Who Uses This Software?

Joomla! is a content management system that helps content creators to build websites and online applications.


Average Ratings

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

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  • 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.


Joomla! Features

  • Audio Content
  • Customizable Templates
  • Document Indexing
  • E-forms
  • Full Text Search
  • Image Editor
  • SEO Management
  • Text Editor
  • Version Control
  • Video Content
  • Website Management

Joomla! Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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Zero $0 investment, resulting in a great looking website

Jul 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I came to use Joomla when I needed to build a web based portal for my company to organize internal resources and data. While I can't call myself a Linux guru, it really took me 15 minutes to get my initial Joomla website up and running. Instructions are very clear and simple. Joomla was my first CMS product to evaluate. While it did take me a couple of days to understand it's structure, from that point, building a website was as easy as 123. Everything is visual. You don't have to be a great programmer / web developer to get along with this product. With the amount of available free and paid plugins, sky is really your limit to your web site customization. While my website was fairly simple (as that's the way I wanted to have it), I've seen examples of very complex high end websites, built on Joomla. My favorite feature is a backup. It so happened several times, that I managed to break my website. Restoring from a backup and going back live was so easy, it was hard to believe. Provided this was a totally free solution (Ubuntu Linux + Joomla CMS), I couldn't ask for a better software for my project.

Cons: Really nothing. Like I said it did take me a couple of days to understand how to add content and structure it, but once this was figured out, the rest was a breeze.

Overall: Not only I learned something new, which I've never known before, I was also able to present a great looking product to a higher level management, which really didn't cost company a penny.

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CMS that is fully customizable

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla! has been around for decades, and the reason for such popularity and continued use is that it is easy-to-use and manage, it is open source and has a huge and active community that maintains it. The community provides extensive documentation, FAQs, and support for almost any question or issue you may encounter.

Joomla! can be set up locally and easy to deploy to the Internet publicly. The security features have significantly improved through the years.

This CMS comes with an intuitive dashboard. And there are many third-party integrations available for setup. Since this is open source, the elements are customizable to suit your needs.

Cons: Setting up may require an initial (steep) learning curve. May be not as easy to set up as Wix or Weebly. Hence may require the admin to be more-or-less tech savvy (and not just a beginner).

Overall: Joomla! CMS is one of the first out there, and it keeps improving. Support is easy to find via their active Open source community. The setup requires a little reading up, but once you get past this initial hurdle, everything else is easy to use, intuitive, and super flexible to suit everyone's need.

Joomla! is also a good choice in teaching young IT and Web enthusiasts since it is open source and fully extensible and customizable. It will run on older hardware, and minimum requirement will not be a problem.

Joomla Is Robust and Extensible

Nov 29, 2016
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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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.

Exceptional web developing software application!

Apr 03, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is an open source content management system that non-profit, state agencies, small-businesses, or corporations. Organizations can benefit from utilizing Joomla because the features within the applications are relatively simple to utilize to distribute company's information on a website. Joomla is an excellent tool that interfaces with your company's network that allows for online applications to be built. Joomla utilizes a standard website content builder similar to Word Press that allows for classified fields to be entered by the end user. Content can be managed by authenticated or authorized users for publishing purposes. Content can be synced with the company's intranet or internet ensuring smooth synchronization between two platforms using PHP and SQL.

Cons: Promotional materials may be forwarded to the company's legal address as providing an address is required upon registering with volunteers.joomla.org. IP Address may be utilized to identify possible abuse, which may be shared between third parties. IP Addresses my be shared when commenting on features, which also includes the users name and email address. Other information may be collected, but the "other information" is not specified within the terms of service agreement or privacy policy. Sharing of other information can be allowed with third parties regarding advertisements of goods or services.

Overall: The benefits of using Joomla include managing content within a secured database. Other benefits of Joomla include learning about site analytics, metadata, structure and navigation of building a professional website. Additional benefits of utilizing Joomla include receiving a certification for the completion of certain exams. Furthermore, the benefits of utilizing Joomla consist of being able to clone or download repositories from GitHub to assist with more website development.

Been a fan since 1.5

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla with its open source concept has allowed our university to flourish with nearly 2000 articles. I've taken it apart and put it back together several times. From the php to the sql database, joomla provides the developer the opportunity to debug a lot easier. It's also easy to manipulate and create new templates, module spaces and global modifications. We currently have three distinct sites on one install, which helps us maintain the updates. Joomla has been our backborn since 1.5 and we've never looked back. Although its main competitor Wordpress and Drupal offer more bells and whistles, we are grateful for the developers that keep adding and making joomla even better every iteration. Joomla's becoming more streamline and less bloated, which helps our systems run much faster.

Cons: As of late, the security updates have crashed our systems. However, we are able to fix these problems quickly. The main con we do have is that there are few developers on the marketplace offering modules and components. The ones we do find have not been updated for years which is concerning. Joomla system core does have some bloat but can be easily removed.

In many ways better than Wordpress

Nov 18, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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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.

Joomla is an amazingly versatle way to build great websites fairly easily.

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love the versatility of Joomla - its ability to make your website anything you want it to be. I have been using it since its inception and being free to start off with is a big winner, and many of the addons are free, so it doesn't take much to set it up and get going. There is a wealth of information available to help you and lots of support groups to join to help you get the most out of the product. I believe Joomla leads the way in many web design standards and is a world class product produced and maintained by a talented and dedicated team of volunteers.

Cons: Sometimes it is hard to sift through all the info in forums and support sites to find out what you need, and because it has evolved so rapidly, there is a lot of stuff out there from older versions that slows down searches.

Overall: Its versatility and flexibility make Joomla a great product to work with once you get your head around how it works. There are plenty of tutorials to help the process so it doesn't take long.

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The Potential to Grow

Mar 09, 2018
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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Pros: Very powerful tools to restrict and grant access to users and admins built-in. I find it more secure then Wordpress, which is probably due to Wordpress' popularity, however, there are a lot of security features built-in. Very active community and the plugins are vetted regularly that are posted on their website. Joomla websites are very versatile in what they can be used for and can grow as you need them. They keep a regular update schedule and keep the community updated .

Cons: It can be a little confusing whether the content is coming from an article, component or a module. They don't handle canonical links very well and links are all menu based (however that can be a positive because it's easy to dictate what you'd like for a URL). Media Manager is a bit cumbersome and hopefully, version 4 will address a lot of the issues (such as replacing images).

Overall: I build sites for myself and clients using this platform.

Joomla is a CMS system that is works well for sites with a lot of content, like magazine sites.

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is quite user friendly, and simple to run/manage. It works well to power sites that have a lot of content, and there are now many free plugins that extend its scope. The URLs can be made into SEO friendly URLs with the aid of plugins and installation is not too difficult.

Cons: The back-end admin panel looks and feels rather dated and it is not a very secure script. Hackers are known to easily break into Joomla sites and it seems to consume quite a lot of server resources. If you need support, you are largely limited to the discussion board. Although there are many free plugins, but they may not be updated often, and you could be forced to buy expensive paid plugins simply because your options are limited.

Overall: Joomla was running a site of mine for several years until I sold it off. The basic version of Joomla can do the job well enough indeed, but the script was never very secure, and I had to do a major version update later on, which was not easy. So I never updated the site at all. For people who do not know anything about PHP, managing a Joomla site can be harder than it looks. The back-end admin can look and feel outdated/slow if you come from a WordPress background. But as far as doing the job, no issues there, and it is still more user-friendly than Drupal.

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A Flexible & Robust CMS

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is incredibly extendable, and the grid system is easy to teach clients without a whole bunch of math, like many of the other grid-based page builders. It's structural components are, to me, more intuitive and flexible than what you find in WordPress.

Cons: Sometimes the developer community may not quite keep pace with the updates, but there's rarely ever a hiccup large enough to make me switch CMS platforms.

Overall: I think it depends on the end user, but for anyone who have even a basic understanding of relational data (content), they'll find this platform immensely approachable. It sometimes gets a bad rap compared to WordPress, but if you're working with power users who may get frustrated by the limited accessibility of other platforms, Joomla's the way to go.

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I have developed different websites with this CMS

Jul 14, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive interface with support in different languages. The learning curve is fast for users with basic knowledge of web design. However, you need some knowledge of the database in order to configure the site or put it to work on the Internet.

Being open source, it has an extensive community of developers that publish modules to add new features to those that it brings by default.

The management and updating of versions is very simple. You do not need advanced technical knowledge to update it.

Cons: Because many of the plugins are developed by the user community, some come with errors that can generate instability in the system.

We have used Joomla since 2008 for our websites. We still use it, but plan to switch to pure html.

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is a secure open-source solution for your website. It is less know than its main competitor - Wordpress, but this disadvantage turns into two main advantages:

First, its is more secure: hackers just don't bother to develop hacking tools for Joomla website, they go for Wordpress site. Joomla also offers many tools for free that are concerned with security - database tools, protection tools etc. Google for Akeeba if you concern about security and it also an excellent tool for your back up.

Second, the community is less crowded and some really good programmers work on it.

Joomla is easily installed with tools like Softacoulous - and you can find it in any CPanel hosting.

Cons: It's overkill for us in administration. It ideally fits a medium to large company where several people work on one website. For company with up to 30 people and a couple of people working on the website -it just too many features.

Overall: It's free and open source and quite easy to use.

Joomla vs. Drupal: That's what it really comes down to for your website.

Jul 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Wordpress rules the Internet.

Then there is Joomla and Drupal.

Wordpress started as a blogging platform and has slowly morphed into a CMS. Joomla started life as a CMS (content management system).

Joomla is very powerful, but has a steeper learning curve than Wordpress. But many companies will need the added power of Joomla. It isn't as 'easy' as Wordpress, but if it's developed properly, you can get a much more powerful website out of it. And in today's business environment, with eCommerce, marketing and everything needing to be integrated, Joomla is a great way to do that!

Also, there is pretty good online support for Joomla. And I'd have to say Joomla's community is better than Drupal, but not as busy as Wordpress. So if you have a developer on staff or on retainer, and they're familiar with Joomla, you can get amazing results!

Cons: We tried implementing Joomla for a few specific reasons (basically we couldn't get what we wanted from other platforms without a lot of paid customization).

We know there are plenty of websites running Joomla, and plenty of people love it. In many ways, it comes down to what you're familiar with and what you like. For us, though, the user and admin interfaces in DRUPAL were easier to learn than Joomla (especially the 'new' Drupal 8).

So, the backend of Joomla could use some refinement, in our humble opinion.

Overall: Joomla is a great CMS for websites, and you can integrate it with other platforms to really get your integration going. Be prepared for some design help, and a bit of programming help, compared to simple 'website builders' or even Wordpress, if you need a bigger and more complicated and interactive website.

Decent software for content management

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's can be intimidating at first, but once you "get it", it becomes second nature to you- especially if you have to use it daily, as I was in my previous job. Quite straightforward and very powerful - and a lot of features a company can use when it grows. I doubt we used 10% of it.

Cons: Even for a company with 50 employees (my previous employer) it's a bit of overkill. It s ideal for large publishing house for example. Some features are added by third party plugins (K2), which can add to confusion.

Overall: Very powerful content management system

To many amateurs providing plugins with bugs and security holes.

Oct 13, 2017
1/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
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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.

Wordpress Killer!

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Free! You just gotta love high functional software that does so much, all for free! You can design any website you want. It is highly customizable. I think this is even better than wordpress.

Cons: Customer support from the company is almost non-existant. But there is a pretty good community out there where you can get most of your answers taken care of. While the price is right for the base product, please know that to unlock the functionality easily, you will be paying a dev some money for things like skins/templates.

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The most secure content management system for making websites.

Jul 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I have used Joomla for over three years now. Compared to Wordpress, Joomla is easy to set up since the module positions are already set up in the Templates. Another awesome thing about Joomla is the security. Joomla websites are rarely hacked. Another advantage about Joomla is the nature of the templates; they are neater and clean.

Cons: One issue I have always had with Joomla is the fact that there is little online help. This means if you are having a challenge with doing something on the system, you may not find the solution online and you can be forced to hire experts to do it for you hence making the whole process expensive. Another disadvantage about Joomla is there isn't a variety of plugins and extensions to help you extend the functionality of your website.

Overall: 1. Strong Security of my websites

2. Clean templates

3. Multi-lingual features

4. The software is open source

We use Joomla more than 4 years.

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is ideal for complex websites that require 3+ people to work on them. It's bit sophisticated out of the box (at least out of the box) but as soon as you get used to it (or get some training, e.g. on LinkedIn Lynda.com) - you start to like it.

Cons: Unfortunately, community of Wordpress is larger and there more developers, plug ins etc. Frankly, I personally like Joomla! but have to work with Wordpress, as it is often more easy, due to its ambiguity.

Overall: Free software, excellent content management system.

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Great standard CMS features extended greatly robust extensions development community.

Jun 26, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: A stable and reliable CMS with two-factor authentication and good security features.

A full community of developers that offer extensions for nearly any function or integrations you can imagine. Some are free and some are paid.

Much easier to secure than Wordpress.

Cons: It takes a lot of knowledge to develop on Joomla. It isn't as simple as installing and pushing a few buttons like Wordpress.

Overall: CMS base platform that is easy to secure and develop on if you have the time and patience to ramp up on the software.

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Joomla - my go-to platform for websites. Any needed functionality is available in a solid platform!

Jan 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: TONS of development in extensions, plugins, templates and the like. Solid, open-source platform with ongoing development and updates for security and new features. I'd recommend it to anyone who is willing to spend the time to learn to implement the platform.

Cons: There is a significant learning curve to master the implementation and manipulation of the amazing features of this platform. You'll need to get that under your belt before you can master it, but it is worth the effort.

Probably the best all-around CMS for websites.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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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.

Great CMS. Building a website is a piece of cake

Jul 23, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Professional build-in functionalities without searching for plugins. There is a user role system and you can give or take priviledges to user roles. Also the menu management system is really great and if your site has a lot of menu items, Joomla is the only way to keep your site properly mentained.

Cons: Free templates are looking... old (at least most of them). Also there are a lot of modules-components that are not made well.

Overall: It made my life as a web designer really easy.

Useful once you know how to use it

Jun 07, 2017
4/5
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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.

Product is quite user friendly for a beginner.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: We are very pleased to be able to have such a high quality webpage for our municipality and be able to keep it up to date, in house, using municipal staff. The site is set up to be easy to navigate, and if I ever need help, there is definitely a youtube video out there to walk me through the task I am looking to accomplish.

Cons: Takes some getting used to and practice to master the tasks, but that is to be expected when regarding web design and management.

Overall: We use this software on a municipal level for our webpage design and management. We had a web designer set up the page, and we are able to manage and update it regularly in house which saves us a lot financially. We have local events and information which change weekly and sometimes even daily. It is great to be able to keep our citizens updated immediately after decisions are made and important information out to the public as quick as possible.

Clunky CMS, Hard To Configure, Better Options Available

Jun 06, 2018
2/5
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It was a free, open source option to create our website and blog with. It was my first experience with a WYSIWYG editor, so that was very helpful to find included! It allowed us to create our first website a few years ago on our own.

Cons: It was very hard and confusing to setup, between modules, plugins, components, articles, extensions, etc! It's too much! Once we finally had it all set up, it was incredibly painful to manage content on an ongoing basis. We were forced to switch to WordPress!

Overall: We were able to create our first website a few years ago in house, however it was not easy to maintain.

Powerful, expandable, sometimes complex, Content Management System

Aug 24, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla has been around for more than 10 years and has matured and gotten a lot of developer support for templates, plug ins, and components. The extensibility allows a wide variety of features to be added without writing code. Free to deploy. Generally add-on tools are inexpensive.

Cons: It is often necessary to search for methods to achieve functionality that may already be in the product, but isn't obvious as to how to achieve it. The pop-up information bubbles in the back-end have helped immensely and should be expanded.

Overall: Joomla is my preferred Content Management System for deploying personal and customer websites. Once deployed, my customers can manage their own content, if they choose. While the initial learning curve can be steep if you want to do more than a simple site, subsequent sites go up much quicker.

Clunky, Feels Like a Relic from Another Era

Mar 05, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla is highly-customizable, there is a suite of modules and widgets available to utilize, and it's easy to archive old content.

Cons: It's just not a well thought out product. I don't see any reason to use Joomla when superior CMS like WordPress exist. I especially dislike that Joomla requires manual updates at regular intervals. Other CMS do that automatically. And furthermore, it's not intuitive or fun to use.

A simple free CMS

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The main advantage of Joomla is that it is free, it has a large number of free templates and add-ons (modules, plug-ins, components). The (CMS) Joomla friendly interface of the system, everything is clear and understandable, it is very difficult to get confused. And if it still happened, then the network has a lot of useful information (articles, video lessons, etc.) on working with CMS. In general, working with Joomla almost does not require special skills, the main functions can be mastered very quickly.

Cons: It is worth noting one not very good content management system. Joomla is the most hacking system out of free. But a knowledgeable and understanding person in this matter can easily make this system completely safe.

A decent CMS

Aug 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Joomla is a decent CMS, with a rich set of features. It does its job in managing your content and customizing your website. It has a wide variety of plugins, so in most cases you don't even need a software engineer support - pretty much everything works out of the box.

I also like the fact that there are lots of templates, which can be easily used to customize your website.

Cons: It feels like at some point the flexibility Joomla brings to you, comes with a bunch of downsides. After you add plugins, the performance starts lacking (pages are loaded not as fast as you'd expect them). Also, setting up some certain things takes time and certain level of expertise.

Overall: Overall experience is positive, though be ready to face some issues here and there.

I've been very happy with Joomla for my business.

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease in which I can add extensions and add-ons that make the website better. I also like that the updates are seen automatically and that I can find help on the community boards if I need it.

Cons: If I had to choose, it would be that it requires upping php settings and my web guy doesn't always have those available.

Overall: It helped to grow my business by making us look better than we actually were! lol

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Feels like an outdated way to take care of a website

Jul 26, 2018
2/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I can say that the available information and help database is extensive and really helpful. I wish I didn't have to access it as often, but whenever I did, I was able to figure things out pretty intuitively. As for the rest, I do think that I got good at it really fast, which gives it the 5 stars for ease of use. Although it had some amount of a learning curve, once it was mastered the system is really easy to update and use.

Cons: At first, I had to spend a fair amount of time trying to figure out the differences between hosting a website with Joomla.com and Joomla.org. This was the most annoying for me because one version is much easier and low maintenance than the other. Other than that, the free version does not allow for templates to be modified so I'm giving this an overall 2 stars.

Overall: I got a free, working website with almost no technical knowledge. However, this still needs a lot of work.

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Best CMS For Most Websites

Aug 17, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Joomla! like any CMS has a learning curve, but once you understand how it works, it is very quick and easy to use. It is easier to secure and more flexible than any other CMS.

Cons: Because it is not as popular as WordPress, it does not have as many plugins available, though the ones it does have tend to be very good and much more cost effective than any WP counterparts.

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My CMS of choice

Nov 30, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Powerful content management system, strong community of volunteers supporting it, updated frequently. Can be used for small websites or corporate -- as easy or as complex as you make it.

Overall: It's my livelihood. I enjoy creating websites using this tool. It's flexibility allows all kinds of creativity in design, navigation. No one knows about it and, for that reason, they don't think it's good.

Joomla is difficult to learn, but to make a virtual store is ideal

May 24, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1.) This Joomla CMS offers many alternatives for development, from a simple personal web page to complex corporate web applications.

2.) This product offers a huge number of templates for several fields, very flexible.

3.) Not only is a CMS oriented towards electronic commerce, but its modular nature allows it to be integrated in the same web.

Cons: 1.) If you want to create a Blog, it is not the ideal platform for which you create and maintain our blog that does not have the essential elements characteristic of blogs, such as a comment system, label system and tag cloud. implanted in the new version 3.0).

2.) The list of templates and modules (similar to WordPress Widgets) is not very intuitive.

It has too many options, for a new user, I could use it, although, in my opinion, if a system has many more options, we can customize it.

Overall: Joomla gives us many plugins or extensions to make virtual stores, I think that more than extensions are like applications that separately perform many activities, which facilitate development.

User Experience can improve a great deal and site can be made faster

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1. All in one CMS.

2. Easy to add plugins.

3. Menu items are clean and understandable.

4. Documentation is done well so easy to learn while working on Joomla.

Cons:

1. Usability can improve.

2 Every new version comes up with new features and functions which sometimes is not easily understood.

3. Sometimes very slow. It takes a lot of time to load.

4. One has to constantly clear the cache every now and then just to make sure the site runs fine. This is sometimes frustrating.

Complex CMS - ready to create all sorts of websites

Nov 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Complex and powerful CMS. Modern code. Modern techniques of coding. Simply expandable. Well manageable. Ready for both novices and professionals.

Cons: In history, there was wrong releasing cycle but it is fixed now. The same was true for backward compatibility, it is managed better now.

Overall: I can create website faster.

SuperB CMS for Web Development

Feb 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is a great content management system software that is used for the development of websites. Joomla can be utilized to create numerous types of websites.

Compared to other Content Management Systems out there, Joomla is one of the easier to learn ones, and also highly customizable.

It provides a great interface for website owners/administrators to manage their website and do content updating. I will recommend it's used to all aspiring and current web designers.

Cons: Joomla is great, not much negatives to mention, but one of the cons against Joomla is that it exists in a very competitive space where a number of web content management systems exist.

One may come a cross another CMS which may be easier to learn and use.

Overall: Great tool for web design.

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.

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Joomla allows us to manage and create web pages as professionals.

Apr 17, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: this system is a cms that helps to create and manage a web page in a more simple way, joomla has an easy search engine and able to raise your level in an incredible way in addition to disellar templates easier than you think.

Cons: Media management is very poor and limited, with no ability to move, resize, crop, scale and organize. This is a big disappointment and for CMS with this level of activity and popularity. The lack of version control really harms the system and it is unfortunate that something so coveted has been excluded. Sure, there are add-ons that can do the job instead of the central system, but one should not rely on add-ons for functionalities like this.

Overall: is sometimes limited by some of the features of the content manager but nothing that can not be complemented with a good plugin in place, although it would be the best way to work without so many plugins but is able to create good templates that you can use to your ideal web page.

Joomla - all together to make it the best

Aug 22, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Completeness - one package has everything that You need for starting Your own site.

Cons: Because it is so full of features You have to used to where and what can be found

Overall: Creating new sites , managing them is very easy and cost efficient

Running a blog based on Joomla

Jul 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla has been around for ages and is one of the most popular CMS systems around. Joomla is easy to use, easily extendible with themes and plugins and is easy to install and set up (as you might expect from a better CMS system).

Cons: Joomla is missing the huge plugin developer base as its competitor WordPress has. It is lacking some amazing 3rd party plugins such as WordFence, Jetpack and Yoast. Some other minor cons:

- No demo data available (or hard to get by).

- User interface is a bit date in my opinion.

- Like every popular CMS; an extensive track record of severe vulnerabilities.

Too complicated for a beginner

Feb 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I decided to launch my first project 5 years ago, as the engine was chosen CMS Joomla, which was too complex for me. Tech support is responsive, but it helped me a little. Having broken his head for several days, I decided to abandon this system and look for analogues. I do not recommend this system for beginners. Just wasting your time.

Cons: Too complicated, to master from scratch I did not succeed. You need to simplify the interface, too many functions - it's good for a professional, and a beginner first needs to learn the basics.

A complex system for mastering, but there are also more intricate options

Sep 21, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I many years ago with Joomla began to study site building. Now the network has the two most popular systems of construction sites - Joomla and WordPress. WordPress is adapted mainly to blogs, so I decided to take a closer look at Joomla. Immediately I will say, even without experience in site building, I managed to do something, put even a Russian version. I was bribed by the fact that according to reviews Joomla can help build any complexity site - even with an internal chat room, a forum, maybe even create an online store. In fact, this is so, but I realized this already when I became a specialist in the installation and configuration of different CMS.

Cons: As a beginner, I realized that this system will not work for me, it is quite difficult to master. We need textbooks, courses, a lot of practice to understand it.

One of the best free solutions

May 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: With the help of this product, you can create a lot of sites of different focus, and the system supports it, presenting ready-made solutions for certain situations. It's easy to master and do not need to pay money for a license - a good option for beginning webmasters.

Cons: The technical part is implemented poorly, because of what the expansion and modernization of the site by the forces of programmers is very expensive. The code is written poorly, a lot of superfluous things and stuff.

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One of the oldest most reliable cms systems on the market.

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla has a lot of plugins by both the Joomla team and individual contributors. Instead of writing the code from scratch the developer is able to use the available plugins and save a lot of time.

Cons: Joomla is a very old content management system and many developers have stopped contributing to the plugins due reduced usage, this means that some dynamic features required by users now may be missing from the platform.

Overall: Joomla has saved me a lot of time in designing administrator panels for most of my team projects

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I think it's a very good content management platform that also includes a CMS content management sys

Jul 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease with which I can manage the content, create views and redesign my website, with great ease of use and incredible when it comes to learning how to use it since I do not need much experience to manage the content.

Cons: This incredible management platform for me has no cons, it seems excellent because it is very easy to use.

Overall: Management of websites in a very easy and fast way, giving clients a satisfaction with promptness since with ease I can develop and match what they require.

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Scarcity of good, free extensions

Sep 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Promising portal technology that maybe great for those who are ready to go for paid extensions.

Cons: Free templates are not that attractive. Good free extensions are difficult to find. Except for file management feature with file download option (Phoca Download extension) which was difficult to replace in other CMS platforms, I was finding no reason to stick with Joomla. Recently, found a good, free file download management plugin and now would replace the existing Joomla website with the market leader in CMS/blogging website platform.

Extensive opportunities and flight of imagination

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I was looking for a very long time engine with the appropriate features. This system satisfies me 100%. In my opinion, this is the best engine for today. The system helps the specialist to realize any of his ideas. The problem is that you need to be a real expert for this.

Cons: System gives almost unlimited opportunities for professionals, but for beginners, everything is much worse. The panel meets an abundance of unnecessary settings and frightens off the inexperienced user.

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a powerful web development tool

Jun 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is a powerful tool to develop reliable and robust web pages. You get a lot of information about its use that can clarify doubts

Cons: You must have some knowledge of the database to achieve its installation. In principle, they are not easy to manage, but you can learn to use it

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Powerful software

Sep 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: I run my platform and tools like BULKSMS on Hoopla. It's very useful

Cons: Joomla requires knowledge of coding to use and employ

Popular engine for the site

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In my opinion for beginners sitebuilders - this is the most suitable content management system. The network has a lot of educational material for its development and free templates. CMS is ideal for web projects with simple functionality.

Cons: Because of the complexity of the settings for mastering, it takes a lot of time and effort. To bring the site to the ideal state, you definitely have to climb into the code and become a programmer or attract third-party help.

Focused on specialists

Feb 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've been using the system for a long time and by experience I can say that it is oriented more towards specialists, despite all the assurances of the developers. This nut can be too tough for a beginner. But it is very popular - on the web a lot of self-helpers, if desired, will understand any.

Cons: I would like to ask the developers to face the newcomers. Those who have mastered the system will remain loyalists, but you can lose new customers.

Joomla! - la! la! la!

Aug 28, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: This software is FREE! I started to use it for my web projects in 2009. Since then they improved it a lot. With the current selection of modules I can build the website with different level of functionality. Whenever I stuck, I went to Joomla! forums and got help immediately. After short training my clients were able to make a basic web site maintenance on their own.

Cons: Websites based on Joomla! are taking some extra time to upload their content.

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best choice for good SEO websites

Aug 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: open source, easy to install, lot of support from online

Cons: low amount of plugins , frequent update make irritate, only blog support not direct customer support

Overall: very good for my business and make my site placed well, overall quality are awesome

I used this product to build website for customers

May 04, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The software has a ton of functionality. I found it easy to install and setup on the servers. Many online hosting company's have the product with an auto install

Cons: I found the user interface to be a bit confusing at first. After some time I was able to become more conformable. I also found the upgrade process a little tough.

Overall: I was able to get it setup and working with little hassles

excellent for creating web portals quickly and easily, besides letting you install attractive theme.

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Its ease of use, its professional interface and its security are one of the things that I like most about this software

Cons: sometimes limits a bit when it comes to placing a code or change a template and weighs a little more than other content creators when uploading to the hosting which makes it take a little longer.

Overall: It has given me an excellent security and a very attractive image with ease of handling all my projects

Joomla - my first choice cms

Dec 21, 2015
4/5
Overall
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.

Easy-to-use engine

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Free content management system, suitable for novice developers. In the presence of a large number of free templates and modules that perform the most common functions - the creation of photo galleries, forms, pop-ups. Quick and easy to install.

Cons: This system not suitable for creating large online stores (plugins designed for this purpose are complicated to configure and produce many errors). The system is not entirely suitable for SEO - generates duplicate pages, any technical garbage can get into the index of search engines.

I love using joomla for my websites

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the being able to easily change themes in my website without having to start from ground zero everytime it needs a facelift!

Cons: It took me quite awhile to learn the ins and out of joomla and be able to efficiently use the CMS. Now that I am decent at using it, I don't like having to trouble shoot errors that have to do with some of the .ini files.

Aug 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Easy to use Content Management System

Mar 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use free open-source Content Management System, lots of widgets and themes to use. It's been a few years since I used it, but at the time when I used it about 5 years ago, it was already offering cool features like polls and other add-ins.

Cons: I don't recall too many things I didn't like. I would like to see more examples and demonstrations available for comparison purposes.

Sep 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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
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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.

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
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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.

Great option for online store

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The Joomla platform is quite promising, as developers constantly improve it, expanding its functionality. For her, developed a huge number of various extensions.

Cons: Strongly I do not recommend it to use for blogging, since the available functionality is radically inadequate for this task. Most modules have not been updated for a long time.

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Joomla - Easier than it looks like

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla is my CMS of choice when I realise bigger websites. It has a steeper learning curve, agreed, but therefor more flexibility than WordPress. But you will get rewarded with fast sites since Joomla has a caching system integrated.

Cons: Like I said the learning curve is pretty steep, plus sometimes (because of its origins in Mambo) it's a tad difficult to find something.

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Excellent CMS for the development of websites ..!

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is one of the most powerful CMS for the development of websites, we can develop simple and complex websites. There are a variety of plugins that we can integrate to provide different features, also has a large community of users around the world so there is much help information.

Cons: I think that its interface is not so intuitive and it costs a bit more work to learn it thoroughly if we compare it with other similar CMS.

Overall: It is a great CMS for web development if we manage to master it we can create high quality websites.

Decent app to create a page

Jun 25, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creating a navigation structure is easy, once you understand how it works and it doesn't require knowledge of HTML. Able to filter access as an Admin for specific users.

Cons: When adding content to pages, sometimes the structure doesn't look right. You have to play around with it. Pages broke when upgrades were done, requiring some unnecessary extra work.

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I don't like Joomla

Sep 12, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Nothing, it's to complicated, vulnerable to hackers, slowly.

Cons: There is no any least i like in this software

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Good CMS for use in creating quick and easy web pages.

May 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: If you want to develop a simple and fast web page, this CMS is the best for that, since it has a simple interface where you can create interactive and dynamic contents.

Cons: It is not so easy to create the contents in this CMS since it lacks an interface for personalized content, it often brings problems when managing a page and changing the content.

Overall: I have developed many of my first web pages with a CMS, although I do not have a good content editor, I am able to develop blogs.

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Everything under one software

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Clearly defined content management system. The user interface is well structured, and one can easily maneuver through the menus

Cons: None. the software is comprehensively covered, and moreover, it updates in real time, i.e. without the need for propagation time

Overall: Joomla is all you need for website creation

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Powerful Joomla Extensibility, to satisfy your needs of your Web site

Jun 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:

Joomla users can enjoy the benefits that allows you to create websites with high interactivity, efficiency, professionalism and simplicity. The Banners manager has the possibility to easily add advertising and obtain economic benefits, allowing you to create clients and campaigns, to add as many banners as you need.

The search and search function visitors to your website will be able to quickly and easily find the right information for your site, making the Joomla search engine the best of its kind.

Cons: Difficult to customize features or add custom functions

Some published plugins present difficulties of configuration and accessibility problems, hindering the validation of accessibility often

Overall: The installation and maintenance of Joomla! it's simple, the security in your code is guaranteed by the large number of developers working together, making it a safe and stable product; what favors the extension of its characteristics and offers a friendly interface for the user.

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Joomla cms is easy to use web development tool

May 03, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla is easy to use, easy to install and easy to edit .I also like the fact that Joomla is open source allowing developers to make modifications and redistribute it. Its ability to support ecommerce among other features also make management of content and inventory easier.

Cons: Joomla consumption of server resources compared to cms free web applications is relatively higher making it unsuitable for websites that receive huge amount of traffic every day

Overall: With Joomla cms creating, updating, viewing and deleting of content is relatively easy. The availablity of free and paid plugins also make addition of features to a website developed using Joomla cms easier.

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Joomla is one of the best CMS software around.

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The things I like most about Joomla are:

1. It has a very nice community which is always ready to help.

2. You don't need prior knowledge of Web development to start creating.

3. You have all the pluggins required for development of a website.

4. Its open source, so we are free to modify it.

5. Novice and experts both can work on it.

6. Very user friendly and very powerful admin.

Cons: Some of the cons are as follow:

1. Its hard to maintain with the plugins.

2. Very few additional modules which are hard to find.

3. Adjusting the plugins is quite difficult

It has a lot of manual setting to be done compared to other CMS especially WordPress

May 22, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a large number of templates to chose from that are relatively cheaper than worpress themes and have good customer support

Cons: Joomla has a steeper learning curve compared to WordPress as its harder to use and has a more complicated interface.

Overall: Its a good alternative to WordPress and has relatively cheaper themes

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It makes content management a piece of cake

May 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: As a beginner in content management development, joomla has made my experience very smooth and easy. I've been able to create cms system in a very short time period and it has very many free plugins to make my work easier.

Cons: Whenever i publish a cms system, the web page always includes a joomla brand logo. This is not very helpful when you don't want the customer to know which technology or tools have been used.

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Joomla is a great CMS with endless options.

May 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Highly customizable, large community with a lot of options for predeveloped aolutions. It has come a long way since Joomla 1.

Cons: Coding experience is usually required to make large customizations, and sometimes the predeveloped solutions are not the greatest to choose from.

A promising and constantly improving CMS

Mar 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Available for platform extensions allows you to significantly change your site. The source code is open. The creation of new templates is quite simple, and the engine optimization is constantly improved by the developers.

Cons: The engine has a limited functionality for blogging, so its creation on it is absolutely useless idea. In other CMS, managing files at the moment is much easier.

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keeping your website updated is very easy with Joomla!

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: CSM with the ability to create web without having much programming knowledge, you can find many free add-ons and modules, it is ideal for webs that have to be updated daily.

Cons: The back-end is not very intuitive at the first time, it costs a bit to adapt if you come from other CMS, apart from that everything is great.

Overall: Once I got used to it, it helped me a lot with the creation of my websites.

Good alternative to Wordpress

Jun 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Joomla was built to be a CMS solution, so it offers great customization from start and have a great community with plugins and themes.

Cons: It could be simpler to customize and have better documentation (better organization) for front-end developers and designers.

popular with active community

Apr 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla is a very active community and the plugins are vetted regularly that are posted on their website.

Cons: The staff here complains about security measures, that's why in our company we prefer to write the code from scratch. Defiantly won't fit big companies.

It's quite a learning curve and easily hackable

May 11, 2018
3/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's free, so there's that, and it does have free themes and modules. The admin interface isn't too bad (it's improved quite a bit over the years), so it's more of a generic layout and not overwhelming.

Cons: Very easy to hack and not as much control as I'd like, unless you have a custom theme built. It's definitely something I would use for a professional website. It's not secure and requires time to learn.

Free and Open Source CMS for Create Blogs / Websties

Sep 20, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla is a free and open source Content Management System (CMS) to create and publish blogs and websites for any one. There is a lot of extensions to customize joomla as per users requirement. It is available in all globally known languages. It has about 24 template designs for the selection of user. User can also customize the current template or can create an completely new theme.

Cons: Rather than Joomla is open source and free it have some cons. There is limited templates that are available at joomle official site while other CMS like Wordpress has a lot of free themes in their own directory.

Overall: I use joomle for sometime while I wast testing the different CMS for my blog I like its friendly control panel.

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Management system quality content and easy to manage

Jul 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The extensions have dozens of different options that allow us to create really robust and functional on-line stores. It also has a huge number of templates for different fields, very flexible, it is a modular CMS that allows different independent applications to be integrated in the same web, being able to Perform parallel developments.

Cons: It is not the ideal platform for blog, since it does not have the essential characteristics of blogs, as a comment system and the configuration of templates and modules is not very intuitive.

Edit your Website using CMS

Sep 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla is one the most used Content Management systems. It is highly advanced and flexible.Being open source it is free and use and modify. Its content editing functionalities are very smooth, anyone can learn it easily. It also have eCommerce extensions available, if you want to convert your website into a Shopping site.

Cons: Its plugin repository is very small as compared to its competitor WordPress. Also it is not very developer oriented hence it is difficult to implement custom design.

Not particularly good but efficient.

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Gets the job done. Can't think of much but hopefully the competition will help them improve.

Cons: Just so blah. I wish Joomla upped their game.

You need to invest time in it ,but it's worth it .

May 23, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Joomla is easy to install ,but definitely not easy to use .The reason for that is the endless choice of functions and customizations you can select.It is also great with handling any additional plugins you want to put .

Cons: Not being easy to use means that there is a big learning curve .The design itself is also not very intuitive ,but you get used to it .

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Free and open-source content management system for web developing

Sep 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a exceptional website developing software. I came to use this Joomla when I needed to build a professional website. There are different kind of tools in this software. For a new user he/she can easily manage his/her works without any guidelines.

this is a free and open-source content management system that non-profit. We can use this small business to large business websites( Including Corporations and organizations ). Because the features in this software are very quality and professional. That is why I said this is very useful to build a professional websites.

Cons: I have been using Joomla for almost 3 years. There is no failure thing or tools in this software.

Overall: I built lot of business websites using this.

The benefit of using Joomla is we can manage our work time. So you can try it now.

Joomla is the option is you have no option using Wordpress or Drupal

Aug 21, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's easy to use CMS, but there are much better options

Cons: With wordpress dominating the entire CMS market, it's hard to say Joomla's fate unless they come up with a new value

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Création and administration of many Websites

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to install

Compatible with MySQL and many others databases

Easy to backup

Possibilité of having multiple users profiles

You can add plugins in order to provide more fonctions to your Web

Cons: Too many upgrades, that could be annoying for the administrator

Its not the most secure CMS in the market

There can be some compatibility issues with plugins

Overall: I've created a lot of websites with Joomla and my clients where allways happy with the result. (Even when I did a lot or none code in the platform

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Good option for companies that want a quality management system and easy to manage.

Mar 08, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla! Extensions, unlike others, are capable of introducing very substantial changes to our website. In the field of electronic commerce, for example, there are dozens of different options that allow us to create truly solid and functional online stores. Almost more than extensions, in Joomla! we could talk about applications

Cons: It is not the ideal platform with which to create and maintain our blog as it does not have the essential characteristics of blogs such as a comment system, labeling system and tag cloud.

Overall: It is a very profitable option for the investment they require, they have good community support, in addition to extensions that improve their functionality, not only is oriented towards electronic commerce, but its modular nature allows different applications to be integrated in the same web independent, being able to carry out parallel developments.

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Great! With Joomla you can fly.

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The wonderful thing about Joomla is its versatility when it comes to creating a modern and robust website, that line that relates the complex and the easy. Joomla is the most complete CMS to build from templates, a stable site and good interfaces.

Cons: Use templates, some of them have faults that are transferred to our robust sites. To solve the error, we can record a lot of work time.

Free CMS with a lot of features

Nov 13, 2015
5/5
Overall
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

A solid CMS.

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It works and is easier to understand like TYPO3. The main features are great and as a editor you can work very quickly. I like it... but...

Cons: Some procedures are somewhat cumbersome. Also the file management is somewhat better solved in other CMS. I'm not working with the very latest system, maybe there were some improvements. I would wish. But it works and does its job!

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Really easy to use

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It comes with pre-designed templates and modules that can allow the user to change the overall feel in a minute. No coding required.

Cons: 1. It is really easy to hack Joomla due to universal file naming techniques

2. Pre-designed templates always mean that customization is not that easy/involving

3. Plugins are frequently outdated.

Overall: Easy to setup a website with no coding/design costs as free templates and plugins are available.

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Good CMS for website development

May 02, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to install, and has many plugins that facilitate the work, in addition there is a lot of documentation that can be useful to us while developing our websites.

Cons: At the beginning it can be a bit difficult to learn it has many functionalities and you should document very well if you want to master this CMS.

Overall: Good CMS for the development of websites, I can develop very good quality websites with great designs.

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Create complex web applications with Joomla!

Aug 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A content manager that can work by modules and is fully customizable, you can create your secure web and manage it easily.

Cons: Customize it to measure requires a high knowledge of web programming, however, there are modules that you can download with which you can work without knowing much about the subject; it's a good tool.

Overall: Over time and I have been able to create several websites, they are completely safe and functional.

Formerly useful content management system that has been far surpassed by newer competitors

Apr 07, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Joomla was one of the first free content management systems and it opened up a world of possibilities for low-cost self-managed web sites.

Cons: The interface is busy, confusing and difficult to use. While the community of users and developers is large, it is nowhere near as large as the community around WordPress and as a result, the plugins, extensions, themes and support are far more limited.

Good Content Management System with an attractive user-friendly interface

Apr 27, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla provides the plethora of plugin which adds the number of functionalities into the website. Pretty handle to arrange huge articles with single clicks.

Cons: Joomla is not much customizable like as Wordpress. Joomla is lacking in smart features when it compared with the Wordpress and Drupal.

Overall: Managing a personal lifestyle blog on Joomla platform.

Great for novices .

Sep 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Joomla! is great at really learning the ropes of web page creation in the early stages of your journey. It provides all the tools you may need to master your craft.

Cons: While the tools are there ,you really have to invest a lot of time and effort to improve yourself with Joomla! . There is a limited selection of plugins ,however I have noticed improvements on that front .