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Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!
As someone who has not used Joomla! before, you need to know how to get started. Maybe you have a friend or a neighbour who uses Joomla! and you want a Joomla! web site of your very own. Maybe you have a small business or a club or a community that needs a web presence, and you want to use Joomla! for that purpose. Maybe you are a seasoned Information Technology professional, but you have never Joomla! before. If so, you are just starting a very enjoyable journey and we warmly welcome you to Joomla!
The path to Joomla 1.6
We are getting close to the release of Joomla 1.6, but we need your help to finish it. If you are a developer then please look in the 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 development status page.
Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2010
Too young for GSoC? Then watch this space for details of GHOP 2010.
We're beginning to ramp up preparations for this year's contest. Further details will be placed on the GHOP page when we have them.
Helping with the documentation effort
You don't need to join the Documentation Working Group to help us improve the documentation. Just 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...
- 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! 3.1 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.
- API Reference Project
- The aim of the API Reference Project is to construct a useful reference manual on the Joomla 1.5 (and later) Framework API which will complement, rather than replace, the automatically generated material on http://api.joomla.org. The starting point for the API Reference is the Framework page which lists all of the classes in the Framework API.
No documentation events currently scheduled.
These past events involved the Joomla! documentation effort in some form or another.
- Pizza Bugs and Fun 2 - 21/22 & 28/29 June 2008
- Second PBF event, plus a second Doc Camp event, equals the first Joomla! Bazaar.
- Google Highly Open Participation Contest - November 2007 to February 2008
- Hugely successful event for high school and secondary school students. Many documentation tasks were completed.
- Doc Camp 1 - 19-21 January 2008
- The first ever Doc Camp event took place online and in Vancouver, Canada and Brussels, Belgium.
Joomla! Working Groups
- The Joomla! Project is organized into two large working groups: Production and Community.
- Production Working Group
The Production Working Group manages all aspects of production of the Joomla! CMS and Framework.It is made of up several large teams.
- 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.
- The development team holds two teams: the Development Team and the Bug Squad. The teams have separate responsibilities, but together they form the development force of the Joomla! project. Please check the Development Team category page for a full overview of all available pages.
- The Production Working Group is also responsible for special initiatives such as student programs.
- The 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.
- The Translation Team is responsible for managing Joomla! internationalisation and localisation. Here you will find information on how you can set up translations, how this team is organised, standards to use and so on.
- Community Working Group
- The Sites and Infrastructure Working Group is responsible for maintaining a productive, jovial forum for efficient, open communication between everyone involved in the project.
- Some of the teams that make up the Community Working Group are those that manage the Joomla! Forum, the Extensions Directory, the Resources Directory, the Site Showcase, the Community website, Joomla Connect, and Joomla! User Groups.
Most popular pages
Other items of interest
- Joomla! User Groups
- Why not join a local Joomla User Group (JUG)? Find out more in the JUG Resource Centre
- Legacy documentation
- Documentation for the Joomla! 1.0.x series can be found on the old help site.
- Finding stuff on this wiki
- Pages in this wiki are organised into a hierarchy of categories. Explore the categories by starting at the top level or look at the complete list of categories.
- You can also enter a simple search term in the search box on the left of each page.