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We Did It!

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

Despite the drop in temperatures, the (literal!) roadblocks and other stumbles, it turned out to be a GREAT day! 

From the Keynote to the sessions and finally the social event, it was an all-around fantastic day.

The Goal

When the planning started for this event eleven months ago, the  goal was to create an event that would continue to grow, as well as connect and advance the Joomla! Community. 

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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:

Security Issues Fixed

  • Low Priority - Core - XSS in logo parameter of default templates (affecting Joomla 3.0.0 through 3.9.11) More information »

Bug fixes and Improvements

  • Fix for minyear and maxyear in the calendar #26119
  • Handle Google Font weights and styles in Protostar #25976
  • Fix user session on mssql server #23213
  • Protect SQL servers by adding pause mechanism to cli finder indexer #13502
  • Fix Imagelist custom field default image #26352

Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.

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Fall Sale on JoomlaDay Chicago General Admission

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

At JoomlaDay Chicago, industry presenters share their expertise and passion for Joomla! and cover a wide variety of topics for both new and experienced Joomla users. The event will be held at DePaul University Loop Campus in downtown Chicago. Right on State Street, the campus is near many Chicago attractions. A day of great sessions, Joomla! Certification Exam and networking at Sip'n Social.

The event will be held at DePaul University Loop Campus in downtown Chicago. Right on State Street, the campus is near many Chicago attractions.

REGISTER Today with Coupon Code: FALL

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Continue the Conversation at our Sip'n Social

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We invited you to stick around after JoomlaDay Chicago and join us at our Sip'n Social.  

It is a great way to get to know the presenters and fellow attendees.  

The Sip'n Social will be from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Exchequer Restaurant and Pub (226 S. Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL 60604), steps away from DePaul University's Loop Campus.

We will be providing light appetizers along with: Soda, Coffee, Tea, House Wines (Chardonnay, Merlot, and White Zinfandel) Domestic Draft Beers (Bud, Bud Lite, Exchequer Amber Ale).

We do have limited space, so let us know asap that you're coming.

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Have you registered yet?

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JoomlaDay Chicago is coming October 12, 2019 at DePaul University's Loop Campus.  There will be fantastic sessions, Joomla! Certification Exam and a roomful of like-minded Joomlers.  Space is limited.

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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:

  1. Save your seat on joomladaychicago.com. We have a limited number of seats available.
  2. Register for Exam Cram.  Your registration includes Joomla review, lunch and snacks to prepare you for the exam.
  3. Purchase exam from joomla.org. The last day to purchase the exam is 10/9/2019.
    If you are taking the exam again, please contact me before purchasing your exam.

    Click here to purchase exam on joomla.org

If you need assistance or have questions, contact me. 

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Labor Day Special

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

With fantastic sessions and a Q&A panel, what are you waiting for?  SIGN-UP NOW

Oh and because we feel bad about making you work on a holiday, enter coupon code: LABORDAY to receive $10 off your sessions registration.  This special ends at midnight CST September 2nd.


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Sip n' Social
 
Continue the conversation afterwards over your favorite refreshment.

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6 Weeks to JoomlaDay Chicago

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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.

​Schedule
The speaker schedule is set and includes a Q&A panel at the end of the day to get your Joomla! questions answered.  The Joomla! Certification Exam will be offered in English only along with a review session for those last minute questions. 

​Hotels
With the Chicago marathon happening on October 13th, it may be challenging getting a room. We've been updating the accommodations list as rooms sell out.  Be sure to click the link from the Hotel page to have any discount codes automatically applied.

​Networking Event
We are still working on a place to hangout afterwards, if you have suggestions please let us know.

More soon!

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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:

Security Issues Fixed

  • Low Priority - Core - Hardening com_contact contact form (affecting Joomla 1.6.2 through 3.9.10) More information »

Bug fixes and Improvements

  • Custom Fields: Fix language strings/unknown columns/sorting #25476
  • Creating categories on the fly with numbers #25024
  • Fix database schema checker for MySQL 8 #25658
  • Tree sorting in templates file tree #25792
  • Improved PHP 7.4 compatibility #25784

Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.

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2 Months to JoomlaDay Chicago 2019

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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.

We're making final preparations for a networking event after the panel discussion.  We hope that everyone will be able to stick aroung and join us.

Sadly, Joomla World Conference JWC has been postponed due to concerns about Brexit. Click here to read the official announcement.

Did you know that Joomla turns 14 this week? Check out the 14 birthday designs until August 31st. Show your support and get your Joomla Gear TODAY!

Space is limited.

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Joomla, we have a problem.

Joomla, we have a problem.

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.

How do we create a culture of respect? How do we ensure that every contributor feels valued? How do we attract new contributors? How do we avoid excessive workloads, and reduce the danger of burn out? How do we make it fun for everyone to work together?

The project leadership are all too aware of the issues. They have tried several times to find solutions. Creating the Volunteers Engagement Team is the most recent attempt. As a community we have to accept that today we still have much more to do. The easy option is to bury our heads in the sand and expect it to resolve itself over time. But that is not a solution. It is clear this is not something that a few volunteers can resolve on their own, no matter how committed they are.

Joomla belongs to all of us. We all have a role in creating a culture of respect. It is time to acknowledge that the only way to solve these issues is to deal with them as a Community, all together.

How to encourage respect?

Listening

As volunteers we lose motivation if we feel our views are not listened to. Even if in the end, we sometimes hear "you were right, we should have listened", it doesn’t help. Motivation has been lost, time has been wasted and the entire issue could have been avoided.

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Joomla Turns 14

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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!

Joomla, an open-source, community supported content management system is good for all types of sites.  Learn more at Joomla.org

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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.

Sadly, for an international conference planned for the weeks after Brexit, there is considerable doubt and uncertainty around travel requirements to the UK and what (if any) visas may be required. This coupled with the huge workload already on the limited resources of the community with Joomla 4 at an advanced development stage, the Board has very reluctantly taken the decision to postpone JWC2019 to some date yet to be announced.

We will be going through the process of refunding tickets to those who have purchased and will keep you informed as soon as a new event can be scheduled. Whilst this is an unfortunate decision, we feel that the uncertainty over potential travel restrictions could lead to many international attendees either not being able to attend, or not wanting to risk planning travel before there is certainty about Brexit. It is therefore prudent to take this decision now rather than risk significant losses should the event have to be cancelled at the last minute.

Joomla is a global and productive Community creating and developing the award winning CMS software which powers around 3% of all websites. Together we have created both a truly remarkable software package as well as a community of like minded volunteers who strive to contribute and add to making Joomla even more wonderful.

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JoomlaDay Chicago 2019 Schedule Posted

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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.

There is one spot remaining.  We are working to fill it in the next few weeks.  Got ideas?  Let us know.

Our speakers bring varied experiences and we appreciate them giving of their time to share them with us and all of you. The topics are for beginners and beyond.  The only requirement for you to attend is an interest in learning more about Joomla!  

The day begins with welcome address from SD Williams and Keynote Address by Jason Nickerson a long-time Joomla Community member.  Jason will also discuss how to Optimize Everything on your site later in the day.

For many, building Joomla sites is not a hobby but a business, Joe Sonne, a long-time Joomla Community member, will share insights and tips on Building a Successful Joomla Based Business.

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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.

Please read this JDocs FAQ page to learn more about this issue and its fix.

IMPORTANT information for users who have already updated to 3.9.9 and faced this issue.
Due to a bad sql update, the template style mapping to content languages has been lost. Unfortunately, this is an unrecoverable error.
You must either:

  • Restore the data manually by upgrading to Joomla 3.9.10 and then manually editing each template style and using the "Default" Field to the language required 
  • Or restore a 3.9.8 backup of your sites to recover the data before updating to Joomla 3.9.10.


We would like to take a moment to apologise to our users. 
Whilst we understand that a release which introduces a major bug is always serious - in this case the bug involved actual data lost from sites. This is a red line for us. We are going to go away and look at how we can improve our release and testing strategies and report back to our users when this is complete, detailing how we aim to improve in the future.

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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.

What's in 3.9.9?

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

Security Issues Fixed

  • Low Priority - Core - Filter attribute in subform fields allows remote code execution (affecting Joomla 3.9.7 through 3.9.8) More information »

Bug fixes and Improvements

  • Repeatable Custom Fields: fix to keep HTML tags #25189
  • Media Manager: Modal layout improved #22475
  • Voting: Cache cleaned after voting #25201
  • Article ordering: Items grouped by category first #25295
  • Batch system: Improvements for Contact and Newsfeed #25259

Visit GitHub for the full list of bug fixes.

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

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

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

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

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In honor of the 4th of July holiday, we're offering a chance for you to purchase JoomlaDay Chicago tickets for $40 for 4 days, July 4th thru July 7th. Bring your team or clients for more savings.

Don't delay!  There is limited space for sessions, exam and networking.  The event is located in the heart of Chicago, The Loop.  Get your tickets now.

Pricing valid July 4th through July 7th 11:59pm only.

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JoomlaDay Texas September 28, 2019

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JoomlaDay Texas will be in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX!  The event will be on Sepember 28, 2019, a little less than a month before our own JoomlaDay event.  

Each year the JoomlaDay Texas event rotates throughout Texas.  In 2018, it was held in Houston.  Through events like JoomlaDay we strength the Joomla! community, meeting, sharing, learning, and supporting each other - beginners to seasoned advanced users/developers.

Learn more at https://www.joomladaytexas.com/

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JWC Speakers Confirmed

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The Joomla! World Conference is November 8-10, 2019 in London UK at the Ilec Conference Center.  The main stage speakers have been confirmed.  This three-day conference includes a full day of workshops and 2 days of 4 track conference sessions.  Speakers include Joomla 4 Release Lead, George Wilson, Joomla President Rowan Hoskyns Abrahall, and more.

Joomla World Conference, or JWC, is in its 7th season and is an event the brings like minded individual together to meet, learn, share, and connect.  

For more information and buy tickets, go to: conference.joomla.org

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