Out of all the Content Management Systems that we support and tailor for our clients, the one we recommend for most of our clients is the Joomla Platform. Furthermore, updates are released for Joomla by the makers of CMS on a regular basis, which patch security holes and add new features, so you never have to worry about your CMS being out-of-date.
When is it Recommended to use Joomla?
Since Joomla is so flexible, we recommend it to most of our new clients looking for a simple Content Management System to update their web sites. Not only can it be used on basic web sites with only a few pages of content, but it can also be deployed to handle high-traffic news blogs, business directories, and small-scale social networks.
And because there are so many pre-built functions to make use of, we can utilize a Joomla installation to build a completely-custom Content Management System for our smaller clients who do not have the money to spend on (or the need for) a CMS developed from the ground-up. This option cuts down greatly on development time, which naturally cuts down greatly on your bill... without sacrificing what you need out of your CMS.
On top of that, the versatile structure of Joomla makes it easy to load balance for clients dealing with lots of traffic. Parts of the front-end can be stored on a cashe, excess SQL calls and PHP functions are easy to weed out, and if need be it has built-in support to publish (cache) frequently-accessed pages as static files on the server. All of these options can greatly reduce server load and bandwidth usage, keeping your operating costs low.
Joomla Installation Services
At ByWeb we can help you with all aspects of your Joomla, including installation, template building, installing plugins, upgrading, converting from another CMS, as well as custom front-end and back-end development. We primary develop in Joomla Open Source but will also utilize bespoke development at client request.
The Benefits of Using Joomla
Most people who run Joomla websites ensure that they download an SEO plug-in. There are loads to choose from, but you definitely need one in order to make sure that your Joomla site is being indexed by search engines. There are a range of plug-ins, with some easier to use than others. Some SEO plug-ins include; SEOSimple, which is very popular and JoomSEF.
Easy to Update
Using Joomla you can easily add or edit pages, efficiently link and upload images within a matter of minutes, which is something you can’t do as easily with other content management systems.
Over the last several years, Joomla has been upgraded several times. Since the content management system is open source, the development team and the Joomla community work together to make sure that every version of Joomla is taking the feedback from previous versions into consideration.
Thousands of Plug-Ins and Modules
There is no end to the plug-ins and modules that you can add to your Joomla developed site at little to no additional cost. From shopping carts, blogs, galleries and a plethora of other plug-ins and modules – Joomla is highly customizable and makes the often frustrating experience of developing a website a more pleasant one.
Joomla is written in PHP scripting. PHP is an open source scripting language, originally used to produce dynamic websites. Since Joomla was written in PHP, which is the most commonly used scripting language, pages created using the CMS will display properly and there will be less situations where compatibility is a problem.