Five reasons to try Joomla for content management

Now 25 million downloads strong, this free Web content management system has plenty to offer SMBs.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Software, CMS, Joomla

Joomla is available for download at no cost, and it's designed to be easy to use for novices and experts alike. There's even an online guide available for absolute beginners.

5. It's Open Source

Since its inception in 2005, Joomla has been 100% community owned and operated. The software is free, open, and available to anyone under the GPL license. For business users, that brings a number of considerable benefits, as I've noted before.

Brian Proffitt, my colleague at Computerworld, recently compared Joomla with WordPress and Drupal and concluded that WordPress is best for beginners, Drupal is best for the most complex websites and Joomla is a good middle-of-the-road option that's powerful but still easy to use.

You can see for yourself by taking Joomla for a free test drive via an online demo or the Joomla JumpBox, which lets you run the software locally with a pre-built and pre-configured virtual application on Windows, Mac or Linux.


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