by Kamya Oberoi
Posted on 10/18/16 10:30 AM
Are you ready to dive into the world of open source cms?….. Let’s go!
Joomla is free, extendable, and open source content management system used to build and manage website’s content. An open source CMS allows faster and easier management of websites and online applications. They are scalable for small business to large corporations.
Learning Joomla is a simple and easy task! You just need to have basic knowledge of Html, Css and a flair to develop websites. If you are not sure about your competency in the same, we suggest you check my previous blog on HTML,CSS, AND….
What is Content management system(CMS)?
Before proceeding into the world of Joomla, you should be quite clear about the word CMS! Or, if you are already aware, Jump to the next part.
CMS keeps track of your website’s entire content such as audio, pictures, video, or documents. CMS separates content from the code, thus making our life simpler. Unlike past years, which made us update any site’s content using code file, Using Cms, in today’s time has not only lessened our efforts but also saved lots of time and money for us.
Various kinds of Cms are put into use today. Some of them being – WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Magento, and so on. I have already talked about WORDPRESS CMS in my last post. Let’s now go into Joomla’s depth, our topic of concern.
Simply because It is easy to learn and free to use. Based on Mambo Cms, Joomla was initially released on 17 Aug 2005 by an Australian based company. It is based on the framework called MVC, i.e. Model view controller.
Joomla Cms is coded using PHP, OOPs, software design patterns, MySql, MS Sql, or PostgreSql. It is cross-platform. For more information, visit the Joomla official site www.joomla.org.
What Joomla can do?
Joomla helps us build and manage website’s content with much ease. It features the following built-in capability – user management, media management, content management, template and banner management, search and RSS, etc. Joomla is very powerful tool. There are many real world examples of what Joomla can aid us to create…….E-commerce, corporate websites, Non-profit organisations, Govt. Applications, personal blogs, and much more.
How do I get started?
If you think Joomla! can provide you right solutions, then get started with Joomla installation first, using two easy ways:
1. Try using free website on Joomla.com
2. Or, You can go for self-hosted Joomla website
After successful installation, you are ready to start working on Joomla Cms. Well, you require to prepare yourself from all corners of this cms beforehand. Have a look at these tutorials who’ll prepare you step-you-step: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/joomla, https://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla/.
What are various pros and cons of Joomla cms?
Joomla shares many pros and cons in common. We’ve already discussed its usage/benefits before. Let’s directly come to its cons now. Joomla is not that SEO friendly, plugins & modules are not free here, it sometimes make website heavy, as well as it shows some compatibility issues…
Is there any scope that Joomla will support me in future also?
Wrapping up, Joomla is one of the most popular Cms used today. Millions of users and talented developers exploits its features and functionalities to stand out in the internet market. And, so, It’s worth can never go into the dark.
Thus, enjoy the great benefits of Joomla! CMS. It is free, open, extensible and truly flexible. For any doubts and queries, please write to us at “comments section” below. See you again:)
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