Joomla is a open source publishing platform that is free to use, relatively easy to install and very versatile for creating many types of web site. If you are new to using a CMS then we would suggest you consider WordPress first as this is much easier to use and maintain. Joomla may require some knowledge of FTP, PHP and mySQL. Failure to keep your Joomla, Extensions and Templates up to date may result hackers finding vulnerabilities in your site leading to malware or in the worst cases the whole server becoming vulnerable.

Joomla is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the Internet after WordPress. Adding content is easy once you are familiar with the admin interface: Create and publish articles, upload photos locally or from online services like FlickR and Photobucket aswell as embed videos from YouTube or Google. Joomla is template based and with many thousands of themes (free and paid) and extensions available you can create your own look and feel website.

Sophisticated Websites can be created with Joomla

Joomla was the result of a fork of Mambo on August 17, 2005. Joomla installs on the server so no extra software is required and you can login and administer your Joomla site from any internet browser anywhere in the World. Sites can even be maintained by multiple users logging in simultaneously.