Cotswold Websites and You
Cotswold Websites will help you produce the image that you want to the world. We encourage you to show us examples of how you would ideally like your site to look. In most cases the look and feel will be achievable!
Why WordPress and Joomla!?
Both WordPress and Joomla! are open-source Content Management Systems (CMS), built around PHP coding and a MySQL database. Being open-source means that the core of each CMS is continuously being developed and improved upon by a community of software developers.
On top of the core of the CMS are themes. Themes are in effect what the end user sees – the layout and colour schemes of the website. A vast number of themes, both free and paid-for, are available. It is these themes, together with plugins, which provide extra functionality to the website, that are customised by the web designer to give the customer the final look and feel they are looking for.
Both WordPress and Joomla! will meet most customers’ requirements, but are slightly different in their operation.
Joomla! is probably the second most popular CMS out there. Unlike WordPress, it was designed as a CMS, not a blogging platform, from the start.
Joomla! has been particularly adopted by small and medium-sized businesses to manage their websites, where the ease of management of the content is important.
Like WordPress, Joomla! uses templates (themes) to customise the look and feel of the website and extensions (plugins, modules, components) to add functionality.