Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: PHP
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 only
Latest version: v4.0.0

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What is Joomla?

  • Joomla! is a Content Management System (CMS) which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications.
  • It is a simple and powerful web server application which requires a server with PHP and either MySQL or PostgreSQL to run. You can find full technical requirements here.
  • Joomla! is free and Open Source software distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later.

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Joomla is not installable out of the box from this repository, please use:

How to get a working installation from the source

For detailed instructions please visit https://docs.joomla.org/Special:MyLanguage/J4.x:Setting_Up_Your_Local_Environment

You will need:

Steps to setup the local environment:

  • Clone the repository: bash git clone https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms.git
  • Go to the joomla-cms folder: bash cd joomla-cms
  • Go to the 4.2-dev branch: bash git checkout 4.2-dev
  • Install all the needed composer packages: bash composer install
  • Install all the needed npm packages: bash npm ci

Things to be aware of when pulling: Joomla creates a cache of the namespaces of its extensions in JOOMLA_ROOT/administrator/cache/autoload_psr4.php. If extensions are created, deleted or removed in git then this file needs to be recreated. You can simply delete the file and it will be regenerated on the next call to Joomla.

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