Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CMS) that controls almost 3% of the world’s websites. Because of Joomla’s expandable structure, there aren’t many things you can’t do. That’s why it’s the perfect application framework for individuals, small businesses and large enterprises. What makes Joomla! apart from the rest is the dedication to keep things as simple as possible while offering the most features. Joomla allows users of all types to build websites and powerful online applications.
MANAGING ARTICLES IS SUPER EASY
Using Article Management, users can easily create content that is displayed and can be displayed in different locations on the page. Articles usually contain some text, images or other type of content.
The Categories Manager is there to help users save articles logically, so they can come back in the future and perform an article search very effectively. Categories mainly exist in the management area (the backend) of your Joomla site, but sometimes they are used for specific menu items or module types.
JOOMLA IS SEARCH ENGINE FRIENDLY
There are many powerful tools within your Joomla management section that allow you to support your own marketing efforts and improve the results of your search engines. You can optimize your titles, article descriptions, headers, files and even your images so that people can find you on the Internet. You can follow all the best practices of search engine optimization by structuring your URL and developing a long-term SEO campaign that will ultimately increase your PageRank and improve the popularity of your Joomla site.
One of the features Joomla from other CMS is the versatile menu system. Site administrators can develop an infinite number of menus and menu items with different functions. Menu items can be linked to articles, but the core Joomla functionality also includes registration, login, contact, web link and other menu items to choose from.
MANAGE ALL YOUR MEDIA IN ONE PLACE
The built-in Media Manager supports a wide variety of file types that can be displayed or used on the site. Although most common media types are supported, a file type can easily be added to the Media Manager if you want to use it on your site. From .pdf documents to video and music files, Joomla will recognize it.
READY FOR MOBILE
Although Joomla has always looked great on all types of devices, one of the big steps forward that Joomla 3.0 has taken is a whole new front-end design and an administrator interface that is fully mobile ready. Joomla now looks really great and sites can be easily developed no matter what type of device is being used.
THE BUILDING BLOCKS BEHIND JOOMLA!
Modules are the building blocks of the visual Joomla website. Modules can contain custom text and images, but they can also contain calendars, shopping carts, registration forms, video files, image rotators, login forms, folders, forums and many others. Modules can be placed in different positions on the site, depending on the template used, and positions can be easily changed.
EXTENSIONS – UNLOCK THE TRUE POWER OF JOOMLA!
The core of Joomla already offers a lot of functionality, but if you want something that is not part of it, there is still an option. Joomla has an Extension Directory that contains thousands of third party plug-ins, modules and components which you can add to your site. The directory – located at extensions.joomla.org – is where users can see the true potential of Joomla. Extensions usually come with some instructions and extension developers can usually be contacted with questions. An extension can be a very large component, such as a template, which is added to the site.
Components are robust pieces of software that can be changed at the back of the site and users see the component at the front. Modules perform specific functions, users can see them at the front of the site and the administrator can change them at the back, but they are smaller than Components. Plug-ins are very small pieces of software that can be added to the site and they increase the functionality of users in the backend. Users usually only see the effects of the plug-in at the frontend. Joomla includes a separate manager for each – a Component Manager, Module Manager and Plugin Manager – which allows the administrator to configure the software to their specifications.
THEMED TEMPLATES – CHANGE THE LOOK OF YOUR SITE EASILY
A template determines the overall look and layout of a site. It provides the framework, bringing together common elements, modules and components, and also provides the cascading style sheet for the site. Both the front-end and back-end of the site have templates.
When Joomla is installed for the first time several templates will be included automatically. Users can find many more templates online – some commercial and some free – and templates can usually be customized to a certain extent. Templates are managed with the template manager at the back of the site and in this area users can select and edit standard templates, make copies of templates and assign different templates to different pages.
One of the things Joomla focused on was internationalizing websites and encouraging users and website owners to create sites that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. One of the main barriers to this was language accessibility.
The Joomla Community tackled that with the new and refined Language Manager and other multilingual features now available in Joomla (since version 2.5). Now webmasters and content creators can create websites that are presented in multiple languages.
ALWAYS UP TO DATE
The automated notification of JoomlaUpdates is a built-in feature that simplifies site maintenance and update management.Available as a quick button on the administrative control panel of your Joomlawebsite. This allows administrators to update a site to the latest stable Joomla with just a single click.
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