Want to know the types of websites you can create with Joomla?
With the combination of the right template and extension, Joomla can be used to create almost any type of website you’d want!
Joomla, being used to create different types of websites, vividly shows that it is very powerful.
In this JovialGuide, we’ll show you 25 types of websites you can create with Joomla.
What Do You Need to Build a Joomla Website?
To build a Joomla website, you need an SSL certificate (HTTPS), domain name and a Joomla hosting account.
SSL certificate uses HTTPS for a secure connection. It basically lets you transfer data over a secure connection.
Domain name is the unique name your website users will use in finding your Joomla website. For example; jovialguide.com is the unique name of this website!
To learn more, you may want to see our detailed JovialGuide on:
- how much does a Joomla website cost?
- how to install Joomla
- how to secure your Joomla website
- how to make money with Joomla
25 Types of Websites You can Create with Joomla
1. Blog/Personal Websites
If all you want to do is blogging, then Joomla is a great choice for you when it comes to blogging!
Joomla can be used to create a blog or personal website, where you can write stories, about yourself, hobbies, voice out your opinions, etc. Above all, you can extend your blog or personal website by using the Joomla blogging extension that comes with the functionalities you need.
You would want to see the best Joomla blog extensions to create a blog.
To get started, see how to create a blog in Joomla.
2. Business Websites
One of the popular use of Joomla is for creating business websites.
Joomla is completely the best choice for creating business websites, because of the advanced or professional functionalities it comes with.
It comes with a handful of business extensions that lets you create and manage business website most effectively.
An interesting thing about using Joomla for your business website is that; it is suitable for small to big, and simple to complex business websites.
If you are a web agency or freelance web developer/designer that is looking for a platform that is flexible and suitable for creating business websites for clients, then Joomla is the best choice for you!
To get started, see how to build a Joomla website.
3. eCommerce Stores
Joomla is not only capable of being used to create business websites, but eCommerce stores too!
With excellent Joomla eCommerce extensions like HikaShop, and others, you can create a powerful and fully functional online store that accepts payments, manages inventory, supports multiple vendors, and many more.
You would want to see the best Joomla eCommerce extensions to create a store.
4. Online Discussion Forums/Communities
Joomla too is a great option for creating online discussion forums/communities.
With a powerful Joomla forum extension like EasyDiscuss, you can create an online forum with Joomla, control spam, ban users, use star rating, etc.
Moreover, apart from creating an online forum with Joomla using EasyDiscuss, there are other forum extensions for Joomla you can use, like; Kunena, ChronoForums, and many others.
You would want to see the best Joomla forum extensions to create a forum.
5. News/Magazine Websites
If you are interested in building a news website, then Joomla is an excellent choice for you!
With Joomla, you can create a news or magazine website, where you post news updates about politics, sports, crime, technology, etc.
6. Classified Ads Websites
Do you want to build a classifieds or listing website you can make money from offering paid advertisements?
Joomla can also be used to create a fully functional classified ads website like OLX, and others.
7. Job Boards
You can create a job board or listing with Joomla, where you can post and list available jobs. Furthermore, you can make money from your online job board, by offering paid job-posting.
8. Government or Political Websites
Government, political organizations or parties, will want an official website, where they can publish government or political-related information and news.
With Joomla, you can easily create a political or government website for political parties or Government officials. There are also political Joomla templates to beautify your political or government website.
9. Membership Websites
Joomla can be used to create a well organized membership site, because it has the best, and the most designed user group and permission system you’ll need for your membership site.
As a result of this, Joomla is basically the best for creating membership sites, because of the well structured user management groups it comes with.
10. Real Estate Websites
There are dozens of real estate websites created with Joomla. Above all, the number keeps increasing day by day!
Joomla lets you create a fully functional real estate website, where you can sell and manage real estate properties.
You would want to see the best Joomla real estate extensions to create a real estate.
11. Auction Websites
Do you want to create an auction site?
Joomla also allows you create an auction site, where you can sell your products to the highest bidder, and make money with Joomla.
12. Online Course (eLearning Websites)
When it comes to creating online courses or eLearning websites, Joomla is not left behind!
Joomla too can be used to create a fully functional eLearning website or online courses. Moreover, you can sell your online courses, offer paid membership/subscription, accept payments, set exams/test, award certificates, and lots more.
You would want to see the best Joomla LMS extensions to create a online courses.
13. Gym & Fitness Websites
Joomla comes with a whole lot of gym and fitness templates. To create a gym & fitness website with Joomla, you’ll have to choose a gym and fitness template that best suits your fitness and/or gym website type.
14. Religious Websites
You can use Joomla to create religious websites of your choice, whether Islamic or church websites.
Moreover, there are varieties of Joomla templates for Church and Islamic websites that you can use to beautify your religious website created with Joomla.
15. School/College Websites
When it comes to creating school websites, Joomla is always the best choice because of the control, and educational functionalities it gives you.
You can use Joomla to create any kind of school/college website that you want. Furthermore, the official Harvard University website uses Joomla!
16. Social Networking Website (Like Facebook)
Facebook is one of the largest social networking site in the world. It allows you upload pictures & videos, chat with friends & loved ones, etc.
Joomla allows you create a fully functional social networking site, where users can send and receive messages like Facebook and other social networking sites.
17. Portfolio Websites
If you’re looking for a platform to create your portfolio website, then Joomla is an ideal choice for you!
Joomla can be used to create a responsive, and well organized portfolio website, where you can showcase your skills or recent works.
You would want to see the best Joomla portfolio extensions to create a portfolio.
18. Photography/Gallery Websites
Are you a photographer? And you need a website to display your photographs? Or are you a developer looking for a platform to create a photography or gallery website? Then Joomla is a great choice for you!
With Joomla, you can create a photography or gallery website, that you can showcase your best photography works for your clients or other purposes.
19. NGO/Charity Websites
Are you an NGO, charity or a Non-profit organization that is looking for a website?
When it comes to creating an NGO or charity website, Joomla is ideally the best choice because of the tons of flexible NGO/charity extensions and templates it has.
20. Booking & Reservation Websites
If you want to create a booking & reservation website, then Joomla is an ideal choice for you!
With Joomla, you can create a fully functional booking and reservation website that is capable of handling booking & reservations for your business, most effectively.
21. Multilingual Websites
By default, Joomla is multilingual, as it comes handy with different languages you can use. Moreover, if there’s need for other languages, you can easily install the new language of your choice.
So, basically, Joomla can be used to create a multilingual website.
22. Medical & Healthcare Websites
Hospitals and healthcare agencies can use Joomla to create their websites. There are lots of beautiful and professional medical and/or healthcare templates that would fit your hospital or healthcare agency.
23. Fashion Websites
Joomla can be used to create a fashion website.
As a fashion designer, you can use your fashion website to showcase some of your best fashion designs to attract new clients.
24. Polling/Voting Websites
Joomla can be used to create a polling/voting website, one that allows you collect views, opinions or feedbacks from users to improve your website, content quality, or any other thing.
Furthermore, you can also add Facebook style of reactions to your website. It lets your users react on your contents – like the Facebook reaction style. Most interestingly, you can use this Facebook style reaction to improve the quality of your contents.
You would want to see the best Joomla poll extensions to create a poll.
25. Bulk SMS Websites
With a bulk SMS website, you can send an SMS to millions of people at a very cheap cost, and in just a few clicks!
You can build a bulk SMS website with Joomla, where you can send an SMS (Short Message Service) to a large number of people at an affordable rate. Moreover, you can make money from your bulk SMS website, by offering paid Short Message Services to people.
We hope this JovialGuide shows you the types of websites you can create with Joomla.
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