The Joomla! Project
The Joomla! Project consists of all of the people who make and support the Joomla! Web Platform and Content Management System.
Our mission is to provide a flexible platform for digital publishing and collaboration.
The core values are:
In our vision, we see:
- People publishing and collaborating in their communities and around the world
- Software that is free, secure, and high-quality
- A community that is enjoyable and rewarding to participate in
- People around the world using their preferred languages
- A project that acts autonomously
- A project that is socially responsible
- A project dedicated to maintaining the trust of its users
There are millions of users around the world and thousands of people who contribute to the Joomla! Project. They work in three main groups: the Production Working Group, responsible for everything that goes into software and documentation; the Community Working Group, responsible for creating a nurturing the community; and Open Source Matters, the non profit organization responsible for managing legal, financial and organizational issues.
Joomla! is a free and open source project, which uses the GNU General Public Licenseversion 2 or later.
If you are an experienced Joomla! 1.5 user, 1.6 will seem very familiar. There are new templates and improved user interfaces, but most functionality is the same. The biggest changes are improved access control (ACL) and nested categories.
- Joomla Help
Two new plugins are available in 1.6 but are disabled by default.
- Contact CreatorHelp
Creates a new linked contact record for each new user created.
This example profile plugin allows you to insert additional fields into user registration and profile display. This is intended as an example of the types of extensions to the profile you might want to create.
The users extension lets your site visitors register, login and logout, change their passwords and other information, and recover lost passwords. In the administrator it allows you to create, block and manage users and create user groups and access levels. Help
Please note that some of the user views will not display if you are not logged in to the site.
With Joomla! You can create anything from a simple personal website to a complex ecommerce or social site with millions of visitors.
This section of the sample data provides you with a brief introduction to Joomla! concepts and reference material to help you understand how Joomla! works.
When you no longer need the sample data, you can can simply unpublish the sample data category found within each extension in the site administrator or you may completely delete each item and all of the categories.
The Joomla! content management system lets you create webpages of various types using extensions. There are 5 basic types of extensions: components, modules, templates, languages, and plugins. Your website includes the extensions you need to create a basic website in English, but thousands of additional extensions of all types are available. TheJoomla! Extensions Directory is the largest directory of Joomla! extensions.