Joomla Has an Excellent Demo and Test Site

You really should try launch.joomla.org, the new demo system for Joomla sites.

In less than 60 seconds, you can create a test site for Joomla 3 and also Joomla 4! This really is the best way to test Joomla.

If you want to test a new extension, or check the progress of Joomla 4, then launch.joomla.org is a great option. 

This is the official hosting site of the Joomla project. That's why you will get a .joomla.com address when you sign up.

Here are some key things to know about the demo site:

  • This hosting is provided in partnership with CloudAccess.net and is completely free, so long as you login and click a “renew” button once every 30 days.
  • If you do stay and host your site there, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Joomla project.
  • There are very few restrictions on what you can do with this site. This is full-featured Joomla website.

How to Sign up at Launch.Joomla.org

  • Go to launch.joomla.org.
  • Enter a Site Name. 
  • Enter your email address.
  • Check the box, "I agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy".
  • Click "Launch now".

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  • One interesting change you can make is to click "Advanced Settings" and choose Joomla 4 instead. Joomla 4 is still in Alpha, but now is a great time to test.

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  •  You'll see a "Ready for Launch!" page. There's also a link here to the official Joomla training videos ... provided by the OSTraining / Joomlashack team, of course!

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  • Check your email inbox for the link to your new site.
  • Click the verification link inside this email.

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  • After confirming your email, you'll get the username and password for your new site.

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  • Login to your Joomla site administrator area using the details in your email.

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  • You'll now be logged in to your new site!

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About the author

Born from a Ukrainian mother and Russian father, Alex lives in the United Kingdom. Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping web site administrators make the most of it.