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Strongcode has been working with Joomla since 2003. We build, design, service, repair & market Joomla websites. We believe that we understand the advantages of Joomla which lead it to be the best CMS or Content Management System.

The following is a list of 20 benefits of using Joomla from our experience but the list is not ordered in any importance.

1. Easy, safe and fast: If you use any CMS, you want to edit the pages found on your website. If you dont have a CMS then you have to use a FTP client, so you can download files to edit and make changes in order to re-upload it with your saved changes. However, sometimes someone else on your team may have tried to make changes to the same file. You may also have problems if you do not have much technical background and if you do not know how FTP works. These are legitimate problems that can make editing of remote website files a hassle. A CMS addresses these issues, Joomla does this in a better way and the following are some reasons for this. Normal CMSs do not care too much about the integrity of data. However, Joomla ensures the safety and the integrity of the data and this means that the data is locked if someone edits it. It means that no one will be able to edit the content whenever someone else is already doing so. It is easy to edit content with the Joomla CMS. Editing with Joomla is faster and at the same time easier since you can easily locate the content you want to edit.

2. Joomla has a powerful easy menu creation tool: Maybe the first reason why Joomla became popular is because of it’s menu creation tool. The supporting argument for this, is because everyone who has no experience in programming can use the hierarchical menu with all different menu items that links to pages inside the website or to a externally located urls.

3. Open Source: Most websites are powered by the use of the open source software. PHP is the language Joomla is programmed in and its native data storage support is based on MySQL. PHP is a open source web scripting language while MySQL database is open source as well.

4. Infrastructure versatility: In many cases, Joomla is based on the LAMP web application stack which is Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP and these are the 4 cornerstones of the linux open source web stack. Joomla may also run by the use of MSSQL which is Microsoft SQL or Oracle for the database. IIS and LiteSpeed can also be used as the web server while using Windows instead of Linux Apache LAMP stack. With all these, Joomla is a versatile CMS which is able to adapt in different hosting environments. When it comes to the core of Joomla, there are many extensions that may not support IIs or alternative databases which would require modification in order to fit into the alternative stack which is not its native LAMP.

5. Built-in caching: The caching of a Joomla website makes it faster. It avoids overloading of the server resources that is hosting the Joomla website. But caching sometimes can be a curse not a blessing and if it is misused, it may bring the conflicts with other extensions. However, caching is something that should be done which will increase the sites performance in a dramatic way and the response which leads to better SEO rankings and global coverage that otherwise could not make the quality score speed cut and got pushed down in the results page of searches.

6. SEO functionality that is already built-in: Search Engine Friendly url features are already found in Joomla and what you need to do is to enable them on the Joomla website. SEF links bring benefits to SEO rankings. Joomla allows setting up meta descriptions with the meta tags on every page.

7. Multilingual support: Since version 1.6 Joomla has been multilingual. It means that you are able to write a website in English but you can create copy in another language like Spanish or French. This means that with Joomla you can get access to a larger audience.

8. Friendly and vibrant community: Contrary to other CMS communities, Joomla is known to be a thriving and vibrant community. In case you have any question on Joomla, there will be someone else who had the same concern.

9. Reliable support by a third parties: Joomla is well supported by veteran Joomla developers although one should avoid companies who claim to be experts of every technology a jack of all trades if you will. One does not take his Harley to a Honda dealer for repair and vice versa the real joomla expert is the one who works with Joomla everyday and not the one who wants to grab every project in every market.

10. Regular security updates: Joomla releases security updates wherever there is a security problem identified in the code. Such security updates will ensure that the Joomla websites found all over the world run securely and smoothly and Joomla provides backend click to update access for the site administrators.

11. Many extensions: If you need to create a custom made form in Joomla, its a comfort to know that there is a component already for this and it does not need to be written from scratch. If you would like to integrate a forum, then there is already an extension that has been programmed for that. Whatever you may have planned to do in Joomla, then most of the times, you will find that there is an extension that already has been programmed to help the user to achieve these functions. The best part is that most extensions for Joomla are free and if the user has to pay for them, he will be charged a reasonable price.

12.Vast number of templates: Regardless if you would like to create a fishing website where only top fans can visit or if you want to create a business website in order to serve international clients, you will be able to find a template for Joomla that has been created. You can find many Joomla templates on the web. However, if for any reason you do not find what you need then you may have a custom branded one develop one for your company. There are two things that you should know about the templates. Most of the Joomla templates were developed to target commercial needs and it means that you will have to pay some money for them. However, there are some templates that you can use free of charge. Some of the Joomla templates may not work with all the Joomla versions. A example is that 1.5 Joomla templates cannot work on a Joomla 2.5 or 3.x website. This means that in case you find a template, you have to ensure that it can work on your Joomla version before you can download or buy it.

13. ACLs or Access Control List: Since the inception of Joomla, it came with a powerful ACL. The ACL helps Joomla to know which user group has access to particular content or feature within a extension on the website, who can edit something or who can create something or who can view something. ACLs are user group roles and access property restrictions. With version 1.6, the ACL features were revamped completely so that it can be more flexible. On the downside, the ACL is complicated to newbies and inexperienced administrators of Joomla websites may end up breaking their website while playing around with ACL settings for lack of knowledge. The advice we give about ACL settings, is that you should not try to adjust them in case you are not sure how to. It is easy to cause damage by a simple mistake when you use ACL improperly.

14. A large number of websites are powered by Joomla: Joomla is not about to disappear soon. Joomla is a trusted and reliable enterprise grade solution.

15. Frontend editing: Frontend editing is being able to edit the content of the website on the front end website directly as a alternative to the admin interface. An example is when you log into your website and you have author , editor or administrator permissions and you find that a page needs to be edited, you may edit what you want without having to go to edit it in the backend interface. This is one of the best features most especially for the people who are inexperienced with Joomlas admin. However, this feature can only be used with the articles and if you want to edit other content such as modules, you must edit those on the backend.

16. Joomla is free for the downloading, use and upgrade deployment of the Joomla system: When it comes to Joomla, you should not expect to pay anything for the software. Downloading is free, usage is free, and upgrading is free. You will only have to pay something in case you want to use a commercial third party extension. You may also have to pay when you need services from a 3rd party such as debugging, fixing or extending the website.

17. Scalable: Joomla is scalable and it may be modified in order to sustain a high level of traffic. This is in terms of thousands visitors every second.

18. Joomla is safe by default: Joomla security is safe by default and this means that whenever you download the Joomla zip file and you install it at the website, then the website will secured at once. The Joomla’s security may be compromised in the following ways. If you do not install or if you ignore the updates of the security system. If you are using a 3rd party extension which is not secure If you are using a bad host for your hosting needs.

19. Joomla responsive websites are compatible with all browsers and all devices: However, sometimes the website may have some compatibility issues when there is a problem with a template that has not been developed by Joomla experts or by the use of the non-standard extensions.

20. It is easy to use Joomla: This is an advantage over some other CMSs like Drupal since it requires a person to have knowledge in system administration to be able to use it. As you are able to see it, there are many benefits that you can get if you use Joomla. Any business be large or small, will benefit while using this powerful CMS.

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