1- What is this? * This is a Joomla! installation/upgrade package to version 3.x * Joomla! Official site: https://www.joomla.org * Joomla! 3.9 version history - https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Joomla_3.9_version_history * Detailed changes in the Changelog: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms/commits/staging 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 Open Source 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. You can find full technical requirements here: https://downloads.joomla.org/technical-requirements. 3- Is Joomla! for you? * Joomla! is the right solution for most content web projects: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Portal:Learn_More * See Joomla's core features - https://www.joomla.org/core-features.html * Try out our free hosting service: https://launch.joomla.org 4- How to find a Joomla! translation? * Repository of accredited language packs: https://community.joomla.org/translations.html * You can also add languages directly to your website via your Joomla! administration panel: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/J3.x:Setup_a_Multilingual_Site/Installing_New_Language * Learn how to setup a Multilingual Joomla! Site: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/J3.x:Setup_a_Multilingual_Site 5- Learn Joomla! * Read Getting Started with Joomla to find out the basics: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/J3.x:Getting_Started_with_Joomla! * Before installing, read the beginners guide: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Portal:Beginners 6- What are the benefits of Joomla? * The functionality of a Joomla! website can be extended by installing extensions that you can create (or download) to suit your needs. * There are many ready-made extensions that you can download and install. * Check out the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED): https://extensions.joomla.org 7- Is it easy to change the layout display? * The layout is controlled by templates that you can edit. * There are a lot of ready-made professional templates that you can download. * Check out the template management information: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Portal:Template_Management 8- Ready to install Joomla? * Check the minimum requirements here: https://downloads.joomla.org/technical-requirements * How do you install Joomla - https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/J3.x:Installing_Joomla * You could start your Joomla! experience building your site on a local test server. When ready it can be moved to an online hosting account of your choice. See the tutorial: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Installing_Joomla_locally 9- Updates are free! * Always use the latest version: https://downloads.joomla.org/latest 10- Where can you get support and help? * The Joomla! Documentation: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Main_Page * FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Category:FAQ * Find the information you need: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Start_here * Find help and other users: https://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/create-and-share.html * Post questions at our forums: https://forum.joomla.org * Joomla! Resources Directory (JRD): https://resources.joomla.org/ 11- Do you already have a Joomla! site that's not built with Joomla! 3.x ? * What's new in Joomla! 3.x: https://www.joomla.org/3 * What are the main differences from 2.5 to 3? https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/What_are_the_major_differences_between_Joomla!_2.5_and_3.x%3F * How to migrate from 2.5.x to 3.x? Tutorial: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Joomla_2.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration * How to migrate from 1.5.x to 3.x? Tutorial: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Joomla_1.5_to_3.x_Step_by_Step_Migration 12- Do you want to improve Joomla? * Where to request a feature? https://issues.joomla.org * How do you report a bug? https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Filing_bugs_and_issues * Get Involved: Joomla! is a community developed software. Join the community at https://volunteers.joomla.org * Documentation for Developers: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Portal:Developers * Documentation for Web designers: https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Web_designers Copyright: * Copyright (C) 2005 - 2020 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved. * Distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later * See License details at https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/Joomla_Licenses