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General Information

The Platform has been merged back in to the Joomla! CMS, and the Joomla! Framework has taken it's place as the standalone application framework for Joomla! applications. This repo is no longer accepting contributions or pull requests.
Please determine if your PR should go to the CMS or the Framework, and submit accordingly. In order to determine where it should go, take a look at the code in the framework src/Joomla folder. If you can find an equivilent section of code there, submit it to the Framework. If not, then submit to the CMS.

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The Joomla Platform is a platform for writing Web and command line applications in PHP. It is free and open source software, distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

Since 2011, the Joomla! project was split up and the Platform is now being developed as a separate project. The Joomla Content Management System (CMS) is now built on top of the Joomla Platform.

You can download the platform at

Platform Basics

Documentation is in three main places,, the docs folder at github and this wiki. All of these are works in progress and your contributions to improving them are welcome.

The Joomla! CMS provides a major set of examples of using the Joomla! Platform, but there are numerous other examples available.


Simple Examples

More Complex Examples

These are not code examples, just examples in the real world.