When setting up a new website there are a lot of factors to consider, like your design and domain name, but the most important of all is choosing the right platform. This is crucial and not a decision to be taken lightly.
There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account, such as cost, time, quality, flexibility and control.
There is only one award-winning content management system used by millions around the world, including some of the most respected corporations, that meets all of these needs: Joomla.
- 2.8% of the World’s Websites Use Joomla
You can’t argue with 35 million downloads and counting, or as the Joomla website says, one download every 2.5 seconds. Impressive stuff.
Joomla powers the websites of some of the world’s most well-known and much-loved brands like Pizza Hut and Kelloggs and even the websites for Leonardo Di Caprio and Gorillaz!
- Joomla Has More Than 6000 Extensions
What WordPress folk refer to as “plugins”, Joomla developers refer to as “extensions”.
- Some of the Biggest and Most Respected Companies in the World Use Joomla
Pizza Hut, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Greek Government, the High Court of Australia and MTV in Greece are just some of Joomla’s biggest fans.
Joomla powers the restaurant’s website for the Arabian Peninsula, ensuring information is easily on hand for budding burger flippers with stars in their eyes wanting to find out more about the region’s Hamburger University.
- The Admin Area Inspires Greatness
Joomla’s endless lists of text that seem to go on and on and on, the multiple sets of navigation and the fact is calls me a “Super User” like I’m some sort of web wunderkind who controls the interwebs from the admin area that in no way at all looking bland and boring. I’m in love.
- The Default Templates are Simply Stunning
There’s no need to download any of the hundreds (not thousands) of fancy new templates when two high quality templates are already installed for free. And when you get tired of one template (which is highly unlikely) you can just switch to the other template.
Flexibility: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Over 90% of the web-related needs of small businesses can be satisfied by an existing solution. At the time of writing,
http://extensions.joomla.org is “serving 3609 extensions to the community”. The vast majority of these are free which also helps to keep costs down. What this means is that my clients can describe a vision of what they want to see on their site and 9 times out of 10, I’ll be able to present them with a quick and effective solution to meet their needs. Remember, we’re talking small business here and not some brand-focused multinational corporation. So the expectations can easily be met or exceeded.