People often ask us What is Joomla as you may know from the previous episodes of our series there are several ways of creating a website based on the tools that you use to create a website. You can divide the ways into three big categories you can fabricate a site from an HTML layout the static format you can assemble it from a CMS layout, and you can construct it with a web designer programming which is facilitated online this CMS.
What is Joomla?
Joomla is a software that is used to build websites that’s a content management system, it is pretty old, and it’s pretty popular or at least used to be, but more on that later there are several things that make Joomla special. The first thing is that it’s open-source which means that it is free to use you may download it and you may use it for your website. You will not have to pay for it and what’s also very important about it is that its source code is available for modifications.
This actually leads us to the next special thing about Joomla which is its architecture, there is something that you can call a core functionality of Joomla, and there are things that are built on top of that core functionality which would be the design theme and the extensions as well.
What to create with Joomla?
The design theme it’s pretty obvious the design theme is something that defines how your website will look, and sometimes how it will work the extensions are the bits of functionality that your website needs, and there are not included in the core functionality. Actually, these things and extensions are built by the Joomla community, the community is pretty vast actually that’s because of the open-source status a lot of people build the extensions for Joomla.
A lot of field people build themes and configuration layouts for it and what’s the main thing about the local area is that the local area conveys the issues of Joomla and gives help to individuals working with this CMS so that the web professionals wouldn’t feel left alone with this whole thing.
Is Joomla better than WordPress?
Speaking of the via the left-alone thing as cool as this whole thing may sound, I have to admit that Joomla’s popularity is falling pretty fast. Currently, the competition on the market is getting pretty rough and because of the stability and security issues, Joomla has lost a lot of its popularity. Over the past five years it has been at its peak around six or five years ago in 2009 and 2010, and today’s solutions like WordPress, for example, are a lot more advanced. I do have to admit that however what’s also has to be admitted is that Joomla stays extremely famous for programming in numerous pieces of the world. It is as yet utilized by had a huge number of experts everywhere in the world.
It can be used by beginners and by seasoned professionals so it’s just something that you have to get used to and the bugs, and the other things about Joomla that some people don’t like. These problems can be fixed, as there are extensions that may they may figure that so you a still an active player of the CMS market. I hope this answers the question Joomla is a very very vast topic to talk about so it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Feel free to ask if you have any questions in the comments.