Looking for an easy to use CMS? Want to dish out endless amounts of mini-sites or sale pages?
Then harness the power of the popular Joomla CMS, similar coding to popular Mambo this CMS is one of my favorite in terms of functionality, power, and ease of use. Of course the large number of extensions available makes Joomla one of the best CMS available, and its 100% free.
At first glance the administrator's panel looks confusing especially to the un-experienced, but soon you will be amazed how well the layout and options work. One of the downsides is the amount of cleaning up the original settings need, for example if you published your first page, you will notice a huge amount of icons, similar to a blog which will need to be removed depending on your website.
You would also need to change the SEO setting for Joomla, for instance the displaying search engine friendly URL'S and humanly readable links. With the right extensions you can avoid most of these tasks, similar to WordPress the community and developers are constantly providing new and improved extensions, and Joomla has frequent updates regarding security and functionality.
If you would like to know how to do any task you can always refer to the original documentation at: (docs.joomla.org)
The default structure (Section> Categories> Articles) makes it very easy to organize your pages or articles. Now going back to the subject of using Joomla to create sales pages also known as sales letters; it is possible and very easily done, considering you have a clean one column template with no addition modules, sidebars or menus.
How do I use Joomla to look a clean "sales letter website"?
By posting an article and simply setting the option to display it as the home page, this will display only that one article in the format you write it, with a clean template like I mentioned above your website would look like a pure HTML sales letter or mini-site. If your template has the option of displaying or hiding modules, hiding them would simply mean disable the module position.