Joomla is one of the most used open source platforms for website design. The Wikepedia website states that ”
Joomla! is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets. It comprises a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
Joomla! is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques and software design patterns, 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.
Within its first year of release, Joomla had been downloaded 2.5 million times. Between March 2007 and February 2011 there had been more than 21 million downloads.There are over 7,400 free and commercial extensions available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory and more available from other sources.
Although a little hard to understand at first, Joomla is perfect for any small business website and with so many extensions you can have functionality installed on your website at a fraction of the cost to contracting a freelance website programmer.
Joomla Web is an Australian based web design and development company based in Melbourne that specialise in setting up Joomla websites for small to medium sized businesses.
Example of Joomla used as a website for a cleaning business: Visit House Cleaning Melbourne. The site was designed and installed by Joomla Web and now ranks on the 1st page of Google after SEO was done by MR SEO, one of Australia’s top search engine optimisation experts.
On the topic of SEO, if you are interested in learning the secrets of SEO then you should consider doing an SEO training course.
Joomla can be installed with SEO Friendly URLS turned on which will give your website better chance of being found by Google.
Find out more about Joomla at www.joomla.org