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Joomla Community Magazine | October 2011

What's been brewing at a Joomla! Day near you

The October installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Here are the stories in this issue:

Editor's Introduction

What's been brewing at a Joomla!Day near you!, by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Joomla Community – Let's Get Involved and Make a contribution!, by Anh Tuan Bui
Ten ideas on how to get involved in the community (part 2 of 2), by Peter Martin
The JUX Position: Interview with Ron Severdia, by Alice Grevet

Website Case Studies

Animation Company chooses Joomla and HTML 5, "because that's the future", by Milena Mitova

Did you know...?

2011 Packt Awards: Vote for Joomla! Now, by Milena Mitova

Leadership Connections

Leadership Highlights from September 2011, by Alice Grevet

Designers Studio

Display Different Menu Items for Registered and Non-Registered Users Using MetaMod, by Martin Day

Joomla! Events and User Groups

Joomla!Day Events in October 2011, by Jacques Rentzke

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your haikus for October, by Paul Orwig

Help Wanted

The Joomla! Project Wants You - October 2011, by Paul Orwig

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Joomla! in the Press/Media - October 2011, by Mark W. Bender

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! Explained - Second Joomla Press Book Released

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In October 2010 Joomla! Press, an alliance between Open Source Matters and Pearson Publishing, was announced to the community.

The Joomla! Project is proud to announce that the Joomla! Explained, the second in the series of publications, has been released for sale at Amazon and InformIT.

The book is available in both Paperback and e-book formats. 

Click here to buy a copy of Joomla! Explained and help to support the Joomla! Project.

About Joomla! Press

Purchases of Joomla! Press books are a great way to help support Joomla as proceeds from books, including The Official Joomla! Book, go to the Joomla! project.  To learn more about Joomla! Press please click here.

About Joomla! Explained

Master Joomla! 1.6 and 1.7 hands-on, step-by-step, through easy, practical examples!

Joomla! Explained teaches everything beginners need to know--and nothing they don't need to know!

Joomla! Explained requires absolutely no experience with Joomla! content management, website construction, programming, scripting, or even HTML. Stephen Burge has taught thousands of beginners--and thousands more who've experimented with Joomla! but haven't mastered it yet. Nobody knows more about guiding Joomla! users up the learning curve--from confusion to results!

You'll master Joomla! one easy step at a time, through a complete hands-on case study. Burge presents crystal-clear visuals, explanations, and analogies--all extensively tested with real Joomla! beginners.

This book covers Joomla versions 1.6 and 1.7.

The book's quick, easy coverage includes:

  • Understanding what Joomla! does and how it works
  • Installing the latest version of Joomla
  • Navigating your site's visitor and administrator areas
  • Mastering workflows that make site creation easy
  • Adding text, images, links, and formatting
  • Creating efficient, usable navigation
  • Providing contact forms, ad banners, and link directories
  • Using modules to enable site registration and search
  • Adding voting and other smaller "plug-in" features
  • Quickly changing site designs with Joomla! templates
  • Finding, choosing, installing, and using extensions
  • Building both business and personal sites, step by step
  • Giving customized access to different types of users
  • Managing site versions in multiple languages
  • Efficiently administering, backing up, and updating sites

Click here to buy a copy of Joomla! Explained and help to support the Joomla! Project.

Joomla Community Magazine | August 2011

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The August installment of the Joomla Community Magazine is here! Here are the stories in this issue:

Editor's Introduction

The Road Forward..., by Dianne Henning

Feature Stories

Summing Up the Joint Summit, by Alice Grevet
What I learned at the Community Leadership Summit, by Paul Orwig
Join the Joomla! Tweet Team, by Hagen Graf
Joomla! in South African government, by Phehello Mofokeng

Website Case Studies

Website Case Study: Joomlagov.info, by Team Joomity

Did you know...?

5 Great Reasons to Become a JCM Author, by Milena Mitova
Nine Questions When Preparing Clients for Joomla 1.8, by Jen Kramer
Infographic: Joomla CMS Development Strategy, by Sander Potjer
Search Engine Optimization and Public Relations: The New Brotherhood, by Sandra Ordonez

Leadership Connections

Open Source Matters July 2011 Report, by Alice Grevet

Designers Studio

Praiseworthy Joomla User Experience, by Kyle Ledbetter

Joomla! Events and User Groups

Joomla!Day Events around the World, by Jacques Rentzke

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your haikus for August, by Paul Orwig

Help Wanted

The Joomla! project wants you - August 2011, by Paul Orwig

Joomla! Books

Download the Joomla! 1.7 - Beginner's Guide and save money!, by Hagen Graf
Unlimited Joomla book resources in multiple languages, by Anh Tuan Bui

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Joomla! in the Press/Media - August 2011, by Mark W. Bender

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!