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Words to Watch are words commonly misspelled or which may have variations that depend on the Joomla! style guide choices.
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Words to Watch are words commonly misspelled or which may have variations that depend on the Joomla! [[Project:GUIDE|style guide]] choices.
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An entry, which is just a word without a comment, is to show how we are spelling that word.
 
An entry, which is just a word without a comment, is to show how we are spelling that word.
  
 
If an entry has something rather than something else then it should be read as, "We are using the spelling of the first something rather than the other possible spellings shown in something else".
 
If an entry has something rather than something else then it should be read as, "We are using the spelling of the first something rather than the other possible spellings shown in something else".
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Words to Watch are words commonly misspelled or which may have variations that depend on the Joomla! style guide choices.

An entry, which is just a word without a comment, is to show how we are spelling that word.

If an entry has something rather than something else then it should be read as, "We are using the spelling of the first something rather than the other possible spellings shown in something else".

Accepted Word Unacceptable Word Detail
accessory Spell with a double c and a double s; the ending is -ory.
accommodate Spell with a double c and a double m and an o before and after the m's.
Administrator administrator Always capitalise when referring to the Joomla! User level or the Back-end Administrator. (Use of the latter should be limited to avoid confusion. Refer to this area as the Control Panel when referring to the facilities and Back-end when comparing to the Front-end.
address Spell with a double d.
aggression Remember to spell with a double g and a double s.
allege Use a double l and spell with -ege at the end.
a lot alot Use as two words, not one.
amend and amendment Spell with a single m at the beginning.
apologize or apologise Spell with -olo- in the middle.
apparent Use double p but only one r and end in -ent.
argument Do not put an e after the u, as you would in argue.
Article Capitalise the word Article when referring to the element of Joomla! content.
AutoCorrect One word with capitalisation as shown
Back-end backend Ensure it is always capitalised and hyphenated when referring to the Administrator area of Joomla!
backup and back up Use backup when used as an adjective, as in "he had a backup disk in his bag" and use back up when using it as a verb, as in "don’t forget to back up your hard drive".
Banner Capitalise the word Banner when referring to the element of the Joomla! Banner Component.
bitmap bit map or bit-map One word not hyphenated or two words.
business bisiness Spell with busi- at the beginning
Category (Manager) Capitalise the word Category when referring to the element of Joomla! content.
command comand
Contact (Manager) Always capitalise when referring to the Component element or Manager function.
checkbox check box
check-in (noun/adjective) (Global) Check-in checkin (noun/adjective) We will be using check-in, which must be capitalised when referring to a specific function, Menu Item, or button such as Global Check-in. It is correct to use check in (verb) as in "check in your materials".
Component (Manager) Capitalise the word Component when referring to an Extension in Joomla!.
consensus and consensual concensus Spell with -sen- in the middle.
Contact Capitalise the word Contact when referring to the element of the Joomla! Contact Component.
Control Panel control panel Capitalise when referring to the Joomla! Back-end functional area.
controversy contraversy
CSS css Always capitalise except in code or when a file extension.
database data base One word not two
desperate desparate Spell desperate with -per- in the middle.
dial-up dialup dial up Include the hyphen between "dial" and "up".
disappoint and disappointment dissapoint disapoint dissappoint Remember to spell with one s and a double p.
eighth eigth Remember to use -hth at the end.
e-mail E-mail email E-mail is obviously correct at the start of a sentence! We will be going with e-mail (lower-case and hyphenated) for consistency.
Extension(s) extension(s) Refer to Components, Modules, and Plugins collectively as Extensions. Always capitalise when referring to CMPT’s
embarrass embbaras Spell with a single b, double r, and a double s.
extraordinary extrordinary Do not omit the “a” of extra.
fascinate and fascination facination Spell with an s before the c.
file name filename Two words rather than one.
friend Spell with -ie- in the middle.
Front-end frontend Ensure it is always capitalised and hyphenated when referring to the User (public) area of Joomla!
Front Page front page Frontpage frontpage Always two words. Capitalise the words Front Page when referring to the Menu Item element of Joomla! content.
fulfil fulfill Spell with one l in the middle and one at the end
gateway gate way One word, not two.
gauge gage Spell with -au- in the middle.
grateful gratful or graitful Begin with grate-. Single ‘l’ at the end
harass and harassment harrass and harrassment Spell with a single r and a double s.
hard disk hard-disk Two words. No hyphenation
hardware hard-ware One word. No hyphenation
home page homepage Always two words.
HTML HTM html Always capitalise, except in code or when a file extension.
hypocrisy hypocrasy hypocrisey Begin with hypo- and end with -isy.
immediate and immediacy imediate Spell with a double m.
independent independant End with –ent rather than -ant.
instalment installment Spell with one l
itinerary itinery End with -erary.
JavaScript javascript Java Script One word but with the J and S capitalised.
Joomla! joomla, Joomla, Always capitalise and include the exclamation mark every time except in code.
joomla_root/ Use as the starting point to all references to directories within the core installation to avoid confusion with the web server or database root.
keyboard key board One word not two
licence and license Use licence as a noun for the permit you obtain to do something like hunt or drive, but use license when you mean it as a verb, to give permission to or allow someone to do something or for something to occur.
login, logon, logoff, and logout Noun always one word one “g” the act of logging into or out of a computer or Web site.
log in, log on, and log off log out Verb to go through the procedure of logging in to or out of a Web site for example
maintenance maintainence Spell with -ten- in the middle and end with -ance.
Mambot mambot Always capitalise when used for a Joomla! Extension. Remember from 1.5 this is replaced by Plugin.
Manager manager When referring to either the User level or a Manager screen (Poll Manager) it is capitalised.
manoeuvre maneuver Spell with -oeu- in the middle and -vre at end
Media Manager media manager Capitalise when referring to the Joomla! function.
Menu menu When referring to a specific menu in Joomla! always capitalise.
Menu Item menu item Two words and capitalise both when referring to the specific element within Joomla! but not when generally discussing any old menu items
metadata meta data One word
millennium Spell with a double l and a double n.
minuscule Spell with a u after the n.
misspell mispell Spell with a double s.
Module module Always capitalise when used for a Joomla! Extension.
multitasking multi-tasking multi tasking one word
MySQL mysql MYSQL
News Feed (Manager) newsfeed Newsfeed Always capitalise when referring to the Component within Joomla!, and always two words. Manager when included is always capitalised
necessary and necessity neccessary Spelled with one c and a double s.
occasion occassion Spell with a double c and a single s.
OK Ok, ok capitalise both letters
omission ommission Spell with one m and a double s.
online on-line on line One word
Open Source (OS) open source Capitalise the O and S.
original Spell with an i before and after the g.
overwrite over write over-write One word
password pass word One word
PHP php Always capitalise except when used as a file extension or in code
Poll (Manager) poll manager Always capitalise when referring to the Component in Joomla!.
platform
Plugin(s) One word, always capitalise when referring to the Extension.
possess and possession posess Spell with a double s before and after the e.
PostScript Post Script post-script One word. Capitalise P and S.
practice and practise Use practice as a noun when describing actually doing something rather than just discussing it or theories about it, as in “put your good manners into practice”. Use practise as the verb, “improving your skill by doing something over and over”.
presence presance End with -ence.
privilege privilage privildge Spell with -ege at the end.
proofread proof-read, proofed, proof read This applies to all derivatives as well, such as proofreader, proofreading, etc.
questionnaire questionare Spell with a double n and end with -aire.
really realy Spell with a double l in the middle.
receive recieve Use i before e except after c.
recommend and recommendation reccomend Spell with a single c and a double m.
restaurant restorant restaront Spell with -au- between the t and r.
rhythm writhm
secretary secratary secretery Use an e after the r and end with -ary.
Section section Always capitalise when referring to the specific element within Joomla! cms.
seize sieze Spell with the e before the i.
separate seperate Spell with -par- in the middle.
similar simalar simillar similer End with –lar rather than -ler.
skilful, skilfully, skilfulness skillfull Watch for variations as shown
software soft ware soft-ware One word
source code sourcecode Two words
style sheet stylesheet style-sheet Two words no hyphen
subdirectory sub-directory sub directory One word
subdocument sub-document sub document One word
success and successful sucess Spell with a double c and a double s.
sufficient suficient Use a double f in the middle and end with -cient.
Super Administrator super administrator Always capitalise when referring to the Joomla! User level.
surprise Spell with an r before and after the p.
tomorrow Spell with a single m and a double r.
toolbar tool bar tool-bar One word
twelfth twelth Spell with an f in the middle.
unfortunately Spell with -ately at the end.
until Use a single l at the end.
URL Url url Capitalise except when used in code.
User user When referring to a specific Joomla! User always capitalise first letter
vehicle Spell with -icle at the end.
Web web Capitalise except when using to refer to a spiders trap!
Web link Web Link weblink web-link Two words unhyphenated. Capitalise the words when discussing the Component variant - Web Link Manager.
Web site website Web Site web site As the World Wide Web is a proper noun, we use initial upper-case letter, in the same way as you do with your surname. This is a change. Site however is lower case.
weird wierd Spell with the e before the i
wilful willfull willful Only use a single l in the middle, and one at the end.
withhold withold Spell with a double h in the middle.
World Wide Web (WWW) Worldwide Web Capitalise, as it is a proper noun. Three separate words. Capitalise the abbreviation (except in URL’s)

This Words to Watch list was adapted from the Joomla! Editorial Style Guide v1.0.5 and is reproduced here for convenience.


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