Draft: This page shows the content for the readme.txt file to be distributed inside Joomla! 1.6 full packs
1- What is this?
- This is a Joomla installation/upgrade file for version 1.6.x
2- What is Joomla?
- Joomla it's a content management system (CMS).
- It's a free and OpenSource software, distributed by the GNU General Public License version 2 or later
- This is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and MySQL to run it. More details here: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html
- See Features Overview - http://www.joomla.org/core-features.html
- Try out our online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/
3- Is Joomla for you?
4- How to Find a Joomla! Translation?
- The Translations Working Group maintains a repository of accredited language packs: http://community.joomla.org/translations.html
5- Learn Joomla!
- Read Getting Started with Joomla to find out the basics: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/getting-started.html
- Before install, read the beginners guide: http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners
6- What are the limits of Joomla?
- Joomla sites can be extended in functionalities with extensions that you can create to suite your needs
- There are lots of ready made extensions that you can download.
See Joomla Extensions Directory (JED): http://extensions.joomla.org/
7- Is it easy to change the layout display?
- The layout its controlled by templates that you can edit.
- Joomla Template Tutorial - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_1.5_Template_Tutorial
- There are lots of ready made templates that you can download
See the Joomla Templates Directory: http:// templates .joomla.org/
8- Ready to install Joomla?
- See minimum requirements here: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/technical-requirements.html
- You should start your Joomla experience building your site at a local test server (and yes, you could move it later to an online hosting site) See the URL: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/ .... first-install.html
9- Updates are free!
- Always use the latest version: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
10- Where can you get support and help?
- Find help and other users. - http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/create-and-share.html
- Joomla Resources Directory (JRD) - http://resources.joomla.org/tos.html
- Feel free to post questions at our forums: http://forum.joomla.org
11- Already have a site but its not built with Joomla 1.6 ?
Move to the 1.6 experience [Tag line for 1.6 here!]
- Joomla! 1.6 Overview - http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/4483-joomla-15-overview.html
- What are the main differences from 1.5 to 1.6? []
- Migrating from 1.5.x to 1.6? Tutorial: []
- How to migrate a static HTMl site to Joomla 1.6
- Convert an existing Web site to Joomla - http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_Convert_an_existing_Web_site_to_a_Joomla!_Web_site
Get Involved! Joomla its a community developed software, not owned by a corporation.
Join the Joomla community at http://www.joomla.org
Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see License at []
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