Joomla: the “Sweet Spot” CMS

Joomla is a serious step up from WordPress in terms of capability, without being really complicated. More than a blogging platform, it was designed from the beginning as a full Content Management System (CMS). Joomla, which is free of charge to use, provides a website framework to which additional plug-in features can be added.  These software add-ons are generally also free or very affordable. Almost everything under the sun can be found in its well-organized Extensions Directory. You can use Joomla to manage your website yourself, using a “back end” that it provides. Because we are not constraining you with proprietary software, you truly control your own website. Joomla hits the sweet spot because it’s powerful enough for almost any application, and yet it’s not hard to use like some other CMSs. That’s why Joomla is our most-recommended solution for small and medium sized organizations. When in doubt, Joomla is the way to go.

How much should I budget?

Sample Project Type Full Service
Tastefully designed, fully modern site with as much content as needed, generating leads for your business $5000 – $10,000
Mid-sized Web presence with some advanced functions such as online sales, member community, media gallery, classified ads, document repository, discussion forums $12,000 – $15,000 +
A comprehensive website for a specific purpose, such as a large online retail store, directory or portal From $25,000

What’s Included

Line49 will provide custom design services for your Joomla website. Our typical projects include:

  •  High-impact custom artwork
  •  User-friendly navigation that can accommodate as much content as you need
  •  Responsive Web Design: mobile-ready layout for up to five different screen types
  •  Content editing, formatting and posting
  •  Training and coaching: managing your Joomla CMS website
  • Plus:
  •  Web hosting account setup and deployment
  •  Joomla CMS installation, recommended plug-ins and software customization
  •  Security and anti-hacking tweaks
  •  Website testing and quality assurance
  •  Search-engine-friendly construction
  •  Google services setup: Analytics, sitemap submission, automatic reporting, Webmaster Tools
  • Recommended: Joomla Care Bundle: ongoing hosting management and software care and security updates. Find out why this is critical.
Just want Joomla deployed, and you’ll take it from there? Already have a Joomla template in mind? For those who are on a tighter budget, or who prefer to get help with the heavy lifting then handle the content and Web publishing chores on their own, we have another option. The No-Frills plan includes just what you need to get up and running.

  •  Web hosting account setup and deployment
  •  Joomla installation and recommended setup
  •  Security and anti-hacking tweaks
  •  Basic visual customization, based on an existing Web template
  •  Desktop format only (no responsive or mobile-specific design)
  •  Post your content yourself easily using Joomla CMS: supports as much content as you’d like to create
  • Recommended: Joomla Care Bundle: ongoing hosting management and software care and security updates. Find out why this is critical.

How to get started

A custom project estimate will reflect the scope of services involved, the preparedness of your content and materials, your expected timeline and number of stages involved. Learn more about typical project budgets we work within. To proceed with a custom project estimate, please contact us using the information below. New enquiries are entitled to a complimentary consultation session.