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How to Convert a Joomla! Template for Right to Left (RTL) Language

There seems to be some confusion surrounding this subject, so I decided to do some research and post my results in the forums in an attempt to eliminate (or at least remove much of) the confusion.

Making RTL sites with Joomla!

If you want to use your site's template(s) in Hebrew and Arabic, they must be designed for right-to-left writing. Some of the templates included in Joomla! 1.5 are "ambi-languagestrous", meaning they’ll detect if the text direction is RTL and deploy a special CSS file which overrides the usual (LTR) settings.

If you find yourself needing to convert an existing template to RTL, it will be necessary to get into the guts of the template. Also, please be aware that not all the third party add-ons will be compatible with your new text direction. In such a case, you can either see if the author will modify the existing add-on, or you may have to implement such changes yourself (or hire some to do it).

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Monthly Archive v2.0.5 released


A new version of Monthly Archive has been released.

+ Added   ! Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed

28-Dec-2011 : v2.0.5 + Compatible with the Database Type "MySQLi". # Bug fixed: Problem to displaying "Archived articles" or "Both types (unarchived & archived)" (The problem appeared only on joomla 1.7) # Bug Fixes (view the full changelog)

How to report a Joomla bug with 2 steps


  1. Go to joomlacode.org -> Project Joomla -> CMS issue tracker (register if you are not already a member)
  2. Open a new tracker item and report your bug

Joomla Staff:

  1. Someone from the bug squad will check it, confirm and assign it to someone who can create a patch
  2. A patch will be made to fix the bug -> status will be pending 5.
  3. Two testers will test the patch. If successful -> status Ready to Commit
  4. A PLT member with permission to do so will commit -> status Bug Fixed

Watch full article here: joomlablogger.net

Monthly Archive v2.0.4 released


A new version of Monthly Archive has been released.

+ Added   ! Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed

22-Sep-2011 : v2.0.4 + K2: Full compatibility with JComments # K2: Fixed: Problem at results in search input text + Added a new nice button for search input form. + 8 new features in parameters for including or exluding Content + Include Content + Include Authors + Include Articles + Include Categories + Include Sections + Exlude Content + Exclude Authors + Exclude Articles + Exclude Categories + Exclude Sections + You can display or disable anything you want in search form in frontend + Select Months + Select Order + Select Author + Select Category + Select Comments + Search Input # Bug Fixes (view the full changelog)

Five Reasons to Try Joomla for Content Management

Joomla Some 2.7 percent of the Web now runs on Joomla, according to research firm W3Techs, which translates into a market share of roughly 10 percent. WordPress is currently the market leader, running almost 15 percent of all websites, while Drupal comes in third with 1.7 percent of the Web. Though Joomla is the relative newcomer among these three leaders, it boasts Citibank, eBay, General Electric, Harvard University, Ikea, McDonald's and Sony among its enterprise users.

Does your company run a website? If so, here are a few reasons you may want to check out Joomla for yourself.

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