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What is Joomla?
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
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Techvangelist & CEO at IT Guru Solutions, Inc.
Real User
Top 20
One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market

What is our primary use case?

I have many primary use cases, but Joomla is one of the best CMS systems out there. With over 8000 extensions that instantly add shopping carts, help desks, firewalls, blogs, forums, etc. Most other CMS systems just can't compete or keep up.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market."
  • "The speed in which you can take a CMS and make it a full-blown shopping cart with analytics tracking, SEO, user accounts, security, and ease of use through a robust framework of modules and plugins to enhance and promote-related content is about as turnkey as it gets with Joomla."
  • "I would like to see more back-end admin power pulled into the front-end, therefore the admins will not have to use the back-end as much, especially for the menu manager, user manager, etc. versus using third-party extensions to achieve this."
  • "I would like to see the same sorting and attributes available through the web browser on the JED (sorting by free or commercial license, sort by rating, popularity, etc.) within the back-end Joomla Web Installer when browsing extensions."

What other advice do I have?

With a fairly small learning curve for the end user who wants the basics, Joomla is one of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market. Its awards and accolades alone are impressive, never mind the robustness of the finished product and site.
Suporte avançado - Linux System Administrator L1 at HostGator Brasil
Real User
Top 20
Creating new pages is easy.

What is most valuable?

Categories, Components and the ease in creating new pages are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

Easy creation of new components and easy maintenance saves time and money.

What needs improvement?

Optimization of systems

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using it for more than nine years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Customizing components is not so easy.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not encountered any stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have not encountered any scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Customer service is good but everything is by…
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Web Developer / Programmer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Its extended debugging mode and error reporting are invaluable

What other advice do I have?

As I've said, it boils down to your requirements. List all your requirements and check if there are any existing extensions that can be used for it. It might even be possible that your requirement is already available with the Joomla core. So, it's important that you familiarize yourself with them.
Senior Consultant IT Infrastructure at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
This CMS lets you create an own website within minutes, no matter if the user has knowledge in coding, but you have to be very careful when it comes to choosing the right add-ons.

What other advice do I have?

Keep your Joomla installation always up to date.
Computer Repair at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
It provides simplicity and security for building basic websites, but getting to know it on a basic level requires a taking course.

Valuable Features:

Simplicity and security are basic elements to build a website quickly and safely. With JoomShaper it was for me even easier. Joomla themes are to be found in Youtube. Specific questions are answered in Joomla forums. Google Webmaster Tools helps a long way regarding on how to be found on the internet.

Room for Improvement:

With even basic Joomla, it requires a course.
CEO at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
​Since 2012, Joomla has completely changed our presence on the web, but the configuration needed a vendor team.

What other advice do I have?

We would suggest you find someone to help you setup your site. With a good structure you'll be able to manage everything for your site very quickly.
Tech Support Staff at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I use this program to manage the website content for some of my clients.
Joomla enables me to manage content for our company website. I am also a freelance writer; I use this program to manage the website content for some of my clients. Well, I do not just love this program due to its effectiveness, efficiency and ease of use but the fact that it is free. It is the perfect option for an individual or company with not much to spend on a tool for managing their site content.
Principal Consultant at Digital Web Advisors Pvt Ltd
Smarter and database agnostic CMS
Joomla, one of the leading Open Source CMS, today launched Joomla! 2.5. Keep in mind that this is a new release of the Joomla! CMS layer and is based on Joomla! Platform 11.4. Just to refresh your memory, with Joomla! 1.7 Joomla! Platform (formerly known as “framework”) was separated from the higher-level CMS layer. Joomla! 2.5 is the next long term release after Joomla! 1.5.The New release is in line with the time based release plan wherein a new version is released every six months (supported for six months) and every third release is a long term release (supported for 18 months). The Joomla! Platform follows it separate 3 month cycle that’s independent of the Joomla CMS release cycle. Of the several new features that have been introduced in this release, the most talked about feature…
Developer at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Joomla is an impressive, open source Content Management System with lot of great features to develop full fledge websites

Valuable Features:

A robust and scalable platform for creating varieties of web applications including (E-commerce).Round the clock assistance from vast and proactive community members.Thousands of ready made extensions available.

Room for Improvement:

Bigger learning curve.Web Applications created in Joomla eat up a lot of server resources.Requires technical know-how, in order to take advantage of various features.

Other Advice:

Despite some limitations, Joomla stands out from the crowd and manages to retain its position in the market.
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