General News

Joomla! 1.5 Demo Site Available

The Joomla! 1.5 Demo Web Site is now available online. Using the demo site, you can take a closer look at the new Joomla! 1.5 features and changes.

The demo site content is refreshed every 30 minutes. There are security precautions in effect to protect the privacy of other site users and to better ensure site stability. To test drive the demo site, you need to register and activate your account by clicking the link in the activation email. All user accounts are given Super Administrator access and can perform all functions except those that could be abused. Each demo user account remains active for one month.

Feel free to use our new resource and to share it with others interested in exploring Joomla!'s capabilities!

Learn more about Joomla! 1.5

If you want to learn more about Joomla!, the Absolute Beginner's Guide to Joomla! contains a wealth of information for new users. Here are some additional resources for those just getting started:

Joomla! 1.5 Features

The Joomla! Core Features Guide, written by James Ramsay, is another good way to review basic functionality.

Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start

The Joomla! 1.5 Quick Start Guide, written by Kevin Hayne, and the series of accompanying videos developed by Michael Casha, are excellent step-by-step learning tools. These tools take you through building a Joomla! Web site for a fictitious landscaping company, from download and installation to configuration and template customization. They're a fun and easy way to master Joomla! quickly.

Questions or Problems

Please report any problems with the demo Web site in the Sites & Infrastructure forum. If you have questions about using Joomla! 1.5, please post in the Joomla! 1.5 forum. Have fun with Joomla!

Special Thanks

A special thanks goes out to our own Levis Bisson for working to get the new demo site up and going.

1.0.15 Package File MD5 Checksums

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Congratulations to Drupal

Drupal 6.0 Released

The Joomla! community congratulates the Drupal community on their release of Drupal 6.0.  It is a great accomplishment and shows the strength and creativity of their free and open source community. Their hard work has paid off and again shown the power of open source collaboration to produce great software. We are especially thrilled for the many Drupal community members who we have gotten to know, most recently when both projects participated in the Google GHOP Contest .

Drupal like Joomla! makes it possible for millions of people to be creators of rich and complex web content without having to be coders. We celebrate Drupal's achievement in this, just as we celebrated our release of Joomla! 1.5.

Well done Drupal, and congratulations.