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JGive 2.3.5 introduces Joomla custom fields support for Individual & Organization donors form for the backend

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With JGive v2.3.5 we have introduced Joomla custom fields support for Individual & Organization Donors form at the backend. This release also introduces improvements to campaign promoters and donations reports at the backend. Besides this, we have also fixed many bugs in this release. We encourage you to upgrade to this release as soon as possible.

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A dozen (Most Ridiculous) Myths about Joomla

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Joomla is the second most popular CMS (Content Management System). 

This open-source software offers several benefits, which makes it popular for building community websites, blogs, business websites, scalable and secure web applications, and a lot more.  

While the CMS has been downloaded over 90 million times and has a steady following, there are certain myths that are associated with it. 

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Some of Our Favorite Joomla Community Projects

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With 109+ million downloads, 1500+ volunteers and powering 2+ million websites Joomla is a compelling platform to build websites and applications alike. While most of the contributors are working on making Joomla better, there are people who are working on some exciting side projects which would make their way into Joomla at some point.  

Students from Google’s “Summer of Code” (GSoC) program have been involved for the past several years to work on these interesting projects. And the developers from the community have been great mentors to these students. 

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Joomla Powering a Cloud-based Interview Management System

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As technology advances at lightning-fast speed, the recruitment industry is under immense pressure to attract (and retain) the best talent – quickly and cost-effectively. HR departments are always on the lookout to streamline their interview process.

Deploying a technology-backed Interview Management System is a great way to make the interview process efficient, reduce the time to hire, efficiently schedule and set up interviews, and track them over time. 

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Using Cookies and CSRF tokens effectively

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What is CSRF?

CSRF (Cross-Site Request Forgery) is a type of attack which tricks the victim to do a task on the victim authenticated web-application on behalf of the interests of the attacker. An application vulnerable to CSRF enables attackers to perform any actions on the victim’s behalf without his/her knowledge.  

Assume currently you are shopping on a website that uses inhouse credits as currency. You are currently logged into the site and browsing for some products. Then you visit some other site for a cool new wallpaper for your desktop, not knowing that it is a malicious site and you hit the download button for the image.

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Joomla Development with Eclipse: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

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Every developer uses a set of tools that simplifies their life and without which their development life feels crippled! Over the years, I have developed my own set of tools which I have described in this blog.

The primary OS for my development related tasks is Ubuntu with Eclipse IDE, so the entire blog is targeted for Eclipse.

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DevOps friendly Joomla Extensions

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Undoubtedly, Joomla! is one of the most popular and flexible CMS for building websites and online applications of all types and sizes. The large number of extensions help give a headstart to any project.

Like other software frameworks and platforms, a lot of Joomla projects have adopted DevOps processes to streamline their deployments. This also helps scaling of Joomla sites to run on multiple servers. At Techjoomla we have been using Jenkins, Ansible and GIT to deploy Joomla sites for several years. Recently we have also started exploring Docker for containerized deployment and easy scaling.

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Joomla Powering an Agricultural Warehouse Management System - Bringing Profits for Indian Farmers

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For the Indian economy, agriculture has always been one of the most important sectors driving growth for the country. 

In 2018 alone, the Gross Value Added by the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sectors was a whopping  $271 billion. Today, agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for 58% of the population.

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Joomla! Development - Common Mistakes To Avoid

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In this series of blogs, we will talk about common mistakes to avoid while building extensions for Joomla!.

In this particular blog, we will talk about these four common mistakes:

  • Not using language constants and instead of hard coding language strings
  • Not using JInput and instead directly accessing $_POST or $_GET
  • Not using the Joomla Database layer and writing plain database queries instead
  • Wrong usage of loadObjectList / loadAssocList() (Using loadObjectList() when just 1 row is needed)
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Serving 50 million hits a month with Joomla

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Aadhaar project by Indian Government operates on a massive scale. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which handles this project, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has issued more than 120 crores (1.2 billion) Aadhaar numbers to the residents of India till date. For context, the Aadhaar number in India is somewhat similar to the Social Security Number in the US.

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Joomlashack conference 2019 is going to take place from November 6-8

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Techjoomla has been a regular feature at the annual Joomla World Conference. The Joomla World Conference is a key Joomla event that brings together some of the best speakers in the Joomla world. Unfortunately this year the world conference got canceled over Brexit related travel uncertainties. 

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Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun 2019-A massive success

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At Tekdi Technologies Pvt. Ltd. & Techjoomla we have a long tradition of contributing to #opensource and making what we use better. So much so that every developer at Tekdi has a #KPI to make at least one open-source contribution every month! So it's hardly surprising that we do not let up on any opportunity to contribute. On 19th October 2019, the #Joomla community had organized a Global Synchronous event called "Joomla Pizza and bugs".

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Be a part of the global “Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun” event in Pune

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At Techjoomla we take Open Source very seriously. All our products and solutions are offered on OpenSource licenses. One of the key ways in which we contribute to open source is supporting opensource events. We are proud to be associated with the global Joomla! community and sponsor the global Pizza, bugs & fun event. We are also hosting the Pune edition of the Joomla! Pizza, Bugs and Fun(Joomla! PBF) to help local volunteers contribute to Joomla!.

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JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 in Chicago

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JoomlaDay Chicago is going to take place on 12th October 2019 at DePaul University in Chicago. If you plan to build your business using Joomla, Joe Sonn will guide you to build a successful Joomla based business. 

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TJ UCM - Yet another Joomla Universal Content Manager

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Joomla has tried to create a content manager / CCK for several years now. Though the project has been inactive, there are a few database tables that Joomla still uses, mainly for storing content history. Although the original UCM in its spirit isn’t part of Joomla, similar functionality has been introduced by article fields. 

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