What Makes Joomla a Popular CMS
Posted: Apr 23, 2016
Our digital world sees a rising need to put a large amount of data online. Much of this data is meant for a wide range of stakeholders, calling for adeptly organised data, so that any kind of user can access relevant information easily. Websites consisting of huge data also call for easiness on the part of non-coder website admins to modify and add data easily, something which is not possible in static websites.
These two needs combined has created a need for dynamic websites which are also efficient content management systems.
One of the most easily customisable and easy to use content management system platforms is Joomla. The platform is ideally used for building corporate websites, online magazines and publications, e-commerce and online reservations, government applications, community based portals and non-profit websites. Examples of some big names using Joomla would be ebay and the Harvard University website. Also, over 3000 government websites of different countries run on this platform [www.joomlagov.info].
The wide range of employability of the Joomla Platform is attributed to its ease of use, user-friendly admin panel and powerful extensibility. Extensions of Joomla are meant to provide added functionality. The platform offers around 8000 extensions, opening up many possibilities for a CMS website. Skilled Joomla Developers India and elsewhere can integrate the most suitable extensions needed for your website. Let us see the popular variety of extensions offered by Joomla, many of which are free of cost:
E-commerce Extensions – Joomla offers around 200 e-commerce extensions which range from customizable shopping carts such as HikaShop to secure payment system extensions such as Instant PayPal. Many types of such functionalities which are essential for an e-commerce website are made available in the Joomla directory.
Donation Extensions – A Joomla platform can be a great choice for fundraisers and non-profits with its several donation extensions such as JoomDonation, jGive and OSDonate.
Language Extension- Create comfort and relevance for international visitors to your Joomla website by using the various language extensions. The extensions serving the single purpose of serving multi-lingual visitors, have different functions such as content translation and multilingual content management.
Maps & Weather – Serve your customers with relevant information such as GPS tracking of products bought from your Joomla e-commerce website and location of your various physical stores through Joomla's Map extensions. Weather extensions offered by Joomla let visitors know about weather information in innovative ways.
Social Extensions – Popularize your blog posts or organization news with speed and ease, through the many social extensions offered by Joomla. The wide variety of social apps not only enables easy and effective social media marketing, but also enhances functionalities of your website.
These are just a few categories of Joomla extensions, but there are many more extensions offered by the popular platform. A renowned Web Development Company can produce a fully functional Joomla website, as per your needs.
The author works for a leading web development company and is an expert in rendering professional website design for all types businesses.