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Advantages Of Joomla
If you don't already know what it is, allow me to give you a brief introduction to what Joomla actually is. It is a content management system which allows even complete novices or those with little internet experience to build their own websites quickly and easily. You can use the built-in templates and expand the Joomla platform to giuv eit a wide range of functionalities.
There is a lot to recommend Joomla to you but of course, like everything, and certainly like all content management systems, Joomla has to have some downsides. So this article is intended to weigh up the pros and cons of Joomla.
One of the best reasons to use Joomla is to avoid the expense of getting a professional web design company. With Joomla, even a novice can design and implement a great website. Another plus is that is free and that means a lot! It is also easy to download and quick to use. Text and images can be inserted in minutes.
Joomla doesn't have many requirements, but one of them is a good LAMP server such as Apache or MySQL.Of course, you can also run Joomla on Windows. The Joomla templates can then be installed in seconds. All you do is visit the template archive at Joomla's back end, upload it then click on it to activate the template. You have your Joomla site!
Joomla also has a huge range of extensions which can be installed. These massively extend the functionality of your Joomla website. There are many galleries of images an plug-ins which allow you to use and manipulate these images within your Joomla website. You can build interactive forums, polls, video plug-ins etc - anything that you could possibly want on your website. Joomla facilitates it all.
Some of these Joomla plug-ins you will need to buy, or at least there is the opportunity to pay for more advanced versions. But the vast majority of things that you would want to do with your Joomla website can be found absolutely free, which has to be a great pro for Joomla over many other content management systems. You are also completely at liberty to modify these plug-ins without having to ask anyone for permission to do so.
Joomla websites are very secure. The Joomla development team take security very serious so whenever a security threat or weakness is detected they quickly develop a patch to shore up their security protection. You can also build in security checkpoints through Joomla's.htaccess files.
The online Joomla community is thriving so you will never be short of advice and help. If you have any questions about anything to do with Joomla, just post them and someone will quickly answer. That is - if the answer isn't already in the forum before you've had a chance to ask!
Some people criticize Joomla websites for being slow to run, but this can be easily remedies using caching extensions. This means the problems is easily got around and that can be said of any problems you may encounter with the building of Joomla websites. They are meant for people without any particular web design knowledge or experience and where there are problems, there are plenty of online Joomla experts and enthusiasts ready to lend a hand to help you out of a fix.