Ep48 - Joomla's New Marketing Team and News Updates
Jessica Dunbar, the new lead on the Joomla Marketing team joins me on the podcast to talk about the new marketing team roles and what her role is going to be in the team.
She also talks about some of the marketing goals that the team have in 2014.
In this episode I also go through a couple of very important news updates in regards to Joomla! so make sure you stick around to the end of the episode where I mention these.
BlueHost to suspend and force updates to all Joomla 1.5 websites on their servers.
This weeks show notes with social media tips about Pocket, news from the Joomla world with Jessica Dunbar and misc news items that are important to you!
Social Media Tip
Pocket is a fantastic way of bookmarking articles and websites from around the web. I've seen more and more websites and applications integrating with Pocket now and it can very well be the next Pinterest so it is a good wave to jump on at the moment. I use to be a huge fan of Delicious and used that as my bookmarking service but it never worked on a mobile device. Pocket indeed caters for that and does a good job of it too.
Pocket integrates with many mobile applications with a membership of over 10 million users according to TheNextWeb.
Sign up for a free account at http://getpocket.com and download the apps and plugins to start using Pocket!
The easiest way at the moment that I can find to integrate Pocket buttons onto your website is to use AddThis which can add in over 300+ social networks and bookmarking services all in one script. Try the social sharing icons on the left side of the Joomla Beat website and you should see Pocket come up in the list when searching for it.
News with Jessica Dunbar
Joomla Announces the New Marketing Team.
Jessica joins me on the podcast again. Previously joined me on the podcast in episodes 26 and 27 talking about Joomla SEO and social media marketing.
It was really cool to finally meet Jessica in person at the Joomla World Conference.
- Jessica Dunbar joins the Joomla Marketing Team as the leader of the Joomla Marketing team.
- Chiara Aliotta joins the team to look after branding and trademarks behind Joomla
- Parth Lawate
- Ruth Cheesly (CLT)
- David Hurley (PLT)
- Joe Sonne (OSM)
- Mark Bender
- Duke Speer - who helped me prep today: )
- Saurabh Shah
- Christopher Nielsen
- Shirat Goldstein
- Jonathan Gafill Most of the members had already worked together on the release of http://framework.joomla.org.
Ryan Boog coded the responsive template and worked with many others to piece together the content and graphics including Duke Speer
Clear Goals for the Marketing Team in 2014
- Marketing the Joomla Framework is a major goal
- Communication goals
- Consistency in branding
- Out reach to other parts of the project itself
How Can You Help Promote Joomla - Get social
Follow Joomla on Twitter, Like Joomla on Facebook and add Joomla to your Google+ circles, Joomla Google+ Community
You want to make a bigger impact? You can join the team by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New with Watchful.li
I'll be interviewing Jeff Channel very soon. If you're interested in hacking and security, make sure you subscribe to the podcast to know when that interview is coming up.
Watchful.li is having a Watchers workshop at JoomlaDay Netherlands. So if you're in the Netherlands and going to that JoomlaDay, it might be a good idea to go along to the Watchful learning day and find out about some of the new and exciting features in Watchful.
If you're interested you can sign up for the Watchers Workshop.
New Feature in Watchful.li Mass installing of extensions across multiple websites.
Upcoming feature of disabling vulnerable extensions.
J!Inbound is Stable More updates for J!Inbound are coming soon. If you have used it lately, make sure you give some feedback as that will drive new development.
Find out more about JInbound. I'll have a interview with Gabe and Luke from Savvy Panda coming up soon talking about inbound marketing.
Joomla 1.5 Archive to Close Down Coming from a good source, the Joomla 1.5 Archive extension directory will be removed and no longer accessible from Joomla.org
Since Joomla! 1.5 has been a topic all day I may as well mention that the 1.5 JED Archive will be shut-down on March 1, 2014.— Matthew Baylor (@nswdllc) January 21, 2014
Security Hole Found in eXtplorer
Huge security hole found in the extension late last year
Luckily the extension has been update and the security hole has been patched.
25 Most Popular Passwords of 2013
I hope you don't use any of these passwords.
- 123456 (Up 1)
- password (Down 1)
- 12345678 (Unchanged)
- qwerty (Up 1)
- abc123 (Down 1)
- 123456789 (New)
- 111111 (Up 2)
- 1234567 (Up 5)
- iloveyou (Up 2)
- adobe123 (New)
- 123123 (Up 5)
- Admin (New)
- 1234567890 (New)
- letmein (Down 7)
- photoshop (New)
- 1234 (New)
- monkey (Down 11)
- shadow (Unchanged)
- sunshine (Down 5)
- 12345 (New)
- password1 (Up 4)
- princess (New)
- azerty (New)
- trustno1 (Down 12)
- 000000 (New)
Originally obtained from Gizmodo.
BlueHost to Shut down Joomla 1.5 Websites!
Check out this blog post from OSTraining that shows a snippet from the email that BlueHost has sent out to their customers that use Joomla 1.5.
If you want to stick with Joomla 1.5 for that little longer, try moving over to SiteGround where they can host your Joomla 1.5 site securely for a little longer while you take your time updating and migrating to a later version of Joomla.
Episode 50 Coming Up!
Episode 50 is coming up! I'm doing a Google+ Hangout so come along! It's going to be fun.
So far I'm planning to have it on Saturday 8th of February at 10am AEST, (convert the time)
I've created a Google+ Hangout Events, so come along, RSVP and I'll see you there!