What is Joomla?
Joomla (like WordPress) is an open source Content Management System (CMS) and having started as one of the originals, remains one of the most popular of the free content management systems available today.
In brief, a CMS is a system where the HTML pages are created through the scripting in the software, this means that the pages are all active and are stored in a database. This is all managed easily behind the scenes and can be accessed simply from a web browser.
A great benefit of Joopla is that because the software is free to use without any licence and is considered ‘open source’, there is a strong community of volunteer developers who constantly improve the software, creating new themes and extensions for the platform.
Is a commercial CMS better?
For blue chip company’s, a bespoke CMS may be the answer. However with high set-up costs it will often require additional functionality raising the costs further. Joomla on the other hand is totally free to use! It has the same capabilities and no cost. This makes it a fairly simple deciscion for many business owners to go with and the money that is saved can be utilised in customising other areas, such as graphics and themes.
There are an abundance of fantastic pre designed themes available to Joomla users. Many are free, although you will probably want to pay to create customised graphics to suit the branding of your business. Joomla is a great solution for small and medium-sized businesses that are looking for a cost effective yet highly functional website.
Call us today to see how we can integrate Joomla into your website development plans.