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We have just been given a contract to create a new web site for TopCat Entertainments at . The new site features a Joomla CMS front-end using an exciting and dynamic template. Top Cat Entertainments have been providing musical entertainment within Berkshire and the surrounding area for over twenty years.
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Joostina CMS 1.2.0 stable 1.2.0 stable
Licence GNU
Language English
Size 2.49 MB
Created 2010-09-11
Downloads 73

Joostina is Joomla 1.0.15 on steroids!



Joostina is a development path for Joomla 1.0.15. Joostina is a fully-fledged content managent system based upon Joomla 1.0.15. When development of Joomla 1.0.15 stopped, replaced by Joomla 1.5, all development of the 1.0 framework came to a halt. All websites that used the Joomla 1.0 framework were forced to either upgrade to Joomla 1.5 or remain in a Joomla 1.0 limbo, becoming more and more out of date as time progressed. The problem was that the migration path to Joomla 1.5 required very large amounts of work, so much so that it was normally easier to build a new site from scratch. The result was that many sites remained in Joomla 1.0 with no possibility of future upgrade. 

joomla2.pngBut finally at last a fork of Joomla 1.0 has borne fruit with a community large enough to keep it going and an active and dynamic development community able to support it. Joostina CMS has come about based upon the good work put in by the Joomla development team into the Joomla 1.0.15 product. The Joostina team have taken the Joomla 1.0.15 code as the starting point and have made some core improvements to the administrator interface, enhancing cacheing and making the back-end language independent of the code. Joostina still runs applications/components/modules and mambot/plugins designed for Mambo and Joomla 1.0.15. It runs them natively and does so as well as Joomla ever did. 

joostina-admin-250.jpg This is not a Joomla installation and cannot be installed using the Joomla installer. It is a full installation of Joostina CMS. It can only be used to create a brand new and supportable CMS website that is backwardly Joomla 1.0.15 compatible website.

You can use this install to do a a clean installation or to upgrade an existing installation.

The upgrade procedures are here: Upgrading Joomla 1.0.15 to Joostina 1.2.

Note: Language difference:

russianflag-50.pngThese Russians are clever bu@@ers and have largely separated the language specific elements from the code. Therefore the back-end can now have any language you wish to provide. The developers, being Russian have created a Russian language version first with the english language component being in-development now.

So, although the release is stable, the language developement is incomplete so consider this to be in beta to all English-speaking users. The installation process is ENTIRELY in Russian although if you are familar with the Joomla installation process it is very easy to carry out. You will need to have ready:

database username:
database password:
database name:

unionflag-50.pngBe aware that the english.php in the delivery is incomplete but I am modifying it to complete the english translation. This is in progress. There is a modified english.php file that you'll need to download, this is available here :

As well as applying the English language file you will need to edit the administrator component menu. This is the old components menu which is now editable. You can change/edit the component list. As this has been provided in Russian you will need to edit it manually and translate it into English - I can help in this!

If you want to know more about Joostina CMS then click here:

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