Advantages And Disadvantages Of Joomla
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A quick overview of Joomla, who uses it, and the advantages and disadvantages of using the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Joomla
- 1. Presentation | September 28, 2009 Joomla - Advantages and Disadvantages
- 2. About Joomla
- Award-winning CMS, which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
- Most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers.
- Started its roots in 2000
- 200,000 community users and contributors
- Joomla is PHP and MySQL based
- Joomla is eligible for Best PHP Open Source CMS
- Available at http://www.joomla.org
- 3. Who is using Joomla?
- MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
- IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
- Harvard University - Graduate school arts and sciences (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
- 4. Advantages of using Joomla
- More powerful and robust than wordpress
- Admin out of of the box - user management, search, polls, template management, and integrated help
- Admin much more than just articles
- SEO Friendly with SEF plug-in
- Other plug-ins - Events and Event Registration, E-commerce, Chats, Forums, Communities
- Deep level navigation, sections in sections, categories etc
- Tons of info in youtube videos or searching for tutorials as well
- 5. Disadvantages of using Joomla
- Wordpress is better for simpler sites
- Not SEO friendly out of the box
- Possible additional hosting costs
- Development is too clumsy if you want to change the layout
- Some Plugins cost money while many are free with wordpress.
- May need a developer for some of the changes
- 6. Why not Wordpress for a CMS?
- Articles are more bloggy sorted by publish dates
- Limited on components / extensions
- Lightweight / limited on power
- Limited on Administration of other areas
- Database queries may be very heavy
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- It has fixed pages, posts and categories.
- 7. For Further Information...
- View Joomla Advantages and Disadvantages Video
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