A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For question regarding Joomla 3.x of the Content Management System. This includes versions 3.0 up to 3.8.
a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. Joomla is based on PHP.
the main functional units of Joomla!; they can be seen as mini-applications. An easy analogy would be that Joomla! is the operating system and the components are desktop applications.
For questions regarding version 2.5 of the Joomla Content Management System. This version is part of the LTS (Long Term Support). Please note this version of Joomla is no longer supported and is recom…
an extension that offers certain functionality to a site, usually to present small pieces of information, in specified locations of the site (e.g. latest or popular articles), that …
for question about the development of features or extensions in Joomla.
a kind of Joomla! extension. Plugins provide functions which are associated with trigger events.
For question regarding Joomla 3.4.x of the Content Management System only. Joomla 3.4.x is a STS (Short Term Support) version. Support ends one month after the next release of Joomla is released. One …
for questions related to Joomla articles and the com_content component.
The Joomla Template controls the overall layout of your site. It brings together common elements, modules and components as well as providing the cascading style sheet for your site. Both the Front-en…
a software package that extends your Joomla! installation in some way. The most common Joomla extensions are Templates, Components, Modules and Plugins.
a database system used by many websites on the Internet. Joomla is based on PHP and MySQL.
For question regarding Joomla 3.3.x of the Content Management System only. If the question is relevant to any Joomla 3 version.
a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.
for questions related to the Joomla-API, both Joomla CMS and Joomla Framework.
for questions about users, user management, access levels and other user related topics.
an organized collection of data typically used to model certain situations. Use this tag if you have questions about designing a database. If it is about a particular database management…
for questions related to the Administrator application (backend) of a Joomla site. The administrator site can be reached through the URL http://example.com/administrator.
used as part of a menu, to create pages, that load a pre-defined type of content determined by the Menu Item Type. Those pages will be accessible by a static URL (menu-item a…
a file in the Joomla template directory that is loaded instead of the normal core Joomla file.
a set of menu items used for website navigation. Each menu item defines an URL to a page on your site, and settings that control the contents(articles, category(ies) lists, tagge…
a Content and CCK (content construction kit) Extension for Joomla! that provides more features than the standard content component.
A login or logon (also called logging in or on and signing in or on) is the process by which individual access to a computer system is controlled by identification of the user using credentials provid…
the latest major release of the Joomla! CMS, with 3.6 the seventh standard-term support release in this series.
The uniform resource locator, abbreviated as URL is a specific character string that constitutes a reference to a resource.
a file in your Joomla template directory that is loaded instead of the normal core Joomla file. This is done in order to change the layout or functions of certain parts of Jooml…
a technique for creating seamless interactive websites via asynchronous data exchange between client and server. AJAX facilitates communication with the serve…
for questions about upgrading within the same Joomla major version, or upgrading from Joomla 2.5 to 3. For questions about going from Joomla 1.5 to 2.5+, please use the Migration tag.
for Joomla-related security questions, and extension/template coding in order to prevent intrusion.
For question regarding Joomla 3.5.x of the Content Management System only.
Search engine friendly (SEF), human-readable or clean URLs are URLs that make sense to both humans and search engines because they explain the path to the particular page they point to.