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Welcome to How to CMS Joomla! a platform that teaches how to use the leading open source Content Management System. Joomla! is a well-tested, extensible and effective tool supported by a very active and friendly community of developers and users.

In short, Joomla! is composed of a Framework and extensions. There are several types of extensions, each capable of performing specific tasks. Some extensions are developed as part of the Joomla! project and come with your installation. If you want to add features to your site, you can install more extensions.

You can compare this to a computer operating system, like Microsoft Windows or Linux. You don’t directly use the operating system (Joomla!); you use applications (extensions) to carry out tasks. Some applications (extensions) are immediately available on your system, but can install and remove additional applications (extensions) at any time.

Although you could spend a lifetime learning Joomla!, if you master the basics you will be able to make a very attractive and useful basic website in very little time and with no special technical skills.

Do you want to get started with Joomla!, but you have no idea where to begin? If so, you have come to the right place. How to CMS Joomla is a tutorial website with hands-on instructions to introduce Joomla! to people who have not previously used it. It explains techniques step by step using screenshots if the need arises.