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JoeJoomla Web Design
& Training Services in
Guelph, Kitchener,
Waterloo and Cambridge

Website solutions for serious business

JoeJoomla Web Design & Training Services
in Guelph, Kitchener,
Waterloo and Cambridge

Website solutions for serious business

JoeJoomla Web Design & Training Services
in Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge

Website solutions for serious business

Previously on JoeJoomla I wrote a series of articles called 'Web Development On Your Macintosh Computer Using MAMP and Joomla! CMS'. These articles have been very popular and many people continue to send me messages saying that they are the best instructions on how to install Joomla! in a localmachine development environment. The articles were specifically related to the original version of Joomla! 1.0x which is still very much in use on the Internet but no longer officially supported by

It makes sense to update the series of articles to reflect the new version of Joomla! 1.5x series which has been out since January, 2008. This release of Joomla! is the best open source content management system ever. It was rewritten from the ground up by very skilled and talented volunteer developers of the Joomla! project. Alan Langford, a member of the Joomla Development Working Group, said this to me in a conversation regarding Joomla! 1.5:

the source code for Joomla! 1.5 is some of the best written and cleanest code of any CMS I have evaluated, and there have been quite a few. The code is better than a lot of commercial software I've seen too.

The future of Joomla! is very bright. It is currently the most popular web site software available and continues to improve and has a large community of users and developers who contribute their time and skills to the project. There is no reason today to hobble along with a static and hard to maintain web site when free high quality open source software like Joomla! is available to use. So if you are new to Joomla! or database driven web site systems, or just need a reference on how to install Joomla! inside MAMP on your Macintosh computer, this series of articles is for you. Over the next couple of weeks I will describe the steps that you need to go through in order to set up a localmachine development environment for Joomla! 1.5 on your Macintosh computer using MAMP.

MAMP is an application that provides all the resources needed to run a database driven content management system (CMS) on your computer just as if it was running on a server hosted on the Internet. Installing MAMP on your Macintosh computer is simple and it takes all the pain out of the set up of a web server, the database, and PHP resources needed to run Joomla! on your computer. MAMP stands for 'Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, and PHP'. These are all required to run fully functioning database driven dynamic web sites on your computer.

Stay tuned for this series of articles over the next couple of weeks.

Next article - Step One: Install MAMP to Run Joomla 1.5 On Your Macintosh Computer.

Websites by JoeJoomla

At JoeJoomla we are motivated by a desire to create great looking websites that are easy to use and produce results for the people and companies we work with. We specialize in Joomla which many web professionals agree is the number one open source content management website system available today.

We're good listeners. We hear what you have to say and use our experience to provide solutions for the things you want to achieve. Let's work together and do some great things!



We've been building Joomla websites since 2005. During that time we've also been deeply involved with the Joomla project. JoeJoomla has been an integral part of the Joomla open source community by serving on the board of directors for the project leadership. You can see Joe’s volunteer profile here

We've shared our knowledge and experience with the community at large all over the word at both large and small events. We do this because we are passionate. We are in his for you. Our reward comes from doing a great job for you.


We are highly creative but not at the expense of your brand. Some designers just want to create pretty looking websites but that’s not us. The awards we have won for our websites are not just because they look good, it is because the whole package, purpose and tactics made sense for the client. We approach the creative process with your goals in mind.

We create great looking websites that are easy to use and bring you business. Isn’t that what you are looking for?



You’ll enjoy working with us. We are fun and easy to get along with. We have experience from the simplest of projects to large, complex and customized solutions.


We specialize in Joomla! It’s open source software free from expensive licensing. Why spend your dollars just for the privilege of using the software? Wouldn't you rather be investing your money into branding and content?


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Joomla Training by JoeJoomla

  • Have you’ve inherited a Joomla CMS website and it’s unfamiliar to you?
  • Is the company website part of your job responsibilities along with all the other things you have to deal with in a new position?
  • Has the original design firm who set up and maintained your website gone and are no longer available?

Don’t struggle, get Joomla training!

We’ll teach you Joomla best practices so you get the most out of your website. Joomla is a powerful application framework that can incorporate sophisticated add-ons to extend it’s power into virtually unlimited directions. You never need to be painted into a corner.


What's different about JoeJoomla Joomla training?

We customize your Joomla training to your specific environment. Generic training often covers things you may never need or want to do. Some things you may simply want to leave to the experts so why spend time on them?

Joomla training by JoeJoomla is customized to your specific website workflow. Prior to setting up training sessions we will determine what you really want to know in order to become productive in your job.

We offer on site or live video conference training

We structure the training to suit you best. Not everyone learns the same way. Do you do better with in person sessions or do you just need to see how something is done? Sessions can be live at your office or online by remote video conferencing.

Flexible schedules

Convenient schedules suitable for everyone involved. Whether it’s training for one person or a group of people the sessions can be organized into time slots suitable for everyone. Full or half day sessions for groups or even scheduled 2 hour sessions as needed.

Would you like a record of your training for future reference?

Your online training sessions can be recorded and made available for your personal video library. It’s great to be able to review the training at your leisure.

Ongoing support

After your training you can receive ongoing support for your website from JoeJoomla. We offer web hosting packages to take care of some of the ongoing maintenance for your Joomla website. Check out our Packages of World class Joomla Website & Maintenance Services.

How much does it cost?

We offer convenient package prices for full and half day training sessions. Block time purchases are also available for online sessions.


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