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Joomla! Documentation

Welcome to Joomla! Documentation! An online collaborative community manual for Joomla! users, developers or anyone interested in learning more about Joomla! Currently, we have 4,975 articles written and maintained by our Joomla! community members. If you want to help with our documentation, please read How to Contribute to Joomla! Documentation.

Joomla!

Quick Start

  • 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.
  • Developers    You are a developer interested in creating a Joomla extension, module, or plugin.
What's New?
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Joomla 3.4 is the latest version!
What's new in Joomla?
Are you ready? Find Out Now!

Joomla! 
3.4.1
Stable Version
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 page.

Joomla CMS Version 2.5 has reached End of Support (EOS). You should not be using this version for new installations.

More Joomla! Resources

More Resources
Get Involved and Give Back

If you want to give back to Joomla! and the Joomla! Community, here are just a few ways you can make a difference.

JDOC Projects


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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!

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Joomla! Developer Tutorials Project
This project is aimed at creating consistent, easy-to-follow Tutorials for Joomla! Extension Developers, written by Joomla! Developers.</translate>

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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 to do

Things you can do to help
Get Involved

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.
Want to help but don't know how?

If you would like to contribute to the Wiki and just don't know where to start, please contact a member of the Documentation Working Group.

Help us improve the Joomla! Docs Wiki

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Glossary Term of the Day

Article/en

Other languages:
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In Joomla! an Article is a piece of content consisting of text (HTML), possibly with links to other resources (for example, images). Articles are the basic units of information in the content system and the bottom level in the content hierarchy. Since Joomla! Joomla 2.5, each Article is in exactly one Category. A Category can be in another Category making it a sub Category. It is also possible to have Uncategorised Articles. These articles exist without being associated with any Category.

Before Joomla! 2.5 and earlier versions, an Article was the third level in the hierarchy Sections  Categories  Articles. Now an Article is a bottom level and will always be the second level or greater in hierarchy.

Learn more Joomla! terminology, read the Glossary

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<translate> The contents of this wiki are subject to copyright law and are made available under the Joomla! Electronic Documentation License (JEDL) unless otherwise stated. You may find the JEDL Frequently Asked Questions useful in determining if your proposed use of this material is allowed. If you have any questions regarding licensing of this material please contact legal@opensourcematters.org. If you wish to report a possible violation of the license terms for the material on this site then please contact legal@opensourcematters.org.</translate>