The Joomla Sydney User Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Join the next meeting via our Meetup Group here.

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm | Google Map | Follow us on Twitter

The Joomla Sydney User Group also runs a number of other events during the year, including our annual Sydney joomla conference.


 

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This month we have a couple of lightning talks, followed by a conference review where we can share what we've learnt at JoomlaDay Sydney 2013.

Lightning talk 1: How to earn more in two thousand and four(teen) - a business case for email marketing including Joomla solutions with Richard Pearce

Lightning talk 2: Inbound marketing with Hardy Azeez

Lightning talk 3: Adding a CDN to Joomla! in 10 minutes with Craig Phillips

We also have a skype in session with Peter who is attending the Joomla World Conference in Boston to give us a few highlights and a run down of what is going on.

All welcome. Follow @sydjug on Twitter for SJUG updates or register your attendance here.

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With Joomla 3.2 due out on 27th September 2013, we are going to take a first look at it and see the new features that have been added. Joomla 3.2 will be the last feature release before the long term Joomla 3.5 in March 2014. Planned new features in Joomla 3.2 that we will be taking a look at include version control for articles, a built in "app" store, template manager improvements, Rapid Application Development Framework (Akeeba FOF), Ajax interface, and two factor authentication.

Also don't forget to purchase your tickets for Joomla!Day Sydney 2013 which is on 19th-20th October. http://sydney.joomladay.org.au/

Saturday conference tickets can be purchased from http://jds13.eventbrite.com.au/

Workshop tickets should be available later this week. Places are limited so don't leave it until the last minute!

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This month, Steve Hardwick will be presenting on Form2Content which is a CCK for Joomla.

Form2Content is a CCK (content construction kit) to display content in a uniform structured manner. Unlike other CCK's Form2Content uses the default Joomla content structure, it creates 100% native Joomla articles. Any given (Joomla) article can consist of all types of data. Images, URLs, text, iFrame with content and lists, plugins are some examples. You treat the articles/categories as you would with any other Joomla article/category.

Steve Hardwick is a part of cutegecko.com.au "We offer customized design services to help build our clients' businesses"

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This month we're looking at all of the shopping cart solutions that are out there for Joomla

We'll be looking at evaluations of all the solutions, all the pros and cons of them and what to look out for when putting an online store together with Joomla.

Each presenter will be doing a 10 minute overview of the solution, pros and cons and then have a 5 min Q and A afterwards.

At the end of the night there will be a panel discussion about e-commerce and Joomla where we will be talking about everything to do with running an e-commerce website with Joomla.


Ian Scott from Your Website Solution will be presenting on

  • VirtueMart
  • K2Mart

Eng Ung from Aaamazing Websites will be talking about

  • HikaShop

Peter Bui from PB Web Development will be talking about

  • MijoShop

 

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EasyStaging is a Joomla! 2.5.4+ component that simplifies the process of copying changes from a private "staging" version of a website to a "live" or public webserver.

EasyStaging is unique in that it allows "Plans" to be created that can push out specific directories and tables to the "live" webserver at any time — while also taking advantage of Joomla! ACL system to restrict access to any aspect of the component. For example it's possible to create a Plan that can only be run by one specific person or members of a particular user group, while at the same time preventing those users from editing the plan in anyway.

The new version is about to be released which includes a complete re-write of the underlying sync engine to allow for much faster plan runs, handling tables with complex indexes and inter-table dependencies, and for pulling tables back from the live website.  The new version also integrates the EasyStaging Authentication Over-ride plug-in and introduces Content Update Notifications .

Craig will be giving a run through of EasyStaging and a preview of the new sync engine and features.

If you're interested in more complex and corporate style work flow and publishing to the web with Joomla then this is the meetup for you.

You can find out more about Craig at:

 https://craigphillips.biz/

 

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 sjug logoTopic: The Joomla Open Source Business Model with Eng Ung
As Joomla grows in popularity, so does demand grow for it's products and services. If you are a Joomla enthusiasts, you have the talent and skills to contribute to providing goods and services to this growing market. This talk looks at how you can take your love of Joomla and use it to create a profitable B2B or B2C business model. And for the business owner, we'll discuss how to grow your client base and the mechanics that goes into running an effective business model around Joomla.

Eng Ung is the business owner at AAAMAZING websites. He specialises in helping small business, mummypreneurs and not-for profits to create websites that the average computer user can easily update themselves . Visit aaamazing.com.au or connect with Eng on LinkedIn or Facebook

 

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