About Joomla

Joomla is an open-source software design to help corporate businesses, government institutions and nonprofit organizations manage and publish website content. Supervisors can edit content using WYSIWYG editor, add/upload images, publish articles and access previous versions of content. Joomla allows organizations to configure access permissions for users and utilize built-in SEO tools to improve the visibility of the website across search engines. Managers can create customizable templates, assign them to specific pages and add menu items according to requirements. Joomla enables businesses to create RSS feeds, manage URL redirects and categorize content using tags.
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Joomla pricing

Joomla has a free version. Joomla paid version starts at US$199.00.

Starting Price:
US$199.00
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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Joomla Reviews for UK Users

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.1
Ease of Use
3.7
Customer Support
3.8
5 reviews of 613 View all reviews
Md Billal Hossain
Md Billal Hossain
  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 28/09/2021

The Best CMS For E-Commerce Store

It is great for e-commerce solution. Not perfect as a blogging platform.

Pros

- Awesome inventory system
- Easily able to create e-commerce store
- Free of cost
- Huge number of templates

Cons

- Functionality little bit messy according to other CMS. Especially according to WordPress.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 04/10/2021

Joomla still a vital CMS in 2021

Joomla is a great Open Source project that will continue to give it's users a voice on the internet.

Pros

Joomla is still a vital Open Source CMS for building websites. The ease of use and MVC model is still far superior than the other CMS's. The true power of Joomla is what you can do with the core product without needed 3rd party plugins or products.

Cons

There is a lot to say about the cons, from beginner ease of use, to backward compatibility issues, and the overall advancement of the code and services.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress

Reasons for Choosing Joomla

The Open Source Community and advanced capabilities of Joomla.

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

When I first chose Joomla, WordPress was just a blog.
Emilio
Emilio
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 18/02/2019

Powerful but hard to use CMS

We have used joomla as the CMS for our website for over a decade (now we've migrated to Wordpress) and it proved stable, reliable and adaptable, but we had the advantage of being a software company where designers and developers were always readily available to beat Joomla into submission. I think that nowadays Wordpress is a better overall solution, but do take Joomla intou account. Its the old reliable CMS that can certainly get the job done, but I would only reccomend it for tech savvy users or developers.

Pros

The best about joomla is that it is very powerful and adaptable. I has a big community, thousands of sites made with it have created an enourmous community of developers and designers who have experience with it. That also means that is has a huge assortment of plugins, extensions, themes and whatnot.
Its very likely that whatever problem you have someone had the same problem before, so solutions will be available in the form of plugins (sometimes paid ones), or forum posts. If you need to do something very specific that requires coding, well then joomla is simple php and js, meaning any developer can quickly fins his way around joomla.

Cons

The main con about joomla is that it is a bit old and unintiutive. If you have never dealt with a CMS then you might need to read some documentation to find your way around a joomla site. Even if you have used other CMSs, joomla has it's very own way of doing things, meaning that tutorials and getting started guides are a must. Plugins rarely work straight of of the box (or zip), they usually requiere a bit of coding to get them exactly like you want them, but that can be said about pretty much any CMS.

Giacomo
  • Industry: Facilities Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 11/04/2024

A Reliable Content Management System

Pros

The capabilities of Joomla are excellent.
It has been so reliable and easy to implement.

Cons

Joomla is flawless.
I like how effective Joomla has been.

Nigel Masimba
Nigel Masimba
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 13/12/2019

It's Ok But There Are Better Options

I use Joomla! intermittently for client websites. I never set up new websites with Joomla! as I believe there are better solutions out there. However, in the case of existing websites where Joomla! has been used for a long time and a large amount of content has been uploaded, it is usually easier to maintain the existing installation than to migrate to a new installation.

Pros

It's free and open source.
It's fast, lightweight and easy to install.
There is a large community of developers and users ready to help with advice on how to use it.

Cons

The interface is unintuitive for beginners
It is lagging behind other similar content management systems
Depending on the issue it can take time to get support from the open-source community
Some common software integrations can be difficult to find

Alternatives Considered

Drupal and WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

It was the existing solution on an established system so it was easier to maintain the legacy than move to new systems.

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