1- What is this?
* This is a Joomla! installation/upgrade package to version 2.5.x
* Joomla! Official site: http://www.joomla.org
* Joomla 2.5 version history – http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_2.5_version_history
* Detailed changes in the Changelog: http://joomlacode.org/gf/project/joomla/scmsvn/?action=browse&path=/development/trunk/administrator/&view=log
2- What is Joomla?
* Joomla it’s a Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
* It’s a free and OpenSource 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 MySQL to run it.
More details here: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html
3- Is Joomla for you?
* Joomla its the right solution for any content web project: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Is_it_for-me%3F
* See Features – http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Core_Features
* Try out our online demo: http://demo.joomla.org/
4- How to find a Joomla! translation?
* Joomla speak your language: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_and_languages/translations
* Repository of accredited language packs: http://community.joomla.org/translations.html
5- Learn Joomla!
* Read Getting Started with Joomla to find out the basics: http://docs.joomla.org/Getting_Started_with_Joomla!
* Before installing, read the beginners guide: http://docs.joomla.org/Beginners
6- What are the limits of Joomla?
* Joomla sites can be extended in functionalities with Extensions that you can create to suite your needs.
* There are lots of ready made extensions that you can download and install.
* See the Joomla! Extensions Directory (JED): http://extensions.joomla.org
7- Is it easy to change the layout display?
* The layout its controlled by templates that you can edit.
* There are lots of ready made templates that you can download.
8- Ready to install Joomla?
* See minimum requirements here: http://www.joomla.org/technical-requirements.html
* How do you install Joomla! ? – http://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joomla!_1.7
* Start your Joomla experience building your site with a local test server.
When ready it can be moved to an on-line hosting account of your choice.
See the tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Joomla_Local_install
9- Updates are free!
* Always use the latest version: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
10- Where can you get support and help?
* FAQ Frequently Asked Questions: http://docs.joomla.org/Category:FAQ
* Find the information you need: http://docs.joomla.org/Start_here
* Find help and other users: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/create-and-share.html
* Post questions at our forums: http://forum.joomla.org
* Joomla Resources Directory (JRD): http://resources.joomla.org/tos.html
11- Already have a site but its not built with Joomla 2.5 ?
* What’s new in Joomla 2.5+ – http://docs.joomla.org/What%27s_new_in_Joomla_2.5
* What are the main differences from 1.5 to 2.5+ ? Table of contents: http://docs.joomla.org/Differences_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_2.5
* How to migrate from 1.5.x ? Tutorial: http://docs.joomla.org/Tutorial:Migrating_from_Joomla_1.5_to_Joomla_2.5
* Upgrade Instructions: http://docs.joomla.org/Upgrade_Instructions
* Convert an existing Web site to Joomla – http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_Convert_an_existing_Web_site_to_a_Joomla!_Web_site
12- Do you want to improve Joomla?
* How do you request a feature? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_request_a_feature%3F
* How do you report a bug? http://docs.joomla.org/How_do_you_report_a_bug%3F
* Get Involved: Joomla! its a community developed software. Join the community at http://www.joomla.org
* Are you a Developer? http://docs.joomla.org/Developers
* Are you a Web designer? http://docs.joomla.org/Web_designers
* Copyright (C) 2005 – 2012 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
* Credits: http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_1.6_Credits
* Distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later
* See Licenses details at http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_Licenses