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Joomla Community Magazine | November 2014

JCM November 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Wheels Up #JWC14!

Feature Stories

There is Never Enough Time - The Volunteer Paradox
Connecting Billions, Inspired by Millions


How to Organize a Joomla! User Group Meeting
Two Joomla! Code Sprints: Madrid and Montabaur
Upcoming Joomla! Events for November and December 2014

Google Summer of Code

Summary for Date Package, Part 2


Exploring Joomla!: Some Tips and Tricks
Outside the Box: Joomla! at php[world] Conference


How Penguin 3.0 Affected Joomla! Sites (and Your Next Steps)
How to Strengthen your Joomla! Administrator Password

International Stories


Retours du Pizza, Bugs and Fun Pro 2014 francophone
Envie de tester Joomla! ?
Joomla! à la Conférence Mondiale PHP
Un tout nouveau Répertoire de Ressources Joomla!
Allez plus loin pour vous donner plus de simplicité !
Investir dans le HTTPS est crucial pour l'intégrité de votre site...

Portuguese (Brazil)

Fora da Caixa: Joomla! na PHP Worldconference


Llegamos a la JWC como el mejor CMS PHP
Creación de una plantilla desde cero
Cambiando Joomla! de un servidor a otro
Transformando el módulo "últimos artículos" en un calendario...
Copia de seguridad y restauración con Akeeba Backup
Layouts, una alternativa de override
JoomlaDay™ Málaga

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 Community Magazine | October 2014

JCM October 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Joomla! World Conference 2014, Get Your Tickets Now!

Feature Stories

Interview with Brian Teeman
A New and Improved Joomla! Resources Directory
A Dream, Which we Dream Together, is Reality


Upcoming Joomla Events October/November 2014

Project News

Leadership Highlights October 2014
A Thank You to OSM & the Joomla Community from
A Thank You to


Investing in HTTPS is Crucial to Your Joomla Site’s Integrity

International Stories


Open Source Matters tria nova presidenta, Sarah Watz...
Actualitzar Joomla! de la versió 2.5 a la 3.x


Retour sur le JoomlaDay™ Bénin 2014
La création d'un article avec Joomla! n'a jamais été aussi facile !
Joomla! World Conference 2014, achetez vos billets maintenant !
Joomla! pour mon entreprise (partie 1)
Revenons aux fondamentaux : la puissance du collaboratif
Annonce de la création du Update Working Group
Joomla! annonce un nouveau site de démo et une option...


Der neue Joomla! Release Zyklus


Premios y reconocimientos del CMS Joomla!
ACL en Joomla!
Desenredando Warp 7 y UIKIT
Un Nuevo Directorio de Recursos
Joomla! en La Rioja

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! launches improved demo in partnership with SiteGround

New York, NY, - September 30, 2014 - Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS) used for everything from websites and blogs to custom apps and Intranets, today launched a new and improved Joomla Demo service in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company.

The Joomla demo became first available in 2010 and for the last 4 years it has been provided with the help of The change in the official Joomla Demo partner comes after a public RFP by Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). Several hosting companies have submitted their proposals in response to the request and the SiteGround offer was chosen as the best fit for the objectives set by OSM for the future of the demo service.

The main objective of Joomla Demo is to allow anyone to test freely and easily the full capabilities of Joomla CMS. Through the demo service the user receives access to a free hosting account with a pre-installed Joomla. This saves not only any initial hosting costs, but also all the setup time and effort otherwise needed. Since its launch in 2010 the demo has been very successful and more than 450.000 accounts have been created.

With the new version of the demo launched, Joomla aims to further improve these results by increasing the number of new initial signups and at the same time increasing the percentage of demo accounts that remain active once the demo period is over.

The key improvements in the new Joomla Demo are:

  • The sign up process is faster and easier with fewer fields required and less confusion over versions available.
  • The page is responsive, so users on any devices will easily sign up and get started.
  • The duration of the demo is increased from 30 to 90 days, which will allow people more time to play freely with Joomla and will increase the number of sites built during the demo period.
  • The immediate options to continue with a hosted site with the new hosting partner is more affordable than what was previously available, which should also result in less abandonment once the demo is over.

The President of Open Source Matters Inc. Sarah Watz says: “First, I would like to thank our long-term partner for being with us through these years and helping us launch the demo initially. And today we are super excited to be able to develop this service further together with SiteGround. Offering the extended demo is great, because with all the neat features in Joomla it takes some time to discover them all and try them out. My hope is that more and more people will fall in love with Joomla when they experience the ease of use and the power of the extendability Joomla offers with the large number of extensions available today.“

Lilyana Yakimova, who is the Marketing Director of SiteGround, says: “The ease of use on each step has been the main guiding principle for us when designing the new demo process. It starts with an easy sign up and immediate access to the Joomla admin. We provide ongoing help with a detailed Joomla video guide and 24/7 support. At the end, we offer the user an affordable and seamless option to keep and further develop the Joomla website built during the demo period. We are looking forward to welcoming the first Joomla Demo users to be hosted by SiteGround!”

About SiteGround

SiteGround is a leading web hosting company with a special focus on Joomla CMS. Its hosting platform is optimized for additional Joomla security with the help of specific account isolation and in-house developed Joomla security plugin and proactive Joomla security monitoring. The performance of Joomla CMS and its loading speed is also enhanced on SiteGround servers with the help of a special caching solution, developed by the company. SiteGround has also been an active sponsor of multiple Joomla events, including the Joomla! World Conference 2012, 2013, and 2014, JAB 2012, 2013 and 2014 and more than 40 other local Joomla! Days for the last 3 years.

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 active 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.

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