Presentation: how to run a large Joomla! websiteMeet me at the Dutch Joomla! User Group Utrecht this November. On the 12th I'll be presenting an interesting case: "how to run a large business website on Joomla!". Using our website chillcreations.com as an example, I'll show you which extensions are a must have, and how we managed to migrate our website (with thousands of users, tickets and downloads per year) to Joomla! 2.5. Read more about "how to run a large business website on Joomla!". 

Read more: Presentation: how to run a large business website on Joomla!

Joomla! 3.0 User Experience

Kyle Ledbetter (designer of the new template on Joomla.org and developer of some cool Joomla! administrator templates) published news on his plans for Joomla! 3.0 in JUX in 2012. Focus will be on usability improvements to the Joomla! administrator and development of a Joomla! UI Library for extension developers. 

If you believe the Joomla! administrator can be improved, now is the time to speak! Fill in the Joomla! 3.0 Usability Feedback form today and join the discussion on the below links. 

Read more: Help improve Joomla! 3.0 user experience

Joomla! 2.5 released

Great news, Joomla! 2.5 has been officially released! Joomla! 2.5 is an easy update from Joomla! 1.7 (which was an update from Joomla! 1.6), and adds new features and improvements! 

A few major features include: multi-database support for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure, a new search engine, automatic notifications for Joomla! or extensions updates and more!

Our extensions ccInvoices, ccNewsletter and cciDEAL Platform already support Joomla! 2.5. 

Read more: Joomla! 2.5 released, our extensions are ready

Virtuemart 2.0 releasedVirtuemart 2.0 is stable and ready to be used on production websites. A nice detail for the Dutch; we have already implemented support for the Dutch payment method iDEAL in Virtuemart 2.0. If you have not already, now is the time to install Virtuemart 2.0 on a test location to get to know the new version. 

In this article learn more about Virtuemart 2.0 and how to add iDEAL to Virtuermart 2.0. I will also explain what you should consider when you decide to use Virtuemart 2.0 in a next e-commerce project. 

Read more: Virtuemart 2.0 with iDEAL available now

Dutch Joomla!Days 2012Get your tickets for the Dutch Joomla!days 2012 now with a 25% discount! The ticket shop is now open, so make sure you will not be disappointed! Last time tickets where SOLD OUT! 

The two-day event will be held in Zeist on Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22nd. Just like last year I can really encourage any Dutch Joomla! user to visit these days! The 2011 Joomla!Days where great fun and an awesome learning experience!

Read more: The Dutch Joomla!Days 2012 - ticketshop now open!

virtuemart_logoNow that Virtuemart 2.0 is almost stable, its time to get to know this new version a little better. First, have a look at our previous blog "Virtuemart 2.0 review and screenshots".  

Then, you might want to have a look at this short Virtuemart 2.0 introductory tutorial/manual by our friends at Open Source Training. Virtuemart 2.0 is very young, so this is probably one of the most accurate manuals for this version available at the moment. 

Read more: Virtuemart 2.0 introduction manual

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