One of the most versatile and best CMS.
April 04, 2019

One of the most versatile and best CMS.

Ricardo Melo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Joomla!

Joomla! is used by our IT division to rapidly develop dynamic sites according to the needs of each department of the company. We tried to use WordPress but realized that when we had to develop something different from the focus of blogs, WordPress did not meet us and we had to migrate to use Joomla!. We had no problems using Joomla! here.
  • Quick and agile websites.
  • Easy website content management.
  • Lots of extensions for customization.
  • Nothing to improve, just keep always releasing update patches.
  • Due to being a free tool, there were no costs other than the training of the team that used the tool.
  • The return on investment was immediate because the return was rapid in projects with Joomla!
Joomla has a more general and wide use, more documentation, forums and community that develops many templates and extensions for almost all purposes. It has a great web-based administration environment and, with the correct permissions setting, it can be prepared for a regular user to submit content to the site autonomously.
When you need something done quickly and automated and with good looks and experience for the user, Joomla! is the best option. For other more specific purposes like an e-commerce site, other tools should be considered such as OpenCart and Magento. It is worth mentioning that even e-commerce sites can be made with Joomla!, using a component called VirtueMart, but we did not feel much security in using it, but that seemed very good too.

Joomla Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
Code quality / cleanliness
Admin section
Page templates
Library of website themes
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Publishing workflow
Form generator
Content taxonomy
SEO support
Bulk management
Availability / breadth of extensions
Community / comment management
Internationalization / multi-language
Role-based user permissions

Evaluating Joomla and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
What most influenced the decision was the ease and great power of customization of the platform with its templates and extensions.
It would have started soon with Joomla, instead of using other tools.