Digital Toolbox

Joomla

Project URL

http://www.joomla.org/

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Cost and Development Philosophy

Free, open source.

Local Installation or Hosted Solution

Local

Description

“Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available.” (source)

Use on SpokenWeb Project

We plan to use Joomla in the next phase on the SpokenWeb project as one of several CMS’ that we will run in parallel in order to determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of each as a spoken word and poetry platform.

Evaluation

So far, we have not used Joomla on the SpokenWeb project. For a good comparison of WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, see:

 

Open source wars: WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla

Jul 25 by JD Rucker

http://www.techi.com/2011/07/open-source-wars-wordpress-vs-drupal-vs-joomla/

Projects

Alda Merini

http://www.aldamerini.it/

A basic site of Italian Poet Alda Merini, which features simple features such as embedded audio and video.

Future Directions

Joomla has a solid user base of over 200,000 community users and contributors (source). Joomla 3.0 is scheduled for release in September 2012 (source).

References

http://www.joomla.org/


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