Joomla! User Group Toronto

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Welcome to Joomla! User Group Toronto

About Joomla User Group Toronto

Joomla! User Group Toronto (JUGT) is an informal association of users of the Joomla! open source content management system. It draws its members from Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area.

Since 2009, the group has held regular monthly pub nights, providing an opportunity for members to meet in a casual environment to discuss Joomla and to network. Since then our schedule has expanded to include meetings that feature presentations on specific topics. We hold at least two events per month.

Membership is open to anyone. There are no dues. There is no process for formally joining the group. If you would like to participate, the best way to stay informed is to join our mailing list. Our emails are typically short and to the point. We send out a monthly event list and reminders before the event.

If you are on Facebook, we have both a page and a group there. The group is closed to reduce unwanted posts, so just ask to join and someone will take care of it fairly quickly.


25 November 2014 Night Out

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25 November 2014 Night Out

This month we're back in the west end at Scruffy Murphy's, 225 The East Mall, in Etobicoke. As usual, I'll make a reservation under the name "Joomla" for 7:00PM, so if you don't see the JUGT sign, just ask one of the staff to point you in the correct direction.

The event is listed under Meetup, so please register so I know how many to make the reservation for, but even if you don't register join us.

Talk about Joomla!, talk about what you're trying to do with Joomla!, get advice that is at least worth every penny you're paying for it, take a breath before the chaos of Black Friday threatens to engulf us all.

See you there!

Please remember that the RIDE programs have launched already - Scruffy Murphy's is not as readily TTC accessible as some of our locations, but it is just a short bus ride away from the Kipling subway station.  If you're driving, please do so responsibly.


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JUGT Steering Committee

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joomla user group TorontoSince the JUGT's inception, February 25 2008, it has put on regular pub nights and various workshops and seminars. A few weeks ago, 6 of the core active members decided to band together and build a more organized, more robust group. Lately the steering committee has been planning up-coming events, seminars and workshops, a new website and creating a more formal organizational structure. Since October 6, 2012, the JUGT Steering Committee has been meeting weekly, Tuesday nights at 8pm via Our Google+ Hangout.

One of the groups long term goals is to host a Joomla! Day in Toronto, and we have been meeting with the other Joomla! group leaders in USA and Canada to connect with them an learn from them to make our group as good as it can be!

If you haven't already gotten involved, we encourage you to do so in any way you would like to that you feel would be of benefit. You can be a participant, a planner, a helper, committee member or whatever you feel like! If you have a great idea, or would like to get more involved, please email us.

We are currently looking for venues for workshops and Seminars, we are looking to partner with Educational institutions in Toronto, and we are seeking possible Sponsors.

Stay in touch by making sure you are on the mailing list, come out to the events, enjoy each others company and become better web workers! What do you think of a Christmas party? Check out our facebook page, get connected with us professionally through Linkedin, and make sure you check the website once in a while. Great stuff is coming down the pipeline that you don't want to miss!


October 21 2014 Night Out

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October Night Out at The Duke of York
October 21, 2014, 7:00PM

Blame the turkey torpor, but we'll only be having a Night Out this month.  Join us and talk about Joomla!, talk about what you're doing with Joomla!, talk about the new 90 day free hosting for Joomla!, talk about the weather, and just about anything.

If you would, please sign up on for this event, but even if you can't come along and join us.  As usual, there will be a reservation in the name "Joomla", and look out for the cheery JUGT logo gracing our table.

Our social "Nights Out" travel around the city, north, central, and west.  This month at the central location.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Where: The Duke of York is at 39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto - just ask for the reservation for "Joomla"

The Duke is located one block west of Avenue Road, one block north of Bloor St., on Prince Arthur.
By Subway:  Exit at Saint George Station via the Bedford exit.
By Car: on-street and off-street parking is available in the neighbourhood, as well as a Green P lot off Bedford Rd. between Bloor and Prince Arthur.

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September 2014 Workshop

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My First Hosted Joomla! Website


Whether you've got LAMP set up on your personal computer, or you've got a Linux system, sooner or later you'll want to take your Joomla! website that you've developed and make it available to the world.

This month, we're going to look at some of the considerations of how to do that.

Do you want your own domain name, just what is this whole DNS thing anyways?

How do I get email for my own domain instead of just Gmail/Yahoo/Outlook?

When I choose a hosting company, what do all those numbers they're quoting really mean to me?

Can I get a "free" web site, and what are the limitations?

How quickly can I get a web site for my company or organization up and running if I've got nothing?

What's the meaning of life?

For answers to most of these questions come join us at the North York Civic Centre on Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 starting at 7:00PM.

Who's this for:

Especially if you're just starting out with Joomla!, this is a good presentation for you.  We're not going to get too technical, unless you need us to.  After the evening, you should be able to create a simple brochure style website, and get it out there with a hosting company.  Just remember the hardest part of any web site is usually creating the content - Joomla! makes all the rest easy.


Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 starting at 7:00PM


North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 1
5100 Yonge St.
Toronto, ON
M2N 5W4

North York Civic Centre is located on the west side of Mel Lastman Square.  Please note: this is the former North York City Hall, which is the building next to the North York Central Library.
By Subway: Exit at North York City Centre and walk west.
By Car: Paid parking is located on Beecroft Ave. (one street west of Yonge) on the west side of Mel Lastman Square and just south of Park Home.

Google Map Link/Directions:



As for the meaning of life?  42, of course.

Craig Deakin used under Creative Commons Attribution licence

(Image is by Craig Deakin used under a Creative Commons Attribution license)

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September 2014 Night Out

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September Night Out


Tuesday, September 16, 2014, starting at 7:00PM


The Frog (Yonge and Sheppard), 4854 Yonge Street - just around the corner from the Sheppard-Yonge Subway Station, parking nearby too.


Shouldn't you be there?


It's the end of summer! Don't let it pass unnoticed. Come out and talk about Joomla!, including the recent announcements about extended trial hosting and negotiations for free hosting.

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