What is Joomla!?

Joomla-Logo-Vert-ColorJoomla! is one of the worlds most popular and widely used content management systems, powering almost 2.7% of all the websites online. It's flexibility, ease of use, scalability and the fact that it is Open Source make it an obvious choice for managing your websites contents, pages and other functions.

It's used across the web to power websites of all sizes and complexity.  It can be extended from within using a multitude of "extensions"  to increase the systems uses and enjoys a massive community of online supporters, users and volunteers who love using the platform and strive to keep it as easy to use as possible.

Joomla was originally designed with efficiency, stability and usability in mind and for that reason remains one of the Internets most used content management systems. Joomla gives the power of your website back to you!

Some frequently asked questions about Joomla!

What exactly is Joomla?

Wikipedia describes Joomla as "a free open source content management system for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization."

How can you use Joomla? Benefits of using Joomla to manage your website

A good website means more than good looks. Its a tool which should be used correctly to your advantage. The measure of a successful website in the long run will be the return on your investment which will come as increased sales, greater productivity or simply reaching out to your target audience. Joomla cms makes this easy and fun. With a friendly and easy to use interface you can manage your own website once the initial installation is compete. I offer this installation service for clients who already have a template and just need to have Joomla installed.

Some of the features you can enjoy while using Joomla to power you website include,

  • Robust, scalable framework to make setting up and managing your website quick and easy.
  • A huge online community of volunteers and supporters.
  • Easy to use interface makes management of web content a breeze.
  • Flexible template based theme system allows for maximum control of your design.
  • Loads of extensions, plugins and components are available to help make your website even more functional.
  • It's Open Source

How can I help you?

Joomla Web Designer and fanatic Josh Weerdenburg is here to take care or all the details, assisting our clients through the initial first steps of selecting or registering an appropriate domain name, then selecting a web hosting package, designing a standards based website and implementating the necessary third party solutions to make your web precense both simple and effective without compromising it's design integrity or stylish finish.

Installation Requirements: What will you need for Joomla to run?

If you already have a hosting solution then before you can start you need to ensure your server can run Joomla correctly.
Find out more about Joomla's Technical requirements at Joomla.org

If you don't yet have a web hosting solution then please contact me and I will assist you with finding a reliable and suitable host for your new Joomla powered website.

What does Joomla! mean?

The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla," which means "all together" or "as a whole". This name was chosen from thousands of community suggestions, and even went through an arduous review session by branding and marketing professionals who also felt that Joomla was the best choice.

How did Joomla! come to be?

About the Joomla! Project

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