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Joomla is a web-based content management system (CMS). Designed from the ground up to be intuitive and easy to use,
Joomla requires almost no technical knowledge to implement. It’s designed for end-users who don’t necessarily have
HTML or programming expertise, but still want a powerful, customizable website.
A free and open-source platform, Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems available today, with
a very large user base and a team of dedicated programmers and designers constantly working to improve and extend
its functionality in every conceivable way.
A Joomla template is, quite simply, a set of files that determine the look and feel of your Joomla-powered website. Templates generally
include information about the general layout of the site and other content like graphics, headers, logos and footers.
Template does not include Joomla demo content and articles.
Simply put, a Joomla module is a block of code that pulls information from your website’s database or from Joomla components.
Modules can be placed in any predefined module position included with a Joomla template.
A Joomla component is a core element of Joomla. Components are displayed in a Joomla-powered website’s main body position
as defined by the template’s developer. Joomla is preloaded with a few core components (banners, contacts, news feeds, etc.)
but 3rd party Joomla components are widely developed and implemented by Joomla community members.
A Joomla plugin is a small, but important block of code that manipulates a default Joomla function before it’s displayed. Joomla plugins
are generally created by 3rd party developers like YouJoomla.com, and are widely used to extend and customize the end-user experience.
Like the name implies, a Joomla extension extends the functionality of your Joomla-powered website. Extensions can include
templates, modules, components or plugins. Some extensions are included in the basic Joomla installation, while others are
provided by 3rd party developers like YouJoomla.com.
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