Version 1.6. Readme
Draft: This page shows the content for the readme.txt file to be distributed inside every Joomla! 1.6 packs
1- What is this?
- This is a Joomla! installation/upgrade file for version 1.6.x
- Joomla! Official site: http://www.joomla.org
- Joomla 1.6 version history - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_version_history
- Detailed changes in the Changelog: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=/development/trunk/administrator/&view=log
2- What is Joomla?
- Joomla it's a Content Management System (CMS), a software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site.
- It's a free and OpenSource software, distributed under 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:
- See Features Overview - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Core_Features (as in http://www.joomla.org/core-features.html)
- Try out our online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/ (needs a new link to 1.6 demo)
3- Is Joomla for you?
- Joomla its the right solution for any content web project: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Is_it_for-me%3F
Part is already here http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/
4- How to Find a Joomla! Translation?
- Joomla speak your language: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_and_languages/translations
- Repository of accredited language packs:
5- Learn Joomla!
- Read Getting Started with Joomla to find out the basics: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Getting_Started (as in http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/getting-started.html
- Before installing, read the beginners guide: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Beginners (as in http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners )
- Joomla! 1.6 User Manual: http://docs.joomla.org/Manual_1_6
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 and install.
- See the 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_1.6_Template_Tutorial (as in http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla!_1.5_Template_Tutorial )
- There are lots of ready made templates that you can download.
8- Ready to install Joomla?
- See minimum requirements here: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_technical_requirements (as in http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/technical-requirements.html)
- How do you install Joomla! 1.6? - http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_install_Joomla%21_1.6%3F (as in http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_install_Joomla%21_1.5%3F )
- Start your Joomla experience building your site with a local test server.
When ready it can be moved to an on-line hosting account of your choice. See the tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Joomla_Local_install
9- Updates are free!
- Always use the latest version: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
10- Where can you get support and help?
- FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: http://docs.joomla.org/Category:FAQ
- Find the information you need: http://docs.joomla.org/Start_here
- Find help and other users: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/create-and-share.html
- Post questions at our forums: http://forum.joomla.org
- Joomla Resources Directory (JRD): http://resources.joomla.org/tos.html
11- Already have a site but its not built with Joomla 1.6 ?
- Move to the 1.6 experience (Promo Tag line for 1.6 here!)
- Joomla! 1.6 Overview: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Overview ( as in http://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/4483-joomla-15-overview.html
- What are the main differences from 1.5 to 1.6? Table of contents: http://docs.joomla.org/Differences_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_1.6
- How to migrate from 1.5.x to 1.6? Tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_1.6
- Upgrade Instructions: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrade_Instructions
- Convert an existing Web site to Joomla - http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_Convert_an_existing_Web_site_to_a_Joomla!_Web_site
12- Do you want to improve Joomla?
- How do you request a feature? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_request_a_feature%3F
- How do you report a bug? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_report_a_bug%3F
- Get Involved: Joomla! its a community developed software. Join the community at http://www.joomla.org
- Are you a Developer? http://docs.joomla.org/Developers
- Are you a Web designer? http://docs.joomla.org/Web_designers
- Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
- Credits: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Credits (this will include links for all credits)
- Distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later
- See Licenses details at http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Licenses
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