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What is the Joomla!® Content Management System?

joomla support cheshire manchester merseyside north west ukJoomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build websites and powerful online applications.

Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular website software available.

Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone."



What is a Content Management System?

"A content management system or CMS 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."

Source: Open Source Matters.


Why is a Joomla! website better than an HTML website?

  1. Easier to use for non-techie website owners and/or administrators.
  2. Allows for a large number of contributors if you want to spread the workload of manageing a busy site.
  3. Consistent professional styling across your website - controlled by a template.
  4. Joomla!, unlike some other CMSs, is very intuitive - though some training may be useful when you get started.
  5. Reduced website maintenance costs - though this assumes some DIY on the part of the webmaster.
  6. Easy to keep your site up to date and to make changes.
  7. There are over 3,500 extensions for Joomla! available via the Joomla! Extensions Directory.


The Joomla! Community

Joomla means All Together (in Swahili apparently!).

Joomla! is an international community of people all working together with a common purpose, and it is this generous and co-operative spirit that makes Joomla! possible.

Thousands of people each year participate in the Joomla! Community. Be one of them!

People with all kinds of skills, of all skill levels and from around the world are welcome to join in.

Whether you are a developer, site administrator, designer, end user or fan, there are ways for you to participate and contribute!

WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support

We coach, help and support managers with responsibility for Joomla! websites in organisations across Cheshire, Manchester, Merseyside, North West England & the UK.

Read more: WYNCHCO Joomla! CMS Support Packages.