Resources

This book was a beginning. I hope you enjoyed reading it. My intention was to guide you through Joomla! 1.6. Not everything was covered because that would have been too much.

I think we could use a developer book and a template designer book to dip deeper into these topics.  Nobody knows what the future holds in store!

What kind of useful resources are there for you to learn more about Joomla! or to get in touch with the Joomla! community?

Community

As it is written on the back of this book, Joomla! is backed by a worldwide community.  If you like this idea, come and join us!

Documentation

Security Checklist

Joomla! Extensions

Joomla! Templates

  • There is no central directory for free templates.
  • There is no central directory for commercial templates.

Anyway, there are a lot of template clubs and professionals that provide Joomla! templates. Just search the web and you will most certainly find something that suits you.

Events

  • Joomla! is known for its Joomla! days.
    A Joomla! day is a one- or two-day event organized by and for the community. A list of Joomla! days can be found here - http://community.joomla.org/events.html
  • There is an international Joomla! conference in Europe called jandbeyond. Go to http://jandbeyond.org/ for more information.

The Future

  • The community plans a six month release cycle, based on the ideas people post in the Joomla! idea pool.
  • The next releases will be Joomla 1.7 in July 2011 and Joomla! 1.8 in January 2012, but of course, it depends on how the community will support implementing these ideas!
  • The Joomla! developer network is always looking for people like you :-) http://developer.joomla.org/

Training

Commercial Support

Hosting

Certificates

At the moment there is no possibility to get certified in Joomla!.


You see, there is enough work left for you, your friends and the rest of the world :-).

 

Comments

Thank you this I believe is the best tutorial on Joomla so far its simple straight to the point and has examples that are easy to follow. I hope you will be able to write an advanced joomla book one of these fine days

Regards
Einstein

Thank you for the resources. I could use the training resources for the my product developments.

@Guest (above) - Thanks for the corrected events link.

Shahriyar
My Site: http://facebookwidgets.cerontek.com/

thank you very much!!! I am the absolute newbie to webmaster and JOOMLA!... but with your introductory book, I am on track...ich danke Ihnen sehr, mein Freund