Joomla interview questions

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  • Q1.

    What is Joomla.

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal

    Joomla is free open source content management system written in PHP language.It enables you to build dynamic Web sites and powerful online applications.

    With more than 3 % of the Web running on Joomla! and a CMS market share of more than 9 %, Joomla! powers the web presence of hundreds of thousands of small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide.

  • Q2.

    What type of application you can create in Joomla ?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal
    Joomla! is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes.Using Joomla you can create
    • Corporate Web sites or portals
    • Corporate intranets and extranets
    • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
    • E-commerce and online reservations
    • Government applications
    • Small business Web sites
    • Non-profit and organizational Web sites
    • Community-based portals
    • School and church Web sites
    • Personal or family homepages
  • Q3.

    List some core features of Jooomla

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal
    Below are some of the core features Joomla.
    • Multilingual
    • Well Supported
    • Integrated Help System
    • Easy Updates
    • Inbuilt Media and banner Manager
    • Easy Contact Management
    • Better & Smarter Search
    • Nested categorization & Tagging
    • Content Versioning
    • Syndication and Newsfeed Management

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  • Q4.

    What is current stable version of Jooomla, from where you can download it?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal
    As on August , 2018 the latest version of Joomla! is 3.8.10 , you can it free from https://downloads.joomla.org/
  • Q5.

    List out the benefits of using Joomla?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal
    • It is an open source software
    • Thousands of free components are available in extensions.joomla.org
    • Inbuilt user role and permission management
    • Easy version update with Admin panel
    • Templates are available free of cost and can apply with one click
  • Q6.

    What are MD5 and SHA1 signatures?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal
    The MD5 and SHA1 signatures, also known as checksums, are like fingerprints. These signatures can be used to validate the integrity of a downloaded file and help you to ensure that it has not been altered in any way.
  • Q7.

    What are Joomla modules?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal

    Modules extend the capabilities of Joomla! giving the software new functionality.
    Modules are small content items that can be displayed anywhere that your template
    allows it to be displayed by assigning them to positions and pages through the
    module manager in the administrative interface.

    Modules are installed in the Admin Section. Joomla! modules may include: Main
    Menu, Top menu, Template Chooser, Polls, Newsflash, Hit Counter, etc. Members of the Joomla! Community produce Joomla! modules on a continuous basis.

  • Q8.

    How do I change the favicon?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal

    The Joomla favicon is stored in the /images folder. The file is called favicon.ico. By definition, a favicon must be 16X16 pixels.

    If you wish to use your own favicon, rename the default Joomla favicon.ico file and put your file with that name in the images directory.Alternatively, you can change the favicon in the Joomla! global configuration Site tab (on the bottom).

  • Q9.

    How do you install an extension in Joomla?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal

    From the backend of your Joomla site (administration) select Installers and then the type of extension (module, component, mambot/plugin, site template, administrative template, language.

    • Browse for the package file
    • Click the install icon
    • Follow the instructions

    Sometimes you cannot use the automated installer. For example, very large extensions may exceed the maximum upload size allowed by your host.

    In this case, unzip all of the files locally. Then transfer the files to a folder in the install directory(for example administrator/components/com_installer/ components) for the type of extension you are installing (using FTP). Then use the installer, but select “install from directory” indicating the correct folder name.

  • Q10.

    What are mambots and plugins?

    Posted by Sharad Jaiswal

    A Mambot is a small, task-oriented function that intercepts content before it is displayed and manipulates it in some way. Joomla! provides a number of Mambots in the core distribution, e.g. WYSIWYG editors, but there are many other mambots available for specific tasks.

    Some 3rd Party developer components have their own mambots which need to be installed in order to make the component work properly. In Joomla! 1.5 mambots will be renamed plugins.

    Plugins: The new name for mambots. In addition, some 3rd party components,
    modules and mambots themselves have plugins.