Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS) that allows you to create Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and scalability, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Content Management System - Software that keeps track of every piece of content to your site, much like your local public library keeps books and follows them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, videos, documents, or just about anything you can think of. The main advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you do not.
Joomla is used all over the world in all shapes and sizes of electric sites. For example:
Company web sites or portals
Corporate intranets and extranets
Online magazines, newspapers, journals
E-commerce and online reservations
Small Business Websites
Non-profit and organizational websites
School and church websites
Personal or family websites
Joomla is designed to be easy to install and configure, even if you're an experienced user. Many Web hosting services offer one-click install, getting your new web site up and running in minutes.
Since Joomla is very easy to use as a web designer or developer, you can quickly create websites of their clients. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, you can help your customers easily manage their sites themselves.
If your clients need specialized functionality, Joomla is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (for free under the GPL license) are the Joomla Extensions Directory.
Joomla is the most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing user-friendly and talented developers. Joomla 'roots go back to 2000. And with more than 200,000 consumers in the Community and contributors, the future looks bright for the Joomla project awards.
Many businesses and organizations requirements more stringent than the basic Joomla package. In those cases, Joomla powerful program, the system allows developers to easily create sophisticated additions that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions.
The core of the Joomla framework enables developers to quickly and easily build:
Inventory control system
Data reporting tools
Custom product catalogs
Built-in e-commerce system
Complex business directories
Means of communication
Joomla is based on PHP and MySQL, you can create powerful applications using the open platform for all parts and support. To learn more about leveraging the Joomla framework, visit the Joomla Developer Network.
Joomla is a free, open and accessible to all under the GPL license. Read Getting Started with Joomla learns the basics then try out our online demo and you will quickly discover how simple Joomla is. If you're ready to install Joomla, download the latest version here for you and running in no time.