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About Joomla

Joomla is an open source content management system referred by tens of thousands as the best CMS in the world.
Once installed, the website administrator can login to the backend administration console and set up sections, categories, content items, polls and much more; administrating the entire frontend of the website from a point and click interface. When new content is created, a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor allows for simple edits without the knowledge of HTML.
Joomla includes features such as page caching to improve performance, web indexing, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, newsflashes, blogs, forums, polls, calendars, website searching, and language internationalization.
The project site can be found at www.joomla.org.
Joomla! is released under the GNU General Public License.
Joomla! Features:
    •    Completely database driven site engines
    •    News, products or services sections fully editable and manageable
    •    Topics sections can be added to by contributing authors
    •    Fully customizable layouts including left, center and right menu boxes
    •    Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site
    •    Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results
    •    Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX server, Solaris and AIX
Extensive Administration:
    •    Change order of objects including news, FAQs, articles etc.
    •    Random Newsflash generator
    •    Remote author submission module for News, Articles, FAQs and Links
    •    Object hierarchy - as many sections, departments, divisions and pages as you want
    •    Image library - store all your PNGs, PDFs, DOCs, XLSs, GIFs and JPEGs online for easy use
    •    Automatic Path-Finder. Place a picture and let Joomla! fix the link
    •    News feed manager. Choose from over 360 news feeds from around the world
    •    Archive manager. Put your old articles into cold storage rather than throw them out
    •    Email-a-friend and Print-format for every story and article
    •    In-line Text editor similar to Word Pad
    •    User editable look and feel
    •    Polls/Surveys - Now put a different one on each page
    •    Custom Page Modules. Download custom page modules to spice up your site
    •    Template Manager. Download templates and implement them in seconds
    •    Layout preview. See how it looks before going live
    •    Banner manager. Make money out of your site
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.
Who uses Joomla?
Here are just a few examples of Web sites that use Joomla:
    •    MTV Networks Quizilla (Social networking) - http://www.quizilla.com
    •    IHOP (Restaurant chain) - http://www.ihop.com
    •    Harvard University (Educational) - http://gsas.harvard.edu
    •    Citibank (Financial institution intranet) - Not publicly accessible
    •    The Green Maven (Eco-resources) - http://www.greenmaven.com
    •    Outdoor Photographer (Magazine) - http://www.outdoorphotographer.com
    •    PlayShakespeare.com (Cultural) - http://www.playshakespeare.com
    •    Senso Interiors (Furniture design) - http://www.sensointeriors.co.za
Sources www.joomlashack.com, www.joomla.org