The Joomla! Project today announced the release of Joomla! 3.2.0


Joomla! 3.2 comes packed with new features, that include Content Versioning, User Interface & User Experience Enhancements, Joomla! Extension Finder, 2-Step Authentication, Multilingual Site Automatic Installer, Rapid Application Framework, and more.



JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa 2013

I was fortunate to be able to attend JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.

We've had a number of successful JoomlaDay events in Cape Town, so this year, Paul van der Merwe and Alex Parry, who are the organizers of the Joomla! User Group (JUG) in Johannesburg, decided to organize an event there. The Cape Town organizers (Matthew Philogene, Dwight Barnard, and myself) were requested to help, and I ended up doing a lot of the Social Media promotion for the event.

JoomlaDay Johannesburg was smaller than the ones we are used to having in Cape Town, but it had a great vibe, with everyone who was eager to learn and to share.

JoomlaDay South Africa will this year be helo in Johannesburg, from the 18th to the 19th of October 2013.

JoomlaDay Johannesburg - South Africa 2013

The venue for the event is Jozihub, located within the 44 Stanley Avenue Centre.

Speakers include: Matthew Philogene, Javier G√≥mez, Ruth Cheesley, Lovemore Nalube, Brett St Clair, Paul van Jaarsveld, Rick Parry, Peter Martin, Dwight Barnard, Nick Cadenhead, Sarah Watz, Daniel Acton, Jacques Rentzke.

I will doing a keynote, along with Matthew: Introducing Joomla! 3.2 - Something new for everyone!, as well as a presentation for beginners: Joomla! 101 - Getting started & Finding help.

Other sessions inlclude: Using Google products to monetize your online content, Yellowfin Business Intelligence, The internet of things, Developing a Joomla 3.x module, Developments is semantic HTML - adding information to search listings, Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5 or 3.x and more.

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Happy Birthday to Joomla!

image by @Helvecio

It's been 8 years since the release of Joomla! 1.0.0, and today the international Joomla! community celebrates:

  • 44,9 million downloads of all versions of the Joomla! CMS to date;
  • 2,8 million posts in 675 thousand topics by 619,914 registered Forum members;
  • two different versions (series) of the CMS available at any one time, as well as the Joomla! Framework;
  • 67 accredited translations of the CMS;
  • 6995 extensions for Joomla! 2.5 and 3.x on the Joomla! Extensions Directory;
  • the 13th most forked PHP repo on GitHub, with 858 active forks;
  • nearly 1000 bugs fixed in the last year;
  • more than 160 registered Joomla! User Groups;
  • 29 international, community-organized JoomlaDay events over the past 12 months;
  • the 4th international Jandbeyond event, and our first Joomla! World Conference,
  • and the Joomla! Community Magazine now in English as well as Spanish editions.

Ons vier ook Joomla! se verjaarsdag in Afrikaans!


The Kyalami Schools (NPC) web site was launched today.

The four previous web sites were combined into one web site, built on the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS).

There's the main site for Kyalami Schools, and sub-sections for Beaulieu Preparatory School, Kyalami Preparatory School, and Beaulieu College.

The main site has a news section that feeds from the individual sites news sections, and each school has their own news sections, as well as a different template for all 4 web sites.

Joomla ACL is used to control admin access to the various school sections.