1- What is this? * This is a Joomla! installation/upgrade package to version 3.x * Joomla! Official site: http://www.joomla.org * Joomla 3.1 version history - http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_3.1_version_history * Detailed changes in the Changelog: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commits/master 2- What is Joomla? * Joomla is 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 either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. More details here: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html 3- Is Joomla for you? * Joomla is the right solution for any content web project: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Is_it_for_me%3F * See Features - http://www.joomla.org/core-features.html * Try out our online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/ 4- How to find a Joomla! translation? * Repository of accredited language packs: http://community.joomla.org/translations.html * Directory of non-accredited language packs (see above for accredited): http://extensions.joomla.org/extensions/languages/translations-for-joomla 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 (or download) 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 is 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! * 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- Do you already have a Joomla site that's not built with Joomla 3.x ? * What's new in Joomla 3.x - http://www.joomla.org/3 * What are the main differences from 2.5 to 3? Table of contents: http://docs.joomla.org/Differences_from_Joomla_2.5_to_Joomla_3.0 * How to migrate from 2.5.x to 3.x? Tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Migrating_from_Joomla_2.5_to_Joomla_3.0 * 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 to 3.x? Tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_3.0 * 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/Filing_bugs_and_issues * Get Involved: Joomla! is 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_3_Credits * Distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later * See Licenses details at http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Licenses