Joomla is a very popular content management system (CMS). It was founded in 2005 and now more than 200,000 people are part of its community.
Joomla is well known for its extensibility, indeed there are about 6000 extensions currently available.
After the download is complete you will be able to launch a new free website in a matter of minutes. On Joomla! You can publish any kind of content, from text to pictures, to videos, to anything you can think of. This platform is also very useful to create and build new powerful applications.
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Very advanced websites have been built on this platform, for examples the site of the Harvard College
A major advantage of using Joomla!is that it only requires basic technical skill to manage because the CMS will manage and keep track of all your content. Developers on joomla! can easily build websites for clients and with the extensions they can add specialized features if the costumers require them.
After creating the sites, the clients will be able to manage the by themselves thanks to the easiness of using this platform.
Non developers can easily learn how to use Joomla! By checking the several tutorials on the web.
Joomla! Website is much faster than many other CMSs and its server never overloads thanks to the expanded cache.
Although this system is free to download anywhere on the web, you could have to pay for some of the extensions.
These extensions can be not easy to use and they were the main cause of lots of complaints from the community, in fact the extensions are said not to be very useful and full of bugs and issues, which still need to be fixed.