- By :
- Jani Carol
Jan 5 , 2016
CMS(Content Management System) has a free open source called Joomla .A CMS does for content what CSS does for presentation.CMS is a system that uses digital information in the form of images, text, video, sound, and documents etc. The latest Joomla installation package can be uploaded to the web hosting account using an FTP client (FileZilla). Launched in 2005, its logo itself speaks of interwining all people together in a community. There are forums, groups connecting all users in a passionate working bond. It is useful for writing web and command line applications with added advantage of easy access and easy extend. It is modular CMS, easy to install, simple to manage and reliable with minimum amount of instructions. One can help the users to easily manage the sites. It runs on PHP/MySQL. It uses object-oriented programming structure (OOPS) techniques and includes features such as RSS feeds, news flashes, blogs, polls, searches, and provide assistance for international languages.
Joomla is Internet’s most popular Content Management System. Derived from the Swahili word,”Jumla”, it means all together. It supports SSL logins and SSL pages. It has a pre built module to transform it into a social bookmarking site. It is a package that is least expensive and most commonly used nowadays with wide variety of free and commercial designs. TinyMCE(inbuilt editor) comes with it. The default WYSIWUG (What You See Is What You Get) editor allows video and contains plenty of podcasts and video extensions. It contains a good graphic interface.
Why and how it is different?
•Open Sourced Code
•Pro active support
This system has a registration system allowing users for personal configuration. Having nine different user groups with numerous permissions on which users are allowed to access, edit, publish and administrate. Authentication is an important part supporting multiple protocols, including LDAP, OpenID, and even Gmail. It can also navigate users to most popular search items and provide search statistics helping in R&D.It comes with access to international support for many world languages and UTF-8 encoding. One can have his website to be accessed in different languages thus connecting it to global customers. The simplified three-tiered system of articles makes content organization easy.
Pre Installation Steps
1-Paste the Joomla folder into
/opt/lampp/htdocs directory by giving the read, write and execute permissions to the htdocs directory.
2-Give the read, write and execute permissions to joomla directory.
3-Run the joomla from your browser and type:
http://localhost/”joomla directory name”
There is no doubt of questioning of why it is awarded as the best CMS as it has powerful dynamic functionality and easy to access.