Website Content Management System
Joomla Website Content Management System
Joomla, a free open-source content management system.
A content management system is software that allows you to edit content on your website.
Content can be text, photos & images, documents, just about anything you can think of.
Since Joomla! is based on PHP and MySQL, you’re building powerful applications on a platform anyone can use, share, and support.
Joomla’s advantage over WordPress is it gives you more flexibility for displaying different types of content and managing users.
Free, released under a license
Open-source software is a type of computer software in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
Open source attidutes toward the general tech community benefiting from development, flies in the face of organisations such as Microsoft who allow you to use their products at expense in a “locked in” proprietry system, just trying to look at MS binary code to change something can land you in a first class seat to a US gaol…
A you can see, using open source for a developer gives confidence with use & that things won’t change over night, at expense. To license community access to binary source code means we don’t own it, but don’t need a legal team to shape it to our needs.
Launched in 2005, Joomla is almost just as old as WordPress.
Joomla was the result of a fork of Mambo on August 17, 2005
By February of 2014, it had been downloaded more than 50 million times.
Joomla is now the second most popular content management system, powering around 13% of all the websites on the Internet.
Who Uses Joomla?
Joomla websites are used by large companies & entities.
Those using Joomla include:
American multi-national corporation eBay was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, who was himself a computer programmer.
In 2012, General Electric was listed in Forbes as the fourth-largest company in the world. The GE brand name itself was valued at $28.8 billion dollars.
Extending “Out of the box” Functions
Joomla has extensions while WordPress calls these plugins.
Joomla extensions are made up of component, module and plugin.
The “Component” sits at the top of the chain and adds functions to Joomla.
Components will contain “modules” that can be placed at different parts of your website.
Within “modules” there are “plugins” that can add further function to the component.
Was that double dutch? Yep, that’s why you don’t do web design..
Joomla has multilingual support built-in to the core.
WordPress requires a third-party plugin.