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We're beginning to ramp up preparations for this year's contest.  Further details will be placed on the [[GHOP]] page when we have them.
We're beginning to ramp up preparations for this year's contest.  Further details will be placed on the [[GHOP]] page when we have them.
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The 2010 edition of the Google Summer of Code has been announced, and we are setting the groundwork to submit our application to participate again this year. Joomla! has participated 5 times in the Google Summer of Code and has benefited greatly by the continued support that Google offers to the FOSS world through this program. One of the best benefits for Joomla! has been the retention of students as contributors to the project long after the program ends. A lot of great work has been accomplished that has not only been of benefit for the core code base, but also extensions that have been produced and the innovation the Google Summer of Code work has inspired, every single year we have participated. Joomla! at this time is one of the most successful open source projects in its class with downloads now exceeding 15 million, and the Google Summer of Code has been integral to that success.
* For more information read the announcement here: [|]
* Share your ideas on the [[Summer of Code 2010 Project Ideas]] list.

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but if you are none of the above then there are

Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!

As someone who has not used Joomla! before, you need to know how to get started. Maybe you have a friend or a neighbour who uses Joomla! and you want a Joomla! web site of your very own. Maybe you have a small business or a club or a community that needs a web presence, and you want to use Joomla! for that purpose. Maybe you are a seasoned Information Technology professional, but you have never Joomla! before. If so, you are just starting a very enjoyable journey and we warmly welcome you to Joomla!

Frequently sought information

You don't need to register here if you just want to read the documentation.

You should only register if you want to make changes to the information contained here. Also note that registration on this wiki is entirely separate from registration on our other sites, such as the forum.

The path to Joomla 1.6

Joomla 1.6 We are getting close to the release of Joomla 1.6, but we need your help to finish it. If you are a developer then please look in the development cookie jar for a list of tasks we need help with. If you see something that takes your fancy then follow the instructions to claim the task and start working on it.

You can see a summary of overall progress on the development status page.

Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2010

Too young for GSoC? Then watch this space for details of GHOP 2010.

We're beginning to ramp up preparations for this year's contest. Further details will be placed on the GHOP page when we have them.

Helping with the documentation effort
Documentation Projects

You don't need to join the Documentation Working Group to help us improve the documentation. Just register on this wiki and get started. Feel free to fix any errors you find; take a look in the Cookie jar; or consider helping out in one of our mini-projects...

Joomla! Beginners Tutorial Project
The aim of the Beginners Tutorial Project is to construct useful, easy to follow Tutorials aimed at Joomla! Beginners. Topics will include helpful 'how to's' for the benefit of those new to Joomla!
Joomla! Developer Tutorials Project
This project is aimed at creating consistent, easy-to-follow Tutorials for Joomla! Extension Developers, written by Joomla! Developers.
Joomla! Help Screens Project
This project focuses on the administrator Joomla! 2.5 Help screens and Joomla! 3.4 Help screens. Unless a Joomla! Installation is modified, all core component Help screens are being served from this wiki. The summary status of each Joomla! Help screen can be found in the previous links.

Documentation Events

No documentation events currently scheduled.

These past events involved the Joomla! documentation effort in some form or another.

Pizza Bugs and Fun 2 - 21/22 & 28/29 June 2008
Second PBF event, plus a second Doc Camp event, equals the first Joomla! Bazaar.
Google Highly Open Participation Contest - November 2007 to February 2008
Hugely successful event for high school and secondary school students. Many documentation tasks were completed.
Doc Camp 1 - 19-21 January 2008
The first ever Doc Camp event took place online and in Vancouver, Canada and Brussels, Belgium.
Joomla! Working Groups
Development Working Group
The main responsibility of the Development Working Group is taking care of the development of the Joomla! application framework and the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS). Besides the development of the Joomla! codebase the Development Working Group defines the Joomla! roadmap strategy, creating (architectural) designs for major and minor versions and of course taking care of bug and security fixes in maintenance versions.
The development working group holds two teams: the Development Team and the so called Bug Squad. The teams have separate responsibilities, but together they form the development force of the Joomla! project. Please check the Development Working Group category page for a full overview of all available pages.
The Development Working Group is also responsible for managing Joomla! entries in the Google Summer of Code.
Documentation Working Group
If you are looking for a way to help the documentation effort, then please take a look in the cookie jar where we have a list of small(-ish) tasks that you can pick up when you have a bit of time and can be completed without too much effort.
Sites and Infrastructure Working Group
The Sites and Infrastructure Working Group is responsible for maintaining a productive, jovial forum for efficient, open communication between everyone involved in the project.
Translations Working Group
The Translations Working Group is responsible for managing Joomla! internationalisation and localisation. Here you will find information on how you can set up translations, how this team is organised, standards to use and so on.
Events Working Group
The Events Working Group is a team of events mentors responsible for all world-wide Joomla-supported events.
Communications Working Group
The Communications Working Group is responsible for project websites and community services such as news feeds.
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Other items of interest

Joomla! User Groups
Why not join a local Joomla User Group (JUG)? Find out more in the JUG Resource Centre
Legacy documentation
Documentation for the Joomla! 1.0.x series can be found on the old help site.
Finding stuff on this wiki
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You can also enter a simple search term in the search box on the left of each page.



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