What is Joomla?
Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS) which is used for the creation of websites. A content management system keeps track of all the components of a website, much like a filing cabinet. The term Joomla is derived from the Swahili word ‘jumla’ which means ‘all together’.
Downloading Joomla is free of charge.
Joomla is popular with website creators especially for those who have no knowledge in programming and those with little technical knowledge in producing websites. Joomla lets web designers create their webistes through the use of modules, which can include polls, search, blogs, events calendars, RSS feeds and more.
Joomla, along with its modules, work on a PHP framework. Because it is categorized as open source, any user can make his own module, which makes the program very flexible. Themes can also be made with Joomla, and many web designers cash in on this through the customization of themes for clients.
The first year of its release, Joomla was downloaded an estimated 2.5 million times and today, it is the most popular content management software around. Worldwide, Joomla is used by many corporations, businesses and even government websites. Some of the groups that use Joomla are Harvard University, Citi, and IHOP.