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First month of the new year deserve much more than regular monthly releases, for starters we are releasing 3 cool FREE Joomla extensions which we are sure would be very useful for your websites. Yes, they are responsive too and works great with both Joomla 2.5 & Joomla 3.

These freebies are JA Image Hotspot module - Joomla extension for Image markup, JA Promo Bar module - cool flexible promotion bar for your site, and JA Google Charts module - Joomla extension for better visualization of your data using Google visualization API. Check out details below :

Developing a portfolio or showcasing Joomla site from scratch? JA Appolio will definitely help cutting down the time and efforts of the whole process with its upto date features : latest Joomla version, updated Joomla extensions, interactive UI & UX, social login authentication, T3 Framework featuring all new Bootstrap 3, powerful blogging tool EasyBlog, Responsive and RTL language layouts.

Say hello to JA Magz - the awesome October Responsive Joomla template for News & Magazine on both Joomla 2.5 & Joomla 3. Here are the 4 reasons why JA Magz is the bomb:

  1. Supports over 41 languages (Bing translation)
  2. JA Magz is extremely customization friendly
  3. Fully responsive, supports EasyBlog and RTL language layout
  4. Enhance productive collaboration and content sharing

Building a Joomla 2.5 or Joomla 3 multilingual site can be tricky, we encountered difficulties while trying to setup multi-language demo site to demonstrate our RTL language layouts for our latest templates. We developed a internal tool to overcome the problems we faced and we thought why not add more options and release the extension as FREE for the benefit of the Joomla! community.

If you could recall our old JoomlArt site, we used to have a complicated demo system for everything but Joomla extensions. We never had a dedicated demo site for our Joomla extensions, and guys normally had to go through info page or templates demo in order to see how the extensions function.

We did take time to work on this and guess what: a whole new and complete site only for extensions demo is out. The Extensions Demo site serves as a showcase for 25 Joomla Extensions Club extensions for Joomla 2.5 & Joomla 3, including modules, plugins and components.

Congratulations on choosing to use Joomla for your website Content Management System (CMS). Currently Joomla 2.5 is the current Long Term Support (LTS) version, and Joomla 3.1 is the current Short Term Support (STS) version. After Joomla 3.1, there will be Joomla 3.2, then follow the next Long Term Support version Joomla 3.5 due for release in March 2014.

About 2 months ago, Anthony from JoomlaBamboo buzzed me on Skype and said “I've just looked at the new version of T3 and I think it is absolutely amazing. I'm considering moving to that as our framework and I just wanted to discuss that with you.”

In the past I have had several similar chats with well known template providers about T3. I had the same discussions with Gavick as well as other ThemeForest developers who wanted to turning to T3 v1 and T3 v2. But this time, it is a bit different. We have reached now a momentum to do something big as a community, something that we, Anthony, me and a few awesome Joomla folks, talked about 8 months ago.

JA Brisk - JoomlArt November responsive template for Joomla! 2.5 & Joomla! 3.0

We have been receiving the same questions over and over again from you guys:

  • Joomla! 3.0 was out already, what is your plan for Joomla! 3.0?
  • Do you guys have a rough idea when exactly your template will be available for Joomla! 3.0?
  • OMG, when are you guys are going to release Joomla! 3.0 templates?
  • Are you sure you are going to have Joomla! 3.0 template anytime soon, 'cuz I'm not informed at all on you guys' intention toward Joomla! 3.0?