Joomla Day Malaysia 2008 highlights

joomla day 2008 malaysia

I’ve attended the Joomla Day Malaysia 2008! I was waiting for the event for a while. Joomla has been in the scene of web based content management system (CMS) for a while. But It actually evolved, improved and transformed along the Journey. It’s core concept was originally from MAMBO Content Management System. Joomla is considered as user friendly system to make your own interactive community website in less time and with less coding.

In the Joomla Day event there was a big number of crowd but there were a lot of people who are in real life is just a business man, teacher or just a plain housewife. So there was a need to give them the concept of what is a CMS actually. The event started at 9am at citytel hotel. After the Welcome note from Azrul, The basic introduction of the Joomla CMS was Presented by Toby Patterson who is one of the very well written component developers of Joomla Community. Toby described what is actually Joomla project and some other history and roadmap of Joomla project, also he mentioned the reasons to choose Joomla.

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Lazy Blogger's guide to Super Charge WordPress with 100+ Plugins

lazybloggers supercharging wordpress plugins

Ask yourself a question, “Are you a Lazy Blogger?”. Even if you are not, these plugins will bring you to next evolution for your WordPress blog which will change the way you do blogging.

“Why do you need these plugins?”. Because, WordPress is the best and the most expandable blogging platform in the world, the plugin architecture simply gives you the power to add engaging features, improve communication and build a strong relation between you and your blog readers. Savvy? No?

Blogging is about writing great content and if your spend all your sweet time modifying your blog by hard coding then “When will you find the time to write the great content?”. Makes you think? By the time you reach over this post, you might be so proud of yourself that you have actually 23 plugins installed on your WordPress and you begin to think like you are getting professional. Well my friend, I can tell you one thing –

“Quality matters over Quantity”

Today the mission of this post is to guide you to discover the most useful, smart and efficient plugins for WordPress. These plugins will let you concentrate more about writing your content rather than spending time over managing the blog.

Carefully hand picked and incredibly handy WordPress plugins to power up your blog are included in this list. Among some popular WordPress plugins you also will discover new, not so well known or underrated but extremely useful WordPress plugins.

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How to – Add Facebook LIKE button to WordPress Posts


Facebook introduced more social interactions with their new “Like” or “Recommend” Button. This Facebook button enables the user to interact with a site or page. Additionally share it with his/her friends at their own Facebook profile.

Well, Facebook does made it pretty easy to Implement the “Like” button code on your site. The complexity comes when it is not a single page website. How about a blog Post? This is where you will need this hack to make it work!

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How to Add Facebook Social Comment Box on any Website or WordPress


Facebook Social Plugins
are a set of plugins that enables social interactions on your website. Not to mention the huge user base Facebook has developed along the time. Previously, it was a pretty much a hassle to go through the Facebook connect implementation for a website. Now with Facebook Social Plugins things are much more simpler to implement and use. Lets take a look how easily we can implement a Facebook Social Comment box for virtually any website that allows HTML and Javascript.

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WordPress 2.5 – The Upgrade Resources

WordPress 2.5 Release Candidate 2 has been released and There are a lot of new features included within. Let me list down some of them:

The New Looks:

  1. New customizable dashboard.. yeah it’s more slick and organized now..dashboard-wide
  2. Built in Image Gallery system, one click multi files uploader.. Check out the screencast by matt
  3. Categories in Editor interface also improved with multi-level and most used categories options.
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  4. Changes in Editor interface, it’s possible to have full screen editor, a toolbar button to create a gallery

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  5. The Manage screens have been redesigned and unified so that now, managing your pages, posts, media, and comments all use similar, consistent interfaces.
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  6. Navigation bars has been improved for professionals and novices alike.
  7. The base code has been optimized for much more stable better performance.

Now you might be excited and obviously worried about the upgrade process on the road to wordpress 2.5 but it’s not a prime time to upgrade it.. Just take your time, download it, do the testing on your local server (you can use EasyPHP, XAMPP or WAMP for testing), test out your themes and check which plugins are not working. Here is a link roll to shorten your research about upgrading:

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