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The definition of a CMS is an application (web-based), that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage (all or a section of) content, data or information of a website project, or intranet application.
Managing content refers to creating, editing, archiving, publishing, collaborating on, reporting, distributing website content, data and information.

Joomla! is used all over the world to power millions of websites of all shapes and sizes.
Discover examples of companies using Joomla! in the official Joomla! Showcase Directory.

Joomla! can be used for:

  • Corporate websites or portals, intranets and extranets
  • Small business websites
  • Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
  • E-commerce and online reservations
  • Government, non-profit and organisational websites
  • Community-based, school and church websites or portals
  • Personal or family homepages ...

If you’re an agency who develops websites for your customers, Joomla! is the perfect tool for you (have a look at our benefits and features). Designed to be easy to install and set up, even if you're not an advanced user. With a short learning curve (we provide free video training as well) you’ll be able to quickly build sites for your clients. Then, with a minimal amount of instruction, you can empower your clients to easily manage their own sites themselves.
If your clients need specialised functionality, Joomla! is highly extensible and thousands of extensions (most for free under the GPL license) are available in the Joomla! Extensions Directory.

Some companies and organisations have requirements that go beyond what is available in the Joomla! Core package. In those cases, Joomla's powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions.

The core Joomla! Framework enables developers to quickly and easily build:

  • Inventory control systems
  • Data reporting tools
  • Application bridges
  • Custom product catalogs
  • Integrated e-commerce systems
  • Complex business directories
  • Reservation systems
  • Communication tools

Since Joomla! is based on PHP and MySQL, you're building powerful applications on an open platform anyone can use, share, and support.
To find out more information on leveraging the Joomla! Framework, visit the Joomla! Framework site.

Joomla! is free, open, and available to anyone under the GPL license. Read Getting Started with Joomla! to find out the basics.

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		* @package     Joomla.Site
		* @subpackage  mod_articles_latest
		* @Author
		* @copyright   Copyright (C) 2005 - 2018 Open Source Matters, Inc. All rights reserved.
		* @license     GNU General Public License version 2 or later; see LICENSE.txt
	defined('_JEXEC') or die;
<div class="container">		
	<div class="row">				
		<?php foreach ($list as $item) : ?>		
		<details role="group">									
			<summary role="button" aria-expanded="false"><strong>								
				<?php echo $item->title; ?>
			<p class="text-left"><?php echo $item->introtext; ?></p>
		<?php endforeach; ?>


details {
	margin: 1rem auto;
	width: 75%;
details p {
	line-height: 2;
	text-align: left;
summary {
	display: block;
  	text-align: center;
summary::-webkit-details-marker {
	display: none;
summary:before {
	display: inline-block;
	content: '\203A';
	margin-right: .5rem;
	font-weight: bold;
	font-size: 1rem;
	transition: all 300ms ease;
summary:hover {
	cursor: pointer;
details[open] summary {
	color: red;
	transition: all 300ms ease;
details[open] p {
	animation: openDetail 400ms ease;
details[open] summary::before {
	transform: rotate(90deg);
@keyframes openDetail {
	0% {
		opacity: 0;
		background: white;
		transform: translateY(0%);
	50% {
		transform: translateY(3%);
	100% {
		opacity: 1;
		background: #f9f9f9;
		transform: translateY(0%);
Daniel Dubois

Daniel Dubois

Passionné par le Web depuis 2007, Daniel défend la veuve et l'orphelin du web en créant des sites respectueux du W3C. Fort d'une expérience de plusieurs années, il partage ses connaissances dans un état d'esprit open source.
Très impliqué dans la communauté Joomla depuis 2014, il est actif au sein de plusieurs projets, conférencier et fondateur du JUG Breizh.