Joomla Announcements

Introducing Joomla! 1.0

What is Joomla! ?


Joomla! is a production of Open Source Matters, the same team that brought you the award winning Mambo Content Management System. OSM has taken their final stable version of Mambo (, given it a spring clean and named it Joomla! 1.0 In addition, several small features that were going to be released in Joomla! 1.1 have been brought forward and included in this release.

Read more: Introducing Joomla! 1.0

Logo Competition - Community Vote begins

ImageThe Core Team would firstly like to thank the entire community for their support of the Logo Competition. The quality of the submissions has been extremely high and has highlighted the talent that exists within the Joomla! world.

In the 48 hours since the Contest thread closed the Core Team has conducted an internal vote to produce 5 finalists.

Now its back to the community for the final vote that decides the new Official Joomla! logo.

Click here to vote!

Nicolas Steenhout Joins Development Team

Joomla! looks set to improve its Standards, Usability and Accessibility (SUA) with the appointment of Nicolas Steenhout to the development team as the SUA Team Leader.

ImageNic, 37, of New Zealand, brings a wealth of talent and experience in web standards and compliance. Nic's role with the development team will accelerate the process of Joomla's framework meeting accepted standards.

Nic is currently a disability advisor to a New Zealand hospital board and runs his own consultancy services, with a focus on disability. In his "spare time", he operates his web design and hosting company.

His passion for web standards is revealed in a question and answer session with Peter Russell this week.

Read more: Nicolas Steenhout Joins Development Team