Why should anyone use a content management system like Joomla? That is a question I encounter in the course of the web development courses I teach. And it is an easy question to answer — because the benefits of using content management systems are pretty much obvious.
For one, a content management system such as Joomla makes web development work easier. With a good content management system, a task that would have caused you a headache is accomplished easily. Here, we have to keep it in mind that a good content management system converts web development, from being a coding task, to being a ‘drag and drop’ affair.
Secondly, a content management system such as Joomla saves you time, when creating websites. A task that would have taken a couple of hours is completed within five minutes, thanks to the power of a good content management system.
Thirdly, a content management system has potential to save you money, when creating a website. With good common sense, it becomes possible for someone who doesn’t know how to code to create a website. Armed with a content management system, you find that you may not have to pay a web developer to create a website for you (as you can do it by yourself). Or even if you have to pay a web developer to create the basic website, you can subsequently be able to update it by yourself, at no cost, through the content management system.
Fourthly, a content management system such as Joomla can help you come up with higher quality websites. That is, higher quality websites than what you’d get if you were doing the coding manually. You realize that some of the things you are able to do with help from a good content management system are things that you wouldn’t be able to do through manual coding. There are tasks you’d have shirked (on account of their complexity) if you were doing the coding manually. But with a content management system, such tasks look manageable, and you are able to perform them, leading to better quality output.