How can Joomla actually help you?
This article is not about comparing Joomla to other CMS platforms - there are plenty of content management system (CMS) comparisons out there already. They are often biased in some way or contain generalised information that isn’t always meaningful. In a project, we need to accomplish specific goals and it is easier to reach them if we choose the right tools.
So, this article is not just about the strengths of Joomla. Joomla has many powerful features & benefits, but they are only useful to us if they answer to our needs. Choosing the right CMS for a project can be a process in itself and it’s always good to make an informed decision.
Source: “Joomla Magazine”
So let’s start with the Reasons to consider Joomla for your project.
Award winning CMS
Joomla is an award-winning CMS which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Over the past 13 years Joomla has won almost 20 awards.
Joomla is a free and open source software
This is another reason why many organizations and web developers choose Joomla for their websites: It is free. You can download the source code. You have unrestricted rights to the software itself. This frees users from the fear of lock-in systems that may not work for them in the long run. It allows users to run Joomla, learn the ins and outs, modify it, distribute it - and even improve it so that other developers and users can benefit!
Joomla is multilingual right from the start of installation
Joomla is universal! Another great aspect of Joomla is its multilingual capabilities, right from the word go with over 75 languages available. Joomla allows you to install it in a language of your choice. This is a must have for organizations with teams made up of different cultures and languages, or with offices/users in many different countries. In addition, the language override in Joomla is so simple; you can change the text to suit your requirements without any coding knowledge.
Joomla is secure
The biggest fear of any website user is compromised security. To ensure enhanced security, Joomla websites come equipped with 2 excellent security measures:
- 2 Factor Authentication (2FA): This is an inbuilt Joomla security feature that quells the efforts of a security breach using any unauthorized access or hacking into the password security. Every time a login attempt is made on your Joomla website, 2FA generates a temporary code which is sent to your mobile phone. Only by entering this code you can access the administrator interface of your Joomla website.
- B-Crypt Algorithm: This is a hashing algorithm used by Joomla to scramble all of the passwords in your database - ensuring better encryption against hackers.
Furthermore, thanks to the great work of the Joomla Security Strike Team, the discovered security vulnerabilities are fixed in a short timeline.
Joomla takes care of the security of your websites and is often the first one to fix security vulnerabilities, making our CMS one of the most secure web platforms.
You can also extend your installation thanks to security & monitoring extensions provided by our developers to improve even more the security of your websites.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to the process of improving the volume and quality of website visits from search engines. A site that has been optimized according to SEO practices is said to be Search Engine Friendly. Joomla has in-built SEO settings and options which once again, make it Search Engine Friendly right from the word go.
Easy to understand and manage
Once you experience working with Joomla CMS you will soon become addicted to learn all that you can do with it. Just a bit of knowledge and you’ll understand and manage it easily, no need to be a developer! The possibilities are infinite – and the more you know, the more you can create online!
Joomla has numerous online tutorials, both on Joomla official websites and on other sites. Joomla tutorials are created by Joomla experts. Start with docs.joomla.org and training.joomla.org. If you need more, you only need to search on the internet and you will find many more tutorials. You can also go further and get Joomla certified!
The Joomla forum is an active and friendly place where you can find help and answers to your questions, it is also a great place to meet other Joomla users from all over the world. It is the best place for beginners to find help with issues that other users have already come across and fixed. The forum post assistant helps to provide more information and explain the problems in a better way, while you access the best support from all over the Joomla community worldwide.
More than 7,000 extensions
Joomla has over 7,000 extensions and is supported by one of the largest global development communities. Extensions are used to extend a Joomla site. The Joomla extensions are available to accommodate your unique web development needs, leaving you free to focus on designing a great website, adding the many useful features as and when needed.
Joomla boasts a world-class user interface (UI)
Joomla offers one of the largest selections of feature-rich templates available online. These world-class website template designs allow you to customize the layout of your Joomla Website and implement your brand and web-operational strategies in ways that save you and your organization valuable time and money. The backend of Joomla is built with Bootstrap and it is completely mobile responsive – that means that you can control your Joomla website in the office or while out and about, using your tablet or mobile phone.
An evolving community and system
When you choose the Joomla CMS for your organization’s website, you can be sure that your Joomla website will be future-proof. Why? The Joomla community of users and Joomla web developers do not stand still, and are constantly growing. They are planning for future versions and looking at how you would wish to integrate your site with future technologies and developments.
The Joomla Developer Network allows you to easily start and join discussions and seek advice and feedback on any issues you may have. If you encounter an issue with your Joomla website, simply interact with other Joomla web developers in the forum and you will get all the assistance that you need.
“Powerful” is an adjective often used to describe Joomla because there are so many add-ons and features available to turn a simple website into a full-fledged e-commerce store, portfolio and much more! Even if you don’t initially plan on using Joomla at its full capacity, it is good to have the option to expand further down the road as your business grows and your site requires more features.
I believe that Joomla is the best CMS in the World. There are other CMS you can work with, but Joomla has plenty more reasons why it’s the best option, time and time again. So if you are looking at a CMS to use, Check the CMS features and compare them to your requirements. You will find that Joomla comes up trumps in so many cases!