joomla-logoJoomla! is a fantastic CMS platform that can grow with your needs.  Being an open source system with an ever growing community, Joomla! is going from strength to strength and is being used in more creative ways than ever before.  No matter what type of website you’re looking for Joomla! can handle it.

As Joomla! is molded into the web developers vision using more advanced templates, modules and plugins, it soon becomes a bit of a monster.  Unfortunately that monster is not a speedy one!  The more modules and plugins that are used, the more code is served up to the server, which can start to slow down under the strain.

If the website then becomes popular, or the new development is replacing an old website that already attracts heavy traffic, the results can be disastrous.  In fact, it can result in a blank screen for your visitors.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use Joomla! for successful websites, it simply means you have to plan how you are going to use it and consider several aspects during its build.  To help you do this, I’ve written up a list of checks and optimisation tips that you can use as a basis for your development.


This website has JSearchAd installed so you use the search box above to see exactly what happens.





I've used the default Joomla! banner, which looks like this,

I have then added the following meta keywords against this banner, like so,

Therefore you can use the search above with the following keywords "Joomla" and "test". This then triggers the Support Joomla banner.