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What is Joomla?

Hello! People often ask me what is Joomla. 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 build a website from the html template – a static template, you can build it from the CMS template and you can build it with the website builder software which is hosted online. This CMS section is where Joomla is hiding. Joomla is a software that is used to build websites. That is the content management system, it is pretty old and it is pretty popular.

What makes Joomla to be special?

There are several things that make Joomla special. The first thing is that it is open source, it means that it is free to use you may download it and you may use it for your website. What is 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.

Joomla core functionality

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. With the design theme it is 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 they are not included into the core functionality .

What is Joomla community?

The themes and extensions are built by the Joomla community. The community is pretty vast, that is because of the open source status and a lot of people build the extensions for Joomla, a lot of people build themes and designs for it and what is the most important thing about the community, is that the community communicates the problems of Joomla and provide assistance to people working with this CMS, so that the web professionals will not feel left alone with all those things.

Joomla popularity

Speaking of the left along thing, as cool as this whole thing may sound, I have to admit that Joomla popularity is falling pretty fast currently. The competition on the market is getting pretty ruffle and because of the stability and security issues Joomla has lost a lot of its popularity over the past five years, it has been on its peak around six or five years ago in 2009 and 2010 and todays solutions, like WordPress for example, are a lot more advanced and I do have to admit that . However, what also has to be admitted is that Joomla remains a very popular software in many parts of the world. It is still used by hundreds of thousands of professionals all over the world. It can be used by beginners and by season professionals, so it is just something that they have to get used to and the bugs and other things about Joomla that some people do not like can be fixed, there are extensions that may fix that so Joomla is still an active player of the CMS market. I hope this answers the question, Joomla is very vast topic to talk about.

What is Joomla?

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