Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS) with a lot of flexibility and with an easy-to-use user interface that a lot of people get intimidated about when they realize how many options and configurations are available. This manual is meant to serve as a guide to Joomla’s basic features and help you install and start your first Joomla website. Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

What is a CMS (Content Management System)?

A CMS (Content Management System) is a stand-alone application that is used to create, manage, store and deploy content on Web pages. In the Joomla you can publishe the features to use a individuals template or a set of templates for design your web pages. The Content Management is effectively usede for management of the content.

Why Choose Joomla?

Joomla is basically design for every individuals to create their dynamic online sites without knowledge of web languages such as PHP, Javascript, Ajax, HTML, Flash etc. This is one of many good reason as to why use Joomla:

  • SEO Friendly URLs
  • Integrated and online help
  • Modular and extensible
  • Easy user and group management
  • Full template support.
  • Easy wizard based install and upgrade procedures
  • Minimal server requirements
  • Easy Admin panel

Basic Requirements for installing joomla



Install and enable the Templates

Go to Joomla Administrator ( -> Extensions -> Extension Manager
In the “Extension Manager” choose the first option “Upload Package File”
Click the “Choose…” button to select the zip file from your computer
Click the “Upload & Install” button.



Go to Extensions -> Template Manager


Read :

Easy Steps to Create A Sitemap.xml in Joomla 2.5
Customizing the dynamic page title
How to install joomla 3 extensions

Find the template in the list and put a star next to it

Click the “Make Default” button.



Joomla Community and Support

The major strengths of joomla of its community. Checking out the forums ( and the Wiki pages ( can answer most of your questions with the perfect answer.