Joomla! Features

March 31, 2011

Joomla! features: Completely database driven site engines News, products, or services sections fully editable and manageable Topics sections can be added to by contributing Authors Fully customisable layouts including left, center, and right Menu boxes Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX server, Solaris, and AIX

Joomla! Facts

March 31, 2011

Here are some interesting facts about Joomla! Over 210,000 active registered Users on the Official Joomla! community forum and more on the many international community sites. over 1,000,000 posts in over 200,000 topics over 1,200 posts per day growing at 150 new participants each day! 1168 Projects on the JoomlaCode (joomlacode.org ). All for open source addons by third party developers. Well over 6,000,000 downloads of Joomla! since the migration…

You indeed can change the Menu Item’s Type to whatever you want, even after they have been created. If, for instance, you want to change the Blog Section of a Menu link, go to the Control Panel->Menus Menu->[menuname]->Menu Item Manager and edit the Menu Item. Select the Change Type button and choose the new style of Menu Item Type from the available list. Thereafter, alter the Details and Parameters to…

A lot of different languages are available for the Back-end, but by default this language may not be installed. If you want a translated Back-end, get your language pack and install it using the Extension Installer. After this, go to the Extensions Menu, select Language Manager and make your language the default one. Your Back-end will be translated immediately. Users who have access rights to the Back-end may choose the…

Joomla! 1.5 does not provide an upgrade path from earlier versions. Converting an older site to a Joomla! 1.5 site requires creation of a new empty site using Joomla! 1.5 and then populating the new site with the content from the old site. This migration of content is not a one-to-one process and involves conversions and modifications to the content dump. There are two ways to perform the migration:

To completely remove an Article, select the Articles that you want to delete and move them to the Trash. Next, open the Article Trash in the Content Menu and select the Articles you want to delete. After deleting an Article, it is no longer available as it has been deleted from the database and it is not possible to undo this operation.

General In Joomla! 1.5 all User interfaces can be localised. This includes the installation, the Back-end Control Panel and the Front-end Site. The core release of Joomla! 1.5 is shipped with multiple language choices in the installation but, other than English (the default), languages for the Site and Administration interfaces need to be added after installation. Links to such language packs exist below.

Installing of Joomla! 1.5 is pretty easy. We assume you have set-up your Web site, and it is accessible with your browser. Download Joomla! 1.5, unzip it and upload/copy the files into the directory you Web site points to, fire up your browser and enter your Web site address and the installation will start. For full details on the installation processes check out the Installation Manual on the Joomla! Help…