Welcome to the Joomla!® User Group of Northern Virginia!

JoomlaDayThe Northern Virginia Joomla! Users Group has been meeting regularly since May, 2009.  In 2010, we produced our first JoomlaDay in the Washington, DC Metro Area (featured in the photo on this page).

Our group consists of website and code developers, some of whom have been using Joomla! for years and others who are just getting starting with it. So we cover the gamut of topics at our meetings; everything from getting your first Joomla! site up and running to serious topics such as security and customization.  We have a really helpful, diverse group of Joomla! devotees, so come out and meet us!

Joomla! is a fabulous productivity tool for creating websites that are easy for users to keep up to date. There is a wealth of available extensions that will very likely accomplish what you are looking for without too much difficulty, and a very supportive community that will help you. 

Membership is NOT RESTRICTED to the Northern Virginia and DC areas. We nearly always have a virtual connection so that you can participate even if you are not local.

We also use Meetup.com to announce our meetings, and have a Google Group to help get you answers to your questions. 

We hope to see you soon!

The current officers:

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  • Gene Crawford
  • Brian "Sully" Sullivan
  • Bruce Scherzinger

Welcome to the Nova Joomla! User Group Website

Welcome to the new Nova Joomla! Website. We hope to learn more about you and your interests and capabilities, so that we can better help each other!

New or Returning Members: 

  1. On the main menu, go to the JUG Members tab and look up yourself and/or other members.
  2. Go to the Login tab and login or register and login.
  3. Go to the JUG Members tab and edit your profile to fill fill out your custom Joomla! related information.  (Note: you may need to validate your e-mail address or wait for approval.) If you were on the old website, your login should still work.
  4. On your profile, identify the kinds of things you are looking for as well as the skill sets and services you or your business offers.  We want to know if you are expert in Fabrik or Community Builder or SobiPro or other extensions, or particular application domains such as e-Commerce or membership sites, or whether you build fantastic templates or custom applications!
  5. Let us know if you have suggestions for expansion of the site; we are evolving it based on your input. If you want to help, please let us know!


  1. Check out the Events listed on the site.  Use Meetup to  register for events.  We nearly always provide a link so that you can participate remotely, but attend in person if you can!
  2. Sign up for our Google Group, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for discussion in between meetings.
  3. Check out Joomla! News, and the Joomla! Magazine and Joomla! Security feeds on the site.  
  4. Check out the JUG Member Blog entries as well, either at the bottom of individual profiles on on the consolidated blog lists under JUG Blogs!  

Joomla! Aficionados:

  1. Contact us with meetup suggestions and website suggestions, either via the Google Group email, or at a meeting!
  2. Volunteer to speak or help with the website.
  3. Write us some blog posts about what you're doing with Joomla! or what you would like to collaborate on!

Go for it, and the JUG will be better for it!


Dorothy Firsching




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