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NOV
28

Happy Thanksgiving

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Wishing you a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Our office is closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.  
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OCT
31

JoomlaShack Conference 2019

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 You may recall that back in July we shared the news that the Joomla World Conference was not moving forward.  JoomlaShack, a leading provider of free and commercial Joomla templates , extensions and Joomla training , stepped in and created the JoomlaShack Conference.  This 3-day conference will include presentations from around the world.  The conferen...
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OCT
28

Enter for chance to win a Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Card

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With today being a chocolate holiday (one of my favorites), I thought it might be fun to get you to help me with this year's compilation of favorite Joomla! extensions.   Each year, I compile a list of Joomla! extensions that are my favorites covering forms, calendars, social sharing, galleries, and such .  Except for 2018, where the focus was on calend...
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OCT
24

Adding Lead Generation to Your Joomla! Website

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Joomla! is one of the most widely-used content management systems (CMS) on the web. It runs nearly 2 million active websites, accounting for over 3 percent of the entire web. Its popularity makes it a good choice for building a website because it's kept up-to-date and secure, with plenty of add-on features available. Let's look at how you can add lead generation to your Jo...
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OCT
21

Joomla! Pizza, Bugs & Fun Had Been...Fun

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This past Saturday Danico hosted Joomla Pizza Bugs and Fun (PBF). It was a worldwide event to help advance Joomla!4. This event was a great way to be apart of the Joomla community. The organizers prepared lots of documentation, videos and more to help the local organizers assist their participants. What is Joomla Joomla! is a free and open-source content management system ...
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OCT
20

We Did It! JoomlaDay Chicago was a Hit!

We Did It! JoomlaDay Chicago was a Hit!

Oh my gosh!  Can you believe that JoomlaDay Chicago is done! 

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OCT
17

There's Still Time to Join Us for PBF

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Back in August we announced that we would be hosting Joomla! Pizza, Bugs & Fun or PBF .  A worldwide event to bring the Joomla! community together to work on the next release, Joomla! 4.  PBF is here!  This Saturday at 9 am the fun begins.   What is Joomla!  Joomla! is a free, open-source content management system (CMS) that is used to publish ...
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OCT
03

Congrats Joomla! for Being Named Best Free CMS by CMS Critic

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The 2019 People's Choice Winners of the Critics' Choice CMS Awards have been announced.Joomla!, our favorite CMS, was named the Best Free CMS (YAY!) What is CMS Critic? CMS Critic, founded by Mike Johnston, has been around since 2008 as an unbiased, honest reviews for resources on the web.  The cmscritic.com website is source for information, advice and the "late...
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SEP
24

Joomla 3.9.12 Release

Joomla 3.9.12 Release

Joomla 3.9.12 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.12?

Joomla 3.9.12 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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SEP
23

Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission

Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission
 

The first day of Fall is here and brings with it 20% off savings on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission.

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SEP
17

PBF Training Sept 21 Live on YouTube

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 A few days ago, we announced our hosting of Pizza, Bugs and Fun on October 19th  with Joomla User Group Chicago North ( JUGCN ).  This is a worldwide event to help Joomla! to be the best Content Management System (CMS).   This Saturday Sept 21st at 8am AND 7pm UTC,  Benjamin Trenkle and Mike Brandner will give an introductory training fo...
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SEP
10

How to secure API keys for Google Maps Platform | Google Cloud Blog

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Starting September 16, 2019, API key restrictions will be enforced for the Places API. Any calls to the Places Library using API keys which don’t have the Places API in their list of authorized APIs will begin to receive errors.

API keys are the primary way we authenticate access to Google Maps Platform APIs and SDKs. Here's a rundown on the key restrictions available, best practices, and a video tutorial on how to restrict your keys. 

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Ms. Monopoly is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs

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Something a little different. Today Hasbro announced the release of Ms. Monopoly.  A new version of the beloved Monopoly game.  In this game, female players start off with Monopoly money than their male counterparts, and even are awarded more when passing, 'Go'.  Another change is that instead of collecting properties, you collect inventions made by women. &...
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SEP
08

JUGCN Wed Sept 11th at 11 am - EasyBlog

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​Every second Wednesday is the Joomla User Group Chicago North (JUGCN) meeting.  This Wednesday, Sept 11th we will be giving an overview of EasyBlog, a blogging extension from StackIdeas .   To be clear, blogging can be done in Joomla! by creating articles.  With the latest enhancements to categories, tags and custom fields you can do all of your blogging wi...
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AUG
31

Joomla! Certification Exam Registration Link Now Available

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The JoomlaDay Chicago Joomla Certification Exam is now available for purchase!

Here's how to register:

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AUG
28

Labor Day Special

Labor Day Special
 

We know it's a little bit of work, but...take a few minutes and REGISTER for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event.  

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AUG
25

6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago

6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago
 

Time flies... it was not long ago, we just starting to plan for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event, now were are just 6 short weeks away.  As you may imagine, things are heating up around here.

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AUG
25

Pizza, Bugs and Fun Saturday, Oct 19th

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We are pleased to announce that we are hosting Pizza, Bugs and Fun on Saturday, October 19th .  This is worldwide event that brings together the Joomla! community to document and test future versions of our favorite content management system (CMS).   You may be thinking that this event is not for you because you're not a hard core developer, but WA...
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AUG
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Joomla 3.9.11 Release

Joomla 3.9.11 Release

Joomla 3.9.11 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.11?

Joomla 3.9.11 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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AUG
10

2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019

2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019
 

In exactly 2 months from today is JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 in the Chicago Loop!  It has been a few years since we've been in the heart of Chicago.   This year's event has some fantastic sessions.  If you've not seen it, click here to check it out the schedule of the day.

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AUG
06

Joomla, we have a problem.

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All volunteer communities have to address the same issues at some point. How to recognise the work of volunteers? How to acknowledge their contributions?

Joomla is no different. For 14 years we've faced these issues without finding an answer.

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AUG
04

Joomla Turns 14

Joomla Turns 14
 

Did you know that August 14th is Joomla's 14th birthday?  To celebrate there is a limited edition 14th birthday design available in the Joomla Shop.  The design will only be available until August 31st.  Show your support and get your Joomla Gear TODAY!

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JUL
31

Google Ads Close Variants to Include Words With the Same Meaning

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This article, Google Ads Close Variants to Include Words With the Same Meaning, posted on Search Engine Journal, discusses the Google Ads is expanding close variants to include words that have the same meaning as the original keyword. This change, will be rolling out in the coming weeks, impacting broad match modifier and phrase match keywords.

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JUL
30

Information about the Joomla World Conference 2019

Information about the Joomla World Conference 2019

After a year without a JWC in 2018, the board were eager to bring together the Joomla! Community with a World Conference in 2019. London was chosen as a venue and the dates were announced for November 2019.

Planning for this event was at an advanced stage and tickets were being sold. Then the deadline for Brexit was extended to 31st October 2019 and in the last week the new UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been elected with a mandate to ensure Brexit happens on 31st October, even if that means without any form of deal with the EU.

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JUL
25

Golf Fore Youth Fundraiser 2019

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The Bridge Youth and Family Service is hosting their annual golf fundraiser on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Inverness Golf Club. The proceeds from this event go towards providing programs and services for children and their families throughout northwest suburban Chicagoland, with some services extending further. The Bridge is a non-profit organization located in Palatine,...
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JUL
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Rocket Scientist and 50 Year Moon Walk Anniversary

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50 Years ago on July 16, 1969, two men step onto the moon. It took hundreds of people from various backgrounds to make it happen.  It took courage to believe that it was possible and even greater courage to ask others to follow.  Today, you see companies like SpaceX and billionaires like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos dreaming, planning, funding, and working towar...
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JUL
13

JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

The 2019 JoomlaDay Chicago schedule is now live on our site.  We have some fantastic sessions to help you build a better Joomla! site.  The day includes informational sessions, Panel Discussion with our speakers, exam review sessions, and the Joomla Certification Exam.

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JUL
10

Joomla 3.9.10 Release

Joomla 3.9.10 Release

Joomla 3.9.10 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one bug introduced into 3.9.9, affecting template styles of multilingual web sites.

What's in 3.9.10?

Joomla 3.9.10 is fixing one bug introduced into Joomla 3.9.9 which affects the template styles of multilingual sites and results in lost data.

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JUL
09

Joomla 3.9.9 Release

Joomla 3.9.9 Release

Joomla 3.9.9 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 30 bug fixes and improvements.

Note to users with multilingual sites: Please do not update to 3.9.9 and wait for 3.9.10.
More information can be found here

What's in 3.9.9?

Joomla 3.9.9 includes one security vulnerability fix and several bugs and improvements, including:

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JUL
01

Closed for July 4th Holiday

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  In recognition of the 4th of July Independence Day Holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. Our site monitors will be running and emergency support will be available. Regular hours resume on Friday, July 5th at 9 am. Full list of holiday hours
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JUN
30

The Single Sign On, Identity and Consent Management on Joomla.org

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Privacy Laws like GDPR introduced several new requirements that changed the way we think the data management and the pathway to the privacy compliance.

Privacy by design and by default were just some of the requirements that web developers should take under consideration before they develop new apps. But of course, apps were online also before GDPR effectiveness and as expected the Joomla Project and more specifically the Joomla Compliance Team, has started to evaluate the current situation to result to effective, security and privacy solutions.

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JUN
28

4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

4th of July Sale - Tickets $40 for 4 Days

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The latest info on JoomlaCamp and JoomlaDay Chicago

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JUN
26

JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

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The latest info on JoomlaCamp and JoomlaDay Chicago

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JUN
24

JWC Speakers Confirmed

JWC Speakers Confirmed

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JUN
22

Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

Our Keynote Speaker - Jason Nickerson

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JUN
20

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Bye Bye Preferred Domain setting

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With the new Search Console experience the Preferred Domain setting is being sunset.

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one bug introduced into 3.9.7 which affects web sites using the French Help Server.

What's in 3.9.8?

Joomla 3.9.8 is fixing one bug introduced into Joomla 3.9.7, due to the removal of the French Help Server.

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

Joomla 3.9.8 Release

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 40 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.7?

Joomla 3.9.7 includes three security vulnerability fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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JUN
11

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

Joomla 3.9.7 Release

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JUN
07

Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support

Thank You JoomlaShine for Your Support
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JUN
07

Have You Seen Our Video

Have You Seen Our Video

With the help of Joomla.org, we have a new video for this year's JoomlaDay Chicago event. View. Register. Share.

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MAY
22

Closed for Memorial Day, May 27th

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In recognition of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th.   Our site monitors will be running and emergency support will be available.  Regular hours resume on Tuesday, May 28th at 9 am. Full list of holiday hours
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MAY
17

JED Server Security Incident Report

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Following a server level compromise of the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED), we would like to provide our community a postmortem summary of the events leading to this issue, the response from the Joomla project team members, and a plan of action moving forward to prevent a similar type of issue in the future. In summary, this was a preventable compromise, and after analy...
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MAY
07

Joomla 3.9.6 Release

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 Joomla 3.9.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses one security vulnerability and contains over 25 bug fixes and improvements.

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APR
09

Joomla 3.9.5 Release

Joomla 3.9.5 Release

Joomla 3.9.5 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses three security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.5?

Joomla 3.9.5 includes three security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
25

Because Open Source Matters … and Domains too!

Because Open Source Matters … and Domains too!

It’s an exciting day for The Joomla Project and BRANDIT!
As the consolidation and packaging of web services move forward, we are happy to announce the official launch of our domains platform (powered by BRANDIT), domains.joomla.org.

Every website starts with a domain name, and by offering domains directly from Joomla.org, our users gain a new way to help build their online presence whilst helping the project financially.  

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MAR
12

Joomla 3.9.4 Release

Joomla 3.9.4 Release

Joomla 3.9.4 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains 28 bug fixes and improvements.

What's in 3.9.4?

Joomla 3.9.4 includes 4 security vulnerabilities fixes and several bugs and improvements, including:

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MAR
08

Recognizing International Women's Day

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​What is International Women's Day? March 8th is International Women's Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the achievements of women.  The first reported gathering was in 1911.  IWD is recognized everywhere, it is not country, group or organization specific.   The 2019 campaign is about balancing gender equality, #BalanceforBetter. "A balanced world is a bet...
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MAR
06

A Statement on the Recent Report by Check Point

A Statement on the Recent Report by Check Point

A report by Check Point Research has been brought to our attention relating to a security vulnerability that was patched back in December 2015. This report has also been picked up by Threat Post.

Both reports contain a great deal of inaccuracies and intimate that the vulnerability detailed is a current one. 
This statement serves to clarify the facts surrounding this issue. Furthermore we would like to assure our user base that, much as these posts attempt to state that this is a current issue, the truth of the matter is far from that.

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MAR
02

Auctria Update: Mobile Bidding for Apple and Android

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 For events we use Auctria for guest and auction management.  Typically, our clients have a combination of online preview, online and silent auctions to help raise funds for their causes.  While we love to see the fun-natured ribbing as guests chide each other to increase bids, there is also the ability to use mobile bidding.   To understand how mo...
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MAR
02

JUGCN March 13 MyJoomla

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For the March 13th JUGCN meeting the topic is MyJoomla, a well-known go-to service for site recovery when thought to be hacked. They also provide other services that are fantastic for monitoring and overall site health that helps prevent the need for site recovery. MyJoomla is multiyear award winning software. It is a great place for learning and then applying best practic...
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FEB
13

Joomla attended the CMS Security Summit at Google in Chicago

Joomla attended the CMS Security Summit at Google in Chicago

January 30th 2019 - It’s freezing cold in Chicago today and according to the news, it’s even colder than on the Mount Everest - so a perfect day to stay inside a warm building, sitting in front of your machine and having a (sorry, bad Everest joke) summit!

The Joomla Security Strike Team (JSST) was invited to send a delegation to the CMS Security Summit, organised by Google and taking place in Chicago. JSST leads David Jardin and Tobias Zulauf took that opportunity and travelled to Illinois to meet security team leads from other CMS, web hosts and of course a bunch of Googlers representing various projects and initiatives from the company.

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FEB
12

Joomla 3.9.3 Release

Joomla 3.9.3 Release

Joomla 3.9.3 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 6 security vulnerabilities and contains 30 bug fixes and improvements.

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FEB
12

Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven

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Some PPC guides suggest you could get a successful PPC program up and running in just a few hours. But the reality isn't so simple.

The post Why You Can’t Build a Successful PPC Program in Just a Few Hours by @GrpTwentySeven appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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FEB
11

Keeping your Joomla website up-to-date

Keeping your Joomla website up-to-date

As of release 3.5 Joomla is collecting stats data, thanks to the stats plugin (only works if it’s enabled), and it found too many websites are not using the currently supported release of 3.9.2. This data is based on the Joomla, PHP, and database version. These are some pretty alarming statistics, and should not be ignored! We have provided some links at the bottom of this article for your reference, review, and to even get the latest release of Joomla.

 
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FEB
10

A Thought on Fixing Marketers Feeling Unfulfilled

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 Too often Marketers work long, hard hours to meet client needs and find themselves struggling for fulfillment and happiness.   "Happy marketers are much more valuable," MarketingProfs head of content Ann Handley said. "They do a better job when they are inspired, when they feel supported, connected and challenged." CMSwire's article shares with all of us a remin...
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JAN
31

Confused About Joomla Cache? Here's a Beginner's Guide

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Everyone wants their site to be FAST.  Caching helps.  So you log into your Joomla site's administrator panel.  You go to your Global Configuration and then.... you don't know what to do next.  There are more options than just 'Yes - cache'.  Check out this: The Beginners Guide to Joomla Cache Options This JoomlaShack blog post, walks through what ...
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JAN
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Joomla 3.9.2 Release

Joomla 3.9.2 Release

Joomla 3.9.2 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 4 security vulnerabilities and contains over 50 bug fixes and improvements.

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JAN
01

Have a great 2019

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 Happy New Year!  I've heard it said that a new year is a time for renewal.  As we reflect on 2018, we appreciate all of our clients, colleagues and vendors.  We are excited for the new year and all that we can accomplish together.   Our office is closed today but we're back tomorrow with ideas to help you reach your goals.
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DEC
27

Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

Joomla! A Year in Review - 2018

As we countdown to 2019, we’ll be raising a glass (or two) to all our incredible volunteers who have made the leaps and bounds of 2018 possible.

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DEC
22

Happy Holidays

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We are closing at 3 pm on December 24th and will be closed all day December 25th.  Happy Holidays from all of us here at Danico!
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DEC
06

Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist (SEJ)

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Looking for ideas for your holiday marketing strategy? This checklist from Search Engine Journal has some great ideas.  One thing often overlooked is the first item on the list - 'Holidize' Your Website.  I admit that we don't think about it for our website, only for our social media do we think about it.  The article by Sergey Grybniak also includes email campaign ideas.  Check out the full article  Your Holiday Marketing Campaign Checklist: 6 Essentials on Search Engine Journal and let us know which ideas resonates with you.

Original author: Sergey Grybniak
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DEC
06

Joomla 3.9.1 Release

Joomla 3.9.1 Release

Joomla 3.9.1 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 40 bug fixes and improvements. 

 
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DEC
06

JUGCN 2018 Early Year in Review

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​ Originally posted joomlachicagonorth.com where SD is the group leader. ​ The end of 2018 is almost here. Looking back at JUGCN, we've covered some great topics and held our first JoomlaCamp Chicago. We are looking forward to even better 2019, with more great topics and JoomlaDay Chicago. JUGCN Joomla User Group Chicago North has been around for many years, perhaps with d...
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NOV
22

Grateful This Thanksgiving and Every Day

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Today as I prepare to sit down with family and friends, I cannot help but take a moment to think about how grateful I am to have so many people who love and support me.  I am also grateful for the people and companies I get to help reach their goals. I have the best job, because I have the opportunity to learn about them and their company, where I get to lea...
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08

Tracking YouTube Video Performance In Google Tag Manager

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A look at Google's time-saving YouTube trigger for Google Tag Manager.

Tag managers arrived on the technology scene years ago, making analytic tag adjustment easier for marketers. Over the years, they have saved marketers time by making it possible to integrate sources for reporting.

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04

What to Know About Joomla 3.9

What to Know About Joomla 3.9
  A few days a go, the Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suite was released. GDPR went into effect a few months ago.  The Joomla team responded developing : An easier way to get user consent for recording their data The ability to manage user data requests through a new component The ability for extension developers to report data collection via a new API The consent is a ...
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Talking about a Modern Joomla

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There is an elephant in the room, the modernization of Joomla. The mobile world is transforming the web technology. There is an accumulated sum of innovations waiting to be interpreted. It has taken years to reach the present tipping point, but it is finally arriving as new features included in the evergreen browsers (Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera). Beyond the fine detail, the general web landscape is changing, and that is what we need to address to modernize Joomla.
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OCT
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Joomla on the move in the USA

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The Joomla Capital team kicked off its winter USA conference schedule with two back to back conference/expo appearances in both Orlando, Florida and Hoston, Texas. The Captial team started attending US conferences just three years ago at Hostingcon 2016 and have been using these events to showcase the platform and gain sponsorship for the project.
 
 
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The First JoomlaCamp Chicago

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The first JoomlaCamp Chicago was held on September 22, at DePaul University's Loop Campus. With a wide range of questions and answers covered, participants left feeling excited to put their expanded Joomla! knowledge to use on their own sites.  
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OCT
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Our Office is Closed for Columbus Day

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You've heard about Columbus discovering American, but do you know how the Columbus Day holiday came to be?  It was proclaimed in 1937 by Franklin D. Roosevelt and for many is a celebration of Italian-American Heritage.  Learn a more about the history of Columbus Day and the alternative holidays proposed in the 1970s.   Our office will be closed on Monday, Oc...
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Facebook Security Update

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​Today, Facebook posted about a breach discovered on September 25th and was said to have affected almost 50 million accounts.   You can read the entire statement here.  They have addressed the issue and reset access keys for affected parties.  We recommend the following precautions. 1. Logout of All Devices You can do this by going to the Facebook Secur...
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The Value I See in JoomlaCamp

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The other day I was speaking with a client about the upcoming JoomlaCamp Chicago event that is this Saturday, September 22nd at DePaul University's Loop Campus. I was giving him some lighthearted ribbing about not having registered and his reply caught me a bit off-guard. He asked me, "What would I get out of coming?". It was a great question. Many answers collided in my h...
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New Google Search Console Interface

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If you are using Google's Search Engine Console (and you should be), Google announced the release of the new interface out of beta . The interface looks similar to the changes in Google Ads (formally AdWords). The new Search Console brings with it some new features, they are: Sixte en months of search traffic data, versus three months in the old product Detailed informatio...
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Our Office is Closed for Labor Day

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We hope that you have a great long weekend, this Labor Day holiday.  The office will re-open on Tuesday, September 4th. 
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Joomla 3.8.12 Release

Joomla 3.8.12 Release

Joomla 3.8.12 is now available. This is a security release for the 3.x series of Joomla which addresses 3 security vulnerabilities and contains over 20 bug fixes and improvements.

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Happy 13th Birthday to Joomla!

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Today marks the 13th birthday of Joomla!  I personally have been using it for 10 years.  Wow!  Just saying that (or writing it) just seems unreal, like I just started yesterday.  I found Joomla on accident looking for a simple to use, but flexible, system for a non-profit that I was donating my time to.  They want to create a stronger web presence ...
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10 Reasons to choose Joomla

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You’re looking for a CMS to create your website? Numerous are available, and choosing one for many people is not easy. You need to know which one fits to your project, what are the features, what level of experience you need to have to use them, and so on. So here are 10 reasons why you should choose Joomla!
 
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JoomlaCamp Chicago Sep 22nd

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For more information on Joomla, a top Content Management System (CMS), go to: joomla.org To see our mentors and find out more information, go to: joomlacampchicago.com Are you a Joomler and want to interact with like minded individuals, or are you interested in becoming one?  JoomlaCamp Chicago  is the place for both. Maybe you're wondering what Joomla! is. Jooml...
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It's time to move from InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to PowerApps and Flow

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For many years, I've worked with InfoPath and SharePoint Designer to build systems and processes for clients that use SharePoint, a web-based collaboration tool that is integrated into Microsoft Office, for their customer relationship management system and project management repository.  In the last couple of years, it has been transitioning to SharePoint Online ...
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Sedona by Manzano Jewelers Grand Opening

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Tonight in downtown Arlington Heights is Flamingo Friday! An event ideal for getting together and strolling through the local shops. It's a great chance to get to know the owners and see all that they offer. In addition to getting reacquainted with businesses that have been here awhile, it's also a great time to be introduced to new ones such as Sedona by Manzano Jewelers....
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Golf FORE Youth

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For the past several years we've had the privilege of providing our services to Palatine-based non-profit organization, The Bridge Youth & Family Services , for their annual golf fundraiser.  This event helps The Bridge raise funds to provide services to children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay, to keep them happy, h...
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JUN
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Update on Joomla 4

Update on Joomla 4

Following the release of Joomla 4.0 Alpha 3, the Joomla 4 Working Group has published below a status update on the anticipated release of Joomla 4.

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JUN
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On your marks, ready, set … Launch!

On your marks, ready, set … Launch!

The Joomla Project and CloudAccess.net are equally excited to announce the launch of launch.joomla.org, the brand new platform to launch a free Joomla website and test upcoming releases to support the project by helping make our CMS the best it can be.

 
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Google AdWords Has New Features to Help Drive Sales and Measure Results by @MattGSouthern

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Google announced new AdWords features today at SMX which are all designed around two things: increasing sales and measuring results.

There’s new innovations for local advertisers, brick and mortar retailers, as well a new feature that all advertisers will be able to take advantage of.

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JUGCN June Meeting Calendar Battle

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​This Wednesday, June 13th we will be presenting at Joomla User Group Chicago North or JUGCN.  The topic is CALENDAR BATTLE.  This session was inspired by the questions we receive from clients regarding the different calendar extensions for Joomla!  We looked quite a few and thought others might benefit from our work.  There are some favorites like RSEv...
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Google My Business Agency Dashboard launches - Search Engine Land

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Google has announced that the Google My Business Agency Dashboard is launching today. We had heard that this feature was coming a month ago, and now it is live.  

Read more on Search Engine Land

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Memorial Day Holiday Closure

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​In honor of the Memorial Day Holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, May 28th.
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Joomla 3.8.8 Release

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Joomla 3.8.8 is now available. This is a security release which addresses 9 security vulnerabilities, contains over 50 bug fixes, and includes various security related improvements.

 

 
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MAY
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Secure all the things - Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018

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Joomla Security Team Sprint, Cologne, May 2018 I guess we all agree that it’s one of Joomla’s key priorities to offer a software that is as secure as possible, as this plays a crucial role in the user’s experience running Joomla - a hacked user, is a very unhappy user.
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MAY
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New GDPR Tools Available From MailChimp: Updated Forms, Improved Subscriber Management, and More

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MailChimp's new Data Protection Officer introduces new MailChimp tools to help prepare for the GDPR.

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Joomla 3.9 and Joomla 3.10

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As you most probably know, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May, 2018.
Joomla, listening to its users, intends to integrate a Privacy Tool Suite in the Joomla CMS to facilitate the compliance of your sites and to make developers’ life easier to get their extensions compliant.

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MAY
20

Custom Fields - Episode 2 : how to manage your Custom Fields

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Do you have a project idea where Custom Fields would be useful ? Excellent, in this second article (Episode) in a series on Joomla Custom Fields, we show you how to manage and display your own Custom Fields.     
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APR
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National Small Business Week Apr 29 - May 5, 2018

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During National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018, the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) shines a spotlight on our nation's 30 million small businesses. Through community events across the country, we honor entrepreneurs whose achievements over the past year stand out. National Small Business Week includes in-person events, an educational virtual conference o...
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How is SiteGround Getting Ready for the GDPR?

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Siteground, our preferred hosting company, held a webinar on how they are preparing for GDPR. Here's the webinar and the Q&A.

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Joomla 3.8.7 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.7 is now available. This is a bug fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla including over 70 bug fixes and improvements. Click here for more information
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Privacy by default and GDPR, examples and best practises

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EU citizens will soon expect that their personal data will by default be processed more carefully, transparently and only for the purposes for which they provided their explicit consent. The General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) introduces many improvements to personal data protection. It doesn’t matter whether the service provider is physically located in EU area or not, or if the provided services are paid or free of charge. If the service is available to people within the EU and personal data is involved, the regulation shall be applied and personal data must be protected according to the GDPR.
 
 
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MAR
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Celebrate St Patrick's Day by Painting the Town Green in Palatine

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The 8th Annual Palatine Paints the Town Green is this Saturday, March 17th in downtown Palatine.  The Parade kicks off at 11a.m.  The festivities begin at the Irish market under the tent outside of Durty Nellie's at 180 North Smith Street in downtown Palatine from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  New this year is a scavenger hunt through the town.   It's a grea...
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MAR
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Joomla 3.8.6 Released Today

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Joomla 3.8.6 is now available. This is a security fix release for the 3.x series of Joomla addressing one security vulnerability in the user notes. and including over 60 bug fixes and improvements.  Click here for more information
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