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More powerful Joomla! Web Services - Support it and make it come true!


To accompany the development of the latest generation of smart phones, tablets and other devices, Joomla! as a content management system (CMS) needs to be more open to new methods of publishing content and we need to think beyond the traditional web CMS to embrace the full extent of our mission "to provide a flexible platform for digital publishing and collaboration" - Chris Davenport

Chris Davenport and his project

Joomla Web Services project on
Joomla Web Services project on

Who is Chris Davenport?

Chris Davenport is currently a member of the Production Leadership Team of Joomla. He has been closely involved in the effort to add full web services support to the Joomla CMS since Nov, 2012. Recently, his web service working group issued the second draft of the project on 10 February 2013. He committed the first code to GitHub on 12 March 2013 and now he is staying focused on improving his project.

Details of the project

Available on, this project aims to build a state-of-the-art, extendable, RESTful, hypermedia web services API for the Joomla content management system. It will allow users to easily connect, consume, read, create, update and even delete information in a Joomla site from mobile devices and other data-processing systems.

The web services support might be available in time for the Joomla 3.5 release in March 2014. However, it could be integrated sooner, into the Joomla 3.2 release in September this year, if this project is successfully funded (£30,000)

At the moment, you can download and test important parts of the specification and published it on GitHub. You can also play with an online demonstration of the API. The entry point to the API is here using the HAL Browser by starting here.

Supporting the project

Why you should support this project?

Because it will benefit you, in the position of a user or an extension developer. In fact, as a user, you will be supported by a great platform which will be convenient for digital publishing and collaboration. As an extension developer, you will be able to add web services support to your products with the minimum of effort and disruption.

Moreover, by pledging money to the project as backers, and depending on the amount of money you pledge, you will get corresponding rewards. For example, if you support this project with £250, you will get your name and a short (up to 500 characters) description of you or your company (relevant links are permitted) on the Thank You page of the project website, plus a prominent link to your extension page on the Joomla Extensions Directory. See other backers’ benefits here.

How to donate?

To contribute to this project, JoomlaShine have made a donation, how about you? Let’s make this great project come true! You are free to donate your money (minimum £1). This is just a small amount, but you are doing the right thing. Of course, it’s great if you can donate more to support the working group and get the project done sooner. Share this information with your friends as soon as possible. Hurry, there are just 16 days left for funding!

Visit this project here to read more information and donate to it by clicking Back This Project

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