Joomla! have confirmed that they will be going back to HostingCon for the 2nd year running after attending in 2016 which was marked as a successful debut for the ever growing Content Management System/Platform. In 2016 as cited in the article letting us know they will be attending in 2017 the author remarks how it was a massive success with Joomla! holding over 40 1on1 meetings, picking up new sponsorship deals and making lots of new friends.

Joomla! has always had an annoying issue with getting sites up to date running on the latest releases, more so back in the days of Joomla! 1.x and the product from which it spawned Mambo when the update process included overwriting files and other tedious things which no longer plague the Joomla! core. In fact from memory Joomla! has had included a simple update system for a few years now and with migrations now a thing of the past (touch wood) the concept of not updating sites seems impractical. 

However despite the simple updates being offered to the Joomla! core, extensions and in a lot of cases even templates (which supports overrides ergo .. changes not overwritten) people are still holding off and getting their sites up to date and runnong on the latest release. The issue must have struck a cord with 6 Joomla! users as they got together to create a virtual event dubbed Joomla! update day which planned to offer free support and assistance to get people running on the latest versions of Joomla!

The virtual event set a goal of 100 websites to be updates but smashed that record reaching 156 a remarkable achievement however given the literal millions of installs of Joomla! it could be suggested that this be made an annual virtual event or even introduced as a standard thing at the local JUG meetups.

The Joomla project is looking for a new creative mind to help design new products for the Joomla! Shop. The post itself also covers the Joomla! shop relaunch which has been described as being a great place to buy official Joomla merchandise for events and what not as well as the obvious branding reasons.. that and what FOSS project couldn't do with a little extra cash