Considered one of three most popular content management systems in the world, the most recent release has brought certain signs of a bigger, brighter future for the tool. Without going into technical specifics, Joomla can now help individuals design killer mobile apps and web based applications, besides the typical website development.
While It is true that many web tools exist, Joomla is cleverly designed for all stakeholders involved in a typical web project. It's sophisticated enough for a developer to accomplish his or her heart's desire, but easy enough for a non-techie to accomplish day-to-day tasks. Most importantly, if you are some where in between these two extremes, there is a large community and numerous resources to help you learn how to create any vision you may have for your online home.
Joomla is an open source solution. This means it's created by thousand of volunteers throughout the world, and cost you nothing. Not one penny. The good news? Generally, open source solutions are better than propriety ones because of the sheer number of eyeballs working on it. This usually translates to better, bug free code, and cooler creative ideas.
Joomla has sky rocketed in popularity, partly because of their ecommerce capabilities. Besides offering various powerful ecommerce tools to choose from, they can be easily installed and managed from the backend with little, if any, developer help. There is a reason why it's become the small business tool of choice.
It's not just small business or startups that use Joomla, the solution is being used by some of the largest enterprises in the world ranging from the United Nations to McDonalds. This means that you can have access to the same powerful tools, putting you on a more equal ground technologically.
Thousands of Extensions
Thousand of extensions exists that range from Facebook integration to templates to class training tools. While some cost money, they are usually no more than 100 dollars. This means you can almost instantly install most of the most common web functionalities in a few clicks of a mouse.
Vibrant and Helpful Community
While the technology is the best-in-breed, one of the main reasons to pick Joomla over any other solution is because of the amazing community that backs it. While individuals have various reasons for volunteering, what is true is that most Joomla volunteers are very entrepreneurial, extremely smart, and very helpful. This means you can easily find the help and guidance you need.