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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Apirat Jangjit

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Apirat Jangjit
We’re back with yet another exciting interview form The Joomla Speak series of a Joomla enthusiast Apirat Jangjit aka Sai. She is The General Manager of CMSPlugin and today will be sharing her thoughts on Joomla and how her exciting journey with it has been so far!Let’s talk!What's your Joomla story? How did you get introduced?I was working as Exec...
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Some useful custom validators for Client-side form validation in Joomla!

Some useful custom validators for Client-side form validation in Joomla!
Note: This blog is targeted for Joomla! DevelopersDoing validation on client side, before form is submitted to server is always recommended. If you have developed a Joomla! extension you might have used some of the validators that Joomla! provides, which are listed below. Joomla! provides these basic form validators which you can use in your Joomla...
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Joomla World Conference 2015: We came, We Shared, We Learnt!

Joomla World Conference 2015: We came, We Shared, We Learnt!
The Most awaited Joomla Event of 2015 is over. Joomla World Conference 2015 was full with enthusiastic Joomlers, Students, Entreprenueurs Developers, Designers and more! Let's get you the insights of the event from our point of view. ;) Techjoomla team was all geared up for the event. As we were one of the sponsors, we were helping organize and yea...
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Claudia Apostoaei
In this week's interview of The Joomla Speak! series we will be talking to Claudia Apostoaei who works as a Marketing Representative thePHPfactory and started her journey with Joomla since then. Let’s get to know her a bit. She reads a lot about the Gothic literature, loves to hear music Hip-Hop and Rock so to say, is also into creepy horror m...
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How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?

How to access Module parameters anywhere inside Joomla code?
In Joomla, Module configurations are stored as Module parameters. Typically you only need to use parameters in the module itself. However, sometimes you might need to access them from other places like your component or a plugin. And this can get especially tricky when you have multiple copies of the module. A live case example for this is Soc...
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Sarah Watz
Guys, we’re back again this week with the 3rd interview in The Joomla Speak! series. Now this one is pretty special because we’re going to be in talks with The President of Open Source Matters, Sarah Watz. People who are not aware who she is (i don’t think there might be any, at least not from the Joomla space) let’s get to know her.Sarah is a Joom...
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Henry Nguyen
After Sarah Watz’s interview, this week we’re in talks with Henry Nguyen in The Joomla Speak Series, who started as a developer in 2003 and now is the Chief Technical Officer of JoomlaShine.com, one of the most favorite template provider for Joomla!Henry has been working with PHP and open source project since 2004. Joining JoomlaShine team as CTO s...
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The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat

The Joomla Speak! In conversation with Brian Peat
I hope you guys enjoyed reading our first interview with Joe Sonne in The Joomla Speak! series.And we’re back again this week with one more exciting interview with Brian Peat. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start.Brian is a member of the Joomla Marketing Team and also the founder of The Peat Group. He builds Joomla sites for a living and pla...
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Techjoomla is going to the Joomla World Conference at Bangalore, India. Meet us there!

Techjoomla is going to the Joomla World Conference at Bangalore, India. Meet us there!
This year is a pretty exciting time for Joomla in India as for the first time ever, the Joomla World conference is happening in India. Bangalore is said to be the silicon valley of India and India is one of th fastest growing markets in the world. The world is flooding to India to explore this huge market and Joomla cant be left behind either!Over ...
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The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne

The Joomla Speak! In Conversation with Joe Sonne
Here is our first Interview in the The Joomla Speak series with Joe Sonne. Let’s get to know him a bit before we start. Joe had a successful career in the graphic arts and multimedia industry before moving into management with a national charitable organization.He got involved with Joomla! in 2005, and in 2009 started his own marketing company. The...
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The Joomla Speak!

The Joomla Speak!
We all are aware that Joomla has turned 10 this year. It has been a long journey full of innovation, rough patches, excitement and progress.Over the years,  Joomla has grown bolder, prettier and smarter; winning hearts and awards. To celebrate this year and make it more exciting we are conducting a series of interviews and will publish them on...
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#hashtags in #Joomla

#hashtags in #Joomla
Like all communities #joomla has its favourite hashtags that you around the twitterverse (Yes thats an actual word !). There are many that keep coming and going but there are some that have become part of the cultural fabric of the community.#joomlaI obviously have to start with this hashtag that's used to tweet anything and everything ab...
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#jpositiv The Story behind the hashtag !

#jpositiv The Story behind the hashtag !
If you are involved with Joomla in anyway and are on Twitter its very likely that you have at some point seen the #jpositivhash tag. If you have not, Its a cool hash tag to share positive news in the Joomla world & help spread the Joomla love on twitter. There's a nice story to how it was born..Back in 2011 the joomla community was plagued...
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How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

How to provide live updates for extensions in Joomla?

As a Joomla extension provider, we are always rolling out updates for our extensions. Whether they are minor bug fixes or major feature releases, its always recommended that customers stay up-to-date so that they get the best of features, bug fixes as well as security fixes.

Normally the only way to notify them would be via Blogs and Newsletters. However this needs the customer to do the process of updation manually. 

With Joomla however, there is a much easier and smarter way of doing this using the Updates system. This is already baked into the core of Joomla and can be used by any Joomla extension. There is a core way to achieve both notifications and automatic updates which you can read about here. It works pretty well for free extensions but needs you to manually maintain the updates manifest. We have updated the blog with some inputs from weebler to also demonstrate how you can do this with core Joomla. 

The Akeeba Release System from the awesome Akeeba team however can give this system a major shot in the arm by completely automating Manifest generation and maintenance and also support updates for commercial extensions

Here’s a quick tutorial on how you can use ARS to automate extension update notifications and live updates in your extensions.

In fact since Joomla 3x has become the standard, your end users might be completely missing your updates if you are not using the Joomla 3x notification system and rely on your own ‘In extension notifications’ Read more about this in our earlier blog.

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Joomla is more CMS than ever before!

Joomla is more CMS than ever before!
What Features Makes Joomla a Better CMS out of the box?Lets take a look at the features that make Joomla a better CMS out of the box. here we are mainly going to cover features which are important to Joomla as a Content Management System. There are quite a few other features that Joomla has besides this, but thats another blog!Out of the box respon...
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