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Joomla! 3.2.3
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Joomla! is a powerful Open Source Content Management System for building professional Web sites easily. It is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that's simple to deploy and use. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site as well, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. Similarly to the Firefox browser,
What's New
Version 3.2.3:

ACL

  • Add deprecating support for removed components getActions method
Administration
  • [3.x] Searchtools open after login on articles and categories views
  • Broken categories ordering in backend
  • *Featured list article dropdown error
  • Complete #3080 (Github) and #33254 (JC): Broken ordering in backend
  • *Register a user with the same ailas (contact creator plugin enabled)
Authentication and Login
  • More fixes and cleanup for cookie authentication (aka remember me)
CMS Libraries
  • JHtml::_('bootstrap.tooltip') doesn't accept 'container' parameter as string
  • Change in libraries/joomla/form/fields/calendar.php causing wrong date format
  • Fix "Error displaying the error page: Application Instantiation Error" Error
  • Missing order clause in update and delete query
  • Check if $module is an object in JModuleHelper::renderModule()
  • missing second letter
Code Quality
  • Improved if/else structure related to sidebar
Components
  • *Query-fix in com_content article, category, contacts, newsfeeds modals
  • Module Articles Category Issue when login as an admin in the frontend
  • downloaded vcard is empty
  • PHP notice: Undefined variable: parts in ajax interface response
Database
  • Use JDatabaseQuery
Front End
  • Removing a leftover from mod_breadcrumbs
View complete release notes.

Version 3.2.3:

ACL

  • Add deprecating support for removed components getActions method
Administration
  • [3.x] Searchtools open after login on articles and categories views
  • Broken categories ordering in backend
  • *Featured list article dropdown error
  • Complete #3080 (Github) and #33254 (JC): Broken more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.4 or later
  • Apache recommended
  • Any server that supports PHP and MySQL
  • Works very well with MAMP running on your Mac, locally





MacUpdate - Joomla!



Joomla! User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Stevie24 commented on 13 Apr 2014
ScreenShot still shows version 1.5!!
[Version 3.2.3]


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Annie-Walker commented on 25 Apr 2013
Just wanted to see how this has a ✭✭✭✭✭ rating, when no one visible gave it one.
[Version 3.1.0]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 03 Aug 2013
Um,… click on the 'Ratings' tab above the reviews. :-)
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Macupdate46 commented on 30 Jul 2012
Curious... lots of talk about webinars, etc. but it seems that the tie-up with CloudAccess has led to 'the tail wagging the dog'. Difficult to find any meaningful guidance about Joomla and how to use it without it being subsumed into what a wonderful web host CloudAccess is. Not knowing much about Joomla except its reputation, I'm not tempted to investigate further.
[Version 2.5.6]


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Diarbyrag commented on 11 Jan 2011
This comment has nothing to do with Joomla, I am just curious as to why Macupdate now allows anybody to rate software without reasons. Stars alone will make the ratings worthless. When all the software is on the Macapp store the ratings will all be there.. what happens here then ? Beginning of the end ?
[Version 1.6]

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sjk replied on 11 Jan 2011
Here's MU's response to my comment (both since removed) in the Google Chrome listing about textless ratings:

Macupdate-Trevor replied to your thread:
"They're quick ratings, which is a star rating without comment. You can leave them with one click."

I've also commented on them in EarthDesk and Typinator listings, and yesterday mailed the suggestion they *at least* be optionally displayed (though I'd rather they didn't exist at all).
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Diarbyrag replied on 11 Jan 2011
Thanks for the reply Sjk. I like this site, the ratings have value. But it is their site I suppose and if they want to follow Versiontracker into obscurity it will be a shame.
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sjk replied on 11 Jan 2011
I think the value of ratings is increased by enforcing even minimal feedback that explains/justifies (hopefully) reasons behind them. Otherwise, an option to filter out these semi-anonymous cluttering quick ratings would be much appreciated.

Thanks for your comments, Diarbyrag. Too bad MU doesn't have/recommend a place to discuss site meta issues like this or even have any obvious place where they announce site changes(!)
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dp8 replied on 13 Jan 2011
We added quick ratings to the site to encourage people to provide more ratings and reviews for all apps. When you leave a quick rating, a link appears immediately prompting you to "tell us why" - basically we are trying to make it easier for people to get involved and provide opinions about the apps listed. In general, people are familiar with and accustomed to using the star rating system form other Mac apps, like iTunes, to quickly help classify some piece of data, and thus are much more likely to use this type of system to help rate the apps here.

Initially we chose not to show the ratings at all, but users and developers were both confused, not understanding what had happened to the ratings they had just left, or why an app's total rating seemed different than what was in the reviews with text, so we turned them on for all to see. We would obviously love to see all ratings be accompanied by some review and rationale, and are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get involved with other users and developers here. Statistically, it is better to have more ratings per app to represent the total overall ratings. Although people may leave a low rating without any review to help explain things, they may also equally leave a high rating, and with the ratings ow being shown, we feel that people will more likely create honest and accurate ratings.

We are continuing to test and monitor this system and will likely be making further changes to how it is working, including the option to add a full review at a later date to any ratings you create, and/or moving the ratings without reviews to a separate ratings tab similar to how we separate troubleshooting comments and responses.

MacUpdate is always open to feedback - you can email comments and suggestions to feedback@macupdate.com.

take care,
Chad
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Diarbyrag replied on 14 Jan 2011
Chad, thank you for a comprehensive reply.

As I said it is your site and you are free to run it how you like.
Like many others I have based my purchase of many of the great software programs I now use on the opinions of other Macupdate members free or otherwise. It saves a lot of wasted time and money and for that I'm sure we are all grateful.

I hope you do monitor this new system, the ability to just click stars without justification might not give such honest results as a system where people actually have to think and write before they click. You have to add comments in the iPhone app store.

Anyway the alternative to filter out star only ratings would be better.

I value this site and would hate to see it's influence in the Mac community diminish.

Best wishes
Gary
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sjk replied on 15 Jan 2011
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> We are continuing to test and monitor this system and will likely be making further changes to how it is working, including the option to add a full review at a later date to any ratings you create

The ability to update ratings/reviews/comments, and disallowing submission of multiple ratings (especially eliminating listings with multiple quick ratings from the same users), would be useful.

> and/or moving the ratings without reviews to a separate ratings tab similar to how we separate troubleshooting comments and responses.

Currently there's no indication when Troubleshooting contains feedback and it's tedious to explicit check there (especially to only discover it's empty). I'd much rather see Troubleshooting comments than textless Quick Ratings be included with Reviews/Comments.

> MacUpdate is always open to feedback - you can email comments and suggestions

The email I sent on Jan 11 wasn't acknowledged, leaving me wondering if you'd received it or not. Thanks for responding here so I know some bidirectional communication is happening. :)
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Alexrom1000 replied on 19 Jan 2011
Just for the record :)

I think quick rating option is a mistake. I do not like the idea of seeing "stars" posted by who knows by whom. What if it is a war of competing developers? I want to see real feedback from real people. Just a wish. And btw, I think Macupdate has a good future despite App Store release. The way you bring new information to us is something Apple will always lack.
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sjk replied on 19 Jan 2011
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> And btw, I think Macupdate has a good future despite App Store release. The way you bring new information to us is something Apple will always lack.

The signal-to-noise ratio is *much* higher here… and even higher without "quick ratings" or at least when they can be hidden. :)
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sjk replied on 21 Jan 2011
Hurray! Quick ratings are now separated under a new Ratings tab. Thanks, MU!

PS: Would be useful if an item count for each tab was displayed (maybe only when unselected?).
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Espiridion replied on 22 Feb 2011
"Statistically, it is better to have more ratings per app to represent the total overall ratings"

I would typically agree with your statement, Chad, but that's not the case in this situation. There aren't hundreds or thousands of individual ratings for many applications, so even a single rating has a big impact. Often, these ratings are absurd. Even with a detailed description sometimes the ratings are absurd (i.e., leaving a 1-star rating because an application does not work with a specific scanner, or because the developer did not answer an email on a Sunday morning, and so on)

Most of the time I see multiple poor ratings from people who don't contribute much to the site. Chances are that they registered just to downgrade an application. This, of course, may be done by competing developers. The opposite also applies. A developer may register multiple accounts to give themselves high ratings, or ask users to leave high ratings. I've not seen many of these instances.

With quick ratings, there's no option to Agree (smile) or Disagree (frown) with the rater. This brings up another interesting approach: weighted ratings. Ratings are weighed based on a rater's "credibility score." This would bring up even more problems, although it's better than the current approach.

Many Macupdate ratings are useless, and I often look elsewhere now for higher-quality information. If changes are going to be implemented, hopefully the ability to edit one's own ratings/comments can be added.

I hope this feedback is useful.
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sjk replied on 22 Feb 2011
Thanks for elaborating some of the more obvious problems with MU ratings, Espiridion.

And I appreciate MU not deleting this subtopic.
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dp8 replied on 22 Feb 2011
Espiridion - thanks again for the feedback. Obviously any system that is open for input by anyone will receive a fair amount of "noise" in both directions - people who leave a low rating *or* a high rating, which again, is why we are trying to promote more ratings in general - to help normalize the data (more data-points results in a better overall picture). Although most apps do not yet have thousands of ratings, we are receiving a significantly greater amount of ratings *and* reviews than we previously did. One of the main purposes of the quick rating system is to lower the bar and enable people to add a rating, and then they are encouraged to leave a full review as well, which many people do.

We do of course monitor that reviews and ratings and are very aware of how the numbers fall. One of the original gripes people had with the quick ratings was that they were intermixed with the reviews - we have since moved quick ratings to their own tab, and are continuing to improve upon the overall rating system. Stay tuned for further updates in this area...

-Chad
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Vito replied on 01 Dec 2012
I'll add my voice in thanks for the improvements to the ratings and comments system. And PLEASE add the ability to edit, update, and revise one's own comments.
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Gmax commented on 04 Sep 2010
WordPress forever!:D
[Version 1.6b8]


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Bumbleb commented on 01 Jun 2010
Macupdate lists Joomla, because Joomla does so themselves. I don't think it's Macupdate who's keeping up to date with thousands of software - the developers themselves does.
[Version 1.6b2]

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Jeff-Nailen replied on 12 Sep 2010
Yes, I think that's correct. And the reason Joomla! lists here is that many Joomla! programmers are Mac users. Joomla! is known to be Mac-friendly, perhaps the most Mac-friendly of the big guns in the open source CMS arena.
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Nymphe commented on 30 Apr 2010
I still don't understand why MU lists Joomla. They don't list Wordpress, Drupal or any other CMS out there.

Here is my comment though: It is very easy to learn, very easy to install and modify. However adding lots of extensions, plugins and etc. is really annoying after some time. And it gets slower and slower.

I switched to Wordpress long long time ago. Instead of upgrading the site to 1.5, upgrading to WP was easier.

I am glad I did.
[Version 1.5.17]


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Tianissimo commented on 06 Nov 2009
Joomla on mac? I'm confused.
[Version 1.5.15]

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Ed Bishop replied on 22 May 2010
Run on a Mac?
Of course!
With MAMP:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/16197/mamp
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Doug S. replied on 22 May 2010
I'm confused as well. Joomla isn't mac software, it's not even desktop software. It's listed under servers but it's certainly not that. It's a content management framework (you make it a CMS).

It's a Mac program in the same my my websites are: They're not.
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yellowdog reviewed on 23 Jul 2009
As I'm a webmaster running quite a few sites using Joomla for an institution with 500 staff I thought I reply to a few ill informed comments that I see everytime I look at this page.
M-RICK ia plain wrong. I've trained people to install Joomla, PHP, MYSQL and its never taken 4hrs. Joomla basic install takes less than 10 mins even for a novice. Joomla is a CMS but it should be seen more as a website builder. M-RICK's 4 hr site built from scratch would not have the built in funcionality, the ease of expansion and the cms tools hat joomla has out of the box.

As for Mark Everitt - he doesn't actually say what his problems are. It does work with Safari but again he doesn't say WHAT doesn't work.
For non admins there is an interface that allows people to add pages and update them also. Its not difficult, I suggest that maybe people need proper training.

For anyone who wans to try Joomla on the mac, download MAMP a PHP, MYSQL, APACHE all in one and then install Joomla.

Once you've done that head over to the joomla site to look at the extensions pages and the forum. Joomla uses templates to create the look of the site, an excellent template and much more place to go is www.yootheme.com, its not free but they do excellent stuff.
[Version 1.5.13]

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Mark Everitt replied on 31 Jul 2009
Specifically editing and saving a page with Safari was broken in the version we were using. Rendering was also buggy. Other issues to do with file uploading were also encountered. There was more but I don't keep a list of the problems on me.

The reason I only left a comment and not a rating was because (and I specifically noted this) we were running an older version of Joomla.

None of this changes the fact that so many users hate it, and yet have few issues with an in house CMS (we are a subgroup with our own systems, but the CMS still covers us). Add to this that nobody has issues with the wiki, which requires more tech savvy than Joomla should. We are physicists, so you won't find many groups of more qualified people to tell you when something doesn't work.

The version we were running was an administrative nightmare. I still advise people to steer clear of Joomla.
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yellowdog replied on 12 Aug 2009
Most people use firefox when developing because it has things like firebug which help to see how pages are working, its also worth checking out one of the other editors rather than the standard joomla editor, I personally don't use one, but users find JCE easy to use.

I have 400 people using joomla on one site and once they get their heads around how a cms works they seem to be at ease.

My typical users are senior researchers, phd's, professors etc in neuroscience, nanbiotechnology, robotics, drug discovery from 72 different countrys.
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Mark Everitt replied on 12 Aug 2009
Your typical mac user is not a developer, and should not be expected to switch to another browser for adding content to a CMS. This was confusing and irritating for new users. We appear to have had rather different experiences, which probably stems from us using an earlier version. It's good that these issues no longer exist.

I stand by my recommendation to stay away until I've had more experience with later versions.
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M-Rick reviewed on 16 Aug 2008
a crap.

Something simple will not request 4 H of setup to understand how this and that works and because there is a bug that provides this you have to edit that manually, sorry, but it is not thedefinition of SIMPLE for me ...
In 4 H the website is finished under RapidWeaver while it is still not done in here ...

So i bought a licence for RapidWeaver and leave this piece of crap in here ...

Anyway it is always like this with opensource softwares, they are full of funttionnality but they will work only after hours of reading over internet ... the dev have just no idea of what ergonomy means ...
[Version 1.5.6]

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Awado replied on 06 Nov 2009
It rather seems that you didn't read anything at all. At least you didn't understand what Joomla is and what CMS in general means. RapidWeaver is not a CMS.
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Rasputinsrevengereloadet rated on 18 Dec 2013

[Version 3.1.5]



BlakeC6588 rated on 11 Dec 2013

[Version 3.1.5]



GregoryS3683 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 3.1.5]



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Mbhayes rated on 11 Jul 2012

[Version 2.5.6]



icouto rated on 13 Jun 2012

[Version 2.5.4]



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Surfspirit rated on 14 Nov 2011

[Version 1.7.3]



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Macmade rated on 18 Oct 2011

[Version 1.7.2]



Redskinsjedi rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 1.7.1]



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Mbhayes rated on 28 Jun 2011

[Version 1.6.4]



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L-G-S rated on 11 Jan 2011

[Version 1.6]


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Joomla! is a powerful Open Source Content Management System for building professional Web sites easily. It is often the system of choice for small business or home users who want a professional looking site that's simple to deploy and use. It can deliver a robust enterprise-level Web site as well, empowered by endless extensibility for your bespoke publishing needs. Joomla! is different from the normal models for content management software. For a start, it's not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for everybody, and anybody can develop it further. Similarly to the Firefox browser, the core system can be extended via easily installable add-ons authored by the developer community. The comprehensive internationalization of Joomla! 1.5.x supports right to left languages (e.g., Hebrew or Arabic) and extended character sets. Dozens of language packs can be separately downloaded. This is a server-side application which can be run locally on your Mac.


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