WHAT IS JOOMLA
- Amruta Bhaskar
- Jan 23, 2020
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Joomla is an open-source content management system (CMS) that publishes web content. It was developed by Open Source Matters, Inc. Basically, Joomla is built on MVC (Model View Controller) web application framework that is used exclusively of the CMS.
Written in PHP, Joomla also uses object-oriented programming techniques and software design patterns. It stores its data in MySQL or MS SQL or PostgreSQL by including the features like page caching, news flashes, blogs and RSS feeds.
About 8000 free and in-demand extensions are available from the Joomla extensions directory and also from various sources. It is predicted to be the fourth most used CMS on the internet today. MAMBO is the name that was a trademark of Miro International Private Ltd formed a nonprofit foundation with a certain purpose of funding the project and also protecting it from the lawsuits. Many of the previous agreements that were made by the elected MAMBO Steering Committee, the development team of Joomla claimed many of the provisions of the foundation structure were violated.
In the year 2005, August 17, Joomla was the result of a division of MAMBO. The developers created the OpensourceMatters.org website such that the information is distributed to the software community.
Andrew Eddie, project leader wrote a letter that came into view on the announcement section of the public forum at mamboserver.com. Within a day over thousands of people joined OpensourceMatters.org. Peter Lamont, Miro CEO acknowledged publicly to the development team, in an article titled “The Mambo Open source Controversy – 20 questions With Miro”. This created dispute among the free software community about the definition of open source. Other open-source projects forums were actively posting about the actions of both sides.
Later in the two weeks after Eddie’s announcement, the teams were re-built and the community continued to grow. At the beginning of August in the year 2005, the core team of Joomla was assisted by Eben Moglen along with the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) that provided the legal guidance to the Joomla project.
On August 18, there was a meeting for community input to suggest a name for the project by Andrew Eddie. The name JOOMLA was announced on September 22 and on September 26, the development team called for the logo submissions from the community and invited the community to vote on the logo. On September 29, the team announced the community’s decision. Brand guidelines, manual and a set of logo resources were published on October 2.
Features of Joomla
It has many documented third-party extensions that are found on extensions.joomla.org (Joomla Extensions Directory). Many high-end templates are available that are free. The template provides a graphical user interface which allows you to change colours, fonts, layouts and features. Joomla also has SEO built-in that includes metadata and keywords, Mod_rewrite support for SEF URLs and also menu creation for sitemaps such as:
· Search Engine Optimization.
· It is flexible, free and extendible.
· User management.
· Menu management- here it creates many menus and menu items as you need.
· Cache management for performance.
Author: Vindhya S