Comparing Joomla 1.5 and Mambo 3.0

Mambo and Joomla LogosWant to get your head around how far Joomla has come since the early days of Mambo? Download and install one of these 5 and 6 year old versions.

What Will You Find in Mambo 3.0.4?

  • No WYSIWYG Editor
  • No install instructions (they arrived with Mambo 3.0.5)
  • No separate folder for extensions or templates
  • The very first browser-based installer
  • 324 Kb in total file size
  • Unencrypted passwords in the database
  • A cron job needed to get any newsfeeds

Images of Mambo 3.0

I tried, but wasn’t able to get Mambo 3.0.4 working successfully on PHP 4.4.7.  The URLs didn’t work and the administrator wouldn’t permit logins. However I did take these screenshots:


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