Joomla!

Joomla!

4 / 5 102 reviews


Average Ratings

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • 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!


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l love using this CMS. It is joy to use.

Jun 18, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: it has a lot of plugins that you can incorporate in your project to make amazing webpages. i love how the community share and help one another.

Cons: it is a little bit confusing to a beginner. initial setup can be hard also. it is also a little bit hard to make some addjustments.

Capterra-loader

a way to manage your web quickly without doing much

Jun 14, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: is a tool to streamline the process of administration and creation of web pages, since with its tools allows you to make all kinds of changes in your website without even touching the code of it.

Cons: It is not the most popular content manager but being free and quite customizable is a good option for me.

Capterra-loader

Create your blog or your website without knowing how to program

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a good CMS that helps us create websites or blogs easily and that we can manage quickly thanks to its administrative panel, it has good modules and it's free!

Cons: It may be a bit basic and you must hire additional developers to add custom modules or functions, which leads to an additional expense.

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.

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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.

Capterra-loader

Manage and create your website or blog in an easy way!

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a super tool because it allows you to create web pages and manage them very easily and the best that being open source is free.

Cons: Maybe it lacks a lot in your back-end. I think you still need more options to be an excellent CMS. However, you can modify it with a good knowledge of the programming.

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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

Capterra-loader

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
Value for Money
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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.

a great website management tool

Jun 10, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can easily create your own website. There are accessible plugins available for you to use. Thousands of templates available.

Cons: In order to fully maximize this tool, you have to have a knowledge in programming. Setting it up is also a bit confusing.

Capterra-loader

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.

Capterra-loader

incredible so far

Jun 06, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a very vast range of templates available online which can be found very easily. It is a perfect platform for programmers.

Cons: one thing you must consider before using it, you should learn to code first because it is not as simple as Wordpress or wix.

Clunky CMS, Hard To Configure, Better Options Available

Jun 06, 2018
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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
Value for Money
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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

Capterra-loader

A Flexible & Robust CMS

Jun 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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.

Capterra-loader

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
Value for Money
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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

Capterra-loader

Good CMS to compensate the development of my web

Jun 03, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a fairly light content manager and has good options to start developing your website, you can find many free templates and good quality online payments.

Cons: I think it has yet to be completed, the support is not very good and its community is not large, which makes documentation difficult.

Overall: It may be a bit confusing at first but it is a good CMS and very manageable, it did not disappoint me.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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.

Capterra-loader

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.

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 .

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

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.

Capterra-loader

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.

Definitely not a fan of Joomla. Confusing and hard to find things

May 14, 2018
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can edit and poke around a website with limited or no experience in coding. You can upload things without knowing code.

Cons: Very bad user experience on the interface. It's difficult to find things as sometimes where they are doesn't make total sense. Much more confusing than WordPress in my experience.

Capterra-loader

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

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.

Good, but not the best

May 10, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to install
Good community, where you can find the answers to your problems (not as big as some years ago, but still good)

Cons: Big security issues in the past
Plug-ins that are not compatible with newer versions
The really good plug-ins are expensive

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
Value for Money
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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.

I use Joomla for web design and management.

May 07, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Joomla seems to be a very user friendly software to use for website development and design. I like things are separated by articles, images, modules and I can easily make necessary changes quickly and easily.

Cons: It can take a good amount of time to initially set up a site in Joomla, but once it has been setup it is easy to maintain. Also, the RokGallery is very slow and not an easy to use feature.

A stepping stone .

May 05, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Joomla! is a great way to get your feet wet with Content Management Systems . It is easy to install and the predesigned plugins and templates are great . The online community is big enough to help with your development and any issues you may face .

Cons: While good for novices, you can get overwhelmed at the beginning by the sheer number of options . There is definitely a steep learning curve .Once you get the hang of it ,there are probably better options for your blogging needs ( if that is what you plan on using it ) .

Capterra-loader

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.

Capterra-loader

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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Our non-profit just went to a new website platform and now use Joomla for maintenance.

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla! gets the job done. I can upload photos and update the content, as needed. The user interface has a split screen setup, which is useful.

Cons: The sign-in procedure is certainly secure, but seems like overkill. I have very complex, random passwords that my browser (or my brain) cannot retain. The updating process steps are not intuitive either.

Overall: The software is secure and allows immediate updating of web content.

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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.

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
Value for Money
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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

Capterra-loader

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
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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.

Capterra-loader

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
Value for Money
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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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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.

Terrible Service.

Apr 27, 2018
1/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It can make what one might call a working web page, and I use that phrase loosely. It is free when installed server side, so that is also a plus.

Cons: Most everything else. It is not user-friendly, it is not intuitive, it is overly complicated and rarely performs as anticipated. Perhaps it is simply the fact that I have developed sites for many years and have used things that suit me far better, but I found this system to be a major headache and recommended getting rid of it within a couple weeks. I have rarely found myself so incredibly frustrated with this type of tool, and I've tried a fair few.

Overall: It was a temporary placeholder for a client until I convinced them that it would be much better to switch to something better.

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.

A good feature-rich CMS

Apr 24, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla offers extensible, feature rich CMS that can be used to build almost any small to medium website. It's one of the most widely supported CMS's in terms of themes and addons availability

Cons: - Not as straight forward and easy to use as WordPress - Less plugins and themes than WP - No built-in plugin search and installation feature

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
Value for Money
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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 great platform to develop a website

Apr 22, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I think Joomla is doing a great job, they are competing with Wordpress quite nicely. Their plugins are integrated. Joomla templates can be found really easily.

Cons: It's not as user-friendly as Wordpress or other platforms. Another big issue is migration and they offer no free hosting like WordPress.

Overall: it is really fun to craft websites. it is pretty challenging.

Great Free CMS

Apr 21, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla is free. It's flexible and has many functionalities . You can create any type of website you want. There are many free templates that can be used and modified.

Cons: I personally find Joomla confusing, complicated and hard to be mastered. Dealing with the code is hard task. It has strong competition in the CMS world in the face of other user friendly .

Less complex than Drupal

Apr 19, 2018
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: You can find loads of well done quality made tutorials for any need you have. Joomla has a excellent navigation system, that can manage several hierarchies. It allows to easy management for a site with couple hundred subpages.

Cons: Joomla It is not as easy as Quick.Cms or WordPress, but is still way simpler than Drupal. For the beginnig it might seem overwhelming and complex. Some important plugins needs to be purchased, which can be a downsetter for some.

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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.

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Joomly is excellent software. I found it very easy to use.

Apr 12, 2018
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The plugins included in joomla makes it very simple to create content management systems as well as websites.

Cons: The software is very old and most of the features are outdated. Most of the plugins are not upto date with current system requirements.

Overall: The software is very easy to use and has simplified a lot of my work when it came to content management systems development.

Nice software for newbies

Apr 11, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Joomla arranges every content into categories and navigation to the content is made quite simple and easy for newbies to use

Cons: The site has quite a large number of functionalities, and getting to reach exactly what you want can take some time

Overall: It interested me to get to create websites from when i discovered it

Decent software for content management

Apr 10, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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

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.

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.

Exceptional web developing software application!

Apr 03, 2018
4/5
Overall
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.

Nice CMS with many free features

Apr 02, 2018
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I think it is a fair competitor to Wordpress. It also has some nice free templates and has an easy mechanism for adding new content.

Cons: Like similar CMSs, it requires from you a technical background to build your website, besides, some of tuning is not intuitive, and the service is not always stable, which makes you look for other service providers

Wordpress Killer!

Mar 31, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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.

We use Joomla more than 4 years.

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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.

Free CRM that can do what you need

Mar 21, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Free, editor is pretty straight forward, plugins are plentiful. A lot of templates available. Most can start using it upon set up and installing it is not to hard.

Cons: Big learning curve and you will need to know how CRMs work. They have lost a big market share, less than 10% of sites use Joomla so long term stability is a question.

Joomla, at first, seemed to be a fly by night CMS but I think it has improved a lot over the years a

Mar 20, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Web-based content management system that allows you to do many things, seems fairly user friendly and nice that it it still continuing to develop

Cons: When Joomla first arrived on the scene, it was not so user friendly and the terminology of the interface seemed weird...seems to have improved over the years though.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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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The Potential to Grow

Mar 09, 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: 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.

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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.

Been a fan since 1.5

Mar 07, 2018
4/5
Overall
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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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.

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.

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.

easy to use

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Fully featured and flexible site. easy to create any site you want. Has a great back end with tons of features. Lots off adds to help you add features. auto update for security

Cons: Can have security problems if you dont update right away. can be hard to find info on errors you are getting.

Overall: great site

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

Bit of a Learning Curve But Awesome

Feb 13, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: No matter what you need on your website, there's freedom and flexibility to get the job done. Once you learn the lay of the land, it's pretty simple.

Cons: If you're looking to use something other than WordPress to power your website, unless you have a design or development background, you'll find it's not as easy to use.

Product is quite user friendly for a beginner.

Feb 13, 2018
4/5
Overall
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.

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.

Robust CMS but has not easy to use for non-technical people

Jan 30, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It 's a robust CMS for websites with complex structures that can be customized as needed with a solid code.

Cons: For non-technical users who need to make simple updates like add pages, update things, or do meta data is a not very user friendly.

Joomla is the best CMS

Jan 19, 2018
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Joomla is a highly flexible tool, allowing you to build a web site without having much technical knowledge. It has so many features and add-ons to accommodate different styles.

With it being free and cost-effective, it tops my list as the most preferred CMS.

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

Jan 18, 2018
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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.

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.

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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
Value for Money

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.

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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
Value for Money
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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.

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
Value for Money
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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.

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.

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
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.

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

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
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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
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Oct 06, 2016
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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