Nov072012

Next week we’ll be in San Jose at the first-ever Joomla World Conference leading a discussion about Joomla use in enterprise environments.

Before we finalize our talk, We’d love to know how and why Joomla users around the world choose this platform.

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If you haven’t noticed, the first-ever Joomla World Conference is fast-approaching — Nov. 16-18 — and excitement is building in the Joomla community.

As we mentioned previously, the keynote speakers have already been announced and look very compelling. I’m happy to report that in addition to sponsoring the event, we’ll be attending and speaking as well.

At noon on Nov. 17, I will deliver a talk entitled Is Joomla 3 ready for enterprise?

Yannick Gaultier, the author of sh404SEF® and Josetta®, will also be in attendance. He is giving a lightning talk on multilingual Joomla web sites with Josetta®.

On Oct. 3, 2012 we were honored to speak at Mozcation Milwaukee, a local SEO event organized by the good folks over at SEOMoz.

Mozcation Milwaukee was an excellent event — held at the gorgeous Harley Davidson Museum — and Rand Fishkin and his crew gave exciting talks and brought new insights for the 200+ crowd who attended.

On September 27, 2012 the Joomla project released the much-anticipated 3.0 version of the CMS.

Although many additions and improvements have been made, the most significant change in this build is the adoption of the Bootstrap framework from Twitter.

Twitter Bootstrap instantly adds mobile responsiveness to Joomla — the ability to adjust the layout of the web site based on the size of the screen — making it one of the first open-source content management systems to become mobile-ready.

While Bootstrap adds enormous and clear benefits for site builders, add-on developers can also build their extensions using the Bootstrap elements baked into Joomla. This reduces development time and improves standards and usability for consumers.

Given the rise and popularity of mobile and responsive web site design, you might be tempted to upgrade a previous Joomla version to Joomla 3.0.

However, you must consider a number of factors to decide if Joomla 3.0 is right for you.

Joomla 2.5.7 has been released.

Notable items in this build include 2 security patches for cross-site scripting attacks as well as a new feature allowing languages to be installed directly from the Joomla backend interface without having to download a language pack first.

42 items from the bug tracker were also addressed.

Full details can be found in the official 2.5.7 release announcement at joomla.org

Since this release improves security, we recommend that all users perform an Joomla upgrade immediately.

A Joomla upgrade can be performed directly in the Joomla administrative backend. For users with multiple sites, we recommend updating all your sites from Watchful.li — a centralized site manager for Joomla.

 
 

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