While we have been in an unprecedented situation that is changing our way of life for several days, we would like to assure you of the support of the whole Joomla Project throughout this period.
The confinement weeks in a large part of the world. We should more than ever maintain and consolidate our links with our loved ones so that this isolation does not make us forget what unites us and makes us a community. In a few words: talk to each other, exchange and continue to share.
The Joomla community is adapting to the pandemic and if many events have been postponed, some will be held online! Our Social Media Team promotes these events as soon as they are informed. If you are organizing a webinar or an online session, do not hesitate to contact us so that we can spread this information to the entire community.
During this confinement period, you can also take the time to discover and rediscover Joomla projects or give a hand to our current projects. Here are some suggestions below:
To start with our favorite CMS, you have many possibilities.
The launch.joomla.org platform allows you to build your Joomla site in a few clicks, to install or test new components, new templates. Do not hesitate to also test your project in Joomla 4.
An online collaborative community manual for Joomla! users, developers or anyone interested in learning more about Joomla! Currently, we have 8,429 articles written and translated by our Joomla! community members.
Joomla! User Groups (JUGs) meet on a regular basis and chat about all things Joomla. It’s now possible to attend a virtual User Group Meeting happening anywhere in the world right from your home, see the list of JUGs here: https://community.joomla.org/user-groups.html
As you are probably aware the Joomla project is community-driven, and proudly so! The project is always looking for volunteers to support and further develop the project - many projects are underway and whatever your level of experience you can participate in the project. (https://www.joomla.org/contribute-to-joomla.html)
There are many ways that you can contribute; information about how and what can be found on the Joomla Volunteers portal (https://volunteers.joomla.org/). There is also a list of currently open roles in the various teams within the project (https://volunteers.joomla.org/help-wanted ), with information about the role, the requirements and how you can apply.
If you follow the news of our community, you know that since the Forum For The Future, many teams have formed and are mobilizing for the long-awaited release of version 4. It is up to you only this version be published even faster.
For developers, go to GitHub, you can test and/or answer the many issues raised.
You don’t need to be a developer to help us work on Joomla 4, we also need people to help us test and document all of the new features to get it ready for release.
Have you been teaching Joomla to someone? Or would you like to? The Educational Outreach working group would love to hear from you! The team is starting the process of putting together a pack of educational materials as a resource for everyone involved in the sector.
With a lot of people finding more time on their hands than usual with the restricted physical movement, why not also join in the new Pizza Bugs and Fun, without the Pizza! That's right, production is organising a rolling program on bug squashing while we are all affected by the Covid bug. These meetups will be all online over the weekends.
So look out for the announcements in the Glip community channel and help fight back against some bugs
If you still need help in finding a way to contribute and support the project some examples of how you can get involved are:Help us to promote Joomla in your networks and social media channels Get involved by joining a team Share your knowledge and write an article for the Joomla! Community Magazine (https://magazine.joomla.org/) Support Joomla’s development by sponsoring on Github (https://github.com/sponsors/joomla)
Still not sure where to start? Contact the Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) (https://volunteers.joomla.org/teams/volunteer-engagement-team) and let us know a little bit about yourself and your skills - we’ll then connect with you and help you to get started.