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Joomla is an open source CMS platform without requiring any licenses to be taken. It is versatile, flexible, powerful, secure and suitable for all types of websites. Written in PHP language it offers some excellent features that are making it a preferred CMS for websites. It was first released in 2005 and the latest version Joomla 3.6 in July 2016. It is now updated to Joomla 3.6.2 that is fixing all the bugs that are experienced in the previous versions.

Joomla offers over 6000 extensions, modules like RSS feeds, polls etc.  and plugins that give a big boost to the functionalities of a website making it more user friendly for visitors to post comments and other content. It is customizable allowing the developers to modify and create their own plugins in case they do not find any suitable plugins for their website. It is an ideal e-commerce friendly CMS allowing many features including payment gateways making it more convenient for online transactions.

Joomla is not all that complicated to use and has a very active community of developers across the globe willing to guide and assist the users. It offers support in the form of FAQs, tutorials, forums, and videos. Joomla is available in more than 64 languages making the websites easily available to a wider base of audience. Visitors to a Joomla website can access through the Syndication and Newsfeed management features. It allows easy navigational tools like rollovers, fly outs and dropdown buttons.

Joomla gets its name from a Swahili word that means "all together" or "as a whole". Swahili is a Bantu tribe in East Africa.  The original version went on till 2009 and was developed to be a part of the Mambo CMS and due to some controversies the developers left the Mambo foundation and went on to release the Mambo version as the Joomla 1.0 version in 2005. 

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