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A content management system helping both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites and applications
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What is Joomla!?

Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
Joomla! is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Joomla! is an open source tool with 4.7K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Joomla!'s open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Joomla!?

1184 companies reportedly use Joomla! in their tech stacks, including Accenture,, and NetApp.

324 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Joomla!.

Joomla! Integrations

Plesk,, LiveChat, Vultr, and KeyCDN are some of the popular tools that integrate with Joomla!. Here's a list of all 41 tools that integrate with Joomla!.
Pros of Joomla!
Powerful extension architecture
Powerfull CMS
Mid-Hight End level CMS
Highly customizable
Vast repository of free and paid extensions
Extensions & Templates
Multilingual in the core
Decisions about Joomla!

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Joomla! in their tech stack.

Helfried Plenk
Senior Partner at IBS IT-DL GmbH · | 1 upvote · 673.6K views
Needs advice

installing a local Joomla! 3.9 website for testing - I already downloaded an installed XAMPP - when now reading some other docs I found mentioned MAMP ... have I to change?

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Joomla!'s Features

  • User Management
  • Media Manager
  • Language Manager
  • Banner Management
  • Contact Management
  • Polls
  • Search
  • Web Link Management
  • Content Management
  • Syndication and Newsfeed Management
  • Menu Manager
  • Template Management
  • Integrated Help System
  • System Features
  • Web Services
  • Powerful Extensibility

Joomla! Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Joomla!?
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Django CMS
It is user friendly and has a very intuitive drag and drop interface. It's built around the needs of multi-lingual publishing by default. Its lightweight core makes it easy to integrate with other software and put to use immediately, while its ease of use makes it the go-to choice for content managers, content editors and website admins.
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
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Joomla!'s Followers
335 developers follow Joomla! to keep up with related blogs and decisions.