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As someone who has not used Joomla! before, you need to know how to get started. Maybe you have a friend or a neighbour who uses Joomla! and you want a Joomla! web site of your very own. Maybe you have a small business or a club or a community that needs a web presence, and you want to use Joomla! for that purpose. Maybe you are a seasoned Information Technology professional, but you have never used Joomla! before. If so, you are just starting a very enjoyable journey and we warmly welcome you to Joomla!
What is Joomla?
Joomla! is a CMS(Content Management System) that lets you...
- ...make and update web pages easily.
A simplified explanation, think of a Joomla! website as dynamically bringing together three elements.
- Your content, which is stored in a database and called articles.
- Your template, which controls the design and presentation of your content (such as fonts, colors and layout).
- Joomla! is the software that bring the content and the template together to produce webpages.
No more HTML pages to store, update, link together and then upload to your server.