Joomla! Website Tips and Fixes
Tips for making the most out of your Joomla! powered website.
What is Joomla!?
Joomla! is an open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP for publishing and managing content on the web and intranets using a MySQL database. Joomla includes features such as page caching to improve performance, web indexing, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, newsflashes, blogs, forums, polls, calendars, website searching, and language internationalization.
Once installed, the website administrator can login to the backend administration console and set up sections, categories, content items, polls and much more; administrating the entire frontend of the website from a point and click interface. When new content is created, a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor allows for simple edits without the knowledge of HTML. Joomla! is considered by many, throughout the world, as being one of the best and most user friendly CMS platforms out there.
Joomla! (to put it into terms that many can relate to) is like an "Android" mobile phone. With developers from around the world contributing to an ever expanding array of "apps" (called modules, components, and plugins in Joomla!) that can easily be installed on the Joomla platform, allowing for almost unlimited growth and development of a website.