Joomla!

Joomla!

4 / 5 20 reviews


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 3.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 3.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web

Vendor Details

  • Joomla!
  • www.joomla.org/
  • United States

About Joomla!

CMS designed to help both novice users and expert developers to build websites and applications.


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Joomla! Features

  • Approval Process Control
  • Document Management
  • Indexing
  • Permission Management
  • Rich Text Editor
  • Rule Based Publishing
  • Search
  • SEO Management
  • Template Creation
  • Version Control

Joomla! Reviews Recently Reviewed!

In many ways better than Wordpress

Nov 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Instead of focusing on Joomla only I tell you why Joomla is a better alternative compared to Wordpress in many scenarios when you are not looking for blog only solution. (Of course when it comes to Blogs there's EasyBlog for Joomla). WordPress was and is technically inferior compared to Joomla because of ¿ spaghetti codes ¿ no multilingual option out of the box ¿ nor access levels and control ¿ nor proper menu management (for those with portals to manage 50+ menu items) ¿ no template, plugin and language overrides (always creating a child theme is really something that shouldn¿t exist in the first place) ¿ nor user groups and a lot of other noes¿

Cons: The reason Wordpress is still better in many scenarios is thanks to the amazing 3rd party plugin developers (who can rely on the raw purchasing power of myriads of Wordpress users) like Yoast, Woocommerce and multitudes of others and the fast and easy interface. Since Joomla now have a SEO plugin similar to Yoast (called PWT SEO) there are fewer and fewer reasons not to choose Joomla.

Been using this since 2003 and I can't get away from this CMS

Nov 14, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla has come a looooooong way since it started. They have made it so easy to design a website and make it super easy for a client to login and make changes without having to login to the admin panel.

Cons: It uses mySQL and it seems to be heavy on the resource consumption. If you have multiple sites on one server, you'll need something powerful to handle them. It can be difficult to keep hackers away, but that's true with any CMS. I feel like Joomla gets the shaft when compared to Wordpress. Just because most people use Wordpress, doesn't mean it's better. I find Joomla makes it way easier to place some bit of content in just the spot you want it...without adding tons of plugins!

I am one of the administrators of the website.

Nov 02, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I appreciate the ability to change things on the backend, and have control of the site through a semi-use-friendly interface. Adding content is easy.

Cons: I wish it was easier to manage the home page and other features --- needing to have the content elsewhere in the site and not having a home page to play with in the interface is really frustrating.

To many amateurs providing plugins with bugs and security holes.

Oct 13, 2017
1/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Very complete CMS with lots of freely available templates, extensions and plugins. Extending it is easy for a developer, the backend is clean and intuitive.

Cons: We had security issues on almost every Joomla! installation we use. The code base is not very clean and therefore can be exploited by hackers. Biggest problem are the many badly developed extensions one can find online. There is no way of telling in advance if they are reliable or not. Yes, they are publicly rated and reviewed but experience tells us that the public can not always be trusted.
Another important issue IMHO is, that many templates change the backend and modify the functionality in a way that it becomes very difficult to understand what happens under the hood. So you may or may not be able to customize those templates. At that point normally one has to pay for pro versions or support.

Overall: Mainly loss of time debugging and searching for ways to customize for the need of my customers.

A very powerful and accessible CMS for both developers and users/clients

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Offers great customizability for a fraction of the work (compared to Drupal). It also has a very big community behind for components, themes, bugs, etc. It has a CMF (content management framework) behindit, basically allowing you to turn it into any kind of app you want.

Cons: The steep learning curve is the biggest drawback for a developer. Also, as a client/user coming from WordPress, this is a completely new thing that will get you scared.

Overall: Completed a very big project (a betting tips solution) in no time. The client was extremely pleased with the outcome.

Probably the best all-around CMS for websites.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla! provides the best balance between features and easy-of-use. When a client wants extensive features but doesn't want to hire a webmaster to maintain the site, this is the CMS I use.

Cons: It often times takes extra steps to do the same thing other CMS softwares might can do in fewer steps. It is sometimes more difficult to troubleshoot issues that arise. The transition from major version to version is not always a smooth process.

Overall: The ability to create websites with greater customization and features.

I've developed two sites using joomla.

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla has a clean look and is very customizable. Open source with many module choices for expansion.

Cons: Can be counterintuitive and not every layout agrees with every browser or with mobile. Users need to be pretty familiar with the functions of joomla.

Useful once you know how to use it

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: There is a lot you can do with Joomla. It's more robust than Wordpress, so you can do more than simply blog. There is a lot of documentation and material out there, and plenty of templates so you can build whatever your heart desires.

Cons: Learning curve is steep. There is a lot of documentation, but frequently issues that arise are not documented and difficult to solve. Most documentation involves using this as a blogging platform and not how to manipulate your vision into a functional site -- so it takes a while to learn how to manipulate things. The larger your site gets, as well, the more odd bugs you're likely to encounter. A non-programmer can make things work, but knowledge of programming and how the back end works is necessary to make something that doesn't look cookie-cutter.

Try Joomla if you didn't like Wordpress

May 26, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla provides more flexibility than Wordpress. Joomla is more of a full solution when just installed.

Cons: The user interface and menu logics can be frustrating at time. And probably you will need to read the documentation to fully understand everything.

Overall: Go with Joomla if you are dissatisfied with Wordpress. I would not recommend it f you want to simply blog.

Joomla Is Robust and Extensible

Nov 29, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Comments: I've been using Joomla! for almost 10 years, since the very early days of the project. It's come a long, long way since then, and it remains one of the most flexible and feature-rich CMSes out there. The caveat is that any novice will have difficulty learning the ins and outs of Joomla unless they are massively dedicated to pouring over pages of documentation. When compared to WordPress, it has more out-of-the-box features but is a little less user-friendly in terms of getting up and going.

Pros: The built-in ACL is excellent, allowing you to easily create user-focused site without adding a ton of plugins. Joomla beats WordPress in user management, menu management, and template management out of the box. There is very little that you can't do with this software.

Cons: Many people don't keep the software up-to-date, which leads to security concerns and has given the impression that Joomla is insecure. It's not any more or less than other open source software, but it HAS to be kept up-to-date, and with all open source CMSes security software is a must. SEO isn't quite as easy in Joomla but I hear that's changing with upcoming releases.

Recommendations to other buyers: I highly recommend Joomla for associations and small-to-midsize businesses, who can afford to pay a Joomla expert to keep the software updated and assist with the initial set-up and design. It's not for the beginner DIYer, however, and it's overkill for small businesses who just want a brochure website without a ton of features.

One of the first, not the best

Apr 14, 2016
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Joomla! I have had the pleasure of working with Joomla for years. It's a fork of the Drupal CMS, or maybe the other way around, anyway, this CMS has been around for years. It appeals to small businesses and organizations that want to manage their own internet or intranet sites. However, the technology of self-publishing has largely moved on and Joomla! feels dated.

Pros: It's free and easy to manage on your own using any one of hundreds of available templates. You can literally know nothing about the web and use this to build a website.

Cons: The cons are that your website you build will have significant security issues unless you keep it updated to prevent code injection. Most plugins won't work right out of the box and your site will look cookie cutter. Most users do not ever change the meta description tags or icons and their site shows up with the default joomla info in search results.

Joomla - my first choice cms

Dec 21, 2015
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is my first choice when it comes to CMS with flexibility and potential for websites with a deeper structure than only a blog site. With all its plugins and modules you can almost solve any customer needs by just installing it. It needs a bit of a time to get into the system and understand the main structure, but after this, it is easy to understand.

Pros: Huge gallery of plugins and modules. An active community with a lot of professional programmers for template and plugins. Easy to install and to maintain with its easy update function.

Cons: E-commerce. There are a few plugins for e-commerce, but if your focus is selling products, there are more sophisticated products.

Free CMS with a lot of features

Nov 13, 2015
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Using Joomla for years now, it's a very easy way to start using a free CMS as it is well documented in the suuport pages. Hosting a joomla site is easy. You have tons of plugin or modules to set your site exactly as you dream of it.

Pros: Esay to install on your server

Cons: e-commerce module. I would recommand to use a specific CMS for e-commerce

Sep 16, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Feb 13, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Jan 31, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Dec 06, 2016
3/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
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5 / 5
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Oct 06, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Jan 26, 2016
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Dec 31, 2015
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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