What is Joomla?

What is Joomla? This is the question many people ask themselves who want to create a website. Joomla is a very popular solution that offers you many possibilities.

It is a so called Content Management System, with which you can create a professional website even as a beginner without any previous knowledge. Joomla is available completely in German and you can use the software for free.

Joomla: explanation and definition

Simply put, Joomla is software that allows you to create a website. Unlike in the past, it has become very easy to create your own website due to the technical development.

In the past you had to be able to program accordingly, that was an absolute requirement. But with Joomla you have a great interface at your disposal. By the way, all programming work is done completely automatically in the background. You don’t even notice anything of that.

What is Joomla? Explanation, tips & tricks

For this you can use Joomla

Joomla can be used by just about anyone, since you don’t need any previous knowledge. So it doesn’t matter if you are an absolute beginner or if you have already created a website with another program.

Joomla! is easy to use. You only need a hosting package and a domain. The operation is done via the browser. Thanks to templates (designs) you can design your website individually according to your needs. With the help of extensions you can integrate additional functions on your website. The program is constantly updated and developed further. The CMS is Open Source. This means that you can use it absolutely free of charge.

Could I answer your question “What is Joomla”?

Now I would like to explain briefly how you can create a website with Joomla. The only requirement is a hosting package and a domain. The hosting package is the place where all data is stored. This must be online, so that everyone can access it. You certainly do not want to create the website for yourself.

The domain is the internet address where your website will be accessible after it is published. Personally, I have had very good experiences with this. Next you can install Joomla. This is the only slightly more complicated step. Immediately after the installation you can log in with your access data in the Admin Login.This is your administrator center. From there you can create your website, upload content, customize the design and much more.

Possibilities & Functions

I think you can roughly imagine what is behind this gigantic program. With this I close the question – What is Joomla? – and I would like to show you some additional features that you can easily use:

You can include a search function. You can integrate a contact form. You can easily integrate a picture gallery. You can use your own template (design). You can optimize Joomla for Google.

These were only a few functions, but the possibilities are almost unlimited.

The perfect approach

Maybe you are now asking yourself how to start creating your website? I recommend the following procedure:

Installation Set all Joomla settings Creation of imprint and privacy policy Creation of the contents Create menus and menu items Select and install template (design) Optimize website for Google


There are hundreds, probably even thousands of design templates available to you. These are called Joomla Templates. On the Internet you can find many free and some paid templates. Paid designs usually have much more functions and individualization options.

Once you have decided on a template, you can download it, install it and activate it immediately. After activation you can customize the new design to your wishes and needs.

Advantages of Joomla

Maybe you have already asked yourself what the big advantages of Joomla are. The software is one of the most popular content management systems and is used worldwide. A big advantage for you is that it is completely translated into German. So you can use Joomla completely in German and have no language barriers.

Furthermore Joomla is absolutely future-proof. The software is continuously being developed. Thanks to new features and possibilities you have a great solution for the future. The software Joomla offers many possibilities. The system is created for users and easy to learn for beginners. For more than 10 years I have been helping people with my instructions to do just that. So I know what I am talking about!

My most popular tutorial is this Joomla E-Book. It shows you step by step how to create a website with Joomla. This e-book is constantly updated. As a special service, my customers get FREE updates for this e-book for life.

Joomla or WordPress

Very often I am asked which of these two solutions is the better one. Of course this depends on your requirements and in the end it is also a question of taste. Since 10 years I have been creating manuals for Joomla and WordPress. Both are in my opinion the best solutions, which have been absolutely established in the last 10 – 15 years. Whichever of these two programs you choose, it will be the right decision!

FAQ – questions & answers

What is Joomla?

Joomla is a content management system with which you can create a website. The software exists since 2005 and it is the successor of the project Mambo. You do not need any programming skills. It is easy to use and creating content works similar to a word processor.

Is Joomla free?

Joomla is free of charge. It is an open source project and you can download and use the software for free. There is also a version that is completely translated into German. Immediately after installation you can start creating your website.

Why should I use Joomla!

Joomla! is the most popular solution for creating websites next to WordPress. Joomla! is ideal for classic websites, easy to use and maintain. You can use it even as an absolute beginner to create a website. It is constantly being developed and on the Internet you will find many design templates that you can adapt to your needs.

For which websites is Joomla suitable?

You can use Joomla for small but also for medium and large website projects. It is suitable for business websites as well as for websites for associations, clubs, schools, private websites and also online stores.