JCM January 2014

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

Editors Introduction

Looking to the Future, by Alice Grevet

Feature Stories

Joomla!-Based New Year's Resolution Ideas, by Jennifer Gress

Project News

Roundup from JUG Corner - December 2013, by Ruth Cheesley
More About Joomla! Certification, by Irene López


Do You Know Who You Are?, by Ian Nelson


First Joomla! User Group Meeting in Poland, by Danuta Idzik


Review: Component Creator for Joomla!, by Carlos Rodríguez
Lessons in Good Coding Practices: Don't Repeat Yourself, by David Hurley


Explaining Joomla! for Non-Techies (Part II), by Pedro F. Vidal Lopez
Go that Extra Mile to Deliver Simplicity!, by Gene Page
Using Joomla! as a Help Development Tool, by Matt Majeske


Facebook And Your Joomla! Website, by Nicole Ouellette

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code 2013 Summary, by Chad Windnagle

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!

Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone

The Joomla! Project and the Production Leadership Team are proud to announce the release of Joomla! 3.2.1 which resolves a significant number of issues and bugs.

If you are currently running Joomla! 3.2, we recommend that you apply this update immediately via either the one-click update or the update downloads available at www.joomla.org/download.html. For other versions of the 3.x series, applying the update is recommended at the next convenient opportunity.

Joomla! 2.5.17 Released

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.17.

Joomla 2.5.17 is a maintenance release. Most notably this release fixes errors that have been reported including:

  • Registration emails in multilingual websites
  • The 2.5.14 to 2.5.16 update errors
  • Recaptcha function updated after Google’s API update causing broken captcha

The update process is very simple, and complete instructions are available here. Note that there are now easier and better ways of updating than copying the files with FTP.


New Installations: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.17 (Full package) »

Update Package: Click here to download Joomla 2.5.17 (Update package) »

Note: Please read the update instructions before updating.


*Please clear your browser's cache after upgrading

Want to test drive Joomla? Try the online demo. Documentation is available for beginners.


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