Joomla! is a content management system open source. Joomla! is written in PHP and connects to MySQL database, allowing users to easily publish content their Internet or Intranet.
Joomla! have the basic characteristics are: buffer page (page caching) to speed display, indexing, RSS feed reader (RSS feeds), pages to print, copy, news flashes, blogs, forums, vote , calendars, website searching, and multilingual support.
Joomla! pronounced by the Swahili as jumla means “concerted force.”
Joomla! used everywhere in the world, from personal websites to enterprise systems website is highly complex, offers many services and applications. Joomla! can be easily installed, easily managed and highly reliable.
Joomla! is open source so the use of Joomla! is free for everyone in the world.
Currently Joomla! has two main line version:
* Joomla! 1.0.x version first generation (stable)
o released the first version: Joomla! 1.0.0 (September 15, 2005)
o released the latest version: Joomla! 1.0.15 (February 22, 2008)
* Joomla! 1.5.x: second-generation version (stable)
o The old version (development stage): Joomla! 1.5 Beta, Joomla! 1.5 RC1, Joomla! 1.5 RC2, Joomla! 1.5 RC3, Joomla! 1.5 RC4
o released the latest version: Joomla! 1.5.11 (dated 03 May 2009 06)
You can download joomla from http://www.joomla.org/download.html
In later tutorials, we will only work with Joomla 1.5.x
Appointment to see you again at the second tutorial 2: Joomla : Setup