If you’ve read anything at all about Content Management Systems (CMS), you’ll probably know at least three things: CMS are the most exciting way to do business, CMS can be really, I mean really, complicated and lastly Portals are absolutely, outrageously, often unaffordably expensive.
Joomla! is set to change all that … Joomla! is different from the normal models for portal software. For a start, it’s not complicated. Joomla! has been developed for the masses. It’s licensed under the GNU/GPL license, easy to install and administer and reliable. Joomla! doesn’t even require the user or administrator of the system to know HTML to operate it once it’s up and running.
Completely database driven site engines
News, products or services sections fully editable and manageable
Topics sections can be added to by contributing authors
Fully customisable layouts including left, center and right menu boxes
Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site
Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results
Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX server, Solaris and AIX
Change order of objects including news, FAQs, articles etc.
Random Newsflash generator
Remote author submission module for News, Articles, FAQs and Links
Object hierarchy – as many sections, departments, divisions and pages as you want
Image library – store all your PNGs, PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, GIFs and JPEGs online for easy use
Automatic Path-Finder. Place a picture and let Joomla! fix the link
News feed manager. Choose from over 360 news feeds from around the world
Archive manager. Put your old articles into cold storage rather than throw them out
Email-a-friend and Print-format for every story and article
In-line Text editor similar to Word Pad
User editable look and feel
Polls/Surveys – Now put a different one on each page
Custom Page Modules. Download custom page modules to spice up your site
Template Manager. Download templates and implement them in seconds
Layout preview. See how it looks before going live