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Joomla review by Dan T.
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"Joomla, a great CMS"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a CMS, Content Manager System, with great potential and very good features. Their strong point are that it is very simple to use, since you only have to create content pages and menu items and inmedietlly you have the website working. Related with the appearance, you just have to install a template that you like and will automatically change the layout of the page. There are inifinitas webs of templates and contents.

What do you dislike?

In general, it's very easy to use, but when you want to get out of the usual tasks, the level gets very complicated: modules, modification of templates, changes in the internal code.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Joomla to everyone who wants to develop web pages regardless of the level they have. If you are a beginner you can start very quickly, and if you have a high level you can make very interesting projects.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our case we use it to make full web pages, because for a low cost we can get a website with a very good look.

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Joomla review by Daniel G.
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"Joomla, portales de compras web"

What do you like best?

Seguramente de los primeros productos CMS. Ha evolucionado mucho y todos esos años de experiencia se notan a la hora de usarlo ya que cuenta con muchisima configuración. Si eres un usuario sin experencia te llevará 15 minutos entender cómo funciona joomla y si eres programador web verás que puedes hacer autenticas virguerías.

What do you dislike?

Realmente nada. Como dije, puede tomar un par de días en entender cómo agregar contenido y estructurarlo, pero una vez que esto se resuelve, el resto fue muy fácil. Está claro que nada tiene que ver con portales ya existentes que generan una web semiautomático.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla fue uno de los primeros en salir, y sigue mejorando. El soporte es fácil de encontrar a través de su comunidad activa de código abierto. La configuración requiere una pequeña revisión del manual y navegar un poco por la web de la comunidad, pero una vez que supera este obstáculo inicial, todo lo demás es fácil de usar, intuitivo y súper flexible para satisfacer las necesidades de todos. Recordar también que es totalmente gratuito.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Llegué a usar Joomla cuando necesitaba crear un portal web para que una empresa vendiera sus productos. Me llevó bastante crearles el portal desde 0 pero una vez terminado la calidad era muy buena y el cliente quedó satisfecho. En el futuro el propio cliente podrá administrarse su portal dado que le daremos formación para que el solo pueda modificar contenido.

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Joomla review by Maria  Z.
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"Good CMS for non specialized designers"

What do you like best?

Joomla became in one of the best options to make a website if your know-how of programming and design is not really high. It's easy to start, and very easy of use. To make it possible, there are thousands of webs with templates and extensions that allows you to customize your website to the level that you want. Another important thing is that there are a update system in the core of Joomla, that allows you to maintenance the installation updated and secure with just one click. In the old HTML websites wasn't needed but in this websites with JAVA, PHP and AJAX it's important to keep them updated.

What do you dislike?

The problem of Joomla is that you want to do something more complex, becomes more difficult to use, because you need to develop your own modules or your own templates, and this becomes to much work

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's easy to start to develop websites. For people than never use it there are much information for use it.

Also the amount of websites with content for Joomla helps to make it easy.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Joomla and other CMS to develop simple websites for people than don't need really complex or interactive websites. It's really fast design a presentation website with Joomla

Joomla review by Travis B.
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"Joomla is a great Website CMS"

What do you like best?

Super easy to use, great template choices, ability to get an entire website up and running within an hour or less! The addition of free extensions and modules is fantastic and enable one to create a professional looking website for a fraction of the cost.

What do you dislike?

The potential for hackers that constantly try to attack the backend of the website can be draining, when attempting to maintain the website.

Recommendations to others considering the product

As with anything, using Joomla will require a bit of a learning curve. But once installed, just go through the panel and play with all the various elements, and you'll figure it out. Be sure to go to joomla . org and read up on using the CMS. Also - add lots of the free components, modules and plugins (extensions) which will improve your site. I also recommend using a free program called "Akeeba" (you can find it online) which, once installed, will backup your Joomla site completely. Install that immediately. That way, if you mess up your site while working on it, you can easily get it back up and running within minutes.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I started out coding my websites using HTML, so when I found Joomla, it enabled me to setup an entire website within an hour. Joomla makes SEO a breeze, because one can post articles in advance, complete with meta tags, and request they post on specific dates, so your content is always kept fresh. Consequently, your webmaster is not forced to work on the site every single day, to try and refresh content and articles!

Joomla review by jasper p.
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"Simple Content Management"

What do you like best?

Its complexity, deep level navigation, sections in sections, categories. It makes no distinction between posts and pages, instead you use articles and modules for your content. Modules are best used for small pieces of content and media.

Great for all sorts of sites, with preference for community sites, eCommerce and portfolio/presentation sites.

What do you dislike?

Importing articles from one site to another is not as easy as with WordPress. There are extensions for it, like J2XML which does a good job, but migrating from one major version to the next can be problematic with respect to third party extensions

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla is quite an easy to use CMS. Joomla! is a great choice for website design and development. There would be no amaze if we have had missed out something about Joomla!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the key points of utilizing Joomla as a CMS is that it doesn’t require any specialized technical skills to get help with it. This makes it easy for business clients who don’t know HTML programming or who are less keen on the technical part of the CMS. As an Admin, utilizing Joomla to deal with the site content would be a cakewalk for a nontech-savvy client.

Joomla review by Inma P.
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"Una de las mejores plataformas para iniciarse."

What do you like best?

Facilidad de uso – WordPress es significativamente más fácil de usar, especialmente para los no-desarrolladores.

Extensibilidad – Las comunidades de temas y plugins de terceros de WordPress facilitan la extensión de WordPress sin la necesidad de un desarrollo personalizado. Algunas personas incluso afirman que, con las extensiones correctas, WordPress puede hacer cualquier cosa que Drupal pueda hacer.

Facilidad para obtener ayuda – La masiva comunidad global de WordPress significa que es fácil de encontrar soporte para cualquier problema que surja.

Costos de desarrollo más bajos – WordPress ofrece más soluciones “listas para usarse” y los desarrolladores de WordPress suelen ser más asequibles que los desarrolladores de Drupal.

WordPress hace que sea mucho más fácil pasar de “cero” a “un sitio web completamente funcional que se ve bien”.

Con WordPress es posible encontrar un tema de nicho y tener un sitio funcional, y todo en una tarde de trabajo (obviamente, es poco probable que proyectos complejos se completen en una tarde).

What do you dislike?

No es un servicio gratuito: existen otras versiones sin coste, como WordPress.com u otras herramientas utilizadas para la creación de contenidos (creadores web online gratuitos, por ejemplo), aunque estas también están más limitadas, lógicamente.

Requiere de un nivel de conocimientos medio: WordPress no es una plataforma excesivamente compleja como otras, pero tampoco es tan intuitiva como los creadores web Drag and Drop, por ejemplo. En cualquier caso, tras un breve periodo de toma de contacto, el usuario sabrá desenvolverse con bastante soltura por la plataforma.

Aunque existen plugins que añaden funcionalidades comerciales, como WooCommerce, WordPress no suele ser la opción favorita para tiendas online de cierta complejidad y tamaño. En esos casos, se suele preferir Magento, OpenCart o Prestashop, entre otros.

Flexibilidad de diseño limitada: aunque hay plantillas para todos los gustos, si estás buscando un diseño completamente a medida, será necesario que contrates los servicios de un diseñador web, al que podrás transmitir tus propias ideas para que pueda crear una web 100% a medida. No obstante, existe una solución intermedia, que es la de contratar a un diseñador web para que cree un sitio web a medida pero basado a su vez en WordPress, de modo que el diseño lo puedan retomar más fácilmente otros diseñadores en el futuro o incluso el propio usuario si cuenta con unos conocimientos mínimos sobre WordPress.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Muy buena plataforma para iniciarse en el mundo web

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Diseño web y plataformas de ecomerce

Joomla review by Christian C.
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"Website Management Made Easy"

What do you like best?

-As a person that is not incredibly tech saavy, this platform makes it easy to implement quick changes to our website content.

-The sorting of pages and articles makes it easy to search for the correct pages to edit as well as keep a running history of what we've created before.

-The integration with other systems we use is seamless

What do you dislike?

-I would like the ability to at least see the back end code so when bugs occur we can identify the problem without hiring outside IT

-The document and file sorting is a bit of a mess and hard to navigate

-In line text editing could be a little more in-depth

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla is a quick and easy way for even the least technical people to be able to manage their website content. It has made it easy for me to be able to create new pages as well as edit content on the pages.

Joomla review by Lucas R.
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"Joomla! is the multitalented CMS"

What do you like best?

I really like the flexibility of Joomla! with all the extensions and templates. Thanks to overrides and custom fields you can do nearly everything with this CMS. In case you need support you can mostly find the solution directly from the great community behind it. Join a JoomlaDay or a Joomla User Group and always stay up to date with the latest trends

What do you dislike?

Nothing in special. Joomla! delivers everything you need from a responsive default template to an ever enhancing extension directory.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Can't wait for Joomla 4 with even more functionalities.

if you consider using Joomla! don't miss out the chance to meet the community. Wether on a JoomlaDay, the JandBeyond Conference or a local meetup of you nearest Joomla User Group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy content management for multiple users. We have multiple people creating content and thanks to the advanced ACL nothing can go wrong.

To display our google calendar directly on the website we simply added a new module to the front-page and added the given code by google without any bigger issues. As already said: You can solve everything within Joomla!

Joomla review by Sarah C.
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"Effective, but not user-friendly"

What do you like best?

Joomla can really do anything you want. If you have someone who can code and customize a website from soup to nuts, Joomla can host it with almost infinite possibilities. Its also an open-source CMS which means you can switch coders or hosts at any time - as long as they know their way around Joomla, they can get around your site.

What do you dislike?

Even once customized to your particular website, the backend of Joomla is not at all intuitive or user-friendly. You absolutely have to be specifically trained to navigate it in order to update or add content. If you do not have a web team on staff, you can quickly get in over your head. I'm a PR manager and so my background is not in the tech side of websites - just the content management. I can use most of the basic features of Joomla and I can keep our website more or less up-to-date, but I cannot make any design changes or extensive updates without outsourcing to a web developer.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would only choose Joomla if you have an in-house development team and need a very customized, high-end website. If you have more basic needs or do not have web developers on staff, go with something like WordPress or SquareSpace.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla was an excellent fix for our organization because it got our website off of a proprietary CMS system and onto an open source one, meaning that it was much easier for us to hire outside contractors to work on it and maintain the site. It also has limitless features - we needed a responsive calendar integrated as well as some other custom coding and our developer was able to put in everything that we needed.

Joomla review by Abhinav T.
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"Amazing Performance Joomla"

What do you like best?

Rather than concentrating on Joomla just I disclose to you why Joomla is a superior option contrasted with Wordpress in numerous situations when you are not searching for blog just arrangement. (Obviously with regards to Blogs there's EasyBlog for Joomla). WordPress was and is in fact second rate contrasted with Joomla on account of – spaghetti codes – no multilingual choice out of the container – nor get to levels and control – nor legitimate menu administration (for those with gateways to oversee 50+ menu things) – no layout, module and dialect supersedes (continually making a kid topic is truly something that shouldn't exist in any case) – nor client gatherings and a considerable measure of different noes…

What do you dislike?

Expectation to learn and adapt is steep. There is a great deal of documentation, however much of the time issues that emerge are not recorded and hard to explain. Most documentation includes utilizing this as a blogging stage and not how to control your vision into a practical website - so it requires a significant stretch of time to figure out how to control things. The bigger your site gets, too, the more odd bugs you're probably going to experience. A non-software engineer can influence things to work, however information of programming and how the back end functions is important to make something that doesn't look cutout..

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a good website to make blog for ur website...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This helps in creating blog of my website.. and different types of addon is also helping me..

Joomla review by Katrina B.
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"Joomla is a great website CMS"

What do you like best?

I love that Joomla is free, full of extensions and that it contains the ability to add so many necessary extensions for free. It is easy to use, once you know how.

What do you dislike?

Not much in Joomla that I dislike, except that there are not a lot of free templates to choose from that work well on mobile phones.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla is free, but it offers a plethora of extensions and plugins that help to improve the viability of your business website. Since it is so rich in basic services, there is a learning curve in figuring out how to make your website work. If you stick to it, watch the videos on youtube that show you how to create your website, and then add extensions, plugins and content, you should be up and running in no time!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla CMS offers a lot of free extensions, which help me to create professional-looking business websites that are interactive and have the ability to compete with other, more expensively-created websites.

Joomla review by Steven J.
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"Feature rich open source CMS at the top of the list"

What do you like best?

Highly adaptable framework and very intuitive back-end; with many thousands of well developed Extensions available to boost site features, tending to work out-of-the-box with a highly finished look and feel.

What do you dislike?

Having used other content management systems, the back-end feels in need of a little more development. Clients tend to take longer to pick up management than on Drupal for example. Most Extensions carry additional costs but is relatively minimal compared with Drupal's free Modules which then require further development.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at required site features, comparing Joomla! Extensions available with Drupal's Modules and the level of support and bug releases on each. Joomla! has much more well designed Extensions at a cost, which may be more difficult to further extend; Drupal Modules have more extendibility from the ground-up, carry no cost, but require much more time to develop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better ecommerce manageability. That compared to some other CMS ecommerce solutions, there is a much wider range of configurations available when integrating VirtueMart, making this one of the top choices.

Joomla review by Vince B.
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"Joomla is everything you need and more"

What do you like best?

The ability to own my content and my platform certainly make Joomla very compelling. I have never had any issues with finding companies who are able to support the application whenever I needed. If there was ever a time I struggled with something, there was always a member in the active community to help out.

What do you dislike?

Since there is no formal company which maintains the platform, you are at the mercy of the community to release new updates. Unlike WordPress, Joomla is a community-based application, so if there are every a security update, you have to hope that there will be someone who can quickly solve it and release a patch to the rest of the community.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla is the perfect CMS for those who are looking to get selling their products online in the blink of an eye.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla does a wonderful job at allowing its users to modify the framework to be completely customizable. Joomla is simply a foundation for what you are looking to do for your application. It can be a simple single-page website, or it can be a highly customized e-commerce application.

Joomla review by Alejandro P.
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"Un CMS no tan fácil para no-programadores."

What do you like best?

Lo mejor de Joomla es quees un CMS Open Source y gratis. Es muy fácil editar la plantilla por defecto que trae el sitio web y tenerlo listo en 1-2 horas. La plantilla por defecto es muy fácil de personalizar incluso para las personas que no tengan experiencia en diseño web. Con el sistema de plugins se puede personalizar completamente para que se adapte totalmente a las necesidades de tu empresa.

What do you dislike?

No es intuitivo. Para personas que hayan practicado con Joomla les será un muy buen CMS pero si no has usado nunca Joomla te será muy difícil hacer cosas más allá que modificar la plantilla por defecto.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Encuentra un desarrollador que sepa manejar el CMS Joomla a la perfección.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usamos Joomla para crear y editar nuestra página web.

Joomla review by Marco C.
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"One of the most complete, yet easy-to-use CMS"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a very flexible solution, allowing you to build a solid web site without having technical knowledge. Using templates is easy and you will also find plenty of plugins and extensions, allowing you to build a customized system.

What do you dislike?

Joomla can be a little difficult to use at the beginning. It is also very dependent on the template you use. The more extensions you use, the more problems you will have in the long run, especially after updates, so my suggestion is to be careful with extensions and only use the ones that are really necessary to your business. Compared to WordPress, Joomla is not especially SEO-friendly. I'm not an expert in that field, but I suggest you speak to your SEO team before deciding to go with Joomla.

Another weak point, from a localization point of view, is that the visible front-end texts are scattered among many sections (you can have texts in the menu section, as modules, inside components, as articles, etc.), so controlling all this (when you need to translate them) can be daunting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Being open-source, you should consider the pros and cons of that: there is a huge community, but it is not always easy to find the professional you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to quickly launch a web site without a deep knowledge of PHP and Javascript and Joomla allowed us to do that. We installed Joomla in just a few seconds on a shared hosting space, bought a template, customized it and we were ready to go in really no time. Of course, you need to have a clear definition of your web project before you start using Joomla, otherwise you will lose lots of time finding your way through the menus...

Joomla review by Miles S.
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"A Good CMS For If You Know Some HTML"

What do you like best?

Easy to use with a lot of customization. Joomla is very easy to use once you get the hang of it, but it can take a few days to get used to using it. Once you know where everything is and how it works it really is relatively simply to navigate and understand.

What do you dislike?

Joomla may have too many features for some users. There is so much customization and so many options available in the base installation of Joomla it can be difficult to understand it all. I like the level of customization available, but some people have noted that it is difficult to really understand what everything does.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a competent system admin who is familiar with Linux and PHP, Joomla is a solid choice. It is easy to set up and configure, but it can be slightly more challenging to manage content unless you are familiar with HTML, but this is really based on what template you choose.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Joomla to host several different small one-off websites. Most of these are event websites, but some are simply informational.

Joomla review by Grace L.
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"For someone who doesn't know code, Joomla is not super intuitive"

What do you like best?

I like that we have a cost-effective way to handle content management for our documentation site and corporate website. As a writer, I can get in and make changes with out always needing to contact our designer to help.

What do you dislike?

Joomla just doesn't seem that easy to use. Formatting can be a massive pain; that's why I say that you should know html really well. However, even when our designer, who knows html, tries to solve certain issues, it can take her a long time to figure out what's wrong. The interface isn't very friendly, and the search function isn't very powerful or accurate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure that you have the chance to test the product in a sandbox, if that's possible. Try to find out how using it really feels.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We maintain two websites on Joomla. I'm not sure what benefits we've realized. We successfully maintain the sites, but I feel like another solution would probably be better for us. I'd like more flexibility in formats and better ease-of-use.

Joomla review by Ho'omana Nathan H.
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"Great, straightforward CMS that allows easy allocation of management of various pages"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to assign users different levels/areas of access so that they can keep pages updated themselves and I'm not constantly updating something when someone emails me. This is an especially nice feature the bigger the pool of people who need to edit the page gets.

What do you dislike?

Interface looks a little old-fashioned and can be a bit finicky, which is intimidating to less experienced users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It might be nice to, as we've done, give users a little document with a crash course in basic HTML stuff and addressing some of the quirkier features of Joomla. This can greatly reduce the amount of support requests you get.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this to manage the pages for the English Department at a big university, so we have total access but each program or individual represented can, if they wish, have control over their own page.

Joomla review by Kelsey C.
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"Joomla Review"

What do you like best?

There's honestly not must that I like about Joomla. There are things that I can work with and learn to use, but it is not the most user-friendly content management system that I've ever used.

What do you dislike?

I dislike quite a bit about Joomla. I think the module function is not user-friendly and helpful to a normal marketing manager. I think that a website/content management system should be useful for marketing people and not require some kind of technical training. It's hard to use, there are a lot of steps to create a basic web page, and there are a lot of bugs. I also think that the interface is hard to use and hard to understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you have a very simple website with only a few pages (and a lot of technical training in website creation), then this may be the product for you, but other than that I recommend looking for better alternative options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla hosts our website which is definitely an issue if we didn't have one. But, it is not a user friendly system. The only benefit is that right now, with this platform, we have a website. Although, we have realized that with the user issue programs internally, there are just as many externally. Because of the organizational functions of Joomla, our website is not user friendly at all. Unfortunately, as a non-profit, this was all that was available to us. We are looking for alternatives in the future.

Joomla review by Alexis B.
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"Joomla- stuck in the past"

What do you like best?

Joomla has its benefits, especially for user management and user roles. This ability is a native feature of the CMS, unlike other platforms like WordPress (which typically requires additional plugins to manage complex user roles, and thus is more vulnerable to security attacks). I've also found Joomla to be more widely-used overseas, so that does give it some cred as an international CMS.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, Joomla is difficult to teach administrator users, hasn't updated the look and feel of it's Admin dashboard to meet modern UI standards, and doesn't have as many integrations and plugins available as other CMS.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You may want to take into consideration how disruptive CMS updates are when selecting Joomla vs. another open-source CMS. In comparison to WordPress, Joomla requires much more labor to upgrade your website to the latest version of the CMS software.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla is primarily used as a CMS for our client's websites. As a web design agency, we built websites using open-source CMS such as Joomla. We do work with several nonprofit organizations located in Europe and Africa, and they tend to ask us about using Joomla for their sites.

Joomla review by Lisa K.
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"Joomla is highly flexible"

What do you like best?

I've been using Joomla since its infancy, and the open source CMS is my favorite among the crowd. The built-in options for things like templating, menus, and use access control make a ton of sense and allow you almost unlimited flexibility to build a website. It has a strong, supportive development community and I'm not sure there's much that can't be accomplished with Joomla.

What do you dislike?

For the most basic sites, Joomla can be a bit too much sometimes, and over the years the upgrades have not been very smooth. However, upgrading has become pretty simple in recent years. One big concern about Joomla is that users don't maintain it as they should, but this is a concern for any piece of software. It must be kept up-to-date to allay security concerns.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When comparing something like Drupal or WordPress to Joomla, the most important consideration is how well your vendor can support it, how well they can train you to use it, and how much customization is needed to get it to work the way you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla is a very powerful CMS that can run almost any type of website. It's highly scalable, so it allows me to offer all sorts of customized sites to my clients with straightforward editing and management. The ability to have multiple templates on one site, multiple menus, and highly-customized user access makes it my first choice for websites that require multiple users.

Joomla review by Patrick T.
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"Joomla is symply the best CMS in 2017"

What do you like best?

With Joomla you can build a simple blog or the most complicate corporate website easily.

• Clear, powerful & flexible architecture and framework

• Back-end/Front-end Administration ergonomic is clear, concise and smart

• Complete Administration accessible by mobile device or Desktop

• Third party modular components & Developers are outstanding in quality and service

• Joomla community will never let you down if you need help on their forum, as a newbie, user or as a developer

• Easy integrated multi-language system

• Easy integrated core & language overrides with straightforward templates system

• Brand New Router for cleaner URL

• Cleaner & faster Code

• Complete easy internal Joomla & Third party components update system

• ALSO INTEGRATED SYSTEMS:

- Content Custom Fields builder

- Article Versioning

- ACL manager

- Banners

- Newsfeed

- Contacts & Messaging

- URL rewriting & Redirect

- Smart Internal Search

- Tags

- Web links

The products and people around Joomla are simply different, in all my years building web sites from simple html/css and trying all important CMS out there, I always come back to Joomla. My vision is simple, I will ONLY propose the BEST SYSTEM to my customers, the one I will be using myself. Today the one I propose is ONLY JOOMLA!

What do you dislike?

In the far past some of the core updates was a little tricky compare to the great easy update system of the newer Joomla version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go ahead, try it !

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My work represent Me and I know my customer get the best product for their money. My business model is not “Hit & Run” style and I know that this system will handle any of their demands and adapt easily to their needs for a long time. Thanks to Joomla.

Joomla review by Frederick o.
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"Most Secure Content Management System for Creating Websites"

What do you like best?

What I have always liked about Joomla is how secure the CMS is. In my history of creating websites with Joomla, I have never had any of my Joomla websites hacked. For my websites whose websites have a high likelihood of being hacked, I always choose Joomla over other content management systems like Wordpress.

Another thing I like about Joomla is that it is open source. I don't have to pay anything to use the platform. The only thing you will have to pay for at some point is the premium templates and extensions. And still, on this, you can always decide to use the free template and plugins and end up paying nothing to have a complete website up and running.

Another thing I like about Joomla is how the templates are set up. The templates are configured in modules which detect the positioning of various components in your website. If you want to check the modules of your Joomla template, you can do so using: http://mydomain.com/index.php?=1. This helps you plan the arrangement of the various sections of your website pages.

What do you dislike?

One of the things I dislike about Joomla is that it is not very good at it's blogging capabilities. If a client wants s a blogging website, I am forced to use WordPress.

Another thing I don't like about Joomla is that compared to WordPress, it is not very well documented. If you face a challenge and are looking for a solution to it online, chances are you may not get it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a solution to help you set up a secure website that's hard to hack, then Joomla should be your choice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla helps me as a web designer to set up secure websites for my clients. The stable and secure websites help my clients to have more credibility with their customers.

Joomla review by George B.
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"effective and robust cms"

What do you like best?

Joomla can really do anything you want. If you have someone who can code and customize a website from soup to nuts, Joomla can host it with almost infinite possibilities. Its also an open-source CMS which means you can switch coders or hosts at any time - as long as they know their way around Joomla, they can get around your site.

What do you dislike?

Requires the admin to be more-or-less tech savvy, to have worked previously with other cms (and no longer just a novice).

Recommendations to others considering the product

You absolutely have to be specifically trained to navigate it in order to update or add content. If you do not have a web team on staff, you can quickly get in over your head.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla was an excellent fix for our organization because it got our website off of a proprietary CMS system and onto an open source one, meaning that it was much easier for us to hire outside contractors to work on it and maintain the site.

Joomla review by Tara U.
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"Flexible, but not friendly"

What do you like best?

The joomla platform allows a web developer to do pretty much anything. It's got enough flexibility and add-ons to accommodate lots of styles. Text heavy, menu heavy, image heavy - it can handle it. You can customize everything according to your tastes. All that without much knowledge of coding beyond basic HTML 5 (although more certainly helps). It's pretty easy to create an initial (simple) website if you don't have a lot of put up.

An interesting function of joomla, is that it's mostly user-run. Once you purchase the platform and a template, all support is run off user forums. So there isn't an official support line, but among the various forums it's pretty easy to get some help.

What do you dislike?

It's completely non-intuitive. If you know what you're doing and are joomla trained, it's probably an excellent platform. But trying to figure out how to do anything more than author the simple articles is really difficult to understand unless you've explicitly been trained on joomla. While the basic template is really easy to manipulate, beyond that is really difficult. For example, I was attempting to extend the maximum limit of images on a slideshow, and that simple extension took three steps - only one of which was intuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely find a web developer who is specifically Joomla trained. It's important to know how to use the platform well in order to receive the best return. Because it is extremely technical, flexibility is high, but it is not friendly at all. I would not recommend trying to "figure it out" because you will inevitably end up creating a link-flow or process in a way that makes it really difficult to edit later (yes - speaking from experience).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company is a scientific research and biotech company that puts out all types of content: videos, articles, white papers, and images. Joomla's platform allows us to make the website HUGE, but relatively navigable. It definitely would be easier if the content were less linked and smaller in terms of content, but that applies to every platform, I suppose.

Joomla review by Desmond D.
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"The best CMS ..... after Wordpress"

What do you like best?

Joomla is beginner friendly, is regulary updated,have a good customization options and have a great online community. I used it for month for a little business, it's was good for a basic store.

Joomla offers templates and extensions but because it is less popular than WordPress, there are quite fewer templates and extensions.

You can also use it for blogging.

it's free.

the SEO Options is now implemented in the bese installation, not need a third party plugins.

What do you dislike?

Joomla is for me, the second best option for business and blogging. But i's a very good alternative.

Some third party plugins are expensive.

The community have a tons of modules, but they are hard to find and harder to maintain.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a very good alternative to Wordpress, you can take a look a it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My first online business store was made with Joomla, was a good experience. It's a great CMS.

Joomla review by Administrator in Retail
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"Great add-on for flexibility"

What do you like best?

Joomla provides an easy-to-configure front end for us to manage a database that isn't integrated with our current web platform.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really to dislike with this product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla is anything you want it to be - it is very flexible and easy to work with. It's also easy to integrate into existing web platforms, so you don't need to make customizations to you existing platform. It's great for small projects that don't fit into the mold of the huge platforms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had a store locator database that was hosted by our previous order management/web application provider. When we moved to a new platform, this database couldn't be accommodated in the platform. We used Joomla to build a new database as well as a front end to manage it, and then integrated the locator information into our web site. Without it, we would have had to invest far more money and time to build the integration in our new platform.

Joomla review by Quim J.
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"No lo recomiendo"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta es la cantidad de complementos compatibles y la fluidez de todo fluye cuando hay varios usuarios en el servidor al mismo tiempo.

What do you dislike?

El back-end, donde la mayor parte del tiempo de un administrador de aplicaciones web necesita más trabajo, a pesar de que fue una gran mejora en comparación con las versiones anteriores (especialmente 1.5) todavía se siente antinatural o incluso torpe a veces, pero esto es todo desapareció tan pronto como te acostumbras. También habría sido bueno si todo el framework de Joomla se hubiera estructurado de una manera más amigable con los programadores, confiando más en OOP y estándares y / o paradigmas bien conocidos, ya que el MVC de Joomla no es su patrón MVC estándar, aunque entiendo que necesitaría volver a escribir todo el código base del proyecto y que no es un gran problema si planea invertir en aprender los pormenores del marco.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Lo recomendaría muchísimo para uso personal, incluso para negocios pequeños y / o familiares. Si no puede hacerlo usted mismo, el costo de contratar un desarrollador de Joomla es relativamente pequeño, especialmente considerando el desarrollo de aplicaciones web personalizadas. Definitivamente es un gran competidor y una de las mejores soluciones de CMS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Usamos Joomla para la administración de contenido. Cosas como exhibiciones de autos y otros eventos fueron anunciados en nuestro sitio de Joomla, y pudimos tener muchas galerías llenas de autos para ver que funcionaron sin problemas.

Joomla review by Administrator
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"A versatile manager, with a lot of potential, and easy to upgrade"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a very versatile content manager. Although its modular operation will make it difficult to fit everything together at first, it will later become a tool with a multitude of possibilities. Best of all, you don't need to be an expert to keep the entire manager and modules up to date. Its update system works correctly, and you will be able to update without fear of losing your website's capabilities. The general modular operation will allow you to design every detail of the website without having to modify the code.

What do you dislike?

Its design by modules, although versatile, will make the learning curve slope, since to configure the same module you must access different options and parts of the panel, although it allows for greater customization, it is necessary to understand well how the system works.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a good choice, with a great community behind it, to at least consider.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main requirement is that it must be free of charge, and it is. With the wide range of customization you can make an authentic and personalized website to what you need without it looking like other hundreds.

Joomla review by Alfred N.
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"A content management software that attentuates the development and appearance of website content"

What do you like best?

Its an open source software allowing users to modify and distribute the content easily

Supports e-commerce by availing content that pushes the demand/brand growth of a company

Its easy to edit the developed content using the software

What do you dislike?

In a busy website that receives lots of hits per day, it places the demand and traffic on the servers of the website a lot

Recommendations to others considering the product

To enhance the growth of your company and elevate the sales made, Joomla is the software to turn to due to its insight and transformation role in the website content developed and broadcasted to the prospective audience using the web channels. This is the right software in developing authentic website content

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem that we are solving is having web developers who come up with light web content and sometimes glaring errors in the content posted as the platform did not allow the editing of the content before it is posted. However with Joomla we can develop accurate content that matches with our business brand and increases the traffic and visibility of our business to prospective customers

Joomla review by Joshua H.
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"Great Website Builder"

What do you like best?

Easy to use for new users to pick up and learn. Fast updating for websites as well.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the backend can get a little unruly, but nothing a little patience cannot fix.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product is really easy to maintain and work with once setup. I was not here for original setup, so I cannot answer for that part of the implementation. The product really does well with updating and working with the pages. Adding new pages and articles is a breeze. The only issues I have with the solution is the building of the pages themselves. Trying to get pictures in a certain way can defiantly be a problem, but again, nothing a little patience cannot fix.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a website for our department and we are still currently using Joomla for those reasons. This product does exactly as needed, and we have no need for anything else to run with it.

Joomla review by Jose  G.
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"Joomla, good CMS for new people in web development"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a Content Manager System ideal to start with developing websites, it's basic but very easy to start. There are much options to configure, and there are thousands of webs with free templates to use

What do you dislike?

If your level is low, there are some things that can be difficult to start, but in the net there are lots of information. Also is difficult to create your own template.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Good to people that needs to make a website fast and isn't a professional website developer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla it's perfect to make a website fast and simple. Therefore you can sell a website with a reduced price with Joomla

Joomla review by Gediminas B.
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"Expressing your ideas into a website with ease"

What do you like best?

Joomla is easy to setup and manage. It has a huge community and most features (such as plugins and extensions) are free. Furthermore, due to it's ease of use, one can focus more on content and SEO, rather than coding.

What do you dislike?

Just as most other content management systems, Joomla has it's issues with security and vulnerabilities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's one of the leading content management systems in the world, so giving it a try will surely be a worthy experience. You'll be able to use this platform easily regardless if you are a beginner or an advanced user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Just as many other content management platforms, Joomla is extremely user-friendly and easy to use. It's also completely free to start using, so you will not need big investments to get started.

Joomla review by Angelica D.
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"Joomla the CMS that would make your life easier!"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a very flexible tool for not technica users and experts web designers. Once you get the hang of how the different features, modules, compponents, plugins, and content are structured, it becomes very easy to maintain an active website with lots of updates. Also it is possible to find a lot of components, and modules for free, you can integrate another applications, create your own code, it is easy to setup, and very fast to generate a change in a website, just in seconds, but the best is that is free.

What do you dislike?

Maybe updates because always I have to make my backup just in case that my upgrade can generate some errors, if I want to create a ecommerce store, I cannot integrate the code from the banks, It only allows paypal and this kind of payments methods, but If I want to integrate the banks code it is not possible, also I hate the problems with permissions.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Joomla is a good tool if you want to have a website fast, to a low cost, and with a professional look.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been able to create a webpage in 15 days which was very fast for my client and he was surprise with the results. Also it is very fast to make changes in my websites which is great because everyday i can change the look of my website and publish blog articles in matter of seconds.

Joomla review by Agency in Automotive
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"Easy and Flexible open source CMS"

What do you like best?

Joomla has adaptable framework with user friendly back-end; I really love that Joomla is free opensource CMS, with thousands of extensions and that it contains the ability to add so many necessary extensions for free to boost site features, tending to work out-of-the-box with a highly finished look and feel. It is easy to use, once you know how.

What do you dislike?

Joomla is dependent on the template you use. The more extensions you use, the more problems you will have in the long run, especially after updates as there is no formal company which maintains the platform, you have to depend on the use of the community to release new updates. Unlike WordPress, Joomla is a community-based application.

Recommendations to others considering the product

if you are fairly familiar with content management systems and web design and development then you will find Joomla’s capabilities to be of utmost advantage. If you are inexperienced, it may take some time to get to know your way around. Either way, whether you want to create a personal or business website, blog or e-commerce, Joomla puts a world of possibilities in front of you. Its open source and is free you with lot of free extensions that will help you customize the look and feel of your website

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla was an excellent fix for our organization because it got our website onto an open source one, meaning that it was much easier for us to hire in-house people to work and maintain the site. It also has limitless features - we needed some custom coding and I was able to put in everything that we needed by using joomla user friendly extensions.

With Joomla I could create lot of meta tags and customized extensions helped in updating the look and feel of the website with huge ROI.

It is very easy and you can find a lot of templates on the internet.

If you are considering an open source free CMS jo for Joomla! you will find what you are looking for based on capabilities, look beyond this to the community available to support and extend the functionality of the CMS. This is the real power behind Joomla.

Joomla review by Jennifer C.
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"Joomla Is Robust and Extensible."

What do you like best?

Joomla is an excellent tool that interacts with your company's network that allows you to build online applications. Joomla uses a standard website content generator similar to Word Press that allows classified fields to be entered by the end user. The content can be managed by users authenticated or authorized for publication purposes. With all its add-ons and modules, it can solve almost any customer need by simply installing it. The content can be synchronized with the company's intranet or with the Internet, which guarantees a fluid synchronization between two platforms through PHP and SQL.

What do you dislike?

The biggest problem is the many underdeveloped extensions that one can find online. There is no way to know in advance if they are reliable or not. Yes, they are qualified and publicly reviewed, but experience tells us that you can not always trust the public.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend Joomla for associations and small and medium businesses, which can pay a Joomla expert to keep the software updated and help with the initial configuration and design.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to create websites with greater personalization and features, the client was extremely satisfied with the result.

Joomla review by Administrator in Public Relations and Communications
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"Joomla! is cumbersome and complicated"

What do you like best?

The only thing I like is Joomla! can handle a huge database and pull content reliably.

What do you dislike?

With Joomla! being open source, its developers keep reworking it (some for good reason-security), but when they put out an update it often completely changes the user interface and it scrambles the display of components, requiring time on the users part to go back in, reorder everything, and get the web page to display "as normal." I would never choose this platform, though I have to use it as my client's web page, a huge one, is written in Joomla! Other organizations I have supported have used it, too, but many of them are now defunct. Some of the components are so complicated I cannot prepare them myself and have to turn to a paid expert to add special features to the web page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look for another solution. While I'm not a fan of the new scroll down multiple image with text section format, there are many platforms that can help you accomplish your communications mission that will be easier to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I inherited Joomla! The organization uses it for its comprehensive web page for all its programs, membership lists, program announcements and more. The only benefit I can define is having a unified place for all the information to be held.

Joomla review by Michael J.
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"Great product if you want a nice custom website but without all the cost or coding"

What do you like best?

Once you get the hang of how the different features, plugins, and content are structured, it becomes very easy to maintain an active website with lots of updates.

What do you dislike?

Building and/or modifying templates can at times be a real pain if you are looking for a very specific look.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do a test site first and load in the sample data that comes with it (an option during installation). Having that data in will help you get a feel for how to add new content and how it will appear in the site. Then try installing a bunch of different free plugins and ad ons. Don't get discourage if one of the first plugins you install doesn't work the way you want. Some are just better designed for different versions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Need a website that allows a lot of user interaction, but don't have the staff to maintain anything that is hand coded.

Joomla review by Alvaro R.
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"Great content Builder"

What do you like best?

I like this constructor CMS site because I can edit content for our company and generate news of interest in general. What I love most is the ability to place content as a digital media or digital journal, this makes it special for companies that have a blog in its brand.

What do you dislike?

I do not dislike this CMS at all I think it is an excellent constructor of content where we can edit and publish many articles in a practical, simple and professional. We should always know that this software uses database connection where it is advisable to have a little knowledge about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend Joomla in a big way for those people who want to publish content in a dynamic way like a digital newspaper news, informative blog among other factors that help the general information of the public technological

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With this constructor of site I have solved many commercial problems because thanks to the I have generated interaction between my users in such a way that they have been able to informace of our blog of news, FAQs, some technological tips that we could Publish with Joomla.

Joomla review by Cristina C.
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"Joomla is the best software solution for my web sites"

What do you like best?

For me Joomla is the best software solution for my web sites, it provides me the possibility to create a web site even if I don’t have a web design knowledge. I like that I can use many templates, plugins and functions.It makes my work much easier. I can customize my pages as I wish.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like that I have to pay for some temples, I also can find free templates but these are limited with not too many customization options. Joomla has a huge amount of data and it takes a while until you will set up your data into a ftp server. WordPress is much simple than Joomla

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend you first to ask your supervisor before start using Joomla for your projects. Maybe Joomla will be your best solution or maybe not, it depends on your web site that you want to develop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My team decided to quickly make a webpage site with no knowledge of HTML, CSS or Javascript. Joomla helped us to do this. I have installed Joomla to a cloud storage and I’ve got a template, the customization was easy and we had the site on air very quick. All we have to do is to have a clear view about our project and we can implement it fast with Joomla.

Joomla review by Sofia V.
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"Simple y fácil"

What do you like best?

Es muy fácil crear cualquier proyecto usando Joomla. Fácil de usar, publicar y mantener.

Me gusta la capacidad de asignar a los usuarios diferentes niveles / áreas de acceso para que puedan mantener las páginas actualizadas por sí mismos. Posee un panel de control muy completo y fácil de usar una vez lo manejas.

What do you dislike?

Necesita actualizarse para ganar terrero con respecto a sus competidores. La comunidad necesita estar más activa y apoyar más la plataforma. También podrían mejorar la interfaz por defecto y la optimización general del programa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Si no eres un experto en este tema es una herramienta adecuada para iniciarte al desarrollo web, posee muchas funcionalidades y cumple sus objetivos perfectamente.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Buen CMS para páginas webs, si tienes conocimientos de programación o cuentas con equipo especializado será una muy buena herramienta.

Joomla review by Davide T.
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"one of the most popular PHP open source CMS"

What do you like best?

Joomla! has a great community with a vast range of choices of plugins. There is a native framework with ORM, MVC templating system, file caching system and other useful classes for developers.

The plugins system based on events allows you to intercept the software flow and change it basing on you needs. Joomla! is more than a CMS, it's an ecosystem with the CMS at the core, where you can pack and install almost every feature you need.

What do you dislike?

As more as you install extensions you will have problems to maintain them because not all of them are updated when are released new major versions. Another problem you can easily run through is SEO: while you use native Joomla! articles component you wouldn't have big problems, but while you install third party components you will need a plugin for SEO that supports the plugins you installed or you should install plugins (if available) for the SEO plugin to support your plugins. That is very bad situation and if you can't code (or you don't have a budget for someone that can do this for you), you will find difficult to achieve your SEO goals.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Install only the extensions that you need, and use it only if the CMS core supports 90% of you needs, dependency on plugins can be very uncomfortable in Joomla!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Company websites are very easy to build with Joomla! and a lot of extensions are very useful to add key functionalities. The medium-high level of programmi knowledge required for customizations allowed me to participate to very interesting projects.

Joomla review by Rachel J.
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"No my preferred website backend."

What do you like best?

Joomla has a lot of plugins and templates available. Since it is open-source, anyone can develop anything they need to help enhance the front end user experience or the functionality of the backend. The Joomla learning curve is not very steep and there is a lot of support available for assistance. For someone who doesn't know much in the way of code, Joomla is a handy tool to build powerful websites with lots of add-ons, though.

What do you dislike?

Joomla can be slow and clunky, adding a fair amount of time that amounts to "hurry up and wait" when building or editing websites. It can be frustrating. The other thing I do no like about Joomla is that when they are done supporting a version, it leaves your site open to vulnerability, but upgrading from one version to another can be a daunting task, as simply clicking "upgrade" can totally render your site useless if your template and/or plugins are not supported. For some uses, Joomla may not be the best option.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would thoroughly research all options before selecting Joomla, and do a trial period to be sure Joomla is the right fit.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In one instance, I was able to help build a Joomla-based web template for franchise companies to be able to update on their own after initial setup. Admin remained with the franchisor, to ensure compliance with the program, but the franchisee was able to go in and update info, add photos, and more, giving them some control and keeping everyone happy.

In another instance I was able to build a fully functioning, responsive, ecom website in a very short period of time. The company did not have an ecom site prior to that, but was a Joomla user. Having the ability to set up the site in the latest version of Joomla, in a "sandbox" environment, gave me the ability to fully test the site before launch. We were also able to use various plugins, like Virtuemart, to give customers an easy shopping experience.

Joomla review by Administrator
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"It's confusing and clunky"

What do you like best?

Joomla gets the job done. It is a basic website development tool, and will get your content on the page.

What do you dislike?

It is clunky, confusing, and doesn't have a lot of support features. It is not an intuitive system at all, and is very difficult to use. I consider myself very tech savvy, but I struggled a lot in learning to use Joomla, and there are some features I still don't use because they are difficult to learn and I don't have the time to study them online, if they are even described there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely suggest going with another product if you can.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for our company's intranet. It is a basic service, but we are looking to move to Sharepoint or WordPress, which are much easier to manage.

Joomla review by Autumn S.
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"Powerful and very easy to use"

What do you like best?

Joomla makes it really easy for me to take control of my website maintenance and updates. I rarely need assistance because it is so intuitive and easy to use.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally, the updates for some of my extensions aren't compatible with the latest version of Joomla, so I have to choose new extensions or fall behind, which is a security concern.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Setup can be a little tricky, and knowledge of CSS will allow you to modify the templates to fit your needs more closely. It is a very powerful product, but watch for compatibility between your extensions and your Joomla version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Using Joomla allows me to have control over my website without needing to call a web developer. In-house control saves money and time.

Joomla review by User in Law Practice
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"Decent Software but Updates Are Annoying"

What do you like best?

It's pretty simple once you have it set up and have it all formatted. It's pretty simple layout and you can navigate it pretty easily. It works well and it adaptable and runs fast, isn't slow at all.

What do you dislike?

We've been using Joomla for years and while it worked well for us as a small business, as we've grown and wanted to add more to our website, it's struggled. There are always new updates and changes we have to make to keep our website looking the same and its difficult to make big changes to the format of our website. Its a good base for our website, but it's not user friendly and we often have to ask for help.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure you have someone who knows how to code and format things correctly. We had some trouble figuring this all out so we had to get outside support to do it. PLay around with the site, but also have a plan for what you want.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our digital platform is based off of our website so it's become a pretty vital piece of our company. It allows us to reach people nationally and help bring in clients who may not catch our commercials or see our ads in the newspaper. It helps us communicate on a larger scale

Joomla review by User in Computer Software
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"An Important CMS to learn and utilize"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a relatively easy product to learn and there are lots of plugins which you can install to improve your website and it's performance.

What do you dislike?

Like most CMS's, security can be at risk. However, security might be less of a risk on Joomla than Wordpress since Wordpress is so popular. There are pros and cons, but you definitely want to be cognizant of security. I also wish the media manager was a little bit less clunky and more user friendly.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would consider weighing the pros and cons of Joomla and reading up on other CMS's. There are many CMS's out there. Joomla may be the best one for your needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to solve SEO challenges by utilizing specific plugins with Joomla. I am also able to have my site backed up on a constant basis with this program.

Joomla review by Sarah F.
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"Great flexible CMS"

What do you like best?

Joomla is a fantastic content management which we use to host several website throughout our company. It is flexible, Negates the need for advanced coding knowledge and building facilities such as forms are made simple.

What do you dislike?

I have found it difficult on occasions to find modules and template parts on websites which I have inherited and it is not always easy to navigate the backend.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Personally I much prefer Umbraco or even wordpress but joomla has its uses for someone who is more experienced in its use than I am.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Joomla makes it easy for our copywriters and editors to update our websites without the need for specialist coding knowledge.

Joomla review by William F.
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"CMS of the future?"

What do you like best?

Joomla provides all of the important things you need in a website. From security's AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting) and two factor authentication built-in, to the WYSIWYG (MS Word type text editor) it makes updates and changes so easy.

Beyond Joomla itself is the huge developer community that provides often free, sometimes trivially priced add-ons that expand the functionality to nearly any capacity you can imagine.

What do you dislike?

Occasionally an update will render old versions of add-on useless with no warning. I feel like there should be some system where the components, modules, and plugins must certify compatibility across versions of Joomla and a database tracks these things to avoid updates breaking things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Take a look at the CMS systems you want to review. When you find what you are looking for based on capabilities, look beyond this to the community available to support and extend the functionality of the CMS. This is the real power behind Joomla.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build website for our customers based on this platform. It provides content management and an nice development platform to shape a custom website for our clients.

Joomla review by Cristi A.
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"Amazing tool, make your own web site or blog"

What do you like best?

With Joomla I like that I can make my own blog in a company without any effort because I don't know to much code so I think that this is the right tool for me. It can be used in a lot of platforms like cell phone or desktop, notebook. Has a lot of functions like: widgets, news feeds, banners. Has an clear back-end and front-end part.

What do you dislike?

It's a bit hard to install it. You need an access to a ftp server. The documentation is not so clear. It can be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try to use it, it's very easy and you can find a lot of templates on the internet.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

At the moment I am using Joomla for a website for my department as an intranet page . It's low cost and easy to use. Simple support, quick improvement, fits to all needs.

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