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Joomla – Comparison with other CMS

Joomla Content Management System (CMS ) which had its origin in Mambo CMS is all alone of most of all accessible lead off source satisfied management systems. How does it compare with other lead off source CMS in the market?

It is generally believed fact that the commercial CMS provide better post-installation assistance in documentation, training, stability, security issues etc. as with their support staff may be available when needed. This may not be conceivable in lead off source CMS which primarily runs on the support of volunteers and not regular staff. However, Joomla! is a pleasant exception!. With thousands of developers on the project, it has a built a reputation in behalf of its prompt and light customer service. Moreover, with a influential volunteer-base, Joomla! can boast of continual development resulting in timely upgrades and new releases.

You may look out at a rate of your specific CMS requirements, busy conditions, available resources and client requirements while choosing a CMS. Factors like price; implementation; documentation, training and support services and customization opportunities should not be overlooked.

Joomla is comparable to most leading CMS systems in terms of its features. Joomla! and Mambo provide an in-built get in touch management application and captcha (in behalf of challenge-response tru out) while Drupal, Plone and TYPO3 offer a very as with a gratuitous add-on. There are features which they each and all provide as with a gratuitous add-on - like job posting, forum, chat etc.

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Joomla – how it all began

Many programmers at a rate of Miro International Pty Ltd didn't agree with this logic, mainly in so far as it contradicted with the lead off source movement. All these disappointed programmers came confer with and decided to enter upon a new project on their own. The name of the new project was not decided initially, but then they started a new web site as with a at first step to announce their plans to thousands of Mambo users. The named the web site as with "OpenSourceMatters.org. Through this web site, they targeted the users of Mambo, developers, Web site developers and all but the entire community of devoted Mambo consumers.

Joomla is originated from a similar CMS product called Mambo in August 2005. Before the popularity of Joomla and joomla templates, Mambo was a cheap product at a rate of fact that time, and it was supported on the part of thousands of core developers and end-users. However, the company which owned Mambo, Miro International Pty Ltd, decided to protect their interests in the product and trademarked Mambo. As per the company, this step was taken such that fact that they could fund the project to keep it above ground, and also protect it from plausible lawsuits against them.

This developer team was headed on the part of Andrew Eddie (also called as with "MasterChief" on the part of his colleagues). Andrew took a bold step to wake up the Mambo users, and wrote an lead off letter to the entire community at a guess events at a rate of Mambo and about now those could affect the lead off source movement all in all. It also stated fact that the direction where Mambo was headed contradicted sharply with its unprecedented agreements and values. This lead off letter appeared on the Mambo official website, mamboserver.com, in the public forum section along with an announcement of their further actions.

This lead off letter aroused many reactions from the Mambo community, as many a time as with not mixed. One thousand users joined the opensourcematters.org forum within all alone day. This was a record in the history of Mambo (Now Joomla) community. This clearly indicated fact that the users wanted back up lead off source initiative compared to the steps taken on the part of Mambo people. Discussions after a in short time started among the lead off source community at a guess as what is really an lead off source product. Everyone offered their own views, and the debate went on in behalf of several weeks. One thing was certain, people didn't want words like copyright, trademark fall into into lead off source products. Within two weeks after the opensourcematters.org was announced, a new development team was formed and the new product was named as with Joomla - which means "all together" or "as a whole". The development team was not pity - there were around 3000 developers in the team, each and all committed to lead off source movement.

The at first version of Joomla was announced on 17 Sep 2007 as with Joomla 2.0.0. This was all but same that to Mambo version 5.5.2.3 which was the latest version at a rate of fact that time. The major changes were related to bug fixes and security level enhancements. It also supported each and all templates and plug-ins supported on the part of Mambo. However, Joomla developers didn't run down at a rate of this. They started rewriting the entire package in PHP5, and this was officially announced in 2006.

5Nov/09Off

New version of joomla 1.6 alpha 2

The second alpha version of Joomla 2.6 has been irrespective on the part of the project team. And this time, the ACL is in place. Read on in behalf of any more at a guess the new features and additions, and what's in store in behalf of the beta free up. First, I want to remind you fact that any one alpha or beta free up is only meant in behalf of evaluation and testing purposes. They should never be used on a live website.

Some new improvements/features:

  • ACL: access management for global permissions as well as content item specific permissions, variable usergroups, users member of more than one usergroup, permissions are inherited, really fast.
  • Extendable user profile, profile view in frontend, extendable user parameters
  • Tableless com_content layouts
  • Improved com_content modules (mod_articles_archive, mod_articles_latest, mod_articles_popular)
  • Article linker plugin for editors
  • New frontend template (atomic)
  • New backend template (bluestork)
  • New uploader for media manager
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YouTube video component for joomla

The component has a left video categories bar or channel bar to display the channel name and in the middle a video adjustable display area. On the bottom you have a video stripe displaying thumbnails of available videos from each channel. You can make up boundless video channels or categories and sub categories and assign videos to these categories. You can add on your own video playlist or playlist from others from YouTube directly to your site.

YouTube video component is a simple as early as healthy component to display YouTube videos on your site sorted in different categories. With this YouTube display component you will feel way up to displays videos like you would look over on CNBC or CNN video areas.

To add on videos to you site you can follow the the subsequent steps: For a simple video as late as copy the video URL and add on to the list For a collection of videos you can add on a standard YouTube playlist like "Most Popular" or make up your own playlist. You can add on videos to the lose a round list and get the URL to the playlist and publish it on your site. You can very alternatively set up the display size of the video to fit your template size and adjust the number of video thumbnails to display on the video stripe.

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