Joomla is a free, open-source, and PHP-based Content Management System. Previously, it was a fork of Mambo project but it acquired the official name Joomla on September 1, 2005. Joomla word is Anglicization of the Swahili word ‘jumla’ which means ‘all together’. Web masters’ attention towards Joomla turned down with the evolution of WordPress and Drupal. However, it always got success to maintain its credibility as Joomla powers 2.7% of the entire World Wide Web. In this write up, we will make a try to highlight the versatile usage of Joomla in different types of Websites.
BlogJoomla is a multilingual CMS and allows you to setup a Website in your own language. In addition, you can modify the default architecture of Joomla to run your blog on it.
A Turkish Blog powered with Joomla
An Italian Web Developer & Designer Blog
News PortalJoomla is mostly used for Blog, News, and Magazine when the Website has to be localized. Once setup it’s a breeze to handle the Joomla to run online newspaper. Let us have a look on the local online newspapers running on it.
An Italian Newspaper, Verbania, running on Joomla
Online MagazinesMost of the Magazines have the similar architecture like an online News portal, but they have more features and large articles as compared to small news posts. It means Magazines needs more control of editors. Joomla gives the Webmasters/Editors full control on other users to review and edit others’ content.
Time & Leisure, an Online Lifestyle Magazine, powered with Joomla
Art BlogsArtists are more curious about their Websites as compared to other professionals. They just need a portal at which their Website can illustrate their imaginations. Joomla is considered as the first choice for the artists.
Samson Artists Website, an attractive art blog, on Joomla
Photo GalleryEach Photo Gallery has a unique niche and needs a CMS, which can maintain their pictures without harming their quality. These galleries also focus on security. Why not to use Joomla for a photo gallery? Have a look on following examples.
A nicely designed Photo Gallery on Joomla
Movies & TVJoomla has the capability to handle the multimedia features and media files in an interactive way. Following are two famous Movie-based Websites created on Joomla.
MTrailer Website is proudly powered with Joomla
MusicJoomla is also a good choice for a music-hosting Website. Let us have a look on famous examples.
Julienne Taylor’s Website is powered with Joomla
Business SitesA business Websites continuously expands its database and features from time to time. Only a flexible CMS like Joomla can satisfy the need of Business Websites.
Hughes Capital Management on Joomla
Employment PortalsThe designing and development of Online Employment Portals are considered quite difficult. They not only need a secure CMS but their administrator also need better control on other users & guests. Joomla is also being used to create some advanced and feature-rich Employment Portals. Have a look below.
BuzzHouseKeeping, an UK Employment Portal, on Joomla
Placement Experts Inc. Website on Joomla
Government WebsitesGovernment Websites need advanced protection, fine-tuned management, and good features. Their CMS choices often include Joomla and then they look just beautiful.
Orange County Comptroller Website is on Joomla.
City of Boulder Website is also running on Joomla.
Sports WebsitesSports Websites are a mixture of image gallery, TV, news, and blog Websites. It means their selected CMS should be strong enough to handle versatile content, multiple HTTP requests, and scripting. That’s why such Websites consider Joomla.
Star Events, a Sports Website, is powered with Joomla
TereSport Hungarian Sports Website
Corporate WebsitesIf Joomla can be adopted to create about types of Websites, then why not corporate world thinks about it? Yes, they think and used Joomla to run their magnificent Websites.
Epson has also employed Joomla for its Website
When one has to integrate the image galleries or animation then their first choice becomes Joomla. Following is one good example of the same:
Porsche Brazil Website on Joomla
EcommerceEven though Joomla does not include shopping cart by default yet it supports open-source and paid shopping carts. Following ecommerce Websites are running on Joomla.
A professional Joomla Extension & Services Provider, iJoomla, runs its Website on Joomla
Rocket Themes, a major theme provider, has its online store on Joomla
A Nicaragua–based Car Rental Company has its site on Joomla
Developer’s NetworkThe open-source nature of Joomla allows unlimited customization, that’s why Joomla is choice of developers as well.
A nicely designed, Nook Developers Network Website