For those of you who are not familiar with Joomla! please allow us to introduce you. Joomla! is an “open-source platform on which websites and applications can be created. It is a content management system (CMS) which connects your site to a MySQLi, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database in order to make content management and delivery easier on both the site manager and visitor”.
Now that you know what Joomla! is – let’s take a look at what it can do. The best thing you can do with Joomla! is creating a pretty nifty website that has SEO taken into consideration. I’m serious – this thing has descriptions and keywords all over the place (articles, menu items, global configuration). Now with the new Gantry 5 system in place creating a website is a breeze. Using Gantry means it’s drag and drops time for us designers. Don’t get me wrong, the old days will not be missed. There were hours of custom coding for clients. But now none of that matters because Joomla! does everything but update itself… wait, it does that too. Wow, Joomla! has come a long way.
Another great thing you can do with Joomla! is through the use of your article categories or tags you can create dynamic content pages such as a blog or custom tag pages (which we have done here on Xourx Web Design ). Plus the security of Joomla! is ever-changing to keep the bad guys on their toes. Did we mention that it updates itself now? Joomla! also comes with pertinent plugins, modules and components to get you online fast. We know because we use em’! If you know what you’re doing with MySQL (creating databases and such) and you don’t mind learning a few new tricks then Joomla! is for you. On the other hand if your just looking to get a site with an About, Contact and Services page we would suggest HTML instead of Joomla!. We install, create and host Joomla! websites for our clients. It’s our go-to content management system when a website needs to be more than 5 pages. Our reasoning is simple. So that businesses can grow online in their niche by adding pages or products to their online venture easily. Check out our website deals… Click here! One to five-page deals and Joomla! too.