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Joomla! Community Magazine | January 2011

The January issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

IN THIS ISSUE...

A special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Theo van der Zee.

Editor’s Introduction

Joomla! - We Keep It Movin' by Cristina Solana

Feature stories

Alice Grevet invites us to Party Like It's Joomla! 1.6
Jon Neubauer invokes Camelot: Ask not what Joomla! can do for you...
Matt Lipscomb offers up more Insights From: "The Official Joomla! Book" (Part 3)

Leadership Connections

Alice Grevet maps out the New Year with Open Source Matters: December 2010 Report
Matt Lipscomb talks with Paul Orwig, Sandra Warren, Ron Severdia and Louis Landry:The 2010 Video Interviews - Part 3

Website Case Studies

Robert Vining looks at migrating/upgrading from Mambo to Joomla! in this month's Website Case Study: Kineo E-Learning

Extensions and Services Evaluations

Team EAsE sez: Back it up, back it up, back it up! Backup Now! - You know you should!
Team EAsE Podcast: Passwords - Don't walk in front of a Bus!

JUGs and Events

Jon Neubauer gets the inside scoop on JAB11: Interview with Robert Deutz & Brian Teeman
Dianne Henning sends out a casting call for your Joomla! videos with Lights, Camera, Action!

Did you know…?

Milena Mitova makes it look as easy as ABC with her Tried and Tested Tools for Building a Teacher-Friendly School Website
Theo van der Zee shares some Zen enlightenment and explains What Joomla! and Bonsai Trees Have In Common

Designer's studio

Anthony Olsen offers his Top 10 Joomla! Template Picks for 2010

Administrator's toolkit

Nicholas Dionysopoulos takes us to the dark world of ownership, users, groups and permissions. 777: The number of the beast

Book Reviews

Bo Astrup reviews ChronoForms 3.1 for Joomla! Site Cookbook which serves up some tasty recipes for successful form configuration and implementation.

Joomla! in the Press/Media

Mark Bender logs in with Joomla! in the Press/Media - January 2011

On the lighter side...

Yepr pops a cork with Jane Beyond & friends

The Joomla! Haiku: Share yours!

Prolific poets,
punsters and word masters too,
spread the Joomla! love... Post your Haiku here for January 2011 This month's theme: Resolutions!

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 Ranks Strongly in CMS Market Share Studies

As the year 2010 draws to a close, we are pleased to share two recent reports comparing numerous CMS solutions where Joomla! proves to be a top contender:

Idealware (www.idealware.org) is a non-profit organization in the US that provides software research for the non-profit community.  This report, titled “2010 Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems: WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Plone” not only gives high rankings to the Joomla project, but also reports, “The final tally showed Joomla as the market leader, followed by WordPress, then Drupal, then Plone.” Download the Idealware report.

Additionally, Joomla! does very well as a community-driven project alongside corporate-supported Wordpress and Drupal in the "2010 Open Source CMS Market Share Report" published by Water & Stone (www.waterandstone.com). Referred to as "The Big Three", the report concludes that Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal remain firmly in command of the market. The report assesses 20 Open Source Content Management Systems on a variety of metrics related to Rate of Adoption and Brand Strength. Download the Water & Stone report.

Together may all who contribute to Joomla! celebrate and take pride in these findings!

Joomla! Community Magazine - December 2010 Issue Released

The December issue of the Joomla Community Magazine is here!

In this issue:

We have made some usability improvements based on recommendations offered by Merav Knafo in her Joomla.org Magazine Usability Testing Report. Thank you Merav and Steve Bickel for your willingness to take a look at the JCM and point out some areas where we can improve!

Also, we give our special thanks to the members of the Joomla! community who are contributing authors in this month's issue: Lukas Polak, Parth Lawate, Jarrod Nettles, and Merav Knafo.

 

 

Editorial

A Great Year for Joomla by Paul Orwig, Lead editor

Read more: Joomla! Community Magazine - December 2010 Issue Released