Joomla, being an award winning content management system, is used across the globe for developing a variety of websites. Numerous organizations have leveraged the power of Joomla to have wonderful websites backed by this powerful CMS. Still it too has its own set of drawbacks!
Pros and Cons of Joomla
- One of the best things about Joomla is that it is open source and so is completely free to have access, with an ever growing community of developers who constantly work to improve the software..
- It can easily be migrated to any server and configured with any database.
- Creating content is simple with the WYSIWYG editor, giving even the novice users the ability to combine text and images in a visually appealing manner.
- Once the articles are created, there are number of pre-installed modules to show the most popular articles, latest new items, newsflashes, related articles, and many more things.
- The three-tiered system of articles makes organizing content easy. You can organize the content as per the requirements.
- The users can rate articles, e-mail them to friends or automatically save a PDF (with UTF-8 support for all languages).
- Setting up banners on websites is extremely easy with its banner manager. You can add campaigns and as many banners as required.
- You can also set impression numbers, special URLs, and much more.
- Joomla offers limited customization possibilities
- It requires certain plug-ins for certain scripts.
- It is not an apt solution for small and simple websites as it is quite heavy.
- You cannot allocate different pages to different CSS.
- In order to configure the CMS, you need to hire a developer.
In nutshell Joomla is not for novice! You need to have a good experience and ample understanding of PHP to handle this framework!