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but if you are none of the above then there are

Absolute Beginners Guide to Joomla!

<translate> 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 used Joomla! before. If so, you are just starting a very enjoyable journey and we warmly welcome you to Joomla! </translate>

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 Joomla 1.6 is currently in the beta test stage so we are getting closer to General Availability, 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.

You can also see what's new in Joomla 1.6.

Joomla Student Outreach Program 2010

The Joomla Student Outreach Program (JSOP) is available for students to get involved with many aspects of the Joomla project.

Please see the announcements here and here.

There is also some information on Joomla! Student Outreach Program Project Ideas.

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.</translate>


Joomla! Help Screens Project
This project focuses on the administrator Joomla! 2.5 Help screens and Joomla! 3.5 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>

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
The Joomla! Project is organized into two large working groups: Production and Community.
Production Working Group

The Production Working Group manages all aspects of production of the Joomla! CMS and Framework.It is made of up several large teams.

The main responsibility of the Development Team 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 team holds two teams: the Development Team and the Bug Squad. The teams have separate responsibilities, but together they form the development force of the Joomla! project. Please check the Development Team category page for a full overview of all available pages.
The Production Working Group is also responsible for special initiatives such as student programs.
The Documentation Team is responsible for user and developer documentation, help screens and other tasks. 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.

The Translation Team 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.

Community Working Group
The Community Working Group is responsible for maintaining a productive, jovial forum for efficient, open communication between everyone involved in the project.
Some of the teams that make up the Community Working Group are those that manage the Joomla! Forum, the Extensions Directory, the Resources Directory, the Site Showcase, the Community website, Joomla Connect, and Joomla! User Groups.

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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
Pages in this wiki are organised into a hierarchy of categories. Explore the categories by starting at the top level or look at the complete list of categories.
You can also enter a simple search term in the search box on the left of each page.


<translate> License</translate>

<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 If you wish to report a possible violation of the license terms for the material on this site then please contact</translate>