Web Content Management System

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Initial Release2005
Category[Web Content Management System], [Self-hosted Platform]
Written inPHP
LicenceGNU GPL v2+
DatabaseMySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, SQLite
Operating SystemCross-platform
Usage StatisticsCMS: 4.4% (2.5% of all websites in the world) / Source : w3techs.com
LanguagesOver 70 languages
Similar CMSWordPress, Drupal, …
Used by 2.5% of all websites worldwide, representing 4.4% of the CMS market share, Joomla! is the second most popular content management system. It is a free and open-source CMS used to build, organize, manage and publish content for small businesses, governments, non-profits and large organizations worldwide. Joomla uses object-oriented programming techniques and software design patterns, stores data in MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, or SQLite database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, search, and support for language internationalization. This powerful system features well over 8,000 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla Extensions Directory, more are available from other sources. There are also thousands of high end templates available, many of which are free. A wealth of free documentation and video training make learning Joomla a breeze:
  • docs.joomla.org: Official wiki
  • training.joomla.org A repository of video tutorials created by OSTraining
  • forum.joomla.org: The official Joomla! community forum – it’s manned by hundreds of thousands of users, all who are happy to share their knowledge and expertise with members.
Joomla! is the direct competitor of WordPress in terms of technology and services provided – But unlike the market leader, comprehensive CMS functionalities are automatically included without extensions – a step for non-experts, even if Joomla may not be as user friendly as WordPress. Pros:
  • Object-based content management.
  • Easy installation – Flexible & Fully Extensible (Over 8,000 extensions available).
  • Supports the use of unique templates for each page type.
  • Has powerful SEO tools built and ready right out of the box.
  • A wealth of free documentation and video training.
  • A strong and dynamic community through forums.
  • Extensions sometimes require manual updates.
For better management of the technical infrastructure and regular updates, it is advisable to get Joomla! from a web hosting service provider.


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