What is Joomla

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What is Joomla was created by Puntogenius
Joomla is a content management system (CMS),is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
Its extreme ability to adapt to various needs made​​, this CMS the most widespread and used in the world wide web.

The official name for Joomla! comes from a Swahili word meaning "All together" or "As a whole".

Joomla is written in PHP, and uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5 ) and software design patterns,stores data in a MySQL or (since version 2.5) MS SQL database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.

A brief history of Joomla

Joomla officially founded in August 2005 as an evolution of the Mambo project and the creation of the site OpenSourceMatters.org, understood as a community of developers around the world.
In September 2005 was released the first official version of Joomla under the name of 1.0.
Over the years there have been several releases issued 1.5 - 1.6 - 1.7 - 2.5 until the current 3.0

Joomla structure

How is organized Joomla ?

Joomla is organized in Extensions that helps developers to extend the ability of Joomla

There are 5 types of Extensions
  1. Components
  2. Modules
  3. Plugins
  4. Templates
  5. Languages

What Joomla can do

Actually Joomla is used all around the world to develop websites for:
  1. Corporate Web sites or portals
  2. Corporate intranets and extranets
  3. Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  4. E-commerce and online reservations
  5. Government applications
  6. Small business Web sites
  7. Non-profit and organizational Web sites
  8. Community-based portals
  9. School and church Web sites
  10. Personal or family homepages

Joomla official website www.joomla.org

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