Everything you need to know about Joomla?

Joomla is a content management system

Content Management system. It is Open Source (open source), distributed under GNU / GPL license (no license cost, free software).

  • No software investment therefore, the entire architecture is based on Open Source solutions (Apache, php, MySql and Joomla itself;
  • Compliance with World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and accessibility criteria;
  • Optimal natural referencing with search engines without specific budget.

This CMS is web software that allows you to manage a dynamic website online with ease.

Many functions can be added using extensions, components and modules (integrated software).

What is a CMS?

A CMS is web software that, using an internet browser, allows you to manage and develop a dynamic internet or intranet site online.User management is integrated, allowing filtered access to site content.

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It is possible to install extensions to add new functionalities to the site such as:

  • Agenda / Calendar
  • Send and download files
  • Photo, video and music galleries
  • Online Store
  • Project management
  • Internal messaging
  • Forum
  • Cat
  • etc.

The interest of Joomla

The advantage of developing a dynamic Joomla website is that it is a platform manageable by the customer with ease.

In Joomla, design and content management are completely separate and can be modified separately without ever affecting the functioning of the site itself

Client administration is part of Joomla’s DNA.

There is no need to develop a user interface each time a feature is added or changed.

So once your site is set up, you can manage the content yourself.

  • Add or remove articles
  • Correct spelling mistakes
  • Inform your visitors of an event in real time
  • Add or delete photos
  • etc

Which is to say that once the structure of your site is set up, you become completely autonomous, via a simple interface, and all this for free.

Why the name of Joomla for this CMS?

Joomla is the phonetic transcription of a word “Swahili” which means “all together”, or “in a whole”. This symbolic name was chosen from thousands of proposals made by the community.

The Joomla community

Joomla is not only software, it is also and above all people.

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Spread around the world, the Joomla community is made up of millions of individuals such as developers, web designers, system administrators, translators, writers and, most importantly, end users.

The advantages of Joomla

  • Joomla is a CMS developed and used internationally.
  • Joomla is the most widely used CMS on the market today and has won numerous awards.
  • Joomla offers the widest variety of extensions.
  • Joomla offers constant development according to market needs.

The advantages of Joomla Templates

Pros-and-cons-joomla Easy to set up and completely independent of the content, the Joomla template has been very successful, in particular because of the following characteristics:

  • Responsive: Joomla Templates are designed to adapt the display of the site to the medium used (mobile, tablet, PC, iPhone, etc.). In short, they allow to have good reading and navigation conditions, whatever the medium used.
  • Great wealth of Joomla Templates: with the wide variety of extensions available on the market for Joomla, it is possible to add all of the company’s management and communication tools to the administration interface. This process allows you to be more autonomous and better control your image and communication.
  • Customizable: With the “Frameworks” version, the Joomla Templates offer a more intuitive version allowing for example to automate certain tasks.
  • More economical: the cost of developing a Joomla Template is almost zero since most extensions are free or only cost around ten euros.

The disadvantages of Joomla Templates

  • The many advantages of Joomla Templates easily explain its success. But we must take into account the few drawbacks observed, particularly in practical terms. It is important to note for example that the Joomla Template does not support multi-language.
  • The complexity of Joomla can discourage novices. The lack of flexibility of categories and sections makes the task of prioritization difficult since an article can only belong to one category and therefore only one section. We must also pay attention to extensions which are difficult to install. Some require numerous modifications beforehand, which represents a considerable excess of work and loss of time.
  • The investment of “time” spent testing and setting up a Joomla site is considerable. It is therefore not suitable for web developers who are in a “time is money” perspective. To develop a project under Joomla, you have to think long beforehand about how you want to go about it. So you have to know how to manage your time and not waste your time.

The lack of framework and structured support represents a real problem for Joomla users. You will have to be autonomous, resourceful and know how to ask for help on the various forums and with the developer community.

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