Have you heard of Joomla! and wondered what it is? Have you never heard of Joomla, but now you’re intrigued? Don’t worry! We have you covered in both cases! Optimum Systems Online has mastered Joomla!, can answer all your questions, and can help you better understand the world of Joomla!
- Joomla! is a CMS? What’s that mean? Since Joomla! is a CMS (Content Management System), you’ll want to start with understanding what that means in the first place. Content management systems were built with the purpose of allowing an individual or company to, well, manage their content. That means that everything from the text on the company’s website to the photos, comments, and anything else is stored, stowed, and statistically taken care of. Managing a website, adding content of various types, and editing existing content becomes a capability that even the newest of beginners can do with content management systems. Web pages can easily be created, altered, or deleted based on a company’s needs with a CMS, which puts the power of the business back into the leaders’ hands.
- Why would I need a content management system? If you’ve ever sat in front of your computer and banged your head over expenses, dwindling customers, increased competition, lack of understanding of technical web terms, or, pretty much anything related to your business (and we know you have, because this makes you a normal business owner!), you might be in need of a great content management system. The things about a content management system, is that it knows you’re busy, and it knows that you have limited resources (and often knowledge of the inner workings of the web), so it’s job, is to take care of the behind-the-scenes stuff for you. You can quickly add a blog, upload some photos, tout about your greatness, and let the CMS do the rest.
- Why would I use Joomla!? With so many content management systems out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Joomla! is an award-winning platform, and the ease of use is one of the main highlights of the program. It does most of the hard work for you, and it’s built to let you do your job while it does the job it was made to do. You can create a dynamic, creative, and enticing website that brings an audience to you without the headaches of paying for additional web developer support or wondering how you’re supposed to compete with your competitors’ sites.
Here are a few great attributes to the Joomla! world:
- Portals. No matter how big or small your company, you’re probably in need of a portal (if you’re a small business, you might not even realize it!) Portals can be used for everything from paychecks to calendars to exchanging confidential client information. There really is no limit. Joomla! is designed to give multiple users the access that each individual needs to appropriately complete their task.
- Storage. User names, emails, and other pertinent information is happily stored inside the Joomla! CMS. Because this system is based in the Cloud, you can access this information from whichever computer you end up at, anywhere in the world, and so can your admins.
- Emails. Sending out mass mailings just got much simpler than it was in the days of old! Since the Joomla! system stores your customers’ information, you can quickly compose an email advertising your amazingness, and at the click of a button, those email addresses are accessed by the system, and the email is sent. It’s as easy as that!
- Cost. Let’s face it, when you’re a small (or big) business, cost is everything. Fortunately, Joomla! has taken the guess-work out of trying your hand at web design. You can easily download Joomla! yourself for free, or engage a website building company, like OSO, to utilize this free software to build your next website.
Some may call Joomla! the “Jack of All Trades” in the content management system world. If you’re looking for a place that you can set down your cyber roots, this may be just the place for your to plant your CMS seed.
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