Joomla 1.7, 1.8 or 2.5?

Joomla 1.7, 1.8 or 2.5?

Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems in the world. This is the choice of individuals, small businesses and large companies worldwide. Joomla powers over 25 million websites worldwide and 2850 government websites have been built with Joomla too!
Originally, it was meant to be a classic CMS, but today you can either blog or launch an e-commerce website with Joomla!

What’s the secret of its success?

Joomla is in constant development. Every 6 months this CMS has releases in series and cycles. The first two releases (Joomla 1.6 and 1.7) are short-term releases. Joomla 1.6 was launched in January 2011, and Joomla 1.7 was released in July 2011. The next release – Joomla 1.8 – will be released sometime in January 2012 and will be viable for at least 15 months.

It should be said that there was confusion concerning the Joomla series. The thing is that Joomla 1.8 turned out to be Joomla 2.5! The latter is the second in the series of Long Term Support release, hence the name.

What kinds of sites can you build with Joomla?

Joomla is standing between Drupal and WordPress. Due to Joomla’s simple, user-friendly interface, it is widely used by former WordPress developers who need a bit more power to build a website. At the same time, an experienced web development company can build a powerful e-commerce website with thousands of pages, shopping carts, social communities, etc. using Joomla.

The strengths of Joomla are as follows:

  • It’s Open Source
  • Powerful Core Features (Recently added in the current version 1.7) are the ability to perform one-click updates and multilanguage improvements.
  • More Than 8,000 Extensions. Free Joomla templates is salvation for beginners• Frequent Updates, Long-Term Support
  • It’s Free and Easy to Use.

Go ahead, take a closer look at Joomla!