North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting


When: Tue May 11, 2010 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM

Speaker: Doug Bierer

Location: O'Reilly Media

Joomla is a content management system (CMS), which enables you to build multi-user Web sites quickly. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular free and open source Web site software available. Joomla, which operates on top of a LAMP stack (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP-perl), is designed to be easy to install and set up even if you’re not an advanced user. Many Web hosting services offer a single-click install, getting your new site up and running in just a few minutes. If your clients need specialized functionality, Joomla is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (most for free under the GPL license ) are available in the Joomla Extensions Directory.

In the talk, Doug Bierer, founder of, which maintains an open source Joomla extension, will cover:

  • what is Joomla and why it may be useful to you
  • rapid website development using Joomla
  • expanding beyond the core by installing extensions
  • how you can write your own Joomla modules
Published Tue 11 May 2010 by Glenn Kerbein