On a day like this when women are celebrated around the world, there’s no better gift from us but an insight into something new and different from WordPress.
JOOMLA for beginners might sound strange like it did to us when we started blogging. This experience is inevitable especially if you have little or no knowledge of web development or IT.
Don’t fret! We would take you through the essentials you need so as to get familiar with JOOMLA and experience content creation in a different way.
Joomla is a search engine and mobile friendly content management system (CMS) used to build beautiful web sites and powerful online applications.
Offering unlimited design possibilities alongside amazing security, it has thousands of third-party extensions and templates that allows customization to meet specific needs.
So from a total beginner to IT professionals managing enterprise installation, Joomla makes creating and maintaining websites easy.
It is free and an open-source CMS built on a model-view-controller web application framework that can be used independently and allows you to build a powerful online application.
Now, CMS is an online application that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage content, data or information of a website, project or intranet application.
Here are a few things that Joomla can be used for
• Community-based, school and church websites or portals
• Personal or family homepage
• E-commerce and online reservation
• The government, non-profit and organizational websites
If you are thinking to build a website for yourself or an agency who develops websites for customers then Joomla is your “go to guy”. It is easy to install and set up even if you are not an advanced user.
Then with a minimal amount of instruction, your clients can manage their own sites themselves.
10 Joomla essentials for beginners
You can build a blog, business website or community website from the simplest to the most complex.
It offers and allows the use of over 70 languages
Cache management –
Speed up your website with caching which can be easily managed using Joomla
Search engine optimization –
Get amazing out of the box SEOs suggested helping you drive traffic to your website. Now you do not necessarily have to do extreme keywords research
Free! Free! Free! –
No charges, no taxes, no subscription fee. Joomla is absolutely free forever
Access Control List –
It allows you to manage the uses of your site. You get to optimize your site properly in a well-coordinated way.
Over 8,000 extensions are available to help broaden its functionality. So you get to use a website that allows you to explore your creativity
Menu management –
Create as many menus. You get to have as many categories as possible to help ensure you provide your customers varieties.
Create your own templates –
With Joomla, you are able to create your own templates from scratch. Try new fonts and features on a fresh new interface.
Having dished our the essentials, we know you are tempted to explore the Joomla path and we excited because we love “goal getters”!
Getting started is easier with Joomla
Many hosting services offer simple one-click installation, but if you would rather be more hands-on and have more control of your site or be your own host then all you need is a web server with PHP and MySQL.
However, launchjoomla.org allows you to launch a fully functional and free Joomla website. It even includes SFTP, PHPMyAdmin and the ability to install extensions.
Being sexy isn’t just physical, it is being a goal getter who isn’t afraid to try new things and explore opportunities. Be sexy! Especially after reading this blog post.
Have you used Joomla? Are there other essentials we did not talk about? Feel free to share your experiences and recommendations in the comment section