watz says: “I’m very excited because the new service at joomla.com makes Joomla! CMS a more accessible option than ever.

Joomla.com service provides all the basic standard publishing features of Joomla! CMS but has a limited expandability. It includes a nice set of pre-selected templates and several very useful pre-installed extensions like Google analytics, Google maps integration, Disqus powered comments and social media sharing options. The service may not be the proper solution for users who would like to create an advanced website with their custom code and their own choice of templates and extensions from the very beginning. However, websites started at Joomla.com can easily be developed later into full-fledged self-hosted Joomla projects without any limitations on extendibility.

According to Sarah Watz, the President of Open Source Matters Inc., the main reasons to use joomla.com instead of a self-hosted Joomla CMS are:

  • Hosting of the website is FREE.
  • Free site name at the joomla.com subdomain (ex: mywebsite.joomla.com).
  • Comes pre-installed with additional extensions, templates, and all available languages.
  • Automatic updates.

You can see a more detailed comparison between the two options at: http://tutorials.joomla.com/basics/16-joomla-com-vs-joomla-org

Some of the other great benefits of the new hosted free website service by Joomla are:

  • No Advertising.
  • The Joomla backend is translated in more than 50 different languages making Joomla.com a great opportunity for people all around the world to start their online presence easily and freely.
  • Easy to upgrade to a fully hosted service with custom domain.
  • Can be moved at anytime to any hosting service.
  • Joomla is one of the most popular open source CMS platforms used by millions of people around the world for almost 10 years and Joomla.com users can take full advantage of the already collected knowledge and the existing big and helpful community.

Joomla.com server infrastructure is built and will be supported by SiteGround web hosting company. The hosting partner of the project was chosen by Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) among several candidates through a public RFP. Joomla.com users, who at any point decide to go self-hosted, will be free to move their website to any hosting company of their choice. However, if they choose to use a paid shared hosting plan by SiteGround for such a move, a substantial part of their hosting fees will be contributed directly back to the Joomla project.

We are very proud to be a partner with Joomla in this project. It has been a great way for us to contribute back to the community with what we are best at: our web hosting expertise!” says Lilyana Yakimova, Marketing Manager of SiteGround.com.

About Joomla!

Joomla is one of the world's most popular software packages used to build, organize, manage and publish content for websites, blogs, Intranets and mobile applications. With more than 3 percent of the Web running on Joomla and a CMS market share of more than 9 percent, the free open source software powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide like Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony. The award-winning CMS is led by an international community of contributors helping the most inexperienced user to seasoned web developer make their digital visions a reality. Joomla's power and extensibility has resulted in its software being downloaded more than 60 million times.

About Open Source Matters, Inc.

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is the not for profit organization, created to provide organization, legal and financial support to the Joomla project.

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. It has developed multiple security, speed and management optimizations for its customers who use Joomla. SiteGround has also been actively involved with the Joomla community by sponsoring, attending and/or lecturing at more than 40 Joomla events during the last three years. SiteGround is currently the official hosting partner of Joomla! for its demo service and its new free hosting service.

Editorial Contact:

Sarah Watz
+46708755115
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Joomla Community Magazine | December 2014

JCM December 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Focusing on Joomla!

Feature Stories

Joomla! Selling the Solution, NOT the CMS!
A Fond Farewell to Joomla! 2.5
Let the World Hear Your Voice!
What do Italy and Mexico Have in Common?
Joomlers on the New Joomla! Volunteers Portal
Interview with Michael Babker

Administrators

How to Install an SMTP Server in Joomla!
Why Migrate? And Then…How?

Events

One Joomler's World Conference 2014 Experience
Happy As a Joomler, On a Beautiful Trip...
Upcoming Joomla! Events - December 2014
Latin Power in Joomla! World Conference 2014
CMS-Garden 2014 - It's growing!
Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!

Project News

Leadership Highlights December 2014
Taking over the Joomla! Bug Squad Lead

Developers

Adding Fields to com_content The Smart Way

International Stories

Français

Un chaleureux adieu à Joomla! 2.5
Pourquoi migrer ? Et... comment ?
Un frenchie au Mexique
Comment renforcer le mot de passe d'administrateur de votre site...
Heureux qui, comme un Joomler, fait un beau voyage...
Comment Penguin 3.0 affecte vos sites Joomla!

Portuguese (Brazil)

Joomla Day Brasília: Rocking the Capital of Brazil!
Joomla Day Brasília movimenta a universidade

Russian

Зачем мигрировать? А затем ... как?
Как укрепить пароль супер администратора Вашего веб-сайта...
Применение основанного на ролях ACL...
Докaзательство основанного на ролях ACL...
Инвестирование в HTTPS важно для чистоты Вашего веб-сайта

Spanish

Checklist antes de entregar tu sitio
Nuevo Virtuemart para Joomla! 3
Joomla! y Multisitios
Fuerza Latina durante la JWC14
Creando una plantilla frontend desde cero
Uso de imágenes para mantener el formato blog en Joomla! 3

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!