1- What is this? * This is a Joomla! installation/upgrade package to version 2.5.x * Joomla! Official site: http://www.joomla.org * Joomla 2.5 version history - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_version_history * Detailed changes in the Changelog: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=/development/trunk/administrator/&view=log 2- What is Joomla? * Joomla it's a Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. * It's a free and OpenSource software, distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later * This is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and MySQL to run it. More details here: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html 3- Is Joomla for you? * Joomla its the right solution for any content web project: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Is_it_for-me%3F * See Features - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Core_Features * Try out our online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/ 4- How to find a Joomla! translation? * Joomla speak your language: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_and_languages/translations * Repository of accredited language packs: http://community.joomla.org/translations.html 5- Learn Joomla! * Read Getting Started with Joomla to find out the basics: http://docs.joomla.org/Getting_Started_with_Joomla! * Before installing, read the beginners guide: http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners 6- What are the limits of Joomla? * Joomla sites can be extended in functionalities with Extensions that you can create to suite your needs. * There are lots of ready made extensions that you can download and install. * See the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED): http://extensions.joomla.org 7- Is it easy to change the layout display? * The layout its controlled by templates that you can edit. * There are lots of ready made templates that you can download. 8- Ready to install Joomla? * See minimum requirements here: http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html * How do you install Joomla! ? - http://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joomla!_1.7 * Start your Joomla experience building your site with a local test server. When ready it can be moved to an on-line hosting account of your choice. See the tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Joomla_Local_install 9- Updates are free! * Always use the latest version: http://www.joomla.org/download.html 10- Where can you get support and help? * FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: http://docs.joomla.org/Category:FAQ * Find the information you need: http://docs.joomla.org/Start_here * Find help and other users: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/create-and-share.html * Post questions at our forums: http://forum.joomla.org * Joomla Resources Directory (JRD): http://resources.joomla.org/tos.html 11- Already have a site but its not built with Joomla 2.5 ? * What's new in Joomla 2.5+ - http://docs.joomla.org/What%27s_new_in_Joomla_2.5 * What are the main differences from 1.5 to 2.5+ ? Table of contents: http://docs.joomla.org/Differences_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_2.5 * How to migrate from 1.5.x ? Tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_2.5 * Upgrade Instructions: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrade_Instructions * Convert an existing Web site to Joomla - http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_Convert_an_existing_Web_site_to_a_Joomla!_Web_site 12- Do you want to improve Joomla? * How do you request a feature? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_request_a_feature%3F * How do you report a bug? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_report_a_bug%3F * Get Involved: Joomla! its a community developed software. Join the community at http://www.joomla.org * Are you a Developer? http://docs.joomla.org/Developers * Are you a Web designer? http://docs.joomla.org/Web_designers Copyright: * Copyright (C) 2005 - 2013 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved. * Credits: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Credits * Distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later * See Licenses details at http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Licenses