Community Working Groups
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Producing a world-leading software product like Joomla requires the contribution of time and attention from a large number of different people. One of the issues we come across repeatedly is how to direct potential contributors to areas of the project where they can have the most rewarding and fun experience by being able to work on stuff that matters to them. The Community Working Groups idea is to provide the structures and community management necessary to create an online community that is enjoyable and rewarding to participate in, nurture and support online communities of users, provide support and information to users, and facilitate communication between users and the Production Working Groups. The Community Working Group will encourage groups of people to come together and help maintain the online community. Each of these teams will be led by one or more community members who will foster collaboration within the group and communicate on a regular basis with the Community Leadership Team (CLT).
There are over 100 members in the Community Working Group. See a list of current members here. This is a closed group, new members can only join upon invitation of a group leader.
Working groups will exist until the job they were set up to do has been completed. This means that some teams, like the Forum Working Group or Joomla! Extension Directory (JED) Team, will be permanent, while others will form and disband in the space of a single release cycle.
These working groups must follow our expected values of openness, inclusion and collaboration. They must follow the mission, vision and values of the Joomla project. Regular communication between the working group coordinators and the PLT is expected and it would be great if the teams could blog periodically so that the wider community can be kept in touch with progress.
Joomla Discussion Forums
The Joomla! Forum is a great place to get support for your Joomla! powered website. The forum rules contain the guidelines that allows our community to operate effectively and smoothly. As an end user of this support system you can help the moderators by using the 'report to moderator' link next to any post you feel violates the rules.
However, the best way you can assist the moderators, is by getting involved in our community and helping to enhance the support system we provide to the end users of our forums. Your contributions are greatly appreciated, not only by the Core Team, but by the thousands of users we support via our forums.
Here is a list of the Forum's Global Moderators.
Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED)
Joomla! Extension Directory - commonly called the JED.
Joomla Community Portal
Joomla! Community Showcase
A showcase of Joomla! Powered websites can be found here.
Joomla! User Groups (JUG) Team
The JUG Team is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers that donate hundreds of hours each month to support the Registered Joomla User Groups. Locate a Joomla! User Group near you.
Do want to start a Joomla! User Group, follow the checklist to be become a recognized Joomla! User Group.
Joomla! Demo Sites
Get a sneak peek of what Joomla! has to offer. Simply log into either the front-end or back-end of our Joomla! test site and see what all the fuss is about!
See the Joomla! Demo site to test drive the current Joomla! LTS Version 2.5 and STS Version 3.5.
[JoomlaCode.org JoomlaCode] is a resource for developers to build and manage Open Source software projects centered around Joomla! With JoomlaCode.org we aim to help build Open Source tools and extensions for the Joomla! user community by providing resources to help developers work together in an Open Source spirit.
Joomla! People Portal
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