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Harvard university uses Joomla to build their own website. Linux uses Joomla to build their own website. Not just this, 2.8% of 1,000,000 largest websites in the world use Joomla in a variety of fields. (Source: Joomla.org)

Joomla is an open source extensible content management system that works as a major tool available to web developers. Joomla is written in PHP, uses OOP (object-oriented programming) techniques and software design patterns, and stores data in MySQL. In this blog post let’s discuss web content management using Joomla and the job opportunities in Joomla.

Why Web Content Management Using Joomla?

Joomla was first released on August 17, 2005 and till now:

  1. Around over 80 million copies of the Joomla software have been downloaded from Joomla.org
  2. Joomla.org receives more than 2 TB of traffic per month.
  3. There are more than 210,000 active registered users on the official Joomla community forum and more on the many international Joomla community sites.
  4. Joomla has been translated into 64 languages with 277 registered local Joomla user groups.

Key features of Joomla

  1. Plugins: The script has several thousands of free plugins available at the homepage. WordPress may have even more, but to make it as functional as Joomla, you have to install a dozen or so plugins initially.
  2. Support: There are a variety of programming tools and tutorials available for users. There’s also an extensive and active discussion board.
  3. Built-in caching: Joomla’s cache is one of the most important features of Joomla. It makes any Joomla website much faster and it avoids overloading the server that is hosting the Joomla website.
  4. Built-in basic SEO functionality: SEF (Search Engine Friendly) URLs are pre-installed in Joomla. All you need to do is to enable them for them to work on your Joomla website. It is a known fact that SEF links bring huge benefits to your SEO rankings. Additionally, Joomla allows you to explicitly set the meta description and the meta keywords of any page which also props up your SEO standings

Career progression with Joomla

Many leading companies use Joomla to manage content on their websites. Some of these include MTV Networks, Quizilla, IHOP, Harvard University, Citibank, The Green Maven, and Senso Interiors. These are all well-managed popular websites.

Getting your certificate as a Joomla expert can dramatically impact your career opportunities. Here are some jobs profiles suitable for Joomla certification holders:

  • Website Developer
  • PHP/Joomla Architect
  • Joomla Developer
  • Joomla and Magento Coder
  • Joomla Programmer
  • Database Designer for Joomla

To qualify for the role of a Joomla developer, the minimum qualification is a bachelor’s degree in computer applications or a similar subject. Besides, those who hail from engineering too are found apt for this job. Knowledge of PHP is definitely an add-on.

The Joomla development training at Edureka is specially curated to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to become a successful web content developer, web publisher or a web template designer, using the fundamental concepts of HTML, CSS and jQuery in addition to advanced topics around module development, component development and plugin development. New batches are starting soon so enroll now. Learn more about the course here.

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