Here at The Design Pixel we’ve always been a bit biased towards giving you WordPress resources and templates, since it is easily the most used CMS in the world. Of course, WordPress might not satisfy many web developers, or maybe it just doesn’t meet the needs of the site they are trying to build. That’s when the many valid alternatives to WordPress come into play, and in this post we wanted to focus on Joomla, which is probably the second most popular CMS.
Just like WordPress, Joomla is written in PHP and supports MySQL databases, which allows for easy migration of content between these two platforms. It also features a highly extensible structure, which allows you to customize your installation to suit your needs. While not as intuitive as WordPress, Joomla is still easy to use and allows for more flexibility. This makes it ideal if you want to design a somewhat more complex site and you can invest some time into learning Joomla’s terminology and structure. In any case, most hosting companies offer single-click installations of Joomla, which helps a lot when starting out with this platform.
Thanks to Joomla’s flexibility, it’s the ideal CMS if you are planning sites that require a certain level of customization, such as e-commerce or social networking sites, while still being a great option for simpler sites like blogs or static company landing pages.
In this post, we have selected 30 Joomla templates that can serve as inspiration to help you set the look and feel of your new or existing Joomla site. Don’t forget to tell us your thoughts in the comments section!