Joomla is one of the most popular free open source content management systems on the internet which has been downloaded millions of times and used by people around the world to create amazing websites.
The aim of this blog post is to online the reasons why you should choose Joomla! for your next project.
Free Open source Software
Joomla is free open source software. You can visit the website and download the source code for free without any restrictions. You don’t need to worry about on-going license fees or getting locked into long term contracts to use the software. You can also modify it, distribute it and contribute to it in order to make improvements to the code.
Award Winning Software
Joomla has won 20 awards in the past 13 years which is real testament to how good Joomla is based on the awards.
Open Source Technology
Joomla uses and is integrated with popular, widely used open source technologies including PHP, MYSQL Bootstrap and more which fuels the growth of the content management system and makes it easier for both the end user and developer to extend the usage of Joomla capabilities by developing extensions and templates for it.
Joomla has great multilingual capabilities. It currently supports over 75 different languages which makes it the perfect choice for anyone looking for content management system which can easily work across different cultures, languages and countries.
SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ) Friendly
Joomla is search engine friendly to help you rank your website higher in Google. The CMS includes built-in SEO settings which can be easily changed to improve the overall search engine optimization for your website. This is one of the big advantages of using Joomla, the SEO features work straight out of the box after you have setup and installed it at your website.
Website security is essential for all websites. It is even more important for open source content management systems like Joomla! to ensure they have the correct security measures in place to protect people using it and people visiting websites.
The Joomla security strike force team have worked hard to ensure the CMS is as secure as possible by incorporating the following 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 the passwords in your database – ensuring better encryption against hackers.
Easy To Use
Joomla is easy to use once you have installed it at your website. It has a great UI (user interface) and a lot of UX work and thinking has gone into the latest version of the content management system to make easy easier to update and manage.
No Computer Software Required
You don’t need to install any software on your computer to manage the Joomla website. All aspects of the site can be easily managed via the website administrator area using your browser. Its simple, just log into the administrator area of the Joomla website using any browser and you easily manage the whole website and all the built-n features it has to offer.
One of the big selling points for using Joomla is its active community support forum. It’s a friendly place where you can find help and answers to your questions plus to can meet new people and find out more about how you can contribute to the growth of Joomla and attend community meetups.
Extensions & Templates
Another big advantage of using Joomla is the way it can be easily extended to do anything you want for your website. There are currently over 7,000 extensions available for download ranging from forums to document management, security, image galleries and much more all which can be quickly installed via the administrator area of your website. You also have a great choice of free and paid themes and templates to choose from created by professional web designers from around the world.