Over the years since the project started in 2005, there has been tremendous growth both with the code base and with the community that supports, works with, and contributes to the code. As with a number of open source projects, Joomla! is more than just about code; it is about the people and culture that surrounds it.
Joomla! is used by people all over the world to create millions of Web sites. It powers sites ranging from personal blogs to large corporate infrastructures and Web brands. It is easy to use and administer for novice Webmasters and flexible enough to be used for complex Web solutions.
Joomla! the Content Management System
A content management system is software that allows you to create and manage Web pages easily by separating the creation of your content from the mechanics required to present it on the Web. In a site, the content is stored in a database. The look and feel are created by a template.
The Joomla! software brings together the template and the content to create Web pages. To expand on that specifically in relationship to Joomla!, it is a content management system that is Web-based and that allows content and data to be collaboratively shared and created. Joomla! allows people with or without technical knowledge of coding to be able to have dynamic Web sites that they can easily manage.
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