JCM April 2013

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

Editors Introduction

Listen Up!, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Interview with Community Development Manager David Hurley, by John Rampton
Joomla! is the People, by Helvecio da Silva
Interview with CMSExpo Founder John Coonen, by John Rampton
The X Factor and Women in Tech, by Dianne Henning

Events

JoomlaDay Boston, No Blarney!, by Dianne Henning

Project News

Leadership Highlights - April 2013, by Marijke Stuivenberg

Designers

Progressive Enhancement: Flip the Script on Your Responsive Ways, by Ryan Boog

Sitebuilders

Tips to Find a Joomla Developer, by Johans Empuerto

Business Matters

Creating Call-to-Actions that Will Actually Get Action, by Hannah Kaufman
Easy To Use Joomla Search Operator Commands, by John Rampton

Developers

Head in the Tag Clouds, by Elin Waring
4 Ways Joomla Developers Can Monetize Free Extensions, by Pravin Daryani
Joomla! 3.0 Extension Development Series: More Functionality, by David Hurley
Joomla! 3.1.0 Tag Field, by Roberto Segura

Administrators

CDNs for Joomla - A Beginners Guide, by Steven Johnson

Community Choice Extensions

Community Choice Extensions - UPDATE, by Dianne Henning

The Joomla! Haikus

Post your Haikus for April, by Dianne Henning

International Stories

Browse the international articles submitted this month.

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!

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1 Beta3. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.1. Joomla 3.1 is scheduled for release on April 15th, 2013.

Joomla 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.1 the second short term support release in this series.  Please note that going from Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration.  The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series.  That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing.

What is this release for?

This is a beta release and not for use on production sites.

Extension developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare extensions for the General Availability release of Joomla 3.1, though there shouldn't be any backward compatibility issues. Users are encouraged to test the package for issues and to report issues in the Joomla! issue tracker

Click here to download.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.1?

  • 29855 - Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • 29822 - Show logs in debug console
  • 30085 - Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • 29965 - Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • 29770 - Added triggers on save for com_config
  • 30230 - JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • 28924 - Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer
  • 30318 - Media wiki package
  • 30369 - OpenStreetMap package
  • 30364 - UNION ALL feature

Miscellaneous: 28574 - Removed the GeSHi plug-in

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! CMS 3.1 Beta2. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for Joomla 3.1. Joomla 3.1 is scheduled for release on or around March 25th, 2013.

Joomla 3 is the latest major release of the Joomla CMS, with Joomla 3.1 the second short term support release in this series.  Please note that going from Joomla 3.0 to 3.1 is a one-click upgrade and is NOT a migration.  The same is true is for any subsequent versions in the Joomla 3 series.  That being said, please do not upgrade any of your production sites to the beta version as beta is ONLY intended for testing.

What is this release for?

This is a beta release and not for use on production sites.

Extension developers are encouraged to work with this release in order to prepare extensions for the General Availability release of Joomla 3.1, though there shouldn't be any backward compatibility issues. Users are encouraged to test the package for issues and to report issues in the Joomla! issue tracker

Click here to download.

What are the new features of Joomla! 3.1?

  • 29855 - Tags (click here to see the recent blog post about it)
  • 29822 - Show logs in debug console
  • 30085 - Refactor installation to use new application and MVC classes
  • 29965 - Added pagination in COM_SEARCH component
  • 29770 - Added triggers on save for com_config
  • 30230 - JPlugin autoloadLanguage property
  • 28924 - Added SQL Server subclass for FinderIndexer

Miscellaneous: 28574 - Removed the GeSHi plug-in

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