Just two weeks after its release on Joomlashack.com, more than 2,000 Joomla users have answered our first-ever Joomla Survey.
Joomlashack has many big questions about Joomla users that the survey will help answer, such as:
Is Joomla mostly used by developers?
Nearly half of all respondents have made changes to the code of a Joomla component or the core code of Joomla itself, with 57% claiming PHP programming knowledge.
Is Joomla easy to install?
0ver 80% of those surveyed say that installing Joomla on a server was so easy it took "a few minutes."
What other content managements systems do people use instead of Joomla and why?
32% of respondents say they have used WordPress, while only 11% have used Drupal.
Does Joomla make a good blogging platform?
Over 60% say they use Joomla for a blog site.
Both Christopher and Dave have each volunteered many hours helping other community members and Steve is generous to offer his expertise on the SEO forum. Our forum grows stronger because of this type of great user-to-user support.
Thank you gentlemen. Welcome Aboard, we're glad you are here!
Take the Joomlashack Survey!
Got a few minutes? We'd like to ask you for a moment of your time. In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products and if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to Amazon.com or free Joomlashack templates for life.
It's so easy for you to learn about Joomlashack, and yet we know so little about you, our customers and community. That's why we've created this survey, to help us gain some insight into the skills and needs of our customers and Joomla! users.
Read more or jump straight to the Joomla Survey questions *Survey now closed - thanks to all who took part now. We appreciate your participation.
Back in December we asked the Joomlashack community to nominate their favorite charity for our contest. In eight days you sent us over 110 nominations from worthy organizations from around the world. After a fascinating, fun, and difficult evaluation process, Team Joomlashack picked these five charities as our finalists.
And the runaway winner of the contest were the children of Casa do Caminho Orphanage, with almost 50% of the vote.
We need your help to give a deserving charity $1000 USD
Ready to vote for one of our five finalists? *Sorry voting is now closed
Back in December we asked you to nominate your favorite charity for our "Charity Starts with a Joomla Home(page)" Contest.
Now it's time for you to vote for the charity you believe is most deserving of a donation of either a free website design or $1000USD. We wish all five could win, but now you, our community, will decide.
Alleida are doing a series of interviews on various people from the Joomla world. I was flattered that Steve asked if I would take a shot. I did and discussed some of my thoughts about Joomla template design and Joomla SEO. Here is an excerpt from the interview
Last month Joomlashack announced it's first-ever Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage Contest - where our community chooses a deserving charity to win a free Joomlashack Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.
NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED. Please check out our five finalists and vote for the most-deserving charity today.
Released December 22, 2006:
During this season of giving and goodwill toward our neighbors, Joomlashack's team asked ourselves, "what can we do to support important organizations that do good work to make the world a better place?"
Announcing Joomashack's Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage contest - where our community nominates and chooses a deserving charity to win a free Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.
The second Dutch Joomla! Days will be held on December 8th & 9th 2006, in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Day one will focus on Joomla! in business. The second day will be the Joomla! Community day. Several key Joomla! community members will attend the conference - among them six core team members and a surprise guest.
Our own Barrie North will be at the event, presenting a brief outline of some of the new features of template design in 1.5. If you are in the area, drop by and say hi!
Greetings and Happy New Year to all!
This purpose of this letter is just to fill you in on some changes to come in 2006 and to recap our first year with the Joomla! community.
A lot of us have a new sense of freshness, especially since the Joomla/Mambo rebranding and Id like to personally thank the entire community for such a great success on the behalf of JoomlaShack. There are so many success stories I can't even begin to list them individually. Because of you, in just the past 3 months we were able to move our data do a dedicated server, create 8 free templates for the community, 20 variations of commercial templates and assorted modules as well as helping to launch over 60 Joomla powered sites, assist in the development of 3 community sites and donate over $1,000.00 in donations to victims of hurricane Katrina. Again, thank you! This would have never been possible without such a dedicated community and excellent camaraderie among other Joomla! developers..