Every business needs a website. It does not matter whether it is a small company, medium sized or large; having a site on the web allows you to advertise to an unlimited amount of customers all across the globe, if you want.
Creating a website can be difficult and time consuming. It can also become very expensive if you hire the work done for you. Well, actually you can create a website for your business usually totally free software, and that is Joomla.
This software is an open source content management system and it is actually the most popular content management system available on the market today. It is completely free for you to download. An open source software means that anyone who can understand and write in the code that this program uses, can develop an extension to the core Joomla components and they will work with the initial Joomla software.
Because of it being open source, many designers have taken advantage of the ability to write extensions of the software and there are literally thousands of extensions that are available that will help you to extend the basic capabilities that this software has to offer. So, now you can build your own business website by using Joomla.
I would first recommend doing a little research to learn about some of the language associated with this software, if you do not already know it; however, if you are completely new to all of this, learning the glossary from this software will definitely help you to understand the terminology, therefore allowing you to become more capable in your efforts of building your own business website.
Of course, the first thing you will need to do is to download your free Joomla software. At the present time there are two different versions available. They are: version 1.0 and 1.5. It's your decision on which one to use but the version 1.5 is the newest version; therefore, designers are now creating more extensions to this version than that of the old. The older version will eventually become obsolete proving that its life cycle will be less than that of version 1.5. So, if it was me, I would go with the softwares 1.5 version. You will be able to use this version longer and will not have to worry about upgrading every single aspect of your webpage for a while.
There are step-by-step guides available across the internet that will teach you how to use the Joomla software to your advantage and to your desire. Once you have downloaded the software, you may want to access a guide, so that you will learn how to navigate around the software program and learn the options that it gives you. You can learn how to install new templates, components and modules. Once you have learned all of this, you will be well on your way to building your own Joomla business website.
If building your own site yourself does not appeal to you then you can hire someone to do it for you and request that they build the site in Joomla so that you can easily access and update the site yourself and eventually you will become a pro at it!