03 June 2017

From JAB17: JED Reviews from the developers perspective

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General

From JAB17: JED Reviews from the developers perspective

Love it or hate is, the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) is the single, must go to, area for integrators and web builders looking to extend the capabilities of their websites. For developers the scoring and review section can become an area of frustration and angst. This session will attempt to put it all into some perspective and in particular guide the developer through the best practice for building a strong reputation on the JED, often in the face of seemingly impossible users. Where reputations can be gained or lost within a few keystrokes, this should be an informative session for those relying on the JED.

07 March 2017

Survey Results: JED New Design 2017

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in Announcements

Survey Results: JED New Design 2017

We have been working on a new JED 2017 redesign. On 20 February 2017, we published the SURVEY: JED New Design 2017 to gather community feedback. Following the process, we have completed the step and we have the results.

20 February 2017

SURVEY: JED New Design 2017

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General

SURVEY: JED New Design 2017

We have been working on a new JED 2017 redesign. At this time, we are looking for feedback about the new Home page.

http://design.extensions.joomla.org/

This is the first step of a process to publish it (or not) and start improving the general design. Please, feel free to complete the survey with your feedback here:

https://docs.google.com/a/extensions.joomla.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSctSP9jdFygIKD4Pd_Cg_zlVLhiSQdLPWg9KBcebfZXaJ2wlQ/viewform

In Joomla! forum, we have a topic with a brief Q&A, for more information, click here

P.S: Remember to fill the survey, we need your feedback: SURVEY: JED New Design 2017

16 January 2017

New Listing Requirement: Joomla! Update System requirement

Posted in Announcements

New Listing Requirement: Joomla! Update System requirement

All extensions uploaded to JED after 10th January 2017 are required to use the Joomla Update System. This will help to ensure that site owners are always notified of when a new version of their installed extensions is available. Keeping extensions up to date can help to improve security.

10 December 2016

A reminder: Updates to Listing Requirements on Jan 10th 2017

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General

A reminder: Updates to Listing Requirements on Jan 10th 2017

A reminder that all extensions listed on the JED will soon be required to use the Joomla Update System. This will help to ensure that site owners are always notified of when a new version of their installed extensions is available. Keeping extensions up to date can help to improve security.

06 December 2016

Welcome Jaz Parkyn as the new JED Team Manager

Written by Matthew Baylor, Posted in Announcements

Welcome Jaz Parkyn as the new JED Team Manager

I'm pleased to announce Jaz Parkyn as the new Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) Team Manager. Jaz has been a member of the JED Team since January 2015, starting off with processing extension submissions as well as helping out in all of the other team roles and eventually becoming the assistant manager.

14 October 2016

Professional Joomla! Video Training for Everyone

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Announcements

Professional Joomla! Video Training for Everyone

In partnership with OSTraining, Joomla! launched a new site where you can take video classes to learn how to install, manage, keep your site secure, and more.

In this post I’ll share with you the 5 video classes you can watch for free.

11 October 2016

FAQ about Joomla Update System requirement

Posted in Announcements

FAQ about Joomla Update System requirement

On January 10th, 2017, JED will be enacting a new requirement for all extensions. They will have to provide compatibility with Joomla Update System, as a way to support a method to distribute security fixes, enhancements and new features.

31 July 2016

Switch a Batch of Modules to a New Position

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

Switch a Batch of Modules to a New Position

Let's say you are switching to a new Joomla template and the position names differs from your old template; for example, the "left" position doesn't exist in your new template, instead is named "sidebar1".

Certainly you may edit each module to assign it to the new module position, but what if you have more than 50 modules? That would be an exhausting and repetitive work!

In this post, I'll share with you a quick way to switch all your modules from a given position to another one.

23 June 2016

News from JAB: A new collaboration process to contribute with JED

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in Announcements

News from JAB: A new collaboration process to contribute with JED

One month ago, J and Beyond 2016 took place in Barcelona as the annual family gathering of Joomlers. At this time, our Extensions Directory had its own prime time introducing a new collaboration process to contribute with JED.

10 June 2016

Joomla 3.6 Beta 1 is Available for Testing

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Announcements

Joomla 3.6 Beta 1 is Available for Testing

The first beta for Joomla 3.6 is already available, so anybody can take a look to the new features before are released for all the Joomla 3 sites.

If you're a #joomler, we strongly recommend you to play with this version, report bugs and make Joomla better!

27 May 2016

Faces of Code

Posted in General

What are your facial expressions whilst coding?

Faces of Code

To be in with a chance to win a copy of the book Programming Joomla Plugins by Jisse Reitsma, submit a photo to social media of yourself or a friend of their facial expressions whilst writing code.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #facesofcode

The funniest 12 Faces of Code will receive a copy each.

Deadline: Thursday 30th June 2016

About the book: https://www.yireo.com/books/programming-joomla-plugins-book

16 May 2016

J and Beyond is almost here and we can't wait to present JED development [Updated]

Written by Aníbal Sánchez, Posted in General, Announcements

JED development: How to collaborate and improve our extensions directory

J and Beyond is almost here and we can't wait to present JED development [Updated]

J and Beyond 2016 is around the corner. This time, JED team is proud to have a session devoted to introduce JED development, a new open collaboration process to improve our loved extensions directory. Take note and join us in this wonderful time of the year: 12 pm to 1pm, Sunday 22nd May - Room 4.

 

08 April 2016

The Safe Way to Load Custom CSS in Protostar Template

Written by Valentín García, Posted in Tips and Tricks

The Safe Way to Load Custom CSS in Protostar Template

If you want to change colors, font properties, spacing, backgrounds and other design features, adding a custom CSS file is the answer.

If you're using Protostar as template and want to tweak the look, don't edit template.css, instead use this cool feature available since Joomla 3.5 to load your own CSS file.

Let's start...

25 March 2016

How to Contribute to Joomla through Github

Written by Valentín García, Posted in How-to's

How to Contribute to Joomla through Github

Github is the online service where the Joomla code is hosted and maintained. Here is the place where the updates are born, reviewed and tested, time before they are released.

Did you find a bug in Joomla that you want to fix?

In this post, I'll share a basic guide to help you submit your code to the Joomla CMS Project by using Github. Let's start!

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