Joomla is an award-winning free content management system (CMS), which enables people to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, printable versions of pages, RSS feeds, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization. Joomla is licensed under the GPL, and is the result of a fork of Mambo.
Joomla! is used to power all different types of Web sites including corporate intranets/extranets, online magazines, newspapers and publications, as well as e-commerce, and government applications. Non-commercial usage is also popular.
- Completely database driven site engines.
- News, products, or services sections fully editable and manageable.
- Topics sections can be added to by contributing Authors.
- Fully customisable layouts including left, center, and right Menu boxes.
- Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site.
- Dynamic Forum / Poll / Voting booth for on-the-spot results.
- Built-in Search Engine URLS support.
- Nested categories.
- Built-in redirect.
- Template styles.
- Wide raft of plugins and applications such as:
- Google Adsense module.
- Automated cron backup through email.
- J!Tags Plugin.
- Extensive Administration Support:
- Change order of objects including news, FAQs, Articles etc.
- Random Newsflash generator.
- Remote Author submission Module for News, Articles, FAQs, and Links.
- Object hierarchy – as many Sections, departments, divisions, and pages as you want.
- Image library – store all your PNGs, PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, GIFs, and JPEGs online for easy use.
- Automatic Path-Finder. Place a picture and let Joomla! fix the link.
- News Feed Manager. Choose from over 360 News Feeds from around the world.
- E-mail a friend and Print format available for every story and Article.
- In-line Text editor similar to any basic word processor software.
- User editable look and feel.
- Polls/Surveys – Now put a different one on each page.
- Custom Page Modules. Download custom page Modules to spice up your site.
- Template Manager. Download Templates and implement them in seconds.
- Layout preview. See how it looks before going live.
- Banner Manager. Make money out of your site.
Developer: The Joomla Core Team
License: GNU GPL v2
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