What is Joomla!™ CMS

Joomla! CMS is a multi functional Open Source application for creating websites. It is free to use and has a great community support.

This Joomla tutorial is dedicated to showing you the basics of Joomla. After reading it, you will be able to create a fully-functional website with Joomla in just a few minutes. If you don’t have a Joomla website yet, you can sign up here for a Joomla hosting account and get a free Joomla installation. If you need to change your hosting provider, we offer free website files and database transfer.


Joomla! main benefits:

  • Multiuser and Multilevel environment – many users can interact and contribute to the development of a Joomla-based site. Users can be assigned to different groups with different privileges;
  • WYSIWYG editor – the intuitive What You See Is What You Get editor allows for easy editing of the content online;
  • Additional components / modules – the Joomla system can be easily enhanced with additional functionality from integrating a forum to installing an E-commerce solution;
  • Templates – there are numerous free designs including Joomla 2.5 templates on the net and SiteGround is proud to offer some of the best ones!

Joomla 2.5 Tutorial (valid for Joomla 1.7 too)

This Joomla!™ tutorial is divided into several parts and we recommend you following it in the order below:

Joomla 1.5 Tutorial

This Joomla 1.5 tutorial covers the following topics:

How do I start?

To start a Joomla website, you will need to open a hosting account first and have Joomla installed there. SiteGround has been supporting and hosting Joomla sites from the very beginning of Joomla! back in 2005. Through the years we have proven to be the best Joomla host, providing services such as free Joomla installation, Joomla-optimized servers, hundreds of free templates, fast and efficient support. For users, who need to change their Joomla host, we offer free website files and database transfer.


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