Joomla! Community Magazine - August 2010

The Joomla! Project proudly announces the August 2010 Issue of the Joomla! Community Magazine. The magazine is a collection of articles and illustrations highlighting events and accomplishments of the free software community behind Joomla!, an award-winning open source content management system.

Administrators, Developers and Designers

The Administrators Toolkit article, The prefix has nothing to do with telephony , includes a free program to enhance site security. In the Developers Workbench , instructions to synchronize a Joomla! website with MAMP and Dropbox and advice on creating end-user documentation is shared. The Joomla! Setup focuses this month on developer and designer Fotis Evangelou.

The Designers Studio calls for participants to Redesign Joomla! for version 1.7. The Administrator interface, largely unchanged since Mambo, is in need of renovation, a task that will require the diverse talents of the Joomla! community. This month's Website Case Study looks at the team, the planning, and extension choices behind the new Scottoiler Joomla! website .

Extensions and Evaluations

A key strength of Joomla! is template development. To help community learn about offerings, the Extensions and Evaluations section continues an examination of Joomla! Template Frameworks and Toolsets. Podcast interviews and comparative analysis of three leading template providers: JoomlArt, JoomlaPraise, and ProThemer are available, along with advice on how to select templates, improve site search engine optimization and additional learning resources .

Events and User Groups

This month, the Joomla! Events and User Groups section features Joomla! Day West 2010 , a community event to be held October 1-3 in San Jose, California, and a story about the August 27-29th in Dallas, Texas, where members of the Joomla! community will present.

Features and Leadership

This month's Feature Stories include an in-depth interview with Elin Waring, former President of OSM and an invitation to community to submit non-English articles . In Leadership Connections , the magazine spotlights Mike Carson who supports Joomla! User Groups. Open Source Matters board member, Steve Burge, discusses July board activities and thanks outgoing members Elin Waring and Dave Huelsmann for their service.

For more information

For more information about the Joomla! Community Magazine , contact Paul Orwig , Lead Editor and Joomla! Community Leadership Team member. For more information about Joomla!, see the Joomla! in the Press and Media section. The Joomla! Community Magazine Team invites those interested to get involved and help tell the Joomla! story.