Jooma! the website developer's software of the future.
Updated August 19, 2021

Jooma! the website developer's software of the future.

Johann Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

2.5 and 3

Modules Used

  • News
  • Blog
  • Business Directory
  • Virtuemart
  • Calender

Overall Satisfaction with Joomla!

We use Joomla! CMS for all our website design and development. This is the foundation of the website design department but even our own website was designed and developed using Joomla!. Once a website is designed we train the owners to manage their own content. This helps us to focus on new developments rather than to have to maintain websites for other companies.
  • Joomla! has a vast quantity of developed extensions available. There are very few applications for which there isn't an extension available, paid or free.
  • The Joomla! CMS back-end administration control panel is extremely user friendly. Once you have mastered the basics of Joomla! editing it is very simple to manage the content of your website.
  • Joomla! is easy to install and there is a legion of information available on how to use the software, once installed. Using Akeeba Backup, makes the backing up of sites simple and easy to move around, if necessary.
  • Joomla! needs to be constantly updated. Some of the extensions makes it vulnerable to attacks from hackers. This makes it very important to always update to the latest version.
  • One has to be very thorough before updating Joomla!, or any of it's extensions. Backups are extremely important as some updates are known to "break" the site.
  • One can do a lot with Joomla! using CSS and PHP but both these languages are fairly difficult to learn. This forces you to do a lot of research if you want to be able to tweak sites using CSS and PHP.
  • Website development, using Joomla!, has had a very positive impact on our income.
  • Using Joomla! helps us to develop websites faster and much more efficient than any other software we have used before.
  • We create our own templates for Joomla! which saves us money and our customers get customized templates for their businesses.
We have used other online website builders as well as CMS systems. In my humble opinion, joomla! is much more versatile and there are so much better extensions available for Jooma! than any of the others.
I have recommended Joomla! to quite a few of our clients who wished to build their own websites. The one website without which one cannot go if you are using Joomla! is

If you do the research and you learn how to, properly, work with Joomla! you will never look back.

One can honestly make a very good living as a website developer using Joomla! CMS

Using Joomla!

We have done the hard yards in learning how to, effectively use Joomla! We have been using Joomla! since version 1.6 and it is constantly evolving, for the better. If Joomla! keeps on improving, as it is at the moment, I cannot see why we should start using any other software.

Joomla Training

It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing