Version 1.6. Readme

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1- What is this?

  • This is a Joomla installation/upgrade file for version 1.6.x
  • For this specific version changed files see the changelog: ...changelog.html

Official site at:

2- What is Joomla?

  • Joomla it's a content management system (CMS).
  • It's a free and OpenSource software, distributed by the GNU General Public License version 2 or later
  • This is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and MySQL to run it. More details here:

3- Is Joomla for you?

4- How to Find a Joomla! Translation?

  • The Translations Working Group maintains a repository of accredited language packs:

5- Learn Joomla!

6- What are the limits of Joomla?

  • Joomla sites can be extended in functionalities with extensions that you can create to suite your needs
  • There are lots of ready made extensions that you can download.
  • See Joomla Extensions Directory (JED):

7- Is it easy to change the layout display?

  • The layout its controlled by templates that you can edit.
  • Joomla Template Tutorial -!_1.5_Template_Tutorial
  • There are lots of ready made templates that you can download
  • See the Joomla Templates Directory: http:// templates

8- Ready to install Joomla?

(and yes, you could move it later to an online hosting site) See the URL: .... first-install.html

9- Updates are free!

10- Where can you get support and help?

11- Already have a site but its not built with Joomla 1.6 ?

Get Involved! Joomla its a community developed software, not owned by a corporation.

Join the Joomla community at

Copyright (C) 2005 - 2010 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.

GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see License at [[3]]

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