Toowoomba Regional Council to use JXtended Labels for Emergency Respsonse Site

Toowoomba Regional Council **][0]has selected [JXtended Labels **to support a Joomla based emergency response web site, replacing an existing and cumbersome bespoke Lotus Notes database. The advantage of the existing system was the ability to show an asset in more than one category. JXtended Labels makes this possible in Joomla by allowing articles to be tagged with more than one label overcoming the limitation in Joomla that articles can be assigned to only one category. The conversion to a web based asset register also allows the site to be used without the requirement of the Lotus Notes desktop client, a serious limitation of the current system in terms of dealing effectively in a crisis. It also consolidates their licensing, training and maintenance requirements even further, providing significant cost benefits.

The Basic Principles

There are only two rules you need to remember when working with dates in Joomla.

More Joomla 1.0 Flak

Stephan Spencer provides an SEO report card on the Combat Blindness Foundation website which is a Joomla 1.0 site. This is another example of why site owners should be moving to Joomla 1.5 if they can possibly make the investment. The out-of-the-box SEO support is far superior and would have given this site a better chance. But apart from that, it’s intolerable that one extension developer deliberately used the meta fields for advertising. That’s really crossing the line.

Selling open source to the powers-that-be

I participated in a hypothetical panel on where Open Source fits in amongst established proprietary systems. Scripted before the global economic crisis, the panel had to contend with a scarily realistic set of scenarios.

Why Joomla query variables disappear when routed

Empty query variables will not be included in a routed link. Take the following example:

State of the Joomla Project

Interesting and balanced article on the state of Joomla by Dee-Ann Leblanc.

A Conversation with Louis Landry

A good interview with CMS Critic Mike Johnston. I work with Louis through our shared company JXtended.