Joomla Web Development: A New Trend in Open Source Content Management System

Today Joomla is one of the most popular open source Content management system used by users worldwide. Joomla was established on August 17, 2005 by the development team of Miro International Private Ltd. It’s multiple language option has made it popular among users from different continents. Joomla enables user to create website and applications with ease. It has a friendly URL it allows image resizing and has server page language, template language and WYSIWYG Editor. It is freely available for everyone.

Joomla is a user-friendly web development which is easy to install and create website with minimum downloadable time and allows the user to manage the website themselves. If a user wants to extend the basic functions of a Joomla site then it is possible as it is highly extensible freely available under the General Public License (GPL). There are over 8600 free and commercial extensions available from Joomla directory and other sources. Now if you want to customize your website with extra extensions, then it is freely available.

Joomla allows user to publish content on worldwide web and intranet, its web application framework can be used independently. Joomla is based on PHP and stores data in MySQL database thereby allowing you to build a powerful application which can be shared by anyone.

Joomla has some basic module given below:-

  1. Inventory control system
  2. Data reporting tools
  3. Application bridges
  4. Custom product catalogs
  5. Integrated e-commerce systems
  6. Complex business directories
  7. Reservation systems
  8. Communication tools
  9. Image and multimedia galleries
  10. Forums and chat software

Joomla has some basic features like page catching, RSS feed, printable version of pages, new flashes blogs, polls, search and support language internationalization.

Apart from these features Joomla has some built-in applications which are listed below:-

  1. Blog
  2. Chat (free add-on)
  3. Search Engine
  4. Contact Management
  5. Database reports
  6. Document management
  7. Event management
  8. Web services front end
  9. Link management project tracking
  10. Project tracking

The first official version of Joomla was released on September 16, 2005 i.e. 1.0. Next version was 1.5 which was released on January 22, 2008, Joomla 1.6 was released on January 10, 2011 and Joomla 1.7 was released on July 19, 2011. The latest stable version available in the market is 2.5.2 released on March 6, 2012. Joomla web development services are hired for corporate website portals, Real Estate websites, Government applications, online commerce, corporate intranets, personal or family homepages, magazines/newspapers and many others.

Joomla is an award-winning free open source CMS which tried and tested and known for its usability, functionality and robustness. It provides user full control over content management of the websites. Its website design supports multiple users which mean different users can work at the same time. Joomla’s content management system meets all SEO requirements and its HTML layout is well-formed and easy to read.


Author: Pradip Srivastava