Happy 9th Birthday to Joomla!

Happy 9th Birthday Joomla!

Today we celebrate the 9th Birthday of Joomla!

Joomla!® is a popular Free and Open Source (FOSS) Content Management System (CMS) or also referred to as a Content Management Framework (CMF).

On the 1st of September, 2005 the birth of Joomla! was announced, and on the 15th of September the first release was introduced to the world.

One year on, and Joomla! celebrated its first birthday with "more than 2,5 million downloads" and "over 50 thousand members and fast approaching half a million posts" on the Joomla! Forum. 

Fast forward to 2014, and the Joomla! CMS is still going strong with:

Happy Birthday Joomla!, and thank you to all the volunteers.


Eyethu Events new web site

We are proud to announce the relaunch of the Eyethu Events web site.

Their old web site, that was built on Joomla! CMS 1.5, served them well for many years, but it was time for a fresh new look, built with the latest version of the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) software. 

Static Black Media created the new design, and we converted this to a responsive (mobile-friendly) Bootstrap template and migrated the web site content to Joomla! 3.

Eyethu Events

The South African Law School web site relaunch

We are proud to announce the relaunch of the South African Law School web site.

The old web site content was migrated from Joomla! 1.5 to Joomla! 3.x and a new responsive template created. A new site structure and menu was also created.

Using Twitter Bootstrap, the responsive design allows for the site to layout to adapt to the device you are viewing it on.

South African Law School responsive design

Avoid Spammy SEO techniques

"Do the good guys still stand a chance?"

Matt Cutts, who's head of the Google Webspam team, answers a question on the Google Webmasters channel, from a small company that hired a SEO firm, that destroyed their rankings with spam backlinks.

Matt confirms that Google is getting better in fighting spam, and confirms that the good guys still stand a chance, if they don't spam.


Joomla! 3.2.3 & 2.5.19 Secutiry release

The Joomla! Project today announced the release of Joomla! 3.2.3 and 2.5.19

Joomla! 3.2.3

joomla security releaseIncludes 40 bug fixes, including 4 security issues.

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Joomla! 2.5.19

This release  addresses two security issues.

Since these are both Security updates we strongly recommend that you:

  • Create a backup of your web site
  • Update you site to the latest version for your series of Joomla!

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Help with Updating & Migrations

Should you require any help with updating your Joomla! web site, we can assist at our standard Support rate of R350 and hour.

Please contact us for more details.

Note that if your web site is still on Joomla! 1.6 or 1.7, you urgently need to upgrade to 2.5 since those older versions have known vulnerabilities.

Those who have web site on Joomla! 1.5 should start making plans to Migrate to Joomla! 3 as 1.5 is no longer supported.