General News

Award-winning Development Team Welcomes New Arrival - Joomla!


The multi-award-winning team of core developers, that developed the world’s most popular content management system known as Mambo, has changed the name of their software to Joomla!

Today, the development team unveiled the Joomla! project’s new home at

The Joomla! project announcement comes three weeks after the development team unanimously voted to secure the project’s future in the spirit of open source software.

The development team formed Open Source Matters ( to distribute information to users, developers, web designers and the community in general.

Read more: Award-winning Development Team Welcomes New Arrival - Joomla!

Joomla! Google Summer of Code 2008 Projects

Google Summer of Code 2008

The Joomla! community is pleased to announce that Google is sponsoring 15 amazing projects in our fourth Google Summer of Code. Students and mentors from all over the world will work together this summer to bring great things to Joomla!. This year, Joomla! is honored that CiviCRM is also part of the team. Sincere thanks to Google for their continued support of Joomla! and the 175 other free and open source organizations participating.

Congratulations to the Joomla! Google Summer of Code 2008 Students

Your proposals were selected from a very competitive pool of nearly 100 applications. Thank you to the mentors willing to share time for this important effort. Projects that held the most promise were selected and we look forward to seeing this work shared with the community this fall.

This summer, each GSoC project team will share their progress on the site. Community members are invited to use the links below to join these conversations as the blogging begins over the next few weeks. End user feedback is an integral part of building useful solutions. If you have questions, please contact Wilco Jansen or Ian MacLennan, Joomla!'s GSoC project managers. 

Joomla! Google Summer of Code 2008 Projects and Students 

Nakul Ganesh .S Jon Volkman  Piotr Szotkowski  Chantal Bisson  Ercan Özkaya

Advanced Media Manager, Nakul Ganesh S, Mysore, India
CiviCRM: Aesthetics and Usability, Jon Volkman, Seattle, Washington
CiviCRM: Multi-language Support, Piotr Szotkowski, Warsaw, Poland
Contact Directory, Chantal Bisson, Quebec City, Canada
Content Type Management, Ercan Özkaya, Konya, Turkey

Jaap Woltjes  Mostafa Muhammad  Alex de Azevedo   Marcelo Eden   Shannon Quinn

Custom Content Layouts, Jaap Woltjes, the Netherlands
Forms, Mostafa Muhammad, Cairo, Egypt
Multi-DB Support, Alex de Azevedo, Brazil
Multimedia Portal, Marcelo Eden, Recife, Brazil
OpenSocial, Shannon Quinn, Atlanta, Georgia

Luis Galárraga  Danh Le Phuoc  Jacek Zielinski  Scot Inscore  Flavio Kubota

Research Management, Luis Galárraga, Guayaquil, Guayas Ecuador
Semantic Web, Danh Le Phuoc, Vietnam, studying in Ireland
Tags, Jacek Zielinski, Poznan, Poland
Unit Testing, Scot Inscore, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Version Control, Flavio Kubota, Campinas, Brazil.

Joomla Community Magazine | March 2012



The March issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!


Our stories this month:


If You Want To Build A Lighthouse..., by Paul Orwig


Interview with Steve Burge of OSTraining, by Alice Grevet

Meet Paul Orwig: An Interview with the New OSM President, by Gabe Wahhab

Best Ukrainian sites made ​​on Joomla CMS, by Denys Nosov


Leadership Highlights from February 2012, by Alice Grevet


Joomla and Smartphones, by  Hagen Graf


No Programming? No Worries!, by Graeme King


Joomla ACL: Improving usability by customizing the login screen for different access levels, by Jen Kramer


Managing Your Modules Has Never Been So Easy, by Ofer Cohen


The Joomla! Project Wants You - March 2012, by Paul Orwig

Help Wanted: International Joomla! Shop Team Members, by Dianne Henning


Make More Money By Properly Setting Your Hourly Rate, by Gabe Wahhab

Releasing A Commercial Extension? Top 5 Things Every Developer Must Know, by Gabe Wahhab

Why Your Clients Need a Mobile Joomla Site and How to Sell it To Them, by Luke Summerfield


2012 J!OSCAR Awards Announced - Nominations close April 27, by Victor Drover

JoomlaDay events in March 2012, by Jacques Rentzke

Joomla Groups Enhance Your Exposure to the Community Worldwide, by Tuan Bui


Post your haikus for March, by Paul Orwig


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!