Automated Testing Team Official

This team focuses on improving the Quality of Joomla CMS software and creating learning material about "how to automatically test" joomla CMS and its extensions. Keywords: Unit, System, Acceptance, Integration, Codeception, Selenium, Jasmine, Karma

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Bug Squad (JBS) Official

The purpose of the Joomla! Bug Squad is to reduce the number of bugs in Joomla.

Learn more about the Bug Squad on our portal!

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Capital Team Official

The Capital Team manages all business level partnerships and financial sponsorships of the Joomla Project as well as the banner advertising on our web sites.


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Certification Team (JCP) Official

The Joomla! Certification Program Team is made up of Joomlers working on Operations and Marketing, or the Certification Platform or the exams.

Operations and Marketing volunteers: connect with interested trainers, Joomla! Learning Partners (JLP), JoomlaDays, Joomla! User Groups (JUGs) and Exam Supervisors. In addition to supporting the Joomla! Certification Program with marketing and communication, we answer questions about the certification process, and by providing contracts for exam hosts. We welcome open dialogue with the community to get feedback on the Joomla! Certification.

Platform and Exam volunteers: are responsible for the various Joomla! certification exams, starting with defining knowledge areas for each exam, creating questions and answers for these exams in English, and coordinating the translation of the exams into the various different languages.  We are also responsible for maintaining the certification platform, which consists of Exam Delivery, Learning Partners Dashboard, Payments, Enrollment and maintaining the directory of Certified Users. We monitor the exam results and update the questions and/or answers and handle the feedback from exam candidates.

For more information over the Joomla Certification Program 


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CMS Maintenance Team Official

This team is responsible for reviewing all patches submitted to the Joomla! CMS, merging patches into the code base, and ensuring that the high standards of Joomla are maintained at all times.

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CMS Release Team Official

This team is responsible for coordinating all aspects of Joomla! CMS releases.

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Community Magazine Team (JCM) In Formation

The JCM highlights the contributions of community volunteers, and provides information about different opportunities to support the Joomla! project and its community.


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Community Translation Team Official

The Community Translation Team is responsible for the localisation needed within The Joomla! Project, for sites, announcements, marketing, official extensions etc. You can find all the localised Joomla's Projects here and follow the team on Twitter.
You can also join the Community Translation Team on the dedicated room on Glip.

Please check the Core Translation Team to get involved with the translation of the Joomla! CMS itself.

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Compliance Team (GDPR) Official

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) of the European Union will be effective on May 25, 2018.

The Project has to evaluate the impact of such regulation and update its privacy policy and internal process accordingly.

The aim of this team is to ensure the project compliance with such regulation.

Help and contributions are highly appreciated

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Core Translation Team Official

This group is coordinating the Translation Teams. For further information see Translations Working Group Page.

Please check the Community Translation Team to get involved with the translation of the Joomla! sites, announcements and marketing.

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Documentation Team (JDocs) Official

The Documentation Team is part of the Production Department. Our team handles creating and maintaining all the official Joomla! documentation. This includes documentation for end-users, administrators, third-party developers and administrator Help Screens. Additionally, the team also maintains
Our primary focus is You DO NOT need to be a member of this team to contribute to JDocs, it is a wiki. If you can improve something on JDocs, please create an account and contribute.


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Events Team Official

Oversees approvals and publishing of JoomlaDays, Joomla User Groups and related official global Joomla events.


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Extensions Directory Team (JED) Official

The Joomla Extensions Directory (JED) is the website where Joomla users can find free and paid extensions for Joomla.


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Finance Working Group Unofficial

This working group is intended to support the daily job of the Treasurer of Open Source Matters.

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Forum Team Official

Website for technical Joomla support by community to other community members

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Framework Team In Formation

This team is responsible for maintaining the Joomla Framework.

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Google Summer of Code Joomla Team (GSoC) Official

GSoC is a global program runs completely online, an initiative started by Google back in 2005. GSoC Program is designed and sponsored by Google. Goal of the program is to encourage college students of any age in contributing to Free Open Source Software (FOSS) projects.

Joomla's GSoC team helps in Joomla's Participation with GSoC Program, we are team of volunteers where each person has a dedicated role, and all of us work towards developing features during the summer which help in improving Joomla. Each project being implemented for Joomla! has Mentors who help/guide college students to achieve the goal.

For information about the 2019 edition, please see

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Joomla Accessibility Team (JAT) Official


Joomla translates to All Together, and this feeling of unity is one of our core beliefs. Inclusion is in our heart, and as a community, we do our best to accept and welcome everyone. Accessibility is the study and practice of how to best include people, regardless of technology or ability.

Our mission

Our main goal is to make all the Joomla Properties, the CMS, Framework and Portal, compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standard, a set of rules that make sure all aspects of a website or platform is Accessible for people with disabilities.

Beyond that, we will mobilize and work with extension and template providers to make all parts of the Joomla ecosystem accessible. By providing the CMS and Framework as a fully accessible foundation, as well as providing tools and information for the standards and processes, we hope to make Joomla, as a whole, a beacon for accessibility in the world.


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Joomla! Event Traveller Programme Team (JET) Unofficial

The JET Programme is an initiative that was created to support active project volunteers and community members who have dedicated time and energy to make Joomla better; and who would like to attend larger Joomla events, such as J and Beyond and the Joomla! World Conference.

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Joomla! Volunteer Engagement Team (VET) Official

This group is focused on the 3 Rs (Recognition, Retention, Recruitment) for Joomla!


  • Recruitment
  • Implement processes for easy onboarding of new volunteers
  • Connect them into the Joomla structure and to the different teams

  • Lookout for new potential team members inside the community

  • Talk and connect to first time contributors on our platforms

  • Lookout for potential members outside the community

  • Reach out to other open source communities, blogs etc. like

  • Provide starter guides, documentation and more and make that visible!

  • Get in contact with potential members at events (Joomla ones and outside)
  • Recognition, reward and honour volunteers.

  • Retention, keeping volunteers.


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Joomla! World Conference Team (JWC) Unofficial

Joomla World Conference Team is a standing team organizing the JWC each year. The goal is to be a relevant event that tries to empower local and regional areas and to try and bridge them into the global community.

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Legal Working Group Unofficial

Joomla! is the worlds 2nd largest Content Management System. The Joomla software is purely Open Source (GPL v2.0) created by volunteers from around the world. As an all-volunteer non-profit organization, Joomla is managed through working groups staffed by members of the Joomla Community.

The Legal Working Group is tasked with helping the Board sustain the legal health of the project. This includes licensing of the business and the software, deal making and contracting, risk management and resolving claims and disputes. While the tasks are infrequent, when we have issues we need a variety of resources from business people that can help negotiate and review contracts, to volunteers with legal training that provide assistance in minimizing our formal legal costs, particularly in countries other than the U.S..

This working group is organized in two sub-teams. One being Contributors located around the world that will be on-call to assist us with document translations and learning about local business customs and regulations. The other sub-team are Members that are willing to meet regularly and devote hours each month to actively participating in forming legal relationships, contracting and monitoring legal compliance.

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Resource Directory Team (JRD) Official

The Joomla! Resources Directory (JRD) exists to help you locate professional service providers so you can connect and do more with your Joomla! CMS. Browse through approved listings by category to find a Registered provider or use the search to find someone near you, or. All Registered Providers go through a thorough Approval Process to ensure the viability of each listing. Search Tips.

To build this Directory, we have depended upon the volunteer contributions of a dedicated team and software developers across the world.

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Security Strike Team (JSST) Official

This team is for experienced Joomla users and developers who want to help test and fix reported security issues.

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Showcase Directory Team (JSD) Official

A showcase of Joomla sites to give potential Joomla users an idea about Joomla & possible use.

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Social Media Team Official

Team that looks after the communication via social media channels.

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Software Architecture & Strategy Team (SA&S) Official

Software Architecture & statgegy is a voting production department team

The best argument that can be made for “Software architecture & Strategy” ( “SA&S” ) came from one of the production teams leads.


“That is not how we develop software, we do not need it..” -

Software architecture - Wikipedia*


Looking back Joomla has failed to be successful in putting out consistent quality or “approved” code (i.e UCM, Tags, Custom Fields). Typically development starts when somebody feels that there is an itch to scratch, Then at the time of a pull request some other developer with the same itch will comment and possibly things have changed around (as with custom fields).


Worst case the changes go in “unnoticed” and we end up complaining afterwards (as with tags). The end result is we have frustrated developers that feel their time was wasted or an unhappy community wrt a sub par implementation of a feature.


Feedback on pull requests is always valuable, everybody's effort is appreciated and the mechanism should be cherished. There is however a way that we can improve on this, whilst lowering frustration and increasing professionalism.


If we look to professional software development in the industry a reference is always made  to architecture, the blueprint for how functionality is to be added/modified and with what constraints. Software architecture helps to reduce the chance of failure and minimise risk*. The architecture view is the helicopter overview he is not typically the developer.


If we use a comparison to a building and its associated architecture, the architect is not a mason, plumber or electrician ( he might have been in the past). They architect defines framework for the foundations and layout that is built on top whilst estimating how much of what (bricks, cement, etc) needs to go where. Architecture and Strategy go hand in hand in that comparison as the size of the plot and the strength of the foundation laid on top of it is the cornerstone of future strategy.


Joomla lacks a “body” of developers that the production department can turn to for questions on architecture and support. Joomla also lacks a body that has the skillset to structurally review larger functional improvements such as workflow and a rewrite of tags. It lacks a body to lay out a technical foundation for the future. Having this body to reference would help the developer implement the best possible solution by having an “encyclopedia” of knowledge to go to when it comes to major decisions.


That advantage of having a body of people, instead of an individual, to advise would also mitigate the point of individual criticism. `I discard what person ABC says because he's always…. Having a body to advise/help should also help continuity as knowledge and history should be anchored in that body and not in the head of a single individual.

Having a balanced group shall also ensure a balance between a “hacked” and “theoretical” architecture approach.


The architecture and strategy team shall play an advisory role within the production department.

Its actions can be triggered from within the group itself or from de production department. Its focus is explicitly technical.
Overall project strategy is more than technical, Joomla’s roadmap should consider more than technology alone, for example marketing.  There is no structural way of doing that yet, that's a discussion at another level. A representative of AS&S should partake in that, but requests should always flow through the Production department.


For sure there will be challenges to overcome because for the lack of a better word we are a collection of ego’s, both inside such a body as in the developer community. Careful and Mindful communication would be key!


It is proposed to rebrand Joomla!X to “Software architecture & Strategy”, there is a 90% overlap in goals. The big difference being the lack of coding and explicit focus on advice.

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Template Directory Team (JTD) Unofficial

[in development] The Joomla Template Directory will be a place for users to find Joomla templates.

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Trademark & Licensing Team Official

The Trademark and Licensing team manages defending Joomla-related trademarks and licensing the Joomla Community to use the Joomla! name and brandmark in their domain name and on their websites.

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User Groups Team (JUG) Official

We maintain and support a directory of all local Joomla! User Groups that are being organised by the community to meet Joomla! users in real life to share Joomla! knowledge.  

We support and advise Joomla! User Group Organisers.

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User Research & Strategy Working Group Official

This Working Group conducts Market and User research - both of Joomla community members as well as the wider market - in order to provide meaningful data to guide strategies and decision making for Joomla as a whole as well as for individual Joomla teams.

In order to achieve its mission, this working group is looking for volunteers. Contact us at marketing[at] to join and help.


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Volunteers Portal Team Official

The Volunteer Portal Team is responsible for the Joomla Volunteer Portal.

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Webmasters Team Official

We're the group that look after the Joomla! websites. Fixing broken links, website issues and other things that just aren't right with the websites. Submit your issue on GitHub:


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