Joomla

Joomla

Open source multilingual CMS platform

4.1/5 (393 reviews)

Joomla Overview

What is Joomla?

A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.

What are some real world examples of what Joomla! can do?

Joomla is used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes. For example:

Corporate Web sites or portals
Corporate intranets and extranets
Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
E-commerce and online reservations
Government applications
Small business Web sites
Non-profit and organizational Web sites
Community-based portals
School and church Web sites
Personal or family homepages

Joomla Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Users can create websites for free, hosted on their own servers or on a Joomla subdomain. Upgrading to private hosting through SiteGround is also possible.

Personal: From $99
Business: From $199
Agency: From $399


Joomla Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 21 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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Joomla Reviews

Joomla Reviews

Overall rating
4.1
/
5
Excellent
163

Very good
141

Average
67

Poor
16

Terrible
6

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4
Ease of Use
3.6
Customer Support
3.9
77% recommended this app
Emeka O.

A Content Management System for building websites

I used Joomla to build my website. It was relatively easy to get started with. Joomla works with extensions and templates which allows them to be easily customisable. Joomla saved me the cost of having to outsource my website design to a website developer.


Stacy M.

A little work goes a long way!

I was a faithful user of Joomla for 8 to 10 years. I actually got very good at working within the CMS. Once you learn how it all fits together, it can be a productive CMS, but it's simply not as easy as Wordpress. Wordpress is much less complicated and can do what Joomla does.


Annam K.

The best and Awesome Content Management System

My overall experience with Joomla is really nice, awesome and incredible. I have designed a number of websites using this unique content managment system. The software has helped me to build mobile friendly websites using different templates. I have also designed a few blogs with Joomla. For me, Joomla is very important regarding the web development. Because I can design professional websites without the coding. I have also done on page optimization using the different extensions of Joomla in my websites.


Verified Reviewer

Use Joomla if you like structured and guided onboarding

Joomla has quite alot of features out of the box so you can get started quickly without worrying about installing additional add-ons.


Zala D.

Easy web development feature

In our organization this used for low budget web site development .


Emeka O.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A Content Management System for building websites

Used Other for 1+ year
Reviewed on 29/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I used Joomla to build my website. It was relatively easy to get started with. Joomla works with extensions and templates which allows them to be easily customisable. Joomla saved me the cost of having to outsource my website design to a website developer.

Pros

Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to build websites. The things I like about Joomla are:

1. Ability to build a website with no technical knowledge required: The first time I worked on Joomla, I didn't know how to write the programming languages on which Joomla was built, but I was still able to build a website with it using available Joomla templates and extensions.

2. Easy learning curve: I learnt everything I needed to get started with Joomla, and also built my first Joomla website in one day. There are available YouTube tutorials, and plog posts on the internet that can help one to get going with Joomla.

3. Free domain name and hosting: Joomla provides users the option of using Joomla customised domain names for their websites, and also provides them with free hosting. I leveraged Joomla's free domain name and free hosting to build my first Joomla website.

4. Easy to customise: Joomla is very easy to customise. Joomla works with templates and extensions. The templates helps someone to decide how his/her Joomla website will look like, while the extension helps someone to add some functionalities to his/her website.

5. Security: Joomla constantly updates their CMS to provide security patches, and also to keep it from the attack of viruses. This increases the level of confidence with Joomla.

Cons

Joomla is an awesome CMS, but that is not without its cons. The cons of Joomla are:

1. Despite the fact that Joomla is easy to learn, it's learning curve is more complex than that of other CMSs like WordPress, Wix, and Weebly.

2. Poor layout: For me, the outlook of a website designed with Joomla seems to be less elegant than that designed with other CMSs like WordPress and Wix.

These are the two cons I can point out with Joomla.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Stacy M.
Industry: Events Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

A little work goes a long way!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/10/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I was a faithful user of Joomla for 8 to 10 years. I actually got very good at working within the CMS. Once you learn how it all fits together, it can be a productive CMS, but it's simply not as easy as Wordpress. Wordpress is much less complicated and can do what Joomla does.

Pros

Joomla was the very first CMS I ever used. Being open source doesn't hurt, as it's always updating and evolving. The biggest pro for this product is that you have an enormous extensions catalog, both free and paid, which means you can create a one of a kind website.

Cons

For me the same thing that makes it great, is also the same thing that makes it less great. With Joomla being updated quite often, it happens often when extensions fail to update as quickly as the CMS itself, which renders them inactive until updated. Plus, there is a learning curve to working with Joomla, and it doesn't take long to forget which extension controls what element of the site.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Annam K.
Industry: Insurance
Company size: 51-200 Employees

The best and Awesome Content Management System

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 16/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Joomla is really nice, awesome and incredible. I have designed a number of websites using this unique content managment system. The software has helped me to build mobile friendly websites using different templates. I have also designed a few blogs with Joomla. For me, Joomla is very important regarding the web development. Because I can design professional websites without the coding. I have also done on page optimization using the different extensions of Joomla in my websites.

Pros

Joomla is one of the best software for the website creators. The dashboard of Joomla is really easy to understand and use. There are lots of free extensions and templates you can use in Joomla. Templates can give a professional look to your website. Joomla is Search Engine Friendly so the all pages links of your website can index in the search engine very fast. You can easily create meta title and description of your article and pages. So if you want to build your website without the knowledge of programming languages then Joomla is good for this purpose.

Cons

There are few paid extensions or there are a number of extensions, that doesn't offer full features to the beginner users. I think so these extensions should offer more features to the free users so they can also implement more good things in the websites. I really like the all other features and functions of Joomla.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Use Joomla if you like structured and guided onboarding

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Joomla has quite alot of features out of the box so you can get started quickly without worrying about installing additional add-ons.

Pros

I've used Joomla from time to time, when I have no say over what CMS to use. It's fairly popular in the early 2010s. The fact that it is still around now, though it's market share has been dwindling over the decade, shows that there is still value. I love how the setup process and admin panel are so structured and guided. So it is really easy to get started with zero knowledge. The menus are all well categorised and labelled properly so you know where to find what. You won't get lost: system, users, content, etc. Just click on every single category and page, and your website will be done in no time.

Cons

The actual website layout is pretty boring and lacks creativity so it may not be suitable for all kinds of website. However, if content is more important than aesthetics or presentation for you, then Joomla may be what you're looking for. People say there is a steep learning curve, it does take awhile. Funny thing is, if you're IT saavy or know some basic coding, I find I take longer to customise Joomla than its competitors. But if you're not so good at computers, then use Joomla.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Zala D.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Easy web development feature

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 21/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

In our organization this used for low budget web site development .

Pros

This one of the content management system that help to make website faster.This is most suitable for blog kind of website.In this no need to understanding of code then also you able create website easily.

Cons

This have a less themes and plugins compare to wordpress and this have a less feature compare to wordpress.In this making of eCommerce site is not easy

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
7.5/10
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Joomla Pricing

Joomla Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Free
Open Source
Subscription
Value for money

Users can create websites for free, hosted on their own servers or on a Joomla subdomain. Upgrading to private hosting through SiteGround is also possible.

Personal: From $99
Business: From $199
Agency: From $399

Users can create websites for free, hosted on their own servers or on a Joomla subdomain. Upgrading to private hosting through SiteGround is also possible.

Personal: From $99
Business: From $199
Agency: From $399

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 393 user ratings
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Joomla Features

Joomla Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Product Catalog
Reporting & Statistics
SEO Management
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Management
Features
4/5
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Videos and Tutorials

Videos and Tutorials

Additional information for Joomla

Additional information for Joomla

Key features of Joomla

  • Banner management
  • Commenting through Disqus integration
  • Contact management
  • Content management
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Google Maps integration
  • Image upload
  • Multi-language interface
  • Polls
  • Search
  • Social media links & sharing buttons
  • Syndication & newsfeed management
  • Text editor
  • User management
  • Website dashboard
  • Website hosting
  • Website management
  • Website templates

Joomla FAQs

Joomla FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Joomla.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Joomla offer?

Joomla offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Open Source, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Users can create websites for free, hosted on their own servers or on a Joomla subdomain. Upgrading to private hosting through SiteGround is also possible. Personal: From $99 Business: From $199 Agency: From $399

Q. What are the main features of Joomla?

Joomla offers the following features:

  • Banner management
  • Commenting through Disqus integration
  • Contact management
  • Content management
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Google Maps integration
  • Image upload
  • Multi-language interface
  • Polls
  • Search
  • Social media links & sharing buttons
  • Syndication & newsfeed management
  • Text editor
  • User management
  • Website dashboard
  • Website hosting
  • Website management
  • Website templates

Q. Who are the typical users of Joomla?

Joomla has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Joomla support?

Joomla supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Q. What type of pricing plans does Joomla offer?

Joomla has the following pricing plans:

Free, Open Source, Subscription

Q. Does Joomla support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Joomla supports

Q. What other apps does Joomla integrate with?

Joomla integrates with the following applications:

1CRM, Bookeo, Checkfront, Cloudware City, CogniDox, HelpOnClick Live Chat Software, HiringThing, Mailigen, Mailjet, ShrinkTheWeb PagePix

Q. What level of support does Joomla offer?

Joomla offers the following support options:

Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials