Easy To Deploy, Easy To Use CMS For Small And Large Sites
October 15, 2019

Easy To Deploy, Easy To Use CMS For Small And Large Sites

Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Joomla!

We use Joomla to run a few websites that are on-offs because it is very easy to set up and get started. Our entire organization has access to Joomla sites and we can roll out or build sites in multiple platforms, including Joomla, for one-off websites that are significantly different from our standard business model.

Joomla has been used for small 3-4 pages sites and for 100+ page sites with a significant amount of content.
  • Joomla is relatively easy to deploy.
  • Joomla has a lot of developers and templates available, so it is easy to get support or find answers quickly.
  • Joomla offers a ton of add-ons/extensions that help build things a lot quicker.
  • Joomla has a pretty complicated back-end that could be more user friendly.
  • It can be difficult to initially dive into a Joomla site for new users without a thorough guide.
  • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
  • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
Content Author / Administrator
Joomla is a great CMS that can be easy to use and easy to manage, but there are a lot of alternatives now. They have made a lot of great changes and provide a very robust and complex platform that can be used to produce any type of website. There are a ton of add-ons and extensions that make it easier to create certain things without having to know or understand any code. It is very simple to deploy on nearly any web host and you can always find support for it.

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