Get to Know Joomla!

Need a CMS for your site? A popular choice is Joomla! It might surprise you to learn that it’s been downloaded more than 86 million times. Joomla! helps with websites around the world. It was created just over 10 years ago, in 2005. Joomla! is actually free for anyone to use, it is open-source CMS that a site manager can use to publish their web content. You’ve probably used sites that have Joomla! on it.

Let’s talk about the advantages to using Joomla! at your site. Get to know this free CMS, so you can decide if this is the best choice for you.

“Is Joomla! only available in English? I would like to use it in Italian at my website. Is that possible?”

Advantage: You’ll be pleased to know that Joomla! is actually available in not only Italian and English, but 74 languages in all! Many companies and individuals around the world can use Joomla! with their site in their native language.

“My sister wants to make a blog. But I want to make a website for my company. Can we both use Joomla!”?

Advantage: Yes, Joomla! is quite flexible and can be utilized at lots of different types of websites. From blogs, company websites, intranet (internal websites) and community sites too.

“I can’t code, but really want to customize my CMS. Can I do that?”

Advantage: Joomla! has a WYSIWYG editor, so users can confidently edit their CMS and they do not need to know a single line of code. If you want your CMS to do something specific for your site, it is easy to create that functionality.

“I am starting a local news website. So it will have a lot of articles. Will this be easy to manage with Joomla! or should I choose something else?”

Advantage: You’ll be pleased to know that Joomla! has an Article Management tool. So you can easily add, manage, schedule and also organize your articles. This is simply perfect for a website or a blog that has a lot of content. Or if you want to manage it in a very specific way. You will be able to present your content exactly the way you want to by using Joomla!

“What do I do if I have questions about Joomla!”?

Advantage: Joomla! has an active forum that you can visit. Ask your questions and people will answer and assist you. Keep in mind that more than 80 million people and companies have downloaded Joomla!, so quite a lot of people are familiar with this CMS!

“I’d like to be able to monetize my website. Can I do this if I choose to use Joomla! Or should I use another platform?”

Advantage: Actually, you can add banners on your site such as ads. These will monetize your site, so that your website creates an income. Website advertising is a terrific way to make money from lots of different types of sites. You can add this feature with just a mouse click.

“I would like to share current news at my site. How can I do this?”

Advantage: Joomla! has a special feature, where you can actually add an external news feed right onto your website. You can select the topics and type of news that you would like to feature. This is an ideal way to help attract traffic for your site. Your site visitors will appreciate being kept up-to-date.

Our Evaluation: It’s amazing to think that all of these features are available for free. You can customize your site, to have so many features that would enhance usability. One of the best things about Joomla! is that it can create so many different types of websites. You can create a membership website, a blog, a company website, a community website and so much more.

People and companies just like you are turning to Joomla! to get the results they need. What is ideal about this CMS is that it offers you user-friendly functionality. You don’t have to know coding to obtain customized results. Its features are created for someone who would like a professional and polished website.

No one can argue with the cost of Joomla! It’s free! Why, it is rare that you find something so high-quality for a free price that will help you maintain your website. If they were to put a price on Joomla!’s capabilities and how it helps your site, most website owners would likely be glad to pay a fee.

Our Final Verdict: We give Joomla! a “thumbs-up” rating, for offering a top-quality CMS to so many site owners. If you are creating a website, we highly recommend that you consider Joomla! to help enhance it. What is ideal about this CMS is that it will help your site visitors enjoy the website even more with every visit.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.