So why use Joomla as a base for my website, we hear you ask?
Well, to put it simply, it's one of the best CMS (Content Management Systems) there is. As we want the best for our clients and their websites, there really is no other choice.
Here are some facts about Joomla.
1. What is Joomla?
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available, in fact over 3% of the worlds web sites use just this one website platform. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
What's a content management system (CMS)?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of.
2. Who uses Joomla?
Arguably, smart smaller companies, organizations and individuals have been building and using websites powered by the Joomla Web Content Management System for some time. However, now Joomla has indeed been "discovered" by well known brands across the globe. Therefore, it's not unreasonable to imagine a quiet Joomla revolution is happening around the world.
Joomla is now being used by artists, writers, web hosting companies, governments, Members of Parliament, corporations, car makers, orchestras, airline companies, mobile phone makers, sports providers, television networks, and many more small, medium and large companies and organizations who, took the wise decision to use the Joomla web Content Management System to drive their websites and so arguably, provide a richer, more engaging user experience.
3. Why should I use Joomla?
Joomla is designed to be easy to install and set up even if you're not an advanced user. Brendan's Websites offer an install process, getting the framework of your new site up and running in just a few minutes.
Since Joomla is easy to use, we can quickly build sites for our clients. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, we can empower our clients to easily manage their own sites themselves.
If you need specialized functionality, Joomla is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (many for free under the GPL license) are available to bring that functionality to your site.
4. What support is there for my Joomla site?
Brendan's Websites offers a first port of call via email, phone, SMS, we offer a personal touch for all of our projects. If you have a problem with your website, we want to solve it. If we run across a rare problem that is proving to be more than a little gremlin in the works, we have access to the developers of the software used on your site as well as a community of over 200,000 users and contributors within the Joomla community. As Joomla is so widely supported, there really is no need for concern,
5. Can I transfer my site from Wordpress or Drupal to Joomla?
In a word, YES. Joomla offers many ways to change your current site from wordpress to Joomla. However, the look and feel of the site maybe different. We will need to construct a site that looks similar to your current site, if that is what you require, then we can move all of your information into the new site. If you are planning to change from wordpress to Joomla, maybe it's time for a revamp and spring clean. Why not let us design a new website for you and then update it with your current info.
6. Is Joomla flexible?
Of course, that's why we use it. In fact almost any kind of website can be built on the Joomla framework, it's all down to our imagination and your drive to succeed.
7. What kind of sites can I build with Joomla?
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:
Corporate Web sites or portals
Corporate intranets and extranets
Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
E-commerce and online reservations
Small business Web sites
Non-profit and organizational Web sites
School and church Web sites
Personal or family homepages