Mambo Demo and Information

Free Mambo demo installation

Want to quickly see how the open-source software Mambo works? You'll find a free and updated demo installation of Mambo here.

Before using this demo please notice:

Option 1: Shared and self resetting Mambo demo

There is a public demo installation of Mambo which is shared with others and resets itself hourly. You can access it by visiting the following link:

Option 2: Request your own Mambo demo installation

You can request a own demo instance with a lifetime of 24 hours. This is ideal if you don't want to have your settings overwritten by other users of this website. Just use the following form and receive a link to your free custom instance within seconds:


About Mambo

Mambo CMS was a free open source content management system developed in PHP and JavaScript, and using MySQL as a database to store information. It was first registered on SourceForge on April 18, 2001 and gained a lot of popularity through the years, mainly thanks to its easy to use interface. Mambo CMS is no longer being developed and maintained and the last version available for download was 4.6.5 which was released on June 26, 2008. Although Mambo CMS is no longer active, it was the cornerstone of one of the most popular content management system today, Joomla!.

If you want to get a review of the Joomla! predecessor you can download the archive using the link below and set up your own Mambo demo. The screenshots below will give you a preview of how the admin demo used to look, and if you are familiar with Joomla you will most likely see the resemblance. Some examples of features that Mambo offered were the ability to change the appearance of your online demo through themes and advanced templating techniques, page caching to improve performance and a fairly robust API. It also offered other useful built in components like blogs, forums, polls, calendars and language internationalization. As a proof to its creativity and usefulness as a content management system, during its lifespan Mambo CMS won many awards. However, by the time of its last release, all of the developers had left for forks of the project, mainly Joomla and MiaCMS.

Key Facts

CMS nameMambo
User rating1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (35 votes, average: 3.83 out of 5)
CMS CategoriesCMS / Portals
Current version (stable)4.6.5
Latest release date (stable)06/26/2008
First release date04/18/2001
LicenseGNU General Public License
Supported languagesEnglish, German
CMS Demo available (see above)
Admin Demo available (see above)
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  • Julio Maciel 6. February 2018, 17:51

    How to translate Mambo to portuguese language?

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