The Quick Start Package


This refers to a Joomla package that contains templates, plugins and CMA in a single unit. It is used in the deployment of demo websites.

A great example of a Joomla template is a website for real estate in Fort Myers (

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joomla extensions

A large number of extensions for Joomla exist, and these are there mainly to modify the functionality of the program. The five types of extensions that are there include plugins, templates, languages, components and modules.

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joomla deployment
As is the case with many other web apps, Joomla is deployed on a LAMP stack. A large number of web hosting companies have suits that accommodate automatic installation of Joomla.

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joomla version release plan

The first version of Joomla was created in September 2005, and the latest one was deployed in April 30 2014. There have been 7 intervening major versions between these two.

Joomla! 2.5.28
10 Dec 2014

Joomla! 2.5.27
01 Oct 2014

Joomla! 2.5.26
30 Sept 2014

Joomla! 2.5.25
23 Sept 2014

Joomla! 2.5.24
25 Jul 2014

Joomla! 2.5.23
24 Jul 2014

Joomla! 2.5.22
12 Jun 2014

Joomla! 2.5.21
11 Jun 2014

Joomla! 2.5.20
30 Apr 2014

Joomla! 2.5.19
6 Mar 2014

Joomla! 2.5.18
6 Feb 2014

Joomla! 2.5.17
18 Dec 2013

Joomla! 2.5.16
06 Nov 2013

Joomla! 2.5.15
06 Nov 2013

Joomla! 2.5.14
01 Aug 2013

Joomla! 2.5.13
25 July 2013

Joomla! 2.5.12

Joomla! 2.5.11
26 April 2013

Joomla! 2.5.10
24 April 2013

Joomla! 2.5.9
4 February 2013

Joomla! 2.5.8
8 November 2012

Joomla! 2.5.7
13 September 2012

Joomla! 2.5.6
19 June 2012

Joomla! 2.5.5
18 June 2012

Joomla! 2.5.4
2 April 2012

Joomla! 2.5.3
15 March 2012

Joomla! 2.5.2
5 March 2012

Joomla! 2.5.1
2 February 2012

Joomla! 2.5.0
24 January 2012

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History of the platform

history of joomla

The Joomla platform is the result of off shooting from Mambo. The latter was the trade mark of a company that was set up to support the Joomla team by providing them with protection against lawsuits, as well as funding the development of the platform. This is as a result of changes being made to the previous provisions that Mambo had with Joomla, and which violated major open source values.

As a result, the Joomla team decided to open the OpenSourceMatters website, which had the aim of disseminating information about the open source community. Within a day, more than a thousand people joined OSM, most of them supporting their stand. It is at this point in time that most people became more critical of what was and what should not have been considered open source.

Following this, the Joomla teams were reorganized, and the open source community then started growing. The Software Freedom Law Center and Eben Mogle were two entities that were critical in the genesis of Joomla, since they assisted in creating the core team in 2005. Currently, the SFLC continues to provide legal services to the project.

The name Joomla was adopted for the platform on September 22 2005, following Andre Eddie’s request to the community to help in finding a suitable name for the project. The name Joomla is derived from the Swahili word jumla, which translates to ‘all together’. The development team sourced for logo submissions starting September 26, and three days later a suitable brand logo was developed.

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About Joomla


Joomla refers to an open source content management system. Its main function is to publish web content. It is designed in PHP, and is one of the many software platforms out there that depend on Object Oriented Programming to run. Some of the features that it boasts include support for RSS feeds, page caching, polls and blogs, search capability and an inbuilt language internationalization capability. With more than 50 Million downloads, this is one of the most popular content management solutions out there, and is one that many people would benefit from. Since it is open source software, there are many extensions and other modifications to it, making it possible to find a niche-specific version of the platform. As of February 2004, there are over 7,000 of such modified versions available. The only content management solution that rivals that of Joomla is WordPress.






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