We have been working on a new JED 2017 redesign. On 20 February 2017, we published the SURVEY: JED New Design 2017 to gather community feedback. Following the process, we have completed the step and we have the results.

In the survey, we addressed the whole Joomla community, including JED developers in our newsletter, forum users and general users contacted in social media channels. According to the results (191 answers), we have reached our target of Joomla users, and we have an above-average approval (>60%). As a consequence, we will proceed with the incremental proposed improvement (https://design.extensions.joomla.org/).

Overall, the general design received a lower mark than the average. We conclude that more efforts are required to implement a whole new design update. Following this feedback, additional incremental upgrades will be taken to continue the process.

These are the detailed results:

  • General Approval Rate: 64% (3.20 / 5)
  • How would you rate its overall look & feel? 64% (3.21 / 5)
  • How would you rate its performance? 64% (3.21 / 5)
  • How would you rate its design? 59% (2.96 / 5)
  • Compared to the old design, how would you rate the category display? 68% (3.41 / 5)
  • BONUS: How likely are you to recommend Joomla! extensions to a friend or colleague? 79% (7.95 / 10)

How would you rate its overall look & feel?

How would you rate its performance?

How would you rate its design?

Compared to the old design, how would you rate the category display?

BONUS: How likely are you to recommend Joomla! extensions to a friend or colleague?

Thank you for your feedback and support.

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Aníbal Sánchez

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We have been working on a new JED 2017 redesign. At this time, we are looking for feedback about the new Home page.

https://design.extensions.joomla.org/

This is the first step of a process to publish it (or not) and start improving the general design. Please, feel free to complete the survey with your feedback here:

https://anibalsanchez.typeform.com/to/f6oBlo

In Joomla! forum, we have a topic with a brief Q&A, for more information, click here

P.S: Remember to fill the survey, we need your feedback: SURVEY: JED New Design 2017

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Aníbal Sánchez

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A reminder that all extensions listed on the JED will soon be required to use the Joomla Update System. This will help to ensure that site owners are always notified of when a new version of their installed extensions is available. Keeping extensions up to date can help to improve security.

This change is a mandatory requirement and checks will be added to the JED Checker. The error code will be: US1 - update sites not present in xml file.

This new requirement will come into force on January 10th 2017. Checks will be carried out on the latest zip file that was upload to JED, so developers are asked to ensure that the latest copies have been uploaded to their listings
With regards to extensions already listed on JED, they will not be unpublished if they are not in compliance with this new requirement. Instead, a popup warning will be shown to users when clicking the Download button, informing them that the extension doesn't support update servers and therefore must be updated manually.
This new requirement will come into force on January 10th 2017.
The JED knowledgebase article covering update server implementation is available from the below link:

 Joomla! Update System requirement

https://extensions.joomla.org/support/knowledgebase/item/joomla-update-system-requirement
More information about Update Servers can be found here: https://docs.joomla.org/Deploying_an_Update_Server

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Aníbal Sánchez

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All extensions uploaded to JED after 10th January 2017 are required to use the Joomla Update System. This will help to ensure that site owners are always notified of when a new version of their installed extensions is available. Keeping extensions up to date can help to improve security.

With regards to extensions already listed on JED, they will not be unpublished if they are not in compliance with this new requirement. Instead, a popup warning will be shown to users when clicking the Download button, informing them that the extension doesn't support update servers and therefore must be updated manually.

Don’t forget to check if your extensions use the Joomla! Update System.

For more information, please, check out our knowledge base: Joomla! Update System requirement

 

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I'm pleased to announce Jaz Parkyn as the new Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) Team Manager. Jaz has been a member of the JED Team since January 2015, starting off with processing extension submissions as well as helping out in all of the other team roles and eventually becoming the assistant manager.

Never have I imagined the number of amazing and talented people that jumped at the opportunity to help out in various ways over the years.

Going forward there is still a lot of work to be done with the JED, improving user experience and site management workflow. I'm confident that Jaz and her team will bring many improvements to the table.

To the community and everyone that donates their time to this project; I am honored and grateful to have been able to be a part of it.

Give up a few hours of your free time to help out where ever you can. A few hours a week can make a big difference and can be gratifying.

You get to meet some really great people in the community and that alone is worth the experience. Attend a Joomla event and you'll get to see first-hand how everyone comes together like one big family or at the very least you'll get out of the house for a few days.

Up and on-wards for me. My free time will be put into a new project that I'm excited about; helping to get veterans into technical jobs.

I will remain as part of the JED Team for a little while to help out when questions arise and I'm able. I wish everyone the best and look forward to seeing you online and at events in the future.

 

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Matthew Baylor

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