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What is Joomla

You may already know a thing or two about Joomla, perhaps you will already know that it is free software that can be used to build website but you may not know much else about what Joomla is.


The aim of Joomla Central is to not only give you a better understanding of what Joomla! is and what you can achieve with it, but the aim is also to help guide you through the process of building your own website with Joomla!, using simple to follow guides on common aspects, helping you build a professional looking, feature complete website for free.

With the knowledge and experience that you will gain from Joomla Central, you will not only be able to achieve the type of website that you desire, but you will also gain enough knowledge so as to be able to confidently build websites for others.

About Joomla!


So what is Joomla? Joomla! is a free and open source Content Management System that provides the facility for publishing content on to the internet. Joomla! has been created and developed by many people from around the world, and has been developed in the PHP programming language and which uses a MYSQL database to store its data.

Joomla! has been downloaded over 20 million times by users from all around the world, and along with being a fully capable Content Management System (CMS), Joomla! also comes with several additional features out of the box, including built-in newsflashes, blogs, polls, RSS feeds and more. Additionally there are currently over 7,000 free and commercial extensions and over 3,000 free and commercial templates available to choose from to help extend Joomla! in any way you desire.

Joomla! is currently available in two versions, Joomla! 1.5 which was released in January 2008 and has had several minor updates since its release. Joomla! 1.6 was released in January 2011 and features several changes to the core, rendering many of the existing extensions and templates incompatible. Joomla! 1.7 is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2011 and many extension developers plan to update their extensions to work with Joomla! 1.7, thus making Joomla! 1.6 more of an interim update (a very large one at that).

Learn more about Joomla and why you should choose Joomla for your next website.

View our Joomla How To Guides to learn more about how to use Joomla and get the most out of it for your website.