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Help with Joomla! 1.7
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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 this guide relieve some of that pain.
Further information about Joomla! 1.7
Joomla! 1.7 is the current version of Joomla but is only a minor upgrade from Joomla 1.6. Consequently, most of the resources that describe Joomla 1.6 will also apply to Joomla 1.7. Here is a selection that will help you get started.
For more information see the Joomla 1.7 category page.