Joomla! is a Content Management System (CMS) that will help you build websites and other powerful online applications. Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everybody.
Joomla! is used all over the world to power everything from simple, personal homepages to complex corporate web applications. Here are just some of the ways people use our software:
- Corporate websites or portals
- Online commerce
- Small business websites
- Non-profit and organizational websites
- Government applications
- Corporate intranets and extranets
- Community-based portals
- Magazines and newspapers websites
- And more …
Joomla! can be used to easily manage every aspect of your website, from adding content and images to updating a product catalog or taking online reservations.
Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your website sing. But for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in the application framework that makes it possible for developers to create powerful add-ons and extensions.
Reasons to Choose Joomla
- FREE Open Source Core Code
A zero cost basis for amazing site code and functionality. It is open source, so it is open to modify and add features to the core code. It is developed by an excellent group of worldwide core programmers
- Hundreds of Developers
Many times a month, we talk with potential clients who have websites that are built on a proprietory code base. If the original website developer goes out of business or has a strained relationship with the client, then getting changes/upgrades or anything done is nearly impossible. Joomla is free open source and there are hundreds of developers who can pick up a project and assist the client. Nothing proprietary.
Joomla.org is the official website of the Joomla project. It is an amazing source of all archived versions of Joomla, a Joomla Community Portal, super active Forum, Joomla Extension Directory with 3,500+ plugins and addons.
- Robust Core Functionality
Joomla has so much built in functionality in the core code, that many businesses only use a handful of addons and a template. The core has mutliple levels of user content access and control and a WYSIWYG editor for content creation and editing. This makes it easy for site owners to make changes on the website. It includes a great menuing system, interchangable templating system, polls, integrated search, link management, RSS syndication and newsfeed management, banner management, contact management, media management and integrated help.
- Thousands of Plugins and Addons - Highly Extensible
There are 3,500+ plugins and addons in the Joomla Extension Directory and hundreds more from other developers websites. Great addons are available for blogging, social networking, ecommerce, portals and directories, video & photo management, news, real estate and so much more.
- Search Engine Friendly
Like most CMS systems, Joomla natively writes dynamic URLs for content that are not search engine friendly or just a plain description of the content item or component. But Joomla has an configurable core (SEF) Search Engine Friendly function built into the core that converts these dynamic URLs to plain description URLs. This s-go.net website uses the core SEF functionality. There are also addons like sh404SEF that extend the SEF functionality and provides far more control over this capability.
- Robust Templating - Thousands of Free and Commercial Joomla Templates
Getting professionally designed templates is easy. There are many template clubs that you can subscribe to and choose from dozens of beautiful designs to use as a baseline. Many of the templates have easy style configuration so you don't have to be a programmer or designer to make color, style, layout or graphic changes to the template. Just go to Google and search for Joomla templates. Plus, there are tools like Artisteer which allow you to design your own templates. We design our own templates and subscribe to template clubs.
- Excellent Corporate Websites PLUS Blogging Platform Integrated
Joomla is excellent for building business and corporate and intranet websites with high functionality. But if you need a corporate website and a blog integrated into the same website, Joomla is a perfect solution. It does both extremely well. This website, s-go.net is a great example of that. And if you are considering building a new business or corporate website, I hope you are adding a blog to that website for SEO and authority reasons.
- Excellent Corporate Websites PLUS Ecommerce
Joomla also allows you to have a beautiful business website that has ecommerce built in. You may have seen many dedicated ecommerce sites that all look the same. And they are not good at being a dynamic CMS for business websites. They are only good at shopping carts. For many of our clients, a small store embedded inside their Joomla business website offers a flexible and attractive solution.
Joomla currently supports over 50 languages with translation teams. Also, there are plugins to allow Google translation tools to convert your website text to other languages for end users. The excellent Joom!Fish addon will also allow you present your website in multiple languages and localizations.