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Joomla Templates News and Updates

Kunena forum in Joomla! templates

March 11 2014 | Category: Joomla Updates

TemplateHelp proudly presents a new line of Joomla! templates with a forum inside!

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Joomla 2.5. Updated Grids

July 11 2013 | Category: Joomla Updates

Our Joomla Developers team glad to announce Joomla 2.5.x templates CSS Grids update.

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Joomla templates packages evolution

November 12 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

This article will explain Joomla templates packages evolution.

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October 30, 2012. Brand New Joomla 3.0 Templates – Bootstrapped

November 02 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Today we’d like to present something new and extraordinary – and its name is Joomla 3.0 Bootstrapped Themes!

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September 4th, 2012. Joomla – Camera Slideshow module

September 04 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Our developers have adjusted top-notch Camera Slideshow plugin for Joomla!

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August 10th, 2012. Joomla framework updates: LESS, Isotope, Extra Fields

September 04 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

August 10th, 2012. Joomla framework updates: LESS, Isotope, Extra Fields

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July 17, 2012 – Joomla Framework templates: bundle installation packages and shortcodes feature

July 16 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

To simplify Joomla templates installation procedure and minify user actions, we have combined the Gantry framework+roknavmenu module+rokbox plugin and additional components/modules/plugins used in the templates into two single, separate bundle packages.

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Responsive Joomla 2.5 Templates

May 30 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Nowadays internet entered all spheres of human activity. This inception made almost any gadget Internet-friendly, still all gadgets have one great difference, it’s the size of a screen. For some devices surfing the web can be a real problem, because the content of various websites does not reflect properly, this is because web resource is not responsive, it does not …

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Joomla 1.6.3 Contact form compatibility issue

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Our technicians tested our Joomla templates and found some incompatibility issues with Joomla 1.6.0 – 1.6.2 templates with Joomla 1.6.3.

You can have some issues with Contact Form installing Joomla 1.6.0 or 1.6.2 template to Joomla 1.6.3. Please contact our team for possible solutions…

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Joomla 2.5.1 Release

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

“The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.1. This is a security release.”

Joomla 2.5 templates from our team are fully compatible with Joomla 2.5.1…

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Joomla 2.5.0 Framework templates

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Since the release of Joomla 2.5 all Joomla templates are produced with the Gantry Framework included. Content in Joomla 2.5 templates is moved from the default content component to the K2 component that offer much more flexibility and options available.…

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Superfish dropdown menu in Joomla templates

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Starting from template #30965 all Joomla template has enhanced drop-down menu based on the Superfish Dropdown Menu module included. The module installation package can be found in the template sources directory.…

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Joomla 1.5 templates compatibility

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

Joomla! Content Management System is uninterruptedly developing and we won’t stand aside. We’ve tested our templates and performed necessary updates. Now we can claim that our Joomla 1.5 templates are fully compatible with all subversions of Joomla 1.5 release…

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Joomla 1.5 templates released

March 26 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

It’s time to celebrate! Our team is about to release the Joomla CMS Templates for 1.5 – the new updated version of the Joomla! CMS platform.

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Joomla 2.5.3 Release

March 15 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

“The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.3. This is a security release.”

Joomla 2.5 templates from our team are fully compatible with Joomla 2.5.3…

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Joomla 2.5.2 Release

March 05 2012 | Category: Joomla Updates

“The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 2.5.2. This is a security release.”

Joomla 2.5 templates from our team are fully compatible with Joomla 2.5.2…

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Should I upgrade my website to Joomla 1.7?

July 22 2011 | Category: Joomla Updates

Question: Should I update my Joomla 1.6 site to Joomla 1.7?
Absolutely you should. Joomla 1.6 will reach the end of its life in August 2011, just a month away. After that, Joomla 1.6 will have no further security updates, meaning that if a security problem is discovered, it will not be addressed. And that means if your site …

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Joomla 1.7.0 Released

July 21 2011 | Category: Joomla Updates

The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.7.0. This is a security release. This is also the first release made within the new six-month release cycle that started with the delivery of Joomla 1.6 in January 2011.

The Production Leadership Team’s goal is to continue to provide regular, frequent updates to the Joomla community. Learn …

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Migrating to Joomla 1.6 – Are You Sure?

February 22 2011 | Category: Joomla Updates

As you might be aware of, Joomla has released a new version of its popular content management software – this dynamic portal engine has been finally advanced to Joomla 1.6, on January 11th 2011. From the official Joomla 1.6 release announcement the company has unveiled the range of new functions and features the new version delivers to designers, developers, admins …

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New Joomla! 1.6 templates available

January 10 2011 | Category: Joomla Updates

January 10 2011 is a new day in Joomla! History. Joomla 1.6 has arrived. New version, new features, more functionality and flexibility. Our team is moving in step with progress so new Joomla 1.6 templates are available.…

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Joomla 1.5.8 Release

November 11 2008 | Category: Joomla Updates

"The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.8 [Wohnaiki]. This release contains a number of bug fixes and two moderate-level security fixes. It has been around two months since Joomla 1.5.7 was released on September 9, 2008."

Joomla 1.5 templates from our team are fully compatible with Joomla 1.5.8

Check release notes…

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Joomla 1.5.7 Release

September 09 2008 | Category: Joomla Updates

"The Joomla Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Joomla 1.5.7. This is a security release and contains a number of bug fixes, improvements as well as security fixes. It is strongly recommended that users immediately upgrade. "

Joomla 1.5 templates from our team are fully compatible with Joomla 1.5.7

Check release notes…

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It’s time to say “Welcome JOOMLA!”

October 11 2007 | Category: Joomla Updates

After long and interminable waits we may heartily welcome Joomla! Since October 11, 2007 we are starting to create Joomla! templates.

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Joomla News and Updates

Joomla Shop Teaser
In the Joomla! Community there is a constant and urgent need for capable designers that can contribute their creativity and colourful skills to create beautiful artwork. If you are a talented designer with passion for Joomla! and good design, this is a great opportunity you shouldn’t miss!

JUG team seeks new Team Lead

2 February 2016, 6:26 pm

The Joomla User Group (JUG) team is a vital part of our community, ensuring that our passionate community members can connect with other people living near them and meet up in-person to share their love for Joomla!.

The JUG Team is looking for a new Team Lead.

The Role Description is: 

  • Organise and chair JUG team meetings

  • Communicate with CLT Liaison

  • Oversee JUG team public communications

  • Organise end-of-term reviews for JUG team members

  • Review listings escalated by the JUG team

  • Ensure updated terms of service and documentation for JUG directory

  • Overall responsibility for JUG team

  • Attendance at Joomla community events where possible

Additionally, normal JUG Member responsibilities apply.  The JUG team lead will also be responsible for appointing and co-ordinating the assistant team lead roles. 

You can find out more about the JUG team and read our previous reports at https://volunteers.joomla.org/working-groups/user-groups-team

If you are interested in applying for the JUG Team Lead role, please fill out the application at http://goo.gl/forms/PeHlU1NJwg.

We have a pretty good team established now so a Team Lead that will be responsive to email, keep on top of new/updated listings and member enquiries will enable the JUG Team to be more involved with outreach and helping JUGs do more.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!

Questions? Email the JUG team at [email protected] or email CLT liaison [email protected] 

To discuss this blog post, please use the following forum thread: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=905459

Thank You Jessica Dunbar!!

30 December 2015, 12:00 am

On 30 December 2015, Jessica Dunbar announced her retirement from the Joomla Project. She has found a new opportunity with Concrete5 as a Technology Evangelist.
Jessica, we wish you all the best and want to thank you for all those marvelous years.

Years of hard work, laughter, fun, projects, good and positive things that you made happen, such as the marketing team, you’re contributions to several releases and PLT...
We lose a great contributor to the project.
But we thank you from the bottom of our heart and we'll miss you for sure.

Thank you !

Happy Holidays !

24 December 2015, 12:00 am

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays to all Joomlers around the world !

It has been a great year for Joomla! and I would like to Thank all of you for contributing your time as volunteers!

You're the community's heartbeat!

Have yourselves a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year!


Image credit: Elisa Foltyn

Welcome Elisa, Lead Designer!

22 December 2015, 12:00 am

We welcome Elisa Foltyn to the Marketing Working Group as Lead Designer.

Elisa is 32 years old from Nuremberg in Germany. At the beginning of her work career she worked as a media designer (online and print) for one of the first German social media platforms.

Later, in 2006, when she started to work at an advertising agency she had her first experiences with Joomla! and fell in love with it. In 2009 she graduated from her studies as a Marketing Communication Specialist and began her career as a self-employe "designbengel".

Elisa was active in the relaunch of the joomla.de website and is well known as an SEBLOD evangelist and speaker at the recent JoomlaDays in Germany and Austria. Currently she is co-writing with David Jardin a (German language) Joomla! book which will be released in 2016.

Thank You Chiara Aliotta!!

21 December 2015, 12:00 am

Thank You Chiara!


Thank You Chiara for all the beauty you’ve brought to our community! Chiara joined the Marketing Working Group in 2012 and took on the role as Brand Manager. She created the new brand manual and a lot of different imagery still used within our community today. Chiara is an inspiration for many and designed beautiful images for many Marketing projects and events in the past years. Just to mention a few the design of the booth and flyers, the imagery for 10 Years Together, and many more. We can't remember a time when our campaigns & brand have looked so nice.

Today we regretfully announce the resignation of Chiara Aliotta as Joomla’s Brand Manager. She will be focusing on her business and her family. This is a great loss for us but we can only respect the decision and wish her the best.

We were proud to have you as part of our team and look forward to your future contributions as time allows.

Image Credit: Helvécio da Silva

Irish joins 63 other officially released language packs for the Joomla CMS, making web publishing via a CMS accessible to more languages around the world.

The Joomla Translations Working Group has accredited Irish as an official language pack for Joomla. Now Irish joins 63 other accredited language packs for Joomla, and is now available for the 3.4 releases of the popular CMS.

The aim of the Joomla Irish Language Localisation Project is to provide an up-to-date translation of the core Joomla content management system (CMS) into Irish. Additionally, some commonly used optional extensions may be translated also. This is a significant project, and requires tens of thousand words to be translated for the core Joomla CMS alone.

The new language pack is now available from the Joomla back end (Extensions: Install Languages) and from the translations page community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html#ga-ie and pre-releases (not accredited) are available for older Joomla versions github.com/joomla-irish/language_pack/releases.

The Irish language pack has been merged into the code for the upcoming release, and could also be selected in Joomla as the default install language starting in the official release of Joomla 3.5. The 63 currently approved language packs (including en-AU, en-US, fr-CA...) can be found here: community.joomla.org/translations/joomla-3-translations.html

Joomla language packs affect standardized buttons, inputs, messages, etc. Language packs can still be overridden with the standard Joomla language overrides, so it is easy to substitute your own labels and messages for buttons and dialogs.

Joomla can be used to create a single language website (e.g. Irish only, or English only), or a multilingual website (English, Irish, French, Spanish, etc). Each language requires the core Joomla CMS to be translated into that language, so that the correct text is displayed as required. For example, when filling out a contact form: ‘You must enter a subject’ becomes ‘Ní mór duit ábhar a chur isteach’. With the Joomla Irish Translation Pack installed, these translated text snippets are immediately available in a new website, even before any user content is added.

The new language pack represents months of work by a dedicated team of many Joomla contributors, including Kevin Scannell (New Translation Team Coordinator), Eoin Ó Murchú and Síne Nic an Ailí. Kevin and Eoin have previously collaborated on several important Irish localisation projects, including the translations of Gmail and Twitter into Irish.

The full list of contributors to the Irish Language Pack:

  • Kevin Scannell
  • Eoin Ó Murchú
  • Síne Nic an Ailí
  • Clíodhna Ní Mhurchú
  • Andrew McCarthy
  • Hervé Boinnard
  • Laura Dempsey
  • John Duffy
  • Steve Jacobs

Hervé Boinnard facilitates communication with the Joomla project in general (the translators are new to Joomla community), and managed the files and history of the previous releases, since he joined the team in 2009. Steve Jacobs provided the first translation of the frontend of Joomla! version 1.0.12 back in the summer of 2006. Since then, John Duffy has managed partial translation of subsequent Joomla! releases, allowing some Joomla websites to have effective front end in Irish. Yet, a full release translation has only been possible with the participation of recent contributors, most notable Kevin Scannell.

Irish (Gaeilge), is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. It is spoken as a first language by a small minority, and as a second language by a larger group. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national language of the Republic of Ireland, is an officially recognised language in Northern Ireland, and is also among the official languages of the European Union.

One can find all the accredited language packs on this page: community.joomla.org/translations.html
Earlier (not accredited) Joomla Language Packs for Irish can be found here:

The Joomla project is sponsoring the 2015 Madison PHP Conference as Conference Partner. The conference is being held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin (USA), Saturday, November 14th, 2015.

Madison PHP provides support, education, and networking opportunities to PHP developers. The group is not-for- profit and run by community volunteers. Membership has been steadily increasing and is now at over 350 members.

As part of the sponsorship, Joomla will host a booth at the conference. Representing Joomla at the booth will be Jessica Dunbar, PLT, and Robbie Adair.

A Joomla related session will be delivered by Robbie Adair of Media A-Team of Houston TX, entitled ‘Building Custom Applications With Fabrik’. Fabrik is a popular Joomla extension that provides a framework to rapidly and easily build Joomla based web applications.

The event focuses on PHP and related web technologies. It is organized by Madison PHP and offers something to attendees at all skill levels. If you are available, it promises to be a day of networking, learning, sharing, and great fun!

We would really love to meet up with community members at the Madison PHP Conference, so if you’re planning to attend do let us know, and drop by the booth to say hello!

The trademark team manages and defends Joomla-related trademarks and licensing on behalf of the the Joomla Community. We want to make sure the world respects the policies and regulations we have around the use of the Joomla! name and brand mark.

This comes with a lot of work. We need active team members that will pick up on tasks such as building our own trademark subdomain on the Joomla!-website, finetuning processes as we want to make it easy for applicants to apply online and follow their submission. Furthermore we need license administrators to take in the requests and give follow up. In time, licenses have to be checked randomly and regularly on proper use.

Are you interested in taking part in our team? Or do you have suggestions on who would be interested in joining? Please let us know by writing a short (introduction) e-mail to our team-leader, Marco Richter ([email protected]).

Most roles only require less than a couple of hours per week. No special experience is necessary. As a team we will manage. We will teach you what you need to know.

We welcome your response!
You can expect a reply within two business-days.

Happy 10th Birthday Joomla!

12 August 2015, 10:01 am

Spread The Joomla! Love

On August 17 Joomla! will turn ten. 10 Years Together as a community, as contributors and as friends. For this special occasion co-founder, Brian Teeman, has created a website to celebrate 10 Years Together. As a community we’re selling unique and time-limited shirts.

Thank You SysAdmins !!

31 July 2015, 12:00 am

SysAdmin Day

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your webserver is still online. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

Are you a creative person that is able to manage projects and deliver them on time? Do you like working with a team of talented designers?

Our Marketing Team is looking for a creative and experienced Lead Designer.

The Marketing Team is underneath the Community Leadership Team. We work closely with the Production Leadership Team and Open Source Matters and all areas of the project. The lead designer will have a major influence on marketing materials and websites.

You will:

  • Work with a team of talented designers that is capable of creating the finest possible visuals
  • Provide direction and support to the design team
  • Ensure that the design team works in the most efficient manner
  • Take part in our weekly meeting to improve the design product
  • Identify marketing initiatives and opportunities
  • Play a crucial role in elevating our reputation
  • Develop templates and documentation that aid all parts of the Joomla project
  • Inspire and motivate!

Key requirements:

  • 7 years design experience, both in digital and in print 2-3 years experience managing a team of designers
  • Proficient in designing for the web, mobile and other connected devices
  • A strong portfolio of personal design work, demonstrating your unique style and creativity
  • Experience working with leading brands. Strong, motivational leadership skills
  • An interest in Open Source philosophy and not-for-profit initiatives and organizations
  • Excellent knowledge of English (and any other extra language! We are an international project!).
  • Aware of other cultures
  • Good listener
  • Able to work remotely with volunteers from all around the world
  • You must be someone who is always on-hand to support their team

What we offer:

  • Leading and volunteering for the award-winning CMS
  • Be on a team that is passionate about design and marketing
  • Have a meaningful impact on Joomla's future
  • Build the experience that powers 3% of the web
  • Your work will be showcased to a worldwide audience
  • Possibility to take part in our annual conference
  • An amazing team that will support you and trust your choices and skills

Interested? Then fill out this short form right away and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible!

Joomla changes URL shortener

23 July 2015, 12:00 am

The joom.la url shortener was changed recently to a YOURLS setup which provides us with a higher level of customisation. The Team has, to our knowledge, exported all former short URLs however we may have missed some.

Call for UX Team Volunteers

17 July 2015, 3:27 pm

Over the past 10 years, Joomla! has evolved naturally as a solution with guidance from the many wonderful volunteers and contributors. While this has worked for us so far, in order for us to remain relevant we need to start looking outside of our volunteer groups for direction. Namely, we need to start thinking about our end users - their needs, wants, and how they actually use the CMS in their day to day.

To kick off this process, we are rebooting the currently inactive Joomla! UX Team. This team is underneath the Production Leadership Team, and our first project will have major influence in how Joomla! 4 looks and functions from an end-user standpoint.

To make this happen, we need volunteers! Particularly those who have experience in one or more of the following:

  • Enterprise UX (this is a big one!)
  • User research & user testing
  • UX Strategy
  • UI Design
  • International accessibility standards
  • Interaction Design


If you have experience in those areas, please fill out the form at the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UmVcxxPgdigW0Yj4yBIJTYE3f1nGj3MZvEvDqZZW6M0/viewform

At the Joomla! World Conference in November 2014, a team was tasked by the Leadership Summit with reviewing and updating the Joomla! Code of Conduct which is presently available at https://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the-project/code-of-conduct.html.

The team has worked since that date to update and refine the Code of Conduct, taking into account the rise of social media and the need to update the policy in line with the size and diversity of our community.

Research has been carried out which includes drawing from how other Open Source projects manage volunteer and leadership conduct, identifying example policies, reviewing procedures for dealing with breaches of policies, and identifying what might be the most appropriate way of deciding and implementing sanctions at varying levels.

Following a two week period of feedback from the Leadership Teams, we now request feedback from the Joomla! community for a further period of two weeks, where we welcome comments on the base English language document and translated versions.

To access the base document, please visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mUCWA2TDJ90KxuL89-oh2s9ZL1R34SBJZJtJihfeaJ8/edit?usp=sharing - translated versions will be linked to from this document.

If you would like to help translate this document into your language, please join the translation room on Glip by visiting www.glip.com/joomla and signing up for an account, then join the room called ‘Translation Room’. The team will be able to support you in translating the document.

Community feedback will be open until Friday, 12th June 2015 at which point the final version of the Code of Conduct Policy will be presented to the Leadership Teams for formal adoption by vote. If you would like to make suggestions, please use the ‘comment’ feature on Google Docs. For further discussion please use this forum post: http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f=704&t=888947

The Marketing Team Needs Your Input!

J! and Beyond is coming closer, in less than one week time we’ll have our Make It Happen session in Prague. Marketing is planning on 4 projects to happen :

  • Content & Sitemap of the Joomla websites
  • Sponsorship Marketing
  • Public Relations Team kick off
  • Traffic generation

JUG Team restructure

14 May 2015, 4:00 pm

The Joomla User Group (JUG) team is a vital part of our community, ensuring that our passionate community members can connect with other people living near them and meet up in-person to share their love for Joomla!.

The JUG Team has been led by Liam Mandville for many years, showing enormous dedication to the creation and maintenance of the JUG Directory and encouraging the formation of new User Groups around the world.  After many years of dedication, Liam is stepping down from his role as team lead due to work commitments, effective 30th April 2015.

The Marketing Working Group (MWG) is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member. We welcome Mike Veeckmans on board the Marketing team!

Mike Veeckmans will collaborate with the other members of the Marketing Working Group in the role of communications manager, taking care of the successful planning, initiation and execution of projects. Mike has proved his management skills in many occasions, like Grace Hopper and the launch of Joomla! 3.4 campaign. We felt he was the perfect piece to match our team.

The primary focus of the Marketing Working Group (MWG) is to raise awareness of the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) and Framework within the international Joomla community, as well as the general open source community.

Promote Joomla! 3.4

30 March 2015, 12:00 am

Joomla 3.4 - Do more.

Are you interested in helping spread the word about Joomla and our latest 3.4 release? We'd love your help! It's fun and easy to do. It's also a great opportunity to make friends from around the world, gain experience working with one of the world's most powerful brands in the world.

We have some promotional materials ready for you to share the exciting new features of Joomla 3.4.

Get Social with Us!

Let's make sure Joomla 3.4 is known to the millions of internet users around the world! Here are ways you can get social, spread your love for Joomla 3.4!

Share the awesome Videos!

  • Embed the video onto your website or blog!
  • Join the conversation on Twitter!
  • Change your profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more to one of our banners.

Download Banners!

Go Digital!

Add some Joomla 3.4 love to all your devices.

 Download Wallpapers!

Give a presentation!

Have a local Jug meet up? Brian Peat created an awesome keynote presentation for you!

Download Presentation!

2014 was an amazing year for the Joomla! Certification Project. In the past year we’ve gathered leaders and team members from across the world, launched a successful pilot program at the Joomla! World Conference 2014, cultivated serious discussions with the Joomla community and have moved closer than ever to a viable, live professional certification for Joomla! Administrators.

In that time, we’ve also learned how not to do a few things. Our missteps and failures have pushed us closer to a seriously awesome resource for our community, and we’ve grown stronger as a team. We would like to wholeheartedly thank everyone that has played even a small part in getting us to where we are now with the Certification Project. However, we still need more enthusiastic people helping to get the project done. If anyone in the Joomla community has a desire to be a part of this team, we would love to have you join us. For more information about how to get involved, see the end of this article.