What is Joomla?

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS) that allows users to create and manage beautifully designed, dynamic and responsive websites. We recommend the Joomla content management systems to our clients as the software is easy to use, simple to manage, secure, stable and reliable.

Joomla is used all over the world for everything from simple landing pages to complex corporate websites and will give you the ability to update and maintain your own website quickly and easily. Whether it’s a 5 page website or a 5,000 page monster – Joomla is expandable and will suit your requirements.

What is an open source content management system?
Open source software is a program where the underlying code has been made available to the public. Typically this type of software takes a collaborative approach as a wide community of programmers are constantly updating and adding features to the core software.

Some of the world's most popular software systems are open source:-

  • Wordpress (content management system)
  • Joomla (content management system)
  • Firefox (web browser)
  • Audacity (music editing software)
  • Gimp (image editing software)
  • 7-Zip (archives and unzips .zip files)
  • Calibre (e-book software)
  • Ubuntu (operating system like Windows)

Why use open source software?
Put simply, Joomla is very cost effective. Typically with proprietary software there are annual licensing fees. With Joomla we charge a one-off fee for a website build and there are no ongoing costs*. Having your website built in Joomla means you are in complete control, free of contracts and licensing fees.
* Additional plugins/extensions may incur extra charges. Your hosting, domain (and possibly email system if you use Gsuite or Office365) will also incur an annual fee.

What will my Joomla website look like?
Joomla has thousands of themes to choose from. All of these themes can be customised to suit your company's branding/corporate theme. All elements of a theme can be modified (colours, menu structure, width, font size, layout of modules, etc.)

If you’d like to see some examples of our websites built using Joomla, check out our Portfolio page.

Does Joomla allow extra features into a website?
Joomla currently has over 7,500 plugins and extensions to make your website more interactive. Some of the plugins/extensions available are:-

  • Photo gallery
  • Directory
  • Location map with listings
  • Shopping cart
  • Event calendar
  • Search engine friendly plugins
  • Statistics
  • Sitemap
  • Tag cloud
  • Podcasting
  • Forum
  • Poll

What type of business suits a Joomla website?
Joomla can be used for:-

  • Small business
  • Corporate websites
  • Intranets, extranets or portals
  • E-commerce stores
  • Accommodation listings
  • Government and not-for-profit organisations

If you’d like to find out more info on how we can build a Joomla website to suit your needs, give us a call on (07) 3882 3375 or fill out our contact form – we provide free quotes so you can weigh up your options.