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?
- 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 (www.your-site.com/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
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 (http://forum.joomla.org/) and the Wiki pages (http://docs.joomla.org/) can answer most of your questions with the perfect answer.