The Joomla World Conference will be held at the eBay headquarter in San Jose (CA, USA) from Friday 16 till Sunday 18 November 2012.
Peter Martin will give a presentation about how you can make changes in Joomla and 3rd party extensions without using core hacks. Joomla is open source software under the GPL license. One of the benefits of open source software is that you can (and are allowed to) read and change the source code. Therefore it's very easy to make small changes in Joomla's core code. But loosing those changes by just upgrading is even easier!
Joomladay Cape Town 2012 - How to set up a multilingual Joomla 2.5 website in 10 steps & Ideas, Setups and Tips
Joomla 2.5 has a built-in option to use Joomla for multilingual websites. It's an awesome functionality but it can be a hassle to set it up correctly.
The languages are independent of each other, and to manage translations for all different languages, a 3rd party multilingual content manager can be used.
Joomla is open source software. One of the benefits of open source software is that you can (and are allowed to) read and change the source code. It's very easy to make small changes in Joomla's core code. It's even easier to lose your changes by just upgrading!
Joomla is open source software backed by a community of volunteers that can only exist because of those volunteers. In this presentation Peter Martin describes the different areas in the Joomla project and how you can contribute.
At Joomladay Bangkok 2012 Peter Martin did a presentation "How to create a Joomla 2.5 multi-language website without using 3rd party extensions".
With Joomla 2.5 it's relatively easy set up a multilingual website without using 3rd extensions. It only takes 10 steps:
At Joomladay Bangkok 2012 Peter Martin did a presentation "Optimizing JCE editor from usability point of view".
A lot of people use Joomla Content Editor (JCE) in their Joomla website because that WYSIWYG editor makes it easier to create articles with images, media (video & audio) and files.
However a lot of webadministrators forget to configure this extension for improving its usability.
At Joomla!Day Norway, in Drammen, Norway on August 12-13 2011, Peter Martin gave a 3 hour workshop about writing modules.
If you know some PHP & MySQL and want to program code for Joomla, then coding a Module is a good way to start.
Modules are relatively simple because they only have "one view" and don't have a difficult internal business logic.