- Learn More About Joomla → What is the Joomla CMS, what can it do for you, and how to install it.
- Beginners → Where do I start? I am ready to use Joomla but I have no idea what to do first.
- Administrators → You are a Joomla website administrator and responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the website.
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If you are creating a new website, you should always use the latest version. Currently, this is Joomla CMS Version 3.4.1
. Upgrading will be now be easier, read more about this on our release and support cycle
Joomla CMS Version 2.5 has reached End of Support (EOS). You should not be using this version for new installations.
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If you want to give back to Joomla! and the Joomla! Community, here are just a few ways you can make a difference.
- 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.</translate>
- 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.</translate>
Things you can do to help
You don't need to join the Documentation Working Group to help us improve the Joomla! documentation. You should only register if you want to make changes to the information contained on the Joomla! Docs Wiki. Also note that registration on this wiki is entirely separate from registration on our other sites, such as the Joomla! forum.
- Just Register and login on this wiki to get started.
- Feel free to fix any errors you find
- Take a look in the Cookie jar for a small Docs Wiki task.
- Join one of the JDOC Projects! The Joomla! Docs Wiki is a collaborative community and everyone's help is needed to maintain it as a useful resource.
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Glossary Term of the Day
In Joomla!, a Menu is a set of menu items used for website navigation. Each menu item defines an URL to a page on your site, and holds settings that control the contents (articles, category(ies) lists, tagged items, etc) and style (module(s), layout) of that page.
Creating menus is rather simple. From the Admin Menu, in the backend of your Joomla! site, you choose: Menus > Menu Manager > Add New Menu. On the opened to you Menu Manager: Add Menu page enter your menu title into the "Title *" field (mandatory), your menu type into the "Menu type *" field (mandatory) and, if you wish, your menu brief description into the "Description" field (optional). After that you can start adding new menu items to this new menu.
Any website can have more than one menu.
A Menu isn't automatically shown on the site's front-end. You need to create a Menu Module using the Module Manager and instruct the module which Menu to show. Subsequently, you can select where the module should appear on the site, by choosing one of the available Module Positions of the active Template.
There is even more control on when the menu should appear, by adjusting the settings of the menu module. So, ...read more
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