Joomla is a CMS or Content Management System that is most often used by small businesses who want to easily control and update their website. CMS is the best alternative for anyone who does not want to call their developer each time they want an upgrade but they can be open source or custom built depending on the owner’s needs. While many people choose to have a custom built CMS, most choose to go with the much more affordable option of using an open source option like WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla.
Currently Joomla is estimated to have been downloaded and installed more than 30 million times, making it the second most popular CMS on the planet, just behind WordPress. While WordPress is the best choice for blogging websites, the majority of people who choose Joomla are business owners. But why would you want to choose Joomla? And why do Seattle web design companies choose Joomla so often?
Easy to Learn
Joomla, like other CMS, has a learning curve. However, with literally hundreds of free tutorials on the web, you won’t have to constantly ask for help for simple itmes. Unlike a custom CMS you are working with an open source option meaning that there are plenty of options for free training, tutorials, as well as full classes at some colleges that will help you get into the swing of things. While you don’t have to learn to develop Joomla, which takes longer, you can easily learn to user your CMS to its best advantage without spending a great deal of money.
Plenty of Apps
Joomla currently has a database of more than 6,000 extensions. These ad-ons are similar to apps or applications and can be used to quickly and easily add features to your site. That means that if you want to quickly add a temporary feature then you can just use an extension. Of course, if you want something permanent that is unique to your site, you might still want to think about having your web designer develop one for you instead.
While Joomla does take time to develop, it has been proven that the CMS goes faster from design to launch than most other CMS. This means that you spend less money, waste less time, and get your results faster. Of course, developing any website takes time, especially if you are looking for a feature rich platform. Joomla however can be a little quicker than many other solutions.
Joomla is one of the most stable CMS options on the planet which is alone a huge credit. Working with stable, pre-designed solutions means that your web design company can get right to the item at hand, which is designing your website. Instead of building and testing a CSM solution for you, they can concentrate on building your site, not your CMS.
Joomla has its pros and cons but considering that it is the most popular business choice for CMS, it definitely has more pros than cons. If you’re considering using Joomla for your website you can contact us to talk about your web design needs. We cover Joomla as well as custom CMS designed for your business.
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