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WordPress to Joomla Migration Checklist

If you're planning to migrate your WordPress website to Joomla for the wide range of features Joomla allows, here's what to keep in mind as you map out the process.

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Revealing Joomla’s SEO Secrets - Redirect Manager (com_redirect)



One of the hidden gems which appeared with the 1.6 version of Joomla is the Redirect Manager - a simple system which allows you to identify and fix broken links. Before the Redirect Manager was introduced, the only way to find and fix broken URLs was to use a third party extension, an SEO scraper such as Screaming Frog, or looking in your server logs. Now it's possible to identify and manage broken links within the administrator panel of your Joomla website.

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Summary of Joomla! Workshop at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Joomla! User Network Ahmedabad (JUG Ahmedabad) co-organized a Joomla Workshop with Ahmedabad University. By doing this workshop our goal was to help university students learn and make Joomla learning easier for them, which they never expected. We hosted this workshop at an Ahmedabad University class room, with 26 students and faculty participating.The Plan

The plan was to start with our Joomla! CMS Awareness and outreach programme of JUG Ahmedabad. The day when I registered this Joomla User Network Ahmedabad officially on Joomla Groups, I had only one thing in my mind... in Ahmedabad, there is no active community or any activity for Joomla and PHP, where so many companies mainly work in Joomla!. When I was an engineering student, it wasn't until I got training in company that I really became aware of PHP or Joomla, or any other open source technology, because of the lack of exposure in our colleges. Here was my idea... I thought that with JUG Ahmedabad, I could help students, so we started this programme.

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Interview: Alex de Borba

On January 6th, I saw an interesting post on the Joomla Facebook group from Alex de Borba that began, "Let's start something different, shall we?". Alex was offering his help for anyone who had a question about Joomla. I read through the comments and was extremely impressed with his courteous, helpful and well-written replies. I asked him to get in touch with me if he would be interested in writing for the JCM. He did. Here is the interview I had with Alex, a bit long, but very informative. I look forward to his future articles.

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Upcoming Joomla Events - February/March 2015

Joomla Events abound in February and March with meetings scheduled in Europe, Africa, South America and North America. Joomla! User Group (JUG) meetings and JoomlaDays are intended for everyone from casual users to core developers. Visit the Joomla! Events site to browse all events, submit an event or learn how to organize your own event.

The Berlin JUG invites all Joomla users to participate in an exchange of ideas. The Berlin JUG is a group of Joomla enthusiasts including web developers, web designers and end users who use Joomla personally or professionally. This event is open to all Joomla users and is always free to attend. Learn more.

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Notable Technical Women Card Decks

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Last October, Sarah Watz and I represented Joomla at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing at Phoenix, Arizona.  A few booths down from our position was Duke University, which was launching a Kickstarter campaign to create a card deck and poster showcasing notable women in computing throughout the ages, it was fully funded within days, eventually closing at $15,010, 500% of its target. The card decks were also sent out to over 500 educators from around the world - people backing the project could opt for a 'get one, give one' option which sent a pack to an educator in additon to them receiving their own pack - and the project has continued to grow, now including daughter projects featuring upcoming leaders in the Middle East & Africa.

From its initial launch at Grace Hopper, the team behind the project was overwhelmed with interest, as educators from around the world began to receive their card decks and posters and share them on social media.

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Celebrate Pi Day at JoomlaDay Boston!

I love organizing events... I'm a member the Joomla Events Team and the Joomla World Conference Team. My favorite event is, of course, JoomlaDay Boston which is happening on March 14th and 15th!

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Open Source Initiative Membership Drive

The Open Source Initiative

February, 3rd, 2015 marks the 17th anniversary of the Open Source Initiative (OSI).

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Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1 Released

Created on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 22:00

The Joomla! Project is pleased to announce the availability of Joomla! 3.4 Beta 1. Community members are asked to download and install the package in order to provide quality assurance for the forthcoming 3.4 release.

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Thank you Community Managers!

Image Credit: Chiara Aliotta

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Joomla! offers FREE hosted website solution on in partnership with SiteGround

Created on Tuesday, 20 January 2015 13:53

New York, NY, - January 20, 2015 - Joomla, one of the world’s most popular open source content management systems (CMS), announced today the launch of its new service: Users can now create and build freely hosted Joomla websites. The project is run in partnership with SiteGround web hosting company, who has built the server infrastructure that will accommodate the free Joomla sites.

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Joomla Community Magazine | December 2014

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Joomla! 2.5.28 Released

Joomla! 3.3 - Do More
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 15:00

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A special thank you to the Joomla! Update Working Group

Written by Jessica Dunbar    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 20:44

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This is the last release of Joomla 2.5 now what?


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VEL3 website

VEL3 website | Joomla! Community PortalJoomla!®


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Business Pizza, Bugs, and Fun October 17, 2014


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Joomla will be at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - Come and join us!

Joomla at Grace Hopper

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J and Beyond 2014 & Joomla! Marketing

Since its inception, JAB has been an awesome & feature packed event which gets together 300+ Joomla! users across the world. The best innovations and advancements in the Joomla world are shared here and it would be fair to say that it is the Mecca of anyone working in Joomla. As always it was a rocking event ! Read on to see what Marketing did at JAB14 !! 

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2014 Joomla Google Summer of Code Students Accepted

Once again Joomla will be participating in the Google Summer of Code, and this year we have 8 excellent student projects that were accepted by Google on April 21, 2014. Congratulations to all the students that will be joining the Joomla Google Summer of Code project this year!

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