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Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!

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Welcome to Joomla!, a leading open-source Content Management System (or "CMS") platform.

This was originally here. This is its new home.

You want to install joomla, now!. Please follow the available documentation for the installation process: Manual_version_0.5

Let's make a quick review of the installation instructions provided:

  • Requirements
  • Download Joomla!
  • Upload files and create database
  • Install (Web or Manually)
  • Known Issues

After follow the steps described above, you will probably have a functional Joomla! site, what's next?, made it your own site by custom features:

  • Check security
  • Look for 3rd party extensions for Joomla
  • Subscribe to the security forums

As a general rule, minimize 3rd party software, please look first in the 3rd party black list

Now, with basic security enabled, the minimum 3rd party modules activated, is time to plane your support plan, yeah!

  • Backup, BACKUP, BACKUP
  • Implement a offline version of your site for testing
  • Perfom statistics of your site, and keep an eye in logs