Joomla is an award-winning content management system, which enables users to build online applications and websites.
Plus, there are tons of Joomla templates available on the internet, so you don’t need to be a web designer or developer to create a beautiful and functional web site. One of the reasons Joomla is so popular is because it’s easy to use and very flexible.
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Joomla is an extensible, effective, and well-tested content management system supported by a friendly and active community of developers and users. New extensions for Joomla are being released regularly to help you with everything on your site, from access and security, to style and design. How much does it cost? It’s absolutely free with any of our UK web hosting plans.
A lot of people are put off by Joomla because they find it extremely difficult to figure out. We’ll admit, Joomla can be a challenge to learn, but it is definitely not impossible. Plus, once you understand how Joomla works, it’s actually extremely easy to use, very efficient, and highly configurable.
In order to build a website with Joomla, you need to understand what articles, menus, modules, components, module positions, and extensions are and how they all work. Thankfully, Joomla has a huge community of users and developers to give you a hand (including a forum), as well as excellent documentation full of tons of useful information. You don’t need to have a lot of technical knowledge to use Joomla, but it definitely helps!
If you’re a web developer, then you’ll will like Joomla because it is extremely customisable, and web designers will love it because Joomla is known for its professional and attractive appearance. Plus, there’s already a market for quality premium extensions and templates, so talented developers and designers for Joomla should be able to sell their work.
If Joomla sounds like a good way to go for your website (we really recommend it), but you’re unsure where to start, check out the Absolute Beginners Guide to using Joomla. Once you get the hang of it, you should be able to have a very well presented site built and running in around two weeks.
If you don’t have a lot of technical knowledge, be aware that there are lots of attractive and functional free and premium themes available for Joomla, so you don’t need to be a web designer to have a beautiful website. However, you should know that not all Joomla templates are created equal, and trying to build a site using a poorly made template or a template without proper documentation will only lead to frustration. If you’re looking for high quality Joomla templates, then we strongly recommend checking out sites like Themeforest, RocketTheme, YOOtheme, and JoomlArt.
If you want to use Joomla to create and run an online store, then you can download VirtueMart, an open-source ecommerce solution component for Joomla. Like Joomla, VirtueMart is not very intuitive, and some individuals complain about it being difficult to configure, while other users absolutely adore it. If you’re already an experienced Joomla user, then you’ll probably find VirtueMart fairly easy to use, but if you’ve never used Joomla before, then you might want to give another ecommerce solution a try first.
Evohosting specialises in Joomla Hosting, so you can have Joomla installed and running in minutes with the help of Installatron and Softaculous, our 1-click software installers! During the sign up process, you can choose to have Joomla automatically installed on your hosting account, or you can easily install Joomla using Softaculous after you’ve purchased a hosting plan.
Our Starter Plan was designed especially for beginners — it comes with everything you need to create your first web site. If you’re not sure how much disk space and bandwidth your site will require, just sign up for our Starter Plan, and you can upgrade at any time to a larger hosting plan. The best part? Evohosting offers a 14 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose!