What is a Content Management System?
A content management system, or CMS, is software designed to create, manage, and store website content. The best CMS software allows a user with limited technical knowledge to add, modify, and remove content without needing a professional web designer's help. Basically - it lets you control your own website!
Why do I choose Joomla and Wordpress?
Both Joomla and Wordpress were started in 2000-2003, and they have grown to be two of the most popular and FREE CMS systems available. Both systems are used by millions of sites, all varying from small to large.
The biggest benefit is that both systems are FREE, and they are internationally supported by talented developers. These developers create additional programs that integrate with Joomla/Wordpress and expand the basic software to include more features. Most of these additional programs are high-quality and free.
What is the difference between Joomla and Wordpress?
Wordpress is designed primarily for blogs and smaller businesses. Joomla is designed for communities, such as businesses that need clients to "log in", or businesses that need to differentiate or control access between public and private information.
Both Joomla and Wordpress have additional plugins that can extend the basic software.
Joomla has more complex features and can have more customizability. For smaller businesses and websites, Wordpress can be more ideal and simpler to use. I am happy to go into more detail with you about the benefits of both and to analyze which system would be better for your business.
Easy to Learn
Both Joomla and Wordpress are very easy to learn, and there are thousands of free tutorials. I have created my own personal library of tutorials, and I am also happy to provide one-on-one training.
Easy Template Changes
Want a new look for your Joomla or Wordpress website? It's easy! Joomla and Worpdress provide one-click installation of new templates. A few edits later, and your website can have a whole new look.
Joomla and Wordpress provide a strong framework, and thousands of developers have created specialized niche programs to add additional features. Joomla has an extensive Extensions Directory to search for a particular needed feature, and Wordpress has a similar Plugin Directory.
Some extensions are free and some are paid downloads. I always do my best to research all the options for my clients, and then select the best option. Fortunately, most of the time the free options are perfect.
Extension and Plugin types include:
- Access & Security
- Calendars & Events
- Photo Galleries
- Social networks
- and much, much more!