Why use Joomla?
Content management systems (CMS) have become a standard technology for both large and small web sites alike.
One of the main reasons for using a CMS is that it passes control of the site content back from your developer to YOU. It makes it easy to add and maintain content, allows your site to grow and develop with your business, and reduces the costs of site maintenance.
About the Joomla CMS
Joomla has become one of the most popular CMS systems in the world, powering millions of websites: it has been estimated that around 5% of the world's corporate websites now rely on Joomla, including many top international brand websites.
Jomla has won multiple awards since first appearing in 2005, and has won the prestigious CMS Critic People's Choice Best CMS award every year from 2011 to 2020!
So what is Joomla?
Joomla is a very highly featured content management system released under the Open Source GNU GPL licence that can be used for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications.
Joomla is based on "LAMP", the ubiquitous Open Source web server configuration: Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, and is consequently fast, robust, scaleable and secure.
It is a non-proprietary system, supported by a wide international developer community with a multitude of standard features built-in, and a huge range of third party plug-ins that suit nearly every conceivable application.
The Joomla MVC model of integrated templates, components, and modules couples editing simplicity with great flexibility of design, and Joomla can accommodate sites with both a high design ethos as well as standardised template layouts.
Content editing is web based through a secure back-office system, utilising WYSIWYG forms for text and media, which means no knowledge of HTML is required for content creation or editing. A wide range of publishing controls are also available, allowing items to be prepared and published and unpublished automatically at some future date.
Unlike rival Wordpress it incoporates an integral advanced ACL (Access Control) system that allows multi-level access settings for different classes of user.
Included as standard are components to manage FAQ's, banners, news/blogging (including RSS content syndication), multi-level editors, trash management, page version control, basic user statistics, content rating, content tags, and content reviews.
Joomla c an be combined with several e-commerce components, notably the Virtuemart e-Commerce component, to create a hugely powerful and fully featured e-commerce store.
Want to see some examples of the Joomla sites we have designed and built? Take a look at our portfolio