Summer of Code 2008 Project Ideas

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This page contains a list of project proposal ideas from the Joomla! Project (community members). The mentoring organization has written down a non-exhaustive list of project ideas to guide the students into selecting a suitable idea.

This list will be updated on a regular basis. Feel free to post any other ideas into into the Google Summer of Code 2008 Forum Area or use the Google Summer of Code mail list (don't forget to register in the forum and list before you post).

We would kindly ask you not to add new projects here unless you are one of the project mentors. Please discuss these on the list/forum mentioned above.



Code 01000 Article Versioning
Code 01010 Multi-site implementation
Code 01020 Whiteboard component
Code 01030 Image Manager improvements
Code 01040 Create a forms component/extension
Code 01050 Export and Import Tools
Code 01060 Searching Improvements
Code 01070 Tagging for various content-types
Code 01080 User Registration and Management

Libraries/Framework related

Code 02000 MultiDB support
Code 02010 Create an PHP API for using mootools.


Code 03000
Code 03010


Code 04000 Deploy Triplify for Joomla! v 1.5, Semantic Web
Code 04010 Semantic Web: Linked Data

Unit testing

Code 05000 Improve Unit Test Coverage
Code 05010 Create Web-Based Unit Test Runner


Code 06000 Comments; threaded and not threaded, support for various content-types, not just articles
Code 06010 SEF URL Plugins
Code 06020 Create a plugin for TinyMCE that makes it easy for end users to choose which add-ons they want

Inter-Project Projects

Code 08001  CiviCRM integration: Allow organizational updating from Joomla! front end
Code 08002  CiviCRM integration: Develop a suite of front end extensions for CiviCRM data
Code 08003  CiviCRM features: Develop a CiviSync module that can run scheduled data sync operations between external data sources
Code 08004  CiviCRM features: Develop a generic CMS integration web service API for CiviCRM and have Joomla! use it
Code 08005  CiviCRM features: Modify the import feature in CiviCRM so that it can accept any field from any module in the import
Code 08006  CiviCRM look and feel: Give some of Joomla!'s great attention to UI design and layout to CiviCRM


Code 07000 Multi-lingual support
Code 09001 Transliteration of aliases for SEF urls


Code 07010 Error Page Handling
Code 07020 Data Portability
Code 07030 Facebook Integration
Code 07040 Create an download extension for Joomla! 
Code 07050 Create an extension to register Joomla! tasks/projects
Code 07060 One-click upgrade for Joomla!