What is Joomla!?

Joomla! is the very popular, easy to use, stable and secure free software powering millions of websites.

Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS) that enables us to quickly & easily build dynamic websites at affordable rates.

Many aspects, including its power, ease-of-use, rich features and extensibility have made Joomla! one of the most popular website software available. As of September, 2017 Joomla! has been downloaded over 100 million times! Joomla! runs more than 3% of the internet with a CMS market share of more than 9%.

Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is 100% free to use regardless of your implementation, thanks to its non-corporate roots and volunteer-driven support structure. There are few bills the Joomla project needs to pay to keep up and running, and everyone that contributes to its development does so out of a passion for creating something that truly meets the needs of sites both large and small. The Joomla! community is vibrant, global, friendly, helpful, large, growing and awesome! Hundreds of developers have been improving Joomla! since the first version was released in 2005. This immense effort has made Joomla! very popular, easy to use, stable, secure and constantly being improved.

Joomla! is:

  • Search engine friendly
  • mobile-ready out of the box
  • Multilingual - One of the most widely translated CMS’s with 65 languages supported, allowing you to have a single website available in multiple languages. This is one reason for its broad appeal on an international scale.
  • Powerful Access Control - extensive control on who can see what and who can edit or manage what.
  • Flexible and Scalable - You can easily change things, delete or add new functionality and features later without affecting the work you’ve already done. Need to add an online store? No problem. Decide you no longer wish to keep up your blog? No problem.

The core Joomla! software handles all the complicated functionality, greatly simplifying the process of setting up a website. This allows us to quickly build a website for you, resulting in much lower development costs. Once the website is completely set up we are able to turn it over to you. With a little orientation and training you can easily manage site content yourself. And that’s what clients are always asking for. Of course, if you’re too busy or not interesting in updating your own content, we are happy to do it for you. But it’s your choice.

Joomla's powerful application framework makes it possible for developers to create powerful and sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla. There are nearly 8,000 pre-built Joomla! extensions that can provide just about any functionality you desire to customize your site and fit your specific needs. There are many free extensions and reasonably-priced commercial extensions offering even more features and support.

Extension functionality runs the full gamut of anything you can think of. If you’ve seen it on the internet, there’s probably an extension available to do it for you.

  • Corporate websites
  • Small business websites
  • Non-profit and organization websites
  • Government websites
  • Real estate listings
  • Custom product catalogs
  • Integrated e-commerce systems
  • Consultant and Services websites
  • Blogs
  • Portfolios
  • Complex business directories
  • Reservation systems
  • Communication tools
  • Event calendar
  • Membership websites
  • Community portals
  • Social networks
  • and much, much more…
Joomla! 3.9 available with the new Privacy Tool Suite

At Sparks Arts, we Joomla!

Joomla! is our primary website development platform. We’ve been using Joomla! since 2006 so we know it inside and out. Sparks Arts is a Joomla! Registered Provider, a Joomla! 3.x Certified Administrator, Joomla! project volunteer (a Joomler), and an active member of the wonderful Joomla! community.


Sparks Arts is not affiliated with or endorsed by The Joomla! Project™ or Open Source Matters. The Joomla!® name and logo is used under a limited license granted by Open Source Matters the trademark holder in the United States and other countries.

Joomla! Resources

Joomla! ...because open source matters

Joomla! Project Website

Joomla! Extensions Directory

Joomla! Resource Directory

Sparks Arts is a Joomla! Registered Provider:

Joomla! 3.x Certified Administrator

Richard Sparks was certified Nov, 2016:

Joomla! 3 Certified Administrator

Joomla! World Conference

Joomla! World Conference 2012

Joomla! World Conference 2012 - San Jose, CA, USA

Joomla! World Conference 2013

Joomla! World Conference 2013 - Boston, MA, USA

Joomla! World Conference 2014

Joomla! World Conference 2014 - Cancun, Mexico

Joomla! World Conference 2016

Joomla! World Conference 2016 - Vancouver, Canada

Joomla! Day Denver 2016

Joomla! Day Denver 2016

Joomla! Day Florida 2018 - Tampa

Joomla! Day Florida 2018 - Tampa

Joomla! Day Texas 2018 - Houston

Joomla! Day Texas 2018 - Houston

Joomla! Services

Sparks Arts has the Joomla! expertise, experience and services to develop and optimize your website! Get fast and secure... and stay that way!

Security Audit

A comprehensive recommendation report detailing the current security condition of your Joomla! website, including all existing vulnerabilities and recommended remedies.

Website Security

Take proactive steps to repel the hacker threat. PEAK Website Security sets your “deflector shields to maximum”! Our 12-point system use best practices to keep your Joomla! website safe.

Website Performance

If you’re website takes longer than 2-3 seconds to load, you’re creating a bad impression that could negatively affect your bottom line. To achieve the success you desire, squeeze out every last millisecond.

Website Maintenance

Keep you website safe and secure with immediate Joomla! core and extension software updates, routine security audits and malware scans. Let us manage your website maintenance so you can focus on managing your business.

Joomla! Migration

Out-of-date Joomla! software is a prime target for hackers seeking vulnerabilities they can exploit. Don’t risk being compromised. Take action today. Upgrade your website to the latest versions of Joomla! core and your installed extensions.

What Our Clients Say –

Richard Sparks designed the first professional website for my business, Mid Century Mosaics, in 2011. He made a lot of great recommendations about SEO, Joomla extensions and templates, and also pointed me towards resources to help me write my bio, blogging and suggestions for my Etsy shop. Richard always responded to any requests right away and provided excellent technical support. I highly recommend hiring Richard.
Carol Lancour, Mosaic Artist, Mid Century Mosaics