Never have I imagined the number of amazing and talented people that jumped at the opportunity to help out in various ways over the years.
Going forward there is still a lot of work to be done with the JED, improving user experience and site management workflow. I'm confident that Jaz and her team will bring many improvements to the table.
To the community and everyone that donates their time to this project; I am honored and grateful to have been able to be a part of it.
Give up a few hours of your free time to help out where ever you can. A few hours a week can make a big difference and can be gratifying.
You get to meet some really great people in the community and that alone is worth the experience. Attend a Joomla event and you'll get to see first-hand how everyone comes together like one big family or at the very least you'll get out of the house for a few days.
Up and on-wards for me. My free time will be put into a new project that I'm excited about; helping to get veterans into technical jobs.
I will remain as part of the JED Team for a little while to help out when questions arise and I'm able. I wish everyone the best and look forward to seeing you online and at events in the future.
These professional video classes will help you to learn the basics, and even extend your knowledge about Joomla SEO, security and multilingual sites.
Screenshot of the Joomla! Video Training website.
Next, I list a brief summary of the Joomla! videos you can watch from here.
This class teaches you all of the essential concepts and knowledge you need to get started with Joomla 3.
In this class we show you how manage a Joomla 3 site. Rod explains user access control. He also shows you how to maintain, backup, update and move your Joomla site.
Keeping your Joomla website from getting hacked isn't hard, but there are some basics that you simply must ensure get done.
This class teaches you how to build multi-lingual Joomla sites. You'll learn how to translate your Joomla site and attract visitors in more than one language.
In this class, Steve gives us an overview of SEO in Joomla 3. He covers topics such as Joomla! URLs, aliases, metadata and Google Analytics. Along the way he shares some extensions that will help you optimize your Joomla sites.
What are you waiting for? Go to Joomla! Video Training to learn from the experts how to build better sites with Joomla.
Here at JED, we always work hard to make sure you can easily find an extension that will fit your needs and be a solid part of your website. That’s why every extension listed on the official Joomla Extension Directory must meet several Listing Requirements. Now we are adding a new one - the usage of the Joomla Update System.
Keeping extensions up-to-date is one of the key things that are required to secure a Joomla website. For that to happen, there must be an easy way to find information about available updates. It’s unrealistic to assume that everyone will visit extension developers’ websites to check if there is an update available. Although there have been some custom update systems developed over time, we think that the official Joomla Update System should be used as the common standard because it provides information about available updates directly in the Joomla admin interface. More detail about Update Servers can be found here: https://docs.joomla.org/Deploying_an_Update_Server
This new requirement for extensions will make it easier for everyone managing websites as the information about updates will be available in one place. This will also help avoid the need to install custom updaters which often provide no extra functionality, and duplicate Joomla core functionality.
From our experience, using update servers can significantly increase the number of updates. This way more users will user newer, thus better versions of the extensions. Whats more, in the case of commercial extensions it also means additional profits from subscription renewals. Standardising the way the updates are being served will also create update oriented culture among website creators.
This new requirement will come into force on January 10th, 2017. Extensions that are not compatible with this new requirement after this date will not be removed from JED. Alternatively, there will be a popup with a warning displayed when user clicks the Download button on the extension's detail page. A check for this new requirement will also be added to the JED Checker. The error code will be: US1 - update sites not present in xml file.
Checks will be carried out on the latest zip file that was upload to JED, so developers are asked to ensure that the latest copies have been uploaded to their listings.
We firmly believe that this change will not only make website management easier, but that it will also reduce security risks by informing users about available updates for their installed extensions. We hope that all extension developers will comply with the new requirement and that together we will make Joomla better.
In my example, I'm choosing "left" module position and wanted to display 100 modules as maximum.
A popup will come up:
A successful message will confirm your modules has been moved to a new position.
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