Features of Joomla
Joomla contains thousands of verified third-party extensions, which can be found on Joomla extensions directory (i.e., extensions.joomla.org). There are several high-end templates available, and most of them are free to use. However, there is also an option to use paid themes that come with support. Templates are used to get different types of user interfaces, which allow us to change the colors, font style, layouts, and features, etc.
Some of the important features of Joomla are given below:
Joomla is one of the most popular and widely supported open source multilingual CMS platforms in the world, which offers more than 70 languages. A website can be created and presented in multiple languages, without even leaving the Joomla. It can be done within the Joomla with the help of Joomla's core software. It helps the creators to make websites much more accessible and reaching out to a much larger audience.
The team of Joomla is the combination of individuals, groups of world-class developers, and business consultants who actively help at no cost in the forums. There are several professional service providers available who can help develop, maintain, and market your Joomla projects. The Joomla community itself includes a vetted directory of such providers at the Joomla Resource Directory.
There is always a challenge for the developers to keep the software up to date. Joomla consists of an in-built updater to make the updation process easy for the users, and it does not require any professional skills. It contains the "One Click Version Update" feature, which is super easy to use.
The built-in updater also comes with the automated checker, which provides notification if any update is there for your software. This feature also includes core software and Joomla extension that utilize this feature. It is always the best thing to keep the software up to date so that you can secure your web assets. Joomla also sends an email notification if there is an availability of a new Joomla version.
Integrated Help System
Joomla also provides an in-app contextual help option that is useful for every level of user to learn how to operate Joomla. Most of the pages include the help button on the top right side, which helps the users to understand all the options available on that page. There is a version checker that makes sure you are using the latest version and a system information tool, which helps you troubleshoot the issues. If you still have any issue, then link to a wealth of online resources for additional help and support are available, such as Joomla Documentation and User Forum.
There is also an option to easily add advertising and monetize the website with the help of banner management. The banner management tool allows you to create clients and campaigns. There is an option to add as many banners as you need. It also allows you to add custom codes, set impression numbers, or track the clicks, and much more.
The media manager is a tool that can be used for uploading, organizing, and managing the media files and folders. It is also possible to handle more types of files with the help of configurable MIME settings. The media manager is integrated into the Article Editor, and it makes it easy for the users to access the images and all the other media files for enhancement of the written content.
The contact management tool provides you an option to add several contacts, departments, and categories. It is useful because it extends the basic contact information with miscellaneous data as well as an image. You can set up a contact form for each contact that you create. You can either allow access publicly or just to some registered users or create a list of the selected contacts.
A built-in search tool or smart search feature will help the visitors to find the appropriate information on your website with ease. You can also analyze the requirements of the users and streamline your content even better to serve them. You also get an option to use the included smart indexing, advanced search options, and auto-suggest searches, etc. These are the features that make the Joomla search tool a professional search engine tool.
Joomla is a Content management system and contains some excellent features that help the users organizing and managing the content efficiently. It is very easy to create the content using WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. It is easy to use and allows users to edit the content without any knowledge of code. After the content is created, you can use different pre-installed modules to show popular articles, latest articles or related topics, etc. You are not required to learn any syntax or remember the module details to manage the contents as the user interface performs it for you.
Administrators have the authority to add custom fields to the articles, as well as the users, contacts, and extensions.
Editing the content is very easy and fast. Assume that you are reading through your website, and you see any mistake or any other change that you want to make. You don't need to login to the administrative section for simple edits of contents and modules. You can simply perform it from the frontend by using the 'edit' option.
Joomla has a powerful extensibility feature. You can get over 7500 extensions to extend your website and broaden its functionality. You can use Joomla extension finder or Joomla Extensions Directory to get several ways to enhance Joomla as per your needs.