What Is Joomla! ?Cutting Edge Content ManagementJoomla! is one of the most powerful Open Source Content Management Systems on the planet. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! is easy to install, simple to manage, and reliable.
What is a CMS?• Helps you create/edit/delete content in a shared database• Organizes content• Content shared across the Web site• Content can be published or not based on conditions• Much improved control of the format (CSS)
Benefits of CMS• Creation of content in a standard format using a Web browser and WYSIWYG editor (FrontPage, Dreamweaver, etc.)• Share the work with several members and have options to let the public enter content (Library 2.0)• Control of branding elements• Archive and reuse content
Various CMS products• PhpNuke (www.phpnuke.org)• Drupal (www.drupal.org)• Mambo (http://source.mambo-foundation.org/)• Joomla (joomla.org)
Joomla!• The name Joomla is a phonetic spelling for the word "Jumla", which means "all together" or "as a whole".• Open Source software• A fork of Mambo CMS• Available for Linux, Unix , Windows, Mac OS.
What Joomla! Countains ?• php files• A few additional files such as XML, Java• php script to create initial database and tables (Mysql)• Front and backend access
Joomla! Templates• Much like Microsoft Word Templates• Positions on screen – Top, banner, header, left, right• Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) for entire site• Control over look and feel
Example of template
Why Use Joomla! ?• Simplicity • Open Source Code – Intuitive Graphical Web User – You can modify anything you like Interface (WebUI)• Flexibility • Published API – Windows in the code allowing 3rd Party – Highly configurable and tailorable extension• Robust • Dynamic Content – Extremely stable core infrastructure – MySQL database driven• Extensible • Pro-Active Support – 3rdParty Extension and Plug-In – Joomla! Teams and Community capabilities members
How Can Joomla! Be Used?• Simple Websites Top Three Reasons• Community Portals For using Joomla!• Magazines,Newspapers Community Poll February 2011• Corporate Intranets• WebLog (Blog) Sites• E-Commerce Shops• B2B & B2C Frameworks• Customer Self-Service• Member/Directory Sites 1. The Community• NGO,Churches,Schools 2. Easy To Use 3. Extensible – and much, much more…