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This file its considered a complement of Joomla! Extensions Directory [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos| Terms of Service](TOS) for extensions developers.
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This page complements the [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos Terms of Service (TOS)] for extensions developers.
  
Inclusion in the Joomla! Extensions Directory is a privilege, not a right and is at the sole discretion of the Joomla! Extensions Directory team and Open Source Matters. Any listing can be removed at any time at the discretion of the Joomla! Extensions Directory team without notice.
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Inclusion in the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) is a privilege, not a right. Inclusion is at the sole discretion of the JED team and the Community Leadership Team (CLT).  
  
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A listing can be removed at any time at the discretion of the JED team without notice.
  
 
==Your files==
 
==Your files==
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* [[Extensions_GPL_notices|Extensions GPL notices]]
 
* [[Extensions_GPL_notices|Extensions GPL notices]]
 
* [[Components:xml_installfile|Components:xml installfile]]
 
* [[Components:xml_installfile|Components:xml installfile]]
* [[Manifest_files|Joomla! 1.6 Manifest Files]]
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* [[Manifest_files|Joomla! Manifest Files]]
 
* [[Setting_up_your_workstation_for_extension_development|Setting up your workstation for extension development]]
 
* [[Setting_up_your_workstation_for_extension_development|Setting up your workstation for extension development]]
  
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* [[Extensions_GPL_notices|Extensions GPL notices]]
 
* [[Extensions_GPL_notices|Extensions GPL notices]]
 
* [[JED_Entries_License_Checklist|JED Entries License Checklist]]
 
* [[JED_Entries_License_Checklist|JED Entries License Checklist]]
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====Can I submit non-GPL licensed extensions?====
 
====Can I submit non-GPL licensed extensions?====
No. Begining March 1st 2009, only Joomla! extensions licensed under the GNU GPL will be accepted into the JED. Read this blog post for more information - http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/636-jed-to-be-gpl-only-by-july-2009.html
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No. Since March 1st 2009, only Joomla! extensions licensed under the GNU GPL will be accepted into the JED. Read this [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/636-jed-to-be-gpl-only-by-july-2009.html blog post for more information]
  
 
===Free or commercial?===
 
===Free or commercial?===
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* See how we can help you distributing your file [[Extensions_distribution|Extensions distribution]]
 
* See how we can help you distributing your file [[Extensions_distribution|Extensions distribution]]
  
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===Extensions Security===
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* Tutorial: [[Securing Joomla extensions]]
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* FAQ: [[Security_and_Performance_FAQs#Joomla.21_Extensions|Security and Performance FAQs - Extensions Security]]
  
 
==Your actions==
 
==Your actions==
 
===Submiting files===
 
===Submiting files===
 
* Tutorial: [[How_do_you_list_your_extension_in_the_extensions_site%3F|How do you list your extension in the extensions site?]]
 
* Tutorial: [[How_do_you_list_your_extension_in_the_extensions_site%3F|How do you list your extension in the extensions site?]]
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====Extensions compatibility====
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'''Joomla! 1.0 compatible extensions''' - Since March 31st 2009, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.0 compatible-only extensions.
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* Read the [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/629-jed-will-phase-out-joomla-10-extensions-in-june-2009.html announcement]
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'''Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7 compatible extensions''' - Since April 1st, 2012, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7 compatible-only extensions.
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* Read the [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/1566-the-jed-and-version-support.html announcement]
  
 
====Submission Checklists====
 
====Submission Checklists====
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* Step C - [[JED_Entries_License_Checklist|License Checklist]]
 
* Step C - [[JED_Entries_License_Checklist|License Checklist]]
 
* Step D - [[JED_Entries_Installation_and_Functionality_Checklist|Installation and Functionality Checklist]]
 
* Step D - [[JED_Entries_Installation_and_Functionality_Checklist|Installation and Functionality Checklist]]
 
====Can I submit Joomla! 1.0 compatible extensions?====
 
Begining March 31st 2009, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.0 compatible-only extensions. However, it is perfectly OK if your extension is compatible with Joomla! 1.0 and Joomla! 1.5.
 
* Read the announcement http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/629-jed-will-phase-out-joomla-10-extensions-in-june-2009.html.
 
  
 
====How can I help to speed up my extension's approval time?====
 
====How can I help to speed up my extension's approval time?====
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# has valid links: [http://docs.joomla.org/Extensions_distribution see how we can help in distribution].
 
# has valid links: [http://docs.joomla.org/Extensions_distribution see how we can help in distribution].
 
# is downloadable by front-end/public/registered or guest user.
 
# is downloadable by front-end/public/registered or guest user.
# is installable on Joomla! unless your submission is for Tools category.
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# use the JEDChecker tool to find common submission errors: [http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/tools/development-tools/21336 JEDChecker]
# is installable without error (please test it in different environments).
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# is installs on Joomla! unless your submission is for Tools category.
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# is installs and un-installs without error (please test it in different environments).
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# has all versions marked attached to listing
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# is compatible with the current supported Joomla! version
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# you do not impose additional restrictions on the usage, distribution or modification of the extension
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# does not require any type of 'key' to function (if you use a support/update key that calls home, it must be disabled by default - we highly recommend using the core Joomla updater released from version 1.6+ to avoid any issues)
  
 
===Voting===
 
===Voting===
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* those considered direct competition
 
* those considered direct competition
 
* your own files
 
* your own files
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* if you have been suspended previously for fraudulent voting
 
This applies also to people directly related to you: family, colleagues,  employees and partners.
 
This applies also to people directly related to you: family, colleagues,  employees and partners.
  
 
===Promoting===
 
===Promoting===
 
* Soliciting reviews and votes: Extensions may only solicit votes and/or reviews in the manner defined in the TOS
 
* Soliciting reviews and votes: Extensions may only solicit votes and/or reviews in the manner defined in the TOS
 
  
 
==Users actions on your entries==
 
==Users actions on your entries==
 
===Reviewers===
 
===Reviewers===
====How can I as a developer get in contact with this particular reviewer?====
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====How can I, as a developer, get in contact with this particular reviewer?====
 
You can´t. Identity of JED users will never be revealed. What we can do is to invite a user to contact developer when developer wants to help out with an issue raised in reviews. Developer should then provide us with contact details, and then we will provide this information to the user.
 
You can´t. Identity of JED users will never be revealed. What we can do is to invite a user to contact developer when developer wants to help out with an issue raised in reviews. Developer should then provide us with contact details, and then we will provide this information to the user.
  
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==JED Categorization==
 
==JED Categorization==
 
===Can I suggest some changes to categorization?===
 
===Can I suggest some changes to categorization?===
Categories in JED is constantly evolving to cope with the increasing amount of extensions. We strive to provide a good categorization to fit all extensions listed in JED. If you feel that an extension deserved to be in another existing or new category, please use the "Report This" button and let us know about your suggestion. You can also post your feedback to our forum.
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Categories in JED is constantly evolving to cope with the increasing amount of extensions. We strive to provide a good categorization to fit all extensions listed in JED. If you feel that an extension deserved to be in another existing or new category, please use the "Report This" button and let us know about your suggestion. You can also open a support ticket.
  
 
===Which category should I publish my extension?===
 
===Which category should I publish my extension?===
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===Can I request an Extension Specific Category?===
 
===Can I request an Extension Specific Category?===
Extension specific categories can be requested by a developer but are created at the sole discretion of the Joomla! Extensions Directory team and Open Source Matters.
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Extension specific categories can be requested by a developer but are created at the sole discretion of the Joomla! Extensions Directory team and the CLT.
In general, extension specific categories are created when there are 5 or more extension specific listings for a specific extension created by a developer other than the one who made the main extension.
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In general, extension specific categories are created when there are 5 or more published extension-specific listings for a parent extension created by developers. To request an extension-specific category, open a [http://extensions.joomla.org/component/maqmahelpdesk/ Support Ticket] and provide a link to the listings that would go into the new category.  
Developers cannot list any extension specific listing for any of their own extensions. However, developers are welcome to create extension specific listings for other extensions.
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Developers are welcome to create extension specific listings for other extensions.
 
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==Directory Rules==
 
==Directory Rules==
Joomla! Extensions Directory  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos| Terms of Service](TOS)
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Joomla! Extensions Directory  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos Terms of Service (TOS)]
 
===Trademarks===
 
===Trademarks===
 
====Joomla! Trademark====
 
====Joomla! Trademark====
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* Name conflicts
 
* Name conflicts
  
===Security===
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===Security Problems===
* List: [[Vulnerable_Extensions_List|Vulnerable Extensions List]]
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When an extension its confirmed insecure it is unpublished from JED and listed at VEL (Vulnerable Extensions List)
 
* FAQ: [[How_do_you_choose_secure_extensions%3F|How do you choose secure extensions?]]
 
* FAQ: [[How_do_you_choose_secure_extensions%3F|How do you choose secure extensions?]]
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* FAQ: [[Why_does_the_Extensions_site_include_insecure_extensions%3F|Why does the Extensions site include insecure extensions?]]
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* [http://community.joomla.org/blogs/community/1111-the-vel-reporting-procedure-explained.html The Vulnerable Extension List procedure explained]
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** Vulnerable Extensions List: [http://vel.joomla.org]
  
 
===Names and Alias===
 
===Names and Alias===
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===Forked extensions===
 
===Forked extensions===
 
We support the original project developer whenever possible to maintain the integrity of the listings and also support developers who are building and innovating on the Joomla platform. To have a forked project listed in the JED it must meet additional requirements over original extension
 
We support the original project developer whenever possible to maintain the integrity of the listings and also support developers who are building and innovating on the Joomla platform. To have a forked project listed in the JED it must meet additional requirements over original extension
* FAQ - [[Forked_Extensions|Forked Extensions]]
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* FAQ: [[Forked_Extensions|Forked Extensions]]
 
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==JED Editors actions==
 
==JED Editors actions==
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===Unpublishing===
 
===Unpublishing===
When an entry its unpublished a short note its displayed in the public page. An email is sent to the developer. You can contact with JED team by email to solve issues and get your extension republished.
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When an entry is unpublished, a note is displayed on the public page and an email is sent to the developer. You can contact the JED team via the [http://extensions.joomla.org/component/maqmahelpdesk/ Ticket Support System] to solve issues and get your extension republished.
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See [http://extensions.joomla.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=53 Description of Unpublish Reason Codes (UR Codes)] for more information on how to solve issues with your listing.
  
 
===Violations ans Suspensions===
 
===Violations ans Suspensions===
See Terms of Service  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos| TOS, J- Violations]
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See Terms of Service  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos TOS, J- Violations]
 
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==JED Team Contact==
 
==JED Team Contact==
* Forum to discuss issues  [http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=262 |JED Forum]
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* Forum to discuss general issues  [[jforum:262|JED Forum]]
* E-mail contact  team@extensions.joomla.orgThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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* [http://extensions.joomla.org/component/maqmahelpdesk/ Ticket Support System] for listings (the JED does not handle listing support through email, only through our ticket support system)
 
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
* Directory TOS:  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos| Terms of Service](TOS)
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* Directory TOS:  [http://extensions.joomla.org/tos Terms of Service (TOS)]
 
* GPL FAQ for extensions: [[Extensions_and_GPL|Extensions and GPL]]
 
* GPL FAQ for extensions: [[Extensions_and_GPL|Extensions and GPL]]
 
* See more FAQs: [[Category:JED|JED additional Faq]]
 
* See more FAQs: [[Category:JED|JED additional Faq]]
 
* Help: http://extensions.joomla.org/help2
 
* Help: http://extensions.joomla.org/help2
 
 
  
 
[[Category:JED]]
 
[[Category:JED]]

Latest revision as of 11:02, 29 May 2014

This page complements the Terms of Service (TOS) for extensions developers.

Inclusion in the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED) is a privilege, not a right. Inclusion is at the sole discretion of the JED team and the Community Leadership Team (CLT).

A listing can be removed at any time at the discretion of the JED team without notice.

Contents

Your files

Coding

Licensing

Can I submit non-GPL licensed extensions?

No. Since March 1st 2009, only Joomla! extensions licensed under the GNU GPL will be accepted into the JED. Read this blog post for more information

Free or commercial?

Naming

Packing

Distribution

Its important to have your files always a available to download

Extensions Security

Your actions

Submiting files

Extensions compatibility

Joomla! 1.0 compatible extensions - Since March 31st 2009, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.0 compatible-only extensions.

Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7 compatible extensions - Since April 1st, 2012, JED no longer accepts Joomla! 1.5/1.6/1.7 compatible-only extensions.

Submission Checklists

Your submission will be reviewed in a 4 steps process. Before you submit a file to JED you should also take the same steps to avoid delays in publishing:

How can I help to speed up my extension's approval time?

There are several ways you can help the extension submission process go faster and smoother. As you may know, the Joomla! Extension Directory is supported by volunteers and it takes time to go through all the extensions. You can help to speed up the approval process by making sure your extension:

  1. uses GPL license and include proper notices.
  2. follows Joomla's Logo and Brand guidelines.
  3. has permission to use Joomla trademark if your extension or site uses Joomla!'s trademark.
  4. if using Joomla word, its an approved name: see Form for name request .
  5. does not conflict with other extension names Extensions name FAQ
  6. has valid links: see how we can help in distribution.
  7. is downloadable by front-end/public/registered or guest user.
  8. use the JEDChecker tool to find common submission errors: JEDChecker
  9. is installs on Joomla! unless your submission is for Tools category.
  10. is installs and un-installs without error (please test it in different environments).
  11. has all versions marked attached to listing
  12. is compatible with the current supported Joomla! version
  13. you do not impose additional restrictions on the usage, distribution or modification of the extension
  14. does not require any type of 'key' to function (if you use a support/update key that calls home, it must be disabled by default - we highly recommend using the core Joomla updater released from version 1.6+ to avoid any issues)

Voting

You are not allowed to vote for extensions:

  • on same category as your files
  • those considered direct competition
  • your own files
  • if you have been suspended previously for fraudulent voting

This applies also to people directly related to you: family, colleagues, employees and partners.

Promoting

  • Soliciting reviews and votes: Extensions may only solicit votes and/or reviews in the manner defined in the TOS

Users actions on your entries

Reviewers

How can I, as a developer, get in contact with this particular reviewer?

You can´t. Identity of JED users will never be revealed. What we can do is to invite a user to contact developer when developer wants to help out with an issue raised in reviews. Developer should then provide us with contact details, and then we will provide this information to the user.


JED Categorization

Can I suggest some changes to categorization?

Categories in JED is constantly evolving to cope with the increasing amount of extensions. We strive to provide a good categorization to fit all extensions listed in JED. If you feel that an extension deserved to be in another existing or new category, please use the "Report This" button and let us know about your suggestion. You can also open a support ticket.

Which category should I publish my extension?

If you are unsure where to publish your extension, a good starting point would be to look at other related extensions and find where they are listed.

Can I submit multiple listings at different categories for the same extension?

No. You are allowed to list your extension once in a category in JED.

Can I have my extensions listed at different categories?

No. Extensions can be listed in one category only.

What should I do if my extension is suitable to be listed in multiple categories?

We suggest that you use the Description field in your extension listing to communicate the suitability of your extension in other areas.

Can I request an Extension Specific Category?

Extension specific categories can be requested by a developer but are created at the sole discretion of the Joomla! Extensions Directory team and the CLT. In general, extension specific categories are created when there are 5 or more published extension-specific listings for a parent extension created by developers. To request an extension-specific category, open a Support Ticket and provide a link to the listings that would go into the new category. Developers are welcome to create extension specific listings for other extensions.

Directory Rules

Joomla! Extensions Directory Terms of Service (TOS)

Trademarks

Joomla! Trademark

The Joomla! name and logos are registered trademarks in the United States and elsewhere held by Open Source Matters. Permission, from OSM, to use these trademarks is usually required and is only granted subject to specific rules Trademarks Trademark Checklist

3rd party trademarks

  • Protecting trademarks
  • Name conflicts

Security Problems

When an extension its confirmed insecure it is unpublished from JED and listed at VEL (Vulnerable Extensions List)

Names and Alias

Each entry gets its own ID. A name alias will be created for that entry

Forked extensions

We support the original project developer whenever possible to maintain the integrity of the listings and also support developers who are building and innovating on the Joomla platform. To have a forked project listed in the JED it must meet additional requirements over original extension

JED Editors actions

Rejecting

Unpublishing

When an entry is unpublished, a note is displayed on the public page and an email is sent to the developer. You can contact the JED team via the Ticket Support System to solve issues and get your extension republished.

See Description of Unpublish Reason Codes (UR Codes) for more information on how to solve issues with your listing.

Violations ans Suspensions

See Terms of Service TOS, J- Violations

JED Team Contact

  • Forum to discuss general issues JED Forum
  • Ticket Support System for listings (the JED does not handle listing support through email, only through our ticket support system)

Additional reading