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Find the profile that most accurately describes your role and you will find the documentation that you need more quickly.  These are the most frequent profiles...
 
Find the profile that most accurately describes your role and you will find the documentation that you need more quickly.  These are the most frequent profiles...
* [[Administrators]]
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* [[Web designers]]
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* [[Developers]]
 
* [[Developers]]
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{{Beginner profile}}
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* [[:Category:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]
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* [[:Category:Tips and tricks|Tips and tricks]]
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* [[Security Checklist|Joomla! Security Checklist]]
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* [[Vulnerable Extensions List]]
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* [[:Category:Top_Level|Browse all categories]]
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* [[JDOC:Wiki policy|Wiki policy]]
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* Joomla! 1.5 [http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/technical-requirements.html Technical Requirements], [http://help.joomla.org/content/category/48/268/302/ Installation Manual] and [[Upgrade Instructions]].
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If you have only recently starting working with Joomla you will probably have experienced the pain of learning a new system. New terminology, new ways of doing things, perhaps even the web itself may be new to you. Then let these guides relieve some of that pain.
* [[:Category:Security Checklist|Joomla! Security Checklist]] and [[Vulnerable Extensions List]]
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* [[:Category:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]
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* [[Getting Started with Joomla!]] {{JVer|2.5}}
* [[:Category:Tips and tricks|Tips and tricks]]
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* [[Getting Started with Joomla! 1.5]] {{JVer|1.5}}
* [[:Category:Templates|Templates]]
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* [[Framework|Joomla! Framework API Reference]].  See also [[API15:Framework|API 1.5]] {{JVer|1.5}} and [[API16:Framework|API 1.6]] {{JVer|1.6}}
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You should only register if you want to make changes to the information contained here.  Also note that registration on this wiki is entirely separate from registration on our other sites, such as the [http://forum.joomla.org forum].
 
You should only register if you want to make changes to the information contained here.  Also note that registration on this wiki is entirely separate from registration on our other sites, such as the [http://forum.joomla.org forum].
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<div style="border-bottom:1px solid abd5f5; background-color:#d0e5f5; padding:0.2em 0.5em 0.2em 0.5em; font-size:110%; font-weight:bold;">The path to Joomla 1.6</div>
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{{JVer|1.6}} Joomla 1.6 is currently in the beta test stage so we are getting closer to General Availability, but we need your help to finish itIf you are a developer then please look in the [[:Category:Dev cookie jar|development cookie jar]] for a list of tasks we need help with. If you see something that takes your fancy then follow the instructions to claim the task and start working on it. You can see a summary of overall progress on the [[Joomla! 1.6 Development Status|development status page]].
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With Joomla 2.5 safely released the focus of development is shifting to 3.0, currently scheduled for release in September 2012This will be the first of a new series (3.0/3.1/3.5) and maintaining backwards compatibility with 2.5 will not be required.
  
You can also see [[what's new in Joomla 1.6]].
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*[[Joomla 3.0 FAQ|Joomla 3.0 FAQs]]
 
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The Joomla Student Outreach Program (JSOP) is available for students to get involved with many aspects of the Joomla project.
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The Joomla Platform is available.  Development will be time-based with roughly a three-month release cycle.
 
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* {{JVer|11.1}} [[Platform/11.1|Joomla Platform API Reference]]
Please see the announcements [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1166-student-applications-for-jsop-are-now-open.html here] and [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1183-introducing-the-joomla-student-outreach-program-projects-and-students.html here].
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* {{JVer|11.1}} [https://github.com/joomla/joomla-platform Joomla Platform on Github]
 
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* {{JVer|11.1}} [[Potential_backward_compatibility_issues_in_Joomla_1.7_and_Joomla_Platform_11.1 | Backward Compatibility Tracking]]
There is also some information on [[Joomla! Student Outreach Program Project Ideas]].
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You don't need to join the [[Documentation Working Group]] to help us improve the documentation.  Just [[Special:UserLogin|register]] on this wiki and get started.  Feel free to fix any errors you find; take a look in the [[Cookie jar]]; or consider helping out in one of our mini-projects...
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* [[Joomla Installation|Installation]]
 
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No documentation events currently scheduled.
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* [[Migrating from Joomla 1.5 to Joomla 2.5]]
These past events involved the Joomla! documentation effort in some form or another.
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* [[:Category:Version {{CurrentLTSVer}} FAQ|Version {{CurrentLTSVer}} FAQ]]
;[[Pizza Bugs and Fun 2]] - 21/22 & 28/29 June 2008
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* [http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/technical-requirements.html Technical Requirements]
:Second PBF event, plus a second Doc Camp event, equals the first Joomla! Bazaar.
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;[[Google Highly Open Participation Contest]] - November 2007 to February 2008
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:Hugely successful event for high school and secondary school students. Many documentation tasks were completed.
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:The main responsibility of the Development Team is taking care of the development of the Joomla! application framework and the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS). Besides the development of the Joomla! codebase the Development Working Group defines the Joomla! roadmap strategy, creating (architectural) designs for major and minor versions and of course taking care of bug and security fixes in maintenance versions.
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: The [[Documentation Working Group | Documentation Team]] is responsible for user and developer documentation, help screens and other tasks. If you are looking for a way to help the documentation effort, then please take a look in the [[cookie jar]] where we have a list of small(-ish) tasks that you can pick up when you have a bit of time and can be completed without too much effort.
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:The Community Working Group is responsible for maintaining a productive, jovial forum for efficient, open communication between everyone involved in the project.
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Revision as of 07:19, 16 October 2012

Joomla! Official Documentation

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Getting started

If you have only recently starting working with Joomla you will probably have experienced the pain of learning a new system. New terminology, new ways of doing things, perhaps even the web itself may be new to you. Then let these guides relieve some of that pain.

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You should only register if you want to make changes to the information contained here. Also note that registration on this wiki is entirely separate from registration on our other sites, such as the forum.

Coming soon

With Joomla 2.5 safely released the focus of development is shifting to 3.0, currently scheduled for release in September 2012. This will be the first of a new series (3.0/3.1/3.5) and maintaining backwards compatibility with 2.5 will not be required.

Joomla Platform

The Joomla Platform is available. Development will be time-based with roughly a three-month release cycle.

Quick links for Administrators
Joomla 2.5 Joomla! 2.5

Joomla! 2.5 is the current LTS version. The previous LTS version, Joomla 1.5, is still widely used and will be supported with security fixes only until September 2012.

For more information see the Joomla 2.5 category page.

Quick links for Developers
Joomla 3.3 Joomla! 3.3

Joomla 3.3 was the last STS version prior to Joomla 2.5. Support for Joomla 3.3 ended on 24 February 2012.

For more information see the Joomla 3.3 category page.

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Documentation Projects

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Joomla! Beginners Tutorial Project
The aim of the Beginners Tutorial Project is to construct useful, easy to follow Tutorials aimed at Joomla! Beginners. Topics will include helpful 'how to's' for the benefit of those new to Joomla!
Joomla! Developer Tutorials Project
This project is aimed at creating consistent, easy-to-follow Tutorials for Joomla! Extension Developers, written by Joomla! Developers.
Joomla! Help Screens Project
This project focuses on the administrator Joomla! 2.5 Help screens and Joomla! 3.3 Help screens. Unless a Joomla! Installation is modified, all core component Help screens are being served from this wiki. The summary status of each Joomla! Help screen can be found in the previous links.


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