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4.2
Overall rating
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About Joomla

Joomla is an open-source software design to help corporate businesses, government institutions and nonprofit organizations manage and publish website content. Supervisors can edit content using WYSIWYG editor, add/upload images, publish articles and access previous versions of content. Joomla allows organizations to configure access permissions for users and utilize built-in SEO tools to improve the visibility of the website across search engines. Managers can create customizable templates, assign them to specific pages and add menu items according to requirements. Joomla enables businesses to create RSS feeds, manage URL redirects and categorize content using tags.
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Joomla pricing

Joomla has a free version. Joomla paid version starts at USD 199.00.

Starting Price:
USD 199.00
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
No

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Joomla Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.3
Functionality
4.1
Ease of Use
3.7
Customer Support
3.8
5 reviews of 613 View all reviews
Gustavo
Gustavo
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 23/04/2022

Joomla is a Good tool, but Wordpress does offer more.

My experience was some poor since Joomla requires to take a long road to mange easy tasks.
I stop using the platform while I finding myself striving to get some critical integrations with different platforms.

Pros

Open Source System
Good for blog entries
Easy to install

Cons

There are not many third party integrations
The community of users isn't big.
Customizing any website requires a lot of work and there is few an little quality premade layouts available.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

I did choose Wordpress for many reasons. After trying long time enough Joomla, I got back into WordPress
diego Luis
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 14/07/2022

If you want a powerful portal this is the option...

Excellent experience in my projects. The power, scalability and stability of Joomla really allowed me to create very professional portals and sites. If you have an idea in your mind of how you want your site to work, Joomla allows you to make it a reality in a very concrete way, due to the great features it has. There is also a very active community, and also a lot of documentation if you need it.

Pros

Scalability
Powerful
Good bookstores and active community
Trajectory, prestige and reliability
stable and secure
Allows larger and more complex projects

Cons

It requires a certain learning curve, but it is worth it
If you are not in a large-scale project, sometimes you could get a little lost among the many possibilities it offers in terms of the extensions it offers
Customization can be a bit hard if you don't have experience

Alternatives Considered

Moodle

Reasons for Choosing Joomla

I got quite frustrated doing some projects and found that I couldn't implement everything I wanted, and worse still, in some cases the site had instability and crashes with many plugins. I couldn't afford to focus or base a serious project on a platform that had these issues

Switched From

Drupal

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

Drupal had a lot of instability, little customization for people with little design knowledge, and in general I felt that I was limited when it came to creating a site or portal according to my needs. On the other hand it was unnecessarily complex in some areas of the dashboard
Emilio
Emilio
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
5
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 18/02/2019

Powerful but hard to use CMS

We have used joomla as the CMS for our website for over a decade (now we've migrated to Wordpress) and it proved stable, reliable and adaptable, but we had the advantage of being a software company where designers and developers were always readily available to beat Joomla into submission. I think that nowadays Wordpress is a better overall solution, but do take Joomla intou account. Its the old reliable CMS that can certainly get the job done, but I would only reccomend it for tech savvy users or developers.

Pros

The best about joomla is that it is very powerful and adaptable. I has a big community, thousands of sites made with it have created an enourmous community of developers and designers who have experience with it. That also means that is has a huge assortment of plugins, extensions, themes and whatnot.
Its very likely that whatever problem you have someone had the same problem before, so solutions will be available in the form of plugins (sometimes paid ones), or forum posts. If you need to do something very specific that requires coding, well then joomla is simple php and js, meaning any developer can quickly fins his way around joomla.

Cons

The main con about joomla is that it is a bit old and unintiutive. If you have never dealt with a CMS then you might need to read some documentation to find your way around a joomla site. Even if you have used other CMSs, joomla has it's very own way of doing things, meaning that tutorials and getting started guides are a must. Plugins rarely work straight of of the box (or zip), they usually requiere a bit of coding to get them exactly like you want them, but that can be said about pretty much any CMS.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 04/10/2021

Joomla still a vital CMS in 2021

Joomla is a great Open Source project that will continue to give it's users a voice on the internet.

Pros

Joomla is still a vital Open Source CMS for building websites. The ease of use and MVC model is still far superior than the other CMS's. The true power of Joomla is what you can do with the core product without needed 3rd party plugins or products.

Cons

There is a lot to say about the cons, from beginner ease of use, to backward compatibility issues, and the overall advancement of the code and services.

Alternatives Considered

WordPress

Reasons for Choosing Joomla

The Open Source Community and advanced capabilities of Joomla.

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

When I first chose Joomla, WordPress was just a blog.
Nigel Masimba
Nigel Masimba
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 13/12/2019

It's Ok But There Are Better Options

I use Joomla! intermittently for client websites. I never set up new websites with Joomla! as I believe there are better solutions out there. However, in the case of existing websites where Joomla! has been used for a long time and a large amount of content has been uploaded, it is usually easier to maintain the existing installation than to migrate to a new installation.

Pros

It's free and open source.
It's fast, lightweight and easy to install.
There is a large community of developers and users ready to help with advice on how to use it.

Cons

The interface is unintuitive for beginners
It is lagging behind other similar content management systems
Depending on the issue it can take time to get support from the open-source community
Some common software integrations can be difficult to find

Alternatives Considered

Drupal and WordPress

Reasons for Switching to Joomla

It was the existing solution on an established system so it was easier to maintain the legacy than move to new systems.

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