Why use Joomla CMS?
Joomla is a content management system that allows you to create, edit, and publish content online. Basically Joomla is an easy to use tool designed to help you make and modify Web, intranet, and extranet sites.
This PHP-based application is an open source program meaning that it is entirely free. Joomla was made and is continually being improved by a community of programmers. This program is perfect for people who don’t have much of a background in site computing and programming. It is also suited for groups or individuals who are working on a budget but at the same time would like to make sites quickly and easily.
You can use Joomla to create both personal and commercial sites. You can design blogs, company websites, online shopping marts, Web newspapers, etc. with this free application. It is a truly versatile tool to use. Joomla has a huge following and there are numerous established names who are active users. Examples of marquee companies that used or still use Joomla to build Websites are Harvard University, Citibank, MTV, Porsche, and Linux.
Joomla was founded in 2005 and is based in the UK. It is continually being developed and has already launched a number of different versions on to the market. It is also Web-based. With this in mind, you can actually develop a site using Joomla from whatever location you are in as long you have access to the Internet.
What you will notice with Joomla CMS is that it is very intuitive. Commands and tabs make use of straightforward language and can be easily recognized and understood. Even someone with zero IT background can quickly learn to master it. If you need more detailed help, you can visit Joomla’s forum page and search for the information that you need. You can even post queries in their community section and you will be sure to receive a response from the program’s thousands of loyal users.
Professional looking websites which before would have required hundreds if not thousands of man-hours to complete can now be made almost effortlessly with Joomla. This is because this program is code-free unlike before where you would have to use a number of programming languages in order to set up a website. Sites made with Joomla are made up of a frontend and a backend. The frontend basically is what the public can see and access on your site. The backend on the other hand is for administrators and authorized users only. In creating, changing, developing your frontend you need to utilize the backend of your site.
Page layouts can be made using thousands of designs available on the program’s site. Most are free though you can choose more elaborate ones for a fee. Free layouts can be altered to conform to your taste and preferences. Designing Web pages can be done in minutes since all you need to do is just select and click from a list of choices found on the site.
Layout templates found in Joomla will normally have the appearance of a typical Web site (possessing a series of menus and options), which can significantly cut the time that you need to make a site. You also have the option to add, remove or transfer functionalities in a site template.
Another thing that you can do with Joomla is add plug-ins or components to your site instantly. This feature is especially useful if you are running a commercial website. You may choose to include for example payment and shopping options for your customers or clients. You can even add language features on your site for visitors from other countries.
Joomla has made website design easy and convenient. Now, non-technical persons can undertake content management work that before could have only been accomplished by highly knowledgeable and experienced programmers.