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Just two weeks after its release on, more than 2,000 Joomla users have answered our first-ever Joomla Survey.

Joomlashack has many big questions about Joomla users that the survey will help answer, such as:

Is Joomla mostly used by developers?
Nearly half of all respondents have made changes to the code of a Joomla component or the core code of Joomla itself, with 57% claiming PHP programming knowledge.

Is Joomla easy to install?
0ver 80% of those surveyed say that installing Joomla on a server was so easy it took "a few minutes."

What other content managements systems do people use instead of Joomla and why?
32% of respondents say they have used WordPress, while only 11% have used Drupal.

Does Joomla make a good blogging platform?
Over 60% say they use Joomla for a blog site.

Take the Joomla Survey today and win free templates for life or a $100 Amazon gift certificate.

JoomlaShack is pleased to announce the addition of Christopher Baskind, Dave Childs and Steve Burge to the forum team.

Both Christopher and Dave have each volunteered many hours helping other community members and Steve is generous to offer his expertise on the SEO forum. Our forum grows stronger because of this type of great user-to-user support.

Thank you gentlemen. Welcome Aboard, we're glad you are here!

Take the Joomlashack Survey!

Got a few minutes? We'd like to ask you for a moment of your time. In return, we'll give you 30% off all of our commercial products and if you're lucky, you could win a $100 gift certificate to or free Joomlashack templates for life.

It's so easy for you to learn about Joomlashack, and yet we know so little about you, our customers and community. That's why we've created this survey, to help us gain some insight into the skills and needs of our customers and Joomla! users.

Read more or jump straight to the Joomla Survey questions *Survey now closed - thanks to all who took part now. We appreciate your participation.

Written by Paola Gómez

Flash Rotator Module

Based on Jeroen Wijering's Flash Image Rotator, and a predecessor to the popular Flash JPG Rotator Module we have updated this module to the next version (2.0). This module is renamed to the Flash Image Rotator as it now supports PNG, GIF, and JPG images. There are a lot of enhancements to this version such as SEO optimization, transition additions, text navigation and icons, better control of link targets, autostart/pause, improved handling of Internet Explorer cache and more! Give it a try. It's FREE!

Live Demo

Download the latest version

JPG Flash Rotator Module for Joomla

Did you know that Flash is actually not valid XHTML?

Luckily, there is a work around and we've updated the Flash JPG Rotator Module to implemement just that. The Flash Rotator Module now uses FlashObject to validate. Also added, is the wmode=transparent option so now you can sylize your module with a class-suffix and add background images.

*If you need support please register and use the Support Forum.


Back in December we asked the Joomlashack community to nominate their favorite charity for our contest. In eight days you sent us over 110 nominations from worthy organizations from around the world. After a fascinating, fun, and difficult evaluation process, Team Joomlashack picked these five charities as our finalists.

And the runaway winner of the contest were the children of Casa do Caminho Orphanage, with almost 50% of the vote.

Written by Paola Gómez

We need your help to give a deserving charity $1000 USD

Ready to vote for one of our five finalists? *Sorry voting is now closed

Back in December we asked you to nominate your favorite charity for our "Charity Starts with a Joomla Home(page)" Contest.

Now it's time for you to vote for the charity you believe is most deserving of a donation of either a free website design or $1000USD. We wish all five could win, but now you, our community, will decide.


Written by Paola Gómez

SmoothGallery is a javascript and CSS powered slideshow gallery written by Jonathan Schemoul. Jonathan has released this nifty piece of code to the open source community so we thought you might like to use it in Joomla! We're happy to release our beta version of Smoothgallery for Joomla! today. This is a free component to help you manage your smooth galleries in Joomla! This component is for Joomla 1.0.x and is available here for download. Official updates will be available in the forum. Look for the 1.5 version coming soon. Enjoy!


Alleida are doing a series of interviews on various people from the Joomla world. I was flattered that Steve  asked if I would take a shot. I did and discussed some of my thoughts about Joomla template design and Joomla SEO. Here is an excerpt from the interview

Written by Paola Gómez

Last month Joomlashack announced it's first-ever Charity Starts at a Joomla Homepage Contest - where our community chooses a deserving charity to win a free Joomlashack Custom Website or a 1,000 USD cash donation.

Written by Paola Gómez