Joomla is a content management system (CMS), which enables you to build powerful online custom websites. Many of Joomla’s features include ease-of-use and extensibility which has made Joomla the most popular website software available to date. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

What is a content management system (CMS)?

A content management system is software which keeps track of all the content on your website (similar to your local public library, in the way that the library keeps track of books and stores them). Content can consist of text, images, music, video, documents, etc. One of the major advantages of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all of your content, you don't have to.

What type of website can Joomla accommodate?

Joomla is used worldwide to power websites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

  • Corporate websites or portals
  • Online magazines, newspapers and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Government applications
  • Small business websites
  • Non-profit and organizational websites
  • Community-based portals
  • School and church websites
  • Personal or family homepages

How can I be sure there will be Joomla! support in the future?

Joomla is the most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers. Joomla's roots go back to 2000 and, with over 200,000 community users and contributors, the future looks bright for the award-winning Joomla Project.



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