Alongside WordPress, TYPO3 and Drupal, Joomla! is one of the most popular content management systems. Many Hostpoint customers have implemented their websites with the free software written in PHP 5 and using MySQL as a database. Joomla! is particularly suited for larger websites with dynamic content managed by several people.
The most important advantages at a glance:
- Joomla! is user-friendly and intuitive to operate.
- Joomla! has a modular setup and can be gradually extended.
- All standard templates are programmed in HTML and CSS.
If you want to try Joomla!, you can install the CMS free of charge with just one click in your control panel under ‘Websites | Applications | Available applications | Content Management System’. The system automatically sets up the program on your web server, with all the bells and whistles.
A lot of functions
Joomla! is relatively complex and offers a lot of functions. There are many resources available online that will help you use the CMS efficiently and effectively. The first one is the official, English-language Joomla! website, with tutorials, user groups and forums. Much valuable information is also available in the Swiss forum, including a Wiki with instructions for beginners to programming and videos, or in the German forum. Also helpful are the many videos on the official Joomla! YouTube channel.
If you want to know more, good books are available on the topic. Here are two recommendations published at the same time as the current version 2.5 – one for beginners, the other for daily use: