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Joomla 3.3 Beta 2 Released

Written by Nick A.


Joomla 3.3 is scheduled to be released next week on April 22nd, 2014. It is being refered to as the "Do more" release.

We have been testing Community Builder 1.9.1 against the latest available Joomla 3.3 Beta 2 release and our initial feedback is that there are no compatibility issues.

In addition to new features, Joomla 3.3 has an important security enhancement and a related technical requirement change: PHP 5.3.10 or newer is now required.

The main features/changes of Joomla 3.3 are:

  • PHP 5.3.10 and above is now required
  • stronger password hashing storage
  • microdata implementation for Joomla content opens the door to better search engine experience
  • Replaces MooTools based JavaScript with jQuery equivalents
  • new cloud storage API

The Joomla community has created a cool 52 second video to promote Joomla 3.3.
Check it out here.


Community Builder 2.0 beta 3 released !

Written by Nick A.

Community Builder 2.0 BETA 3 is now available for Professional and Developer members and it is awesomely responsive !

The CB 2.0 b3 administration is now powered by the XML MVC AhaWow engine technology and provides awesome responsive behavior and many built-in features (e.g., great new Search Tools).

CB 2.0 b3 is not for production sites. It can be installed on new or as an upgrade to cloned CB 1.9.1 sites for development, testing and feedback purposes only.

In addition to Developer members (that had access to previous CB 2.0 beta releases), Professional members are now also invited to download and test CB 2.0 beta 3.

This way as a Pro member you can help shape CB 2.0 and contribute to it with your feedback.

The following is a short-list of the many improvements and changes since CB 2.0 b2:

  • All administration areas have been recoded using the XML MVC AhaWow engine technology
  • Improved responsiveness in backend and frontend areas
  • Bootstrap styling used in backend and frontend
  • Support for Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 and Mambo dropped
  • Legacy plugins removed (Yanc, Mamboblog)
  • Forum integration plugin replaced in favor of CB Forums
  • Author Content plugin replaced in favor of CB Articles
  • Improved responsiveness for CB Blogs frontend views
  • Terms and Conditions is now a core CB field and thus
  • Smooth install over CB 1.9.1 will migrate configuration settings, remove/unpublish existing legacy plugins

With your help, feedback and contributions we are now full speed ahead for CB 2.0 RC and stable.

Discuss this on our forums.


Joomla 3.2.3 and 2.5.19 security releases

Written by Nick A.

j323j2519Joomla has released version 3.2.3 and 2.5.19.

Both releases address security issues and all sites should upgrade to these latest releases.

Joomla 3.2.3 addresses 1 high priority (Joomla 3.x sites should upgrade asap) and 3 medium priority security bugs, whereas Joomla 2.5.19 addresses 2 medium priority security bugs.

Community Builder 1.9.1 has been tested with both these releases and works fine.

Since the thusrday release of these new Joomla packages, we have been monitoing public feedback and we believe that these 2 packages are very stable with no significant reported issues. Thus, Joomlapolis recommends that all Joomla websites upgrade to these new releases.

Our latest stable Community Builder 1.9.1 is compatible with all Joomla versions and is a recommended free upgrade for everyone.


Joomlapolis video sponsors JandBeyond 2014

Written by Nick A.

jab2014The most awesome Joomla conference is back for its fifth gathering and Joomlapolis is continuing its committed support as the official video sponsor.

JandBeyond 2014 is taking place in Königstein (Near Frankfurt), Germany between May 30th and June 1st.

JandBeyond is much more than an international conference about Joomla – it's really a Joomla family reunion where Joomla fanatics from all over the world will meet, interact and discuss how to make Joomla better.

The JandBeyond experience is unbelievable! Joomla experts, designers, developers and Joomla leaders are ready to interact and discuss making Joomla better. Just read our review of last year's event to see how excited we were.

CB Team members will be present and ready to meet and discuss Community Builder or Joomla with other attendees.

If you need to choose a single Joomla conference to attend, then JandBeyond 2014 is your best deal. Grab your tickets now to get the early-bird discount! This is the best place to meet Joomla developers, designers, expert users and PLT members.

Whether you attend this years event or not, our video sponsoring will allow you to see all the presentations at your convenience at home with your beer or beverage at hand. We are proud to have sponsored the creation and sharing of these videos.

Learn more about JandBeyond 2014.


Joomla 3.2.2 and 2.5.18 released - CB 1.9.1 needed

Written by Nick A.

j322j2518Joomla has released version 3.2.2 and 2.5.18 and you need to upgrade to Community Builder 1.9.1 in order to keep your CB sites compatible with the new password handling that has been included in Joomla 3.2 and now in Joomla 2.5.18.

Our latest stable Community Builder 1.9.1 is compatible with all Joomla versions and is a recommended free upgrade for everyone.

Discuss this article on our forums.


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