Content Management System (CMS)

Joomla and Wordpress are award-winning content management systems (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla and Wordpress the most popular Web site software packages available.

What's a content management system (CMS)?

A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.

What are some real world examples of what content management systems can do?

Content Management Systems are used all over the world to power Web sites of all shapes and sizes.

For example:

  • - Corporate Web sites or portals
  • - Corporate intranets and extranets
  • - Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • - Government applications
  • - Small business Web sites
  • - Non-profit and organizational Web sites
  • - Community-based portals
  • - School and church Web sites
  • - Personal or family homepages

I need to build a site for a client. How will a CMS help me?


Joomla and Wordpress are designed to be easy to install and set up even if you're not an advanced user. Our web hosting service offers a single-click install, getting your new site up and running in just a few minutes.

Since Joomla and Wordpress are so easy to use, as a Web designer or developer, you can quickly build sites for your clients. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, you can empower your clients to easily manage their own sites themselves.


How can I be sure there will be Joomla and Wordpress support in the future?


Joomla and Wordpress are the most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers. Joomla and Wordpress roots go back to 2000 and, with over 200,000 community users and contributors, the future looks bright for the award-winning CMS Project.

What are some advanced ways I can use Joomla and Wordpress?

Many companies and organizations have requirements that go beyond what is available in the basic Joomla and Wordpress package. In those cases, Joomla and Wordpress powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions.
The core Joomla and Wordpress framework enables developers to quickly and easily build:
- Inventory control systems
- Data reporting tools
- Application bridges
- Custom product catalogs
- Complex business directories
- Reservation systems
- Communication tools
Since Joomla and Wordpress are based on PHP and MySQL, you're building powerful applications on an open platform anyone can use, share, and support.


A CMS seems the right solution for me. How do I get started?


Joomla and Wordpress are free, open, and available to anyone under the GPL license. If you're ready to use a CMS, sign up here and you'll be up and running in no time and you'll quickly discover how simple a CMS is!