Like many other content management systems (CMS), Joomla is completely free. This means that building your website could be completely free if you put your mind to it. Of course, you still need to consider hosting and domain costs, but usually building the website is the most expensive part (as well as maintenance and updating if you require it often). I have been using Joomla since 2009, so I hope others can find this CMS useful. Here is my list of reasons why you should try Joomla: 1. There are thousands of extensions Want to make an ecommerce site, add testimonials, a calendar, video plug-ins, etc? There's probably already an extension for that. You can find extensions over at http://extensions.joomla.org/ (which currently has more than 8,000). They're easy to install and most of the extensions I have used have had great support. 2. The admin control panel is user friendly I would consider Joomla much easier to understand than Drupal. It definitely is not as easy to use as Wordpress, but that is only because I feel that you have more control and options in the backend. Over the years the control panel has improved greatly and it is a lot more user friendly. Again, not as simple as Wordpress, but that is a good thing when building powerful websites. 3. Great for user and group management I really love this feature about Joomla. You are able to control access to certain areas and features of your frontend and backend, which allows you to customize to your needs. For example, if you want certain sections of your site to be viewed only by registered users, than you are able to do that. You are also able to control admin rights if you plan to have different staff working on the website. There are extensions that can improve this feature even more if you would like. 4. Theme options are endless Like Wordpress and Drupal, there are many themes that are available for you to use. Some are free, some are premium...but with the wide variety, there is definitely at least one that will fit your needs. My favorite template club is RocketTheme Any other Joomla users out there? I'd love to hear your thoughts.