Club blog - Joomla! CMS
Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems. What Wordpress is for blogs, Joomla is for "normal" websites.
But any CMS like Joomla can be adapted to the personal needs, by adding modules, plugins or extensions.
It is possible to make a blogger platform with Joomla or even a social network, anyway its popularity comes from the
+ ease of use, specially for beginners.
+ It is easy to install, extend and customize.
+ good and easy template system
- SEO features are implemented, but they could be better - good extensions are available, but most are not free.
- professional webmasters will miss some deeper functionalities
When I started using CMS, i tried Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, PhpNuke and others.
The easiest start, in my opinion, was with Joomla.
Though since Joomla 1.5 the developers improved a lot and added functionality but I personally still miss some features in the user management, search engine optimisation and partly performance.
Anyway I would advice prospective webmasters to start with Joomla, with it you learn the basics of a CMS in an easy way and once you got some experience you might change to another system.