Joomla is a free and open source content management system for publishing content on the internet and intranet. It comprises a model view controller (MVC) Web application framework that can be used independently also. Joomla is written in PHP, stores data in a MySQL database and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. Since its release in 2005 it became very popular, it was downloaded 2.5 million times and it also has over 5000 free plug-ins available.
In today's world almost everyone is "online". Right from every kid to every business, everyone has their presence in some way or the other. Every business has a website and it is every business's desire to update their website in-house without any outside help and without having the technical skills. Businesses today understand the importance of content on a website and its effect on your search engine rankings. So businesses need complete control of the content on their website and facilitate a system that will allow them to make regular updates. Joomla allows the developer to confront this situation by providing necessary content management capabilities to the websites.
A Joomla template is actually a string of files with its CMS that normally organizes the presentation of the content. One thing that you need to know is that Joomla in itself is not a website; it is a foundation for a website. Many people are really digging Joomla because it's influential and at the same time easy to use. It takes comparatively less time to build website using Joomla. Web designers can use Joomla to expand powerful dynamic websites in a cost effective manner. So instead of shelling out a lot of money for a good website you can build a good website at a low cost using Joomla.
Not only that it is easy to use but at the same time it is easy to install as well. One more advantage is that it can hosted very easily. Web designers without experience of programming can also use Joomla with ease. Apart from this there is also a large selection of plug-ins and components that are available and it also offers various other features and add-ons. A web designer can keep time by using add-on modules and components to offer innovative powerful features on websites. These features of Joomla make it a tool of choice for developers and designers. Not only is it a time saver but it also user friendly.