Joomla has changed a lot in the last few years, and in order to get your website up and running, you’ll want to use the latest version of Joomla. Joomla 3.5 was released just last year, and it’s a big upgrade from Joomla’s previous versions. Today, I’m going to go over some of the top features that are available in Joomla 4.0.
Let’s face it – some websites are not designed to look “professional.” They’re amateurish, and the only way to really change this is to spend lots of money on professional design. But this can come at a price – “professional” web designers can cost a lot of money. Luckily, Joomla has made the “joomsite builder” available for free.
This is a great way to build a beautiful site without spending a lot of money. It’s actually even easier than using an “ordinary” template. Instead of having to sort through all the HTML code, all you have to do is install the template (it’s called the “SEO Templates”Sitebuilder templates”), then drag and drop to place your content and graphics wherever you like. That makes it very easy to get a professional look.
Personalization is very important. By creating a custom URL for each page, you can actually keep track of everything in one place. You can then sort out the different sections for SEO purposes, saving time and bandwidth.
Since so many pages contain long form content, such as forms and checkout pages, most people are also typing on their keyboard. With the “Charm” extension, you can now customize the font colors, outlines, and even type of lettering. All of this gives you a professional look, and many are even able to customize the colors too.
The “README” page is not a very simple site; you need to be able to use a basic text editor to get your content up and running. Fortunately, with Joomla, you have the ability to use the “Readme Builder” to create an entire website within minutes. This can save you lots of time and make your life much easier.
This is a standard extension, which means it will handle all the basic tasks, but it also provides a very easy to use layout for those who don’t have a lot of experience working with a general purpose web editor. However, if you don’t want to design a layout, then there are “File Editor” extensions as well. They allow you to use a basic text editor to make changes.
Many sites require a lot of product information. If your site includes such information, then you can use the “Product Builder” extension to do a full product “dispensing” system. This will allow you to get a list of products, choose which ones you want to sell, and the product type.
When creating an online store, if you want to provide your customers with a personalized shopping experience, then you’ll want to know how to use the “storebuilder” extension. This is what Joomla uses to allow you to add your own custom titles, prices, etc. to your shopping cart forms.
This is a pretty basic extension, but it can do everything you need it to. To start with, it gives you the ability to create a Joomla homepage and all of its pages. From there, you can easily set up a shopping cart with the “cartbuilder” extension.
This isn’t really a feature, but it does save you a lot of time by automatically building a shopping cart from a template. It also gives you the ability to add a special “note to self” option so that when someone visits your site, they can add a comment to their home page to remember your site for them.
So there you have it, some of the best features available in Joomla 4. All of these new additions come at a very affordable price, so you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank to get your website up and running.