Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UK"Joomla! is a global, non profit, Open Source project working with only volunteers and their contributions."

Source: The Joomla! Project.

 

The Joomla! Project's Mission Statement

"Our mission is to provide a multilingual, flexible and free platform for digital publishing and collaboration, made and sustained by volunteers. The platform should be stable, secure and extensible. Adapting the latest technologies to the core product to be innovative and renewing as a platform."

"Our mission is to provide a stable tool for agencies, web-builders, SMB’s and non-profits to easily build, extend, maintain and edit an online publishing platform."

"For our end users our aim is that they are able to input, edit and distribute content within the CMS frontend without a big learning curve."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Mission Statement.

 

The Joomla! Project's Vision Statement

  • "Establish, maintain and support a global community of volunteers.
  • Open Source Software that is free, secure, and high-quality.
  • Engage ourself as a socially responsible project.
  • Build trust with all our users and therefore becoming a stronger community.
  • Communicate openly on all levels of the community and about our software.
  • Act autonomously as a project."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Vision Statement.

 

The Joomla! Project's Key Values

  • "Freedom.
  • Equality.
  • Trust.
  • Community.
  • Collaboration.
  • Usability.
  • Transparency."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Key Values.

 

The Joomla! Project is a co-founder of the Open Website Alliance

In early 2024 The Joomla! Project announced that it had co-founded the Open Website Alliance.

Fellow co-founders included the following international community organisations which are also "dedicated to championing the cause of open-source software over proprietary alternatives": Drupal, TYPO3, and WordPress.

In a statement The Joomla! Project stated:

"Joomla is immensely proud to be a founding member of the Open Website Alliance, an initiative that aligns perfectly with Joomla’s mission, vision, and values. By championing freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration, usability, and transparency, Joomla continues to foster a platform that is not only innovative but also inclusive and accessible to all."

"Through this alliance, Joomla and its partners are setting the stage for a digital future that prioritises the open web - a future where digital publishing and collaboration flourish on a foundation of open-source principles."

Read more: What are the aims of the Open Website Alliance?

 

How you can get involved?

"Volunteers are key to our growth and success. Contributing to Joomla! is easy and will give you great satisfaction. Anyone can contribute, whatever your skillset is, with as much time as you want. It’s also a great way to give back to your beloved CMS." Source: The Joomla! Project.

Visit the following links to find out how anyone and everyone can contribute to the Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! Community Magazine Article - How you can help.

Read more: Contribute to Joomla!

Joomla! is a free and open source project, which uses the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

There are millions of users around the world and thousands of people who contribute to the Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! Community Portal.

Joomla! Teams focus on specific areas essential to the future growth and development of the Joomla! CMS.

Source: Joomla! Teams.

Check out if there is a user group near you.

If not then why not set one up?

Read more: Joomla! User Groups.

"Everyone has a skill, and the Joomla! project would love to discover it! Whether it’s answering a simple question in the forum, helping to design a flyer for a Joomla! conference, translating text from one language to another, teaching CSS, HTML, javascript or PHP, and everything in between; there is a place for everyone." Source: Joomla! Volunteers Portal.

Read more: Joomla! Volunteers Portal.

"Minor updates of Joomla are released every six (6) Tuesdays (schedule may change). One week prior to the release, the update is set for RC (Release Candidate) and available for testing.

People are needed to conduct such tests. The more people that test, the better releases can be." Source: Joomla! CMS Release Team Page.

Find out what is involved at the following link.

Read more: Pre-release Testing.

Reporting bugs and issues is a great way to get involved even if you choose not to periodically test Joomla! CMS Release candidates.

Read more: How to report bugs and issues.

The February 2024 issue of Joomla! Community Magazine included a very good illustration of how one Joomla! user making one small contribution can result in every Joomla! user benefiting.

Read more: It Started With A Glitch - How I Helped Improve The Joomla Core.

"Pizza Bugs & Fun" (or PBFs for short) are events "where designers, developers and users meet and work together on Joomla! to make it even better. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional, everyone is welcome".

Everyone and anyone can take part regardless of whether they are a beginner or an advanced user of the Joomla! CMS.

Source: pizza-bugs-fun.com.

Read more: What is a PBF?

Read more: How you can get involved.

More Useful Links

This team is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Joomla! CMS releases. Also, one main task is to test CMS release candidates extensively on complex testing environments.

Its Meeting Notes are sometimes very informative.

Read more: Joomla! CMS Release Team.

Launched in November 2016, this great new centralised resource is a one stop shop for the latest and every past version and release of Joomla! since its launch more than 10 years ago.

Legacy versions and releases can be found here but we recommend you stick to using the latest available Joomla! version and release in your live website!

You will also find Official and Decoupled Extension downloads here.

Decoupled extensions so far include:

  • Install from Web, and
  • Weblinks.

3rd party extensions will continue to be listed in the Joomla! Extensions Directory - see below.

The Downloads Portal also links into Joomla! Documentation (lots of learning resources) and Joomla! Technical Requirements.

Visit: Joomla! Downloads Portal.

Browse: Previous Versions and Releases of the Joomla! CMS.

Visit: Official Joomla! Extensions Downloads Page.

This is the only place you should find 3rd party extensions for your Joomla! CMS.

If they are legitimate they will be listed in the JED.

Visit: Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Visit: Official Joomla! Extensions Directory.

The Joomla! Security Strike Team or JSST focuses on managing and improving Joomla! CMS security.

The team comprises security experts from within and beyond the Joomla! Project.

The team anticipates, investigates and responds to security issues.

Read more: Joomla! Security Centre.

Read more: Official Joomla! Documentation Main Page.

Joomla! 5

Read more: The Joomla! 5 Portal.

Read more: Joomla! 5.x Documentation.

Read more: Joomla 5 Tutorials Project.

A Wiki Tutorial Project focused on providing tutorials to help Beginners and Developers with the changes introduced with the Joomla 5 series.

Joomla! 4

Read more: The Joomla! 4 Portal.

Read more: Joomla! 4.x Documentation.

Read more: Joomla 4 Tutorials Project.

A Wiki Tutorial Project focused on providing tutorials to help Beginners and Developers with the changes introduced with the Joomla 4 series.

Visit the link below for latest RSS News Feed links provided by The Joomla! Project, including:

  • Security Announcements,
  • Joomla! Announcements, and
  • Community Magazine.

Read more: Joomla! Project RSS News Feeds.

What is Open Source?

"Open Source software is software that can be freely accessed, used, changed, and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone." Source: Open Source Initiative.

Read more: Open Source Initiative.

 

The Joomla! Project is supported by Open Source Matters (OSM)

"Open Source Matters (OSM) is a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated in the United States, created to serve the financial and legal interests of the Joomla project. OSM has been designed to be flexible and change as the needs of Joomla! expand. At all times, OSM is fashioned to suit the needs of the Joomla project. OSM will also engage in regular self-assessment to ensure it is accountable to Joomla!, acting in Joomla!'s interest and ensuring that it is the right shape and size to support Joomla!."

Source: Open Source Matters.

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.

Joomla! Help Support Warrington Cheshire Manchester Merseyside UK"Joomla! is a global, non profit, Open Source project working with only volunteers and their contributions."

Source: The Joomla! Project.

 

The Joomla! Project's Mission Statement

"Our mission is to provide a multilingual, flexible and free platform for digital publishing and collaboration, made and sustained by volunteers. The platform should be stable, secure and extensible. Adapting the latest technologies to the core product to be innovative and renewing as a platform."

"Our mission is to provide a stable tool for agencies, web-builders, SMB’s and non-profits to easily build, extend, maintain and edit an online publishing platform."

"For our end users our aim is that they are able to input, edit and distribute content within the CMS frontend without a big learning curve."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Mission Statement.

 

The Joomla! Project's Vision Statement

  • "Establish, maintain and support a global community of volunteers.
  • Open Source Software that is free, secure, and high-quality.
  • Engage ourself as a socially responsible project.
  • Build trust with all our users and therefore becoming a stronger community.
  • Communicate openly on all levels of the community and about our software.
  • Act autonomously as a project."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Vision Statement.

 

The Joomla! Project's Key Values

  • "Freedom.
  • Equality.
  • Trust.
  • Community.
  • Collaboration.
  • Usability.
  • Transparency."

Source: The Joomla! Project's Key Values.

 

The Joomla! Project is a co-founder of the Open Website Alliance

In early 2024 The Joomla! Project announced that it had co-founded the Open Website Alliance.

Fellow co-founders included the following international community organisations which are also "dedicated to championing the cause of open-source software over proprietary alternatives": Drupal, TYPO3, and WordPress.

In a statement The Joomla! Project stated:

"Joomla is immensely proud to be a founding member of the Open Website Alliance, an initiative that aligns perfectly with Joomla’s mission, vision, and values. By championing freedom, equality, trust, community, collaboration, usability, and transparency, Joomla continues to foster a platform that is not only innovative but also inclusive and accessible to all."

"Through this alliance, Joomla and its partners are setting the stage for a digital future that prioritises the open web - a future where digital publishing and collaboration flourish on a foundation of open-source principles."

Read more: What are the aims of the Open Website Alliance?

 

How you can get involved?

"Volunteers are key to our growth and success. Contributing to Joomla! is easy and will give you great satisfaction. Anyone can contribute, whatever your skillset is, with as much time as you want. It’s also a great way to give back to your beloved CMS." Source: The Joomla! Project.

Visit the following links to find out how anyone and everyone can contribute to the Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! Community Magazine Article - How you can help.

Read more: Contribute to Joomla!

Joomla! is a free and open source project, which uses the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

There are millions of users around the world and thousands of people who contribute to the Joomla! Project.

Read more: Joomla! Community Portal.

Joomla! Teams focus on specific areas essential to the future growth and development of the Joomla! CMS.

Source: Joomla! Teams.

Check out if there is a user group near you.

If not then why not set one up?

Read more: Joomla! User Groups.

"Everyone has a skill, and the Joomla! project would love to discover it! Whether it’s answering a simple question in the forum, helping to design a flyer for a Joomla! conference, translating text from one language to another, teaching CSS, HTML, javascript or PHP, and everything in between; there is a place for everyone." Source: Joomla! Volunteers Portal.

Read more: Joomla! Volunteers Portal.

"Minor updates of Joomla are released every six (6) Tuesdays (schedule may change). One week prior to the release, the update is set for RC (Release Candidate) and available for testing.

People are needed to conduct such tests. The more people that test, the better releases can be." Source: Joomla! CMS Release Team Page.

Find out what is involved at the following link.

Read more: Pre-release Testing.

Reporting bugs and issues is a great way to get involved even if you choose not to periodically test Joomla! CMS Release candidates.

Read more: How to report bugs and issues.

The February 2024 issue of Joomla! Community Magazine included a very good illustration of how one Joomla! user making one small contribution can result in every Joomla! user benefiting.

Read more: It Started With A Glitch - How I Helped Improve The Joomla Core.

"Pizza Bugs & Fun" (or PBFs for short) are events "where designers, developers and users meet and work together on Joomla! to make it even better. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional, everyone is welcome".

Everyone and anyone can take part regardless of whether they are a beginner or an advanced user of the Joomla! CMS.

Source: pizza-bugs-fun.com.

Read more: What is a PBF?

Read more: How you can get involved.

More Useful Links

This team is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Joomla! CMS releases. Also, one main task is to test CMS release candidates extensively on complex testing environments.

Its Meeting Notes are sometimes very informative.

Read more: Joomla! CMS Release Team.

Launched in November 2016, this great new centralised resource is a one stop shop for the latest and every past version and release of Joomla! since its launch more than 10 years ago.

Legacy versions and releases can be found here but we recommend you stick to using the latest available Joomla! version and release in your live website!

You will also find Official and Decoupled Extension downloads here.

Decoupled extensions so far include:

  • Install from Web, and
  • Weblinks.

3rd party extensions will continue to be listed in the Joomla! Extensions Directory - see below.

The Downloads Portal also links into Joomla! Documentation (lots of learning resources) and Joomla! Technical Requirements.

Visit: Joomla! Downloads Portal.

Browse: Previous Versions and Releases of the Joomla! CMS.

Visit: Official Joomla! Extensions Downloads Page.

This is the only place you should find 3rd party extensions for your Joomla! CMS.

If they are legitimate they will be listed in the JED.

Visit: Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Visit: Official Joomla! Extensions Directory.

The Joomla! Security Strike Team or JSST focuses on managing and improving Joomla! CMS security.

The team comprises security experts from within and beyond the Joomla! Project.

The team anticipates, investigates and responds to security issues.

Read more: Joomla! Security Centre.

Read more: Official Joomla! Documentation Main Page.

Joomla! 5

Read more: The Joomla! 5 Portal.

Read more: Joomla! 5.x Documentation.

Read more: Joomla 5 Tutorials Project.

A Wiki Tutorial Project focused on providing tutorials to help Beginners and Developers with the changes introduced with the Joomla 5 series.

Joomla! 4

Read more: The Joomla! 4 Portal.

Read more: Joomla! 4.x Documentation.

Read more: Joomla 4 Tutorials Project.

A Wiki Tutorial Project focused on providing tutorials to help Beginners and Developers with the changes introduced with the Joomla 4 series.

Visit the link below for latest RSS News Feed links provided by The Joomla! Project, including:

  • Security Announcements,
  • Joomla! Announcements, and
  • Community Magazine.

Read more: Joomla! Project RSS News Feeds.

What is Open Source?

"Open Source software is software that can be freely accessed, used, changed, and shared (in modified or unmodified form) by anyone." Source: Open Source Initiative.

Read more: Open Source Initiative.

 

The Joomla! Project is supported by Open Source Matters (OSM)

"Open Source Matters (OSM) is a not-for-profit organisation, incorporated in the United States, created to serve the financial and legal interests of the Joomla project. OSM has been designed to be flexible and change as the needs of Joomla! expand. At all times, OSM is fashioned to suit the needs of the Joomla project. OSM will also engage in regular self-assessment to ensure it is accountable to Joomla!, acting in Joomla!'s interest and ensuring that it is the right shape and size to support Joomla!."

Source: Open Source Matters.

 

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.