Case study Joomla

Creating a standard website with Joomla.

In 2007 CIDT was granted funds to create a website to integrate the data of 10 partnering organizations around the Mediterranean.

The project was named Electronic Network for Arab Western Understanding

Requirements for the website were:

In the basic configuration Joomla supplied only the basic necessities like managing users and groups, editing articles etc.

All other requirements had to be fulfilled by 3rd-party software (modules)

We decided on the following:

This shows, that by using a minimum of external components, Joomla could be tailored to fit the desired concept with little cost.

Of course some testing was needed because in most cases there was more than one solution for the requirement, but by reading the users comments one had always a rough guess wether this component was suitable or not.

All these Joomla components use the well-developed Joomla API and there was only trouble once when an external component called Jomlapetition crashed our server.

Aside from the above mentioned additional components we used:

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To sum it up: I would recommend Joomla as the standard solution for the standard website which doesn't have very sophisticated requirements.