Articles About Joomla

Mar
20

History of Joomla

Author // Jeff HoneyagerPosted in // Joomla / Background

Within its first year of release, Joomla was downloaded 2,500,000 times.  Between 2007 and the begining of 2011, it was downloaded more than 21 million times.  There are over 6,000 free and commercial add-ons found on the official Joomla! Extension Directory.

Joomla! was the created from a fork of Mambo in August of 2005.  At that time, the Mambo name was trademarked by Miro International Pvt Ltd. that formed a non-profit organization with the purpose to fund the project and protect it from lawsuits. The Joomla development team claimed that:
  • many of the provisions of the organization's structure went against previous agreements and
  • lacked the necessary consultation with key stake-holders and
  • included provisions that violated core open source values.
If you would like to read the complete history of events, click blelow.

Apr
09

Which is the Best CMS in PHP?

Author // Jeff HoneyagerPosted in // Joomla / Background

Which is the Best CMS in PHP? And why you think that its better than others?

1. Joomla
2. Drupal
3. Wordpress
4. Moodle
5. OSCommerce

Below are some comments taken from a user group in LinkedIN (the names have been changed)
Jul
16

Meta Tags and SEO

Author // AdministratorPosted in // Joomla / SEO Techniques

Joomla version 1.5 is an improvement over version 1.0 in terms of Search Engine Optimization.  To best use its capability you need to know how Meta Tags work.

There are two basic places to manage Meta Tags in Joomla 1.5.  The first is in the Global Configuration Manager.  The second is within each article.

This article assumes you have a cursory knowledge of the backend (Administrator) area of Joomla and a basic understanding of HTML.