Sunday, September 16, 2007

Better Image Galleries

RSGallery2 is well-supported and has the most useful features that zOOm did without the epic bloat and bugs of that application. Here are some of the features in addition to general gallery management:
  • Random thumbnail for gallery image
  • Working slideshow
  • Watermarking
  • Download image link
  • Permissioning
  • Voting, hits, and comments
Collabowrite has just moved Southwest and Young Learners Schools to RSGallery from zOOm. Now if only the migration tool from zOOm 2.5.1 RC1 worked!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Update Time

Joomla 1.0.13 came out in July and many components have upgrades available now. According to, "Joomla! 1.0.13 is a minor security release that addresses several small security vulnerabilities, bugs, and long-awaited features. "

Because Joomla! 1.0.13 is a security release, it is important that you upgrade but we strongly recommend that you take extra precautions when performing this upgrade. This release features several improvements to the password storage system designed to help protect the future security of your Joomla! powered website. These changes will cause compatibility issues with some 3rd Party Extensions, especially bridges. If your Joomla! site utilizes bridges to other applications or extensions that have their own login system such as Community Builder, Virtuemart, or others you should not upgrade your site until those extensions have also been updated.

Joomla! 1.0.13 features:

  • Several low-risk security fixes
  • Improved password storage system
  • Easier control over Register Globals Emulation
  • An Itemid backwards compatibility setting
  • Improved administrative session security
  • Improved HTTP/HTTPS switchover support

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


During a complex client transfer to a new server, Collabowrite discovered a gem of a new tool - JoomlaCloner. While proprietary, JoomlaCloner makes backing up and transferring sites a snap.