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A quick overview of Joomla, who uses it, and the advantages and disadvantages of using the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Joomla

A quick overview of Joomla, who uses it, and the advantages and disadvantages of using the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Joomla

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  • This is amazingly nonsense, as the so-called #1 content management system Joomla, there isn’t built in comment system support for your articles and blogs! You need to install 3rd party extensions and I tried almost all of them, but didn’t like any of them.

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  • 1. Presentation | September 28, 2009   Joomla -  Advantages and Disadvantages
  • 2. About Joomla
      • Award-winning CMS, which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
      • Most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers. 
      • Started its roots in 2000
      • 200,000 community users and contributors
      • Joomla is PHP and MySQL based
      • Joomla is eligible for Best PHP Open Source CMS   
      • Available at http://www.joomla.org
  • 3. Who is using Joomla?
      • MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
      • IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
      • Harvard University - Graduate school arts and sciences (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
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    • Just to name a few....
  • 4. Advantages of using Joomla
      • FREE and Open Source
      • Full fledged CMS
      • More powerful and robust than wordpress
      • Admin out of of the box - user management, search, polls, template management, and integrated help
      • Admin much more than just articles
      • SEO Friendly with SEF plug-in
      • Other plug-ins - Events and Event Registration, E-commerce, Chats, Forums, Communities
      • Deep level navigation, sections in sections, categories etc…
      • Tons of info in youtube videos or searching for tutorials as well
  • 5. Disadvantages of using Joomla
      • Bigger learning curve
        • Wordpress is better for simpler sites
      • Not SEO friendly out of the box
      • Javascript and CSS can get bulky
        • Slower loading time
        • Possible additional hosting costs
      • Development is too clumsy if you want to change the layout
      • Some Plugins cost money while many are free with wordpress.
      • May need a developer for some of the changes
  • 6. Why not Wordpress for a CMS?
      • Articles are more “bloggy” sorted by publish dates
      • Limited on components / extensions
      • Lightweight / limited on power
      • Limited on Administration of other areas
      • Database queries may be very heavy
      • Not a Full CMS Product
      • It has fixed pages, posts and categories.
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  • 7. For Further Information...
    • Go to Joomla's website
      • http://www.jooomla.org
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    • View Joomla Advantages and Disadvantages Video
      •   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVP9kVZ54Gk
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    • To Contact Delphic Sage, email us: [email_address]