What is Joomla? Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. What’s a content management system (CMS)? A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. Joomla makes creating and maintaining Web sites easy for everyone, from total beginners setting up their first site to IT professionals managing enterprise installations. Joomla is designed to be easy to install and set up even if you're not an advanced user. Joomla is the most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers. Joomla's roots go back to 2000 and, with over 200,000 community users and contributors, the future looks bright for the award-winning Joomla Project. About Joomla
Some examples of who uses Joomla: Harvard University Senso Interiors http://www.sensointeriors.co.za/ http://gsas.harvard.edu/
Getting Started You can really test out Joomla using the online demo at demo.joomla.org. You'll quickly discover how easy it is to create and manage content as well as learn your way around the Joomla administrator interface. To test drive the demo site, you need to: 1. Create Account You must create an account with a valid email address. Once registered, your account is created, and an email is sent to your email address. This email will contain an account activation link. 2. Activate Account To activate your account click on the activation link contained in the email. Use Demos Once your account is activated you are free to login to the public frontend and the administrative backend. *If you want to download Joomla go to: http://www.joomla.org/download.html*