Introduction to Joomla Content Management System

What is Joomla?

Joomla is an open source content management system used to create a website and other online applications. Joomla is considered as the most popular website software. Joomla! is written in PHP, stores data in a MySQL database. Joomla modules and components are used to customize your joomla site. There is a wide variety of modules and components available, including RSS feeds, polls, and language internationalization, which make it easy for Joomla users to develop/publish online application, even with minimal knowledge with programming and web design.

Joomla Features:

  • Free source code
  • A large and eager community of users and developers
  • Simple workflow system
  • Publishing system for contents
  • File manager for uploading and administering files
  • Multi language support
  • Banner management
  • Administration interface that is separated from the website
  • Wide range of modules and plugins to add functionality to your site
  • Caching mechanism to secure fast page creation with popular sites
  • Template manager for administration interface and from the public site (the site that is visible to the public)

Online application that you can develop using Joomla:

  • Corporate Web sites or portals
  • Corporate intranets and extranets
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Government applications
  • Small business Web sites
  • Non-profit and organizational Web sites
  • Community-based portals
  • School and church Web sites
  • Personal or family homepages

Examples of website develop in Joomla:

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