If you are planning to start a new website and you are wondering about what CMS (Content management system) you should use, you will find the answer in this article.

There are many systems out there and sometimes it’s hard to find what’s the right one for your next project. One of the great solutions is Joomla and here are some reasons why you should use it as your CMS.

Performance and scalability

Sure, I bet you read many tests where Joomla benchmarks weren't good. But since Joomla upgraded to PHP 7.x it’s a hell of a fast CMS. So as long as your hosting provider supports this version of PHP, you shouldn’t hesitate anymore.

Scalability is also on a high level. There is no too little or too big project with Joomla. And not only that, you can start small and become big with no need to look for a different system. There are many sites with thousands of visitors every day and Joomla handles it pretty well.

Community

Joomla has a huge community around itself. You can find solutions to any problem you can have. Not only that, you can also catch awesome features and inspiration and make your website performance or appearance better.

Joomla community isn’t only online. There are many local meet-ups and conferences where you can get to know other people doing something awesome. And if you want, you can attend Joomla! World Conference which brings us all together.

Extensions

If you are using Joomla and basic components aren’t enough for you, there are almost infinite ways to load your website with all kind of features, modules, plugins and so on. There is a library with open source extensions. Joomla people always check the code after developers submit their product. So you don’t need to worry about security.

If you download an extension made by a good developer, you always know there is an update thanks to Joomla Update Center. And you can download it from your website administration.

You can also download extensions somewhere else. Tons of developers are waiting on you to get their awesome modules, components or plugins.

Templates

Don't you like preset templates in Joomla? Nevermind. You can either create your own in a few steps or you can download template somebody has already done.

There are a thousand of templates you can choose from in many price levels. You can also have a template made for some component (like VirtueMart templates or DJ-Catalog). You install it in the administration and that’s it.

Joomla is framework, too

Joomla isn’t only CMS but a few people know that. Joomla is also a PHP framework. This framework contains useful libraries and packages.

Joomla framework is great for command line applications which are often necessary when running large-scale projects. The framework can help you creating RESTful applications and 3rd-party integrations.

It’s also open source and you can find more information here.


I hope this five reasons helped you to decide whether Joomla is the solution for your next project. If you have any questions, you can contact us and we’ll try our best to answer them.

If you’d like to use it and you don’t have any experience in this branch, we can help you build a great website or e-commerce project. For more information go to www.web7master.com

 

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