Since 2005, Joomla has been on the top list of the best Content Management System that is related to creating websites. According to Websitesetup.org, Joomla is the second most popular content managment system after WordPress, with a 6.7% market share. Too many people like to make their website using J
It’s also trusted by big companies like eBay! Back in October 2010, eBay chose Joomla for one of their internal projects. You can read more about it here.
San Jose, Calif. – Oct. 1, 2010 – eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY), the world’s largest online marketplace, today announced an agreement to use Joomla, the most popular open source content management system (CMS), to launch a community portal as part of eBay’s internal analytics platform. eBay is leveraging open source for employees and supports an ongoing commitment to driving innovation across the business.
It offers too many features & it can also be used to make different kinds of websites including small businesses, e-commerce, NGO’s, personal websites & more.
In this article, we will show you how to make your own website using Joomla!
First of all, you need a hosting & a domain name.
What is a Domain Name?
The domain name is the ID of your website. From the domain name, people will be able to remember & access your website where ever they are. It usually looks like this “yourwebsitename.domain”. The domain can be a “.com”, “.org” and more. However, “.com” is the most popular top-level domain on the internet.
What is a Web Hosting Service?
You can check our article about Hosting a website using Bluehost.
I – Setting up your Joomla Website.
After installing your Joomla website on the host, it may (in some cases) look at first like this:
If you want to access the control panel, go to “Login Form” & enter the username & password you used while one-click
And then you will get your admin login page. You can also access it easily by adding “/administrator” to your website URL (example.com/administrator).
After logging in, you will get this page which is Joomla’s control panel.
Now let’s begin the real work.
1 – General Configuration.
Go to “System > Global Configurations” and start adjusting settings depending on your need. Be sure to check the settings on the left too.
2 – Adding a Template.
The template is the theme of your website. To install a template, you need to head over to “Extensions > Install Extensions” on the left of the control panel page.
After that, select from where you want to add the template. Furthermore, you can find free Joomla templates on different Joomla template websites.
After adding it, go to “Extentions > Template > Style” and activate it from there.
3 – Setting Up Menu’s
You can set-up your Joomla website menu’s from Menus.
4 – Adding Content
The important steps are completed, now it’s time to add some content to your Joomla website!
If you are looking to tweak more things on your website, we will be soon adding more Joomla tutorials. Moreover, you can look up the internet for more Joomla tutorials. Thanks for reading!