Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable. Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.

Joomla 1.5 was released on January 22, 2008. The latest release of this version was 1.5.26 on March 27, 2012.

This version was the first to attain long-term support (LTS). LTS versions are released each three major or minor releases and are supported until three months after the next LTS version is released.

Since April 2012: Joomla 1.5 has reached end-of-life. Reasons for the Move:

  • Security. Older extensions are often built using older and potentially unsafe coding methods.
  • Support. 1.5 has a large number of older and unsupported extensions.
  • End-of-life. Joomla 1.5 won't be maintained after the April end-of-life date, so it is a logical step to also stop supporting 1.5 extensions.
  • Focus. Allow Joomla developers to concentrate on developing for the current Joomla 2.5 version and also for 3.0.

Joomla 1.6 is the next generation of Joomla, the most popular Open Source Content Management System in the world. The broad goals of Joomla 1.6 are to:

  • implement an expanded access control system;
  • implement a nested categories solution;
  • add admin interface improvements
  • standardise the way extensions are built using the MVC framework.

Joomla 1.6 was released on January 10, 2011 and reach end of life in 2011-08-19

Joomla 1.7 was released on July 19, 2011, six months after 1.6.0. This version adds enhanced security and improved migration tools and has reach End Of Life in 2012-02-24

 
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Blogg-X is a cross platform (OS X, Windows XP, Linux) content management tool for websites based on the Joomla! CMS.  Blogg-X runs locally on your computer as a desktop application.  Utilizing built in WYSIWYG and HTML source editors you can post rich content on your Joomla! site without the use of the web browser.

Social bookmarking sites generally organize their content using tags. Social bookmarking sites are an increasingly popular way to locate, classify, rank, and share Internet resources through the practice of tagging and inferences drawn from grouping and analysis of tags.

This mambot allow user to add your articles to the most famous bookmarking sites easier.

The easiest way to develop component, modules, bots for Jooomla using best of the breed open source softwares.

Joomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
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Mambo Open Source is one of the finest Open Source Web Content Management Systems available today. Mambo Open Source makes communicating and publishing via the Web easy.

Components are Mambo's content elements or applications that usually in the center of the the main content area of a template.  This depends on the design of the template in use. Components are core elements of Mambo functionality.  These core elements include: Banners, Contact, News Feeds, Polls and Weblinks. Members of the Mambo Community are producing third party Mambo components on a continuous basis.
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Securities tips for Mambo
Ever been to a site where you had to register and the registration form required that you type in the same phrase that is found in a hard-to-read image?  Mambo has  now this possibility thanks to my component com_securityimages.
Log4php is a php port of Log4j, the most popular Java logging framework (see Log4J for details). It has been packed for Mambo by me. Home of Log4PHP at Apache.logging

  • Configuration through xml and properties file (same structure as log4j).
  • File, RollingFile, DailyFile, Echo, Console, Mail, PEAR::Db, PHP error, Syslog or NT events and Socket appenders.
  • Simple, TTCC, Pattern, Html and Xml Layouts.
  • Nested (NDC) and Mapped (MDC) Diagnostic Contexts.
  • Switchable internal debug.
A Mambot is a small, task-oriented function that intercepts content before it is displayed and manipulates it in some way. Mambo provides a number of Mambots in the core distribution. Email cloaking, smileys support, geshi ...
Forcing the spammer to pay the price (computing power) before submitting rubish to Your homepage (comments, guestbook for example). The user will have to create a new cryptographic value of a hidden field (Javascript code provided) and that may take 1 to 2 seconds, but may be more with RSA 1024....
This also do not allow robot to easily sumbit code without parsing Your HTML page before...
Templates define the lay-out of your Mambo Web site. You can assign different templates to various pages of your Web site.  Templates can be created for the Frontend of your site called Site Template as well as the Backend called Administrator Templates.
development news...
A spam filter that evaluates email message content to determine the probability that it is spam. Bayesian filters are adaptable and can learn to identify new patterns of spam by analyzing incoming email.. Instead of identifying subject line or headers of the email, Bayesian filter will review the content of the email to prevent or block spamming. Bayesian filtering is the process of using Bayesian statistical methods to classify documents into categories.
Joomla Extensions

 A tag cloud (more traditionally known as a weighted list in the field of visual design) is a visual depiction of content tags used on a website. Often, more frequently used tags are depicted in a larger font or otherwise emphasized, while the displayed order is generally alphabetical. Thus both finding a tag by alphabet and by popularity is possible. Selecting a single tag within a tag cloud will generally lead to a collection of items that are associated with that tag. from WikiPedia
The module RSS friends (mod_rssfriends) give the opportunity to Your visitors  to add Your RSS to the most popular RSS socialnet.....
com_minifyinify is a PHP5 app that can combine multiple CSS or JavaScript files, compress their contents (i.e. removal of unnecessary whitespace/comments), and serve the results with HTTP encoding (gzip/deflate) and headers that allow optimal client-side caching. This helps you follow several of Yahoo!'s Rules for High Performance Web Sites.
 

OpenComment is a Joomla Component thatallows you to accept and moderate comments from the visitors and readers of your site.
They can leave their name, email address and website address as well as rating your article and leaving a comment. It has a lot of Exciting features for a commenting system:

  • AJAX, for responsiveness and limiting bandwidth usage
  • Rating mechanism and threshold filtering,
  • Comments sorting and searching
  • User alert,
  • Anti spamming plugins support, automoderation,
  • Smilies pack themes
  • More than 60 settings in admin panel
  • Fully i18N
  • build with security in mind
  • GNU/GPL licence!
 

 


AkoBook was one of the first guestbook solutions for Joomla/Mambo. It comes with a lot features like support for user votes, locations and all major pagers. It has been translated into many different languages and is currently the most used guestbook for Joomla/Mambo.
i've enhanced the first version of AkoBook to support the major antispam solutions:

  • Securityimages: captcha (user interaction needed)
  • Hashcash: cryptographic challenges (transparent for the user)
  • Akismet: webservices oracle osrting out spams from relevant entries  (transparent for the user)
 
Automattic Kismet (Akismet for short) is a collaborative effort to make comment and trackback spam a non-issue and restore innocence to blogging, so you never have to worry about spam again. read more at http://akismet.com/

SecurityImages was originally created for Mambo, I've decide to develop only with Joomla in mind...