Content Management systems (CMS)
offer the promise of:
modular structure and
support for plugins, among many to build a
Joomla/Mambo are both
a CMS and
one of the highest profile open source LAMP
projects going, boasting a substantial user
community and a number of open source
Is Joomla! a fork of Mambo?
Some call it a fork.
Some call it a spoon.
Some call it an entire table setting.
Whatever your philisophical persuasion, the facts are
that Joomla is a continuation of the work of the
Development Team which unanimously resigned from
the Mambo project in August 2005.
How do the versions compare?
Joomla version 1.0 is derived from Mambo 184.108.40.206 but
includes many additional bug fixes and security
Joomla version 1.5 is an extensive refactoring of the
API as is Mambo version 4.6 to its codebase.
Both applications continue maintain a similar user
inferface (look and feel)
Joomla 1.5 also includes many new features such as
additional authentication models (LDAP, Gmail, etc),
xml-rpc client-server support.
Will Mambo addons continue to work in
Addons (templates, components, modules, mambots
and language packs) designed for Mambo 4.5.2 will
generally run on Joomla 1.0.
Mambo addons designed for version 4.6 will likely not
run on Joomla, nor will extensions designed for Joomla
1.5 run on Mambo.
PHP version >= 4.1.0
zlib compression support
Installation takes place in 6
step 1 - MySQL database configuration
step 2 - Enter the name of your Joomla site
step 3 - Confirm the site URL, path, admin e-mail and file/directory chmods
step 4 - Congratulations! Joomla is installed
There are 2 major areas:
Public Website Area