Advantages And Disadvantages Of Joomla

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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

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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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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Joomla

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

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