Our baby lives!
It took one full year from conception to birth, but this week, Admincredible finally came into the world.
What is Admincredible?
It’s one dashboard that allows you to manage and update all your Joomla sites:
- No more logging in and out to each site.
- No more manually checking for available updates.
- No more problems with out-of-date extensions or templates.
That’s the promise of Admincredible.
I’m starting to think about my Joomla World Conference presentation for November.
I’m planning to talk about how people become involved in open source projects and about the legacy they leave behind when they leave. Continue reading
Six years ago, I quit teaching and became a full time web designer.
At that point I had three things to my name:
- An old iBook laptop with more broken keys than working keys.
- Two months of summer holiday pay from my last teaching job.
- A spare bedroom to use as an office. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned before on this blog that we’re launching a new service called Admincredible.
The goal of Admincredible? To make it easy to monitor and update all your Joomla sites.
Well, things are moving ahead rapidly: Admincredible.com went live this week.
I think the site turned out wonderfully. It has a unique design for what we hope will be a unique brand. If you ever want a site built, seriously consider working with Fotis and his team from Joomlaworks / Nuevvo.
The next step for Admincredible is the beta launch of the product itself. If you want an invitation, visit Admincredible.com, click the newsletter button in the top-right corner and sign up.
Here’s one of the subscribers we got to http://facebook.com/ostraining/ after advertising on Facebook for a week. We targeted only people in the U.S.:
I was watching the U.S. healthcare debate play out yesterday and it got me thinking.
I thought back to when our own industry was dominated by legal arguments, most of them half-digested and poorly-sourced. Including my own.
The GPL debates in open source were not a fun time and they dragged on for years.
So, I did some looking back and unless I’m missing something, the last real argument about the GPL was in July 2010, two years in the past. Continue reading
[UPDATE] I was nervous before posting this but want to thank everyone for the big response. I’ve heard from a lot of people today and the great thing is many of them agree: we need to raise our game. The future can be bright. There are a lot of opportunities out there for Joomla. We just sometimes need to be reminded to go and grab them.
Sorry, Disqus is being a real pain and comments are sometimes missing on this thread after a server move.
Instead of commenting, go and do something positive. You’ll feel much better, I promise. Help move us forward. Here’s one place to start.
It’s time for the Joomla community to professionalize.
I mean that in two senses: Continue reading
I always cringe when seeing people try to build an open source rival to Facebook. Projects like Diaspora gain publicity as a nice idea, but get little real traction.
However, I’ve come to believe that there is a potentially viable and very real open source rival to Facebook … WordPress.
That might sound silly at first, but hear me out: Continue reading
Alledia.com had a really great six year run. But, I’ve moved everything over to SteveBurge.com. I moved for several reasons:
1) Urgency. OSTraining traffic is going up, up, up. Visitor numbers are way, way higher than this time last year. I need to move as many sites off that server as possible.
2) Business. “Alledia” isn’t really me any more. It’s a company and one that has very little to do with open source. Alledia Inc. runs AppalachianTrail.com, LakeLanier.com and LakeAllatoona.com. For practical reasons related to #1, we couldn’t use Alledia.com, but the business is now at Alledia.net.
3) A Fresh Start. The Alledia.com old site was full of 10 years of accumulated junk. It dated back to a Mambo installation from 2003 and had been migrated through a couple of domains and Joomla versions until reaching Alledia.com where it grew and mutated for six more years. It was a mess.
4) Clarity. Finally, the purpose of both sites is a lot clearer now:
- Alledia.net can fully represent the Alledia business.
- SteveBurge.com can fully represent me and my ramblings.
Over time I’ll try to move as many of my usernames as possible from alledia to steveburge. This site is a big first step.
Welcome to my new digs!
Housekeeping note: All the old content and comments are here. The URLs are also the same, so all incoming links should still work.
Remember that new product mentioned on the blog at the beginning of May?
I’m delighted to say that things are coming along great.
The name of the product is Admincredible and I know you’re going to love it.
We’ve absolutely loved building it.
In building Admincredible, I’ve had the chance work with a lot of people that I’ve long admired. TJ and Eddie from Joomlashack are helping me bring the product to fruition. Fotis, Chiara and the Nuevvo team are doing the design work. We’ve got some great coders on the project too.
Visit Admincredible.com to sign up and become one of the very first to know when we launch.
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