Joomla is used all over the world to power web sites of all shapes and sizes. With it is user friendly interface novices find it more than easy to get started with.
Its powerful application framework is also a favorite for developers. Its numerous add-ons extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions! Its almost impossible to grow out of and works for individiuals, clubs and businesses of all sizes.
Joomla is highly customisable to your needs. Thousands of extensions and plugins are available in the Joomla Extensions Directory, many of which are free of charge.
If you're a developer wanting to write your own extensions there are a number of resources available online.
So how does it work? Easy peasy!
Joomla is composed of two parts, the first being: an administration area where you build, create and change your website. The latter is the public site that visitors to your website see and interact with. To get started you can find extensive documentation and resources with many helpful sections on just about every subject imaginable.
The Joomla Community Portal is the ideal place to find a variety of resources for novices and experts alike. It's the launching point for everything community-related, from Joomla User Groups to the JoomlaConnect the news source created by the worldwide Joomla Community.
Content management with one click
A content management system is what keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, akin to your local public library that keeps track of books and stores them. The content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of and since Joomla manages your content, you don't have to.
Choose from 1000's of readymade templates and get started without any coding knowledge. For those with CSS skills you can customise templates to fit your own preferences. There are numerous add-ons for image galleries, document management, newsletters, calendars, banner management, forums, chat, social media and much more.
Update directly from your browser
With Joomla you manage your website directly from any web browser by logging into the control interface. You can create the site structure, content, text, add images and change appearance from any computer.